WATER UTILITY WORKER

JOB SUMMARY:

Under the direction of the Public Works Director, maintain safe water for the community, provide clean and safe public facilities, public grounds, and streets for the City. 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Provides safe water for the community by cleaning, maintaining, and repairing sewer lines and well sites
  • Maintains chlorine and usage and water tank levels
  • Maintains and repairs pump motors
  • Performs sewer line maintenance
  • Repairs and replaces meters, fire hydrants, stops, valves, and manholes
  • Places pipes and repairs water mains
  • Reads and records residential and commercial water usage
  • Assists in the construction and repairing of streets and public work sites by performing small electrical and carpentry repairs
  • Digs trenching holes
  • Lays and spreads soil
  • Lays sod and fertilizer
  • Seals cracks and refills potholes in the street
  • Mends water leaks
  • Repairs and replaces water lines, mains, clamps, and valves
  • Uses heavy equipment, such as front-end loaders and dump trucks
  • Puts out signs and barricades to assist the flow of traffic
  • Performs related duties and fulfills responsibilities as required

EXAMPLES OF WORK:

Maintain safe water for the community, provide clean and safe public facilities, public grounds, and streets for the City.  Read meters and other water usage levels, cleaning sewer mains and lines, repairing main breaks, maintaining water levels and pressure, picking up trash and debris daily around sites, trimming trees, mowing and edging lawns, repairing roadways and street signs, performing minor plumbing and electrical repairs, and operating small and heavy equipment as needed.  Other duties include cleaning public restrooms and assisting with special events as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Graduation from high school or four years of equivalency
  • Valid Texas Driver’s License with acceptable driving record; Class C or CDL
  • Water “C” and Wastewater Collection II TCEQ Licenses required

MAINTENANCE WORKER (STREETS)

JOB SUMMARY

Under the direction of the Public Works Director, maintains City streets, facilities, properties, and grounds.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Maintains City grounds and outdoor facilities by inspecting areas for potential hazards
  • Mows fields, ditches, right-of-ways and around surrounding buildings
  • Trims bushes and trees with chain and pole saws
  • Removes trash and debris from ditches and sides of the road
  • Sprays herbicide near trees and roadways
  • Uses a stump grinder to remove dead trees
  • Eliminates graffiti through the use of a power washer
  • Performs minor electrical and carpentry repairs
  • Applies fertilizer to sports fields
  • Hauls gravel
  • Operates the small dump truck or heavy equipment as needed to clear and tow materials to and from facilities
  • Maintains and repairs chlorine injection system
  • Maintains and repairs pump motors
  • Monitor pump controls and operation
  • Replaces pipes as needed
  • Inspects pool equipment for damage
  • Performs minor electrical repairs
  • Performs related duties and fulfills responsibilities as required

EXAMPLES OF WORK

Maintain City streets, facilities, properties and grounds by preserving lawns and ditches, removing debris and trash, spraying pesticides and herbicides, maintaining the irrigation systems of the sport fields and assisting with special events as needed.  Other duties may include sealing holes and cracks in City streets, performing minor plumbing and carpentry repairs, repairing and replacing road signs and poles, providing safe water for the community by cleaning, maintaining, and repairing sewer lines, well sites, and the water distribution system.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Graduation from high school or four years of equivalency.
  • Valid Texas Driver’s License with acceptable driving record; Class C or CDL.

 

TELECOMMUNICATOR/DISPATCHER

JOB SUMMARY

Directs calls for non-emergency and emergency service purposes including police, fire and after-hours calls for other city departments; non-emergency inquires. Employee must be available to work various shifts, including weekends and holidays.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  •  Receives and records emergency and routine business calls as well as 911 emergency calls.
  • Determine if emergency or non emergency situations exist, determine extent and type of assistance needed and dispatch appropriate police and fire units to calls for service.
  • Maintain contact with all units on assignment, maintain status and location of police and fire units; while simultaneously entering, updating and retrieving information from a variety of computer systems.
  • Refer calls to other agencies or departments as needed.
  • Maintain communication, concentration, and decision making ability in life threatening or crisis situations, or when callers are irate, verbally abusive, hysterical, or minimally communicative.
  • Handle multiple calls or emergencies simultaneously without losing concentration or judgment.
  • Make split second decisions about emergencies based on sound analysis of information obtained and knowledge of emergency procedures.
  • Performs related duties and fulfills responsibilities as required.

EXAMPLES OF WORK

Receive requests for information regarding vehicle registration, driving records and warrants, and provide pertinent data. Monitor several public safety radio frequencies. Operate a variety of communications equipment, including radio consoles, telephones and computer systems. Serve as receptionist for the Department; answering the phone; transferring calls to the appropriate personnel and take messages as needed. Perform miscellaneous duties associated with dispatching and records, i.e. filing of reports and other duties with regard to records as instructed by the immediate supervisor.  Including scanning old offense reports; printing reports as needed for other divisions and agencies; collecting monies for copies of reports, and completing associated paperwork and receipts. Do validations of outstanding cases in the TCIC/NCIC system; including arrest warrants, stolen property, etc.

QUALIFICATIONS

 Required to have a high school diploma or GED.

PARAMEDIC

JOB SUMMARY

To provide prompt and thorough emergency medical care to patient(s).  To safely transport to directed hospital and to maintain the highest level of professionalism in representing the City of Kirby Fire/EMS.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Provide advance life support assistance to patients requiring emergency treatment.
  • Works as lead Paramedic on shift.
  • Insures all equipment is maintained in good working condition and ready at all times.
  • Properly fills out EMS reports.
  • Assures compliance with state mandated data collection and inspections.
  • Performs related duties and fulfills responsibilities as required.

EXAMPLES OF WORK

Responds to all Fire/EMS calls in the City of Kirby. Maintains equipment in working order and ensures functionality at all times.

QUALIFICATIONS

High school education or its four years equivalency. Certification from Department of Health State Services, A valid Texas Class C motor vehicle license.

 

FIREFIGHTER/EMT 

JOB SUMMARY

To provide prompt and professional firefighting and or emergency medical services, in order to maintain the highest quality of services to the citizens of Kirby and ESD #11.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Works with shift captain in charge.
  • Follows directives of those in charge.
  • Insures all equipment is maintained in good working condition and ready at all times.
  • Properly fills out Fire and or EMS reports.
  • Assures compliance with state mandated data collection and inspections.
  • Responds to alarms and assists in the suppression of fires, including rescue, entry, ventilating, and salvage work.
  • Responds to Fire and EMS calls.
  • Performs related duties and fulfills responsibilities as required.

EXAMPLES OF WORK

Depending on skills, training, and certification level and at the discretion of the officer in charge, responds to fire suppression situations and assists in providing other emergency care to patients.  Performs vehicle and station maintenance as needed. Attends regularly scheduled training seminars, and maintains current certifications with city provided continuing education.

QUALIFICATIONS

High school education or its four years equivalency. Certification from the Texas Commission on Fire Protection, and Certification from Department of Health State Services, A valid Texas Class B motor vehicle license.