City of Verona Public Works\Utility Maintenance Worker

SALARY: $24.44 – $30.36 Hourly
JOB TYPE: Full-time
DEPARTMENT: Department of Public Works
OPENING DATE: 05/17/2023
CLOSING DATE: 6/11/2023 11:59 PM Central

Summary of Job

The City of Verona is currently recruiting to fill two Public Works/Utility Maintenance vacancies.  The Public Works / Utility Maintenance Worker position is responsible for manual work of a skilled nature, in the maintenance of public works, sanitary sewer, storm water, and water infrastructure. This position will perform laboring tasks and duties requiring certain skills or special knowledge, which will be acquired through experience on the job. Work is performed under general supervision.

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 for this position is Sunday, June 11, 2023 at 11:59 pm.  

The applicant pool generated by this recruitment may be used to full potential future vacancies that occur within the next six months. 

Job Duties and Responsibilities

The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive; other duties may be required and assigned.

1. 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, sewer vac truck, brush chipper, paint striper, power tools, etc.
2. Participate in the snow and ice control operation. This position is required to respond to after-hours snow removal emergencies.
3. Perform maintenance and repairs to City streets, sidewalks and curb as needed.
4. Perform maintenance and repairs to City stormwater facilities and collection system.
5. Perform operations and maintenance of the groundwater distribution system and sanitary sewer collection system.
6. Read and record well meters as necessary.
7. Assist with the annual painting of road markings and the installation of street signs within the City.
8. Assist with repair and maintenance of City owned streetlights.
9. Assist with City brush collection and fall curb side collection program.
10. Fabricate, weld, and paint steel for various projects.
11. Perform landscaping tasks to include reseeding/re-sodding damaged grass areas.
12. Perform routine maintenance on public buildings and properties.
13. Participate in the after-hours emergency on-call roster.
14. Perform all work functions in an efficient manner while maintaining the highest quality service possible, and while following the proper procedures for workplace safety. Public Works / Utility Maintenance Worker 2 / 4
15. Perform any other related duties that are not listed here that may be required for this position, or as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: The Public Works / Utility Maintenance Worker must have the following:

1. Must have knowledge of and experience with operating medium duty equipment, power tools, and specialized equipment typically found in the public works, water and sewer industry.
2. Required to plow snow, repair sewer and water infrastructure during winter operations.
3. Required to be part of the weekly on-call rotation and work scheduled overtime on weekends and holidays.
4. Required 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.
5. Working knowledge and familiarity with building trades including carpentry, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, and concrete flatwork.
6. Knowledge of the safety precautions required to perform duties.
7. Ability to maintain effective working relationships.
8. Ability to communicate in a professional manner at all times while conducting City business.
9. Ability to work alone and with other people to accomplish projects properly.
10. Ability to follow written and oral instructions.
11. 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. At least three (3) years’ experience in operating large trucks / equipment used for municipal operations or similar equipment.
3. At least two (2) years’ experience in the water, wastewater, or public works field.

Additional Requirements: 

1. A valid Wisconsin Drivers’ license.

2. A valid Class B commercial driver’s license (CDL) is required.
3. This position is subject to pre-employment as well as random drug/alcohol testing.

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 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, walk and stand for extended periods of time on uneven terrain
8. Enter vehicles of varying heights
9. Must be able to enter and work in confined spaces
10. Significant time spent outdoors on worksites monitoring activities and directing the work of others.
11. Must be able to participate in the weekly on-call rotation and work scheduled overtime on weekends and holidays.
12. 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.
13. Required to carry a cell phone while on duty, while on call rotation, and during winter months.

Position Reports to: Public Works Street Superintendent.

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 of this position.