How to become a Council Worker - Outdoor

Outdoor council workers are employed by local government bodies to construct and maintain roads, footpaths, gutters, flood controls, fire controls, drainage, sewerage, water mains, parks and gardens, and to dispose of rubbish.

Personal requirements for a Council Worker - Outdoor

  • Able to cope with the physical demands of the job
  • Enjoy outdoor work
  • Able to work in a team.

Duties & Tasks of a Council Worker - Outdoor

- prepare foundations for new roads - lay and level surface material - prepare sites for new operational works - put up safety signs and direct traffic through the construction area - construct footpaths, lay paving stones or bricks and lay new kerbs - dig trenches for drainpipes and lay pipes accurately into position, then backfill and compact trenches and replace disturbed surfaces - measure and work out roadwork materials - unblock water, stormwater and sewerage pipes - construct and maintain water reticulation services and sewage collection systems - maintain and tidy parks, gardens, nature strips and road edges, which involves general garden - maintenance, removing weeds, pruning and tree planting - maintain roads, pavements and bridges - assist with garbage disposal and collection - drive trucks and operate equipment such as mowers, backhoes, graders, loaders and rollers.:


Working conditions for a Council Worker - Outdoor

Protective clothing must be worn.


Specializations

Council Worker - Outdoor

Outdoor council workers are employed by local government bodies to construct and maintain roads, footpaths, gutters, flood controls, fire controls, drainage, sewerage, water mains, parks and gardens, and to dispose of rubbish.

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