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City of Chicago SUPERVISING WATCHMAN - WATER MANAGEMENT in Chicago, Illinois

Description:

BID/JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

SUPERVISING WATCHMAN – WATER MANAGEMENT

DEPARTMENT OF WATER MANAGEMENT

Number of Positions: 2

(Additional vacancies possible pending budget approval)

Salary: $31.91/hourly; Grade: PR

Applications for this position will be accepted until 11:59 pm CDT on Wednesday, July 31, 2024.

These positions are open to the general public and to all current city employees covered under the terms of the City's collective bargaining agreement with LABORERS INTERNATIONAL UNION OF NORTH AMERICA LOCAL 1092 ( BARGAINING UNIT 53).

BID INSTRUCTIONS: Apply on the bid site: https://chicago.taleo.net/careersection/103/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en AND

1. Check the box on your profile titled “Currently employed by the City of Chicago”

2. Enter your employee ID (located on your pay stub labeled ‘payee/employee number’)

3. Select your correct bargaining unit

FAILURE TO FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS WILL RESULT IN A REJECTED BID APPLICATION

Under supervision, positions are located in the Department of Water Management (DWM) and are responsible for performing a combination of supervisory and administrative duties, working in the field or in the office overseeing staff and performing duties relating to maintaining the security and safety of various DWM facilities (e.g., water purification plants, pumping stations and service yards, on a 24 hour seven day a week basis), and performs related duties as required Positions may rotate between assignments in the field and desk duty monitoring security alarm and camera video security systems

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

· Monitors security alarm or camera/video systems from a central location (i.e., Command Center), responding to

activated security alarms or viewing security cameras installed at facilities throughout the department to ensure

premises are safe and secure from unauthorized entry, vandalism, and other security risks

· Notifies personnel including 911 for Police or Fire emergency response of activated alarms for investigation of

unauthorized entry and deactivation of alarms

· Adjusts daily work schedules as appropriate and monitors daily attendance to ensure proper staffing and adequate

security coverage of facilities

· Receives scheduled calls from Watchmen reporting in from their locations and calls from city personnel reporting

security and safety incidents and initiates appropriate level of response

· As directed may conduct inspection rounds to ensure Watchman are at assigned locations, in uniform and following

security procedures to protect premises from unauthorized entry and vandalism

· As directed may drive a city vehicle to scheduled field sites not equipped with alarm or security camera systems and

performs security checks including checking that exterior lighting is in working order and no forced entry

· Prepares field reports documenting inspections, safety or security violations or other incidents during assigned shift

· Addresses and resolves employee performance issues as authorized; reviews injury on duty forms; and approves

time off and edit sheets

Additional duties may be required for this position.

Location: Various

Days/Hours: Various

THIS POSITION IS IN THE CAREER SERVICE.

Qualifications:

MINIMUM QUALFICATIONS

Two (2) years of work experience performing security or watchman duties; A valid State of Illinois Driver’s License is required

NOTE: You must provide your valid U.S Driver's License at the time of processing.

SELECTION REQUIREMENTS

This position requires applicants to successfully pass skills assessment tests and complete an interview. Test results will be sent out by the Department of Human Resources after the test results have been analyzed and compiled. The candidates that receive a passing score on the skills assessment test will be invited to interview for the position. Candidate(s) receiving a passing score on the test and possessing the qualifications best suited to fulfill the responsibilities of the position, based on the oral interview, will be selected.

Preference will be given to external candidates possessing the following:

· Previous supervisory experience

· Previous experience as a Watchman

APPLICATION EVALUATION: Initial evaluation will be based on information provided on the application and the documents submitted. Department of Human Resource staff will review applications after the final posting date. Staff will follow any and all required Employment/Hiring Plan provisions, federal, state and local laws, and Collective Bargaining Agreements when applicable. Staff will apply hiring preferences as required by the municipal code. Placement on an eligibility list is not an offer or guarantee of an interview nor employment with the City of Chicago.

COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY: To further our commitment to hiring applicants with diverse experience the City of Chicago has adopted the following ordinances 2-74-020 and 2-74-075. The ordinances provide a preference to applicants who meet minimum qualifications and who are veterans of the Armed Forces, and/or residents of Socio-Economically Disadvantaged Areas (SEDA) and/or Chicago Public School (CPS) high school graduates to be referred to departments for consideration. These hiring preferences do not apply to bidders, as Collective Bargaining Agreements define the hiring process for bidders. For positions covered by a collective bargaining agreement, bidders will be considered before external candidates. To learn more about our hiring practices click here. (https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/dhr/provdrs/emp.html)

ALL REFERENCES TO POLITICAL SPONSORSHIP OR RECOMMENDATION MUST BE OMITTED FROM ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS SUBMITTED FOR CITY EMPLOYMENT.

The City of Chicago is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Military Friendly Employer.

City of Chicago

Brandon Johnson, Mayor

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