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Roadside Technician - Secondary Roads Department

Posted 09/16/2021
County Jones
Location Anamosa ,Iowa
Salary Based upon experience and qualifications
Deadline 09/24/2021


GENERAL SUMMARY   Under general supervision of the Roadside Vegetation Manager, performs skilled work with specialized roadside and road maintenance equipment.  Assists with implementation of the Integrated Roadside Vegetation Management Program.  Supervises a crew of workers or contracted personnel for a period of time.  Duties may vary in accordance with seasonal, climatic, or program conditions.  


SPECIFIC DUTIES: to be performed satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodation   The following duties are normal for this position.  These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive.  Other duties may be required and assigned.  

Perform manual labor and operates equipment in a wide range of highway construction and maintenance activities such as but not limited to:   

  • Maintaining roadside vegetation using various treatment methods including but not limited to mechanical, mowing, prescribed burning, chemical application, and competitive seeding
  • Hauling equipment and/or materials in trucks or trucks with trailers
  • Plowing snow when needed
  • Spreading salt and sand on roadway surfaces for winter roadway maintenance
  • Hauling and spreading rock on roadway surfaces
  • Performing traffic control duties including sign installation and flagging
  • Surface maintenance of pavements including patching with asphaltic cement, concrete and/or Portland cement concrete, and crack sealing
  • Cleaning up debris within road right-of-ways


Operate assigned equipment skillfully, safely, and in conformance to regulations and directions.

Perform preventative maintenance functions on Secondary Roads equipment.

Supervise a crew for various types of work including but not limited to noxious weed/brush control, mowing, prescribed burning, seeding, and equipment operation.

Assist County Weed Commissioner with identification of noxious weed problem areas and weed control programs.

Design and fabricate special equipment, inspect, adjust, repair or replace worn out or defective parts of equipment.

Responsible for proper safety devices, equipment and signs on construction and maintenance projects.

Train employees in the operation of specified equipment.

Attend work regularly at the designated place and time.  

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES   Individuals must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities, or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the essential functions of the job:  

Knowledge of:  

  • Safe operation of specialized equipment
  • Basic methods and techniques in vegetation establishment, management and control
  • Basic principles and practices of noxious weed control and safe use of roadside chemicals
  • Basic erosion control principles      

Ability to:  

  • Correctly identify relevant species of trees, shrubs, grasses, flowers, and noxious weeds
  • Operate medium to heavy trucks, trailers, tractors and attachments, mowers, loaders, and other equipment normally used in highway construction or maintenance including auxiliary or truck mounted attachments
  • Maintain appropriate seeding and spraying records
  • Operate spraying equipment and utilize roadside chemicals safely 
  • Work outdoors in extreme weather conditions and be exposed to dust, fumes and loud noises
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and the public
  • Lift, move, carry, push and/or pull up to approximately 50 to 100 pounds
  • Stand, sit, bend, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, twist, crouch, and crawl    

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS   High school graduate or equivalent.  Degree in Biological sciences, wildlife management or a closely related subject is preferred.  Minimum of three (3) years of practical work experience in the above or a related field.  

Special requirements: Possession of a valid Class A Commercial Driver’s License with air brake (or ability to obtain within 30 days of hire or transfer) and insurable under county liability coverage.  Possession of a valid State of Iowa Commercial Pesticide Applicator’s license - Category 6, Right of Way (or ability to obtain within 30 days of hire or transfer).   

Jones County is dedicated to equal employment and advancement opportunities.  It is the County’s policy to hire and promote qualified individuals on the basis of their qualifications, interest and aptitude, without unlawful regard to race, religion, color, creed, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or any other characteristic protected by local, state, or federal law.  This policy applies to all terms, conditions, and privileges of employment, including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, training, transfers, promotions and benefits.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

High school graduate or equivalent. Degree in Biological sciences, wildlife management or a closely related subject is preferred. Minimum of three (3) years of practical work experience in the above or a related field.

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