Maintainer Skilled (Utilities) - F/T

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Public Works

Position will perform skilled labor in the areas of installation, repair and maintenance of both water and sewer lines. Duties will also include cleaning, assessment and inventory of the sewer system. This position is subject to a 24/7 on call rotation and will respond to water/sewer emergencies after hours. Position will also be required to assist with the removal of snow during any periods of inclement weather.

Qualified applicants must be skilled and experienced in the installation and repair of water and sewer lines. The selected applicant will be required to train on both a combination sewer truck and STEP/STEG sewer systems. Applicants must be able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. routinely; work in crouched positions for extended periods of time; consistently work outside in varying weather conditions; and communicate effectively with both the public and other employees.

A high school diploma or GED is required, as well as a minimum of 2 years previous experience.

Applicants must possess a moderate knowledge of computers, and be willing to train in the usage of internal software applications as required. A valid Virginia Driver’s License and an excellent driving record are required. The selected applicant will also be required to obtain a Commercial Driver’s License - Class B with tanker endorsement within 6 months of employment. This position follows the CDL drug testing guidelines and the selected candidate must undergo and successfully pass a pre-employment drug screening. A satisfactory post-offer, pre-employment criminal background investigation will be required of the selected applicant.

Starting salary range is $27,775/year - $30,553/year, depending upon qualifications. The Town of Blacksburg offers benefits that include fully paid employee medical, dental and vision insurance; short-term and long-term disability insurance (as applicable) and life insurance. Retirement benefits are provided through the Virginia Retirement System. Direct Deposit of pay is required for all full-time employees.

A Town of Blacksburg application is required for this position by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 10, 2019. Applications are available at the Human Resources Office located in the Municipal Building at 300 South Main Street, Blacksburg, VA, 24060, or may be downloaded at Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation in the application process may call 540-443-1020 (voice) or utilize the Virginia Relay Center at 711 (TDD). 

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