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Johnson County Iowa Road Maintenance Person- Seasonal in Iowa City, Iowa

Road Maintenance Person- Seasonal


$16.75 Hourly


Secondary Roads 4810 Melrose Avenue West Iowa City, IA

Job Type


Job Number



Secondary Roads

Opening Date


Closing Date

3/31/2024 11:59 PM Central

  • Description

  • Benefits

Definition & Duties

Under immediate supervision, provides manual labor in a variety of maintenance and construction projects, performs related work as required. Temporary position, 40 hours per week.

Knowledge of & Ability to

  • Basic mechanical principles

  • Safe operation of specialized equipment

  • Basic safe work practices

  • English language to include grammar, sentence structure, and punctuation

Ability to:

  • Perform manual labor (moderate to heavy) for extended periods of time

  • Learn operation of technical equipment

  • Operate assigned equipment skillfully, safely and in conformance with manufacturer’s recommendations

  • Drive vehicles in a safe and conscientious manner

  • Represent Johnson County and perform duties in a professional, responsible and trustworthy manner

  • Keep accurate records

  • Recognize and follow safety rules

  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, and the public

  • Demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through continuous development, modeling inclusive behaviors, and proactively managing bias

  • Work in unfavorable weather conditions and be exposed to dust, fumes and loud noises

  • Handle low to moderate levels of stress, meet deadlines and solve problems appropriate to the position

  • Have clarity of speech, hearing, and writing which permits effective communication

  • Have sufficient vision which permits light production and review of a wide variety of materials both electronic and hardcopy forms

  • Have sufficient manual dexterity to operate equipment and hand tools with moderate to heavy use and make handwritten notations

  • Lift, move, carry, push and/or pull up to approximately 50 to 100 pounds

  • Stand, sit, bend, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, twist, reach, crouch and crawl

  • Have sufficient personal mobility necessary to complete field work

  • Occasionally carry out duties with limited supervision

  • Work overtime as needed

Minimum Education, Training & Experience & Special Requirements

Eighth grade or equivalent. Farm, construction or related experience preferred.

Special requirements: Possession of valid driver's license, insurable under county liability coverage and 18 years of age or older. May require possession of a valid Class A/B commercial driver's license.

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.

  • Operate a variety of equipment, including but not limited to medium to heavy trucks, trailers, tractor and attachments, oil paving machines, mowers, loaders, chain saw, or other equipment normally used in highway construction or maintenance.

  • Use hand tools such as hammers, shovels, saws, axes, picks and power tools for a variety of road repairs, maintenance, and construction projects.

  • Perform traffic control duties during road maintenance activities including sign installation and flagging.

  • Operate farm-type tractors with attached rotary, gang, or sickle-type mowers to cut grass and weeds in right-of-way.

  • Fabricate construction forms and place to grade using shovels and carpenter, hand and power tools.

  • Assist in pouring, finishing, or testing concrete, and removal of construction forms.

  • Cut, carry, and place reinforcing steel.

  • Help in the repair and maintenance of bridges and culverts.

  • Cut brush; assist in right-of-way planting and seed harvesting.

  • Secure county property to prevent theft or damage.

  • Assist in placement and/or repair of road signs and pavement markings.

  • Perform preventive maintenance functions and minor repair of Secondary Roads equipment including, but not limited to, wash, grease, change oil and filters, and fuel equipment as necessary.

  • Drive steel posts using such tools as sledgehammers and sleeves.

  • Clean work areas using tools such as brooms, shovels, and scrapers.

  • Perform road maintenance person duties on survey crew when necessary.

  • Perform all work duties and activities in accordance with County policies, procedures and safety practices.

  • Attend work regularly at the designated place and time.



Johnson County


913 S Dubuque St Suite 103 Iowa City, Iowa, 52240





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