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Kent County Government - Job Description
Building Maintenance Worker

FSLA Status: Non-Exempt
Closing Date: January 22, 2020


The County Commissioners of Kent County are currently accepting applications for a Building Maintenance Worker in the Public Works Department (Building Maintenance). Duties for this position include mowing grass and trimming shrubbery, performing preventative maintenance work, loading and unloading vehicles, custodial duties, and minor general building repairs. Class C Driver’s License required. Starting salary is Grade 2 ($30,573), with a comprehensive benefit package. Obtain application and job specification from the County Commissioners Human Resources Office, 400 High Street, 2nd Floor, Chestertown, MD 21620, (410) 778- 4595. Receipt of application and a COMPLETE copy of driving record are required by 4:30 p.m. on January 22, 2020. Screening for illegal drug use will be required prior to appointment. EOE

Kent County Government
Job Description

Job Title: Maintenance Worker FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

This is maintenance work at the experienced level requiring limited skills and on-the-job training. An employee in this class with general supervision from a Maintenance Supervisor or Facility Electrician, does cleaning, maintenance and electrical work. Performance is evaluated through periodical inspections and by on the spot corrections.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Does preventative maintenance work; paints; minor plumbing and electrical repairs; general landscaping; general cleaning; cleans windows, carpets and floors; loads and unloads vehicles; removes snow; runs errands; picks up and delivers parts, tools and supplies; learns to do carpentry and masonry; required to operate motor vehicles and machinery; assists in repairs to water and sewer lines.

Must be able to load and drive truck to dump and to transport recyclables.

Must be able to properly load, haul and operate 18-20’ trailers.

Ability to read and understand the English Language at a level sufficient to read operating manuals for motor vehicles; instructions on cleaning materials and paint cans; to write simple messages; to understandably communicate; to drive light and medium weight vehicles; may be required to operate tractors and related equipment; to operate a push and a riding mower; to make simple adjustments to building fixtures and mechanical equipment; to accept direction and to follow simple instructions; to work effectively with others and to use general purpose tools. Must be willing to learn.

This job has no supervisory responsibilities. Oversees all duties of seasonal employees. Carries out
responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience
and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

Ability to add and subtract three-digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, decimals, volume, and distance.

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or
diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized

Maryland Driver's License or equivalent

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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to sit; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; extreme cold; extreme heat; risk of electrical shock; and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

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