Laborer (Standing File)
Contact Info


Posted on: 2017/03/09


Minimum Qualifications:
Must possess or have ability to obtain within first sixty days of employment and must maintain a valid New Mexico Class “D” driver’s license.
•Must be 18 years of age.
•Must successfully complete pre-employment physical exam prior to commencing work.
•If working in Environmental Services, must posses or have ability to obtain within six months of employment and must maintain 24 hour HAZWOPER certification.

Preferred Qualifications:
•High School Diploma or GED.
•Experience operating a computer in a Microsoft Windows environment.
•Experience interacting with customers.

Position Summary:
Under direct supervision, performs semi-skilled and unskilled work in support of maintenance and construction projects for various county departments.

The general level and nature of this position are described in the headings below. This is not an all-inclusive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel in this classification.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
•Knowledge of customer service standards and procedures.
•Knowledge of refuse handling.
•Knowledge of occupational hazards involved and safety precautions necessary in equipment operation.
•Knowledge of warehouse operations.
•Skill in operating tools, equipment such as hand tools, power tools, and chain saw.
•Skill in records maintenance.
•Skill in customer service and establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with employees and the general public.
•Ability to learn the principles of operation and servicing of small power tools and other equipment, including the adaptations of equipment for special uses.
•Ability to safely operate motor vehicles.
•Ability to perform manual labor including digging and setting gas, water, and electric meters.
•Ability to perform basic or routine maintenance and repairs on equipment and vehicles.
•Ability to understand oral instruction and apply common sense in carrying out duties.
•Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
•Picks up, collects and dumps refuse.
•Completes assigned work orders with accuracy and proper documentation.
•Assists with maintaining proper material storage at facilities.
•Maintains dust and litter control on roads.
•Assists customers in and around assigned areas. Provides prompt and courteous customer service.
•Operates facility entrance scale, screens waste, enters data into scale software system, creates weight and material tickets and directs customers to designated dumping areas.
•Assists with building and maintaining waste containers including welding, painting, and repairing commercial refuse containers and assembling roll carts.
•Assists with various waste collections to include, receiving, palletizing and preparing materials for shipment.
•Monitors and maintains Overlook Convenience Center.
•Assists with shipping and receiving, unloading trucks, checking in merchandise, matching purchase orders to sales orders and stocking in warehouse.
•Reads customer orders, work orders, shipping orders, or requisitions and determines which items need to be moved, gathered, or distributed and/or shipped.
•Cuts, hoes and removes weeds and brush, cultivates soil, maintains lawns, trees, greens and shrubs.
•Makes minor repairs to streets, sidewalks, fences, rock walls, buildings and other structures.
•Loads and unloads materials, equipment and supplies.
•Assists in digging for and setting water, gas and sewer services.
•Operates small power tools, refuse equipment, and light equipment.
•Provides assistance to semiskilled and skilled workers.
•Delivers and picks up orders and goods in a timely and safe manner.
•Drives vehicle to and from destinations, adhering to all traffic laws.
•Loads and unloads delivery goods and refuse.
•Polices assigned areas as required.
•Observes safety rules to ensure and maintain a safe work environment.
•Maintains and cleans all equipments.
•Checks to ensure tools and equipment are in proper working order; reports defects and broken parts found on equipment.
•Performs basic or routine maintenance and repairs on equipment and vehicles.
•Maintains confidentiality of all privileged information.
•Contributes to a team effort and accomplishes related results as required.
•Performs other duties as required.

Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly is required to stand and walk up to 8 hours per day; use of sense of smell; have manual and finger dexterity; stoop, and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to crawl, climb heights, reach above shoulder level, crouch, kneel, balance, push/pull, and carry. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Work Environment:
Work is generally performed in an outdoors setting with a high noise level. Exposure to natural weather conditions with high exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises. Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, and requires following basic safety precautions. Evening, holiday, and weekend work may be required.

Each and every county position requires the following professional skills and abilities as key and necessary elements of performance. Employees are required to:

•Demonstrate regular and reliable attendance;
•Work well with others and participate fully in a team oriented environment;
•Interface with other employees and customers in a courteous and respectful manner;
•Project positive support of their department and all county organizations at all times; and,
•Maintain and enhance the county’s commitment to customer service excellence.


How to Apply:

County Application is Required Apply at the Human Resources Division, County of Los Alamos,1000 Central Avenue, Suite 230, Los Alamos, NM 87544. Applications are available in our office, at or by calling (505)662-8040. All vacant positions are listed on the above website and on our Job Line at (505)662-8039.

If you are an individual with a disability who is in need of an auxiliary aid or service to participate in the examination process, notify the Human Resources Division at (505)662-8040 at the time of application. Some documents can be provided in accessible formats. Contact Human Resources at the above number if an accessible format is needed.

Applications become a public record upon receipt and may be made available for public inspection.

Selection Procedure:
The Incorporated County of Los Alamos does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation or gender identity, disability, genetic information or veteran status in employment or the provisions of service.



Deadline for Submissions: 06/30/2018