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North Franklin Township is now accepting applications for a Full-Time Public Works Employee.

This position encompasses a variety of tasks involving construction, maintenance and repairs to Township roads, streets, storm sewers, facilities and equipment, snow plowing,  park grounds and building maintenance as well as other duties. The successful applicant must have a High School Diploma or G.E.D. plus at least 2 years of experience in the field of public works or related field. A valid Pennsylvania Driver’s License with a clean driving record is required. CDL applicants are preferred. Must be able to obtain a CDL Class A license within (3) three months of employment. Pre-employment drug tests and physical required for hire. Ongoing random drug and alcohol testing required. The applicant should have experience in the following:  Knowledge and ability to safely operate all Township vehicles including, medium to heavy duty trucks and large equipment, loaders, large tractors and mowers, snow plow trucks and street sweepers. Skills to safely operate chainsaws, weed and brush trimmers, hand tools, shovels, picks, rakes and other hand operated equipment. The applicant must be able to endure heavy lifting; have the physical ability and dexterity to reach, bend, and turn; and have the strength and endurance to repeatedly lift heavy objects and perform other strenuous activities. The position involves working in adverse weather conditions and requires availability to be on-call to respond to weather emergencies. Mechanical skills are a plus. This position requires participation in Teamster’s Local Union 585 and is eligible for benefits after 90 days.

Application is available here or for pickup at:

North Franklin Township Office, 620 Franklin Farms Road, Washington, PA 15301. 

Application deadline is Friday, August 19, 2022 at 12 pm.

Energetic and self-motivated applicants encouraged to apply.

Summary of Duties

Performs a variety of manual work associated with the maintenance, repair and construction of Township streets, roads and assets.


Job Environment

Work is generally performed on site and within the Township borders; required to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions, which may be adverse at times.

Operates a variety of equipment, which may include hand tools, power tools, light equipment, light trucks, snowplows, and heavy machinery.

Has frequent contact with Township personnel; has occasional contact with contractors, residents and the general public; interactions require courtesy and tact.

Errors could result in a danger to health and safety, loss of Township assets, injury to one’s self or others, damage to buildings and equipment, loss of revenues and poor public relations.


 Essential Functions

The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

Performs a variety of tasks associated with the maintenance, repair and construction of Township assets to include the following:

Performs various standard tasks using a wide variety of manual and powered equipment, which may include but not limited to lawn mower, backhoe, street sweeper, and leaf machine; all operated in the Township parks and streets. Operation of all vehicles and equipment must be in accordance with prescribed safety methods.

Perform regular preventative maintenance on all vehicles, as required according to CDL rules and checklist. Report all vehicle and equipment problems to the Board of Township Supervisors.

Perform regular maintenance of tools and equipment. Returning all tools and equipment to the Maintenance Facility and safely securing the area at the completion of the work shift.

Operates vehicles and equipment in accordance with prescribed safety methods and procedures.

Maybe assigned various tasks as determined by the Township Supervisors.

Assists in the construction, maintenance and repair of streets which includes but is not limited to laying out and lining roadways, minor street repair and sealing roads, patching potholes.

Assists in maintaining traffic markings, erecting and repairing signage, painting lines and curbs.

Assists in the construction, maintenance, repair and cleaning of storm and sewer systems.

Assists in constructing, maintaining and repairing structures, catch basins and sidewalks; builds forms for concrete structures; may mix, pour and finish concrete.

Set-up a work zone with appropriate signs and cones that is compliant with required safety guidelines.

Plows and removes snow using non-CDL; salts roadways, parking lots and sidewalks at all municipal buildings.

Required to respond to after hour calls for emergencies, including but not limited to snow removal, flooding, tree removal, adverse weather conditions, or as needed.

Performs a variety of routine and repetitive tasks for the maintenance, care and upkeep of fields, grounds, playgrounds, structures and facilities, including trash removal.

Perform maintenance to all Township Parks, including but not limited to mowing, trimming, cutting, trash removal and repairs field and park areas; trims trees and shrubs, removes weeds as appropriate. Summer season includes cleaning restrooms and shelters.

Perform general maintenance to the Township buildings and facilities, including but not limited to painting, carpentry, cleaning, plumbing and electrical.

Perform work assignments in a professional, expeditious and safe manner, following safety requirements and standards as set forth by the Township.

Willing to attend, including travel to, training for certifications, e.g. various LTAP classes if needed.




High School diploma or equivalent


2 years’ experience in public works, maintenance work or grounds keeping work preferred.




Must have and maintain valid driver’s license.

Pesticide Application certification desired but not required.

CDL Class B License (or obtain 3 months after hire)

Probationary Period:

A 6-month probationary period is a prerequisite to this position.

Benefits eligible after 90 days, including Medical, Vision & Dental

Participation in Teamsters Local Union #585 required

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:

Familiarity with basic public works, maintenance work or grounds keeping practices.

Basic knowledge of hand tools, power tools and maintenance equipment.

Skill and ability to safely operate light vehicles; skill and ability to safely operate and use all other equipment associate with the position.

Ability to read, interpret and apply date, drawings and instructions for assigned work.

Ability to read, understand and adhere to rules, regulations, policies and procedures.

Ability to work independently and cooperatively as a crew member.

Ability to communicate effectively.

Ability to perform strenuous physical duties under adverse conditions.

Ability to follow oral and written instructions.

Ability to follow safe work practices.



Frequent moderate to strenuous physical effort required to perform duties under variable conditions, with some exposure to occupational risks. Occasionally required to push/pull objects weighting up to 100 pounds; occasionally required to comfortably lift/carry objects weighting up to 50 pounds. Ability to stoop, knee, crawl, crouch, turn and twist. Must have manual dexterity and strength to operate objects, tools or controls and reach with hands and arm; occasionally required to sit, talk and hear.

You must pass the following requirements for full-time employment status:

Clearances and Background Check

Drug Test


This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and the employee, and is subject to change by the employer, as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

Job Type: Full-Time

Job Type: Permanent


  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)


  • Driver’s License (Required)

  • Pesticide Applicator’s License (Preferred)

  • CDL Class A License (Preferred)

North Franklin Township is an E.O.E. (Equal Opportunity Employer

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