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Public Works Pool


Closes On: January 1, 2021 at 04:30 PM EST

Department: Public Works
Job Status: Full-Time
Shift: 6:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Days Worked: Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri.
Rate of Pay: $22,745.64 - $41,140.64
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Definition of Class

The City of Alcoa Public Works department will be accepting applications for the purpose of establishing a new candidate pool for entry level Public Works positions within the Sanitation, Streets, Landfill and Water divisions. These positions perform a variety of tasks in support of municipal operations and services. Employees are responsible for performing work of a heavy manual nature while working outdoors in inclement weather.

Minimum skills needed include:
• Ability to read, analyze, and interpret written communications;
• Ability to respond to verbal inquiries from management, staff, and customers;
• Ability to effectively present information verbally and/or in writing;
• Knowledge of proper lifting techniques;
• Ability to understand and follow simple oral and written instructions;
• Ability to perform very heavy manual labor for extended periods, often under unfavorable climatic conditions;
• Ability to learn new procedures and to apply the same to a variety of tasks.

Starting hourly rate $10.94- $12.07 DOE. Interested Applicants must complete an application online at www.cityofalcoa-tn.gov.

The City of Alcoa is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ADA / ADEA / Title VI Compliant. Please no phone calls.

*Previous applicants must  submit a new application to be considered in this new Public Works Pool

Essential Duties Performed

• Lifts, carries and dumps garbage containers into garbage truck; operates garbage packers;
• Lifts, carries and places brush and other yard wastes, discarded furniture, demolition debris and other rubbish into Sanitation trucks;
• Collects litter and other debris from along public streets, parks, trails, etc.;
• Assists driver in unloading garbage truck
• Subject to call-in for specified emergencies;


Minimum Education Requirements

• Graduation from a standard senior high school (or possession of General Equivalency Diploma) and experience in performing heavy manual work.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

General Worker I - • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret written communications;
• Ability to respond to verbal inquiries from management, staff, and customers;
• Ability to effectively present information verbally and/or in writing;
• Knowledge of proper lifting techniques;
• Ability to understand and follow simple oral and written instructions;
• Ability to perform very heavy manual labor for extended periods, often under unfavorable climatic conditions;
• Ability to learn new procedures and to apply the same to a variety of tasks;
• Ability to acquire a Class A Commercial Driver’s License with appropriate endorsements (required for most advancements beyond General Worker I).

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk for extended periods of time; bend; climb; stoop; grasp with both hands; perform fine manipulation with both hands. The employee is occasionally required to sit or crawl.

The employee must frequently lift and/or carry up to 125 pounds, and occasionally push or pull up to 200 pounds. Sensory requirements include normal/corrected eyesight, normal hearing, distinguish smells and tastes, and distinguish temperatures by touch and proximity.