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City of Lakeland Construction Trades Worker in Lakeland, Florida

Construction Trades Worker

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Construction Trades Worker


$20.47 - $30.07 Hourly


Lakeland, FL

Job Type

Full Time Regular

Job Number



Public Works/Construction & Maintenance


PW C&M Construction 1103300000

Opening Date


Closing Date




Bargaining Unit


  • Description

  • Benefits

  • Questions


This is skilled work in road and sewer maintenance and repair. Employees in this classification receive specific instructions pertaining to programming, desired results, and work procedures that are carried out under general supervision. Immediate supervisor reviews work for results obtained through periodic inspections and reports.

This posting will close after the receipt of the first 10 qualified applicants or 2 weeks (June 25, 2024 at 4PM) whichever comes first.

Please note this posting can close at ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE.


  • Assists crew members assigned certain construction and maintenance activities including, but not limited to, road patching and maintenance of ditches, storm sewers, sanitary sewer facilities and road right-of-ways.

  • Assists in the work of a crew setting forms, pouring and finishing cement for the construction and repair of curbs, gutters, cross-gutters and sidewalks.

  • Assists in fabricating construction forms; pouring and finishing concrete; constructing, maintaining and repairing curbs, gutters, driveway aprons, sidewalks, drainage facilities, sanitary sewer facilities and other projects, as required.

  • Assists building manholes and catch basins; lays brick; sets manhole covers.

  • Assists in operating power equipment related to work such as concrete truck, concrete saw, air compressor, concrete finishing tools and other necessary equipment.

  • Oversees and assists in loading and unloading trucks, breaks up concrete and pavement.

  • Drives trucks, runs bobcat, loader, and backhoe to facilitate work to be completed.


  • May assist Crew Leader with personnel assignments.

  • Performs related work as required.


  • High school diploma from an accredited school or GED.

  • Two (2) years of experience in construction, concrete finishing, pipe laying, and / or maintenance and repair of public works facilities.

  • Must be able to pass and maintain training in: Traffic Control, Trenching and Shoring and Confined Space.


  • Must possess and maintain a valid state of Florida driver's license. Must be able to obtain Class "A" or "B" CDL with appropriate endorsements as are required by the employing department within six (6) months of employment. Preference will be given to applicants who currently possess a valid state of Florida class "A" or "B" commercial driver's license.

  • Must maintain a valid telephone number.

  • May be required to pass and maintain qualification for:

  • Respiratory Protection Physical

  • Pulmonary Function

  • Qualitative and Quantitative Fit Test(s)

  • May be required to work overtime, or alternate hours, as necessary for the efficient operation of the department. Position may be designated as Mission Critical by Department Director.


  • Considerable knowledge of the equipment, material and practices used in roadway, bridge, sidewalk, storm sewer and sanitary sewer facilities construction, maintenance and repair.

  • Knowledge of asphalt roadway repair and/or concrete finishing techniques.

  • Knowledge of the applicable work safety rules and procedures.

  • Skill in the use of construction trade tools and equipment.

  • Ability to safely operate power hand tools, light equipment and trucks.

  • Ability to read and interpret simple sketches and construction drawings.

  • Ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates supervisors and the public.

  • Ability to perform manual work under adverse weather condition for extended periods of time.

  • Ability to perform manual, semi-skilled and skilled tasks.

All City of Lakeland positions are subject to testing (e.g. written, oral, performance, computerized, interview, and/or any combination). Candidates selected for testing will be notified via email or telephone. Please check your e-mail and telephone messages regularly, including “junk” folders. Test times and locations to be announced.

The City of Lakeland is a drug free workplace. This position is considered a mandatory testing position, which is subject to pre-employment and random drug testing. All City of Lakeland positions are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing. As a condition of employment you will be required to pass the pre-employment drug test in accordance with Florida Statute 440.102.


City of Lakeland

2024 Summary Sheet

Annual Leave

Annual leave is accumulated bi-weekly and based upon years of service as follows:

Annual leave may be taken as earned by employees hired after January 1, 1989. Employees hired prior to that date use annual leave within the calendar year following the year the leave is earned. All employees may carry over up to a maximum of twenty (20) days at the end of the calendar year. Regular part-time employees who work at least twenty (20) hours per week accrue annual leave at the rate of four (4) hours per month.*

Sick Leave

Sick rate is accrued biweekly based upon years of service and standard hour classification. Eligible for use as soon as earned. Regular part-time employees who work at least twenty (20) hours per week accrue sick leave at the rate of four (4) hours per month.

*NOTE: REGULAR employees with a working day other than eight (8) hours, please contact your supervisor regarding these policies.

Sick Leave Pool

Allows employees to receive sick leave benefits in cases involving catastrophic or long-term illnesses or injuries after all personal leave time has been depleted. Regular full-time employees contribute eight (8) hours and Regular part-time employees contribute four (4) hours on an annual basis. Employees must have completed one full year of service on or before December 31st of the calendar year enrollment; and have accumulated at least forty (40) hours of sick time (twenty (20) hours for Regular part-time employees). Participation in this program is voluntary.

For more information contact Amanda Kaiser at 834-8768

Family & Medical Leave

Federal legislation guarantees up to twelve (12) weeks per year off work under certain circumstances outlined in the policy manual. The employees must have been employed by the City for at least twelve (12) months and have at least 1,250 hours of service during the 12-month period before the requested leave. The City will continue its group life and health insurance for an employee on leave at the same level and under the same conditions that existed while the employee was working.

For more information contact Dawn Justice at 834-6038.

Pension Plan

Provision for retirement income requiring mandatory participation for full-time regular employees.

Defined Benefit Plan:

Plan C Employee 3.12%

Employer 15.64%


Defined Contribution Plan:

Executives, New Hires aged 52 and older, and Fire/Police Recruits

Employee 8.5% or 11% per election upon hire

Employer 15.39%

Deferred Compensation 457 Plan:

A voluntary plan that is invested in mutual funds. The Employees' Pension Board performs the due diligence on the mutual funds. Employees may reallocate their account at any time.

Maximum contribution for 2024 is $23,000; employees aged 50 or older can also add a "catch-up" amount of $7,500. Additionally, a match of up to 5% of salary is offered by the City in Plan C.


Twelve (12) holidays, includes one (1) personal floating holiday to be used at any time after three (3) months of employment and prior to the end of the calendar year.

Funeral Leave

Up to three (3) days off with pay due to death of an immediate family member (as defined in the policy manual). Up to four (4) hours off with pay may be obtained through supervisor approval to attend local funeral services of persons other than immediate family.

Jury/Witness Duty

Employees required to serve on jury duty will be relieved of responsibility for their regular work shift or portion thereof and receive full pay while serving. All fees received for such service may be retained by the employee. Employees subpoenaed to any civil or criminal court proceeding, which employee is not personally or monetarily interested, shall be paid as if engaged in regular work activities.

Military Leave

Allows for up to 240 hours in any one calendar year for annual military training without loss of pay or benefits for any employee in some type of reserve status for the United States Armed Forces. (see policy manual for additional information).

Maternity Leave

Refer to Family & Medical Leave for those employees who qualify. Others may take up to three (3) months leave of absence available upon approval of the Department Head. Employees may opt to utilize any combination of paid (sick or annual leave) or unpaid leave.

Leave of Absence Without Pay

Written requests are subject to approval by Department Head and City Manager or designee for less than ninety (90) days. Requests for more than ninety (90) days also require Civil Service Board approval for employees in a Civil Service classification.

Longevity Pay

Tuition Reimbursement

Program provides employees up to $2,500 per fiscal year (October 1 through September 30) for reimbursement of tuition of approved college, university, vocational, or correspondence classes upon completion with a grade of "C" or better in credit courses only. Full reimbursement is given for courses and fees, upon approval. The program does not include reimbursement for cost of books, supplies or other related expenses.

For more information, contact Sue Cook at 834-6844.

Suggestion Awards

A program designed to provide a consistent and organized method for employees to submit and be rewarded for constructive ideas for improvement. Maximum award is $1000.

For additional information, contact Kathy McNelis at 834-6348.

Direct Deposit of Paycheck (refer to handout in new employee folder)

An account must be established with the institution of your choice prior to signing up for direct deposit.


Uniforms issued at no cost to employees for those job classifications which require them. Equipment is issued to employees at either no cost or discounted cost depending upon job classification.


Free while at work.

Break Periods

Employees may be permitted two (2), fifteen (15) minute breaks during the workday. The time shall be at the discretion of the supervisor.

For Information on Health Insurance, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance please contact Benefits at 834-6797.

For Information on Retirement Benefits, contact the Retirement Services Department at 834-8765 or 834-8797.

For Information on Firefighter and Police Officer Retirement Benefits, contact Foster & Foster at 239-333-4872.


Do you possess a high school diploma or its equivalent (GED) from an accredited school?

  • Yes

  • No


    Do you have at least two (2) years of experience in the construction, concrete finishing, pipe laying and/or maintenance and repair of a variety of public works or related facilities?

  • Yes

  • No


    Please provide a narrative supporting your answer to the above question. Be sure to include specific job title(s), job duties, organization(s) and the dates where the work was performed. Note: The employers and dates of employment you list here must also be included in the "Work Experience" section of this job application.


    Please indicate which type of valid driver's license you possess.

  • Florida driver's license

  • CDL Class "A"

  • CDL Class "B"

  • I have an out-of-state driver's license

  • I do not have a valid driver's license


    By clicking "Yes" below, I understand that all relevant work experience MUST be entered in the "Work Experience" section on my application. In addition, all current City of Lakeland employees must list all previous City of Lakeland work experience in the "Work Experience" section of the application. Failure to complete the "Work Experience" section will disqualify you from the application process.

  • Yes

  • No

    Required Question


City of Lakeland, Civil Service


500 N Lake Parker Avenue Lakeland, Florida, 33801