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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 are openings for Chief Electrical Inspector and Truck Driver in the Department of Public Works. Applications for both positions are now being accepted through Sept. 1, 2017. Submit a cover letter and resume to Human Resources Director Sherry Lewis via email at slewis@cityofhuntington.com. Candidates may also apply in person at City Hall in Room 14 by the close of business on Sept. 1.

CHIEF ELECTRICAL INSPECTOR

Salary Range

$32,283.68-$37,255.92

Nature of Work

This is skilled inspection work in securing compliance with municipal electrical and related codes, ordinances and regulations governing the construction, maintenance and operation of electrical installations and equipment. The employee is responsible for the enforcement of City electrical codes through personally participating in the examination of electrical plans and in the inspection of electrical installations during construction and upon completion in order to determine adherence to established codes and regulations and required standards of construction. Work includes responsibility for interpretation of and making recommendations for changes in legal provisions governing electrical installations. The employee works independently in routine inspection and enforcement activities, but general direction is received from the Division Supervisor.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  •     Makes inspections of new and existing wiring and electrical installations in residences, business, commercial and other buildings for conformance with safety and other requirements of the electrical codes.
  •     Reviews plans and specifications for new and remodeling of electrical systems and installations in residential, commercial and industrial buildings for compliance with safety and other requirements of the electrical codes.
  •     Investigates complaints of defective electrical installations which are reported as fire and other hazards; notifies responsible persons of defects and issues verbal and written comments on code violations; makes re-inspections; reports violations and assists in representing the City in court hearings.
  •     Advises electricians, builders, owners, contractors or architects on electrical problems and interprets codes, standards and departmental regulations.
  •     Prepares reports of inspections performed covering conditions found, action taken and recommendations made for further action.
  •     Prepares and issues building and electrical permits.
  •     Checks requirements for all utilities prior to issuance of demolition permit.
  •     Performs minor vehicle equipment maintenance work.
  •     Promotes courtesy and professionalism throughout the City of Huntington.
  •     Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from high school, a GED or trade school, including or supplemented by courses in electricity; minimum ten (10) years of experience in electrical construction; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  •     Conformance with Article 1731 of the Codified Ordinances of the City of Huntington, West Virginia.
  •     Considerable knowledge of the methods and practices involved in constructing, installing and operating a variety of electrical installations, equipment and appliances and of standard testing devices.
  •     Considerable knowledge of possible defects and faults in electrical wiring and appliances and of effective corrective measures.
  •     Considerable knowledge of municipal ordinances relating to electrical appliances and installations and of state and national electrical code standards.
  •     Knowledge of current computer software (Word, Excel, etc.).
  •     Ability to issue citations.
  •     Ability to detect and locate defective electrical wiring and construction and to determine proper remedial measures.
  •     Ability to detect illicit discharge.
  •     Ability to understand and work from construction and wiring blueprints, drawings and diagrams.
  •     Ability to contact owners, contractors, craftsmen, appliance dealers and others and to effect and maintain satisfactory working relationships in the enforcement of regulations.
  •     Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with contractors, the general public, City officials and employees.
  •     Ability to handle confidential information and matters in a discreet and professional manner.

Special Requirements

  •     Certified Master Electrical license in the State of West Virginia.
  •     Ability to obtain certification as Certified Building Code Inspector within ninety (90) days from date of hire.
  •     Valid driver’s license from state in which employee resides.

Tools and Equipment Used

Motor vehicle, telephone, computer, calculator, copy machine, multi-meter and scanner.

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.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects and to reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand, bend, stoop, climb, crawl, walk, talk, see, hear and smell.
The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The employee is occasionally exposed to excessive noise and potential hazards on construction sites. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately quiet in the office and moderately loud while performing field work.

Summary

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.
The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the City of Huntington and the employee and is subject to change by the City as the need arises.

TRUCK DRIVER (STREET DIVISION)

Salary Range

$12.69-$14.13/hour

Nature of Work

This is manual labor and skilled work, including 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 includes operation of light to heavy-duty trucks as a regular part of assigned duties.  The employee 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; assists in building forms and pouring and finishing concrete; maintains or assists in the repair of curbs, gutters and culverts.
  •     Drives light to heavy-duty trucks in hauling such materials as gravel, asphalt, salt, sand and street sweepings; performs manual work in clearing work sites of debris.
  •     Loads and unloads materials by hand; sweeps with hand tools.
  •     Performs snow removal, sanding and salting of roadways and street cleaning tasks when necessary; installs and repairs tire chains.
  •     Performs clean-up duties after parades; may pick up trash and clean restrooms at public facilities.
  •     Responsible for maintaining and cleaning trucks.
  •     May operate grass mowing equipment and maintain mowing attachments; may be required to remove dead animals from street for disposal at animal shelter.
  •     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; considerable experience in the operation of heavy-duty equipment; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  •     Considerable knowledge of the general practices applied in the care and safe operation of a wide variety of heavy construction and maintenance equipment.
  •     Considerable knowledge of regulations pertaining to the operation of equipment upon the roadways.
  •     Skill in the operation of a wide variety of heavy equipment.
  •     Ability to service and maintain assigned equipment.
  •     Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions and/or diagrams.
  •     Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the general public.

Special Requirements

Valid Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) from state in which employee resides; 24-hour availability.

Tools and Equipment Used

Motor vehicle, telephone, radio, backhoe, end loader and other related equipment.

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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects and to reach with hands and arms.  The employee is frequently required to sit, stand, walk, bend, kneel, talk, see, hear and smell.  The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Work is performed primarily outdoors in all weather conditions, including temperature extremes and wet and/or humid conditions.  Work is occasionally performed in emergency and stressful situations. The employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts and is exposed to dust, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals and is occasionally exposed to hazardous materials. The employee is frequently exposed to loud noise and heavy traffic. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Summary

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.
The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the City of Huntington and the employee and is subject to change by the City as the need arises.