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Utility Laborer I
Title:Utility Laborer I
Department:Public Works (Shields Rd.)
Job Type:Full-Time
Job Contact:N/A


Job Title:                          Utility Laborer I
Department:                     Public Works
FLSA:                             Non-Exempt
Location:                         Shields Road
Reports to:                       Department Supervisor
Employees of this class follow well established procedures in the performance of semi-skilled labor connected with various construction and maintenance activities.  Tasks are routine in nature involving the use of a variety of journeyman tools and equipment.  Instructions may be given orally or in writing.  Simpler tasks may be performed with considerable independence, while more complex tasks are performed under the direct supervision of a skilled worker.  Work is subject to inspection during its progress and after completion.
(All duties listed may not be included in any one position nor does the list include all tasks found in a position of this class.)
A.        Carpentry.  Performs rough carpentry work in the building of concrete forms, wooden fences, and other fabrications needed in the building of bridges, culverts, and other structures.
B.        General Labor.  Lays pipe, concrete blocks, rocks, and other materials used in the building, maintenance, and repair of roads and bridges. Mixes concrete, erects road signs, paints various structures, and performs a variety of other semi-skilled maintenance and repair work.  Sharpens tools as necessary.
C.        Equipment Operation.  Drives trucks and other vehicles in connection with light hauling.  Operates tractors and other smaller equipment when needed to assist road, bridge, and other crews.  Services and makes minor repairs to equipment as necessary.  
A.        Knowledge, Skills and Abilities.  Working knowledge of the use and maintenance of various hand tools and simple machinery.  Working knowledge of the routine phases of a skilled trade such as bridge or building construction.  Skill to use many different types of hand tools.  Skill to operate light machinery and mid-size vehicles.  Ability to understand and follow simple written and oral instructions.
B.        Education and Experience.  Any combination of training and experience equivalent to the completion of the eighth school grade with extensive experience in industrial construction.  Must hold a valid Alabama driver’s license and be insurable by the Madison County Commission’s risk underwriters.
C.        Work and Physical Environment.  Must be physically capable of performing strenuous manual labor in adverse weather conditions, and be willing and available to be on call as needed.  Must be able to see well enough to operate motor vehicles and light machinery.  Must be able to hear well enough to communicate to other workers and supervisors, both by radio and in person.  Must be physically capable of lifting 50 lbs.

$20,904.00 annually


Full-Time Employee Benefits Summary

Healthcare Insurance: Blue Cross of Alabama administered through the Local Government Health Insurance Plan (LGHIP).

Coverage Type

Employee's Premium

County's Contribution

Single Coverage Bi-weekly Premium

$ 45.50

$ 176.00

Family Coverage Bi-weekly Premium

$ 89.00

$ 452.00

Dental Coverage: Dental coverage is included with LGHIP through Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama. LGHIP manages dental costs and provides enhanced dental benefits using negotiated discounts with in-network dentists. To locate in-network dentists go to Assuming the services are covered you will normally only be responsible for out of pocket.

Life Insurance: Madison County provides $25,000 in life, $25,000 in accidental death and dismemberment and $25,000 line of duty insurance to eligible employees in certified positions.

Employee Retirement Plans: Employees are required to participate in the Employees Retirement System, which is administered through the Retirement

Systems of Alabama
Employees participate at one of the following levels:
Tier 1: An employee who had service credit in RSA prior to January 1, 2013 and contribute at a level of 5% per pay period. *The County contributes at a rate of 10.89%.

Tier 2: An employee who was hired on or after January 1, 2013 and contribute at a level of 6% per pay period. *The County contributes at a rate of 8.42%.

*Contribution percentage is set by the Retirement Systems of Alabama and changes annually.

Employee Clinic: Madison County employees and dependents over age 12 may use the Employee Health Clinic for the low co-pay of $15.00 per visit. To be eligible to use the clinic, the employee and dependent must be enrolled in Madison County’s health insurance plan as their primary coverage.

Voluntary Plans are also available:
*Additional life Insurance for employee and dependents
*Flex spending accounts (healthcare and childcare)
*Vision insurance
*College Counts

Holidays, Annual Leave and Sick Leave:
*Minimum of 10 holidays per calendar year
*Accrue 8 hours of annual leave and 8 hours of sick leave per month

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