St. James Parish Government is hiring
a Utility Repairman I for
our Public Utilities Division under the Operations Department.
This position is responsible
for the maintenance, repair, and installation tasks for the public Gas and
Water Distribution System. This
position is classified as essential during declared emergencies or natural
disasters. This is a nonexempt position, forty hours per week. This position is
“Safety Sensitive” and subject to random drug testing as per the St. James
Parish Government Employee Handbook. Individuals
in this class are able to complete the majority of their work with a minimum
amount of supervision.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Includes any
combination of the following illustrative examples of duties and responsibilities
including but not limited to:
Performs maintenance, repairs,
and installation tasks for the public gas and water distribution system
Reads and records current usage
data from gas/water meters
Uses equipment or visually
checks for gas and water leaks
May assist with the installation
of wet taps on water and gas lines
Classifies, codes, and posts
various information and data into computer systems
Other duties as assigned
REQUIREMENTS: To perform
this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job
satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of knowledge,
skills and/or ability required. St. James Parish Government is an equal
opportunity employer. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
and/or EXPERIENCE: High
School diploma or general education diploma (GED) with 3 months of Public
Utility experience. Must successfully complete all training requirements as per
the Operations & Maintenance Plan and the Emergency Plan for natural gas
to add, subtract, and divide in all units of measurement using whole numbers,
common fractions, and decimals.
to define common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in
written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several
concrete variables in standardized situations.
LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Must possess
a valid Louisiana Driver’s License, (class “E”) and have an acceptable driving
record. Must be part of the Parish Utilities weekend and nights callout roster.
Knowledge of the operating
procedures and maintenance of equipment operated
Ability to clean and perform
minor maintenance and repair of equipment operated
Ability to perform physical labor
as required of the position.
Operate various types of office
equipment (e.g. copy machine, calculator, word processor, computer terminal,
Have excellent public relations
General knowledge of the hazards
and applicable safety rules and regulations in vehicle and equipment operation
physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by
an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities
to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this
job, the employee is regularly required to reach with hands and arms, and talk
and hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle,
feel objects, tools, controls, and climb or balance. The employee is
occasionally required to sit, stand, walk, stoop kneel, crouch, or crawl.
The employee must occasionally lift
and/or move up to 80 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job
include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth
perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
ENVIRONMENT: The work
environment characteristics described here are representative of those that an
employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee
may from time to time work in conditions of extreme heat and cold, near moving
mechanical parts, and is frequently exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals. The
employee frequently works in high, precarious places and is regularly exposed
to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes and airborne particles.
The noise level in the work environment
is usually very loud.
St. James Parish is committed to providing
equal employment opportunities. The parish will not discriminate against
employees or applicants for employment on any legally recognized basis
including, but not limited to veteran status, race, color, religion, sex,
marital status, national origin, physical or mental disability, agree or