Watershed Maintenance Worker I - Water Works


Watershed Maintenance Worker I - Water Works

Department: Water Works
Job Status: Full-Time
Hour Per Week: 40
Rate of Pay: Pay Range $17.33 to $24.68/hr - plus comprehensive benefits package
Status: Open until filled
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 Job Description

Grade 13

Maintains watershed and related areas within the Water Works’ Watershed Division; performs directly related work as required.

Examples of Essential Work

  • Plants, waters, fertilizes, cultivates, mows and rakes grass, cuts brush and trees;
  • Operates snow removal equipment plows, shovels, salting and sanding devices, etc;
  • Fence installations and repairs;
  • Trims fence lines and the banks of drainage ditches;
  • Collects litter and debris;
  • Empties park garbage cans and hauls the collected waste;
  • Applies pesticides under close supervision;
  • Uses hand tools such as picks, shovels and rakes;
  • Operates power equipment, including chain saws, brush saws, wood chippers, weed eaters, push and riding mowers, and back hoes;
  •  Operates dump truck for construction and maintenance including plowing and snow removal operations;
  • Inventories watershed areas and informs supervisor of any needed repairs and/or maintenance;
  • Cleans and weeds flower beds, mulches around flowers and waters as appropriate;
  • Cleans flowers and prunes related shrubbery as necessary;
  • Cleans and paints structures and related Water Works facilities;
  • Repairs windows, doors, plumbing and other fixtures;
  • Performs manual tasks in the installation of water lines, irrigation systems, fencing, flag poles, benches and picnic tables;
  • Monitors and maintains equipment in a safe operating condition and reports all damages to supervisor;
  • Checks and maintains air, oil, fuel, spark plugs, mower blades, tires etc.;
  • Cleans equipment and work area;
  • Maintains watershed recreation areas, installs and removes seasonal boat docks, and installs and repairs boat launches;
  • Installs and repairs stone walls and drainage culverts;
  •  Removes grass for replanting lawns;
  • Digs ditches to specification with a backhoe and/or hand tools;
  • Provides needed information and demonstrations concerning how to perform certain work tasks to new employees in the same or similar class of positions; and more.

Acceptable Experience and Training

  • Graduation from High School or possession of a GED; and
  • Some experience in landscaping or related operations; or
  • Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the work.

Required Special Qualifications

  • Valid CDL -B License with airbrakes (or must obtain within 6-months of employment);
  • Valid New Hampshire driver’s license.
City of Manchester
Close Date: 
Friday, April 28, 2023
$17.33 to $24.68/hr - plus comprehensive benefits package