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University of Idaho
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Posted: 12/1/2017
Concrete/Asphalt Specialist

University of Idaho

Concrete/Asphalt Specialist

Location: Moscow

Division/College: Facilities Management

Employee Category: Classified

Pay Range: $16.54 - $20.68 per hour

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:

Working within a team environment and under the general oversight of the Hardscape and Mechanical Shops Supervisor the incumbent of this position performs and instructs others in specialized duties supportive of departmental goals. These duties specifically involve the outside environments of campus and a small percentage of building work on occasion. The duties will include: minor foundation inspection/maintenance work concerning grade issues and water intrusion problems, the maintenance, repair, replacement, and cleaning of hardscapes such as campus streets, parking lots, and walkways; and support to the Utilities team for the installation and repair of storm drain systems, valve boxes, utility boxes, and other concrete utility structures on campus. The work requires the operation of a variety of construction equipment. Duties also involve directing others in the work associated with the trade specialties represented by the description of responsibilities provided within.

This is an essential position that will be called upon in the event of an emergency and/or University closure.

Minimum Qualifications:

Combination of education and work experience totaling five (5) years directly related to the Hardscape Core. The Hardscape Core is defined as knowledge and experience with asphalt and concrete installations, maintenance and repair. In addition to the Hardscape Core, a combination of education and work experience totaling five (5) years is required in at least one other skilled trades areas or combination of, as listed below:

1) Storm Sewer and Utility Tunnel Work

2) Heavy Equipment Operation and Repair

3) Hand and Power Equipment Use

4) Project and Plan review

5) Snow and Ice Mitigation Experience

General Qualifications:

Must possess: a valid motor vehicle operator’s license and be able to meet policy requirements for driving University vehicles.

This position requires the employee to possess or obtain (within 6 months) a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with air brake endorsement and therefore, under the Department of Transportation (DOT) requirements, is subject to the following drug and alcohol testing: pre-employment (post offer-pre-duty), post-accident, random, reasonable suspicion, return-to-duty and follow-up.

Experience operating computer hardware and software.

Experience in reviewing and understanding blueprints; bids; and construction documents, and communicate effectively about them with architects, contractors, and other involved professionals.

Must be willing and able to participate in numerous training activities, including hardscape maintenance and repair and a variety of safety training programs, with a requirement to complete necessary training within two (2) years of hire.

Must be able to safely and competently climb and work from ladders of various heights on a routine basis.

Must be able to safely and competently work at various heights, including working from scaffolding and aerial lifts.

Must be able and willing to work weekends/nights for on-call and emergency service requests

Preferred Qualifications:

Two (2) to four (4) years of Post-Secondary education or training in the fields of construction; construction management; or mechanical repair.

Certification in Operation of: Loader, Backhoe, Grader, Roller, Excavator, Aerial Lifts, Scissor Lifts, Street Sweeper, Forklift, Uni-loaders, & Equipment Lifts.

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:

Occasional confined space situations.

90% outside work, year round, in inclement weather.

10% office and shop tasks and duties.

Must be able to work in adverse weather conditions while working at heights or underground work.

Must be able to work in confined spaces, such as a trench box or utility tunnel.

Ability to lift and/or otherwise carry up to 90 pounds in a routine, repetitive manner as needed.

Ability to bend, stoop, crawl, twist, dig, climb, and walk on a routine basis throughout the work day.

Ability to work routinely on uneven or slick surfaces.

During seasonal snow removal, extended work shifts and additional night shifts are required.

Posting Number: SP001512P

Posting Date: 08/14/2017

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions:

Applications received by 10/5/17 will receive first consideration. Posting will remain open until a sufficient pool of applicants has been identified.

Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

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EEO Statement

University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.