Cement Finisher, Streets -3317

Career Purpose

Performs skilled concrete finishing and related work as required for the construction, repair and maintenance of concrete and masonry structures and other improvements.


  • Spreads concrete into inaccessible areas of forms with rake or shovel.
  • Levels concrete to specified depth and workable consistency, with hand held screed and floats to bring water to the surface and produce soft topping.
  • Smoothes and shapes surfaces of freshly poured concrete.
  • Finishes concrete surfaces or wets and rubs concrete with abrasive stone to impart finish.
  • Removes rough or defective spots from concrete surface, and patches holes with fresh concrete or epoxy compound.
  • Produces rough concrete surface with broom.
  • Repair safety hazards identified on concrete and asphalt streets.
  • Build concrete handicapped ramps to ADA Standards using truncated dome panels.



  • Molds expansion joints and edges.
  • Sprinkles colored stone chips, powdered steel, or colored powder on concrete to produce prescribed finish.
  • Remove failed areas in concrete and asphalt pavements. Replace with concrete or asphalt to City specifications as needed.
  • Mixes cement with hoe or concrete-mixing machine.
  • Directs sub grade work, mixing of concrete and setting of forms.
  • Signals concrete deliverer to position truck to facilitate pouring concrete.
  • Operates hand and power tools when necessary; performs heavy and semi-skilled construction and maintenance work and manual labor when the nature of the job does not require constant concrete and finishing work.
  • Builds and repairs catch basins, drainage structures and similar improvements. This includes brickwork.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


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

  • Graduation from high school or GED is preferred, supplemented by formal technical training in cement finishing and two years experience in cement finishing; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Skill in the operation of the following tools and equipment: screeds; floats; various hand and power tools; concrete saw; automobile; backhoe; light dump truck.
  • Knowledge of mixing and proportioning of concrete and the methods, practices and materials used in the construction of streets, sidewalks, gutters, curbs, catch basins and other concrete work; knowledge of the use and purposes of hand and power tools; knowledge of the principles of leadership; knowledge of safety hazards and how to avoid them.
  • Ability to patch various types of cement surfaces; ability to build forms and pour cement; ability to understand and follow oral and written directions; ability to work cooperatively with others; ability to perform heavy manual labor; ability to be a team leader; ability to operate concrete saw, backhoe and light dump truck; ability to interpret and work from sketches and specifications; ability to set-up curb, gutter and radius forms and to read grade cuts.
  • Possession of valid Oklahoma Operator's license.


The Street Division is located within the compound of the City of Lawton Public Works Department facilities located at 2100 SW 6th Street. Cement Finishers primarily perform his/her duties in the field, throughout the City where commercial or industrial customers are located.


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

Physical                        Regularly         = 67% of the work time or greater;

Demands                      Frequently       = 34% - 66% of the time;

                                    Occasionally    = 12% - 33% of the time;

                                    Rarely             = less than 1 hour in an 8-hour shift.

Regularly:  Required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Required to bend, stoop, crawl, kneel, push and pull. The employee must lift and or move up to 50 pounds.  Operate an automobile.  Regular repetitive motion to include arms, hands, fingers and back. 

Frequently:  Required to stand and walk. The employee must lift and or move up to 80 pounds. Exposed to heat/cold. 

Occasionally:  Lift or carry up to 100 pounds.  Exposed to moisture, dampness and humidity and airborne dust.

Rarely: Climbs.  Rarely exposed to moderate noise levels.


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

Environmental               Regularly         = 67% of the work time or greater;

Demands                      Frequently       = 34% - 66% of the time;

                                    Occasionally    = 12% - 33% of the time;

                                    Rarely             = less than 1 hour in an 8-hour shift.

Frequently:  Works near moving mechanical parts or in outside weather conditions.

Occasionally:  Exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes, toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is moderately noisy which requires hearing protection.



The employee is occasionally assigned a leadership role for a small crew of between 1 – 4 employees.



A Field Supervisor who provides continuing or individual assignments by indicating generally what is to be done supervises the employee, limitations, quality and quantity expected, deadlines and priority of assignments. The supervisor gives additional, specific instructions for new, difficult or unusual assignments. The employee uses initiative in carrying out recurring assignments independently without specific instructions. The supervisor assures that the work is technically accurate and in compliance with instructions or established procedures.


First Application Review:

The first application review date will commence on April 5, 2021.  All application submitted after that date will be placed in a separate folder awaiting the outcome of the initial review.  Should none of the original applicants be selected, the second set will be available for review.


Safety Sensitive:

This position is a “safety sensitive” position as defined by the US DOT drug and alcohol testing regulations, the Oklahoma Standards for Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Act and/or Oklahoma Medical Marijuana laws. The “safety sensitive” positions in the following categories may be subject to periodic random drug testing pursuant to City of Lawton Administrative Policy 3-02: Drug & Alcohol Free Workplace. Marijuana is one of the substances included in the drug panel screening. Possession of a medical marijuana license will not excuse you from the testing process, or the consequences of testing positive for marijuana. The categories listed are inclusive of City of Lawton jobs only.

  1. Police Officers or Peace Officers;
  2. Employees authorized to carry firearms;
  3. Employees with drug interdiction responsibilities;
  4. Employees that work in direct contact with inmates;
  5. Employees engaged in activities which directly affect the safety of others.



The duties listed in this description are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.  

Equal Opportunity Employer

The City of Lawton affords equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability status or genetic information. Persons selected for employment into any position must pass a drug test. Some positions may require passing an alcohol test. Previous employment and any additional experience will be subject to verification prior to employment processing. A driver’s license and driving record check will be conducted if driving is a job requirement. A post offer employment medical examination may be conducted prior to job placement.

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Closing Date
Career Type
$1,156.80 Bi-weekly
Hiring Organization
Streets and Traffic Control

How To Apply ?

Application Instructions

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