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Seasonal Streets - General Labor

  2020-03-04     City of Ashland     Ashland     $16.00 hour  

This is a temporary, non benefited position. This position is open until filled.


Full-time temporary/seasonal workers needed to perform various general labor tasks for the Public Works Department. Must be able to work outdoors in all weather conditions. Position will be physical in nature and will require the ability to follow verbal and written instruction. Experience using basic maintenance tools and equipment required.


Depending upon assignment, may drive utility trucks, dump trucks, and/or other vehicles; may operate a backhoe; may operate a variety of power tools such as jackhammers, compressors, cutoff saws, pavement saws, etc.; use a variety of computerized devices and computers; use and operate flagging equipment to control traffic in vicinity of work crews; perform grounds maintenance, weed/pest abatement and facilities cleaning duties, some of which require heavy manual labor.

Perform work involved with the construction, cleaning, maintenance and repair of City streets, sidewalks, storm drains and rights-of-way, including sweeping, resurfacing, pavement patching, crack sealing, concrete forming/finishing, and removing vegetation. Incumbent may work on the paint crew striping roads and applying thermoplastic.

Install, repair, and replace various street and regulatory signs, posts, and barricades.

Repair and patch curbs, gutters, storm drains, bridge decks, headwalls, sidewalks, and perform related concrete work; crack seal, patch, oil, and seal road surfaces.

Operate hand and power tools such as pumps, compactors, saws, etc.; operate various public works equipment, which may include a dump truck, street sweeper, loader, sandblaster, jack hammer, chain saw, crack sealer, lance torch, etc.

Perform inspections and collect data on a tablet computer pertaining to signs, streets, sidewalks, and storm drain systems. Inspect for and hand out notices regarding code violations for vegetation within The City right-of-way.

Perform general cleanup and minor maintenance to public works facilities; may provide general clean up for vehicle crashes and may be asked to remove dead animals on city streets/rights-of-way.



Education: Possession of a high school diploma or GED.

Special Requirements:
License: Possession of valid Oregon Drivers License required.

Desirable Requirements:

License: Possession of an Oregon CDL driver's license preferred.
Previous paving experience preferred.
Previous concrete experience preferred.
Previous excavation experience preferred.


The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this classification. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

(1) Mobility: frequent standing, walking, sitting, bending, squatting, working in awkward positions; frequent performance of heavy manual labor; occasional sitting, climbing. (2) Lifting: frequent lifting up to 50 pounds; occasional lifting over 100 pounds. (3) Vision: constant use of overall vision; use of vision to identify mechanical problems; occasional use of color vision. (4) Dexterity: occasional grasping, holding, and reaching; occasional use of touch only to perform work. (5) Hearing/Talking: frequent hearing and talking in person; use of hearing to recognize mechanical problems. (6) Emotional/Psychological: frequent coworker contact; occasional working alone.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this classification. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work is performed primarily in an outdoor field environment with exposure to various weather conditions as well as exposure to noise, unpleasant odors, chemicals, and other environmental substances; incumbents may work in or around water, dirt, oil, grease, or fumes, may have to travel to and from various job sites, and may require some exposure to hazardous traffic conditions.


Interested candidates may apply online at

A completed ONLINE City application must be filed prior to the deadline listed above and may be supplemented with a resume of work experience. Resumes are NOT accepted in lieu of a completed City application. Resumes received without a completed City application will not receive a response from the Personnel Department.

Following a review of the applications, a limited number of the most highly qualified applicants may be invited to proceed further in the selection process. Those not selected for interview will be notified by mail. (No phone calls please.) The applicants selected must provide, at the time of employment, appropriate documentation of citizenship as required by the Immigration and Naturalization Act of 1986.

A criminal history and DMV check will be required of candidate selected for hire.

The City of Ashland will make reasonable accommodations for the disabled. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation in the application or testing process MUST inform the Personnel Office of the City of Ashland, in writing, no later than the final filing date as stated on the job bulletin. Applicants needing such accommodations should document the request, including an explanation as to the type and extent of accommodations needed to participate in the selection process.

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