Walworth County Patrolman/Woman - Limited Term Winter (Public Works) in Elkhorn, Wisconsin

This position is responsible for maintaining safe travel conditions on assigned highways and maintaining the equipment used.This position also performs maintenance on County equipment, buildings and grounds, including parks while meeting departmental safety policies and procedures.

SCHEDULE Days: Sunday - Saturday Work Hours: Vary Hours Per Shift:Vary Shifts Per Pay Period: Vary

We are seeking candidates who would be available for work on an as-needed basis from approximately November 1, 2016 through February 28, 2017 as well as candidates who would be available for full-time (40 hours) work from approximately December 1, 2016 to February 28, 2017.

Applications are currently being accepted from members of the public.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

This job description reflects management's assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.

Remove snow and de-ice assigned highways.

Maintain and install snowplows, snow wings and sanders.

Install and remove snow fence.

Mark curbs and culverts.

Patrol assigned highways for down or missing signs.

Patch holes in pavement.

Repair road shoulders with gravel.

Clean drainage structures.

Trim trees and brush from roadsides.

Remove animals and debris from roadway.

Repair guardrails.

Report new driveways and utilities doing work on right-of-way.

Operate equipment including forklifts, wheel loaders, rollers and other equipment.

Seasonal activities including crack filling, shouldering, culvert replacement, blow-up repair, concrete repairs, black topping, flagging traffic and setting up lane closures.

Work under proper safety guidelines and follow the safety procedures of the County.

Demonstrate a commitment to county safety and risk management efforts.


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 equivalent competencies, and two to three years of relevant prior experience required.Work experience in maintenance and repair of roads and the operation of a variety of trucks and equipment is desirable.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Ability to drive a 41,100# GVW truck with manual transmission required.

Knowledge of driver preventative maintenance of equipment (i.e. trucks, tractors, end-loaders).

Knowledge of road construction and maintenance.

Ability to work long hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays.

Ability to work overtime as required.

Knowledge of traffic laws, ordinances and regulations governing equipment operation.

Knowledge of occupational hazards and safe work practices necessary for safe operation of motor-driven equipment, including operation over rough, slippery or unstable conditions.

Ability to understand, remember and follow oral and written instructions.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working and public relations with co-workers, the public, vendors and outside agencies.

Interactions and Communications

Responds to others' requests for basic and general information.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations and Other Special Requirements

Valid Wisconsin Class ABCD Commercial Driver's License with Endorsement N.

Good driving record for past 10 years.

A written test may be required for applicants outside this classification.

Decision Making

This position has authority to make decisions that are within detailed procedures and protocols and under close supervision.These decisions directly impact performance in the job and/or work unit within the department and information is provided to others for their decision-making.

Thinking and Problem Solving

In relation to established procedures, protocols and policies of the County, challenges of this position tend to be routine and primarily related to procedure and process issues.

Tools & Equipment Used

Vacuum Cleaner Computerized Sander Controls Telephone End Loaders Calculator Plow Trucks Copy Machine Computers for inventory and timecard documentation

WORK ENVIRONMENT**The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters 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 is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, outside weather conditions, and vibration.The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places; toxic or caustic chemicals; and extreme heat.The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS**The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform 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 is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; and taste or smell.The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Selection Process:

TO INCLUDE: Formal Walworth County Electronic Application Education and Experience Review Verification of Commercial Driver's License Driving Test Oral Department Interview Reference Check Background Check Post-offer Physical Examination

Drug Screen

Other job related tests may be required.

Job Code: 2016-00250

Job Title: Patrolman/Woman - Limited Term Winter (Public Works)

Closing Date/Time: Mon. 10/31/16 5:00 PM Central Time

Salary: $19.74 Hourly

Job Type: Limited Term

Location: Elkhorn, Wisconsin

Department: Public Works