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Operations
Posting Number: 2019-18
Job Title: Maintenance Technician Apprentice
Closing date: 05/03/2019
Closing time: 05:00 PM
Job Class: Service Maintenance
Job Hours: Typically 7:00 am to 3:30 pm. Occasional overtime as needed.
Salary: $18.52/hr (step 1 of 7 step scale). Full benefits including PERS. Benefits include access to a free health clinic, in addition to health and dental benefits.
 Contributing level (B21), Non-exempt, AFSCME Represented
Description:  
       Position Overview:
The City of Springfield Development and Public Works Department is announcing an immediate opening for a Maintenance Technician Apprentice. The Operations Division is known for excellent employees and exceptional quality of work. The Division has a commitment to using the strengths and abilities that all cultures and backgrounds bring to the workplace. Employees take pride in serving and increasingly diverse population and in directly impacting the quality of life of our citizens.

The Maintenance Technician Apprentice is the entry level class in a State accredited apprenticeship program which entails completion of a 3-year apprenticeship followed by journey classification. Employees in this classification perform semi-skilled and skilled tasks to maintain City streets, sanitary sewer systems, surface and subsurface storm drainage systems, street signs and surface markings, City buildings, equipment, and landscaped areas. Employees in this classification take pride in being directly responsible for maintaining the positive image that the City projects to the community through our facilities and infrastructure.

The ideal candidate will have the ability to work within established guidelines and follow directions, but will also be able to identify potential problems and offer solutions. Working well in a team environment to produce quality work is a must. Ideally, this person will be interested in building a long-term career with the City of Springfield as they develop through the apprenticeship program.

Selection Process:
The selection process will include: interviews, reference checks, background investigation; as well as, post-offer (conditional offer) medical certification, drug and alcohol screening, and physical abilities test.

Please review the attached Job Description for a more information about this position.

Qualifications for Position:
•  High School Diploma or GED
•  Must be 18 years old or older
•  Valid Oregon Driver’s license at time of appointment
•  Oregon Commercial Learner's Permit must be obtained within 6 months of appointment
•  Oregon Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), Class B and endorsements must be obtained within one year of appointment

Candidates do not need to have prior experience in the field of maintenance, operations or public works.  Should candidates have prior experience, preferences may be given for:
•  Data entry
•  Previous use of equipment, all types big and small
•  Previous government experience in maintenance, operations, or public works
•  Spanish speaking proficiency

Any equivalent combination of knowledge, skills, education and experience may be considered qualifying.

Summary of Essential Duties:
•  Performs semi-skilled and skilled tasks to maintain streets, sanitary sewer systems, surface and subsurface storm drainage systems, street signs and surface markings, buildings, equipment, and landscaped areas;
•  Participates in the collection , tabulation and review of field data and other information such as routine traffic studies, condition surveys and inventories of public infrastructure;
•  Sewer TV inspection and flow monitoring;
•  Drives and operates equipment and vehicles such as dump trucks, street sweepers, mowers, excavators, road grader, and other equipment;
•  Removal of hazardous objects/materials;
•  Participates in special project assignments.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
•  Basic knowledge of the role of public works operations in the community;
•  Basic functions and purposes of general maintenance and construction work, or construction materials and processes to include the use of hand tools and equipment;
•  Basic laborer procedures and work activities;
•  Rotating successfully through the various program areas, projects, and activities in the division;
•  Learning about and safely operating vehicles and equipment;
•  Learning data gathering techniques and methods for entering and retrieving digital information;
•  Lifting/moving objects that could weigh a maximum of 80 pounds.

Physical Requirements:
Position frequently works in varying outdoor weather conditions and frequently works near moving mechanical equipment.  It requires the ability to lift objects that could weigh a maximum of 80 pounds. Employees with a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) are subject to random drug and alcohol testing in accordance with the Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act of 1991.

Interview Process:
Top candidates will be invited to interview. As a part of our selection process, it will be necessary for candidates to provide the names and email addresses of up to five professional references (including two managers) that can provide information on work performance.  To avoid any delay in the process, we ask candidates to start gathering reference information now (name, email address, contact info and time period you worked together).  Additional information regarding reference checking will be emailed to candidates at a later date through the SkillSurvey Pre-Hire 360 system.

All testing and selection processes will be done in accordance with the Oregon Veteran’s Preference in Public Employment Law.

How to Apply:
The on-line Application and Qualifying Questionnaires must be received electronically prior to the closing date/time listed at the top of this job posting. Please review our Tips for Applying page for more information about how to complete your application materials. The “Apply for this Job” link below will start the application process. You are allowed to upload a copy of your resume and/or cover letter as part of the application, but these two items are not required unless otherwise indicated in the posting. After completing the application, the questionnaire(s) and the voluntary EEOC form follow. The last page of the application process allows you to print your application information if you choose. You are not allowed to review your information after moving to the next page of the process.
 
Before clicking “Apply for this Job” below, please preview the application and questionnaires (both can be viewed by clicking on the links below).   Once you begin the online application process you will not be able to save your work and return at a later time.  Most applicants prepare their application materials ahead of time using word-processing software and then cut and paste their responses into the online application. The application only allows for four employers as part of your work history. Please use the form (linked below) to include additional work history. Email completed form to HR@springfield-or.gov before the closing date/time of this posting.
 
Applicants who include a valid email address will receive a system-generated email verifying that the application has been received.  If you do not receive a system-generated email verifying receipt of your application, your application may not be eligible for consideration for this position.  We recommend that you add our email domain (@springfield-or.gov) to your "safe senders" list in your email software to ensure that you receive communication from us.  Please contact us at 541-726-3705 if you have any questions.

Veterans Preference Points:
The City of Springfield recognizes the extensive contributions of men and women who have served in the Armed Services. As a veteran, you may be entitled to preference when seeking employment with city government. If you would like to claim Veteran's Preference points, please submit a completed form (linked below) along with the appropriate documentation prior to the closing date listed at the top of this job posting. You may submit your documents via mail, email, fax or in person (please see form for contact information). If you have any questions, please contact Human Resources at 541-726-3705 or HR@springfield-or.gov for more information.

Additional Information and Forms: NOTE: This announcement is intended as a general descriptive recruitment guide and is subject to change. It does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.

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