Public Works Operator I



Maintain City streets

Repair potholes

Repair streets

Paint and stripe all City streets

Install and maintain storm drains

Clean ditches and storm drains

Build concrete inlets and tops

Construction staking

Construct curbs and gutters

Construct sidewalks


Maintain street signs

Replace street signs

Repair and replace signs, as needed

Install street markers


Assist other agencies, as needed


Perform other duties as directed

General Information
OXFORD, MS 38655
United States
Job Category  Operator I
Contact Information
Name  Taylor Gex
Phone  662-232-2313

Purpose of Position

  Maintain streets, roads, and highways for the City of Oxford.


Duties and Responsibilities

Supervision Received

The immediate supervisor for this position is the Highway and Street Maintenance Department Superintendent.





Concrete construction

Street and storm drain construction layout

Asphalt properties and application techniques

Concrete staking and construction

General knowledge of M.U.T.C.D.

General knowledge of construction layout

Knowledge of uniform traffic control devices

Proper grammar and proper use of English in speaking and writing

OSHA standards and regulations concerning employee safety

Federal and state statutes concerning the work of the department

Mathematical skills, including addition, subtraction, division, and multiplication

General functions and operations of municipal government


Skills and Abilities:


Ability to accurately interpret construction blueprints

Operate backhoe, bulldozer, motor grader, track hoe, dump truck, steel wheel roller, air hammers, and concrete mixer

Ability to set road grades and storm sewer grades

Ability to interpret construction plans, and stake construction using a level and transit

Operate a striping machine

Work as a team member with other employees

Make decisions within specified time restraints

Communicate effectively with residents, elected officials, other City employees, contractors, etc., both orally and written

Maintain confidentiality

Work autonomously when necessary

Handle multiple tasks simultaneously with frequent interruptions

Deal with others in a professional manner

Maintain professional composure in heated situations

Follow departmental and City procedures


Special Requirements


The person in this position must have, or obtain within one year, a valid Class B Commercial driver’s license.  In addition, a high school diploma or its equivalent is required, and additional training in heavy equipment operation is strongly recommended. At least three years of experience in street and storm drain construction are required


Tools and Equipment Used


Hand tools (asphalt rakes, shovels, etc.)

Heavy equipment (motor grater, dozer, trucks, rollers, backhoes, etc.)


Physical Demands


Physical work involved with this position includes, but is not limited to, walking, standing, lifting, standing and shoveling.


Work Environment


The Operator works regular hours year-round with occasional overtime and night work when the workload demands it.  There is no shift work for this position. The person on this position is occasionally on call.  100% of the work for this position is outdoors and requires work done in all types of weather conditions.  The position has accountability for safety and legal issues related to the work for which this position is responsible. The stress level associated with this position is average.  There is exposure to chemicals and/or hazardous materials on a weekly basis.  This exposure includes, but is not limited to, paint, asphalt, and concrete.   



Selection Guidelines


Formal application, rating of education and experience; Oral interview and background investigation; and job related tests may be required.


The duties listed above are intended to be used only as an illustration of various types of work that may be performed. The Omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.


The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and the requirements of the job may change.