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Lakeland Electric Utility Worker - Lakeland Electric New Development Engineering in Lakeland, Florida

This is an entry level position for high school graduates who have successfully completed the required industry certification at the Lakeland Electric Power Academy. Positions will be allocated in the utility to prepare future workers where identified need exists and skills and student goals match. Work is evaluated for overall effectiveness and adherence to safe workplace practices. This position is located in Lakeland Electric's Administrative Building. Utility Workers may work up to 29 hours per week, and the position can range from 2 to 12 months with the option to renew for a maximum of 12 additional months. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS: * Processes clearances from the City and County * Returns customer calls and schedules appointments * Designs services for residential customers * Performs basic level skills as required in the designated position * Participates in skills training as appropriate * Must demonstrate behaviors of commitment, trustworthiness, and excellent customer relations ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS: * Depending on the position, may be required to sweep floors, use hand tools, mow lawns, organize inventory, file, answer phones, perform housekeeping duties, and other entry-level functions. * Position may be designated as Mission Critical by Department Director. * Performs related work as required. QUALIFICATIONS (EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE) AND SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: * Graduate from Lakeland Electric Power Academy with required industry certification. * Recommendation of the Lakeland Electric Power Academy instructor * In order to obtain a full-time Utility Work position, you must serve six (6) months as a part-time Utility Worker or have six (6) months experience as an intern or apprentice in the electrical industry. * An equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provide the knowledge, skills and abilities and other competencies necessary for success in the target position may be considered. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: * Must maintain City driving privileges/valid Florida driver's license. * May be required to obtain a CDL license within a designated time period for certain positions. * Must maintain a valid contact phone number. * May be required to attend meetings at locations other than primary work location. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: * Knowledge of the utility industry, including safety practices, terminology, equipment, and customer service expectations. * Ability to build successful working relationships with employees at all levels of the organization. * Ability to follow complex instructions * Ability to learn utility-specific skills based on position assignment * Ability to perform physically demanding work (in some positions) * Ability to properly use hand tools or office equipment appropriate for the position. WORKING ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: * Dependent on position assignment. See job description of position closest to that of the functions being performed. All City of Lakeland positions are subject to testing (e.g. written, oral, performance, computerized, interview, and/or any combination). Candidates selected for testing will be notified via email or telephone. Please check your e-mail and telephone messages regularly, including "junk" folders. Test times and locations to be announced. THE CITY OF LAKELAND IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/EQUAL ACCESS EMPLOYER AND A DRUG FREE WORKPLACE Job Title: Utility Worker - Lakeland Electric New Development Engineering Salary: $13.00 Hourly Job Type: Part Time Temporary Location: City of Lakeland, Employment Services, 500 N. Lake Parker Avenue, Lakeland, Florida Department: ED-Engr-New Dev. & Svcs Engr. 2017540000