Portage County Highway - General Laborer

The Portage County Highway department currently has a General Laborer position opening. We will be posting this as an eligibility list for a current vacancy and for future vacancies as they occur. This position works 4 - 10 hour days during the Spring and Summer months! Who doesn't want a 3 day weekend during the spring and summer months?!

Starting pay: $22.62 / hr

Position Summary:

This position is responsible for the performance of a variety of work of the manual nature related to the maintenance and construction of roads. Work may also extend into the operating of a variety of light and medium level equipment. Generally no supervision is given to other employees and direct supervision is received from a supervisor.

Essential functions of position includes;

  • Perform manual road construction and maintenance tasks.
  • Install and remove snow fence
  • Replace guardrail, road patching
  • Cut brush, tar cracks, use hand and small power tools
  • Collect refuse from various roadways and other similar manual tasks.
  • Operate light and medium duty equipment for plowing, sanding, salting as well as for the transporting of maintenance materials.
  • Operate industrial tractors for roadside maintenance
  • Drive quad and tri axle trucks engaged in the transportation of construction and maintenance materials.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or equivalent required.
  • Must possess a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) at the time of application and have a safe driving record.
  • Must be able to lift up to 70 pounds, and push/pull up to 85 pounds.
  • Experience working physically demanding duties.
  • Experience operating heavy equipment preferred.
  • Must be available to be called to work seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day to handle emergency work conditions to provide safe and economic conditions.
  • Knowledge of the capabilities, limitations and hazards in the operation of assigned equipment.

Portage County offers an AWESOME benefit package, which includes the following;

  • Vacation - available on day one!
  • Health insurance- your choice of two health plans- (Health Savings Account associated with a High Deductible Health Plan with a County contribution or a PPO Co-pay plan)
    • Health insurance starting at $19.15 a paycheck!
  • Wellness incentive plan offered with health insurance enrollment! Earn up to $600 per year!
  • Flexible spending account
  • Dental insurance
  • State of Wisconsin Retirement Plan - County contribution of 6.8%!
  • Paid holidays
  • Paid sick leave
  • Life insurance- premium paid by the County (must work a minimum of 30 hrs/wk)
  • Long term disability insurance- premium paid by the County (must work a minimum of 30 hrs/wk)
  • EAP (Employee Assistance Plan) - paid by the County
  • 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan

1st review applications will be on Friday, September 29th.

TO APPLY:  https://www.co.portage.wi.gov/

Portage County is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer