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Street Maintenance

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The City of Urbana, Ohio is seeking applicants for the full-time position of Street Maintenance at $17.78 per hour in the Public Works Division, under the direction of the Street Supervisor.  The Street Maintenance performs a variety of semi-skilled and skilled maintenance work, and operates a variety of equipment in the construction, operation, repair, maintenance, and replacement of street and storm drainage facilities and systems. They also track, document and maintain a variety of records relating to inspections, maintenance activity, repairs, material usage and labor/time, as requested; assist with planning, scheduling and implementation of construction, maintenance, and operation activities designed to provide quality street and drainage service. Assist with training of lower level employees performing the duties of maintenance, construction, and repair of street and storm drainage facilities; Inspects streets, drainage systems and sewer systems at frequent intervals insuring all aspects of the systems are functioning properly; assist in the repair of any necessary issues;    determine the locations of gas, telephone, power, television, water and sewer lines from the appropriate sources prior to excavation through OUPS and/or City/County Engineers Offices. Respond to complaints regarding signage, pot holes, flooding, right-of-way issues, traffic signals, street lights and other related issues; evaluate and explain findings to supervisor; contact residents and business owners in the event services or access may be discontinued because of necessary repairs, and explain when access or services will be restored; on a daily basis: inspect and insure all equipment and tools are properly maintained; clean and inspect equipment and tools after each use; immediately report any defects or needed repairs to the supervisor. Perform all duties in compliance with current safety and security standards; perform required labor needed in tree trimming along public right of ways and City owned property; perform required labor needed in construction and maintenance projects as part of a crew; including pavement cutting, ditch digging, manhole and line cleaning, main and pipe repair, laying and backfilling; as needed: cut, fit, lay, repair, tap, clean and/or flush storm water mains as well as operate a variety of power construction and maintenance equipment used in the Street Division of Public Works as directed/assigned.


The qualifications for this position include the following:

¨      High school diploma or equivalent.

¨      Must possess a valid Ohio driver’s license and CDL (Class B) certification; maintain such as a condition of continued employment.

¨      Working knowledge of various equipment, facilities, materials, methods and procedures used in maintenance, construction and repair activities; knowledge and understanding of the City’s personnel rules and policies.

¨      Ability to perform heavy manual tasks for a period of time; identify and professionally respond to community issues, concerns and needs; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing (computer skills, i.e. e-mail, Word processing and Spreadsheet/Excel); analyze problems, identify alternate solutions and confer with supervisor regarding implementation; establish and maintain effective working relationships with the Public Works Superintendent, Street Supervisor, staff, private and community organizations, developers, contractors and others encountered in the course of work.


The selected candidate must successfully complete the following:

¨   Background Investigation.

¨   Pre-employment Drug Screen.


A City application or resume must be submitted to apply for this position.  A blank application and a full job description may be obtained at  or by calling: (937) 652-4313. To be considered, an application or resume must be returned to the Human Resources Office by 4:00 p.m., March 31, 2023 at 225 South Main Street Urbana, Ohio 43078 or via e-mail to . Applications and resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.


The City of Urbana is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The City of Urbana operates its programs and services without regard to race, color, national origin sex, age, disability, or low-income status in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and its related statutes.

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