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December 24, 2019
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Purpose of Position

This position performs semi-skilled to skilled assistance with the day-to-day maintenance and repair of Village infrastructure including streets, right-of-ways, the airport, parks, and other public properties. This position reports to the Public Properties Superintendent or designee.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

Performs various standard tasks using a wide variety of manual and powered equipment including, but not limited to: drills, power saws,ballfieldprep machines, shovels, rakes, push mowers, riding mowers, string trimmers, wheel barrows, tampers,rototillers, compressors, chippers, jackhammers, backhoes, loaders, tractors; pouring and shoveling asphalt, concrete, gravel, dirt, sand, hot and cold patch, crack filling; drive one of a variety of light to medium duty vehicles on a daily basis; receives training in the operation and care of vehicles and equipment.

Assists with installation of street signs, striping streets and parking lots.

Assists in the removal of trash from parks, right of ways detentions, open spaces, etc.

Uses concrete cutting and breaking equipment; pours and assists in finishing concrete and masonry work; constructs concrete forms and performs rough carpentry work.

Trims trees along parkway; rake, vacuum, and load fallen leaves into trucks; performs brush pickup and cleanup duties caused by storm damage; transports to landfill sites; chips brush as necessary.

Maintains and repairs mechanical/electrical/structural systems and equipment including HVAC systems, elevators, and other facility hardware within the limits of their knowledge.

Utilizes proper safety precautions related to all work performed and adheres to all departmental and Village safety policies. Advises supervisor of hazards and corrective actions.

Responds to after-hours callbacks; prepares for and confronts emergency conditions as necessary to maintain efficient and effective Village services.

Keeps and maintains all records and documentation of work performed.

Additional Tasks and Responsibilities

While the following tasks are necessary for the work of the unit, they are not an essential part of the purpose of this position and may also be performed by other unit members.

Performs inspections of Village-owned equipment, identifies work requirements, and performs preventative maintenance actions to correct deficiencies and extend the useful life of the equipment.

Operates necessary equipment for ice and snow events.

Installs street barricades and cones prior to the performance of street repair activities; directs and controls traffic around work sites.

Performs other landscaping tasks as appropriate.

Maintains an inventory of material.

Moves furniture, paints public facilities, mows Village property, conducts weed control and cleans facilities, etc.

Performs any other duties as directed by the Superintendent or designee.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Minimum Training and Experience Required to Perform Essential Job Functions

High school diploma or equivalent, with one year public works experience or related field or any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills and abilities will be considered. Must posses or obtain within six (6) months of hirean Illinois Class 'B' commercial driver's license with air brakes endorsement.

The Village of Lake in the Hills offers a comprehensive and competitive benefit plan to its full-time employees which includes company contributions to medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. As an Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund employer, the Village is dedicated to helping employees prepare for their futures. Additional retirement savings options are available through a 457 plan. Village employees have access to pre-tax savings for medical and dependent care expenses through Flexible Spending and Health Savings Account plans, as the Village is aware of the expenses associated with raising a family and caring for a future. Readily acknowledging the need for employees' work/life balance, the Village of Lake in the Hills offers paid vacation, sick and personal time off along with 12 holidays, in addition to providing incentives for proven excellence in attendance.

Do you have work experience in any of the following areas? Please check all that apply

  • Electrical
  • HVAC
  • Structural (Carpentry)
  • Plumbing
Do you have an Illinois Class A or B Commercial Driver's License?

  • Yes
  • No
Do you have at least one year of experience working for a Public Works Department?

  • Yes
  • No
Briefly describe your interest in working for the Village of Lake in the Hills as a General Utility Worker I?

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