The City of Ottawa, Kansas is recruiting for a Journey Level Lineman. The Journey Level Lineman performs skilled work in the construction and maintenance of the electric distribution system for the City of Ottawa. The employee in this position is responsible for exercising judgment as to the details of assigned work within prescribed operating procedures. The Journey Level Lineman is responsible for maintenance of power lines, electrical equipment, and transformers. Work is performed according to departmental procedures, practices, and safety regulations.
Education and Experience: (Combination of education, training, and experience will be considered)
High school diploma or equivalent.
Minimum of five years of experience with a construction crew on electrical distribution, including four years in an approved apprentice program.
Must maintain a valid Kansas CDL.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: (not all inclusive)
Ability to take charge of situations concerning construction and maintenance of the electric distribution system.
Ability to lead and assist groundmen and apprentices in a safe manner.
Thorough knowledge of primary circuits, load consumption, metering ratios, electrical hookups, safety procedures, and all types of transformer banks.
Ability to operate bucket truck, tension equipment, electrical test equipment, meters, fault locators, and other related equipment.
Thorough knowledge of circuits, circuit breakers, and switches.
Strong verbal communication skills.
Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with other employees, City officials, business entities, and the general public.
Ability to effectively organize and prioritize work as well as concentrate on multiple tasks simultaneously.
Ability to work under general supervision and make responsible decisions.
Ability to use good judgment and think quickly and rationally in difficult or stressful situations.
Range: $23.99 to $34.78 per hour
Date Opened: July 6, 2022
Date Closed: Open until filled.
Hours: 7:00 am - 3:30 pm, Monday - Friday. Overtime and emergency call-outs required.
Residency: Regular, full-time employees are required to establish and maintain residency within a driving distance of 35 miles of Ottawa City Hall within one year from hire.
E-Mail Confirmation: After your application has been received by the City of Ottawa, you will receive confirmation by e-mail. Please check your SPAM filter or JUNK Mail. If you have not received confirmation within 48 hours of submitting your application, please call 785-229-3634 to verify application has been received. For additional information, contact Human Resources at 785-229-3634 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The City of Ottawa conducts background checks and drug screening on all potential candidates.
Anyone with a disability who needs a reasonable accommodation related to a selection process is requested to contact the Human Resources Department at 785-229-3634 at least two days prior to a scheduled test or interview.
The City of Ottawa is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.
The City of Ottawa is a full-service entity with a $50,000,000 budget.
The following services are provided by the City of Ottawa:
?Finance and Utility Billing/collection
?Streets and Alleys
?Parks (including swimming pool)?Cemeteries
?Planning and Zoning
The City purchased the utilities in 1905 and currently operates electric, water. wastewater, stormwater and broadband utilities. The electric system transfers approximately $1,100,000 to the General Fund each year. The City employs 28 full-time police officers. One is a Community Services Officer who handles animal control and one is a School Resource Officer for USD 290 schools funded by a 3-year ($125,000) COPS Grant awarded by the Department of Justice on September 1, 2013.
Wastewater Treatment Facility
The City maintains eight parks: Forest Park in the northwest corner of the city is notable for its mature trees and recreational facilities, including the municipal s...wimming pool. Kanza Park has a 4,200 foot walking track lit with vintage Victorian light fixtures from Main Street. City Park has a renovated bandstand used for summer concerts and the Carnegie Cultural Center, operated by the Community Arts Council. Freedom Park is a neighborhood facility on the east side of town. Haley Park serves as a focal point for downtown events. Heritage Park, located on the northeast side of town, boasts a ¼ mile-walking track. Orlis Cox Ball Fields serve as a baseball complex for the community. The Prairie Spirit Rail Trail, a state park, starts in Ottawa and extents through Iola.
The City owns and operates a Municipal Airport encompassing 440 acres. Ground was broke for a new runway in 2012. The facility includes a T-hangar; hard surface tie-downs; a hard surface runway; hard surface taxi-way, and one sod runway.
The City owns the Ottawa Municipal Airport (KOWI), located approximately 2.5 miles south of the city limits and encompassing approximately 335 acres. Additionally, the City of Ottawa owns approximately 160 acres across Montana Road from the Airport, land which is currently leased by Kansas State University for an Agricultural Experiment Station. The main concrete runway was reconstructed in 2012, and received project quality award recognition at local and national levels.