The City of Garden Grove is now accepting applications for: UTILITY WORKER (FULL-TIME) / PUBLIC WORKS TRAINEE (PART-TIME)Deadline to apply for this recruitment is Tuesday, March 7, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. PSTClick here to apply online: Join Our TeamWe are currently accepting applications to fill several vacancies for the for the positions of Utility Worker (Full-Time) and Public Works Trainee (Part-time) within Park (Ground) Maintenance, Water Services, Street Maintenance, Tree Maintenance, and Sewer Maintenance divisions of the Public Works Department. We anticipate creating an eligibility list from this recruitment that may be used to fill future vacancies for the Utility Worker (Full-Time) and Public Works Trainee (Part-Time) classifications, 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. The Utility Worker 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.The Public Works Trainee (PWT) is an entry-level part-time position in the City's general maintenance series. These jobs perform a range of duties for our Public Works Department that require light and/or heavy manual labor. All Public Works Trainees are part-time employees that work 20-30 hours per week. However, working as a Public Works Trainee offers you an opportunity to earn while you learn. Typical work hours are 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. up to 1500 hours per fiscal year.Public Works Trainees are considered to be in a training status for higher-level positions in the maintenance area. When vacancies occur in the City's entry-level full-time maintenance position of Utility Worker, Public Works Trainees may have the opportunity to compete for a regular, full-time position.
UTILITY WORKER (FULL-TIME) - $3,567 - $5,269 monthly / $20.57 - $30.40 per hourUnder 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.
PUBLIC WORKS TRAINEE (PART-TIME) - $15.58 - $21.35 per hourUnder supervision, a Public Works Trainee works as a member of an assigned maintenance crew and performs a variety of light and/or heavy, unskilled physical tasks as assigned by the crew leader. For a full list of job duties, you can visit the Class Specification.Utility Workers (Full-Time) and Public Works Trainees (Part-Time) can be placed in any of the following units:
Park (Ground) Maintenance:responsible for repairing, constructing and maintaining 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.Street Maintenance (Asphalt/Concrete/Right-of-Way): responsible for maintaining and repairing the streets and sidewalks. In addition to these important functions, responsible for graffiti removal, hazardous spills response, and shopping cart abatement.Tree Maintenance:responsible for maintaining, planting, pruning, and removing trees in Garden Grove. In addition to these important functions, responsible for flood control inspection and repair, graffiti removal, shopping cart abatement, herbicide application, and stormwater pollution prevention.Water Service: responsible to repairing, replacing and installing water meters, mains, fire hydrants and other related facilities; read meters and provide customer service regarding residential and commercial water service.Mandatory after hours overtime is required if called to respond to a water emergency. 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:UTILITY WORKER (FULL-TIME)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.PUBLIC WORKS TRAINEE (PART-TIME)No degree or experience needed.KNOWLEDGE OF: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.ABILITY TO: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.OTHER REQUIREMENTS:Candidates must possess a valid California Class "C" driver's license and an acceptable driving record in order to operate a City vehicle. An acceptable driving record is one that has three (3) or fewer DMV points issued within the past five (5) years, and no more than one (1) DUI within the past ten (10) years. May be required to provide official driving record prior to appointment to position. Some positions may be trained to drive larger, heavier vehicles and may be trained to get a Class "A" or "B" California Driver's License.WORK ENVIRONMENT:The work environment described here is representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Incumbents in this classification primarily work outside in varying environments, often performing physically demanding work. Incumbents may be required to work weekends or on-call on an as needed basis.
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HOW TO APPLYOnline applications can be completed by visiting: www.ggcity.org/hr. Questions regarding this position may be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 February 10, 20, and 24, 2023.The deadline to apply is Tuesday, March 7, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. PST.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 PROCESSSelection process will consist of:
Written test – tentatively scheduled online from March 8 - 15, 2023 or in-person on March 15, 2023 for those candidates that do not have access to a computer. PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will be permitted to take the written test only once. There is very limited seating that will be available on a first come first serve basis for the in-person testing.
Oral panel interview – tentatively scheduled for March 29, 2023
The City may implement COVID-safety protocols for in-person testing and interviews, including but not limited to masks and social distancing, in accordance with any laws, orders, and mandates. Candidates should not attend testing if displaying COVID-like symptoms.Candidates will be notified of the testing method. If testing is conducted virtually, candidates may require access to a computer, the internet, speakers, microphone, and video recording or conferencing capabilities. PLEASE NOTE: Applicants who advance in this recruitment may be required to take a parallel version of the virtually administered exam in a proctored in-person setting in order to confirm their identity as the original test taker. Candidates who may need accommodations during the selection process must contact the Human Resources Department at email@example.com at least one week prior to any test dates.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.NEPOTISM POLICYThe 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 EMPLOYERThe 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 WORKERPer 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.If there are any questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the Human Resources Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.