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Public Works Laborer (Part-time)

City of Spearfish is accepting applications for a part-time, (19 hours or less per week) Public Works Laborer who will work for various departments doing manual labor duties.   

Responsibilities:  Competently and safely operate, service and maintain equipment, vehicles and tools.  Assist in maintaining areas within the City of Spearfish, such as snow removal duties, lawn and grounds care, utility field operations, facility maintenance, and street and airport maintenance.

Requirements:  High school diploma or GED certificate, possession of a valid SD Class IB Commercial Driver’s License with clean driving history.  Experience with lawn and grounds care, snow removal, minor maintenance, and equipment preferred.

How to Apply:  Interested persons must submit a City of Spearfish application to Human Resource Office, 625 Fifth Street, Spearfish, SD  57783; p 605-642-1354; f 605-642-1329; e jodi.friedel@cityofspearfish.com Wage: $13.86 hour; Equal Opportunity Employer.  Position open until filled.  Click here to complete an application. Individuals with disabilities who need reasonable accommodations to complete the job application process are encouraged to apply and should contact the Human Resource Director to commence the accommodation interactive process.
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Street/Solid Waste Superintendent (Full-time)

Responsibilities:  The Street/Solid Waste Superintendent will direct and oversee the overall operation of the Street, Motor Pool and Solid Waste Departments under the general supervision of the Public Works Director or designee.   

Requirements and preferred experience:  Bachelor’s Degree from a four-year college or university in a related field.  Five years progressively responsible experience with street and road maintenance activities, including two years of supervisory experience or any such combination of education/experience as may be acceptable to the hiring authority.  Candidates should have knowledge of materials, methods, and current practices essential to the construction and maintenance of City streets and roadways; knowledge of Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) standards; experience with heavy equipment, truck, and machinery operation and maintenance; ability to be tactful, courteous and effective with the public and co-workers; supervisory experience; skills in computers and associated software to perform the essential functions of this position; possession or ability to obtain a valid South Dakota CDL Class 1A driving certificate with air brakes, combination and tanker endorsement license within 90 days of employment; must possess or obtain National Incident Management System Certification (NIMS) level 100, 200 and 700; insurable driving history.  Residency required within a distance from the City of Spearfish adequate to meet a thirty (30) minute response time requirement.   
 
How to Apply:  Interested persons must submit a City application, cover letter, resume and salary requirements to the Human Resource Office, 625 Fifth Street, Spearfish, SD  57783; p 605-642-1354; f 605-642-1329; e jodi.friedel@cityofspearfish.com  Salary range: $54,766.40 - $83,012.80 (Exempt position) Equal Opportunity Employer.  Position open until filled.  Click here to complete an application.  Individuals with disabilities who need reasonable accommodations to complete the job application process are encouraged to apply and should contact the Human Resource Director to commence the accommodation interactive process.

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Street Technician (Full-time)

Responsibilities: The Street Technician will work to maintain and repair the streets, storm water, airport, and right-of-way activities within the jurisdiction of the City of Spearfish.  Day to day tasks including street asphalt paving and patching work, concrete flatwork, gravel road maintenance, storm sewer maintenance and repairs, sign inventory and compliance, pothole repairs, alley maintenance, street painting and striping, trash and debris removal, emergency storm work, street sweeping, mowing right-of-way, traffic signal maintenance, street light maintenance, snow removal operations, airport maintenance including facilities, runway and grounds, and on call duties.       

Requirements:  Graduation from an accredited Technical College or University with a degree in an applicable field or an equivalent of at least four (4) years’ experience and training in heavy equipment operation and maintenance.  Possession or ability to obtain a valid South Dakota Class 1A driver’s license with air brakes, combination, and tanker endorsement within ninety (90) days of hire.  Candidates must have an insurable driving history.

How to Apply:  Interested applicants must submit a City application to the Human Resource Office, 625 Fifth Street, Spearfish, SD  57783; p 605-642-1354; f 605-642-1329; e jodi.friedel@cityofspearfish.com Minimum starting wage:  $16.07 per hour;  based on qualifications and experience; excellent benefits; Equal Opportunity Employer.  Position open until filled. Click here to complete an application. Individuals with disabilities who need reasonable accommodations to complete the job application process are encouraged to apply and should contact the Human Resource Director to commence the accommodation interactive process.

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