HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE OPERATOR The Town of Swanton is seeking qualified candidates for a full-time position in its Highway Department. A minimum CDL-B license is required. Experience working for a municipal highway department is helpful. Pay is commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits including health, dental, and vision insurance. Please read the job description below before applying. Applicants must submit a complete job application in order to be considered for the position. The position will remain open until filled but the Selectboard will begin review of applications at its Tuesday, November 17, 2015 meeting.
A copy of the Town's Employment Application Form may be printed by clicking on the button below the job description. Completed applications should be mailed or hand delivered to: "Highway Maintenance Operator Position," Town Administrator David Jescavage, P.O. Box 711, 1 Academy Street, Swanton, VT 05488. No emailed or faxed applications will be accepted. The Town of Swanton is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
JOB DESCRIPTION: HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE OPERATOR
Employment: Full-time position with benefits. Hired by the Selectboard after interviews. Reports to: Town of Swanton Road Foreman.
Job Goal: To provide the Town of Swanton a network of well maintained town highways, town equipment and town vehicles in an efficient and safe manner.
Essential Functions of Position:
Operates town equipment and performs jobs assigned, including general hand labor, large truck driving, plowing and sanding, paving and patching, maintaining equipment, roadside mowing, brush and tree removal, general road construction and maintenance, general equipment safety checks.
Understands proper application, use, care and intent of assigned tools, trucks and other highway department equipment. Handles tools and equipment efficiently and effectively to accomplish job tasks. Must have the dexterity and strength to lift and carry heavy objects. Knowledge of and experience with basic heavy equipment repair is a plus.
Understands daily and on-going expectations of the road foreman including such items as work safety practices, preventative maintenance checks, recognition of roadway hazards, obstructions and sound highway construction practices. Must be willing to work long hours and off-schedule during winter months.
Possesses necessary skills at a variety of tools and equipment and is capable of performing entire job tasks with a minimum of supervision and guidance and ensures that all tasks are completed properly.
Exercises a high degree of safety consciousness. Immediately reports all safety related incidents, accidents or injuries to Road Commissioner or Town Administrator in his absence.
Utilizes tools and equipment properly and safely. Checks tools and equipment for safety exposures before and after each use. Returns all tools and equipment to proper storage and reports all defects and deficiencies to Road Commissioner. Responsible for providing a high regard for prudent safety practices for self, fellow workers and the public.
Must attend mandatory training sessions at workshops conducted by Vtrans and other public and private agencies.
Qualifications: Commercial Driver’s License is required (minimum CDL-B/CDL-A would be a plus). Must have a safe and excellent driving record. Must be a team player with an ability and willingness to learn and to apply oneself to the job at hand. Must pass mandatory pre-employment drug and alcohol screening tests plus random drug and alcohol screening tests while employed. Must have satisfactory DMV and criminal background check.
Education: High School Diploma, GED or equivalent. Working knowledge and operating experience in heavy construction equipment and winter maintenance equipment and their application in road construction and maintenance. In lieu of the education requirement, the Selectboard may consider past experience gained working in construction, road maintenance and associated employment.
Terms of Employment, Evaluations, Compensation and Benefits: Set by the Selectboard and subject to terms and conditions of the Town of Swanton Personnel Policies and Rules of Employment. The Town of Swanton is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The Swanton Planning Commission currently has a vacancy for a member. Are you looking to serve your community in a meaningful way? The Swanton Selectboard is seeking applicants for the position of Planning Commissioner. The Planning Commission on average meets twice monthly in the evening in the Town Office Building at 1 Academy Street. There are occasional special meetings as needed as well as site visits. Planning Commissioners are each paid an annual stipend for attendance at meetings. Appointment for this vacancy will be for the unexpired term until June 2016. After that, the next appointment will be for the normal 4-year term.
The Planning Commission is responsible for the community’s long-range strategic planning, for developing the Town & Village Municipal Plan, and for proposing revisions to the Zoning Bylaws. The Planning Commission works in conjunction with the Northwest Regional Planning Commission (NRPC) on projects of mutual interest. Currently, the Planning Commission is working with the NRPC on important revisions to the Town & Village Municipal Plan. The Planning Commission is also responsible for interviewing candidates for the position of Zoning Administrator and nominating one candidate to that position for appointment by the legislative body.
If you are interested in serving your local government in a meaningful way by planning for the community’s future as a member of the Swanton Planning Commission, please send a letter of interest describing your desire and qualifications for membership on the commission to: Planning Commission Vacancy David Jescavage, Town Administrator P.O. BOX 711 Swanton, VT 05488