Water & Sewer Worker II

Recruitment #20-5145-001


This is a continuous recruitment that may be available year round. Applications are reviewed for certification on a quarterly basis.  Applicants that meet the minimum qualifications for this position will be permitted to take the Civil Service examination.  Applicants will be notified of their status via email and may only apply once per quarter. Please note, you MUST apply in each quarter for which you wish to be tested. Applicants who have submitted previous applications WILL NOT automatically be certified for future exams.

Nature of Work

Repairs, operates, maintains and installs Water Utility assets and operates associated equipment at the skilled worker level. Troubleshoots reported complaints and attempts to resolve such problems independently in the field or in the office. Mentors and assists with training individuals in the Water & Sewer Worker I classification, but has no supervisory responsibilities and typically works as a member of a crew. Responds to on-call emergency situations 24 hours a day year round. The incumbent will learn and use complex data software systems.

Minimum Education

Graduation from high school (or G.E.D.).

Minimum Experience

Must have 2 years of experience in construction and/or the operation, maintenance and repair of a public or private water, wastewater or storm water system; OR one year of experience as a Water & Sewer Worker I  with the City of Dayton.

License Requirements

Must possess a valid driver's license at time of appointment and maintain thereafter as a term and condition of continued employment.

Within 120 days of appointment, must obtain and maintain a valid Ohio Class A Commercial Driver's License (C.D.L.), with Tanker endorsement, including the qualification to operate a vehicle with air brakes and any other endorsements required by the State of Ohio.  Out of state residents must have equivalent licenses from their state of residence within the prescribed 120 days of appointment.

Special Requirements

Must obtain and maintain an Ohio EPA Class I Wastewater Collection Operator Certification; OR an Ohio EPA Class I Water Distribution Certification within 24 months of appointment/promotion as a term and condition of continued employment.

Promotional Qualifications

Must be a full-time permanent or part-time permanent employee in pay grade 114 (Wage) or below, pay grade 24 (Clerical) or below, or equivalent, and been employed for 6 consecutive months by the City of Dayton in a classified Civil Service position. Identical scores will be broken by (1) seniority and (2) random selection method.

Open Competitive Applicants

Final appointment is contingent upon the applicant passing a job-related medical examination and providing documentary evidence of Employment Authorization and Identity. Identical scores will be broken by a random selection method.


Examination dates and times are subject to change. Calculators will be provided for the Civil Service examination.  Applicants appearing on the Promotional eligible list shall be considered for appointment prior to those on the Open Competitive list. Applicants are responsible for providing all necessary employment dates, experience, training, or any other requirements as stated in the Exam Announcement, in order for their application to be considered for certification and admittance to the examination process.

Police background investigation will be required. Final appointment is contingent upon the applicant passing a drug screen. 
Effective July 15, 2019, the City of Dayton adopted the Tobacco and Nicotine Free Hiring Policy (HR 1.03). Applicants offered employment with the City will be required to pass a nicotine screening. Newly hired employees must remain tobacco and nicotine free as a condition of continued employment. 
The Tobacco and Nicotine Free Hiring Policy does not apply to current City employees subsequent to HR Policy 2.09.

Examination Date

Date and Time to be Announced
Civil Service Board Office
371 West Second Street, Lower Level
Dayton, Ohio 45402

*Certified candidates will be sent a link to self-schedule their examination time at a later date.