Job Opening: Part-Time Department of Public Works (DPW) Laborer


The part-time laborer is a DPW based position assisting the Tobyhanna Township Department of Public Works with the expectation to work no more than 32 hours per week with additional hours for emergency callout possible, callout hours are paid at time and ½ rate.  Duties involve maintenance and repair related to vehicles, equipment, buildings, and grounds as well as general landscaping, grass cutting and snow plowing. Work is supervised by DPW superior, manager, assistant manager, or designee.  Assignments are varied in nature and are carried out in accordance with established instructions, precedents, practices, and procedures. Work involves physical effort, exposure to elements and potential work hazards

Role and Responsibilities

  • Plows snow
  • Mows grass, trims and prunes trees and shrubs, whacks weeds
  • Removes leaves, tree debris, and trash
  • Performs minor plumbing repairs
  • Performs minor vehicle and equipment repair
  • Prepare meeting rooms
  • Set up/tear down for events
  • Performs related work as required
  • Available for callouts to handle emergency situations

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Education equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade
  • Valid CDL “Class B” license
  • Clean driving record

Required Knowledge and Skills

  • Knowledge of laboring/custodial principles/practices
  • Knowledge of laboring/custodial work hazards and related safety precautions
  • Ability to successfully perform assigned duties on a timely basis with limited direct supervision
  • Ability to use hand tools and basic laboring/custodial equipment
  • Ability to plow snow
  • Ability to use basic lawn care/snow removal equipment
  • Ability to perform minor plumbing repair
  • Ability to understand and follow routine instructions
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing
  • Ability to stand, walk, sit, climb, stoop, bend, crouch, crawl, reach, handle, feel, see (near and midrange vision), push, pull, and lift to 100 lbs.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with government and private officials, the public, and associates

Physical requirements

  • Ability to stand, walk, sit, climb, stoop, bend, crouch, crawl, reach, handle, feel, see (near and midrange vision), push, pull, and lift to 100 lbs.
  • Ability to withstand exposure to weather
  • Able to use fine motor skills with equipment

Additional Notes

  • Reports to Township manager, Assistant Manager, DPW Supervisor
  • Hours Required: 7:00AM to 3:30PM on various days
  • Travel required within the township
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check
  • Must be willing to submit to and pass scheduled and random drug testing
  • Tobyhanna Township residency not required
  • Evaluated annually by the DPW supervisor and Township Manager or designee
  • The presented job description does not reflect an inclusive list of duties, other duties may be assigned as needed

Probation Period

Applicant is subject to a six-month probationary period

Job Type: Part-time

Job Category: Non-Exempt

Pay: $18.00 per hour

Applications are available at the Township Building. Please submit applications to Autumn Canfield at acanfield@tobyhannatownshippa.gov or mail to 105 Government Center Way Pocono Pines, Pa 18350. Please reference correspondence with ‘Part-Time DPW Laborer’. Application must be received by December 21, 2020 at 4:30 PM.