Now Hiring - Maintenance Laborer

Maintenance Laborer  

Employment Opportunity:  Job # 18-08

Posting Type:  Open Announcement    

Closing Date:  Open Until Filled

Starting Wage: $13.95 per hour / Full Benefit Package 

Full-TIme Position:  40 Hours per week / MON-FRI / 1:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Application Procedures:  Please submit a Meade County application (https://www.meadecounty.org/employment-application to: Human Resources  / 1300 Sherman Street  STE 212  / Sturgis, SD 57785

General Statement of Duties

Under the direct supervision of the Facilities Director, is responsible for a variety of indoor and outdoor duties related to custodial services, groundskeeping and general maintenance in and around all County owned buildings and related infrastructure.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities

    1.    Is responsible for groundskeeping and custodial services. 

    2.    Requisition tools, equipment, and supplies.

    3.    Remove snow during inclement weather.

    4.    Perform duties in a manner consistent with safe practices and policies. 

    5.      Wear personal protective equipment when required.

    6.    May be called upon to work during off-duty hours including nights, holidays and weekends.

    7.    Perform other such duties and functions as assigned by supervisor. 

Minimum Qualifications

Experience and Education:

    1.    High School Diploma or G.E.D.

    2.    Physical strength and stamina sufficient to perform maintenance, janitorial duties, and work extended hours if necessary.

    3.    Ability to demonstrate good communication skills.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

1.    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.

2.    The employee frequently is required to stand and walk.

3.    The employee is occasionally required to sit; use hands and fingers, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

4.    The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.

5.    Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, the ability to adjust focus, and color recognition.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

1.    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions, extreme cold, and extreme heat.

2.    The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; and risk of electrical shock.

3.    The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Examination, Testing, and Certification

The Examination, Testing and Certification described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    1.    Valid South Dakota Drivers License.

    2.    Ability to be insured on the county insurance policy.

    3.    Successful competition in written and/or oral interviews.

    4.    Other such examination as deemed appropriate and necessary by the County.

 

Community Funding Opportunity - FY 2019 County Budget

The Board of Meade County Commissioners announces FY2019 community funding opportunities for non-county organizations.  The Commission funded $201,020 to non-county agencies in FY2018. 

Your organization is welcome to submit an application for a county funding opportunity.  Please follow this link for an online application: Community Funding Opportunity

Completed applications must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on June 22, 2018. 

Questions can be directed to Jerry Derr, Commission Assistant at: 605.720.1625 / jderr@meadecounty.org

Change to Some Voting Precincts

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Postcards will be arriving in voter’s mailboxes between 5/10/2018 and 5/21/2018 letting them know their polling place has changed for the following precincts:

East Sturgis #1, Northeast #1A, Southeast Sturgis #2, South Sturgis #2A, Central Sturgis #3, West Sturgis #4, Southwest Sturgis #4A, Northwest Sturgis #5, Sturgis #5A, Tilford #6, Rural Sturgis #7, Harmony #8, Bear Butte #9.

Employment Opportunity - Highway Equipment Operator

HIGHWAY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR

SERVICE AREA: ELM SPRINGS, SD

Employment Opportunity:     Job # 18-6 / Equipment Operator 

Posting Type:                           Open Announcement    

Closing Date:                           June 1, 2018 (or until filled) 

Starting Wage:                          $16.96 per Hour/ Full-Time with Full Benefits 

Application Procedures:          Please submit Application / Resume to:                                                               

    ★Human Resources / 1300 Sherman Street Suite ▫ 212 ▫ Sturgis, SD 57785

General Statement of Duties

Under the direct supervision of the Highway Superintendent and general supervision of the Assistant Highway Superintendent, is responsible for skilled construction, maintenance and repair work on County roads, related facilities and equipment.  Operate any type of equipment over 26,000 lbs.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities

  • Operate and perform minor repairs to a variety of vehicles including but not limited to - trucks, dozers, pay-loaders, scrapers, motor graders, tractors, and trailers all used in the repair of County roads and bridges.
  • Participate with work crews in all aspects of highway maintenance to include asphalt repair, patching, sealing, overlay, crack filling, roller and oiler.
  • Coordinate operation and maintain section gravel roads to include blading and pulling shoulders, and maintaining ditches and roadways by cutting edges and mowing.
  • Repair County roads and bridges to include loading and unloading materials, fencing, crack filling and picking up litter as needed.
  • Remove snow during inclement weather.
  • Assist in loading and hauling of dirt, gravel, snow and other materials.
  • Mow grass in County roadway ditches as needed.
  • Clean and/or assist in draining ditches.
  • Maintain records of work performed.
  • Perform duties in a manner consistent with safe practices.
  • Wear Personal Protective Equipment when required.
  • Attend meetings and seminars as assigned.
  • Perform other such duties and functions as deemed necessary.

Minimum Qualifications

Experience and Education:

  1. High School diploma or G.E.D. certification.
  2. One (1) year of experience in operating trucks, heavy/light equipment and tools associated with construction.
  3. Currently possess or ability to obtain a valid South Dakota Class A Commercial Drivers License with air brake and tanker endorsements.
  4. Broad knowledge of procedures, techniques, and standards applicable to highway and roadway maintenance and construction.
  5. Proficiency in the use of a wide variety of shop tools.
  6. Ability to work unsupervised.
  7. Ability to work outdoors in all kinds of weather.
  8. Ability to work well with others and get along with the general public.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle or feel and reach with hands and arms.
  2. The employee is frequently required to stand.
  3. The employee is occasionally required to walk, sit, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, and talk or hear.
  4. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.
  5. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:  

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.
  2. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts and outside weather conditions.
  3. The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places.

Examination, Testing, and Certification:

The Examination, Testing and Certification described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Valid South Dakota Class A Commercial Drivers License with air brake and tanker endorsements.
  2. Successful competition in written and/or oral interviews.
  3. Other such examination as deemed appropriate and necessary by the County.

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.