St. Pete Works
Saint Petersburg , United States
St. Pete Works! A Workforce collaboration of community organizations working together to increase employment in the Community Redevelopment Area (CRA). ST. PETE WORKS! is funded by the City of St. Petersburg Community Redevelopment Area and led by St. Petersburg College.
St. Pete Works leads the way in connecting job seekers and employers, providing skills training and work opportunities for youth and adults, analyzing and sharing data to educate the public on workforce needs, and aligning community partners around workforce initiatives to help make Southside CRA a place of economic opportunity for all.
Through programs and partnerships with local service providers, St. Pete Works ensures job seekers have access to opportunities and have the skills employers need. We believe individuals and communities prosper when residents have access to gainful employment and businesses have access to a skilled workforce; that way, the people who live or work in our region have the opportunity to thrive.
The collaborative’s s guiding members include Pinellas Re-Entry Coalition (PERC), Human Service, Pinellas Opportunity Council, Pinellas County Urban League, Career Source, United Way Suncoast, and more.
So If You Are Someone Who Has
This is unskilled, limited semi-skilled, and semi-skilled manual work serving the City’s Neighborhood Team (N-Team) in making community improvements and assisting qualified City homeowners with various home repairs, disabled accessibility improvements, painting, concrete and brick work, debris removal, yard maintenance and addressing City Code violations. Work involves driving a motor vehicle, using the required standard hand tools, construction equipment, small turf and landscaping equipment and tools, and various power tools to perform tasks of a manual nature, and other related work. An employee in this class must be able to perform heavy manual tasks for extended periods of time, sometimes under unfavorable weather conditions and perform required work above ground level using extension ladders up to 32’.
Minimum Qualifications. Applicants must:
- Possess a high school diploma or GED equivalency.
- Possess a valid Driver License.
- Have a minimum of six months of carpentry, construction, or handyman experience.
- Be able to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
- Be able to, daily, perform heavy manual labor including frequently lifting and handling materials or equipment weighing up to 50 pounds.
- At the Maintenance Worker II level, have significant experience in carpentry, painting, plumbing repair, roof repair, and/or concrete/masonry construction.
Desirable Qualifications. Preferred applicants:
- Have an OSHA Construction Safety training certificate.
- Have attended, or preferably completed, a job training program related to construction, such as Job Corps, Youth Build, or a Pinellas Technical College program.
- Have skill in the operation of various hand and power tools and light-duty automotive equipment.
- Have experience in the operation of small turf maintenance and landscape equipment.
- Able to perform required work using extension ladders and/or construction staging.
- Able to perform required work on roofs.
The successful candidate must be either a resident of the City of St. Petersburg as of his or her date of employment, or establish primary residency within the city limits of St. Petersburg within six months of completing the probationary period. Furthermore, as long as the successful candidate is employed in this classification, he or she must reside within the city limits of St. Petersburg. This requirement is not applicable to current City employees who were hired before October 20, 1997.
IMPORTANT APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
For purposes of employment, re-employment, promotion, transfer or demotion, the most qualified applicant will be selected to continue in the hiring process. At this point, any prior criminal records will be verified. A prior criminal record will not necessarily disqualify a selected applicant from employment. The City of St. Petersburg is committed to a Drug-Free Workplace and compliance with the Department of Transportation (DOT) drug-testing rules. Applicants may be required to successfully complete pre-employment drug testing and/or medical exams.
HOW TO APPLY
Apply online at www.stpete.org/jobs - Select Apply for Jobs/Register/View Job Postings. City employees must use the Current City Employee link or use a City computer to access iRecruitment Employee Candidate. The City of St. Petersburg is committed to affirmative action and equal opportunity employment, and encourages individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply for posted positions. In accordance with Chapter 295 of the Florida Statutes, qualified servicemembers/veterans and the spouses/family members of certain servicemembers/veterans receive preference/priority in employment. Eligible applicants are responsible to apply for Veterans’ Preference at the time of submission of any job application. Reasonable accommodations may be made for qualified individuals with disabilities to apply, to interview for positions and to perform the essential job functions.