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Application Materials

The City of Joliet is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Three (3) forms comprise the application for employment
with the City of Joliet. Each form is in PDF format. Please download, complete, and submit each one before the closing date specified on the job description via email to employment@jolietcity.org

Applications are also available in the Human Resources Division, 150 W. Jefferson St., Joliet, IL 60432.

Application For Employment[PDF]

Self Identification Form

Background Authorization Form

 

Current Openings

Maintenance Worker- Roadways

JOB POSTING #: 20-19
TITLE: Maintenance Worker- Roadways (Position Code #2195)
SALARY: $47,684- $89,925

A COPY OF A VALID STATE OF ILLINOIS CDL w/AIR BRAKES

 MUST BE PROVIDED WHEN SUBMITTING COMPLETED APPLICATION 

GENERAL PURPOSE

This position performs unskilled and semi-skilled work of a varied nature in constructing, maintaining and operating City streets, infrastructure, equipment and facilities; performs related work as required

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Performs general laboring tasks such as repairing sewers, cindering and patching streets, and assisting in emergencies such as floods and storms;

Repairs minor maintenance and custodial work in the care of departmental facilities;

Trims, sprays and prunes trees and paints tree wounds;

Installs and paints barricades;

Cuts brush and operates chipping machine as an incidental task;

Services trucks and other equipment;

Operates compressor;

May operate various motorized equipment;

Plows snow;

Serves as a helper to a maintenance tradesman or plant operator;

Drives dump truck and other motor equipment;

Performs related duties as required.

 

Roadways

Repairs and patches streets, sidewalks and curbs, operates air hammer and other equipment; Rebuilds streets, inlets and catch basins; Installs and replaces street and traffic signs; Straightens and replaces parking meter posts.            

Sewer

Locates and repairs defective sewer tiles;

Excavates and repairs sewer cave-ins and collapsed pipes; digs ditches and mixes mortar; Clears blockages, cleans and water jets sewer lines and structures.

Water

Performs daily inspections and maintenance of utility plants in surrounding areas to assure proper operation and clean and orderly conditions; Repairs leaking water mains;

Takes water taps and installs water meters;

Performs fill-in as Operator I on rotating shifts as required.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS  

Education and Experience:

Completion of a high school education or GED equivalent;

Some experience in public works and construction and maintenance work;

Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and/or abilities.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Some knowledge of the methods and materials used in street maintenance and repair work;

Some knowledge of the method, equipment and materials used in maintaining, repairing and operating water and sewer systems;

Ability to maintain daily reporting forms and work orders for reporting work completed on a given day;

Good knowledge of the precautions necessary in performing maintenance, construction, and repair work;

Skill in the use and care of tools and equipment used in general maintenance, construction and repair work;

Ability to take adequate measurements to record completed underground work, (i.e. location of curb boxes, valves and water and sewer pipes);

Ability to perform the physical demands of the position;

Ability to work outdoors under adverse conditions;

Skills in communication and interpersonal skills to professionally and respectfully interact with coworkers, managers, the public, and government officials to exchange or convey information, both orally and in writing;

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, City officials and the public;

Ability to comprehend and carry out oral and/or written instructions and sketches and exercise good judgment, thoroughness and dependability.

Ability to work rotating shift schedules.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Possession of a valid State of Illinois motor vehicle operator’s license appropriate to operate equipment (CDL – Commercial Driver’s License).

                                    

Must reside within the City of Joliet and/or reside within the City of Joliet within eighteen (18) months from the date of hire if the date of hire is after February 16, 2016.

 A full job description is available in Human Resources upon request.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION EMPLOYER

 

Maintenance Worker- Roadways Job Description

 

Maintenance Worker- Plant Ops

JOB POSTING #:18-19
TITLE: Maintenance Worker- Plant Ops (Position Code #2195)
SALARY: $47,684- $89,925

TASKS OR DUTIES (Illustrative)

Performs daily inspections and maintenance of utility plants in surrounding areas to assure proper operation and clean and orderly conditions;

Repairs and patches streets, sidewalks and curbs, operates air hammer and other equipment;

Rebuilds streets, inlets and catch basins;

Repairs leaking water mains and defective sewer tiles;

Makes water taps and installs water meters;

Installs and replaces street and traffic signs;

Straightens and replaces parking meter posts;

Installs and paints barricades;

Trims, sprays and prunes trees and paints trees wounds;

Cuts brush and operates chipping machine as an incidental task;

Services trucks and other equipment;

Operates compressor;

May operate other motorized equipment;

Plows snow;

Repairs minor maintenance and custodial work in the care of departmental facilities;

Serves as a helper to a maintenance tradesman or plant operator;

Maintains utility plants and surrounding areas or sidewalks in a clean and orderly condition;

Performs general laboring tasks such as repairing sewers, cindering and patching streets, and assisting in emergencies such as floods and storms;

Drives dump truck and other motor equipment;

Performs fill-in as Operator I on rotating shifts as required;

Performs related duties as required.

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

Some knowledge of the methods and materials used in street maintenance and repair work;

Some knowledge of the method, equipment and materials used in maintaining, repairing and operating water and sewer systems;

Ability to maintain daily reporting forms and work orders for reporting work completed on a given day;

Good knowledge of the precautions necessary in performing maintenance, construction, and repair work;

Skill in the use and care of tools and equipment used in general maintenance, construction and repair work;

Ability to take adequate measurements to record completed underground work, (i.e. location of curb boxes, valves and water and sewer pipes);

Physical strength and agility sufficient to do strenuous laboring tasks under varying weather conditions;

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, City officials and the public;

The ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions and sketches;

Good judgment, thoroughness and dependability;

Some experience in public works and construction and maintenance work;

High School diploma or GED equivalent;

Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and/or ability.

 

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Possession of a valid State of Illinois motor vehicle operator’s license appropriate to operate equipment (CDL – Commercial Driver’s License).

Must reside within the City of Joliet and/or reside within the City of Joliet within eighteen (18) months from the date of hire if the date of hire is after February 16, 2016.

 

 A full job description is available in Human Resources upon request.

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION EMPLOYER

Maintenance Worker- Plant Ops Job Description

 

Electrician I

JOB POSTING #:10-19
TITLE: Electrician I (Position Code #1400)
SALARY: $58,765- $104,715

GENERAL PURPOSE:

The employee must perform difficult manual and skilled work; acts as a member of crews participating in the installation, repair, maintenance and operation of traffic signals, street and holiday lighting, related controllers; assists in investigating complaints; operates special equipment as needed and does related work as required.  Work is performed under the direct supervision of the Electrician II position

TASKS OR DUTIES:  

Performs and inspects the installation, maintenance, repair and operation of city and state street lighting, traffic signals and related facilities;

Prepares and maintains appropriate records and files;

Performs or assists in the work of crews performing installation and maintenance of lighting on streets, in parking lots and related facilities and of traffic signals, of fiber optic lines and of other related equipment;

Performs or assists in the work of crews performing underground electrical faults in wiring systems, including trenching in replacement wiring and excavating and splicing existing wiring;

Performs or assists in the work of crews repairing or replacing pole foundations and hand holes;

Performs or assists in the work of crews fabricating, installing and repairing signage in streets, parking lots and other facilities; 

Locates and marks underground wiring and fiber lines for city lighting, traffic signal and communication systems;

Performs night time patrols as required to determine the operational status of street lights;

Completes work orders, as needed to accurately track and record the work accomplishments;

Operates line trucks, bucket trucks and other equipment used in assigned activities and

computerized equipment used for lighting and traffic signal control, sign fabrication and other divisional activities;

Trains new employees on the use and operation of equipment as well as how to properly

perform tasks related to the duties outlined above;

Investigates citizen inquiries and complaints, takes or recommends appropriate corrective action;

Coordinates work with private contractors and utility companies;

Orders maintenance and repair materials and supplies as needed;

Prepares or assists with completing knockdown billing reports to be submitted to the Legal Department to seek reimbursement;

Prepares or assists with completing quarterly state billing reports to be submitted to the Illinois Department of Transportation for traffic signal maintenance reimbursement;

Ensures safety standards are met and safety procedures are followed by themselves and their coworkers;

Performs related tasks as required.

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

Must have an Associate’s Degree in an Electrical / Electronic Automated Systems Technology program, or the completion of an Apprenticeship through the IBEW and have three (3) years’ experience in general electrical maintenance and one (1) year experience with high voltage lighting systems.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Knowledge of materials, methods and practices essential to the maintenance and repair of street light, traffic signal, and signage systems;

Knowledge of the methods and practices of construction and equipment operation as applied to traffic signal and lighting installation, maintenance and repair;

Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions of the work and related equipment operation;

Communication and interpersonal skills to professionally and respectfully interact with coworkers, managers, the public, and government officials to exchange or convey information, both orally and in writing;

Ability to supervise the work of skilled, semi-skilled and unskilled employees;

Ability to use basic office software for computers;

Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions and sketches;

Skill in the use and care of tools and equipment used in general maintenance, construction and repair work;

Administrative skills in handling work orders and working knowledge of the requirements of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD);

Ability to perform the physical demands of the position;

Ability to independently perform all functions of the position;

Ability to work outdoors under adverse conditions.

 

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Possession of a valid Illinois Class B Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with air brake endorsement;

IMSA Roadway Lighting Level 1 Certification;

IMSA Traffic Signal Technician Level 1 Certification.

 

A full job description is available in Human Resources upon request.

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION EMPLOYER

Electrician I Job Description

 

Summer Laborers

JOB POSTING #: 04-19
TITLE: Summer Laborers (Position Code #7042) (APPROX. 12 WEEKS)
SALARY: $10.00 per hour/ NO BENEFITS

DUTIES (Laborers):

Assist with patching potholes.
Cleaning and repairing of catch basins and sewers.
Cutting weeds, grass, small bushes and plant maintenance.
Picking up litter and debris/power washing.
Testing water and wastewater for compliance.
Other general maintenance responsibilities as assigned.

DUTIES (Management):

Special projects. (Intermediate Excel experience required).
Work at various Park events in the evenings and weekends

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

Ability to perform moderate to heavy manual labor.
Ability to follow simple oral instructions.
Must be at least 18 years of age.
Must possess a valid driver’s license.

 

A full job description is available in Human Resources upon request.

 

THE CITY OF JOLIET IS AN EQUAL

OPPORTUNITY/REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION EMPLOYER

 

Summer Laborers Job Description

 

SCHOOL CROSSING GUARD

The City of Joliet is accepting applications for part-time school Crossing Guards. Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license, good driving record, and reliable means of transportation. Successful candidates must be able to work with school children, and have NO Criminal History. Salary is $32.00 to $44.00 per day/NO BENEFITS.Applications are currently being accepted.

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