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  • Public Works Operations Specialist

    Posted: 01/03/2022

    Town of Clarkdale, Arizona (Pop. 4,300) seeks an Operations Specialist who, under direction of the Public Works Director and general supervision of the Public Works Operations Superintendent, performs a variety of skilled and technical tasks relative to the day-to-day operation, maintenance and repair of the Town’s buildings, roads, grounds, open spaces, cemetery, parks and/or recreation systems.

    Located in central Arizona, Clarkdale is a charming, historic town, on the banks of the Verde River and at the base of Mingus Mountain. Ideally situated above the heat of the desert and below the cold of Arizona’s high country, Clarkdale enjoys a moderate year-round climate at an elevation of 3,500 feet. 

    The hiring range for this position is $16.25 - $26.00 per hour, DOQ. This is a full-time, FLSA Non-Exempt Status position with full benefits.

    Job Description

    DESCRIPTION: Under direction of the Public Works Director and general supervision of the Public Works Superintendent, this position performs a variety of skilled and technical tasks relative to the day-to-day operations, maintenance and repair of the Town’s buildings, roads, grounds, open spaces, cemetery, parks and/or recreation systems. This position understands public trust and models the highest standards of personal and professional integrity expected of those working in public service. Specific functions comprising the position may vary depending on the priorities and needs of the Town and/or requirements of state law. Employees in this class typically work a forty (40) hour work week, however schedules may change depending on the needs of the organization.

    CLASSIFICATION:  This is a FLSA non-empt, full-time, position with full benefits.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES: Essential functions and duties may be modified at any time at management’s discretion.  Typical duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

    • Participates in the implementation of goals, objectives, priorities, policies and procedures of the Town of Clarkdale and the Public Works Operations Division;
    • Assists with the organization and operations of the Public Works Operations Division;
    • Mows, weeds and maintains parks, open spaces, cemetery, rights of way and alleys in and around the Town;
    • Performs maintenance and repair of sprinkler systems including installation of sprinkler lines and heads;
    • Operates tractors, mowers, backhoes and other equipment as needed;
    • Plants lawns, trees, shrubs and flowers. Carries out the seeding, fertilizing, top dressing, soil conditioning, watering, tree trimming and pest and weed control of parks and open spaces;
    • Inspects, washes and performs routine maintenance of park drinking fountains and public restrooms;
    • Sweeps, washes, paints and repairs or replaces park tables and slabs;
    • Opens and closes, locks and unlocks facilities as needed. Assists in setting up and taking down equipment for various park and recreation programs, prepares facilities for various events and program use;
    • Performs semi-skilled interior building maintenance such as painting, plumbing, carpentry and other unskilled and semi-skilled trades work;
    • Collects and disposes of solid waste from buildings and grounds; picks up litter from premises;
    • Patches road surfaces by cleaning potholes, applying patching materials, leveling and packing;
    • Builds forms, mixes concrete and does concrete work;
    • Cleans, rebuilds and repairs drains and culverts, digs drainage ditches;
    • Installs and maintains street signs and markings;
    • Assists in the construction of new parks facilities, including clearing, grading, drainage and foundation work;
    • Documents and maintains accurate records of work completed;
    • Maintains current skills and knowledge in the proper and safe techniques of building and grounds maintenance functions;
    • Performs related duties and responsibilities as needed or assigned.


    Education and/or Experience
    Possession of a High School Diploma or GED is the minimum education required.  Any combination of education and/or experience which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for satisfactory job performance is acceptable.  Proven experience in the essential functions and duties of the position is preferred.
    Special Requirements, Licenses, and Certificates

    • Must possess a valid Arizona drivers’ license (or ability to transfer an out-of-state license to Arizona immediately) and maintain an excellent driving record; commercial driver’s license (CDL) highly preferred;
    • Must complete online training and testing with National Incident Management System (NIMS) through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) within six (6) months of hire and maintain current/ongoing certification as needed.


    • Knowledge of equipment, materials and supplies used in building, grounds and street maintenance and repair;
    • Knowledge of proper use of hand and power tools used for minor repairs;
    • Skilled in use and care of tools, equipment and safety devices;
    • Ability to safely and effectively work with and around tools, power tools and equipment;
    • Ability to practice and adhere to safety standards and practices;
    • Ability to perform manual work requiring periods of extensive physical exertion and potential exposure to adverse weather conditions;
    • Ability to understand and carry out written and oral instructions and direction;
    • Ability to communicate clearly whether verbally or in writing with individuals from various socioeconomic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds;
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective, positive working relationships;
    • Ability to organize and prioritize, and to work independently, at times under time constraints and deadlines;
    • Ability to be flexible in the face of change.

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This classification involves work that requires:

    • The physical abilities to traverse uneven terrain, climb ladders, perform repairs on equipment, wear a respirator and use potable water utility equipment;
    • Vision sufficient to read technical, legal and regulatory documents, periodicals, computer screens, computer print outs, business correspondence, audio visual materials, and other documents encountered in the course of work;
    • Hearing sufficient to hear conversational levels in person and over the phone or radio;
    • Speech sufficient to make oneself heard and understood in person, in front of groups, in meetings, and over the telephone;
    • Mobility sufficient to kneel, bend and stoop repeatedly, walk long distances, and safely work in both office settings and outdoor environments;
    • Dexterity sufficient to safely operate equipment including computers;
    • Strength sufficient to lift, carry and move sixty (60) lbs.;
    • Endurance sufficient to sit, walk and stand for extended periods, and maintain efficiency throughout the entire work shift and during extended work hours.


    • Work is regularly performed in both an inside environment and outside weather conditions which can include rain and extreme heat, near moving mechanical parts and there is occasional exposure to wet and/or humid conditions and to vibration.
    • Work may require travel to manage projects or to attend meetings, training events, etc.;
    • The noise level is varied; it can be usual to that of an inside office environment and outdoor can be potentially loud particularly when equipment is operating;
    • The work environment can be near moving mechanical parts and/or in the presence of vibration.
    • The employee is often required to walk over uneven flooring or outdoor terrain;
    • The employee may be required to work outside normally scheduled hours and/or assigned to report to a specific location for training and/or meeting attendance;
    • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear; use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms;
    • The Town of Clarkdale is a drug-free, smoke-free work environment.


    Additional information

    This recruitment will remain open until filled with an initial review of applications on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 3 P.M.  A pre-employment background screening will be conducted on the successful candidate.  Additional information may be required of candidates throughout the screening and selection process, or upon its conclusion.