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Open Position: Service Worker I – Sanitation/Forestry

May 17, 2021

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  1. Perform any and all departmental tasks as outlined and instructed by the designated supervisor or maintenance manager.
  2. Assist skilled maintenance with the labor involved in the maintenance and repair of damaged or hazardous trees. Performs general labor such as putting brush through chipper, raking leaves/limbs, sweeping debris, pick up trash, plant flowers, snow removal, and other seasonal tasks.
  3. Receive training in the operation of department equipment and vehicles, which may qualify them for future consideration as Laborer I or Service Worker.
  4. Operate any and all equipment and vehicles as instructed, after proper training and approval by appropriate department personnel and supervisor.
  5. Perform heavy work for an extended period of time under various climactic conditions.
  6. Assist other departments in the performance of their work as directed by the Safety Service Director or her designated supervisor.
  7. Paints and performs other minor maintenance.
  8. Carries or holds materials, supplies or tools to assist other personnel.
  9. Loads and unloads trucks.
  10. Washes and cleans vehicles, tools and equipment.
  11. Responsible for compliance with all established safety standards and regulations.
  12. Must be available for call-in emergencies that occur during off duty hours.


  • Must demonstrate regular and predictable attendance.
  • Must be able to perform heavy manual labor, which includes lifting, reaching, stretching and bending.
  • Must have and continually maintain a working telephone (proof will be required and records must be kept up to date).
  • Must be a high school graduate or possess a G.E.D.
  • Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age and be in possession of, and continually maintain, a valid Ohio Driver’s License.  A commercial driver’s license (CDL) is required.
  • Must be trustworthy and able to communicate satisfactorily with other employees and the general public.
  • Must have knowledge of and be able to perform a variety of unskilled maintenance and manual tasks and have the ability to use basic tools.
  • Must have ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.


  • Knowledge of safety procedures associated with Forestry/Sanitation.
  • Knowledge of and ability to use tools and equipment after proper instruction.
  • Ability to lift heavy articles.
  • Knowledge of plant/trees.
  • Arboriculture experience
  • Will be offered training in the operation of equipment and vehicles that may qualify them for higher level positions across the City (i.e. Service Worker).
  • Applicant must be willing and available to perform work in “Call-Out” situations at all hours of the day and in all weather conditions.


The following are examples only and not intended to be all-inclusive: chipper, gas powered tools, chain saw, dump truck, snow plow, hand tools, bucket truck.


Has exposure to hot, cold, wet, humid and/or windy conditions while working in very physically demanding jobs. Applicant will work around the roadway both day and night. This position is a hands-on position that involves dirty, dusty, and debris situations in adverse weather conditions.


STEP C – $21.0975


Regular hours shall be Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. May involve some overtime per Union Contract. Must be available for call-in emergencies that occur during off duty hours.

This position demands off-schedule hours, call-in hours, stand-by work, and other non-routinely scheduled duties.  Incumbents must understand that their flexibility is second to the City’s work demands during times of weather or service emergencies.

Qualified candidates should submit a City of Elyria application found at or via e-mail to or by mail or in person to ATTN: HR, 131 Court Street, Suite 104, Elyria, OH 44035.


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