The City of Houston UTILITY WORKER (DWO) in Houston, Texas

UTILITY WORKER (DWO)

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UTILITY WORKER (DWO)

Salary

$14.31 Hourly

Location

Houston, TX

Job Type

Full-Time

Department

Houston Public Works

Job Number

20561

Closing

12/21/2018 11:59 PM Central

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POSITION OVERVIEW

PN# 20561

Applications Accepted from: ALL PERSONS INTERESTED

Division: Houston Water

Section:Drinking Water Operations

Location: Various

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.

WORKING CONDITIONS

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

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Requires a High School diploma or a GED certificate.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

Six (6) months of experience as a Laborer or Utility Worker or other related work is required.

LICENSE REQUIREMENTS

A valid Driver's License is required and Compliance with the City of Houston's policy on driving.

PREFERENCES

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.

GENERAL INFORMATION

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.

SALARY INFORMATION

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

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

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.

Benefits include:

• Medical

• Dental

• Vision

• Wellness

• 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

01

What is the highest level of education that you have obtained?

  • Less than High School diploma/GED

  • Home School Certifcation

  • High School diploma/GED

  • Associate's degree

  • Bachelor's degree

02

Do you have a valid/current driver's license?

  • Yes

  • No

03

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

  • No experience

04

What type of license do you have?

  • CDL - Class A (with Hazmat)

  • CDL- Class A

  • CDL - Class B

  • Driver's License

  • None of the above

05

Are you wiling to work nights?

  • Yes

  • No

06

If you posses a CDL, please indicate the number of years that you have operating heavy equipment and vehicles

  • Less than 6 months

  • 1-3 years

  • 4-6 years

  • 7-9 years

  • More than 9 years

07

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?

  • Yes

  • No

08

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.)

  • Yes

  • No

    Required Question