Whitehall Township

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Business Description

The Whitehall Township Public Works Department is comprised of over 32 employees, including managers, mechanics, equipment operators, skilled tradesmen and laborers, who are responsible for street maintenance, sweeping, repair and resurfacing, landscape maintenance/mowing of township properties, storm sewer inspection, repair and installation, construction of minor structures and maintenance of all township-owned buildings.

The Vehicle Maintenance Department repairs and maintains the township's automobiles, police cars, fire trucks and heavy equipment. Principal functions include:

- Street Maintenance: Over $1 million dollars are spent on repair, reconstruction and repaving Township streets each year. In the winter, the department mobilizes crews to plow, de-ice and clear township roadways. The township's crews also prepare streets to be resurfaced by a private contractor, a process which takes a great deal of the year.

- Maintenance of Township Properties: Public Works crews maintain the Municipal Building, Police Headquarters, Recycling Center and hundreds of acres of land. They also maintain the fleet of vehicles used by township personnel.

- Maintenance of Storm Sewers: Township crews maintain, clean and install storm sewers.

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Public Works Director

Performs complex supervisory and administrative work in supervising the
operations of all employees of the Public Works department either directly
or through subordinate supervisors.

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Perform complex supervisory, administrative and professional work in
assisting the Bureau Chief of Public Works in planning organizing, directing and supervising operations in the Public Works Department, including maintenance of Township-owned property, buildings, streets and
automotive equipment, infrastructure and related items.

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Performs skilled work, administrative and supervisory work in maintaining
vehicles and mechanical equipment of the Township. CDL class A license.
Pennsylvania State Inspection License.

Blue arrow showing progression from Skilled Trademen & Mechanics Skilled Trademen & Mechanics

Performs a variety of skilled trades work in the construction, maintenance,
operation and repair of the Township streets, buildings and properties
within the Public Works Department or park and recreation buildings,
grounds, open spaces, parks, and properties within the Recreation

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Operates a variety of heavy equipment and trucks utilized in construction
and maintenance tasks ranging from those requiring specialized knowledge to routine manual labor in the maintenance of the Township’s streets, buildings, and properties.

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Performs a wide variety of routine maintenance work ranging from those
requiring manual skills and special knowledge, which may be acquired on
the job to routine manual labor in the construction, repair, and
maintenance of Township’s streets, buildings, and properties. Performs
work with general instructions, although special tasks may require detailed