Laborer, (A242799-2), 202, Public Works Bond Funded

City of Laredo, TX | Laredo, TX

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Posted Date 6/12/2024
Description Salary: $14.13 Hourly

Location : Laredo, TX

Job Type: Full-time

Job Number: A242799-2

Department: Public Works

Division: Public Works Bond Funded

Opening Date: 06/12/2024

Closing Date: Continuous

Job Description

Assists skilled laborers and crewmembers with street maintenance, electrical and plumbing work, and other maintenance and repairs for the City.
Essential Functions/ Job Competencies/ Physical Requirements


The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by employees in this job. Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

  • Performs routine manual labor involved in the maintenance of the City creeks, street paving and street maintenance activities, and electrical and plumbing work.
  • Assists with traffic control and direction.
  • Cleans roads by picking up debris and tree limbs, etc.; maintains storm sewers and sidewalks; assists in repairing and cleaning storm drains.
  • Performs ground maintenance by using weed eater, yard tools, and gas mower; cleans and maintains creeks and roads passageways; maintains storms sewers and sidewalks.
  • Assists in the maintenance and repair of HVAC units.
  • Cleans and maintains proper functionality of tools and equipment.
  • Performs related work as required.

Knowledge of:
  • Knowledge of English grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
  • Knowledge of machinery and equipment operation and maintenance.
  • Knowledge of safety practices and requirements.
  • Knowledge of basic electrical and plumbing.
Skills and Abilities:
  • Skill in organization and time management.
  • Skill in performing a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another of a different nature.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Ability to meet schedules and deadlines of the work.
  • Ability to maintain the confidentiality of information and professional boundaries.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instruction.
  • Ability to comply with City policies and procedures.
  • Ability to use applicable tools and equipment.
  • Ability to perform routine maintenance.
Physical Effort Requirements Position will have the following exposures
  • Frequent exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions and/or hazards. Majority of work performed outside or with exposure to risk.
  • Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, a negligible amount of force frequently, and/or constantly having to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally, and all other sedentary criteria are met.
Work Environment Locations Position will require the employee to work in the following types of work environments

  • Office or similar indoor environment
  • Outdoor environment
  • Street environment (near moving traffic)
  • Construction site
  • Confined space
  • Vehicles
  • Warehouse environment
Exposures Position will require the employee to be exposed to the following environmental elements

  • Extreme cold (below 32 degrees)
  • Communicable diseases
  • Moving mechanical parts
  • Fumes or airborne particles
  • Toxic or caustic chemicals or substances
  • Individuals with known violent backgrounds
  • Individuals who are hostile or irate
  • Extreme heat (above 100 degrees)
  • Loud noises (85+ decibels such as heavy trucks, jack hammers, construction)
Travel Position will require the employee to travel

  • Regional travel
  • National travel
  • International travel
  • Local travel
Minimum Qualifications

Required Education and Experience
  • At least eighteen (18) years of age.
Valid Licenses and Certifications

Required Licenses or Certifications
  • None
Valid Texas Driver License. If applicant holds an out-of-state license, a State of Texas Driver License must be obtained within 6 months of employment.

As part of the minimum requirements for all positions with the City of Laredo, a thorough background check and certified school transcripts will be required from all applicants who are offered employment.

Effective February 24, 1997, all selected applicants are required to undergo a drug and alcohol test prior to employment.

Effective January 7, 2008, all persons in safety-sensitive functions/positions, as per City of Laredo Drug and Alcohol Policy definition, shall be subject to random drug and alcohol testing.

A person with a disability who needs a reasonable accommodation related to a selection process is requested to contact the Human Resources Department at (956) 791-7480, two days prior to the scheduled test or interview.

City of Laredo is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled and Veteran Employer. We welcome differences in the form of gender, race, ethnicity, disability, geography, socioeconomic status, age, politics, religion, philosophy, sexual orientation, or gender identity. All applicants who share this goal are encouraged to apply. Must be able to function in a principle-based organization that has a culture built on character and core values.

The City of Laredo provides a benefit compensation package that includes the following for all Full-time regular employees:
  • 10 days of paid vacation per year
  • 6 1/2 days sick leave per year
  • Pension plan
  • 16 paid Holidays
  • Paid health*
  • Dental plan*
  • Life insurance*
*30 day waiting period

For a full description of our benefits, please visit our website at: under Employee Benefits


Are you a current regular full-time or part-time City of Laredo employee?
  • I am a full-time City of Laredo employee
  • I am a part-time City of Laredo
  • I am not a full-time or part-time City of Laredo employee

I understand that failure to complete ALL sections of my application, including the "Driver License", "Education", "Work Experience", "Certifications and Licenses" (if applicable), "Agency-Wide Questions", and "Job Specific Supplemental Questions" will result in my application not being processed.
  • I have read and understood the above information.
  • I have read and do not understand the above information. I will contact the Human Resources Department for further explanation.
Salary14.13 Hour
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