Employment Opportunities

Public Works & Utility Crew Member


FLSA Category:  Non-Exempt                            Department: Public Works

Pay Type: Hourly                                               Reports To: Director Public Works

Starting Rate: $21.00                                        Supervises: N/A

Employment Classification: Full Time



The Department of Public Works & Utility Crew Member is a regular hourly position (minimum 40 hours/week). Provides general labor and technical skills in support of the delivery of public services, including, but not limited to; sanitary, storm and water utilities, maintenance of public streets and right-of-way, forestry, parks & recreational facilities, building maintenance, inspection of construction in-progress, heavy equipment operation, and maintenance of vehicles and equipment. The position is required to perform weekly “on-call” duties on a weekly rotational schedule


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintenance and operation of a water production and distribution system, a sanitary sewer collection system (including monitoring systems function via remote computer systems) and a storm water collection system.

  • Monitoring and operation of wells, hydrants and valves including data and water sample collection.

  • Performs installation of water meters, leak detection and inspections, and customer service complaint investigations.

  • Performs sewer main and manhole repairs; inspects, televises, and analyzes sewer main problems.

  • Using locator and record drawings, accurately locates and marks electrical, fiber optic, water, sanitary, and storm sewer mains and laterals as needed. Verifies accuracy of field data and coordinates as necessary with maintaining Village GIS mapping and data.

  • Accurately reads and records water meter readings and coordinates with the Utility Clerk. Performs final meter readings as assigned. Tests and records data for meter maintenance.

  • Maintains public streets and right-of-way. Removes snow, performs salting and ice control, clears walks and trails, installs snow fence, brush pick-up, debris removal, minor to major pavement repair, flatwork, street tree management (pruning, removal, planting), repair and clean catch basins.

  • Assists in maintenance of parks and other public grounds as assigned. May include mowing and trimming grass, grooming ball diamonds, field maintenance, installs and maintains landscaping and fencing, empties trash and recycling containers, flood ice rinks, stores and maintains seasonal equipment.

  • Performs minor building repair, maintenance and remodeling projects, painting, cleaning. Additional minor repair and maintenance duties may be assigned including heating and cooling, electrical and plumbing.

  • Install and repair street signs and posts and knowledge of MUTCD.

  • Performs duties as assigned in the maintenance and operation of the Village yard waste site.

  • Operates various major equipment and vehicles as necessary to carry out duties assigned including snowplows, dump trucks, tractors, backhoes, sewer cleaning equipment.

  • Performs vehicle and equipment maintenance and upkeep including, but not limited to, record keeping, refueling, washing and minor maintenance or repairs.

  • Assist in maintaining and managing department inventory of supplies, materials, tools, signs, etc.

  • Follows all state laws, local regulations and work rules pertaining to job safety. Reports any near misses and violations of safety laws, regulations, and rules to their supervisor.

  • Performs related duties as assigned.



  • Ability to operate a variety of tools and equipment including; hand tools, dump truck and plow, backhoe, sewer cleaning equipment, brush chipper, chain saws, lawn mowers and tractors.

  • Ability to maintain equipment and vehicles assigned to operate and evaluate when such maintenance or repairs can be completed in-house or requires outside services.

  • Ability to manage multiple work assignments, prioritize, and complete all assignments accurately and in a timely manner.

  • Ability to take direction, facilitate communication, resolves problems, work individually and as part of a team, receive and give constructive criticism.

  • Ability to make sound decisions and exercise good judgment in the absence of supervision.

  • Ability to comprehend and operate electronic devices and software, including Microsoft products, GIS, and SCADA systems

  • Ability to comprehend and interpret policy and procedure manuals, work rules, safety procedures, construction plans and record drawings.

  • Ability to record and deliver information, explain procedures, and follow directions and instructions accurately and in a timely manner.

  • Ability to communicate effectively and courteously with the public, board members, administration, supervisors, other Village employees, construction contractors, and others.


Minimum Education and Experience:

  • Minimum education shall include a high school diploma or GED. Post-secondary education in a public works-related field is desirable. 

  • Previous experience of at least two (2) years in municipal public works is preferable, but not required.

  • Valid WI Driver’s License (class D) and a class “B” endorsement for a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL).

  • Must pass a post-employment offer drug screen and physical along with periodic testing required for the maintenance of CDL License.


Physical Demands/Work Environment:

The Public Works & Utility Crew Member must be able to perform manual tasks requiring physical strength and the ability to lift up to 100 pounds, subject to working in extreme weather conditions along with the ability to sit, stand and walk and do repetitious tasks for an extended period of time. Crew Member must be available for emergency calls at any time of the day or night in any instance of snow emergencies, infrastructure failure.

How to Apply:

Interested applicant should submit a letter of interest and a resume to the Village Office (2990 South Pine Tree Road) in person, by email to the Director of Public Works (jerry@hobart-wi.org) , or via mail to Jerry Lancelle, 2990 South Pine Tree Road, Hobart, WI, 54155. Applications will be accepted through October 21st 2020.


The Village of Hobart is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Village will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

Village of Hobart

2990 South Pine Tree Road

Hobart, WI 54155 

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