Photo of Municipal Services Building CITY OF PHILADELPHIA
invites applications for:
Emergency Water Distribution Repair Worker
Exam Number: 10Q27B13W

SALARY: $33,489 - $36,542 Annually
   
OPENING DATE: 07/27/2009
CLOSING DATE: 08/07/2009
COMPETITION: Water Dept-Only Promotional
DESCRIPTION:

This is emergency water distribution field work responding to emergency equipment breakdowns and customer complaints. Employees in this class investigate complaints, perform routine distribution repairs and in emergency situations perform either temporary or preliminary repair work until permanent repairs can be initiated. Work is performed on a rotating shift during which employees have the additional responsibility for hydrant and valve repair and water main pressure checks when not engaged in emergency repairs. Work is performed under the close supervision of a technical superior.


MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

The following statement represents the minimum training and experience standards which will be used to admit or reject applicants for tests.  Candidates must meet requirements within 30 days after the last date for filing applications.

  1. Presently employed by the City of Philadelphia with permanent Civil Service status in the Water Department with a Performance Rating of Satisfactory or higher; AND;

  2. EDUCATION
    Education equivalent to completion of the eighth school grade, AND;

  3. EXPERIENCE
    Two years of experience in the installation, repair or maintenance of water mains and appurtenances.

Or any equivalent combination of education and experience to be determined to be acceptable by the Office of Human Resources.

PHYSICAL AND MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS
Ability to physically perform the duties and to work in the environmental conditions required of a position in this class.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND/OR CERTIFICATES
Possession of a valid proper class motor vehicle operator's license as issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania prior to appointment and during tenure of employment as an Emergency Water Distribution Repair Worker.


EXAM INFORMATION:

EXAMINATION PARTS AND WEIGHTS
Training and Experience Evaluation - 90%
Seniority Rating - 10%

PROJECTED EXAM SCHEDULE
Applicants will be evaluated and scored based upon their training and experience credentials.  Applicants will not be asked to appear to take a scheduled examination.

ELIGIBLE LIST
DEPARTMENT-ONLY PROMOTIONAL. Only a departmental promotional eligible list will be established for the Water Department as a result of this examination.

An eligible list is planned for the week of October 2, 2009.  Please note that this date may change.

TEST REVIEW
In accordance with Civil Service Regulation 9.091D, candidates may review their answer sheets and other test papers to determine if they have been scored correctly or if there has been an irregularity in the administration of the examination. Candidates will have 30 days after the results have been mailed to review their test. Call 215 686-0880 if you wish to schedule a test review.


APPLICATION PROCEDURES:

When applying by U.S. mail, the application should be sent to:

City of Philadelphia
Office of Human Resources
1401 J.F. Kennedy Boulevard, Room 1640
Philadelphia, PA 19102

To apply in person, please visit the Employment Application Center on the Concourse Level of the Municipal Services Building, 1401 J. F. Kennedy Boulevard in Center City Philadelphia, Monday through Friday, 12:00 PM (Noon) to 4:00 PM.

ALL Applications must be received by the close of business or postmarked no later than August 7, 2009.