SALARY $24.44 – $30.36 Hourly
JOB TYPE Full-time
DEPARTMENT Department of Public Works
OPENING DATE 09/08/2023
CLOSING DATE 10/1/2023 11:59 PM Central

Summary of Job

City of Verona Department of Public Works is recruiting to fill a Public Works Utility Maintenance Worker vacancy.  This position is responsible for performing all tasks in assisting the Lead Water Operator’s duties involving the installation, repair, maintenance and operations of the City of Verona’s potable water treatment, storage, and distribution system. This position will also assist with the operation and maintenance of the sanitary utility and also performs snow removal, general maintenance activities, and repairs and maintains roadways. Work is performed under general supervision. This position reports to the Public Works Utility Superintendent, designated management staff, and will receive day-to-day operational direction from the Lead Water Operator.

The City of Verona is a great place to work! We offer an amazing benefit package which includes excellent health insurance, participation in the Wisconsin Retirement System, ample paid leave and much more!  In addition offering a competitive salary and excellent benefits, we encourage our employees to take advantage of our other great perks such as a casual office atmosphere, flexible work schedules, employee training and development opportunities, tuition reimbursement, and an employee assistance program that offers a variety of programs and tools designed to help promote an employee’s health and wellness! Please click the “Benefits” tab at the top of this announcement for a summary of our entire benefits package.

The deadline to apply is Sunday, October 1, 2023, at 11:59 pm.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Examples of the specific tasks of the Public Works Maintenance Utility Worker include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Perform underground service (all City assets) alert locating, marking and notification per Digger’s Hotline requests.
  2. Reads well meters and maintains daily records.
  3. Adds fluoride and chlorine and maintains daily records.  Tests for residual levels daily.
  4. Maintains pumping equipment, water mains, chemical feed equipment and well houses.
  5. Takes static and pumping water levels and keeps records.
  6. Operates supervisory control and data acquisition system (SCADA).
  7. Operate hydrants semi-annually to flush mains and makes necessary repairs.
  8. Exercises valves yearly and makes necessary repairs.
  9. Makes inspections and necessary repairs of water laterals.
  10. Raises, repairs and lowers curb boxes and manholes to the appropriate grade.
  11. Operate and maintain various pieces of equipment such as dump truck, skid steer and articulated loaders, excavator, snowplow with wing and ice control equipment, tractor, street sweeper, utility truck, brush chipper, paint striper, power tools, etc.
  12. Perform maintenance and repairs to City streets, sidewalks and curb as needed.
  13. Perform landscaping tasks to include reseeding/re-sodding damaged grass areas.
  14. Participate in the snow and ice control operation. This position is required to respond to after-hours snow removal emergencies.
  15. Perform routine maintenance on public buildings and properties.
  16. Participate in the after-hours emergency on call roster.
  17. Attend training to meet state primacy agency’s continuing education requirements.
  18. Perform all work functions in an efficient manner while maintaining the highest quality service possible, and while following the proper procedures for workplace safety.
  19. Perform inspections of sanitary manholes and collection systems and make repairs as necessary.
  20. Perform routine maintenance of sanitary sewer infrastructure.
  21. Perform any other related duties that are not listed here that may be required for this position, or as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
The Public Works Maintenance Utility Worker must possess the following:

  1. Must have knowledge of and experience with operating medium duty equipment, power tools, and specialized equipment typically found in the water and sewer industry.
  2. Knowledge of the safety precautions required to perform duties.
  3. Ability to maintain effective working relationships.
  4. Ability to perform math functions and calculate equations associated with the water system.
  5. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw conclusions.
  6. Ability to communicate in a professional manner at all times while conducting City business.
  7. Ability to work alone and with other people to accomplish projects properly.
  8. Ability to follow written and oral instructions, technical bulletins, and drawings.
  9. Ability to operate common computer software programs including but not limited to Microsoft Office applications.


Education and Experience:

Required Education and Experience:  

  1. Graduation from an accredited high school or GED is required.
  2. Minimum of three (3) years’ experience operating large trucks or similar equipment is required.
  3. Possession of Wisconsin DNR water system certification subclass G-groundwater and D-distribution or have the ability to obtain certifications within one (1) year of hire date is required.

Preferred Education and Experience:  

  1. Experience in the water, wastewater, or public works field is preferred.

Additional Requirements: 

  1. A valid driver’s license is required.
  2. A valid Class B commercial driver’s license (CDL) is required, or ability to obtain within 6 months of hire date.
  3. This position is subject to pre-employment as well as random drug/alcohol testing.
  4. Must be able to participate in the weekly on-call rotation and work scheduled overtime on weekends and holidays.
  5. Must be able to respond to after-hours emergencies which include, but not limited to, water main breaks, service leaks, water and sewer system alarms, sanitary sewer collection system backups, or snow plowing.
  6. Must be able to carry a City-provided cell phone while on duty and while on call rotation.

Additional Information

Work Conditions and Physical Requirements:
Work is performed outdoors (75%) and indoors (25%). Work is performed under all types of weather and temperature conditions, exposure to hazardous traffic conditions, vibration equipment, loud environments, and may require the ability to walk on various types of slippery and uneven surfaces. The Public Works Maintenance Worker – Utility Position must meet the following physical standards:

  1. Sit/stand at a table or desk
  2. Stand and walk for up to 12 hours
  3. Bend, crouch and stoop
  4. Intermittently sit, stand, walk and bend
  5. Lift and/or maneuver objects weighing up to 75 pounds
  6. Must be able to operate and use hand tools, motorized vehicles and equipment
  7. Climb ladders and enter vehicles
  8. Must be able to enter and work in confined spaces

The above is intended to describe the general content of the requirements for the performance of this job.  It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.

The City of Verona fully subscribes to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the city to provide employment, compensation and other benefits related to employment based on qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital status, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal or State law.

The City of Verona does not sponsor work visas. Any appointment made will be contingent on the applicant being able to prove valid status to work in the United States.

Candidates may be subject to a comprehensive criminal background check prior to appointment to this position.