County Employment Application

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High School Co-Op

18 year old Spencer County High School students have an opportunity for co-op work with the county road department. Please contact Mark Thomas at 477-3250. If you are not 18 yet and still interested, call Mark and he will add you to his list.

This opportunity helps build your resume and has potential for full-time employment with benefits.


Road Laborer

Position Summary
Responsible for maintenance, servicing and repairs of roads and other infrastructure assets. This individual will be responsible for maintaining contracted assets (such as roadways, medians, signs, guardrails, fences, bridges, tunnels, vegetation, etc.) per standards in the contract and as directed by supervisor.

  • Please note – in order to support our road maintenance services, this role may be assigned to operations of equipment for winter (if applicable) or summer operations as required.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Creates safe Maintenance of Traffic control by setup and removal of traffic control devices including cones, message/arrow boards, temporary signage, etc.
Must be comfortable working from heights in bucket trucks, scaffolding, ladders and aerial platforms lifts.
Transports crew and equipment to work sites operating trucks, specialized motor vehicles, and trailers.
Carry out all duties in line with government policies and procedures as amended from time to time.
Maintain and repair county roads and other surfaces including potholes, striping, adding or replacing reflectors, working with concrete and asphalt.
Required to be available and accessible for incident and emergency response.
Carry out any other scheduled maintenance items in order to minimize commuter delays
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Must practice safe work methods to remain accident and injury free.
Ability to recognize hazards inherent in routine and non-routine tasks and make adjustments to avoid loss, injury or accident.
Will be required to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) appropriate to your job.
Ability to cooperate and communicate written or verbally with co-workers and supervisor.
Ability to perform basic math functions (add, subtract, multiply divide, calculate proportions, percentages, measurements).
Ability to understand instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
Ability to read, write and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals to comply with contractual requirements
Ability to work flexibly and willingness to work extensively to meet government needs
High level of attention to detail.
Takes ownership of responsibilities
Basic knowledge of the standard methods, materials, tools and equipment used in concrete, asphalt repair, construction and maintenance.
24/7 Operations- Availability to work overtime and occasional call outs are required.
Education and Experience
HS Diploma or GED (Required)
Strong communication skills both verbal and written.
A valid driver license and a good driving record are required to drive a government vehicle.
CDL, DOT certifications, Electrical and Welding Certifications (Highly Desirable)

Work Conditions / Physical Demands
Work Environment
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is routinely exposed to traffic and outside weather conditions including extreme heat and cold. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; high precarious places; fume or airborne particles. Frequent exposure to toxic or caustic chemicals, frequent exposure to insects and infrequent exposure to reptiles/rodents. The noise level in the work environment usually moderate but on occasion can be more than moderate.

Physical Demands
The employee is regularly required to stand; sit; walk on a wide range of surfaces; use hands and fingers, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, and talk or hear. Ability to lift up to 50 pounds unassisted. Use manual and powered pneumatic, hydraulic, gas, and electric powered tools and equipment. Vision abilities include both close and distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Ability to pass fit test for respirator as required. Ability to work at heights. Ability to work in confined spaces.
Additional Information
Other duties (not listed) may be assigned to this job at any time.
Safety comes first! Required to complete work in a safe, efficient and accurate manner.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $15.50 per hour