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PUBLIC WORKS SPECIALIST I/II

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JOB OPPORTUNITY
PUBLIC WORKS SPECIALIST I/II
November 10, 2021

TWO (2) PERMANENT FULL-TIME POSITIONS
CHEMUNG COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS

AS EITHER:

PUBLIC WORKS SPECIALIST I or II
(Depending on Qualifications)

PUBLIC WORKS SPECIALIST I – Entry Level Salary: $17.22 per hour

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: This is a trainee position involving the responsibility for learning the duties and routines in the maintenance, construction and operation of a municipal public services system. The trainee is selected on the basis of general intelligence, basic knowledge of the skilled and unskilled public services trades such as construction and maintenance of utilities, streets, sidewalks, curbs, bridges, structures, signs and signals. The trainee undergoes on-the-job training to become qualified as a Public Works Specialist II. Term of appointment is limited to one year, during which time the trainee is required to satisfactorily complete the necessary training and experience requirements for appointment as a Public Services Works II.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Either:
A. Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and one year of experience in the construction trades or completion of BOCES training in any of the construction trades; or

B. One year experience in the Department of Public Works as a Motor Equipment Operator, Skilled Mechanic, Maintenance Mechanic or Laborer; or

C. An equivalent combination of A and B.

Possession of a New York State Commercial Driver’s License Class B with the appropriate endorsements or a learner’s permit for the same at time of appointment is required. Such license or permit must be maintained throughout appointment in this title. Completion of National Safety Council Safe Driving course and a Class B license is required prior to the end of the training period.

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PUBLIC WORKS SPECIALIST II – Entry Level Salary: $17.40 per hour

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: This is a position involving the responsibility for the maintenance, construction and operation of a municipal public services system that requires basic knowledge of the skilled and unskilled public works trades such as construction and maintenance of utilities, streets, sidewalks, curbs, bridges, structures, signs and signals. This position also involves the operation and general maintenance of a variety of automotive equipment such as dump trucks, snow plows, rollers, packers, loaders, and various types of construction equipment. General instructions are received for work assignments from the division supervisors, permitting some independent judgment to be exercised in the planning of technical details. Detailed instructions are received for difficult or unusual work assignments. Work is reviewed upon completion or through periodic spot checks. Functional supervision is exercised, as required, over the work of subordinate maintenance and laboring personnel.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Either:
A. Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma; and two years of experience in the construction trades; or

B. Successful completion of one year of training as a Public Works Specialist I; or

C. An equivalent combination of A and B.

Possession of a New York State Commercial Driver’s License Class B with the appropriate endorsements, including a tanker endorsement, at time of appointment is required. Such license must be maintained throughout appointment in this title.

THOSE INTERESTED MUST SUBMIT A COMPLETED CHEMUNG COUNTY APPLI-CATION (MAY INCLUDE RESUME) TO:

Andrew Avery, PE, Commissioner of Public Works
803 Chemung Street
Horseheads, NY 14845

OPEN UNTIL FILLED

** Please note these positions can be assigned to any current County DPW location. **

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Deadline for Applying : Open until filled

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