East Providence News

9/21/2015 - Water Utility Laborer Opportunity

The City of East Providence is Hiring


Pay Grade 30 - 15509 ($34,166 – 40,533)

Under general supervision of a Water Utility Supervisor and close supervision of a Leadworker or other higher classified employee, perform manual work doing a wide variety of semiskilled tasks in the construction, repair and maintenance of water mains, hydrants and all appurtenances on City and/or State property. Duties include pick and shovel work, jack hammering, raking, grading, sweeping, cutting grass and brush, shoveling snow, and erecting temporary traffic signs and barriers. Will be assigned to City’s snow removal operations as required. Auto Equipment Operator I, Utility Equipment Operator, Inspector and Leadworker duties performed as required on a trainee or acting basis. Overtime for water emergencies are a condition of employment. Perform related duties as required.


Must possess a High School Diploma or GED Equivalent. Three (3) to five (5) years’ experience performing manual labor in the construction field; construction work on underground utilities preferred; or any equivalent combination of experience, education and training necessary to perform the essential functions of this position. Possession of a Commercial Driver’s License, Hoisting Engineers License preferred. Must be able to obtain licenses within one (1) year from date of hire. In accordance with RI General Laws, must obtain a Water Supply Transmission and Distribution Operator Class ID Certification within one (1) year from date of hire by passing the State written test as a condition for continued employment with the City.


50% Oral 50% Written

Please submit application and resume to City of East Providence, Human Resources Dept., 145 Taunton Avenue, 3rd floor, East Providence, RI 02914, or email to hr@cityofeastprov.com. No phone calls please. Only those applicants being considered will be contacted. Application and resume must be submitted no later than Monday, October 5, 2015 by 4:00PM.

The City of East Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in employment or the provision of services.


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