• City of Galveston, TX
  • Galveston, Texas
  • Dec 17, 2023
Full Time Construction and Skilled Trades
  • Salary: $34,070 - $51,105 USD

Job Description

Job Description

Under general supervision, performs general manual labor activities within the Public Works Department in one or more specified division.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS : Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions, but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Installs or repairs cleanouts.
  • Cuts and lays underground pipe; repairs pipe.
  • Operates light motorized vehicles and equipment.
  • Repairs water leaks and water main or sewer system breaks.
  • Performs water pressure checks.
  • Performs sign installation and maintenance.
  • Installs, removes, and replaces fire hydrants; performs flow tests.
  • Repairs man holes.
  • Repairs cave-ins.
  • Performs utility locates.
  • Performs water and sewer service connects to customer locations.
  • Participates in concrete projects.
  • Performs general building and grounds cleaning and maintenance.
  • Participates in special event setup activities.
  • Assists with new projects as they are initiated including providing assistance to division members and employees of other divisions involved in the project(s).
  • May be required to investigate issues related to other divisions as a first responder until the needed division arrives.
  • Supports the relationship between the City of Galveston and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with citizens, visitors, and City staff; maintains confidentiality of work-related issues and City information; and performs other duties as required or assigned.
  • Employees may at any time be required to work in order to provide for the safety and well-being of the general public, including the delivery and restoration of vital services, in the event of an emergency.


  • City organization, operations, policies, and procedures.
  • Street maintenance and repair operations.
  • Construction practices and methods.
  • Painting operations.
  • Traffic control methods and procedures.
  • Water and sewer systems.
  • Business and personal computers; word processing and spreadsheet software; and other general office equipment and computer applications.

Skill in:
  • Handling situations requiring diplomacy, fairness, firmness, and sound judgment.
  • Providing efficient and excellent customer service.
  • Understanding and applying City policies and procedures.
  • Operating various light motorized equipment and vehicles.
  • Using various hand and power tools.
  • Utility locates.
  • Map reading.
  • Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with all levels within the City.
  • Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.


High School diploma or equivalent; AND one year of experience in public works maintenance and repair operations; ORan equivalent combination of education and experience.


Possession of a valid Texas Driver’s License. May require possession of a Commercial Driver’s license.


Work is performed both in an indoor or outdoor work environment. May be exposed to dangerous machinery, extreme weather conditions, potential physical harm, and hazardous chemicals. May be required to climb ladders. May be required to work in confined spaces. May be required to lift and carry items weighing up to 80 pounds.

Closing Date/Time: September 30, 2024 at 11:59 PM CST

Job Address

Galveston, Texas United States View Map