Employment Opportunity – Potential Opening – Street Department

Application: Application – WS & Street – Fill
Include a Cover Page and Resume 

Applications will be accepted thru June 1st, 2021. Email or return you completed application, cover letter and resume to
Oregon City Hall
Attn: Cheryl Hilton – City Clerk
115 N. 3rd Street
Oregon, IL 61061

*At this time there are no openings with our Street Department there maybe an opening in the near future so we are accepting applications in preparation.

City of Oregon, Illinois
Job Description

Job Title: Street Department Laborer
Department: Street-Alley
Reports To: Street Superintendent
Maintain grounds, structures and equipment of public and city property by performing the following duties.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following; other duties may be assigned:
 Perform duties as required by the Street Superintendent
 Pothole patching and sectional asphalt repairs to streets
 Monthly brush pick-up
 Prune shrubs and trees to shape and improve growth or remove damaged branches
 Spray weeds in right of way and other city properties
 Street sweeping
 Cleaning/repairing of storm sewer catch basins
 Weekly refuse pick-up in downtown area
 Maintain paint striping on streets and public parking areas
 Plow snow from streets and alleys
 Spread salt on streets, alleys, and public parking areas to prevent ice build up
 Plant grass and trees in right of ways
 Repair fences, gates, walls, and walks
 Paint fences and out buildings
 Clean out drainage ditches
 Gravel and dirt work along roadways, parkways, and alleys
 Install, maintain, and replace street signs
 Maintain and clean street department equipment and vehicles
 Keep shop areas clean and organized
 Follow company policies and adhere to safety regulations
 Assist as needed in other departments as directed by the Street Superintendent
 Responsible for the accurate completion of time sheets
 Must be available for after hour snow removal
 Remove/Replace sidewalks
 All other jobs, duties, and responsibilities as directed by the Street Superintendent

Supervisory Responsibilities
This job has no supervisory responsibilities. However, under direction of the Street Superintendent, responsibilities include providing guidance to summer and or community service workers.

To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience
High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or six to twelve months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Language Skills
Have the ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Also have the ability to write simple correspondence. Be able to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the City of Oregon.

Mathematical Skills
Have the ability to add and subtract two-digit numbers and the ability to multiply and divide with tens and one-hundreds; be able to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance.

Reasoning Ability
Have the ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. The ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete valuables in standardized situations.

Certificates, Licenses, and Registrations
Need a Class B CDL license, the necessary pesticide and/or herbicide application certificate, and any health-related immunizations required by law, or ability to acquire within six months of hire.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential function of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to fifty pounds. Any weight over fifty pounds requires assistance to move. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distant vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that an employee will encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be regularly exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee will be frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, and toxic or caustic chemicals. The employee will be occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; high, precarious places; extreme heat; risk of electrical shock; and vibration. The noise level in the work environment can be loud.