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Roadside Maintenance - Crew

Community Training Works, Inc.
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No experience necessary, but experience in roadside maintenance, landscaping, zero turn mowers, saws, Stihl equipment is helpful especially for advancement. Must be willing to work outside in unpredictable Florida weather including but not limited to extreme heat, cool, and windy conditions. Improve the community in which you live by working on public roads, lands, and waterways (highways, municipal and rural roads and rights-of-way). Work and receive job training and wage. We are targeting young adults (18-29 and veterans up to 35). Duties include mowing, edging, sweeping, litter removal, brush removal, tree removal, sign washing, occasional fencing and guardrail repair.

Service Activities

Duties include mowing, edging, sweeping, litter removal, brush removal, tree removal, sign washing, occasional fencing and guardrail repair.

Community Need Addressed

Improve the community in which you live by working on public roads, lands, and waterways (highways, municipal and rural roads and rights-of-way).

Position Outcomes

Completion of term will result in certifications such as Maintenance of Traffic, Segal education award to be used towards college, and paid on the job training hours. Member will have improved his communities public lands while also improving their own employability through skills learned and hours banked as experience.

Benefits

Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Training

On the job training and youth development program, employability skills such as certifications as well as health insurance incentive bonus, simple IRA retirement plan. Potential eligibility for an AmeriCorps education award for college, trade school or pay off a student loan. This is an up to 10 -24 months developmental position. Opportunity for advancement.

Education Benefits

Intermediate or Advanced Maintenance of Traffic Tools Safety and maintenance Leave no Trace Waders in the Water

Competencies You Will Develop
Communication
Lead group discussion, Listen to and consider others' viewpoints, Maintain open lines of communication with others, Speak clearly, in precise language and in a logical, organized and coherent manner, Turn taking
Creativity & Problem Solving
Able to identify and define the problem, Capable of generating possible solutions, Communicate the problem to appropriate personnel
Teamwork
Develop constructive working relationships and maintain them over time, Establish a high degree of trust and credibility with others, Interact professionally and respectfully with supervisors and co-workers, Stay positive and outcome oriented, Use appropriate strategies and solutions for dealing with conflicts and differences to maintain a smooth workflow
Decisions
Accepts responsibility, Anticipate the consequences of decisions, Identify and prioritize the key issues involved to facilitate the decision making process, Involve people appropriately in decisions that may impact them
Tools
Carefully consider which tools or technological solutions are appropriate for a given job, Consistently choose the best tool or technological solution for the problem at hand, Operate tools and equipment in accordance with established operating procedures, safety standards, and ethical guidelines, Seek opportunities to improve knowledge of tools and technologies that may assist in streamlining work and improving productivity
Planning
Able to prioritize various competing tasks, Create environment of contribution, Create plan of action, schedule tasks so that work is completed on time, Demonstrate the effective allocation of time and resources efficiently, Set goals
Service
Be pleasant, courteous, professional and respectful when dealing with internal and external customers or clients, Evaluate customer or client satisfaction, Honor the privilege of being able to work with and for those being served, Provide personalized, prompt, and efficient service to meet the requirements, requests and needs of customers, Understand and anticipate the needs of others, Understand the importance of one's role in the functioning of the organization, Understand the significance of maintaining a healthful and safe environment
  • Activity Types Hands On Activities
  • Focus Areas Environment
  • Length of Service 18 Months
  • Education Requirements Less than High School Completed
  • Placement Team Placement
  • Service Setting Community-based Nonprofit
  • Weekly Training Hours 2

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