City of Fort Lauderdale, FL
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
POSITION SUMMARY In accordance with Article 24 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the City of Fort Lauderdale and Teamsters Local Union 769, for posting purposes this open-competitive job posting shall be considered as a simultaneous internal and external posting (it is open to both internal City employees and external applicants). Additionally, this job classification is subject to the terms and conditions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the City of Fort Lauderdale and Teamsters Local Union 769. The City of Fort Lauderdale has promotion opportunities for dynamic and goal-driven employees. Employees that are motivated to take on today's greatest challenges and rewards in the field of local public service. Employees who are passionate about making a difference and achieving our mission: We Build Community, in a fast-paced organization that operates by vision, strategy, and action. Click here to apply. This is skilled work of average difficulty overseeing the installation, maintenance and repair of the City's water distribution and wastewater collection system and City owned roadways. Performs skilled work in the repair and maintenance of water, wastewater, and stormwater system infrastructure, roadway maintenance, and/or other work in connection with water and wastewater systems. Installs and maintains swales in the Rights of Way, cleans city owned stormwater infrastructure, and performs stormwater infrastructure inspections. The City offers a wide variety of benefits to employees. In addition to the competitive benefits package and salary, the City participates in the Florida Retirement System (FRS) which offers an investment option and a pension option, and requires a 3% contribution from employees. New hires are automatically enrolled in FRS. Say "Hello" to the City of Fort Lauderdale and Say "Goodbye" to Your Student Loan! That's right! Under the U.S. Department of Education's Public Service Loan Forgiveness ( PSLF ) program, the remaining balance on your student loan may be forgiven after you have made 120 qualifying monthly payments while working full-time at the City of Fort Lauderdale! Please visit www.fortlauderdale.gov/PublicServiceLoanForgiveness for more information or to see if you qualify. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS Leads and performs activities such as digging trenches for mains or sewers, excavating for water services and hydrants, and repairing and clearing obstructions in sewers Operates and maintains equipment, machinery, and tools applicable to area of assignment May perform construction related duties, including carpentry, masonry, laying concrete, excavating, site restoration, and tiling, as assigned May operate a sanitary/stormwater sewer jet cleaning truck to clean sewer lines May lead and assist in the operation of asphalt equipment or heavy equipment in roadway maintenance May serve as assistant to a Distribution, Collection and or Stormwater Operations Chief, Road Services Chief and perform their duties in their absence Performs all functions of a Utilities Serviceworker, as needed Maintains cleanliness of work areas; removes debris, as needed Ensures compliance with safety regulations and standard operating procedures Estimates material needs; procures materials, equipment, and supplies, as needed Reads and utilizes drawings, maps and utilities atlas Uses digital hand-held tools and asset management systems Knowledgeable in the use of Asset Management software and platforms Acts as a Utilities Crew Leader in the absence of a Utilities Crew Leader in installing and repairing water mains, sewer systems, leaking or cracked sanitary/stormwater sewer lines, new service branches, hydrants and intakes Will be required to perform "stand-by duty", being available and responding to off-duty emergency call-ins to effect repairs May be required to work nights and weekends Ensures compliance with safety regulations and standard operating procedures Performs related work as required JOB REQUIREMENTS & WORK ENVIRONMENT Have successfully graduated from a standard high school or trade school, or possess an acceptable G.E.D. certificate.Have at least two (2) years' experience in installation, repair and maintenance of water, sewer, and stormwater conveyance systems and roadways. Additional qualifying experience or completion of coursework at an accredited college or university in a job-related field, may substitute on a year-for-year basis.Asphalt maintenance experience and right-of-way maintenance experience.Commercial Driver's License (CDL) - Class B with Air Brake (depending on department) and an acceptable driving record at the time of appointment.Tanker endorsement and Class A/B CDL is required when operating a wastewater or stormwater tanker/vactor truckDepending on the position, Water Distribution Level 3 license may be required. PLEASE UPLOAD A VALID WATER LICENSE HOW TO APPLY/ VETERAN INFORMATION Depending on the number of applications and the quality of their education and experience, the examination may consist of one or more of the following tests: Evaluation of Training and Experience, Oral Interview, Written Examination, or other assessment method. Applicants must attain a minimum score of 70 in each part of the examination in order to qualify. All successful applicants will be required to pass a medical examination, including drug screening, prior to appointment. An eligible veteran who enters an open-competitive examination shall receive preference points added to the total passing score earned in the examination as provided for in the Florida Statutes. To obtain veteran's preference, candidates MUST submit a copy of separation papers and the City of Fort Lauderdale's veteran's preference claim form ( J-204) ) . The City of Fort Lauderdale is AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO) AND AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER . All applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender (including identity or expression), marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or any other protected classification as defined by applicable law (except as limited by Personnel Rules, Collective Bargaining Agreements, or bona fide occupational qualifications). In compliance with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the City of Fort Lauderdale is committed to providing a safe, quality-oriented and productive work environment consistent with the standards of the community in which it serves. Alcohol and drug abuse poses a threat to the health and safety of City's community builders and to the security of the City's equipment and facilities. For these reasons, the City is committed to the elimination of drug and alcohol use and abuse in the workplace. Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protects qualified individuals with disabilities from employment discrimination. Under the ADA, a person has a disability if he has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity.The physical demands described within the job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job . In compliance with the ADA, the City of Fort Lauderdale will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. The City of Fort Lauderdale offers a comprehensive benefits package to all regular full-time employees including vacation, holiday, and sick leave as well as medical, dental, vision, life and short-term disability insurance. Click here for an overview of employment information including our benefits package.
City of Sacramento, CA
Sacramento, California, United States
THE POSITION THIS POSITION IS FOR THE WATER DIVISION A Utilities Operations and Maintenance Serviceworker in Water Distribution plays an important role in delivering safe drinking water to the City of Sacramento residents. This position will carry out a variety of duties within the six Water Distribution Sections: Water Quality, Repairs, Tap and Hydrant Shop, Leak Detection and 1st Responders, Water Meter Shop, and Construction. Duties of this position requires working in a variety of weather conditions and environments. IDEAL CANDIDATE STATEMENT The ideal candidate will have experience in construction, installation, and/or repairs with a Water Distribution system . To perform skilled and semi-skilled work in the construction, maintenance, and repair of water distribution, wastewater collection, and storm drainage systems and assets, including, but not limited to, levees, waterways, detention basins; manholes, drain inlets, and underground pipelines; and drainage facility appurtenances and drainage facility access roads. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This is the entry-level class in the Utilities Operations and Maintenance Services series. Incumbents of this class perform a wide range of construction, maintenance, and repair tasks, which encompass various levels of labor skills. Positions assigned to this class perform with greater independence and discretion as knowledge and abilities are acquired. This class is distinguished from the next higher-level classification of Utilities Operations and Maintenance Leadworker in that the latter performs more complex work and provides lead guidance and direction. The Utilities Operations and Maintenance Serviceworker is distinguished from the lower class of Utilities Operations & Maintenance Serviceworker Apprentice which is the training level classification in the Utilities Operations and Maintenance series. Positions may be flexibly staffed and filled from the Utilities Operations and Maintenance Serviceworker Apprentice class. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED General Supervision is provided by a Utilities Operations and Maintenance Supervisor. Technical supervision is provided by Utilities Operations and Maintenance Leadworkers. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES The following duties are typical for this classification. Depending on appointment, incumbents may not perform all the listed duties and may be required to perform related duties as needed. Install, remove and repair large and small water, wastewater, and drainage services. Cut, fit, lay, repair, clean, and flush water, sewer, and drainage mains, valves, and hydrants. Spray for weed control, clean, and otherwise maintain canals, drainage ditches, and levees using hand and/or power tools. Operate large trucks and construction equipment such as loaders, backhoes, excavators, vacuum machines, compressors, cranes, hoists, slope mowers, and terra tracs. Operate a truck; perform minor servicing to truck and report mechanical or other problems; keep truck clean, serviceable, and stocked with supplies and materials. Installation, maintenance and repair of meters and meter reading devices; disassemble, clean, inspect, and replace worn parts, reassemble, and test for accuracy and leaks. Assist in the fabrication and repair of water, sewer, and drainage system parts and equipment such as pipefittings, valves, pumps, small engines, and a variety of tools used in water, sewer, and drainage construction and maintenance. Operate a rodding machine and truck, hydraulic equipment, high pressure combination cleaner and closed-circuit camera equipment in preventive maintenance and emergency cleaning of sanitary sewers and storm drains. Locate, excavate, tap, and repair water lines, sewer lines, and storm drain facilities. Install barricades and route traffic in a safe manner. Build, raise, lower, and repair manholes and water meter boxes. Operate a jackhammer; pour and finish concrete. Operate and maintain a variety of pipe cleaning, inspection, and maintenance equipment including video, air and smoke test, vapor rooter and pest control equipment. Maintain an inventory of parts, supplies, and safety equipment used by field construction and maintenance crews. Check and update as-built drawings and maps. Maintain routine records within the Computerized Maintenance Management System. Operate modern office equipment, including personal or laptop computers. Provide information to interested citizens and ensure the safety of the public in performing water, sewer, and drainage maintenance. Provide exceptional customer service to those contacted in the course of work. Performs other related duties as assigned; not all duties listed are necessarily performed by each individual holding this classification. QUALIFICATIONS Knowledge of: Methods, materials, and equipment used in the construction, repair, and maintenance of water distribution, wastewater collection, and storm drainage systems. Regulatory Standards for Water, Wastewater or Drainage as specified through American Water Works Association (AWWA), California Water Environmental Association (CWEA), and American Public Works Association (APWA) based on assignment. Safe and efficient work practices. City geography and the municipal street system. Modern office equipment such as personal or laptop computers. Ability to: Perform heavy, manual labor over extended periods of time. Perform a wide range of construction and maintenance activities, using standard methods and equipment. Work effectively with Utilities customers, other City employees, contractors, and the general public. Safely and efficiently use hand and power tools. Safely and efficiently operate heavy construction and repair equipment. Respond to emergencies as required. Recognize and deal with hazards encountered in the course of work. Read, interpret, and understand blueprints and construction drawings. Modify as-built maps as necessary. Perform computer operations and specialized business applications. Understand and follow oral and written instructions. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Education : High school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent. Experience : Two years of work experience in the installation, construction, and/or repair of: water distribution, sewer, drainage collection, or waterway systems. SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS Driver License : Possession of a valid California Class C Driver License at the time of appointment. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to physical disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Possession of a valid California Class B Driver Permit is required as a condition of continued employment within ninety (90) days after appointment. Possession of a valid Class B Driver License, with appropriate endorsements, is required by the end of the probationary period. Possession of a valid California Class A Driver License with appropriate endorsements is required by the end of the probationary period for some assignments. Certificate : For assignments in Water Distribution: Possession of a Water Distribution Operator Grade I or higher Certificate issued by the State of California is required by the end of the employee's probation period. Possession of a Collection Systems Maintenance Grade I or higher Certificate issued by the California Water Environment Association (CWEA) is desirable. Assessment: If considered for appointment, candidates must pass a pre-employment drug test. Respiratory Protective Equipment: Work in this class requires wearing respiratory protective equipment at times. When assigned to such assignments, facial hair must be shaven when it interferes with the safe fitting of respiratory protective equipment. Residency Requirement : Employees in this classification must reside within thirty-five (35) air miles from the freeway interchange at W-X Streets, 29th - 30th Streets within one year following appointment. PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT Environmental Conditions : Field environment: exposure to a variety of weather conditions, heavy equipment, traffic, dust, noxious fumes and noise. Physical Conditions : Walking and climbing; lifting and carrying heavy objects; bending and stooping continually and for extended periods of time; and working in cramped and awkward positions. Work Conditions: Subject to twenty-four hour emergency call. PROBATIONARY PERIOD Employees must complete twelve (12) months of probation at a satisfactory performance level prior to gaining permanent status. THE SELECTION PROCEDURE Please note, the City of Sacramento's preferred method of communication with applicants is via e-mail. As such, please ensure you verify the e-mail address on your application, and check your e-mail frequently, including your spam and junk folders. All e-mail notifications can also be accessed through the governmentjobs.com applicant inbox. 1. Application: (Pass/Fail) - All applicants must complete and submit online a City of Sacramento employment application to the Employment Office by the final filing deadline ; Employment applications must be submitted online; paper applications will not be accepted. Employment applications will be considered incomplete and will be disqualified: If applicants do not list current and past job-related experience in the duties area of the "Work Experience" section. Note: Qualifying experience is based on full-time experience (40 hours per week). Qualifying experience is calculated to the full-time equivalent (pro-rated if less than 40 hours/week). If "see resume" is noted in the "Work Experience" section; a resume will not substitute for the information required in the "Work Experience" section. Position/job titles will not be considered in determining eligibility for meeting the minimum qualifications for this position. If you’re requesting Veteran’s credit, a copy of your DD214 must be submitted online with your application, or sent to the Employment Office by email/fax or mailed by the final filing deadline. Information regarding the use of Veteran’s credit can be found in the Civil Service Board rules under rule 4.9C. Applicants are responsible for attaching a copy of their DD214 to each position for which they apply. 2. Screening Committee : (Pass/Fail)- Human Resources will evaluate employment applications for the minimum qualifications stated on the job announcement. 3. Screening For Most Qualified: (Pass/Fail) - In the event of a large candidate pool, each candidate's Work Experience section of the application will be evaluated and rated. Only those candidates determined to be the most qualified will proceed to the next step in the selection process. A resume will not substitute for the information required in the Work Experience section of the application. 4. Performance Test: (Weighted 100%) - Qualified candidates will be notified by email of the test date, time, and location approximately one to two weeks prior to the test. The performance test will be job related and may include, but not limited to, the knowledge and abilities as outlined above. The performance exam will be administered in English only. TEST EXEMPTION - If you have previously taken the Utilities Operations and Maintenance Serviceworker (Water) exam within the past year of the final filing date of this posting, you may be considered exempt from taking the Utilities Operations and Maintenance Serviceworker (Water) Exam. The City of Sacramento’s Human Resources Department will verify applicant’s eligibility at the time of the final filing deadline of this job posting. 5. Eligibility - Candidates who pass the performance test will be placed on an eligible list. The hiring department may contact those on the eligible list for an interview at any time during the life of the one-year list. Candidate’s eligibility expires year from the date of notification of a passing score for the Utilities Operations and Maintenance Serviceworker (Water) examination. Candidates can take the examination at any time to maintain eligibility. If you are currently on an active eligible list for the Utilities Operations and Maintenance Serviceworker (Water) classification, it is unnecessary to retake the examination. The eligible list is effective one year from the date of passing the examination for the Utilities Operations and Maintenance Serviceworker (Water). If you are hired from the eligible list you will no longer have active status on the eligible list per Civil Service Board Rule , 5.7(i). Applicants interested in maintaining their eligibility will need to take and pass the exam after their hire date. 6. Conditional Hire : Upon receipt of a conditional offer, the selected candidate must complete and pass LiveScan / fingerprinting; review by Human Resources, a pre-employment medical exam, controlled substance and / or alcohol test, and possess any required licensure or certification prior to receiving a start date from the Department. Failure to meet these prerequisites will be grounds for withdrawal of your conditional offer of employment. QUESTIONS: For questions concerning this job announcement and the application process: Please visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/Home/ApplicationGuide for a comprehensive, step-by-step guide to the application process. For technical support between 6 AM - 5 PM PT, contact Live Applicant Support at (855) 524-5627. Visit the City of Sacramento Human Resources Department website at https://www.cityofsacramento.gov/HR/hr-documents-resources ; Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org ; or Call the Human Resources Department at (916) 808-5726 Bilingual Pay Did you know that the City offers bilingual pay? That's right, most labor agreements offer the option of providing employees with bilingual pay if the department deems it to be operationally necessary. Pension Reform Act The City of Sacramento is covered by the California Public Employees' Retirement System, and as such, must adhere to the California Public Employee's Pension Reform Act (PEPRA) of 2013. Please note that the provisions within this act may affect or impact an applicant's eligibility and/or selection for open vacancies at the City of Sacramento. Equal Opportunity Employer The City of Sacramento is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation. Additional Information Civil Service Rules: https://www.cityofsacramento.gov/content/dam/portal/hr/documentlibrary/CivilServiceBoardRules62012.pdf Union Contracts: https://www.cityofsacramento.gov/HR/labor-agreements.html Salary Schedule: https://www.cityofsacramento.gov/content/dam/portal/hr/documentlibrary/SalarySchedule.pdf Closing Date/Time: 1/3/2024 11:59 PM Pacific