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Office of Human Resources

East Tennessee State University

Title Code: 7465
Occ. Group: 416.935 

Utility Lead Worker

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;
of people and thought is respected;
is achieved through teamwork, leadership, creativity, and a strong work ethic;
is achieved through wise use of human and financial resources; and COMMITMENT to intellectual achievement is embraced.


Employees in this class are under general supervision. Work performed in executing maintenance and construction tasks of an unskilled or semi-skilled nature, supervising other utility workers as necessary, and performing related work as required. 

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

Supervises a small crew in grounds maintenance work or related projects.

Cuts grass with tractor and rotary mower.

Removes debris from street right-of-ways and other campus property.

Loads and unloads dirt, gravel, trash, garbage, and other debris.

Works as part of small crew in maintaining campus grounds.

Cleans and maintains equipment and tools.

Performs other work as assigned. 

Required Knowledge and Abilities

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

Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions.

Ability to supervise and inspect the work of subordinates.

Ability to carry out simple oral and written instructions.

Ability to perform heavy manual labor for extended periods under unfavorable climactic conditions.

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

Recommended Qualifications

Applicants possessing these qualifications have a good probability for success in this class. However, applicants not possessing these qualifications should apply if they believe their training and experience will enable them to perform the work successfully. Successful completion of the eighth grade. Experience in related work. 

Date          Skill         Eval        
10/1/80        2     142013113

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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