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Laborer

F79

Basic Purpose

Positions in this job family are assigned responsibilities for performing or supervising a variety of unskilled to semi-skilled manual labor and general repair duties or assisting craft personnel in any one of the several mechanics, grounds maintenance or building trades.  This primarily involves performing  routine tasks which consist of manual labor or providing assistance to skilled trades and crafts workers in completing skilled tasks or projects.  Duties performed generally  require very little training or experience such as mowing lawns, trimming trees and shrubs, planting flowers, picking up trash, assisting in building maintenance or repair and similar work.

Typical Functions

The functions within this job family will vary by level, but may include the following:

  • Cuts grass, weeds, trees and brush; cleans culverts, drains and ditches; moves, loads and unloads materials, supplies and equipment; hauls or carries sand, lumber, asphalt and cement or other materials; occasionally operates forklift or tractor.
  • Assists skilled craft workers, including machinists, carpenters, plumbers, masons, electricians or welders by carrying materials and tools, picking up materials from suppliers or performing unskilled tasks, such as mixing concrete or mortar, digging holes and tearing out walls; moves furniture, oxygen tanks and other heavy equipment at an institution, building or site.
  • Digs post holes and ditches; mows lawns, trims shrubs, rakes grass and trash, sweeps walks and cleans rest rooms; chips, scales, cleans and scrapes ironwork; assists in setting up or moving scaffolds; sweeps, mops and buffers floors; picks up trash and performs general clean-up and custodial duties.

Level Descriptors

This job family consists of two levels which are distinguished based on the complexity of assigned duties and the responsibility assigned for the supervision of others.

Level I: Code: F79A Salary Band: D

This is the career level of this job family where employees are assigned responsibilities at the full performance level for performing a variety of routine tasks involving unskilled to semi-skilled manual labor or general repair and maintenance duties or assisting in the completion of various skilled tasks by performing basic tasks such as moving materials and equipment, mixing concrete, digging holes, tearing out walls, and similar duties.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include knowledge of the tools, equipment, methods and practices of the general building and mechanical trades  Ability  is required to following simple oral instructions; skill to use hand tools and high speed power tools; to perform the less skilled aspects of the mechanical and building trades; and to physically perform heavy manual labor.

Education and Experience requirements at this level are none.

Level II: Code: F79B Salary Band: E

This is the leadership level of this job family where employees are assigned responsibilities for the supervision of the work of laborers performing various unskilled to semi-skilled tasks.  In this role, they will be responsible for assigning employees to various projects or work crews and insuring that the assigned work is completed as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include those identified in Level I plus knowledge of supervisory principles and practices.  Ability is required to supervise the work of others.

Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of one year of experience in general construction work in the building trades, lawn care or gardening.

Special Requirements

Some positions may require possession of a valid Oklahoma driver’s license at the time of appointment.

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