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The City of Huntington provides work opportunities in a variety of fields, including public works, public safety, administration, administrative support and community development.

The Division of Human Resources accepts applications for open public works and administrative positions. Currently, there is one (1) open position for Chief Plumbing Inspector and one (1) open position for Light Equipment Operator in the Public Works Department. Applications for both positions are available in the Human Resources Office, Room 14 at Huntington City Hall and can be submitted there or submitted online. The application deadline for the Light Equipment Operator position is through the close of business on Jan. 12, 2018. There currently is no application deadline for the Chief Plumbing Inspector position.

Chief Plumbing Inspector

Skilled inspection work in securing compliance with municipal plumbing and related codes, ordinances and regulations governing the construction, maintenance and operation of plumbing installations and equipment:  makes inspections of new and existing plumbing installations in residences, businesses, commercial and other buildings for conformance with safety and other requirements of the plumbing code; reviews plans and specifications for new and remodeling of plumbing installations in residential, commercial and industrial buildings.

Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma, GED or trade school and minimum of five (5) years of experience in the plumbing trade as a master plumber.

Special Requirements: Certified Master Plumber license in State of West Virginia; ability to obtain International Plumbing Code Certification within ninety (90) days from date of hire; and valid driver’s license.

Starting Salary: $15.52/hr.

Light Equipment Operator

Starting Salary: $12.79/hr.

Nature of Work: This is manual and semi-skilled work including the operation of light to heavy-duty trucks in construction, maintenance and repair work within the Street Division of the Public Works Department. Work involves performance of manual tasks of more than ordinary difficulty requiring some skills or special knowledge acquired through experience. Work may also include the operation of light to heavy-duty trucks as a regular part of assigned duties. An employee in this class may occasionally operate other equipment on a training, relief or temporary basis. Work is performed and reviewed through inspection of work while in progress and upon completion by the Working Foreman.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Participates in the construction, maintenance and repair of public works facilities; cleans road surfaces and applies and rakes patching materials; may mow grass and maintain plantings.
  • Drives light to heavy-duty trucks in hauling such materials as gravel, asphalt, salt, sand and street sweepings and trash; may perform manual work in clearing work sites of debris.
  • Loads and unloads materials by hand or use of a front-end loader; performs road maintenance work; sweeps with hand tools; may paint trash cans; flags traffic.
  • Performs snow removal, sanding and salting of roadways and street cleaning tasks when necessary; installs and repairs tire chains.
  • Operates a variety of public works equipment including, but not limited to, chipper, tractor, chainsaw, air compressor/jackhammer, tamper, skid steer loader, brine water truck (if employee has tanker endorsement on CDL) and side-cut mower.
  • Performs minor vehicle equipment maintenance work.
  • May pick up trash and clean restrooms at public facilities; may perform cleanup duties after parades; may operate grass mowing equipment and maintain mowing attachments.
  • May operate other pieces of light, medium or heavy equipment in the absence of regular equipment operators.
  • Promotes courtesy and professionalism throughout the City of Huntington.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from high school or GED; some experience in manual labor work and in the operation of light or medium-weight trucks or equipment; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of traffic regulations and the practices followed in the care and safe operation of light to heavy-weight trucks.
  • Knowledge of the precautions necessary to work safely with and around mechanized equipment.
  • Knowledge of the principles of operation of motor equipment sufficient to detect defective operation.
  • Skill in the operation of assigned equipment.
  • Ability to perform manual labor related to the operation of motorized equipment.
  • Ability to understand and follow verbal and basic written instructions.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the general public.
  • Special Requirements: Valid Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) – tanker endorsement preferred - from state in which employee resides; 24-hour availability.

Tools and Equipment Used: Motor vehicle, telephone, radio, loader, chipper, tractor, chainsaw, air compressor/jackhammer, tamper and other related equipment and mowers.

Physical Demands: The 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 may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.