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Employment Opportunity – Heavy Equipment Operator

POSITION AVAILABLE ANNOUNCEMENT

 

CITY OF PARKERSBURG

 

Heavy Equipment Operator 

DEPARTMENT: Public Works             DIVISION: Street Department      GRADE: H-8 Non-Exempt

                                                                                                                                        $30,388 – $43,758

Reports directly to the foreman or supervisor of the Street Department.

 

JOB SUMMARY: Performs a variety of semi-skilled and skilled maintenance work and operates the largest and most complex equipment in the City’s fleet in the construction, maintenance, and replacement-related tasks in the Public Works Department.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES, DUTIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES:

 

  • Performs pre-operation inspection of heavy equipment assigned, checking logically all basic aspects of the equipment;
  • Maintains equipment in a clean and orderly manner;
  • Performs minor maintenance and repair work on heavy equipment as aid to operation;
  • Performs concrete work (sidewalk, streets, curbs, etc.): removal of old concrete, preparation of site, set forms and lay & finish concrete.
  • Operates motor grader, grading unpaved streets and alleys and other relevant sites as instructed, reads grade as required to carry out duties;
  • Operates backhoe, digging ditches related to storm drainage system installation, repair, and maintenance activities, reads grade as required to carry out duties;
  • Operates bulldozer, moving earth from one location to another, reads grade as required to carry out duties;
  • Operates multi-purpose maintenance and installation machine, performing a variety of duties, reads grade as required to carry out duties;
  • Operates paving machine, controls location and thickness of asphalt being laid;
  • Operates snow removal equipment to remove snow from City streets, parks and parking lots, and salts areas as needed. Shovels snow when needed.
  • Performs a variety of manual labor duties at construction sites;
  • Performs duties of lower classified equipment operators as required; and
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

Possession of a high school diploma or GED. Considerable experience operating medium to heavy equipment or equivalent combination of experience and training. Ability to provide leadership to one or more employees of a lower classification.

 

Possession of a valid Commercial Driver’s License (Class A).

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

This position requires extensive walking, lifting, reaching, carrying, stooping, bending, squatting, climbing, balancing, and physical coordination, while performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to fumes, dust, odors and extreme weather conditions.

 

THE CITY OF PARKERSBURG IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEX, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTITY, MILITARY VETERAN STATUS, RELIGION, AGE OR DISABILITY IN EMPLOYMENT OR THE PROVISION OF SERVICES.

2019.03

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Employment Opportunity – Caretaker – Parks

POSITION AVAILABLE ANNOUNCEMENT

 

CITY OF PARKERSBURG

 

Caretaker-Parks (N & W)

 

 

DEPARTMENT: Public Works            DIVISION: Parks          GRADE: H-6        Non-Exempt  $27,102-$39,027

Reports directly to the Parks and Floodwall Supervisor.

 

JOB SUMMARY: Performs manual, semi-skilled labor to maintain the cleanliness and appearance of the City’s park facilities.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES, DUTIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES:

 

  1. Maintains and repairs facilities and grounds in relation to area of assignment.
  2. Maintains City property and grounds:
  • Mows grass and cuts weeds in City Parks.
  • Trims and removes trees and shrubbery.
  • Applies herbicides, fungicides and pesticides.
  • Runs trash truck through Parks.
  • Removes debris and litter from parks and park facilities.
  • Sweeps and clears walkways and sidewalks of dirt and snow.
  1. Performs custodial services for City buildings (bathrooms, shelters, pavilion, etc.) in City Parks.
  2. Does minor repair work to secure a problem for completion by dayshift.
  3. Performs set-up and tear-down for certain events held in City parks (placement of fencing, waste receptacles, etc.). Gives assistance to events for issues that are the City’s responsibility.
  4. Closes and secures all City parks at night.
  5. Opens and closes facilities for scheduled events on weekends.
  6. Operates snow removal equipment to remove snow from City streets, parks and parking lots, and salts areas as needed. Shovels snow when needed.
  7. Responds to after-hours calls from Police Department for accident clean up, signage, evidence transport, etc.
  8. Assists with Floodwall maintenance and gate installation, when needed.
  9. Operates a variety of equipment, including various forms of trucks, mowers, tractors, weed-eaters, standard shift vehicles and equipment, power tools and hand tools in a safe and effective manner.
  10. Performs routine inspection and preventative maintenance on department equipment and refers needed repairs to supervisor.
  11. Maintains equipment in a clean and orderly manner.
  12. Performs maintenance and repair work on lawn care and hand tool equipment.
  13. May also be required to assist in floodgate closures and placing pump stations in operation on the Floodwall.
  14. Performs other related work as assigned.

 

 

 

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

Possession of a high school diploma or GED, or an equivalent combination of experience and training.  Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Class B is preferred.

 

Possession of a valid Driver’s License.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

 

This position requires extensive walking, lifting, reaching, carrying, stooping, bending, squatting, climbing, balancing, and physical coordination, While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to fumes, dust, odors and extreme weather conditions.

 

 

SHIFT:  Afternoons & Weekends – 2-Week Schedule:

 

Week 1 – Monday & Tuesday 3pm – 11pm  /  Wednesday & Thursday off / Friday – Sunday 7am – 3:30pm

Week 2 – Monday & Tuesday off / Wednesday – Sunday 3pm – 11pm

 

THE CITY OF PARKERSBURG IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEX, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTITY, MILITARY VETERAN STATUS, RELIGION, AGE OR DISABILITY IN EMPLOYMENT OR THE PROVISION OF SERVICES.
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Employment Opportunity – Medium Equipment Operator

POSITION AVAILABLE ANNOUNCEMENT

 

CITY OF PARKERSBURG

 

Medium Equipment Operator 

DEPARTMENT: Public Works                        DIVISON: Streets                      GRADE: H-7A Non-Exempt

                                                                                                                                         $29,286 – $42,172

Reports directly to the Street Superintendent.

 

JOB SUMMARY: Performs a variety of semi-skilled maintenance and work in the upkeep and repair of City streets, alleys, storm sewers, etc.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES, DUTIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES:

 

  • Transport heavy equipment by truck and trailer.
  • Haul materials (gravel, dirt, etc.) as needed.
  • Performs concrete work (sidewalks, streets, curbs, etc.): removal of old concrete, preparation of site, set forms and lay & finish concrete.
  • Lay pipe (storm water, gas, etc.): removal of old pipe, preparation of site, lay pipe, replace/ finish site.
  • Performs asphalt work (streets, alleys, etc.): removal of old asphalt; preparation of site; lay asphalt (haul, shovel, and rake); run pavement rollers, read and set-up grades.
  • Operate Vacuum truck cleaning storm sewers.
  • Operates snow removal equipment to remove snow from City streets, parks and parking lots, and salts areas as needed. Shovels snow when needed.
  • Operates a variety of equipment, including various forms of trucks, dump trucks, trailers, tractors, trenchers, small backhoe, standard shift vehicles and equipment, chain saws, power tools and hand tools in a safe and effective manner.
  • Performs pre-operation, routine inspection, and preventive maintenance of equipment, checking fluid levels, fuel level, oil level, tire air pressure, motor belts, and general condition of automotive equipment. Refers needed repairs to supervisor.
  • Maintains equipment in a clean and orderly manner.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

 

Possession of a high school diploma or GED. Basic experience operating medium to heavy equipment, or equivalent combination of experience and training.

 

Possession of a valid Commercial Driver’s License. (Class A)

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

This position requires extensive walking, lifting, reaching, carrying, stooping, bending, squatting, climbing, balancing, and physical coordination, while performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to fumes, dust, odors, and extreme weather conditions.

THE CITY OF PARKERSBURG IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEX, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTITY, MILITARY VETERAN STATUS, RELIGION, AGE OR DISABILITY IN EMPLOYMENT OR THE PROVISION OF SERVICES.

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CY21 Employee Gross Wage Report

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SNOW REMOVAL

These locations are the primary focus for snow removal and treatment during any weather event that creates unsafe road conditions.
 
Public Works personnel will refocus their efforts on ancillary (side) streets and roadways only after the designated priority routes have been treated and plowed to the extent conditions are mitigated to allow their efforts to be repurposed onto other locations such as side streets and others that do not have hills or busy intersections.
 
During snow events please use caution when driving only when necessary. Please remain 30 feet away from plow/salt trucks at all times.
 
 
NORTH LARGE TRUCK SOUTH OF 23RD STREET
1. Quincy St (13th St to 8th St) 23. George St
2. 13th St (7th St to Garfield Ave) 24. Laird Ave
3. 19th St (Park Ave to B&O RR) 25. Charles St
4. Wood St 26. Mary St
5. 10 ½ St 27. Depot St
6. John St
7. Columbia Ave
8. Ann St
9. Juliana St
10. Market St
11. Avery St
12. Green St
13. 16th St
14. 19th St
15. Washington Ave
16. Park Ave
17. Fairview Ave (7th St to 23rd )
18. Plum St
19. Liberty St
20. Lynn St
21. Latrobe St
22. Williams St.
NORTH-LARGE TRUCK NORTH OF 23RD STREET
1.Broad St
2. Cypress St
3. Fairview Ave
4. Woodland Park
5. Powell St
6. Jefferson St
7. Lincoln St.
8. Packard St
9. Stella St
10. Liberty St
11. Morningside Ave
12. 26th St
13. 27th St
14. Fairview Heights
15. Kennedy St
16. Congdon Dr
17. McKinley St
 
 
SOUTH– SMALL TRUCK –
Division St Ext (Blizzard to 15th Ave) 19. Janice Blvd (Neal & Hamilton)
Jefferies St 20. Thomas near City View
Minner St 21. Stewart St driveway
Moss Hill
Suicide (11th Ave)
Merrick/12th Ave
City View Dr
11th Ave (off of Tygart)
Myrtle St
Ridgeway Ave/ Wilbur St
16th Ave/17th Ave (by the Log Cabin)
26th Pl and 27th Ave (off of David Lee Dr)
Southmoor Dr. (off of Division St Ext) Mercer Hill
17th Ave/18th Ave (off of Division St Ext)
Boxwoood/Dogwood/Maple Circle off of Princeton
15th Ave/Brenda Ave/Newberry Dr
Wigal/Johnson/Phillips/Adams off of Camden Ave
Patriot Lane (Walmart)
 
SOUTH LARGE TRUCK (WEST OF PIKE ST)
Division St Ext
Nash St
South Hills Area
Neal St
Belmont Road
Pennsylvania Ave
David Lee Dr
Highland Road/Place
Broadway Ext
Lubeck Ave Area
Hamilton Area
Hugh Area
24th Ave
Camden Avenue (Old)
 
NORTH SMALL TRUCK
9TH St (Ann to Juliana)
10th St Hill (Juliana to Murdoch Ave)
11th St Hill
12th St Hill
13th St Hill
6. Parkview Wey, Foxhill, Crescent off Parkview Dr
7. Parkview Dr off Lakeview
8. Wyndemere All
9. Willow Lane off Rosemar
10. Stonebrook Dr (off 39th & Hemlock)
11. Parkwood Dr (off Emerson by Par 500 bar)
12. Rosemar Circle & behind Subway to Rosemar Rd.
13. All Hills off 25th St, 23rd to 27th
14. Packard Ct
 
SOUTH LARGE TRUCK EAST OF PIKE STREET
Broadway Ave
6th Ave
Elder St
Grandview
Edgelawn St
Edgelawn Area
Murray Dr
Point Dr
 
LARGE TRUCK WEST OF DUDLEY AVENUE
Memorial Bridge
Lakeview Dr
Willowbrook
WV Ave (Spruce St to Emerson)
36th St (Avery to Emerson)
Willard St (WV Ave to Meadowcrest)
Meadowcrest Dr
405th St (Emerson to Hemlock)
31st St (Linden to Dudley)
32nd St ( Linden to Emerson)
41st St, 42nd St, Wharton Dr
Beechwood Area
Hemlock St.
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Chief of Police

The City of Parkersburg WV is seeking a Chief of Police to lead the premiere law enforcement agency in the Mid-Ohio Valley. The successful candidate will demonstrate a knowledge base, understanding and skill set to include:

  • Experience in the supervision of sworn law enforcement personnel, 
  • Budget construction and management, 
  • Planning and engineering organizational goals and outcomes, 
  • Collaboration with neighborhood/community organizations and partner law enforcement organizations 
  • Strategic insights in the establishment of innovative policing strategies and mechanisms for improvement including training and organizational goals 
  • Demonstrated acumen and articulation of the role of technology in policing 
  • Media Relations 
  • Innovative strategies for the recruitment and retention of Police Personnel 
  • Ability to direct and assign personnel to meet the basic department and mission-critical needs as related to scheduling, assignment of resources, training, preparedness and staffing

 

ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: Eight years of progressively responsible experience in law enforcement; graduation from a college or university with a degree in police science, criminal justice, law enforcement, or a related field is preferred; or an equivalent combination of education, experience, and training. 

 

Considerable command experience, including not less than 8 years of supervisory duties with a full-time law enforcement agency. 

 

CHARTER PROVISIONS: Shall be appointed by the mayor with the approval of City Council; shall be a resident of the City and, being a resident of the City, shall not remove his or her residence from the City during the term of such appointment.

          

Candidates must meet all WV Code provisions for the appointment and confirmation of a Chief of Police under current state law. 

Interested candidates should remit a cover letter and resume to the City of Parkersburg Personnel Department no later than Friday January 28th at 4PM. 

City Of Parkersburg 

c/o Personnel Director 

One Government Square

PO Box 1627 

Parkersburg WV 26102 

Electronic submissions should be sent to: Sondra.wallace@parkersburgwv.gov  

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Employment Opportunity – Public Safety Tele-Communicator

POSITION AVAILABLE ANNOUNCEMENT

 

CITY OF PARKERSBURG

 

Public Safety Tele-Communicator  

DEPARTMENT: Police                      DIVISION: Civilian        GRADE: H-5 Non-Exempt $12.51/hr

 

Reports directly to Superior Officers and the Police Chief.

 

JOB SUMMARY: Performs telecommunications work in the dispatching of police personnel.  Receives information and complaints from citizens and disseminates the information to emergency personnel.  Monitors radio, Teletype, and computer communications.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES, DUTIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES:

 

  • Serves as point of contact in emergency and non-emergency situations;
  • Receives, screens, and records calls from the public requesting public safety services;
  • Determines the nature, location, and priority of calls;
  • Dispatches and maintains radio contact with public safety personnel;
  • Maintains detailed logs of all calls processed;
  • Operates Teletype and national crime information center computer to check automobile registration, identify driver’s history, provide, or obtain information for police personnel;
  • Communicates with police units in the field, providing them with needed information and responding to requests for additional information and/or assistance;
  • Maintains a variety of records and prepare a variety of reports;
  • Maintains radio log, recording and status control devices;
  • Prepares and maintains the daily assignment sheet/duty roster for on-coming Shift Supervisors;
  • Operates standard office equipment;
  • Performs related clerical tasks, such as typing and filing;
  • Maintains dispatching area; and
  • Maintains confidentiality while multi-tasking and prioritizing in an emergency environment, without direct supervision;
  • PPD is the designated backup for Wood County E911. Tele-communicators must be on scene 24 hours to assist with 911 backup or overflow until properly staffed;
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

 

Possession of a high school diploma or GED supplemented by continuing education and training in relevant areas; or two (2) years combination of experience and training. Experience in telecommunications, preferably in the public sector.

 

Above average computer skills (Microsoft Office – Word & Excel). Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written. Above average organizational skills. Must be able to maintain confidentiality. Must be able to interact professionally with the public and other employees.

 

Must receive WEAPON Certification for Communication Division within one (1) year.

THE CITY OF PARKERSBURG IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEX, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTITY, MILITARY VETERAN STATUS, RELIGION, AGE OR DISABILITY IN EMPLOYMENT OR THE PROVISION OF SERVICES.

2019.03

 

 

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Thanksgiving Closures

The City of Parkersburg will observe Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 25 & Friday November 26, 2021. The City building will close at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday November 24, 2021 and will open for normal business at 8:00 am. on Monday November 29, 2021.
The Sanitation Department will not have pickup on Thanksgiving, Thursday November 25, 2021, and will one run day late.
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Holiday in the Park

The “Holiday in the Park” Holiday Drive-Through Lights Display at Parkersburg City Park will be held November 20 through December 30.

Donations to the Holiday in the Park organization are gladly accepted by volunteers each evening.  Thank you for your continued support of the organization and event.

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