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Field Crew Worker

Field Crew Worker

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Under general supervision, performs a variety of routine unskilled to semi-skilled manual labor and maintenance work and safely operates a variety of vehicles, tools and equipment required to maintain the general appearance of the City and to assist with the removal of trash and debris and/or the maintenance, replacement and repair of streets, sidewalks, medians, parkways, traffic signals and signage; and performs related work.  This position reports to the Public Works Crew Leader, Public Works Assistant Superintendent, and Public Works Director.    

Positions in this classification are characterized by an intermediate structure where work activities change considerably from day to day, or even hour to hour, but usually within some reasonable or expected bounds. Contacts are regularly made both inside and outside the organization at all organizational levels, and require considerable tact, discretion and persuasion to obtain willing action and consent.  



Tasks include, but are not limited to, the following:

  Loads and unloads supplies, tools and equipment;

  Picks up asphalt from asphalt plant;

  Breaks up, picks up and dumps asphalt, dirt and debris;

  Prepares area for asphalt; oils area using a compressor; dumps, spreads and rakes asphalt; seals, caps and cleans area;

  Provides traffic control, setting up and removing signage, cones and barricades as appropriate to the job site.

  Weeds, cultivates, plants, fertilizes, and irrigates landscaped medians and parkways;

  Safely uses power equipment and hand tools to mow, aerate and edge lawn areas;

  Prunes and trims trees, shrubs and hedges; stakes trees as necessary;

  Rakes, sweeps and vacuums leaves and lawn clippings; clears debris from work area;

  Care and maintenance of plants, trees, grasses, flowers and shrubs;

  Loads and unloads supplies, tools and equipment;

  Picks up concrete, as needed;

  Breaks up, picks up and dumps concrete, dirt and roots;

  Removes forms and cleans work site.

  Repair storm drains.

  Dig ditches and clean out culverts. 

  Pothole Patching

  Other duties as assigned.


Ability to:

Perform maintenance, repair and installation of asphalt, signs, lighting, concrete, storm drains; perform maintenance and repair of storm drains and related equipment; safely operate a variety of tools and equipment used in maintenance and construction; perform heavy manual labor; work independently; keep records and logs; follow written and oral directions; observe safety principles and work in a safe manner; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships.


Skill to:

Safely and effectively operate a variety of maintenance and construction equipment and tools and materials.


Education and Experience:

Any combination of education and experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities.



Must possess regular driver’s license.  CDL Class B license not required.

Physical Demands

Physical Requirements: On a daily basis, the essential duties of this classification require the ability to climb ladders; to stoop, kneel, crawl and crouch, to reach, to stand for long periods of time and to sit for extended periods while operating vehicles and equipment; to walk; to lift, push, pull and carry objects weighing up to 75 pounds; to use finger dexterity and hand strength to operate and grasp tools and equipment; the repetitive use of feet and hands to operate vehicles and/or equipment; to feel attributes of objects by touch; to verbally exchange ideas and information; to hear to receive verbal detailed information and instruction; to see at arms length to twenty feet with a good field of vision and the ability to distinguish basic colors and shades of color; and to maintain body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing or crouching on narrow, slippery or moving surfaces.

Work Environment: Dependent upon assignment, essential duties of this classification are performed primarily in a field environment in various weather conditions.  Work is performed on a daily basis in an atmosphere of constant noise; around moving objects and vehicles; around machinery with moving parts; on ladders and scaffolding; and occasionally below ground.  Incumbents are frequently subject to vibration, exposed to smoke, fumes, gas, dust, grease, oil, pesticides chemicals, treated water, and untreated sewage and may occasionally work in confined spaces, perform duties with hands in water and may be exposed to electrical energy.


Bring your passion, expertise, and experience to IBTS, where we appreciate and are committed to our employees. We offer outstanding benefits, growth opportunities and work hard to maintain a culture that values our employees. 


The Institute for Building Technology and Safety (IBTS) is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization that was established to provide unbiased professional building code compliance services, while enhancing the communities in which we work. At IBTS, our mission is to deliver quality services to meet the challenges of governance at all levels while enhancing public safety, economic development, and the general welfare of the community. Our services include Building and Community Development, Energy and Sustainability Services, Disaster Planning and Recovery, Quality Assurance, as well as Compliance and Risk Monitoring.


IBTS is headquartered in Ashburn, VA, with additional offices in Louisiana, Missouri, New York, Oklahoma, Texas and Washington, DC.


We are committed to building a community of experts with diverse backgrounds, disciplines, and perspectives who are passionate about our mission. IBTS is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce. S3 Residence, disability, and veterans encouraged to apply.


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