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Maintenance Worker - Water & Sewer

Company: Government jobs
Location: Allen
Posted on: January 21, 2023

Job Description:


HIRING RANGE: $15.45 - $18.93 Hourly

FULL SALARY RANGE: $15.45 - $22.40 Hourly

The City:
With over 100,000 residents, the City of Allen is a dynamic and welcoming community. The City of Allen's strong economy, diverse population, great educational institutions and quality of life makes it the ideal place to work, live, and play. The City of Allen has something to offer for everyone.

The City's Mission, is "To achieve excellence in managing development of the community and in providing city services so that conditions of living and public confidence are continually enhanced".

Our employees serve the citizens of Allen with the following values:

  • People First - Giving priority to others
  • Respect - Treating others with courtesy and dignity
  • Integrity - Serving with honesty, trust and hard work
  • Deliver - Following through on commitments while exceeding expectations
  • Excel - Creating an innovative and improving work environment
    The purpose of this position is to preserve safe water and sewer utilities. This is accomplished by maintaining and repairing water and sewer lines and taps. Other duties may include ensuring the safety of equipment and interfacing with other City employees and citizens. This position does not provide direction to other employees.

    Essential Functions

    This information is intended to be descriptive of the key responsibilities of the position. The following examples do not identify all duties performed by any single incumbent.
    • Lays and maintains water lines by using a backhoe to dig holes, installing, repairing and removing water meters, locating water leaks, inspecting, installing and repairing water lines, tracing, locating and tapping lines for the City and maintaining and repairing fire hydrants.
    • Maintains sewer lines by cleaning and repairing sewer lines, correcting stoppages, repairing manholes, conducting preventative maintenance inspections, testing for infiltration or ex-filtration, repairing roadways and easements and assisting with pump station repairs.
    • Repairs water and sewer taps by excavating to the main, tapping lines, running new services, assisting with the installation, repair and maintenance of water mains, valves, hydrants, meters and wells and logging water lines.
    • Ensures the safety of equipment by performing preventative maintenance on equipment and tools, cleaning and fixing components and changing the oil. Job Requirements

      Education & Experience
      Work requires broad knowledge in a general professional or technical field. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:
      • Four (4) years of High School resulting in a diploma or equivalent, with no prior relevant experience.Knowledge of hand tools and power tools preferred.

        Certification and Other Requirements
        • Valid Texas Class C Driver's License.
        • Must be able to obtain a Texas Class A CDL within one (1) year from the date of hire. (City provides training and equipment needed to obtain Class A CDL)

          Overall Physical Strength Demands:
          Heavy - Exerting 50-100 lbs. occasionally, 10-25 lbs. frequently, or up to 10-20 lbs. constantly. Supplemental Information

          Basic - Ability to recognize meaning of common two- or three-syllable words. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in elementary school up to high school. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study.

          Basic - Ability to perform the four basic arithmetic operations. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in elementary school up to high school. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study.

          Basic - Ability to write simple sentences containing subject, verb, and object, and/or series of numbers, names, and addresses. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in elementary school up to high school. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study.

          Receives immediate direction. The employee normally performs the duty assignment after receiving detailed instructions as to methods, procedures, and desired end results with little room for deviation. Close and constant review is given.

          Supervisory / Organizational Control
          No responsibility for the direction or supervision of others.

          Normal tasks require use of definite procedures, with little deviation. Work requires little or no analysis or judgment.

          Interpersonal / Human Relations Skills
          Discussion Occasional: 20% or less of work time.

          Health & Dental Insurance
          The City of Allen offers a choice of two PPO Medical Plan options for full-time employees. Vision insurance is included through enrollment in either of these plans. Employees also have the option of participating in an indemnity Dental Plan. Coverage is available to all full-time employees and their dependents under these plans at group rates. Employee insurance coverage goes into effect the first day of the month following 30 days of employment.

          Insurance Coverage
          Basic Group Life Insurance and Accidental Death and Dismemberment protection is provided to eligible full-time employees in the amount of one time the annual salary up to a maximum of $250,000 for each benefit.

          Long-Term Disability Insurance is provided at no cost to full-time employees.

          The City of Allen also offers optional programs that include Short-Term Disability, Voluntary Supplemental Life, Dependent Life and Voluntary AD&D insurance group rates.

          Flexible Spending Accounts
          Participation in Flexible Spending Accounts through payroll deduction for Health Care and Dependent Care expenses is also available for full time employees.

          Wellness Program
          The City of Allen administers a wellness program for full-time employees which provides premium reimbursement for participation in various wellness programs throughout the year.

          Workers Compensation
          All employees are covered by workers compensation for injuries sustained in the line of duty.

          Employees receive nine paid holidays per year, including one personal day.

          Employees with less than ten years of service are eligible to earn 120 hours per year. Employees with ten or more years of service are eligible for 160 hours per year.

          Sick Leave
          Full-time employees on a 40-hour workweek shall accrue 4.62 hours towards sick leave per pay period. There is no limit to the amount of sick leave hours accrued.

          The City of Allen participates in the Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS): All full-time employees must participate in the Texas Municipal Retirement System. TMRS is a qualified tax deferred retirement plan under Section 401 of the IRS. Seven (7%) percent of gross earnings are deducted each payroll as a pre-tax deduction and deposited into the member account. When an employee becomes vested and retires, the City provides 2-to-1 matching contributions. The City of Allen also participates in Social Security.

          Deferred Compensation
          The City of Allen offers an optional deferred compensation 457 plan in which employees can contribute a portion of their salary, before taxes, to a retirement account.

          Employees who have been with the City of Allen at least a year receive $4 per month for every month worked.

          01 In the questions that follow, you will be asked for information about your education and work history. Answers provided in this supplemental questionnaire must be substantiated and verifiable in the employment history section of your application. Please be aware that submitting a resume in lieu of completing the employment history section of the application and failing to provide all of the information requested in these supplemental questions will deem your application "Incomplete", so please be thorough in answering the questions. Please indicate whether or not you accept these terms by checking the appropriate box below.
          • Yes
          • No

            02 Are you currently employed by or have you worked for the City of Allen in the past?
            • Yes
            • No

              03 Please indicate the highest level of education you have completed:
              • High School Diploma or GED
              • Associate's Degree
              • Bachelor's Degree
              • Master's Degree or higher
              • None of the above

                04 How many years of relevant experience do you have? Please note: All relevant experience must be listed on application.
                • No experience
                • Less than 1 year
                • 1 year to less than 3 years
                • 3 or more years

                  05 Do you have a valid Class C Driver's License?
                  • Yes
                  • No

                    06 Do you have valid Texas Class A CDL Driver's License?
                    • Yes
                    • No

                      07 If you do not currently hold a Texas Class A CDL Driver's License, are you able to obtain one within one (1) year of employment?
                      • Yes
                      • No
                      • Not Applicable - Texas Class A CDL currently held

                        * Required Question

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