Employment Opportunities


The City of Helena is currently accepting applications for the full time position of Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP) Operator with the utility department.  This position is responsible in duties to operate, monitor, inspect and perform routine maintenance on equipment, facilities, pump stations, and related appurtenances as found in a wastewater treatment plant and collection system; takes periodic samples and performs tests to ensure proper operation within established guidelines; assists with preventive maintenance and makes minor repairs to plant and system facilities and equipment; performs related work as required according to City practices and procedures, as well as state and federal guidelines.

Duties may include, but not limited to:

 Perform operational duties required to operate the wastewater treatment system/plant; inspect equipment, review operating procedures to ensure adherence to maintenance operation and safety procedures.

Submit monthly and annual reports on operations, completes the monthly discharge monitoring report.

Recommend process and task changes or adjustments, equipment needs personnel needs and allocation.

 Plan and perform operations tasks requiring process changes such as; major maintence tasks that require interruption of flow bypassing systems adjusting treatment process monitoring sludge inventory.

Participate in plant inspections in order to project quality operations image to customers.

Monitor and make routine adjustments to various processes in order to ensure the wastewater treatment process adheres to guidelines and standards.

Attend safety training classes wastewater process control classes and other approved training.

Check for electrical and mechanical problems based on SCADA alarms and troubleshoots the problems as needed.

Calculate, document and modify chemical feed settings and other operational data.

Knowledge of methods, principles and practices of operating maintaining and repairing wastewater treatment plant equipment instrumentation and associated systems.

Knowledge of wastewater treatment process control, operational maintenance strategy and laboratory procedures.

Knowledge of treatment schemes associated with maintaining quality wastewater effluent.

Ability to work around hazardous chemicals.

Ability to interact with and maintain relationships between co-workers and customers in a professional manner.

Ability to document work material and daily maintenance procedures or work instructions through handwritten records and on the computer.

Read and interpret plant piping plans; assist in locating and troubleshooting plant malfunctions; read meters gauges charts and instruments and monitor continuous operation of the plant and collection system; maintain flow to assure maximum efficiency of plant equipment.

Assist in routine maintenance of facilities painting of plant machinery, equipment, piping and other structures, and care of grounds adjacent to the work location.

Responsible for adhering to rules and regulations of City of Helena, State of Alabama, ADEM and EPA for compliance.

Must be willing to work as needed for nights, weekends, holidays and overtime.

Requirements: current experience at wastewater plants ; electrical experience and/or mechanical experience preferred. Valid driverís license required.

Salary and benefits depending on Grade Certification, experience, education, and credentials.

Applicant must satisfactorily pass a Background Investigation and pre-employment drug screen after receiving conditional offer of employment. Applications are available on this website and can be mailed to the City of Helena Utility Attn: Brian Hinds Box 427 Helena, Al 35080 or dropped off at Helena City Hall.

City of Helena is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is E-Verify compliant.





The City of Helena is currently accepting applications to fill the position of Public Works/Street Department Laborer

Please obtain applications at the front office at Helena City Hall Monday - Friday 8am until 5pm

Application process will be on going until March 8th 2017 and may be extended until all vacancies are filled.


Qualified Applicants will be notified if they are selected for an interview.

No phone interviews accepted.

The City of Helena is an Equal Opportunity Employer




Job Title: Public Works/Street Department

Department: Laborer

Reports To:  Public Works/Street Dept. Supervisor

FLSA Status: Non-exempt




Summary Operates machinery and other equipment for maintenance of city streets and city property for landscaping, trimming shrubs, trees, etc., by the following:


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:



Operates power mowers; including front-deck mowers, zero-turn mowers; Kubota side-by-side utility vehicle.



Regularly uses equipment for trimming, cutting, edging; planting trees, shrubs, etc.



May use forks, lifting platform, or other lifting device under, over, or around loaded pallets, skids, boxes, products, or materials or hooks tow trucks to trailer hitch, and transports load to designated area.



Loads or unloads materials from trucks, uses hand tools or tractors for gravel, asphalt  or cement work, loads or off of pallets, skids, or operates lifting device; cuts grass and assists in removing brush and debris from city streets and city property.




Responsible for maintenance of equipment by servicing and repair, as needed.




Additional assignments as required.




To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies

Technical Skills - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.


Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Responds promptly to customer needs; Solicits customer feedback to improve service ; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments.

Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Participates in meetings.


Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed.


Ethics - Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.


Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; Supports organization's goals and values; Benefits organization through outside activities.


Motivation - Sets and achieves challenging goals; Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; Measures self against standard of excellence; Takes calculated risks to accomplish goals.


Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.


Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions ; Uses equipment and materials properly.


Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time.


Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.


Initiative - Volunteers readily; Undertakes self-development activities; Seeks increased responsibilities; Takes independent actions and calculated risks; Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; Asks for and offers help when needed.


Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Education and/or Experience


High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Class A or Class B CDL Driver's License preferred; must possess current valid Alabama driver license; 


Other Skills and Abilities Knowledge and operations of trucks, tractors, mowers and other maintenance and landscaping equipment; basic preventive maintenance on equipment.



Other Qualifications


Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 50 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.



Work Environment


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; outside weather conditions and vibration. The employee is frequently exposed to risk of electrical shock. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.






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