The City of Houston UTILITY WORKER (DWO) in Houston, Texas
UTILITY WORKER (DWO)
UTILITY WORKER (DWO)
Houston Public Works
12/21/2018 11:59 PM Central
Applications Accepted from: ALL PERSONS INTERESTED
Division: Houston Water
Section:Drinking Water Operations
Workdays & Hours: Rotating Shifts
Subject to Change*
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Provides effective maintenance and mechanical service for water utility services. Utilizes troubleshooting abilities to assist in solving problems. Investigates and responds to complaints from the general public. Repairs and maintains water distribution lines, treatment facilities, valves, fire hydrants, meters, and pump stations. Uses trucks to transport equipment, tools and materials to work locations. May operate heavy equipment such as backhoe, roll back truck, dump truck and fork lift. Observes and follows safety regulations. Acts as lead worker on team, makes repair decisions, inspects work sites and assists in training new personnel. Prepares completed work orders and reports. Other duties as assigned.
The position involves considerable physical exertion, such as regular climbing of ladders, lifting of heavy objects (up to 80 pounds) on a highly frequent basis and/or assuming awkward positions for long periods of time.
This is a Department of Houston Public Works Emergency Management position at the Tier I
Requires a High School diploma or a GED certificate.
Six (6) months of experience as a Laborer or Utility Worker or other related work is required.
A valid Driver's License is required and Compliance with the City of Houston's policy on driving.
Preference will be given to applicants with Hazmat license and valid Class A or B Commercial Driver License (CDL), willing to work rotating shifts, nights, and weekends, in various weather climates, around extraneous odors, with experience operating backhoes, forklifts, loaders, excavators, and dump trucks.
Preference shall be given to eligible veteran applicants provided such persons possess the qualifications necessary for competent discharge of the duties involved in the position applied for, such persons are among the most qualified candidates for the position, and all other factors in accordance with Executive Order 1-6.
SELECTION/SKILLS TESTS REQUIRED: None
However, the department may administer a skill assessment evaluation.
SAFETY IMPACT POSITION: Yes
If yes, this position is subject to random drug testing and if a promotional position, candidate must pass an assignment drug test.
Factors used in determining the salary offered include the candidate's qualifications as well as the pay rates of other employees in this classification.
Pay Grade 12
Only online applications will be accepted for this City of Houston job and must be received by the Human Resources Department during posting opening and closing dates shown. Applications must be submitted online at: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/houston/default.cfm or please call 832.393.6020.
Due to the high volume of applications received, the Hiring Department will contact you directly, with specific instructions, should you be selected to advance in our recruitment process.
If you need special services or accommodations, call TTY 7-1-1
EEO Equal Employment Opportunity
The City of Houston is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.
The city offers a competitive benefits program, including competitively priced health coverage and a defined contribution pension plan.
• Life insurance
• Long-term disability
• Retirement pension
• 457 deferred compensation plan
• Employee Assistance Program
• 10 days of vacation each year
• 10 city holidays, plus one floating holiday
• Flexible schedules
• Professional development opportunities
• Transportation/parking plan
• Section 125 pretax deductions
• Dependent Care Reimbursement Plan
• Healthcare Flexible Spending Account
For plan details, visit http://www.houstontx.gov/hr/benefits.html
What is the highest level of education that you have obtained?
Less than High School diploma/GED
Home School Certifcation
High School diploma/GED
Do you have a valid/current driver's license?
How many months of verifiable experience as a Laborer, Utility Worker or other related work experience do you have?
Less than 6 months
6 months to 1 year
1 year to 3 years
3 to 5 years
5 or more years
What type of license do you have?
CDL - Class A (with Hazmat)
CDL- Class A
CDL - Class B
None of the above
Are you wiling to work nights?
If you posses a CDL, please indicate the number of years that you have operating heavy equipment and vehicles
Less than 6 months
More than 9 years
Are you a veteran who served on active duty in the Armed Forces (United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard) for more than 90 consecutive days and received either an honorable discharge or a general discharge under honorable conditions?
Have you completely and truthfully answered the agency wide question #11 on the application regarding employment gaps? (failing to clarify employment gaps may result in the disqualification or delay of your application.)