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City of Sweetwater Established 1881 - City Seal
200 East 4th Street
PO Box 450
Sweetwater, TX 79556
Phone: (325) 236-6313
Fax: (325) 235-1850
Employment
    Firefighter Entrance Exam

    Announcement of Entrance Examination to develop a Firefighters hire list for the City of Sweetwater.

    Applications will be accepted through the Texas Workforce Commission office located at 1105 Bell Street Sweetwater, Texas. All Applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on March 9, 2015.

    A written exam will be conducted on Tuesday, March 17, 2015, at 9:00 a.m. at the Sweetwater Water Treatment Plant, Training Room located at 169 County Road 217. Late arrivals will not be admitted. Those who pass the written exam will have further testing in the afternoon.



    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Applicant must be 18 years to 35 years of age.

    • Must be High School graduate or have an equivalent GED.

    • Driver’s License and satisfactory background driving record.

    • Must be able to read and write the English language.

    • If candidate is not certified by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection Personnel Standards and Education (TCFPPSE), he or she must be eligible for future certification by TCFPPSE.

    • Preferably possess certification as an EMT-Basic or higher by the Texas Department of Health at time of appointment. At or before the time of entrance exam, applicants shall provide either (1) an EMT Certificate issued by the Texas Department of Health, or (2) evidence of current enrollment in an EMT course approved by the Texas Department of Health; or

    • Be certified as a paramedic by the Texas Department of Health Services, or certifiable at time of appointment. PREFERENCE MAY BE GIVEN TO CANDIDATES WHO ALREADY POSSESS THIS CERTIFICATION. At or before the time of entrance exam, applicants shall provide either (1) a paramedic certificate issued by the Texas Department of Health, or (2) evidence of current enrollment in a paramedic course approved by the Texas Department of State Health Services

    • If served in the armed forces of the United States and received an honorable discharge, documentation must be produced (D D Form - 214).

    • Must be physically sound and free from any defect, which may adversely affect his/her performance of duty.

    The resulting hire list will remain effective for six months from the date of testing.

    This notice was posted on Friday, January 16, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. in accordance with Section 143.024 of the Texas Fire and Police Civil Service Law. 
      



    Combination Inspector


    Salary
    • This position is full-time and includes full benefits.
    • Salary range is $41,410.19 - $57,892.92
    • Working hours are Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    Job Requirements:

    Education
    • Must possess a High School Diploma or GED

    Experience
    • Five (5) years in a building, electrical, mechanical or plumbing-related field or two (2) years experience in municipal building inspections or code enforcement, preferred.

    Training
    • Applicable specialized training in building inspections, code enforcement, or law enforcement

    Licensing and Certificates
    • Valid Texas Class “C” Driver’s License
    • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a State of Texas Plumbing Inspector License. Possession of, or ability to obtain, a State of Texas Code Enforcement Officer License. 

    Posted 11/17/14.
    Position open until filled.      

       
    Crew Member

     Salary

    • This position is full-time and includes full benefits.
    • The job grade is 7A and pays $1131.34 semi-monthly.
    • Working hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    Qualifications

    • Ability to follow oral / written directions
    • Must possess a High School diploma or GED
    • Possess a Valid Texas Driver’s License
    • Some construction experience preferred such as plumbing, concrete work and be familiar with heavy equipment
    • Must be able to work safely around trenching and excavation sites and in small confined areas.
    • Experience with hand tools, power tools, jack hammers, gas power cut off saws
    • Must be able to be involved on a call out rotation.
    • Home telephone required.
    • Must be able to work outside in extreme hot, cold, or wet weather conditions. 
      
    Position open until filled.

    Service Tech  

      Salary

    • This position is full-time and includes full benefits.
    • The job grade is 7A and pays $1168.67 semi-monthly.
    • Working hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    Qualifications

    • Ability to follow oral / written directions
    • Must possess a High School diploma or GED
    • Possess a Valid Texas Driver’s License
    • Must have the ability to change oil, filters, and tires.
    • Ability to read and write, interpret service manuals and fill out work orders.
    • Ability to drive vehicles/equipment in service area.

    Position open until filled.


    Refuse Collection Operator

    Salary

    • This position is full-time and includes full benefits.
    • The job grade is 7A and pays $1168.67 semi-monthly
    • Workweek is Monday through Friday – hours vary.

    Qualifications

    • Ability to follow oral / written directions
    • Must possess a High School diploma or GED
    • Valid Class B Texas Commercial Vehicle Operators License
    • Minimum of two years driving large trucks and operating solid waste
    Collection equipment preferred
    • Must produce a negative drug/alcohol test
    • Ability to read, write, and decipher maps
    • Ability to tolerate constant noise, fumes, dust, and extreme heat and cold
    • Knowledge of city streets

    Posted 11/13/14
    Position open until filled.
               
              
       
       
       

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