Vocational Apprenticeship Program

Vocational BannerThe Apprenticeship Program offers challenging and meaningful tasks for the Apprentice in their field of choice, by providing practical on-the-job work experience that will prepare them with skills needed to build a career.

Apprenticeships are offered on an ongoing basis, depending upon the needs of participating Departments. All Apprentices receive compensation for hours worked in the form of an hourly wage. Apprentices are temporary workers that are unclassified and ineligible for any benefits or additional compensation of any type (including but not limited to a bonus, a lump sum advance payment, a base wage increase, housing allowance, transportation allowance or meal allowance). Apprentices are assigned a Department Coordinator who directs, supervises and evaluates their work performance and conduct.

Requirements & Responsibilities

  • Legally eligible to work in the United States
  • HS Diploma or equivalent or some technical vocational education/training
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Must complete an online application form
  • Must complete required testing, if applicable
  • Must pass a background check
  • Must have fulfilled any prerequisite OSHA or other mandated training, if applicable
  • Be available for an in-person interview (over-the-phone interviews may be arranged)
  • Work part-time, but no more than 25 hours per week (or an average of 25 hours per week over a one year period of time)
  • Attend a mandatory orientation session and required training sessions
  • Adhere to all City and Department policies
  • Follow Department directives and complete assignments timely and in a satisfactory manner
  • Take part in Goal Setting, Performance Evaluation(s) sessions and an Exit Interview with Human Resources
List of Vocational Apprenticeships.
Department Apprenticeship Descriptions
(All Positions Below are Temporary)
Click Apply Below if Available
Development Services - Customer Service Assistant
Development Services - Permit Specialist
Financial Services
Municipal Services - Carpenter
Municipal Services - Civil Construction Inspector Asst.
Municipal Services - Dredge Deck Hand
Municipal Services - Electrician
Municipal Services - Fleet Mechanic Assistant
Municipal Services - HVAC Mechanic
Municipal Services - Plumber
Municipal Services - Streets Maintenance Worker
Police Services - 911 Dispatch
Utility Services - Instrumentation/Control Technician
Utility Services - Plant Electrician
Utility Services - Plant Mechanic