DEFINITION

This position is responsible for performing demolition work, including backfilling the site area, in various locations throughout the City. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Demolition Crew Leader, the Director of the Bureau of Neighborhood Services or his/her designee.

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

The annual starting salary for this FSLA position is $48,119.06 . This position also includes an excellent benefits package: defined pension plan, paid holidays, paid time off (vacation, sick and personal time) and health care benefits (medical, dental, prescription and vision).

The City intends to fill this position as soon as possible. It will remain open until filled. If interested, please submit a cover letter, your resume, three employment references and salary history to:

City of Harrisburg, Bureau of Human Resources
The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. City Government Center
10 N. 2nd Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101
Phone: (717) 255-6475

Email: [email protected] (electronic submission preferred)

The City of Harrisburg is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Wanda R.D. Williams, Mayor

      GRADE 9

JOB TITLE

Demolition Specialist I – Department of Public Works – Bureau of Neighborhood Services

DEFINITION

This position is responsible for performing demolition work, including backfilling the site area, in various locations throughout the City. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Demolition Crew Leader, the Director of the Bureau of Neighborhood Services or his/her designee.

EQUIPMENT/JOB LOCATION

Work is performed throughout the City on buildings in various locations. Work involves the use of, but not limited to, shovels, hammers, saws, sledge hammers, tampers, portable mixers, jack hammers, chain saws, air compressors, snow blowers, power operated hand tools and motor vehicles such as pick ups, dump trucks, tractor trailers, back hoes, front end loaders, track hoes, tri-axles dump trucks, snow plows and bulldozers. Employees are subject to noise and vibration, fumes, odors, toxic conditions, dust, poor ventilation, and inclement weather.  Work is occasionally performed in confined spaces.   Safety equipment such as barricades, cones, hand held flags, etc. are used.  Duties typically are performed weekdays 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., however, employee may work nights, weekends, and holidays as required.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Work involves, but is not limited to the following: operates motor vehicles and equipment such as tri-axle dump trucks, track hoes, air compressors, dump trucks, snow plows, tractors back hoes, front end loaders, snow plows, tractor trailer, snow blower and bull dozer, as necessary.   Loads and unloads stone, gravel, dirt, asphalt, pipe, and timber (weighing up to 75 lbs.).  Digs and backfills, and performs general demolition duties.  Acts as a flagman, sets barricades, assists co-workers, and maintains a safe working environment.  Maintains daily records and reports on work completed.  Performs preventative maintenance on all equipment used and inspects vehicle for faulty equipment.  Enters exits and performs work at the demolition site. Remains alert and reacts appropriately to audio and/or visual alarms on vehicular equipment and gas detectors. Performs minor maintenance on equipment and fixtures being used.  Completes all job assignments in an efficient, consistent and timely manner.  Maintains regular, punctual and predictable attendance.  Reports to work and remains at work in a productive condition which includes not being under the influence or impaired by the use of alcohol and/or drugs.  Establishes and maintains an effective working relationship with supervisors, co-workers and the general public.

NON-ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Performs other reasonably related duties in equal or lower classification as assigned by supervisory personnel.  Performs work as directed by supervisors in accordance with Article XXX, Job Classifications, Section 1 provision of the Basic Labor Agreement.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES

  • Ability to operate hand and small power tools.
  • Ability to operate various motor vehicles and equipment such as tri-axle dump trucks, track hoes, backhoes, front end loaders, tractor trailers, snow plows, air compressors, snow blower and bull dozer.
  • Ability to operate all tools and equipment in accordance with safety requirements.
  • Ability to adapt to situations involving repetitive duties and remain alert with respect to dangers involved in demolition.
  • Ability to perform preventative maintenance on equipment.
  • Ability to react quickly and appropriately to hazardous situations.
  • Ability to understand and follow directions.
  • Ability to use considerable skill in manipulating and operating all equipment.
  • Ability to perform manual work involving extensive walking, often under adverse weather and working conditions.
  • Good knowledge of hand and small power tools.
  • Thorough knowledge of demolition practices as well as basic building and construction technology.
  • Some familiarity with demolition regulations.

QUALIFICATIONS

Automatic upgrade after three consecutive years of service as a Demolition Specialist I and satisfaction of the Demolition Specialist II requirements, contingent on successfully obtaining a Pennsylvania Commercial Driver’s License, Class A. High school diploma or equivalent. Six (6) months experience in the demolition area preferred. A valid Pennsylvania Commercial Driver’s License, Class B. or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

To apply for this job please visit laserfiche.harrisburgpa.gov.