Service Operator Trainee

City Of Gainesville, FL Gainesville , FL 32601

Posted 2 months ago

If you are an Internal City Employee, Retiree or Dependent/Survivor of a City Employee please apply internally.

Make a dierence in the community you live in! As a Community Builder-an employee with the City of Gainesville- you will have a direct hand in building and improving your community and making a visible impact on the lives of your neighbors. Working for local government is more than a job, it's a chance to contribute to community success and to help enhance the Gainesville way of life.

Department:

Salary Range Minimum:

$14.25

Salary Range Maximum:

$28.85

Closing Date:

10/01/2021

Job Details:

The Department of Water/Wastewater Systems is seeking a Service Operator Trainee to perform entry level, manual labor in the construction and maintenance of water distribution or wastewater collection facilities.

Successful candidates will participate in GRU's Progression Through Training Program (PTTP) for the Trainee position and progress to Service Operator, Apprentice with the maximum period established within progression-through-training program.

Successful candidates will initially be slotted into the PTTP based on results of the written and field testing, interview results and evidence of experience and certifications.

To qualify you must have: Graduation from high school or possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma and six (6) months experience performing manual farm, construction, pipefitting, or utility related work, or an equivalent combination of training and experience which provide the required knowledge, ability, and skills.

NOTE:

  • Work requires physical strength and agility sufficient to safely perform the requirements of the position.

  • Work may require exposure to hazardous conditions and noxious chemicals requiring the use of personal protective equipment (PPE).

  • Work may require exposure to prolonged high noise levels and extreme heat conditions requiring the use of PPE.

May fill multiple positions

May establish an eligibility list

Written assessments required

SUMMARY

This is entry level, manual labor in the construction and maintenance of water distribution or wastewater collection facilities.

Positions allocated to this classification report to a designated crew leader and work under direct supervision. Work in this class is distinguished from higher classes by its lack of technical skills and from lower classes by its emphasis on learning water or wastewater maintenance and construction.

EXAMPLES OF WORK*

  • This section of the job description is not intended to be a comprehensive list of duties and responsibilities of the position. The omission of a specific job function does not absolve an employee from being required to perform additional tasks incidental to or inherent in the job. Performance of lower level duties may be required.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Performs heavy manual labor on water and wastewater systems. Assists in the installation of meters, valve boxes, manholes and other water and wastewater equipment as needed.

Uses hand tool, pneumatic tools, and other manual water and wastewater equipment. Assists in the installation, repair, and maintenance of water distribution and wastewater collection lines.

Performs manual labor for work site clean up, trench backfill, seeding, mulching, and sodding of construction areas.

Erects barricades, traffic control devices and various safety apparatus on work.

Cleans, maintains, and stores tools on trucks and trailers.

Assists in cutting, forming, and pouring concrete associated with water and wastewater construction work.

Under direct supervision of an Entry Supervisor, enters water and wastewater structures determined to be safe, including but not limited to manholes, meter pits, and vaults, to perform tasks such as removal of debris and other foreign matter.

Performs basic physical tasks such as painting fire hydrants, cleaning work areas, and other duties as assigned.

Operates and maintains dump trucks, flat bed trucks, crew trucks, pickup trucks, pumper/vacuum/jet trucks, and other motorized equipment use on the construction of water and wastewater systems.

Performs limited operation of heavy construction equipment under direct supervision

Will be required to respond under emergency conditions, including after hours.

Attends work on a continuous and regular basis.

NON-ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Cleans work area.

May enter data onto work order.

May perform duties of higher classifications during employee absence.

May be required to transport, mix, handle or use hazardous materials (other than cans of gasoline, batteries, pumping fuel or access to normal janitorial cleaning materials) or may be responsible for facilities or equipment carrying current, fluids or gas that could endanger the public or other employees.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job function satisfactorily. Below are the required education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Graduation from high school or possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma and six (6) months experience performing manual farm, construction, pipefitting, or utility related work, or an equivalent combination of training and experience which provide the required knowledge, ability, and skills.

Successful completion of GRU's Utility Academy may be substituted for experience.

CERTIFICATIONS OR LICENSES

Licenses

Water Distribution, Wastewater Collection, and Water Reclamation Divisions:

A valid State of Florida Class "A" Commercial Driver License (CDL) instructional permit with tanker endorsement is required at the time of appointment and a valid State of Florida Commercial Driver License Class "A" (CDL) License with tanker endorsement will be required within six months of date of appointment.

Certifications

None

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of tools and equipment used in maintenance, repair or construction work.

Knowledge of plumbing and pipefitting.

Skill in manual tasks.

Ability to learn water and wastewater maintenance and construction.

Ability to work effectively with co-workers and the general public.

Ability to successfully complete a Field Skills Test conducted prior to in-person interview.

PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must possess certain physical abilities and be able to withstand work related environmental conditions.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Work requires physical strength and agility sufficient to safely perform heavy lifting, pushing, pulling, climbing, standing, squatting, and use of all manual and electric tools required to complete all work assignments.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Work may require exposure to hazardous conditions and noxious chemicals requiring the use of personal protective equipment.

Work may require exposure to prolonged high noise levels requiring the use of personal protective equipment.

Work may require performance of tasks outdoors under varying climatic conditions.

Work may require performance of tasks in extreme heat and confined areas requiring the use of special equipment.

Use of respiratory protective equipment may require the employee to be clean-shaven.

Must participate in GRU craft training program for the trainee position and progress to Service Operator, Apprentice with the maximum period established within progression-through-training program, as may be revised from time to time, in order to retain employment.

NOTE:

  • Work requires physical strength and agility sufficient to safely perform the requirements of the position.

  • Work may require exposure to hazardous conditions and noxious chemicals requiring the use of personal protective equipment (PPE).

  • Work may require exposure to prolonged high noise levels and extreme heat conditions requiring the use of PPE.

May fill multiple positions

May establish an eligibility list

Written assessments may be required

Note:

May Require Assessment(s).

May fill multiple positions.

May establish an eligibility list.

Come join our team! The City of Gainesville oers a competitive benets package and opportunities to grow both professionally and personally.

All 'regular' employees are eligible for traditional benets such as health insurance, life insurance, paid leave, 11 paid a holidays a year, a pension plan and a deferred compensation plan, but we also oer great things like on-site tness centers, tuition reimbursement, interest free loans for purchase of tness equipment, on-site medical sta and a wellness program to keep you healthy and happy. Effective August 5th,2021, The City of Gainesville is a mandatory vaccination Employer. Please note; benefits are not available for temporary employees.

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Service Operator Trainee

City Of Gainesville, FL