Service Worker - Street Department

Job Notice

The City of Ashland has an opening for a full-time Service Worker - Streets in the City Services Division
Jason Counts, Director

Applications will be accepted online until midnight on August 14, 2022

**Please note that applications are not complete until the civil service test is completed and submitted**

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What You'll Do:

  • Perform general labor and maintenance on City owned property and equipment including handling materials, mowing, construction and other duties as assigned. Operate light and medium motorized equipment in order to assist with the efficient delivery of City services and utilities (i.e. dump truck to plow snow, spread salt, haul stone, gravel, and other materials; tractor; etc.); inspect equipment in order to ensure safe operation.
  • Perform unskilled, semi-skilled and skilled building and grounds maintenance and repair work (minor electrical repair, carpentry, plumbing, etc.). Clean up work sites, and services and maintains tools and equipment.
  • Perform general building and grounds maintenance and repair work (fix broken doors and windows, paint structures, install handrails, etc.).
  • Operate motorized equipment and performs unskilled, semi-skilled and skilled laborer tasks in order to assist with efficient delivery of City services and utilities (e.g. plow snow; cut brush; rake and pick up leaves; mow; shovel and rake dirt and other materials, etc.).
  • Demonstrate regular and predictable attendance.
  • Maintain required licensure and certification.
  • Assist in preparing materials list for projects.
  • Assist in preparing and submitting records.
  • Miscellaneous duties as assigned.

We're looking for someone who:

  • Is "Dedicated to Service"
  • Has earned a high school diploma or a GED, plus 1 year experience general maintenance or labor or equivalent education and experience
  • Has a valid Ohio driver license
  • Is eligible to drive City vehicles under our vehicle insurance policy
  • Can regularly lift and move 50 lbs.
  • Likes to work to work as a team, but is able to work independently when needed
  • Is available Monday-Friday, first shift, rotating on-call, and occasional call-back for emergencies
  • Will work in the various weather conditions found year round in Ohio
  • Is available year round, no seasonal furloughs

Compensation and Benefits


  • $15.75 plus $.50 increase after 6 month probationary period.
  • Annual wage increases as outlined in the contract
  • Year round work, no furloughs
  • Pension through OPERS with the City contributing an additional 14% and employees contributing 10% of wages.
  • Available 457 plan


  • Eligible day one, no waiting period
  • Major medical insurance (monthly premium is heavily subsidized by the City)
  • HRA to cover most of the medical deductible (paid entirely by City)
  • $40k term life insurance (paid entirely by the City)
  • Voluntary term life insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Long-term Disability Insurance
  • Short-term Disability Insurance
  • Accident Insurance (unrelated to major medical insurance)
  • Critical Illness Insurance
  • FSA, medical
  • FSA, dependent care

Paid Time Off:

  • Holidays
  • Sick leave begins accruing immediately, plus the City accepts sick leave transfers from qualifying public employers
  • Personal days
  • Vacation

How to Apply:



 The City of Ashland is an Equal Opportunity Employer