UTILITY WORKER/ WWO – Houston, TX

POSITION OVERVIEW

Applications Accepted from: ALL PERSONS INTERESTED

Posting Number: #21217
Service Line: Houston Water
Section: Wastewater Operations /WWO
Location: 7440 CULLEN
Workdays & Hours: Various .
Subject to change*


DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES/ESSENTIAL
FUNCTIONS
Provides effective maintenance and mechanical service for wastewater utility services. Utilizes troubleshooting abilities to assist in solving utility problems. Investigates and responds to complaints from the general public. Repairs and maintains wastewater treatment facilities and pump stations and analyzes wastewater samples to ensure wastewater quality. Assists with rodding, cleaning and televising sewer lines. Uses trucks and equipment to transport equipment, tools and materials to work locations. May operate heavy equipment such as a backhoe, roll back truck, dump truck or pump. 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. Transports wastewater samples and critical cleaning of glassware may also be required. 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 Level.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Requires a High School diploma or a GED certificate.


MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

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


MINIMUM 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 wastewater equipment maintenance, forklift, backhoe, & crane truck experience.

**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: www.houstontx.gov.

To view your detailed application status, please log-in to your online profile by visiting: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/houston/default.cfm or please call 832.393.6017.

“If you need special services or accommodations, call 832-393-6017. (TTY 7-1-1)

“If you need login assistance or technical support call 855-524-5627.

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.

Must be able to pass a criminal background check, obtain and maintain federally mandated security clearances where required.

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