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Office of Human Resources

East Tennessee State University

Title Code: 7575 

Occ. Group: 413.936

Utility Worker - Driver

 Skill Level: 3

FLSA Status:  Non-exempt

IPEDS: 710

Expectations for All Employees

East Tennessee State University pursues its mission based upon core values. An employee's job performance must support and exhibit the university's core values:

PEOPLE come first, are treated with dignity and respect, and are encouraged to achieve their full potential;
RELATIONSHIPS are built on honesty, integrity and trust;
DIVERSITY of people and thought is respected;
EXCELLENCE is achieved through teamwork, leadership, creativity, and a strong work ethic;
EFFICIENCY is achieved through wise use of human and financial resources; and COMMITMENT to intellectual achievement is embraced.

Job Purpose

Work performed in executing maintenance, custodial, and construction tasks of an unskilled or semi-skilled nature, operating light motor vehicles

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

Drives light motor vehicle in performance of duties

Picks up and delivers furniture, school supplies, garbage, trash, and other items

Cleans vacant apartments, dormitories, or houses located on campus

Cleans and services trucks and other related equipment

Works as part of a construction crew in road repair, gravel spreading, or concrete finishing

Works as part of a maintenance crew to remove, install or maintain water pumps, steam lines, steam valves or other types of equipment

Supplemental Functions

All incumbents are expected to perform these functions except for those qualifying under the Americans with Disabilities Act for a reasonable accommodation.

These functions may vary by institution.

Incumbents may provide backup to various functions within the unit.

May be required to perform related clerical tasks as assigned

Performs other work as assigned

Direction Received

Employees work under general supervision.  Advice and guidance are available from the supervisor as needed for complex issues or exceptions to policy.

Direction Given


Job Specifications

Successful completion of the eighth grade.  Experience in general maintenance or construction work.  Possession of a valid Tennessee operator license as issued by the Tennessee Department of Safety. 

Knowledge, Skillies, Abilities and Worker Characteristics

Knowledge of city and state traffic regulations

Knowledge of the materials and equipment used in general maintenance and construction work

Ability to operate motor vehicles

Ability to carry out simple instructions

Ability to perform light to heavy manual labor for extended periods of time under some unfavorable climactic conditions

Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with other employees

Working Conditions/Physical Demands/Special Conditions

Specific working conditions, physical demands and special conditions relative to this position are on file in the Office of Human Resources for your information.

Date                Skill                 Evaluation
5/2004               3                  332013113

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position.

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