Public Service Worker I

Description :

JOB TITLE:  Public Service Worker I     


JOB TITLE:  Public Service Worker I     


Performs a variety of tasks such as, but not limited to, operation of heavy equipment including loaders, trucks and backhoes.  Manual labor in functions of water & sewer, parks & forestry, street maintenance and repair.  Employees in this position may be assigned to any division of the Department of Public Works. Employees in this position are subject to the Federal Drug and Alcohol testing act requirements.

REPORTS TO:   DPW Supervisor but may receive direction from a Public Service Worker II



  • Operation of a variety of power tools, including mowers, blowers, chainsaws, chippers, trimmers, etc.
  • Operation of large commercial equipment, including dump trucks, graders, backhoes and loaders
  • Perform ice and snow control activities, including shoveling and salting
  • Perform tree pruning and tree removal
  • Repair, installation and maintenance of underground sewers, lift stations and their appurtenances
  • Lawn and landscape maintenance including cutting and edging grass, planting, watering and care for trees shrubs and flowers
  • Performs repair and maintenance of pump stations, water meters, hydrants, and curb stop boxes
  • Repair and maintain streets and sidewalks including concrete and asphalt removal and replacement, street signs and markings
  • Maintains accurate work records, time sheets and other forms of data


  • Serve as a Public Service Worker II, providing leadership and direction to those in Public Service Worker I position
  • Obtaining Michigan license for pesticide application
  • May be required to train and become proficient in small engine and power tool repair and maintenance      


  • Valid, unrestricted Michigan driver's license with a CDL endorsement with tanker and air brake endorsements
  • Ability to lift and carry a minimum of 90 pound loads
  • Ability to work outdoors in extreme temperatures
  • Ability to tolerate exposure to dust, dirt, grease, fuel, chemicals and lubricants
  • Ability to stoop, bend, climb trees, go into underground vaults and pits with restricted movement.
  • Ability to perform manual labor for extended periods of time
  • Ability to understand and follow both written and oral instructions
  • Knowledge of use of equipment and tools used in Public Works practices
  • Must live and maintain residency no more than 25 minutes from the City of Oak Park

This is a full-time position in a unionized environment with an hourly rate of $15.9754-$22.9027 per hour.  

NOTE:  This job description is intended to indicate the general nature of responsibilities typically assigned to the job.   The description is not necessarily exhaustive or intended to limit the supervisor’s right to modify assignments as necessary.

The City of Oak Park does not discriminate in its employment or any other programs or activities on the basis of race, religion, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, economic status, age, marital status, sexual orientation or disability.  We provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with a disability, if requested.  Notification of the need for accommodation must be made at the time of application.


Contact :


The City of Oak Park Human Resources Department only accepts electronic submissions. Completed City of Employment Application Formresumes and other pertinent data must be sent in PDF format to

Deadline for Applying : Open until filled