MONTGOMERY COUNTY GOVERNMENT Code No. 5229
ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND Grade 15
PUBLIC SERVICE CRAFTSWORKER
DEFINITION OF CLASS:
This is skilled labor work involving the construction, main-tenance,
repair, and alteration of grounds, exterior structures (including bridges),
buildings and related fixtures and utilities. In most positions, it includes
operation of large over-the-road vehicles. Contacts generally are limited
to skilled trade and unskilled employees, providing and receiving instructions
and information. This class of work may include some public service/assistance,
but it is incidental to the primary focus of the work performed.
An employee in this class is responsible for performing a wide variety of tasks in at least two skilled trades; the work performed may or may not be at the journey level in any single trade. Work in this occupation varies considerably because of the combination of possible trade tasks that are performed in many different work situations. The complexity of the trades work is derived by the knowledge required of skilled trade practices. Assignments are received in the form of oral and written instructions or work orders that may be accompanied by complete or incomplete sketches, pencil layouts or blueprints. The employee is expected to independently plan and lay out the work, either working alone or as part of a crew, including selection of tools, equipment, parts and materials and, sometimes, approach. Completed work is spot checked to see that it meets accepted trade or equipment operation standards.
Work is performed in a shop, in or around County Government facilities and at (sometimes remote) outdoor work sites from ladders, scaffolding and platforms; standing, stooping, bending, kneeling, climbing, lifting, and working in tiring and uncomfortable positions are characteristic of work in this occupa-tion. The employee regularly exerts medium physically effort, such as pulling, pushing, lifting and carrying items weighing up to 50 pounds, and occasionally performs heavy physical effort, such as pulling, pushing, lifting and carrying items weighing over 50 pounds. The employee, by working close to heavy traffic or on roofs or scaffolding, operating power tools/equipment and/or being around moving machinery, is exposed to hazards that require constant awareness, special safety precautions to safeguard the worker and use of some safety equipment/clothing, including safety shoes, hard hats, ear protectors and/or respiratory masks. In most positions, work is performed outdoors where the employee is regularly exposed to severe weather, grease, dirt and muck from digging and working amid run-off, storm drains and catch basins, asphalt and other bituminous products, noxious or malodorous fumes, high levels of dust and similar unpleasantness and discomforts. Employees in this class may be required to work shift work including Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: (Illustrative only)
Performs general carpentry work in the construction, alteration and
maintenance of buildings, parking garages, floors, roofs, stairways, parti-tions,
doors, windows, screens, wood fixtures and furniture.
Lays brick and block in the construction of catch basins, retaining walls, stairwells, cashier booths and similar structures or performs quick turn-around masonry repairs.
Directs the pouring of concrete into forms and finishes concrete abut-ments, headwalls, and other concrete portions of bridges and other struc-tures.
Constructs and places forms for sidewalks, curbs, gutters, traffic pole bases, furnace unit walls, and overhead light pedestals; finishes concrete to desired grade and contour.
Applies exterior coatings on bridge and building structural members, guardrails, and other structures and/or applies interior coatings after fixing drywall and other surfaces.
Spot-replaces wall tiles and floor covering of all types.
Spot-replaces roofing, gutters and downspouts.
Operates an acetylene torch to cut various steel shapes; fabricates metal for various construction, maintenance and repair activities. Welds bridge decking and railing, sign brackets, etc.
As assigned, operates and performs CDL-mandated checks and procedures, manufacturer-recommended and other driver-level general inspections and preventive maintenance tasks on one or more of the following pieces of equipment: 10,000-15,000 GVW dump trucks; 26,000-35,000 GVW dump trucks; cement mixers (towed); 11/2 cubic yard loaders; skid loaders with attachments; pavement saw, electric welders (towed), 4-6 ton rollers; hydro seeders; trash pumps; air compressors; and similar types/makes of equipment.
Uses a wide variety of tools of the trades practiced, using knowledge of related trades to ensure that one's own work fits into the total scheme.
Conducts facility inspections, correcting minor electrical, mechanical or structural problems.
Investigates reported facility maintenance problems and resolves on own and/or recommends more comprehensive action.
Prepares daily written reports of work performed and status of work in progress.
Installs/makes adjustments and repairs to locks, doors, hinges and other hardware.
Troubleshoots and repairs a variety of light plumbing problems, replacing fixtures and equipment.
Troubleshoots and repairs a variety of light electrical problems, replacing lamps, fixtures and equipment.
Troubleshoots and repairs a variety of light HVAC problems, replacing filters, lubricating parts, etc.
Performs demolition work in the removal of walls, ceilings and other building components.
Requisitions and obtains needed tools, equipment, parts and supplies.
May lead less skilled employees in the performance of their duties.
As assigned, participates in snow removal operations as a driver and laborer and leafing operations, as needed.
Performs related duties as required.
Experience: Four (4) years of semi-skilled experience in building/structural
construction, maintenance, repair and alteration involving the application
of two or more skilled trades.
Education: Ability to read and write and carry out oral and written instructions.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Thorough knowledge of the methods, practices, tools, equipment and materials common to two or more skilled trades, including independent work lay out and judgements in working from drawing or work orders that are often incomplete.
Knowledge of and skill in effectively and safely operating and performing operator-level general inspections and preventive maintenance tasks on the vehicles/equipment assigned. This includes knowledge of the height, width, length, weight, capacities and capabilities of the assigned vehicles/equipment in order to judge overhead and side clearances, turning radius, braking distance, etc. and of applicable motor vehicle and highway regulations for safe, legal operation of the vehicles/equipment used.
Thorough knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions of the position to which employee is assigned.
Skill in the use of and ability to use and maintain the hand and power tools and equipment peculiar to a position assigned under this class.
Ability to rig and handle all materials necessary to accomplish a job assignment.
Ability to frequently move items weighing up to 50 pounds, and occasionally move objects up to 100 pounds.
Ability to perform work inside and outside year round, from scaffolding, ladders and platforms.
Ability to wear and use personal protective clothing and equipment for protection when exposed to dust, fumes, and other irritants to eyes, nose, ears and respiratory system.
HIGHWAY SERVICES DIVISION OF DPWT
Possession of a valid Class "B" Commercial Driver's License (CDL) as prescribed by Maryland State requirements.
ALL OTHER DEPARTMENTS AND DPWT DIVISIONS
Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator's license appropriate to the type(s) of equipment being operated.
If the type of equipment that will be operated requires a Commercial
Driver's License (CDL), the following guidelines apply:
At Time of Employment Application:
Applicant must possess a valid Class "C" (or equivalent) motor vehicle operator's license from state of residence.
First Day of County Employment:
Based upon the type of equipment being operated, employee must possess either a Class "A" or Class "B" Commercial Driver's License or an Instructional Permit for a Class "A" or Class "B" Commercial Driver's License from state of residence.
Upon Completion of Probationary Employment Period:
Based upon the type of equipment being operated, employee must possess either a Class "A" or Class "B" Commercial Driver's License from state of residence, as prescribed by Maryland State CDL requirements.
The probationary period for an employee appointed or promoted to a position
in this class is six months, during which time performance will be carefully
evaluated. Continuation in this class will be contingent upon successful
completion of the probationary period.
MEDICAL PROTOCOL: Core Exam II
Class Established: August 1962
Revised: April 1968
May, 1991 (M)
December 2000 (M)