City and Job Overview:
The City of Garden Grove is a positive, team-oriented organization with a commitment to providing exceptional customer service to its community. Garden Grove is a friendly city that is rich in diversity. If you would enjoy a busy, positive work environment and the chance to contribute to the quality of life for a whole community, this job may be the right fit for you!
We currently have several vacancies in the Public Works Department. We anticipate creating an eligibility list from this recruitment that may be used to fill future vacancies for this classification, so apply now!
Utility Worker is an entry-level full-time position that can lead to various higher-level jobs in Public Works such as Water Service Worker, Street Maintenance Worker, Sewer Maintenance Worker and Park Maintenance Worker. If you are selected as a Utility Worker, your ability to move to the higher-level job classification is based upon three factors:
Successful performance as a Utility Worker for a period of no less than six months
Being formally certified by your supervisor as having the required knowledge, skills and abilities needed for success at the higher-level
Availability of vacant positions in higher-level jobs
This position will work a "9/80" schedule (meaning every other Friday off) with occasional changes and additional hours to accommodate needs. Employees may be required to work mandatory overtime as needed by the department.
Under supervision, a Utility Worker works as a member of an assigned maintenance crew and performs a variety of heavy, unskilled physical tasks assisting with general cleanup, installation, repair, and other related duties as assigned by the crew leader. Utility Workers can be placed in any of the following units: Water Service: responsible to repair, replace and install water meters, mains, fire hydrants and other related facilities; read meters and provide customer service regarding residential and commercial water service.
Street Maintenance: responsible for maintaining and repairing the streets, sidewalks, storm drains/flood control channels and 20,000 street trees of Garden Grove. In addition to these important functions, the Division is responsible for street sweeping, flood control inspection and repair, graffiti removal, hazardous spills response, shopping cart abatement, stormwater pollution prevention, and solid waste management.
Park Maintenance: responsible for repairs, construction and maintenance to 19 park grounds, irrigation infrastructure, herbicide application, 3 aquatic facilities/equipment, and over 35 miles of street median landscaping within the City of Garden Grove.
Sewer Maintenance: responsible for installing, operating and replacing sewer cleaning equipment and maintaining the City's sewer collection system and related facilities. This unit maintains and services over 312 miles of sewer lines, 9,700 manholes, and four lift stations located throughout the City.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
Education equivalent to the completion of tenth grade is required; however, the possession of a high school diploma or GED is highly desirable. No experience is required; however, related or similar training and/or experience is desirable and applicants who possess it may be considered before those who do not possess it.
How to safely use and properly care for a variety of hand and power tools and equipment; techniques and materials used in landscaping, building, streets, vehicle, and/or park maintenance and repair; safe operation and maintenance of a wide variety of construction, hand and power tools and equipment is highly desirable; safe and proper operation of motorized equipment and vehicles.
See well with or without corrective lenses; use hands skillfully to perform heavy, repetitious and routine manual labor; bend, stoop, stretch, climb, push, pull and otherwise manipulate equipment or materials weighing up to 50 pounds; learn to perform basic maintenance and repair duties; read, write, understand and follow verbal and written instructions and information in English; learn to safely operate hand and power tools, machinery and equipment; learn to operate a variety of motor and mechanical equipment properly and safely; learn to read gauges and other measuring devices; learn to service and maintain machinery; learn and apply safety guidelines; exercise independent judgment and initiative within established guidelines; and provide friendly customer service and maintain good working relationships with co-workers, supervisors and the general public.
Candidates must possess a valid California Class "C" driver's license and an acceptable driving record in order to operate a City vehicle. Some of our Utility Workers may eventually be trained to drive larger, heavier vehicles and may be trained to get a Class "A" or "B" California Driver's License.
Other Important Information:
HOW TO APPLY
Online applications can be completed by visiting: www.governmentjobs.com. Questions regarding this position may be sent via email to email@example.com. City Hall is open Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and every other Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. City Hall will be closed on Friday, August 27, 2021 and Monday, September 6, 2021.
The deadline to apply is Tuesday, September 7, 2021 @ 5:00 p.m.
Online application packets must include
a completed online employment application,
a completed supplemental questionnaire.
The job application must be completely filled out. A resume may be submitted but cannot substitute for the application or for some of the other required information. Be sure to detail any education, training or other relevant course work that would make you a particularly strong candidate.
Your application will be reviewed very carefully, and only those who appear to have the best qualifications will be invited to continue in the selection process. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee an invitation to further testing.
THE SELECTION PROCESS
Selection process will consist of:
Written test – tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, September 29, 2021 and/or Thursday, September 30, 2021
Oral panel interview – tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, October 19, 2021 and/or Wednesday, October 20, 2021.
Regardless of the notification preference selected when creating the application (i.e., paper or email), CANDIDATES WILL ONLY RECEIVE COMMUNICATION THROUGH EMAIL. Candidates should be diligent in checking their email and spam mail as all notices regarding their status in the current recruitment will be emailed to them.
The City has adopted a Nepotism Policy that may affect the status of a candidate's application. Please refer to the Garden Grove Municipal Code 2.44.440 Nepotism Policy for more information.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The City of Garden Grove is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, marital status, religion, ancestry, national origin, medical condition, non-disqualifying disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, military/veteran status, or other protected class covered by appropriate law.
DISASTER SERVICE WORKER
Per Government Code 3100, in the event of a disaster, employees of the City of Garden Grove are considered disaster service workers and may be asked to respond accordingly.