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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 or you may e-mail Lisa Adames at ladames@coswtr.org . All Applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on 
Wednesday, November 27, 2019.

A written exam will be conducted on December 9, 2019, at 8:30 a.m. at the Sweetwater Police Dept. Training Room located at 400 E. Ave A. 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, November 1, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. in accordance with Section 143.024 of the Texas Fire and Police Civil Service Law.

Refuse Collection Operator

Salary:

This position is full-time and includes full benefits.
Salary - Grade 7A and pays $1320.43 semi-monthly 
Working hours are Monday through Friday - hours will vary.


Job Requirements:
 
Qualifications/Experience:

Ability to follow oral / written directions
Must possess a High School diploma or GED
Possess a valid Class B Texas Commercial Driver’s 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

Position open until filled.

 

Kitchen Aide

Salary:
 
·     
  The positions are part-time
·        The job pays $7.50 per hour
·        Working hours are Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

 
Qualifications:
 
Ability to follow oral / written directions
Ability to read and write English
General knowledge of a commercial kitchen is helpful
Must be physically able to sweep and mop.
Must be able to lift heavy objects (50 lb. sacks of flour, sugar, etc)
Must pass criminal background check

 
All interested applicants may request an application by emailing ladames@coswtr.org or through the Texas Workforce Center at 1105 Bell St. 

Position open until filled.  Posted 10/14/19.

 

 

Solid Waste Attendant

 
Salary:
        This position is part-time.
        The job pays $7.75 per hour
        Working hours will vary.


Job Requirements:
       
Ability to follow oral / written directions
        Ability to read and write English
        Valid Class C Texas Driver’s License
        Ability to communicate with the public.
        Ability to operate baler, forklift in a safe manner
        Ability to perform work requiring strength and agility in all weather conditions for  
          extended periods
       Skill to identify composition of solid waste and materials

Posted 08/29/19.  Position open until filled.
 
All interested applicants may request an application by emailing ladames@coswtr.org or through the Texas Workforce Center at 1105 Bell St. 

 

Crew Member-Water Distribution Dept

Salary

This position is full-time and includes full benefits.
Salary - Grade 8A and pays $1409.02 semi-monthly 

Job Requirements:
 
Qualifications/Experience:
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 once per month and in addition work overtime and on weekends on short notice
Must be able to bend, stoop, climb in and out of excavation sites several times per day and also walk several miles per day
Must be able to work outside in extreme hot, cold, or wet weather 
Position open until filled.

All interested applicants may submit their application and resume to Lisa Adames at ladames@coswtr.org. 

Seasonal Parks Worker

Salary


The positions are part-time 
The job pays $10.00 per hour
Working hours Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Qualifications

Ability to follow oral / written directions
Ability to identify and correct potential safety hazards
Skill to operate push mower, tractor-shredder and riding mower as well as rotary tiller, weed eater, chain saw
Ability to perform work requiring strength and agility in all weather conditions for extended periods of time

Posted 03/12/19.  Position open until filled.

 

 

 

 

 

The City employment application is available on the homepage.  Applications and resumes may be e-mailed to:

Lisa Adames/Director of Administrative Services -  ladames@coswtr.org








 


 

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