Road Laborer (Shop) - The Dalles, OR

Description :

Position Information - 122155

Position Title:

Road Laborer



Working Title:

Road Laborer

Salary Grade:

E $2,799.29-2,869.27/mo

Reports to:

Road Superintendent

FLSA Classification:



Public Works

Effective Date:


Road Laborer-Shop

General Position Summary: Road Laborer is an entry level position.  Performs general unskilled or limited semi-skilled manual tasks in maintaining county roads, public right-of-ways, bridges and other related facilities using maintenance equipment, tools and vehicles as required.

Essential Functions (in a typical work week)

  • Works independently or with a crew on road maintenance or road construction projects such as paving, patching, mowing, brush cutting, ditching, culverts, fences, guard rails and bridges.
  • Performs manual labor such as flagging, traffic control, digging ditches, cleaning and installing culverts, cleaning road shoulders, bridge repairs, building fences, cutting and disposing of brush, spraying weeds, installing guard rails and removing trash and other debris.
  • Performs emergency repairs and maintenance day or night and during extreme inclement weather as assigned.
  • Responsible for safety such as proper work practices and the installation and maintenance of adequate safety devices for the protection of self, fellow employees and the general public.
  • Cooperates with, and maintains harmonious relations with other employees and the general public.
  • Minor maintenance of equipment may be assigned or required.
  • Must maintain regular and predictable hours.
  • Any employee may be required by their manager to perform any of the duties described in his/her position description, and other duties which may be necessary or desirable and for which the employee is qualified.
  • JOB DUTIES NOTE: The job duties listed are typical examples of the work performed by positions in this job classification. Not all duties assigned to every position are included, nor is it expected that all positions will be assigned every duty.
Responsibility/Accountability: This section of the job description describes the amount and breadth of responsibility and accountability that rests with the position, including the expected results of the position, the impact on County operations and activities, and the responsibility for budget.Minimal influence on organization operations, programs, and expense or budgetary outcomes.  Dollar amounts influenced would be considered small.  Responsibility for the prudent use of assets does not extend beyond own work responsibilities.  While public contact is a part of the position’s responsibilities, supervisory action would prevent or correct most issues. 

Supervision of Employees:  This section of the job description describes the supervisory responsibility assigned including the range and types of supervisory functions performed, from directing work activities and delegating assignments to coaching, counseling, making disciplinary decisions, hiring, firing, salary actions, performance appraisal, training, etc. as well as the types of employees supervised.   

Positions at this level are not responsible for any supervisory functions or responsibilities, but may occasionally be asked to orient and/or train new employees.

Interpersonal Skills/Contacts:  This section of the job description describes the characteristics of personal interaction with others including the frequency of contacts with others, the breadth of interactions (within the County, outside the County, with vendors/contractors, dealing directly with the public, etc.), and the level of persons interacted with.  Also, included in this section is the reason for contact such as gaining cooperation; use negotiation, tact, teamwork, and sensitivity; or the likelihood of dealing with disagreeable or hostile individuals. 

Positions at this level have contact both with other County employees and members of the public.  Internal contacts are normally made within the individual's own work group, or with similar positions in other departments.  The contacts normally concern information of a routine nature, but may require some discussion or explanation.  Contacts are normally made on a one‑on‑one basis.  Contacts with the public require listening, understanding questions or issues, and providing routine information or successful transfer to others for more difficult interactions.  The importance of communication or interpersonal skills is usually incidental to other aspects of the job

Working Conditions:  This section of the job descriptions outlines the work environment, conditions, and hazards that are encountered in the course of assigned work.  This includes the personal risk, hazard, varying work schedules, level of interruptions, job pressure, and the need to frequently juggle priorities and work assignments.  Also, exposure to unpleasant working conditions such as high noise levels, heat or cold, inside or outside work, exposure to electricity, chemicals, poor lighting, confinements, machinery, interactions with disturbed or dangerous individuals, personal attacks, contact with contagious disease, or situations where personal safely cannot be assured.

Positions at this level have a work environment that contains hazards or obstacles on a regular basis.  Exposure to working conditions such as high noise levels, heat, cold, lack of lighting, confinement, chemicals, inclement weather, machinery, contagious diseases, or where interactions with hostile, attacking individuals occur frequently and create a moderately high level of work risk or hazard.  Work that is highly physically demanding, which also creates a potential of risk, should be placed at this level.

Physical Requirements:  This section of the job description describes the physical effort and manual labor, such as sitting, standing, lifting, carrying, digging, operating equipment, performing with speed, etc., as well as the dexterity required to complete the job functions.  The need for travel, extended hours, and situations of physical discomfort are also outlined here.

Positions at this level require regular substantial physical effort and guide labor, such as lifting and carrying of heavy objects (50+ pounds), constant movement, digging, bending, squatting, crawling, etc.  Positions with sustained physical effort for the majority of the work time are to be placed here.

Education, Experience, and Certification/Licensure:  This section of the job description outlines the education, previous experience, professional licenses, certifications, and specific skills necessary to perform the assigned work. 

Positions at this level require abilities, skills, training, and/or knowledge base equal to those typically learned in high school or a GED course of study.  No certifications are necessary to meet the minimum job requirements.  Position requires basic skills that could be learned or refined in a relatively short period of time, such as one-step tasks, following instructions, etc.  Up to six months previous work experience may be required.

Below is an outline of the specific Education type, Experience type or licensure/certification that is required for this role.  The County will also consider any equivalent combinations of the qualifying criteria.

  • A High School Diploma or General education degree (GED)
  • Valid Oregon Driver’s License
  • Valid Flagging certificate or able to obtain within 60 days of hire

Contact : All application packets must be submitted to:
Human Resources
511 Washington St. Suite 302
The Dalles, OR 97058

OR emailed to:
OR faxed to: 541-506-2771-fax

If you have any questions about a position or need assistance with obtaining an application packet, please call 541-506-2774 or 541-506-2775.

**Incomplete application packets will not be considered for employment**


Deadline for Applying : Open until filled