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Kitsap County Public Works
Department of Public Works
614 Division Street, Port Orchard, WA  MS-26
Phone:(360)337-5777 * Fax:(360)337-4867






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Summer Employment Program - Job Descriptions

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Road Maintenance/Flagging

The Maintenance/Flagging student employees perform a wide variety of manual labor duties in the maintenance and construction of the County roads and bridges. The work includes physical labor in performing repairs, preventative maintenance and flagging.  Student employees will operate a county vehicle and miscellaneous light equipment and practice good safety habits.  Job duties include:

Driving and flagging
Set up and move signs
Move fences and set mailboxes
Asphalt work (raking and shoveling)
Load and unload materials
Pot hole for utilities
Shovel rock
Cutting brush and weeds/feed chipper
Mix cement
Rip rap headwalls
Work  asphalt
Miscellaneous duties, as assigned

Sign Shop Maintenance

Summer work in the Sign Shop includes striping roads with yellow and white paint, placing pavement markings, as well as replacing signs, installing new signs, and repair of flashing lights. Summer students in this section will assist full-time staff in this work as well as the following:

Traffic control (flagging)
Set out road signs
Drive pilot car
Clean equipment, shop and yard
Fill bead tanks
Vehicle inspections, daily service of trucks
Load equipment and materials
Pavement marking and painting
Sign maintenance
Assist in making signs
Data entry, word processing and scanning
Miscellaneous duties, as assigned

Surface and Storm Water Laborers & Assistants

Student employees working in this capacity assist in the maintenance of the storm water detention and retention ponds.  Students work in a team environment,  primarily performing manual labor duties and operating miscellaneous power tools.  Job duties include:

Set up/move signs
Weed eat brush
Remove and clear small trees and brush
Mow (uneven) areas
Clean and maintain equipment
Miscellaneous duties, as assigned

Education and Outreach Assistants provide support to SSWM Education/Outreach Coordinators and the Water Quality Manager. Duties may include work in both the office setting and in the field. Office duties include collating information into excel spreadsheets, data entry, copying, laminating, and filing. Field duties include marking storm drains and inspecting Mutt Mitt stations for compliance with established standards.

Survey Engineering Assistant

Student employees work as a field crew member doing construction surveying, right-of-way staking, and some topographic survey. Students are also required to perform various duties in the office. Summer students also serve as aides to a survey crew performing government corner restoration.

Data entry, word processing and scanning
Checking and indexing new surveys
Survey image editing and scanning
GPS surveying and flagging
Carrying tools and equipment over uneven terrain
Operating hand tools for brush cutting and digging
Lifting and carrying up to 90 lbs.
Miscellaneous duties as assigned

Construction Inspection Laborer

Student employees will assist engineering construction inspectors in the inspection of major and minor road projects for drainage, grading, paving, or resurfacing to meet standards and specifications. Inspections include asphalt overlays, curb and sidewalks, sub-grade placement, storm sewer pipe, installation of box culvert.  Students may be assigned to construction sites to daily work. They will also work with staff in the Pavement Management Program.  Job duties include:

Ticket taking (rock and asphalt tickets)
Station roads
Complete daily reports and inspections
Attend meetings, as directed (safety, pre-construction, or staff meetings.)
Lay out markings for roadway striping
Inspect utility relocation work
May be required to work nights when necessary, for short periods of time
Assist in maintaining files and accounting processes
Assist in project layout or staking
Assist in pavement condition rating
Perform GPS tasks on all bridges and guard rails
Data entry, word processing and scanning
Miscellaneous duties, as assigned

Engineering Assistant

Student employees will assist in design, research and documentation of roadway sections and land data. Students will become familiar with surveying data, determining horizontal and vertical alignment, structural sections, pipe sections, pipe grades and sizes and appropriate materials, etc. Work involves heavy use of computer software (AutoCAD and other programs). Job duties include:

Maintain engineering records and as-built plans
Assist in the production of design drafts and bid jobs
Make maps or plans with Auto CAD
Chart data in spreadsheets
Create graphs and cost estimates in spreadsheets
Data entry, word processing and scanning
Assist in public education
Miscellaneous duties, as assigned

Wastewater Laborer

Summer workers will help maintain grounds at Wastewater facilities throughout the County. Work is primarily performed outside and includes cleaning and painting buildings and equipment indoors or out. Students will also assist in inspecting, testing and performing preventive maintenance at pumping stations and treatment plants. Job duties include:

Mow grass
Apply and rake out beauty bark
Operate weed eaters
Weed landscaped areas
Wash vehicles
Preparation for paint /painting
Building maintenance
Clean and maintain equipment
Miscellaneous duties, as assigned

Clerical Assistant

Administration clerical support provides services to all divisions of the Public Works. Job duties of the student employees working in this section may include:

Data entry, word processing and scanning
Mail delivering
Supply ordering
Copying, faxing, filing
Answer phones (reception)
Archiving records
Help with resource library
Work at the County Fair booth
Miscellaneous duties, as assigned

Staff Contact:   Dean Brown, Accounting Manager
                       Citas Brooks, Summer Program Administrator

Kitsap County Public Works
Kitsap 1
(360) 337-5777 or (800) 825-4940

Updated:  November 07, 2013
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