invites applications for the position of:
Street Maintenance Worker-Stormwater

All applicants must apply online at

SALARY: $16.08 - $20.28 Hourly
$2,787.20 - $3,515.20 Monthly
$33,446.40 - $42,182.40 Annually


Typical hiring rate is $17.32 depending on qualifications.

Successful applicants may be placed on an eligibility list.

Employee operates dump trucks and labors in the daily operation of maintenance crews in the Maintenance Division of Public Works.

This position is part of the Stormwater Division. This position is responsible for drainage way maintenance, culvert installation, storm grate maintenance, street sweeping, and snow and ice control. This position may be called upon to assist with asphalt patching and repair.


Labors and drives dump trucks and snowplows, as well as other equipment for asphalt repair work, digging ditches, cleaning gulches, cleaning inlets, laying pipes, repairing pipes, grading roads etc.

Assists in repairing water and sewer breaks.

Performs other maintenance duties as needed, including laboring on various crews, cleaning equipment, yard work and office functions.

Plows and sands City streets during winter months.

Adjusts, inspects, cleans and performs minor maintenance on vehicular and non-vehicular equipment.

Cleans and maintains tools; cleans work and shop area.

Performs physically arduous work outdoors.

Logs daily work activities and inspection records of City facilities.

Follows prescribed safety measures.

Performs all other tasks as assigned.

Must be able to interact with others in a positive manner.

Requires regular and prompt attendance.
Ability to pass a pre-employment physical and drug test and random drug and alcohol tests throughout employment.


Interacts with citizens and others in a positive manner.


Supervision Received:

Receives general supervision from the Maintenance Crew Leader and Maintenance Leadperson.

Supervision Given:




High school diploma or equivalent.


None required.


Valid CDL Class B license with air brake endorsement, tank endorsment and flagger certification.(Or ability to obtain in 6 months noting that City will provide this training.)
Good driving record is required.


Experience in public works maintenance operations or construction.

Completion of vocational or college-level courses.

Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Demonstrated knowledge and skill to perform as a laborer on the following operations:
pothole patching; major street patching/paving; sweeper operation and support; snow and ice control; drainage operations
Ability to work effectively as a team member
Ability and willingness to perform any and all tasks required to complete work projects, including general laboring
Ability to communicate effectively with other employees and supervisors
Ability to work and be productive without constant supervision
Ability to serve as positive role model to other employees
Ability to maintain a businesslike attitude, placing priority on providing services to Lakewood citizens
Ability to work snowshifts and other emergency situations
Ability to work safely, and set up safe work zones
Skills in the operation of the following hand tools:
Rakes, shovels, picks and various power tools.


Must be at least 18 years of age.
Criminal background check is required.
Post-offer physical exam is required.

Lifting and Carrying:

Body Positions:

Required positions may include awkward postures as well as standing, walking, sitting, bending, kneeling, pinching, gripping, crouching, reaching, climbing, balancing, crawling, and twisting. Will stand and move about on both even and uneven terrain.

Must use high force to manipulate equipment and valves.

Motions can be repetitive, e.g., when raking and/or shoveling.

Sitting to operate equipment and drive between jobs.

Carrying, Maneuvering, Pushing, Pulling:

Will constantly manipulate (push, pull, twist) a variety of tools.


Must be able to hear and respond to in person communication. Must also hear radio transmissions, pagers, back-up alarms and telephones.


Uses vision for reading and depth perception, for excavating tasks, awareness of equipment in surroundings, driving, surveying and performing traffic control.

May manipulate (push, pull or carry) items weighing in excess of 100 pounds with assistance as described below. Must be able to carry items distances of plus/minus 25 feet. Items to be manipulated include raking and shoveling asphalt, electric tools, rocks/drainage maintenance, pull swing gate, jack hammer (70 and 90 pound weight) and manhole covers. The following are examples of items to be manipulated weighing in excess of 100 pounds where manipulation should only be performed using mechanical or second person lift assistance: jumping jack compactor, boulders, sander plates, full roll petromat, concrete pipe and inlet grates. Must lift items from levels that include: floor level or from below the knee; knee through chest level and above the shoulder level that may weigh in excess of 100 pounds. Items to be lifted may include, but are not limited to, rocks, oil bags, manhole rings, metal and plastic pipe, concrete bags, animal carcasses etc. Items in excess of 100 pounds will be lifted from all levels using mechanical or second person lift assistance. Items to be lifted above shoulder level weighing in excess of 50 pounds, require mechanical or second person assistance.


Mathematics: Must have basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, algebra and formula-solving skills.

Language Ability: Good written and verbal communication skills.

Remembering: Must remember repair techniques, CDL inspection requirements, equipment operation, snow routes, street directions and instructions given.

Reasoning: Must make safety related decisions when operating equipment, performing job tasks, setting up traffic control and plowing and sanding streets.

Uses a variety of tools and equipment.
Work is performed out of doors often in extreme weather conditions.


Physical conditions may be uncomfortable or unpleasant and include exposure to weather extremes, noxious fumes, gases, loud noises, severe vibrations, smog, hot tar and asphalt, dust, chemical agents, and proximity to moving vehicles as well as working in traffic.

Most work is performed out of doors, under all weather conditions, in and around the City's Public Works facilities.

Frequent contact with employees in the unit.

Work involves dealing with citizens who may become upset.

Work load may be heavy. 

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