General Laborer

Construction · Sells, Arizona
Department Construction
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation $16.09/Hour

Position Title:General Laborer


Reports To:Chief Construction Officer

Posted Rate of Pay Starting: $16.09/hr.

Exempt / Non-Exempt: Non-Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time

Limited to current TOKA employees only: No


Documents required to be attached with candidate’s application

1.      CIB or tribal identification card.

2.      Resume if applicable.


Pre-employment Screening Requirements


The Tohono O’odham Ki:Ki Association (TOKA) conducts pre-employment screening for all positions, which may include a criminal background check, verification of credentials, licenses, certifications, and work history.  In addition, a check of names and identification documents is conducted on all new employees to ensure they are legally authorized to work in the United States.  All employees are required to successfully pass a drug-screening test prior to employment; random drug screening tests may be administered post-employment.

Summary: The Construction Laborer performs tasks involving physical labor at building, projects, and demolition sites. The Construction Laborer may operate hand and power tools of all types: air hammers, earth tampers, cement mixers, small mechanical hoists, surveying and measuring equipment, and a variety of other equipment and instruments. The Construction Laborer may clean and prepare sites, dig trenches, set braces to support the sides of excavations, erect scaffolding, clean up rubble and debris, and remove asbestos, lead, and other hazardous waste materials.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.


Essential Duties

  • Provide assistance to craft workers, such as carpenters, electricians, plumbers, roofers and masons.
  • Load materials and tools for the days work schedule
  • Mop, brush, or spread paints, cleaning solutions, or other compounds over surfaces to clean them or to provide protection.
  • Operate jackhammers and drills to break up concrete or pavement.
  • Position, join, align, and seal structural components, such as roofs, building walls- interior and exterior.
  • Shovel cement and other materials into portable cement mixers; and mix, pour, and spread concrete.
  • Signal equipment operators to facilitate alignment, movement, and adjustment of machinery, equipment, and materials.
  • Help smooth and finish freshly poured cement or concrete, using floats, trowels, screeds, or powered cement finishing tools.
  • Spray materials such as water, sand, steam, vinyl, and paint, through hoses to clean, coat, or seal surfaces.
  • Tend pumps, compressors, and generators to provide power for tools, machinery, and equipment.
  • Lubricate, clean, and repair machinery, equipment, and tools.
  • Apply caulking compounds by hand or using caulking guns.
  • Clean and prepare construction sites to eliminate possible hazards.
  • Control traffic passing near, in, and around work zones.
  • Dig ditches or trenches, backfill excavations, and compact and level earth to grade specifications, using picks, shovels, pneumatic tampers, and rakes.
  • Erect and disassemble scaffolding, shoring, braces, traffic barricades, ramps, and other temporary structures.
  • Grind, scrape, sand surfaces such as concrete, wood or drywall, using abrasive tools or machines.
  • Help install sewer, water, and storm drain pipes.
  • Load, unload, and identify building materials, machinery, and tools, and distribute them to the appropriate locations, according to project plans and specifications.
  • Measure, mark, and record openings and distances to lay out areas where construction work will be performed.
  • Clean out vacant buildings.
  • Read and interpret plans, instructions, and specifications to understand work activities.
  • And other tasks assigned.


Supervisory Responsibilities                                                   

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Analytical - Uses intuition and experience to complement data.


  • Design - Uses feedback to modify performance; Demonstrates attention to detail.


  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Works well in group problem solving situations.


  • Oral Communication - Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions.


  • Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Able to read and interpret written information.


  • Cost Consciousness - Conserves organizational resources.


  • Diversity - Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences.


  • Ethics - Works with integrity and ethically; upholds organizational values.


  • Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures.


  • Motivation - Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles, Measures self against standard of excellence.


  • Planning/Organizing - Uses time efficiently.


  • Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions.


  • Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.


  • Quantity - Meets productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity.


  • Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.


  • Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment.


  • Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time.


  • Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.


  • Initiative - Asks for and offers help when needed.


  • Innovation - Generates suggestions for improving work.

QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience                                                 

High school diploma or general education degree (GED);

Language Skills                                                

Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.  Ability to write simple correspondence.  Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

Mathematical Skills                                                     

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Reasoning Ability                                            

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently exposed to high, precarious places; outside weather conditions and extreme heat. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; extreme cold and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.


Indian Preference

Preference in filling vacancies is given to qualified Indian applicants in accordance with Section 703(i) of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, 42 U.S.C. §2000e-2(i) (1982) and Tohono O’odham Nation Ordinance 01-85, Section 3, provided the applicant has submitted acceptable proof of Indian preference for employment.


The Tohono O’odham Ki:Ki Association is an equal opportunity employer, and there will be no discrimination for consideration or in selection, because of race, religion, color, sex, national origin, politics, marital status, physical handicap, or age.




I have reviewed and understand the job descriptions and believe them to be accurate and complete. I understand that the Management of the Tohono O’odham Ki:Ki Association retains the right to change the Job Descriptions as it deems necessary. I will follow and adhere to my Job Description to the best of my ability.



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