East Providence News

12/5/2016 - Laborer-Water Division


Pay Grade 30 / 15509


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.


High School Diploma or GED equivalent and three (3) to five (5) years’ experience performing manual labor in the construction field; construction work on underground utilities preferred; or any acceptable combination of ability and experience to understand oral and written instructions, use construction tools, and perform physical work.  Possession of Commercial Driver’s License and/or Hoisting Engineer’s License preferred. Must be able to obtain licenses within one 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.

To be considered for this position, please submit an application, resume, and cover sheet to City of East Providence, Human Resources Department, 145 Taunton Avenue, East Providence, RI, 02914. An application must be submitted no later than Friday, December 16, 2016, by 4:00 PM to be considered for this position.

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.