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Laborer II - Temporary - Continuous Posting 2019-2020 School Year

Company name
Buffalo Public Schools

Location
Buffalo, NY, United States

Employment Type
Full-Time

Industry
Bluecollar

Posted on
Oct 03,2019

Valid Through
Jan 16,2020

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BUFFALO BOARD OF EDUCATION

DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES

ROOM 720 CITY HALL

BUFFALO, NEW YORK 14202

CONTINUOUS POSTING 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR August 1, 2019

BUFFALO BOARD OF EDUCATION VACANCY

Civil Service Residency Requirements will apply

POSITION:

Laborer II - Temporary

SALARY:

$32,600 – $35, 819

LOCATION:

Various Locations

RESPONSIBILITIES

An incumbent to a position in this class performs a wide variety of unskilled independent laboring work. Duties may involve assisting or acting as a helper to skilled craft workers (journeyman) in the areas of maintenance, repair and service activities. This position differs from Laborer I in that the Laborer II requires incumbents to have a working knowledge of the basic methods and techniques used in the areas of maintenance and repair of buildings, equipment and grounds. Duties of this position may allow a Laborer II to work independently. Work is performed under immediate supervision, however, a Laborer II has no supervisory responsibilities.

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES

Incumbents will be required to perform any tasks of an unskilled nature as deemed necessary by departments/divisions/agencies in city service:

May act as an assistant to a skilled craft worker (journeyman) Carpenter, Mason, Electrician, Painter, Bricklayer, Plasterer, Glazier, General Mechanic and other skilled trades personnel;

May serve as a general handyman performing duties, which include but are not limited to the following:

-repairing windows, doors, floors, walls;

-cleaning, operating, lubricating and repairing of boilers, pumps, heaters, pipe lines, motors, valves, traps and metering equipment;

-mixing plaster and concrete;

-performing necessary repair work on cranes, air compressors, air hoists;

May assist in laying bricks, plastering walls, finishing concrete, painting etc.;

May assist in the making and hanging of street signs and the erection of posts for this purpose;

May assist in the maintenance of traffic signals and controllers;

May service automotive equipment by gassing, oiling and checking tires and various fluid levels in city owned vehicles;

May maintain gas pump area to insure cleanliness and safety;

May assist a Motor Equipment Mechanic in repairing trucks, automobiles and other automotive equipment by performing the less skilled mechanical repair work including but not limited to the following:

-charging of batteries; fixing flat tires; replacing worn or faulty parts, gaskets, broken wheels; changing spark plugs;

May stoke, clinker and clean furnaces used in burning of refuse materials;

-may assist in the maintenance of plant equipment such as oiling and greasing cranes and motors;

May attend hoppers, which feed furnaces and clear material through them into furnaces;

-may attend push pits and clear material into tractor-trailers at Refuse Transfer Station;

May be required to work in stockroom issuing supplies and materials;

-may, under direction, requisition supplies;

-Maintains stockroom area to insure cleanliness and safety;

May receive, accept and sign for all deliveries;

-checks incoming orders against items listed on requisitions/invoices counting, grading or weighing the articles;

May assist in loading and unloading of delivery vehicles such as parts, battery and tire truck, wagons, trucks, etc;

May assist in placing materials and supplies in bins or on shelves in various stockrooms;

May be required to operate a light pick-up truck, automobile or other light motorized equipment including the operation of the Zamboni Ice Machine;

-pick-up or deliver various parts, materials and supplies, invoices and other forms to any city garages, repair shops, parts stores, etc.;

May perform general labor and custodial work in and around city owned buildings including the removal of trash from buildings or apartments;

May be required to prepare various reports as requested;

May be required to maintain various records;

May perform general building and grounds cleaning tasks as required;

May lift garbage containers onto truck;

-operates packer controls;

May distribute load on truck and cover with tarpaulin;

May assist in the care and handling of animals in the Animal Shelter;

-assists in the cleaning of the Animal Shelter and kennels;

May gather and dispose of dead animals found in city streets, SPCA, veterinarian hospitals and various city laboratories;

May excavate and backfill for new construction and repairs;

-may dig and refill trenches for water pipe lines;

May clean and flush streets, park areas, culverts, basins and sewer receivers;

May remove snow from streets, parks and recreational areas;

May assist in performing maintenance and repair on city streets, curbs and sidewalks;

May perform a variety of laboring duties in the ash removal system of a sewage treatment plant;

May cut grass, trim shrubs, rake leaves, cut brush, spade flower beds and assist in ground maintenance activities including forestry improvement, tree planting and wood cutting;

May assist personnel in charge of recreation programs, in the organization and development of recreational activities;

May assist in the maintenance of recreational equipment in city parks, playgrounds and community centers;

May set up equipment for recreational activities.

FULL PERFORMANCE

KNOWLEDGES

, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

Working knowledge of the basic practices and techniques of one or more of the standard trades;

Working knowledge of the common tools, terminology and safety precautions used in minor maintenance and repair work in buildings, grounds, incinerator plants, sewage treatment plants, water pumps and equipment;

Working knowledge of automotive shop methods, procedures, safety precautions, shop tools and lubrication methods;

Willingness to perform routine mechanical work;

Willingness to work under all weather conditions;

Ability to follow oral and written instructions;

Mechanical aptitude physical endurance; strength; agility; good hand and eye coordination;

Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

One year of experience performing general physical work in such areas as maintenance, repair or tending of buildings, grounds and equipment;

OR

One year of experience assisting a skilled craft worker in carrying out their tasks.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT

Possession of a current NYS Driver’s License may be required for employment in certain departments.

APPLICATIONS:

CANDIDATE INTERESTED IN THIS POSITION MUST COMPLETE AND SUBMIT AN ONLINE APPLICATION AT www.buffaloschools.org

APPOINTMENT:

Appointments are subject to the approval of the Board of Education upon the recommendation of the Superintendent following the approval of the Civil Service Commission. Personal interviews shall be scheduled where appropriate.

FINAL FILING DATE:

Continuous Posting for 2019-2020 School Year

APPROVED:

Ms. Jamie Warren

Associate Superintendent for Human Resources

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