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Seasonal Laborer with CDL - Utilities

Location: Field - Community Wide
Department: Utilities Department
Pay range: $13/hour
# of openings: 1


Posting open until filled
This is a seasonal position not to exceed six months of employment
Assist departmental field employees with duties and responsibilities associated with daily job assignments including; park maintenance, facility maintenance, and refuse elimination.  Provide assistance and resources to employees, managers, and the general public regarding programs within the City of Evanston.
  • Specifications:  This position offers 20 – 40 hours per week between the hours of 6:30 AM – 5:00 PM; Monday-Friday.  This position will report directly to the assigned crew or supervisor within the Department.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (Specific assignment will include some or all of the following):
Utilities - Water & Sewer (1 position)
  • Assists in the repair and maintenance of the water mains, valves fire hydrants and service lines using hand and power tools
  • Assists in the repair and maintenance of the sewer collection system including manholes, catch basins and sewer main using hand and power tools
  • Assist in the maintenance of the pumping station
  • Tasks will include digging ditches and holes, breaking asphalt and other pavement and painting
  • Removes snow and ice from streets and sidewalks
  • May perform custodial tasks, take readings on equipment and assist in the repair of machinery.
Must have the ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions; to operate hand and power tools and equipment safely; to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisor, co-workers, other employees, and the public.
  • Education:  High School Diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Skills, Abilities and Knowledge:  Excellent oral communication and a fast learner.
  • Minimum of one year driving experience with CDL related vehicles and equipment.
  • Knowledge of the operating characteristics of assigned equipment; the operating hazards and safety precautions of assigned equipment
Must have the ability to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions such as extreme cold, high winds, rain, snow, sleet, high temperatures and humidity; the ability to exert up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects; to stand for long periods of time, bend, and work outdoors with limited lighting; to work with chemicals, vehicles or equipment fumes and gasses, dust and dirt.
Valid Class B Commercial Driver’s License and a safe driving record.
Work is performed under general supervision of a supervision crew leader.  Initially employee receives instruction on the safe use of equipment in the performance of maintenance tasks, orientation to the department and work rules.  Once proficiency with the variety of tasks performed and equipment used is gained, the employee is usually responsible for performing and completing the work independently according to City work rules and safety regulation.  Work is checked by supervisor, operations coordinator or crew leader on a daily basis, or at the completion of the assigned project.  Guidance is provided through rules and regulations, policies and procedures, personnel rules and OSHA.
The employee has regular contact with the general public when working his/her normal shift.  They may be asked to field questions and respond to concerns.  The employee has contact with other City employees to relay factual and specific information regarding work assignments.
Structured Oral Interview
To apply for this position, please apply online at www.cityofevanston.org on or before the closing date.
Chosen candidates will be subject to a qualifying pre-employment medical examination and drug/alcohol screen.
The City of Evanston is committed to making all public meetings accessible to persons with disabilities.  Any citizen needing mobility or communications access assistance should contact the Facilities Management Office at 847-866-2916 (voice) or 847-448-8052 (TTY).

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