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Organization:  City of Petaluma
Job Category:  Water and Sewers
Job Type:  Full Time
Country:  USA
State/Province:  California (CA)
City:  Petaluma
Salary and Benefits:  $5,276.63 - $6,412.75 per month
06/18/2013

                                      The City of Petaluma Invites Applications for

 

                                                   Mechanical Technician

                                       Public Works and Utilities Department

                              Salary Range: $5,276.63 - $6,412.75 per month

                            Filing Deadline: Thursday, August 1, 2013, 5:00 P.M.

 Recruitment closes when 200 applications have been received or by the filing deadline,

                                                  whichever comes first.

                   Oral Interview Tentatively Scheduled for: Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Please note: Employee is required to make a contribution to CalPERS retirement on a pre-tax basis.

Currently depending on prior or current membership in CalPERS that contribution can range from 6.25% to 7% and may change in the future depending upon CalPERS and contract negotiations. The City does not participate in Social Security.

THE LOCATION

Petaluma is located 35 miles north of San Francisco in Sonoma County and is an ideal base for exploring wineries, Northern California’s coastline, and the entire Bay Area. The City of Petaluma’s Ellis Creek Water Recycling Plant commenced operations in January 2009, and uses an innovative blend of mechanical and natural treatment processes, supported by a highly sophisticated computerized control system and a 14,000 square foot operations and maintenance building. Located in a rural setting near the Petaluma River, this 6.7 mgd facility presents a pleasant working environment.

THE POSITION

The Mechanical Technician is a single class position assigned to the Ellis Creek Water Recycling Facility. The Mechanical Technician performs a variety of skilled and semi-skilled tasks pertaining to the installation, maintenance, repair and service of the electrical and mechanical equipment, instruments and structures used within the water recycling facility, sewer pump stations and the recycled water distribution system; and provides technical staff support to plant operations. A complete copy of the job description can be found at http://cityofpetaluma.net/hr/job-descriptions.html.

Education and Experience

Any combination equivalent to the education and experience likely to provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way to gain such knowledge and abilities would be:

Education: Equivalent to graduation from high school; additional technical or college-level coursework related to water systems and/or water recycling plant operations is highly desirable.

Experience: Two years of responsible experience performing systems maintenance and repair duties in a water or wastewater treatment plant; or four years performing maintenance and repair in an industrial environment that included maintaining/repairing pumps, motors, engines, boilers, piping, valves and instrumentation.

Licenses/Certificates:

  • Possession of a valid California Class C driver license with a satisfactory driving record.
  • Possession of a valid Grade I Plant Maintenance Mechanical Technologist Certification issued by the California Water Environment Association (CWEA) within 24 months of appointment.
  • Possession of a valid Grade II Plant Maintenance Mechanical Technologist Certification issued by the California Water Environment Association within 36 months of appointment to position.
  • Possession of a valid Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Certificate issued by the State of California Water Resources Control Board is desirable.
  • Possession of a valid Certificate in Collection System Maintenance issued by the California Water Environmental Association (CWEA) is desirable.

Additional Requirement

Must be available to work overtime and off-shift hours, including weekends, on a project or emergency basis.

May be required to work on-call.

Highly Qualified Applicants

Applicants demonstrating the following will be rated as most highly qualified:

Technical or college-level coursework related to water systems and/or water recycling plant operations.Possession of position related certifications as noted above in licenses/certificates.Experience installing, maintaining and repairing electrical and mechanical equipment used within water recycling facilities and sewer pump stations.Experience working with vendors, equipment manufacturers, and outside technical support in troubleshooting and repairing mechanical, electrical or control systems and or equipment.

If you possess relevant certificates, copies of certificates must be

submitted with your employment application

PLEASE NOTE: CalOpps permits only one attachment to your application. If you have more than one item (i.e. résumé, certificates, licenses, transcripts, etc.) then scan all items into one document and attach to your application.

Supplemental Questionnaire

There is a Supplemental Questionnaire to assist an applicant in presenting his/her qualifications for the position of Mechanical Technician. The responses to the questions will be used to determine whether an applicant will continue in the selection process and is highly qualified.

Application/Selection Process

To apply you are required to make application online at www.Calopps.org. All documents must be received by the final filing date.

Questions about the application submittal process can be directed to Sally Ricci, Human Resources Assistant at sricci@ci.petaluma.ca.us or 707-778-4534.

Questions about the selection process can be directed to Pamala Stephens, Human Resources Manager at pstephens@ci.petaluma.ca.us or (707) 778-4343.

Questions about the Public Works and Utilities Department can be directed to Matt Pierce, Operations Supervisor at mpierce@ci.petaluma.ca.us or (707) 776-3726.

The highest-ranking applicants will be invited to continue in the selection process. Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement in the process, and the decision of the screening committee is final. Applicants will be notified within 10 business days after the filing deadline as to the status of his/her application.

All completed application documents will be reviewed. An application submitted without complete information will not be considered. A screening committee will evaluate the qualifications of each applicant who has met the minimum requirements for the position. The highest-ranking applicants will be invited to continue in the selection process. Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement in the process, and the decision of the screening committee is final. Applicants will be notified within 10 business days after the filing deadline as to the status of his/her application.

Hiring Requirements

Candidates being considered for selection are subject to a written examination, oral interview, background investigation, medical examination, and State of California Department of Justice fingerprint search of records. All statements made on application materials must be correct and will be subject to investigation and verification.

Special Accommodations

If you need special accommodation for any stage of the examination process, please visit the City’s website and complete the Special Testing Accommodation Request Form at http://cityofpetaluma.net/hr/forms.html. You may also contact the Human Resources Division at (707) 778-4534 or via email at humanresources@ci.petaluma.ca.us.

Employee Benefits

Information on benefits plans is on the City of Petaluma’s Human Resources website (Refer to the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Unit 3, located at http://cityofpetaluma.net/hr/mou.html.)

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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