City of Odessa Dealing with Shortage of Employees

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - Like many businesses in West Texas, the City of Odessa is also dealing with worker shortages, especially in their Utilities Department.

As a result it might take the city a while before your sewage problems can be fixed.

Right now, the department is only responding to emergency line breaks, stoppages in the sewer system, and other emergencies.

Their utility crews have been willing to work overtime, but they have been compensated for that.

These are the positions that need to be filled.

"We are experiencing shortages in a couple of areas. One is in operations at our water treatment plant, especially at the Darington waste water treatment plant, and also in our field services group for distribution and collection," Debbie McReynolds, Director of the City of Odessa Utilities Department, said.

If your interested in working for the utilities department, you can apply at Odessa's City Hall located on 8th Street.