Laborer



JOB CODE: 1154

PAY GRADE: 1050

SALARY RANGE: $20,888 - $30,539

LOCATION OF WORK
Various City-Parish Departments

GENERAL DESCRIPTION
Under the close supervision of a supervisory employee, performs manual work in the performance of unskilled and limited semiskilled tasks of a physically demanding nature. Work involves the operation of various light automotive and mechanical equipment, but only during a minor portion of the time. Performs other work as requested. Note: Some employees within this classification are hired on a part-time basis and paid at an hourly rate.

ESSENTIAL WORK TASKS
Performs various maintenance activities in and around City-Parish maintenance buildings and lots and the landfill. Maintains municipal flowerbeds by weeding and planting flowers and shrubs; maintains interstate and boulevard medians by cutting grass, weed eating, and pruning trees and bushes; picks up litter along roadways and interstates. Helps to repair sewer lines and manholes; decorates with Christmas lights. Operates jackhammer, small power mower, lawn edger, power saw, small concrete mixer, air compressor, and other light equipment. Maintains equipment by washing and cleaning.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of general maintenance, construction and labor tools, equipment and practices. Ability to understand and follow simple oral instructions. Physical strength and agility sufficient to do strenuous manual work under varying weather conditions. Ability to apply good work habits such as punctuality, reliability, preciseness, and dependability in order to effectively complete assigned tasks and contribute to the smooth operation of the department and division.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE
Ability to read and write.

SUBSTITUTIONS
None.

CERTIFICATIONS / LICENSES / REGISTRATIONS
(Unless otherwise specified below, must possess at the time of appointment and must be maintained current throughout employment in this classification.) None.

OTHER JOB ASPECTS
None.


NOTE:
The work examples described in this specification are intended only as an illustration of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from job performance requirements if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the job.