Scheduled maintenance is being completed on water lines in the Delta Avenue and North Fork Avenue, between 5th and 7th Streets. Residents in the area will experience periods of time with no water beginning at 10AM and lasting a few hours. 


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Immediate Opening Available

Public Works General Laborer (PT)

Job Title:

Public Works – General Laborer

Reports to (Title):

Public Works Supervisor


Public Works

Expected Starting Wage is: $20.00/hour

One Total Position(s)

FLSA: Part-Time, Non-Exempt, Non-Bargaining


Reporting to the Public Works Supervisor, this position provides support to the overall operations of the Public Works Department and its divisions. The essential functions, duties, and responsibilities of the position are indicative of the daily activities that the position is expected to fulfill with minimal supervision or with the assistance of reasonable accommodation.

Work may require contact with the public, and it is expected that the successful candidate will demonstrate a positive attitude and serve as a representative of the Town of Paonia. All employees of the Town of Paonia are expected to exercise independent judgment with minimum supervision. Work is reviewed through individual development plans, goal setting and reviews with the position’s direct supervisor.


  • Serve as a representative of the Town of Paonia, demonstrating a positive attitude and progressive actions through the display of professionalism, courtesy, and appropriate tact and discretion in all interactions with other employees and with the public.

  • Must have a basic understanding of the operation of heavy equipment and be willing to participate in instruction programs.

  • Generally, an after-hours availability may be scheduled for snow removal services and water and wastewater repairs. 

  • Assist with street maintenance duties including, but not limited to, snow removal, storm drain maintenance, signage, street landscaping maintenance, and maintenance of associated equipment.  

  • Assist with water distribution system maintenance and repairs including, but not limited to, repairs and/or modifications to any well, main water line, gate valve and box maintenance, and curb stop/meter pit services. 

  • Assist with monthly water meter reads.

  • Assist with wastewater system maintenance including, but not limited to, repairs and/or modifications to any wastewater systems, service cleaning and adjusting, manhole cleaning, assisting in mainline repairs and identification markers. 

  • Assist with facility and grounds maintenance including, but not limited to, HVAC maintenance, snow removal, mowing, weed control, plumbing, carpentry, painting, and may provide labor for office staff.   

  • Assist with Park maintenance duties including, but not limited to mowing, weed control, irrigation system maintenance, trash removal, park equipment repairs and maintenance, sidewalk maintenance and maintenance of associated equipment.  

  • Assist with fleet and heavy equipment maintenance including oil changes, tire rotation, and minor repairs. 

  • Assist with the successful operations of Town Parades and Special Events.

  • Provide Supervisor with information related to Code Enforcement violations.

  • Attend and participate in Public Works Department safety meetings.

  • Performs directed tasks as required and assigned by the Public Works Supervisor.


                General knowledge of maintenance and janitorial practices, ability to work for periods of time in inclement weather, including wintery conditions; ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with other employees of the Town; ability to work flexible hours and days, with a maximum of 27 hours per week.


  • Possession of a high school diploma or recognized certificate.

  • Skill in the use and care of tools, equipment, and machinery.

  • Possession of, or ability to acquire a valid driver's license for the State of Colorado.