Civil Service Testing-Water/Wastewater

The City of Ottawa Civil Service Commission is accepting applications to establish an eligibility register for future positions in Public Utilities-Water/wastewater Division. Knowledge of water/wastewater operations is recommended, but not required for this examination.

The hours of work are Monday through Friday or Tuesday through Saturday, 8 hours per shift on an average 5 day work week.

Job Description: Under limited supervision, operates motorized equipment and performs semi-skilled work in the operation and maintenance of Water and Wastewater Infrastructure and Treatment Plants. Performs other duties as assigned. Must obtain CDL license within 6 months of accepting position.

Duties may include, but are not limited to:

Ability to work in adverse weather; be subject to after-hours, weekend and holiday callback.
Perform service and routine repairs to equipment.
Collect samples, complete routine laboratory testing, and maintain accurate records.
Operate skid steer loader, backhoe and wheel loader with various attachments.
Operate turf maintenance mowers and equipment.
Perform routine buildings, plantings and grounds maintenance.
Operate trucks for snow removal, salt application and material handling.
Will be assigned to On-Call Rotation after a period of training.
Perform manual labor as required.

Residency within five (5) miles of the corporate limits of the City of Ottawa must be established and maintained within fifteen (15) months of employment.

Future employment is subject to satisfactorily passing a criminal background check, a physical agility test and a medical examination which includes a test to screen for the use of drugs and/or narcotics.

Applications are available at Human Resources, first floor, City Hall from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. or at

Completed applications must be returned by close of business on or before Tuesday, February 4, 2020 to be eligible to take the exam. No applications will be accepted after this date.

The written exam will be given at IVCC Ottawa Center, 321 West Main Street, Ottawa, Illinois on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 beginning promptly at 6:00 p.m. Candidates arriving after 6:00 p.m. will be denied admittance.

Candidates receiving a score of 70% or greater on the written exam will be scheduled for a mandatory oral exam on February 20, 2020.

The City of Ottawa is an equal opportunity employer, not discriminating on basis of age, country of national origin, creed, race, religion or sex.