CITY OF YAKIMA: Waterworks Specialist I - Yakima, WA

Employer: City of Yakima

Job Description:
Go with the flow and join our team of Waterworks Specialist's! With CDL training and growth opportunity within the City, this entry level position offers an excellent path for those looking to kick-start their career in the water industry. We are seeking motived individuals with a drive to learn, and at least 6 months experience in water system installation, repair and maintenance. Multiple positions available, apply today!

High school diploma or GED and six (6) months experience related to water system installation, repair and maintenance.

NOTE: Prior to participating in an examination process for this position, you will be required to provide a Department of Licensing driving record. Report should be a "Full" or "Employment" record obtained within the past 30 days.

Must possess and maintain a valid Washington State Driver's License. Must possess/obtain and maintain a Basic First Aid Certificate including CPR, Traffic Flagging Certificate, and Operator's Certificate from National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators within six (6) months of appointment and a valid Class A Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with an air brake endorsement within nine (9) months of appointment. Certification as a Washington State Water Distribution Specialist or Water Distribution Manager is preferred.

The City of Yakima is a premier employer in the Yakima Valley with extensive opportunities for training and growth. The City offers a competitive benefit package including:

• Pay range $21.53 - $25.84 Hourly
• Comprehensive medical, dental and vision coverage
• FREE healthcare clinic!
• WA State PERS pension plan
• 1% contribution to a 457 deferred compensation plan
• Leave accruals:
o Vacation – Starting at 7.67 hours/month
o Sick – 8 hours/month
o Personal holiday – 2 days
o Observed holiday – 11 holidays
• Up to 5% bilingual/biliterate English/Spanish special pay
• Life Insurance
• Much more!

The pay range listed for this position is establish through the City of Yakima’s Master Pay Ordinance in accordance with the Municipal Code and/or the applicable collective bargaining agreement. New employees generally start at step A with progression through the steps based on merit and successful performance evaluation.
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Closes 11/09/2023

Contact Person: Maria Hernandez
Phone: (509) 576-6623
Email: [email protected]
Location: 129 N 2nd St • Yakima, WA
Application Method:
Base Pay: $21.53 - $25.84 Hourly

Posted on October 25, 2023

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