Recruitment #22-6025-001


Performs tasks of a physically demanding nature; may be called upon to work during periods of inclement weather. Responsibilities may include sweeping, cleaning and repairing streets, maintaining parks, digging and backfilling trenches, and assisting trades workers.

As a member of a street maintenance crew, rakes and loads leaves, shovels and loads snow; removes and replaces damaged guardrails; cuts weeds at a landfill; removes and replaces damaged attenuators. Assists in the repair of streets, bus stops, curbs and gutters, removes paving stones and other materials, works with concrete, asphalt, and other materials; sets up barricades and flags traffic; operates air and engine driven tools as needed. 

As a member of a park maintenance crew, assists in the maintenance of tennis courts, ball diamonds; removes snow and debris; prepares, plants and cultivates trees, shrubs and flowers; sows or sods grass; assists in rock and cement work such as building patios and walks. 

As a member of a sewer or water distribution crew, digs and backfills trenches; assists in laying pipe or in the installation of water mains and service lines; cleans catch basins and utility covers; sets up barricades.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from high school (or G.E.D.). 

Must have one year of applicable experience in general laboring work.

License Requirements

Must possess a valid driver’s license at time of appointment and maintain thereafter as a term and condition of continued employment.

General Requirements

The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may work in high, precarious places; outside weather conditions (wet and/or humid); and work with moving mechanical parts.

Employees must wear steel toe boots.

Promotional Qualifications

Must be a full-time permanent or part-time permanent employee in pay grade 111 (Wage) or below, pay grade 21 (Clerical) or below, or equivalent, and been employed for 6 consecutive months by the City of Dayton in a classified Civil Service position. Identical scores will be broken by (1) seniority and (2) random selection method.


Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and file an application by the deadline date will be placed on a promotional eligible list and ranked in accordance with credits earned for efficiency ratings and seniority earned as a current full-time permanent or part-time permanent City of Dayton employee.

Applicants are responsible for providing all necessary employment dates, experience, training, or any other requirements as stated in the Exam Announcement, in order for their application to be considered for certification.

Background Check 
A background investigation is required prior to employment. All candidates must pass any level of background investigation applicable to the position, including current city employees seeking transfer, promotion, demotion, etc. into a classified position.