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Hydrant Maintenance Aide - Temporary
Salary/Pay Rate: $15 per hour
Posted Date: 7/23/2013
Deadline to Apply: 8/4/2013

Dates of position: Up to forty hours per week from July 24, 2013 to about October 31st, 2013.
Recruitment #14-017
• A completed City application. (Paper forms required.) Fill out application online and print out or obtain a paper application form from the City of Santa Cruz Human Resources Office at 809 Center Street, Room 6, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, (831) 420-5040. Submit application to Human Resources Office at 809 Center Street, Room 6, Santa Cruz, CA. 95060.
• An original (not a copy) DMV driving record printout attached to your application:
       A. The printout (Form 95A) can be obtained at the Department of Motor Vehicles, at a cost of $s.oo. For more information, go to Driving Record Printouts webpage.
       B. Issued by the DMV within 30 days of date of application.
       C. DMV printouts obtained online ($2.00) are not official documents and will not be accepted in lieu of official printouts.
       D. Applicants with more than two moving violations or responsibility for more than two vehicle accidents in the past three years will be disqualified.
• A response to the two supplemental questions below, on a separate sheet. Your application will not be considered if a complete response to this request is not submitted. Include as much detail as possible; consider this as a job interview. Any work experience described here must be included in the Employment History section of your job application.

1. I have completed high school:
  ______Yes        _______No

2.  Please describe any manual labor experience that you have. If related to a job, include specific duties performed and amount of time spent (to/from dates and # of hours per week). 

The Position: After training, perform a variety of tasks to maintain fire hydrants throughout the City of Santa Cruz.

TYPICAL DUTIES (May include but are not limited to the following):
• Prepare hydrants for painting.
• Check gaskets, evaluate condition and replace as needed.
• Neatly paint hydrant body and caps.
• Review maps; correctly use department map books to paint hydrant caps appropriate color for water flow according to NFPA standards.
• Maintain all tools, materials, and the provided vehicle in a professional manner.
• Tactfully respond to questions and comments from the public or convey information as appropriate.
• Maintain accurate work logs and write follow up reports as needed.
• Maintain and operate light vehicles.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

• safely perform sustained manual labor (which involves frequent bending, pulling, pushing, lifting and carrying of up to approximately 6o pounds);
• follow oral and written instructions
• work effectively as a member of a team;
• complete simple records
• act in a courteous and diplomatic manner with members of the public.
• learn and perform simple work procedures and routines.
• learn and perform proper use of tools, supplies and equipment.

Other Requirements
• Minimum of eighteen years old
• Willingness to wear a uniform shirt, boots and safety related equipment, provided by the Fire Department. 
• Willingness to work under supervision of Fire Department personnel  

Desirable Qualifications
• Enrolled in/or completed a fire technology program or fire academy.
• Some manual labor experience.

Education and Experience
Any combination of education and experience that provides the knowledge and abilities shown is qualifying. A typical way to obtain these qualifications would be:
• Completion of high school or tested equivalent. 

License (required)
• Possession at time of hire (and continued maintenance of) a valid California Class C driver's license and a safe driving record.