Tuesday , 27 September 2016

Utilities Auxiliary Worker (Entry Level)

The City of Viroqua is seeking a highly motivated individual to fill a full-time position of Utilities Auxiliary Worker (Entry Level). This position is for the Water and Sewer Crew of the Public Works Department in maintaining the water distribution and wastewater collection systems. This position will also cross-over to assist the street department with street maintenance. In the snow season this position will be required to plow snow.

Duties of this position include, but not limited to: Water meter change outs and water shut offs, water and sewer main and service repairs, sewer system jetting, water system flushing, valve operation, lift station maintenance, utility locates, snow plowing, mowing, street department duties and heavy equipment operation. The employee will perform a variety of duties related to public works.

Qualifications include:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Experience in pipe laying, plumbing and related water and sewer
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Hold a class B Commercial Driver’s license or obtain one within 2 months of start
  • Capable of operating: skid loader, end loader, tractor and dump truck with related implements
  • Have knowledge in: small engine maintenance and carpentry.
  • Able to work alone, unattended and in a team
  • Must have good moral character with a willingness to learn and cooperate; must respond well to supervision.
  • Basic computer skills

This position involves heavy lifting (50 lbs), climbing and exposer to extreme elements. This is an on-call position that periodically requires working after hours, weekends and holidays. There is a required 15-minute response time to emergency call-outs or snow removal. Snow removal season is November 1st to April 15th. The employee is expected to be on-call throughout this time. The chosen candidate will need to perform duties under stressful conditions. This position will require participation in the Commercial Drivers License drug and alcohol testing program.

This is a full-time non-union entry level position. The City of Viroqua offers a starting wage of $17.20 plus a fringe benefits package.

Applicants should submit a resume and a completed City of Viroqua Application for Employment form by October 6, 2016 at 4:30 pm to:

Sarah Grainger, Director of Public Works

City of Viroqua

202 North Main St.

Viroqua WI, 54665

(608) 637-7186 ext. 20

Application forms can be requested from the Viroqua City Hall in person or by calling (608) 637-7186 ext. 17, Monday thru Friday 7:30 am to 4:30 pm.

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