Service Worker

The City of Ashland has an opening for a Service Worker,

which could be assigned to a variety of departments including: Sanitation, Parks Maintenance, Golf Course Maintenance, Water, etc.


  • The deadline to apply is the close of business June 22, 2018

  • To be considered you must submit an application and take a Civil Service Test, which are both available from Human Resources:

               206 Claremont Ave
               Ashland, OH 44805

  • Civil Service tests will be administered onsite during normal business hours, no appointment needed.



Any combination of training and work experience that indicates possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below. 

   Completion of secondary education (high school or GED) plus 1 year experience in general maintenance    and/or labor or equivalent combination of training and/or experience.


Must possess a valid State of Ohio driver's license, plus must be able to qualify for and remain insurable under the City's vehicle insurance policy.


For purposes of 42 USC 12101.

  1. Performs general labor and maintenance on City owned property and equipment including handling materials (including refuse and recycling), mowing, construction and other duties as assigned. Operates light and medium motorized equipment in order to assist with the efficient delivery of City services (e.g. dump truck to plow snow, spread salt, haul stone, gravel, and other materials; tractor; etc.); inspects equipment in order to ensure safe operation.

  2. Performs unskilled, semi-skilled and skilled building and grounds maintenance and repair work (minor electrical repair, carpentry, plumbing, etc.). Cleans up work sites, and services and maintains tools and equipment.

  3. Performs general building and grounds maintenance and repair work (fixes broken doors and windows, paints structures, installs handrails, etc.).

  4. Operates motorized equipment and performs unskilled, semi-skilled and skilled laborer tasks in order to assist with efficient delivery of City Services (e.g. plows snow; cuts brush; rakes and picks up leaves; mows; shovels and rakes dirt, and other materials, etc.).

  5. Demonstrates regular and predictable attendance.

  6. Maintains required licensure and certification.


  1. Assists in preparing lists of materials needed for projects.

  2. Assists in preparing and submitting work-related records (labor hours, materials used, project cost, estimates, etc.).

  3. Performs any and all other duties as directed or assigned by the Director of the Division or other person acting on behalf of or in place of the Director, which in the opinion of the Director or such other person are necessary to be performed in order to promote, further, or ensure the effective and efficient operation of the Division.

  4. Must be available for mandatory on-call time on a rotating basis.



Necessary to perform duties (*indicates developed after employment).

Knowledge Of:  General maintenance procedures; City of Ashland maintenance policies and procedures*; safety practices and procedures*; the operation, and maintenance of grounds and facilities of the City of Ashland*.


Ability To: Communicate effectively; develop and maintain working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, and the general public; lift and move up to fifty (50) pounds; move up to eighty (80) pounds with assistance; prepare and maintain accurate documentation.


Skill In:  The operation/utilization of maintenance tools and equipment.



The following are examples only and are not intended to be all-inclusive.

General maintenance tools, equipment trucks with trailers and other motorized equipment.



Works with and around motorized equipment, hand and power tools; works with and around chemicals, including pesticides, and liquid fuels; is exposed to dust, dirt, fumes, and noise; lifts and moves heavy objects, works under adverse weather conditions.

Ordinance/Contract: AFSCME

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Wages: hourly pay is $13.00, with annual increases as negotiated by the AFSCME Union

  • Eligible day one for insurances, there is no waiting period for:
          -Health (which is subsidized substantially by the employer)
          -$20K term Life policy with the option to purchase more
          -Voluntary FSA and 457 plans

  • Paid Time off:
          -10 paid holidays;
          - Sick leave begins accruing immediately, plus The City accepts sick leave transfers from qualifying          public employers
          -2 weeks of vacation prorated at 1 year anniversary, the 2 weeks every January 1 after;
          -Personal time

Equal Opportunity Employer