Position Description

Trades Worker - Streets/Landscape/R&B
Job Code 4534
Requisition Information
Public Works

Opening Date:

Tentative Close Date:

County Region:
Central County (S. Fruitville - N. Clark)

8781 Bee Ridge Road Sarasota, FL

# of openings:

Starting pay range:
$15.05 (Step 1)

Who May Apply?:
Open to All

Position Type:
Full time

Scheduled Hours 40
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Trades Worker - Streets/Landscape/R&BSemi-skilled work in the maintenance, construction and repair of county right-of-ways.

Subject to Passing Substance Screening

This position is subject to passing a pre-employment substance screening.  An applicant who fails to pass a required drug-screening test shall be disqualified from employment in any class for a period of five years.


  • Performs maintenance and repairs to all bridges within Sarasota County, to include: Concrete repairs, joint seal replacement, pressure washing, painting, vegetation removal and any other maintenance required for safe vehicle and pedestrian travel. 
  • Assist Skilled Trades Worker I in the repair and installation of concrete sidewalks, curb & gutter, driveways and handicap ramps.
  • Assist in the maintenance and repair to all asphalt surfaces along county maintained roadways.  Includes operation of tools and equipment associated with road repair and modifications, road cuts and pothole repair. All work is done to Department of Transportation (DOT) specifications.  Duties include setting up the required Maintenance of Traffic (MOT) for safety, flagging per MOT standards, performing labor intensive tasks associated with shoveling, spreading, and compacting asphalt.
  • Conducts labor tasks to keep roadways and right-of-ways clear of obstructions.  Includes removing debris and hazards from roadways.  i.e., (construction debris and dead animal carcass).  Conducts manual trimming of trees for proper clearance and site distance problems, using chainsaws, weed eaters, pole saws and manual tools associated.  Assist in the re-grading of county non-maintained roadways.
  • Frequently operates dump trucks and occasionally will operates backhoes, small excavators, skid loaders, front end loaders and other related equipment required to maintain and repair road right-of-ways.
  • Maintains equipment and vehicles as assigned. 
  • Completes and submits work orders relating to all work performed in a professional and timely fashion.
  • Responds to emergency situations as required.
  • Performs all other related duties or special projects as assigned or directed.

Minimum QualificationsA High School Diploma or its equivalent and one year of experience in the applicable trade (semi-skilled laborer in the care and maintenance of concrete, asphalt and vegetation along Road Right-Of-Ways).  Possession of a valid Driver’s License at time of hire. A Florida Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Class "B" with tanker endorsement is required within six (6) months from date of hire. 

Job Competencies

  • Knowledge of current technology in road right-of-ways maintenance practices.
  • Knowledge of safe operation of specialized tools and equipment used in the maintenance and repair of road right-of-ways.
  • Operation of front end loader, dump truck, personal computers and mechanical tools used in the road maintenance industry. 
  • The ability to understand and follow oral/written instructions.


Work Hours:  Monday - Friday, 6:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  Occasional weekend work.   

Physical Demands: Must occasionally lift and/or move more than 50 pounds. Must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  **May be required to lift concrete bags weighing 60 pounds. This would be performed two (2) times monthly on average.



Sarasota County Government is committed to wellness and successful applicants must be tobacco free for twelve months preceding date of application .

Drug Free Work Environment             EOE/AA/ADA 

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