Street Maintenance Worker

Description :




The purpose of this position is to provide a variety of maintenance services for the streets, street medians, storm drains, and related facilities. 


Receives supervision from the Public Works Director or Streets Supervisor.  Exercises no supervision.

EXAMPLES OF IMPORTANT RESPONSIBILTIES AND DUTIESImportant responsibilities and duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

Essential Responsibilities and Duties

  1. Maintains streets, catch basins, storm drains, culverts, ditches, traffic signals, and street signs.
  2. Operates equipment and power/hand tools to perform various street maintenance duties.
  3. Removes trash and debris from storm drains.
  4. Performs street signing and pavement marking, including the installation of new signs.
  5. Performs minor sidewalk repair.
  6. Trims trees over sidewalks and streets for pedestrian and vehicle clearance.
  7. Removes spill, debris, and litter from street right-of-ways, street medians, and other areas adjacent to City facilities.
  8. Operates construction equipment.
  9. Repairs water leaks and water mains.
  10. Installs fire hydrants and valves.

Other Important Responsibilities and Duties

  1. Performs snow removal details.
  2. Maintains vehicles and equipment by changing the oil and checking fluids.
  3. Paints crosswalks and traffic lines.
  4. Maintains city lawns, mows parks and streets, and trims trees.
  5. Inspects equipment.
  6. Performs other duties as assigned.


Knowledge of:

  1. Basic mechanics.
  3. Safety factors and the proper safety procedures.
  4. Heavy equipment operation.

Ability to:

  1. Pour concrete.
  2. Repair streets.
  3. Adjust work schedule for emergency weather conditions.
  4. Perform a variety of semi-skilled maintenance, construction, and repair work in the area of work assigned.
  5. Operate a variety of vehicular and stationary mechanical equipment in a safe and effective manner.
  6. Perform a variety of manual tasks for extended periods of time and in unfavorable weather conditions.
  7. Perform heavy manual labor.
  8. Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  9. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  10. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  11. Follow all safety rules and regulations of the Public Works Department.
  12. Maintain effective audio-visual discrimination and perception needed for:

-     Making observations

-     Communicating with others

-     Traveling to various work locations

-     Operating and maintaining assigned equipment and vehicles

  1. Maintain mental capacity which permits:

-     Making sound decisions and using good judgment

-     Determining and avoiding dangerous situations

  1. Maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities which may include the following:

-     Walking, standing, bending, or crouching for extended periods of time

-     Lifting or moving moderate to heavy weights

-     Working under harsh weather conditions

-     Operating assigned equipment and vehicles

  1. Effectively handle a work environment and work conditions which involve:

-     Exposure to dust and dirt

-     Inclement weather conditions

-     Working closely with others

-     High levels of noise

-     Confined spaces

-     Chemical hazards


High School diploma or equivalent.  Class-B Commercial Driver’s License.


Environmental Conditions

Travel from site to site; field environment; exposure to noise, dust, grease, smoke, fumes, gases, odors, and inclement weather conditions; work around heavy construction equipment.

Physical Conditions

Essential and other important duties and responsibilities may require maintaining a physical condition necessary for walking, standing, bending, pushing, crawling, crouching, and lifting heavy objects for prolonged periods of time; and the operation of motorized equipment and vehicles.

Tools and Equipment

Tractors, trucks, backhoes, scratch hoes, skid loaders, dump trucks, locators, leak detectors, chop saws, mini-excavators, rakes, shovels, jackhammers, rodding machine, and a variety of power and hand tools.

Miscellaneous Requirements

  1. Must successfully complete pre-employment substance abuse testing.
  2. Will be subject to random substance abuse testing.
  3. Will be subject to background investigation.

EOE/ADA/Affirmative Action

Contact : Please apply at City Hall located at 203 E. Main. St. in Neosho or find the application on our website and return to City Hall for consideration. If you have questions, please call Human Resources at City Hall: 417-451-8050.

Deadline for Applying : Open until filled