The City of Houston UTILITY WORKER (DWO) in Houston, Texas
UTILITY WORKER (DWO)
UTILITY WORKER (DWO)
Houston Public Works
8/19/2018 11:59 PM Central
Applications Accepted from: ALL PERSONS INTERESTED
Division: Houston Water
Section:Drinking Water Operations
Workdays & Hours: Various
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Work consists of fairly standard procedures and tasks where basic analytical ability is required, as in the comparison of numbers and simple facts in selecting the correct action. Monitors and maintains water distribution system to comply with State and Federal permits. Conducts field runs to utility districts to calculate and record daily usage. Performs preventive maintenance inspections (i.e. checking equipment, taking samples, adjusting operating parameters and visually inspecting treatment processes). Ensures plant safety and sanitary requirements; washes down treatment processors; cleans clarifiers, blower filters, rotor screens. Etc. Maintains plant grounds (i.e. collecting litter). Maintains records and logs. Assists providing tours. Communicates and coordinates work with other operators and support personnel by radio, telephone and e-mail. May be assigned to the daily activities of a 24-hour control center or plant control room, with responsibilities that include the monitoring of water treatment critical processes; and to respond, notify, and dispatch operations and maintenance personnel to keep systems within the regulatory requirements of multiple systems. Performs other duties as requested.
The position requires lifting of heavy items of up to 60 pounds and/or walking on rough surfaces routinely and/or regular physical exertion such as climbing of ladders. There are occasional exposures to significant levels of heat, cold, moisture, noise and air pollution.
This is a Department of Houston Public Works Emergency Management position at the Tier 1 Level.
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 forklift, heavy equipment or a valid Class A or B Commercial Driver's License (CDL).
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 832.393.6027?.
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
High School diploma/GED
Home School Certifcation
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
CDL - Class B
If you posses a CDL, please indicate the number of years that you have operating heavy equipment & vehicles?
0 to 1 year
2 to 4 years
5 to 9 years
10 years or more
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.)