The City (35,000) is located on the Atlantic Ocean south of West Palm Beach/Palm Beach. Lake Worth is a full-service city with 340 full-time and part-time employees and an all fund annual budget of $196 million. The City is a dynamic beach and arts oriented organization reinventing itself post 2000’s recession. In addition to the usual general governmental functions, the City operates an electrical power generation plant, transmission system, along with water, sewer and regional sewer utilities. Police and fire services are provided through contracts with other entities.
Lake Worth operates under a council/manager form of government. The City Commission consists of a Mayor elected at-large and four City Commissioners elected by district in non-partisan elections. The current members of the City Commission have a very strong commitment to good government, transparency in government, citizen involvement and input to the governing process, financial stability/sustainability.
The City of Lake Worth invites qualified individuals to apply for the position of JOURNEYMAN LINEMAN.
This position is based on a 40 hour work week with an hourly pay rate of $31.56-$34.70. This position is part of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Union. Working out of the Utilities Building located at 1900 2nd Avenue North, Lake Worth, FL 33460.
In addition, this position offers:
SUMMARY: This is skilled journeyman level work in the construction, maintenance, extension and repair of overhead and underground electric distribution and transmission lines and sub-stations in accordance with standard trade practices. Employees frequently work at heights with high tension lines under unfavorable weather conditions. Work is usually performed under the supervision of a Line Foreman; however, employees may be assigned to emergency trouble spots, in which case they work independently or with a subordinate. Work is subject to inspection by a Line foreman while in progress and upon completion for quality and adherence to safety precautions.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Supervises crew when Foreman is absent
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Graduation from a recognized high school or possession of a recognized equivalent certification.
Completion of a satisfactory apprenticeship as an Apprentice Lineman in the erection, maintenance, extension and repair of overhead and underground electrical line systems, or any combination of training and experience.
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES:
Possession of a valid State of Florida CDL class license.
PROCEDURE FOR APPLYING:
Interested parties should forward a completed application packages to:
City of Lake Worth
Attn: Human Resources
7 N. Dixie Highway
Lake Worth, FL 33460
Or visit our website at: www.lakeworth.org
Each application package should include the following:
Resume of previous work experience and cover letter summarizing relevant experience
City of Lake Worth Application
Applicants for positions with the City of Lake Worth should know and be aware of the following:
Please note incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications will be received until the position is filled. Submission of an application does not guarantee the applicant an interview.
Applicants for employment who become candidates for available employment positions should note employment is contingent upon satisfactory completion of all reference checks and pre-employment physical satisfaction. Upon request, information on the nature and scope of an inquiry will be provided under FS 119.
Furthermore, most of the job classifications within the City of Lake Worth workforce are covered by Collective Bargaining Agreements with the Public Employees Union (PEU), Professional Managers and Supervisors Association (PMSA), and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW). Consistent with Chapter 447 of the Florida Statutes, a bargaining unit employee has the right to join or not join the union. However, the Union is not obligated to represent a non-member.