311 Help Desk
en English
en English
City of harrisburg logo
City of harrisburg logo

The City of Harrisburg is accepting applications for the position of Demolition Specialist I.  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 Public Works or his/her designee. 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.

Qualified applicants must have a High school diploma or equivalent. A valid Pennsylvania Commercial Driver’s License, Class A.  Six (6) months experience in the demolition area preferred or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

Compensation & Benefits

The City of Harrisburg offers a starting salary of $45,356.83. This full-time FLSA position 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).

Please submit a cover letter, resume, three employment references 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 protected]

The City of Harrisburg Is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Wanda R. 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.
High school diploma or equivalent.
Six (6) months experience in the demolition area preferred.
A valid Pennsylvania Commercial Driver’s License, Class A.
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.

error: Content is protected.