How We Hire
We're looking for people who are as passionate about their technical professions as we are. And we're interested in people who really want the job, who want to learn, and who see Helix as a place to grow, contribute and make a difference.
Show us you're qualified.
Read the Job Description
Look for the section titled Minimum Qualifications. This section lists the knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience that you need to have. Below that section, we list the water industry and job-related education, certificate(s), and driver's license needed for the job.
We suggest mentioning all of the minimum qualifications that you meet in your job history. You should also use the keywords and phrases in our qualifications to help us see them during our review of your application and resume.
Focus on Results
You can list all of the things you did to meet one of our minimum qualifications, or you can focus on a result - what you achieved and why it was important. If you are a results-oriented person, show us that in your job history.
Attach a Resume & Certificates
A job application focuses on your job history. If you don't have enough space to list your qualifications, accomplishments or volunteer work on the application, submit a resume with the application. Attach any certificates relevant to the job, as well.
Show us your technical skills.
Some skill assessments include a written test and other assessments include a hands-on exercise. An accounting job may require solving a financial problem. An administrative assistant may proofread a document.
Applicants for water distribution jobs may show us how they handle certain equipment and prove basic Microsoft Excel skills. Computers are part of everything we do at Helix. "Basic computer skills" means that you should know how to open, edit and save a document in Microsoft Word, Excel or PowerPoint file.
Our assessments have a time limit, so you need to complete the work quickly and accurately. The best way to get ready is to practice. Review the minimum qualifications and focus on the skills that need the most practice.
Show us your communication skills.
You want to be yourself and reflect on your character during the interview. Practicing beforehand will help you. Google "most common interview questions" and write down answers for each of them. Include examples of your experiences. Practice saying your answers out loud until you feel comfortable.
Talk to Us
We all get nervous before a job interview. But when you enter the room, greet each person with a handshake. During the interview, show good posture, speak clearly, and look at each interviewer while you answer the questions.
Give Us Examples
Answer each question thoroughly, yet concisely. Most importantly, be honest and be yourself. Providing examples is helpful. Examples prove that you have handled certain situations. They also help the interview panel better evaluate your background and skills.
Ask Good Questions
At some point in the interview, we'll ask if you have any questions. First, review the job description and the district website. Learn about the job and what the district does and writes down any questions you have. If during the interview your question(s) do not get answered, ask one or two questions at the end of the interview.