City of Kittitas Employment Opportunities

 

The City of Kittitas is currently recruiting for the following positions:

 

Utility Worker II


JOB DESCRIPTION

This position performs maintenance of city streets, parks, buildings and equipment for the City. This position also helps in the maintenance of underground utilities for the City of Kittitas. This position operates light and heavy equipment.


This job description is a summary of the primary functions and expectations for this position. Additional department- related duties may be assigned as required.


This position will close when filled.


SALARY RANGE: Bargaining Agreement, DOE


TYPICAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Engages in installation and repair of water distribution lines, sewer collection lines, storm water lines and supporting structures.
  • Performs street patching, grading, cleaning, snow removal, signage installation and repair, maintenance of sidewalks and curbs.
  • Responds to customers concerns in a professional manner.
  • Assist in mowing lawns and reading water meters.
  • Keeps a safe and clean working environment.
  • Performs vegetation management.
  • Performs other duties as needed and assigned.

WORKING CONDITIONS
Normal performance of duties requires frequent work in an outside environment subject to weather conditions and is exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and confined spaces. Employee is required to work around moving equipment causing increased levels of noise and vibration.


REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, SKILLS FOR SUCCESS:

  • Graduation from high school or completion of GED equivalency program.
  • Knowledge of methods, means and material to perform all aspects of this position.
  • Knowledge of and skill to operate and maintain light and heavy equipment.
  • Ability to interpret drawings, plans, specifications and engineering issues.
  • Ability to engage in strenuous labor activities to ensure that an applicant can perform the physical demands with or without accommodations.  This could include walking, talking, hearing, using hands to handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls and reaching with hands and arms.  Vision abilities to include close vision, distance vision and peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus, weight requirements for lifting, pulling, pushing and carrying, the ability to climb, balance, bend, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, etc.
  • Ability to read and understand technical manuals.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, other agencies and the public.
  • Obtain flagging, First Aid/CPR Training, trenching and shoring and confined spaces certification within one year of employment.
  • Obtain Public Operators pesticide license within one year of employment.
  • Ability to maintain required certifications.

LICENSING REQUIREMENT:

  • Valid Washington State Driver’s License with driving record free from serious or frequent violations.
  • Current medical card.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Because of the potential dangers working around moving equipment, sewage processing vats, toxic chemicals and electrical shock, employees must remain drug free. Should employee be determined to be using chemical/alcohol action will be taken in agreement with the bargaining unit contract.


NON-EXCLUSIVE CLAUSE:
The statements contained in this job description reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, level of knowledge and skill typically required, and the scope of responsibility. It should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods, or otherwise to balance the workload. Employee is also subject to “call-out” outside of regular working hours for the service and repair of infrastructure and equipment.


APPLICATION PROCESS
Applicants may apply at City Hall 207 North Main Street Kittitas, WA 98934. The following items are required:
1. City of Kittitas Employment Application
2. Resume
3. Letter of Interest
4. Supplemental Exam Answers
5. Three Professional References
6. Drivers Abstract for Employment


All applicant documentation must be turned in at Kittitas City Hall at 207 N. Main Street, Kittitas WA. or emailed to Debbie.lee@cityofkittitas.com or mailed to: City Clerk, City of Kittitas P.O. Box 719, Kittitas, WA. 98934