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Office of Human Resources

East Tennessee State University

Title Code: 7470
Occ. Group: 416.804 

Utility 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 close supervision. Work performed in executing tasks of an unskilled nature and performing related work as required. 

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

Cuts grass with hand tools and/or power or riding mowers.

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

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

Loads and unloads trucks in moving furniture, equipment, etc.

Performs other work as assigned. 

Required Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of basic hand tools such as hedge trimmer, shovel, etc. and the operation of manual and power driven vehicles including flood dollies and floor jacks.

Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions.

Ability to carry out simple oral instructions.

Ability to perform heavy manual labor for extended periods under some 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. 

Date         Skill         Eval          
5/1/83          1     141013113

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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