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Job Posting – Utility Auxiliary Worker

 Utility Auxiliary Worker

The City of Viroqua is seeking a highly motivated individual to fill a full-time position of Utility Auxiliary Worker.  This position is for the Water and Sewer Crew of the Public Works Department in maintaining the water distribution and wastewater collection systems. This position will also cross-over to assist the street department with street maintenance. In the snow season this position will be required to participate in the Street Department during snow removal. 

Duties of this position includes, but not limited to: Water meter change outs and water shut offs, water and sewer main and service repairs, sewer system jetting, water system flushing, valve operation, lift station maintenance, utility locates, snow plowing, mowing, street department duties and heavy equipment operation. The employee will perform a variety of duties related to public works.

Qualifications include:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Experience in pipe laying, plumbing and related water and sewer
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Hold a class B Commercial Driver’s license or obtain one within 2 months of start
  • Capable of operating: skid loader, end loader, tractor and dump truck with related implements
  • Have knowledge in: small engine maintenance and carpentry.
  • Able to work alone, unattended and in a team
  • Must have good moral character with a willingness to learn and cooperate; must respond well to supervision.
  • Basic computer skills

This position involves heavy lifting (50 lbs), climbing and exposure to extreme elements. The chosen candidate will need to perform duties under stressful conditions. This position will require participation in the Commercial Driver’s License drug and alcohol testing program.

This is an on-call position. Throughout the year the position is on-call one full week per month including weekend duty. There is a required 15-minute response time to emergency call-outs or snow removal. Snow removal season is November 1st to April 15th. The employee is expected to be on-call after hours, weekends and holidays throughout this time.

This is a full-time non-union entry level position. The City of Viroqua offers a starting wage of $18.00-$22.00 depending on experience plus a fringe benefits package. The City of Viroqua is an equal opportunity employer.

Applicants should submit a resume and a completed City of Viroqua Application for Employment form by January 7th, 2022 at 4:30 pm by email or to City Hall: 

Sarah Grainger, DPW


202 North Main St.

Viroqua WI, 54665

(608) 637-7186 ext. 20

The application can be found here or can be requested from the Viroqua City Hall by calling (608) 637-7522 ext. 17.