Water System Operator III & IV
- Expired: April 08, 2022. Applications are no longer accepted.
Water System Operator IVDepartment: Public WorksDivision: Water DistributionSalary: Operator 3) 46,464 (Lateral Pay Considered Depending on Experience)Salary: Operator 4) $55,395 (Lateral Pay Considered Depending on Experience)GENERAL PURPOSEPerforms a variety of "unrestricted" journey level skilled and lead-worker duties related to the construction, installation, maintenance and repair of city water systems, including lines and connections, wells, springs, hydrants, pump stations, etc.SUPERVISION RECEIVEDWorks under general supervision of the Water System Supervisor.SUPERVISION EXERCISEDProvides close to general supervision to Water Systems Operator III, II and I while in training or on a project-by-project basis.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONSWater: Operates various types of heavy equipment such as operates six or ten wheel transport trucks, backhoe, rollers and trenching equipment; performs installation or repair of water service connections, water lines and meters; flushes, repairs or replaces fire hydrants and water meters; repairs water mains; cleans and maintains storage tanks, cleans reservoirs; connects and disconnects service; searches out shut off valves; water line leaks; assists in placement of pipe and water regulators; removes, disassembles, cleans or replaces defective parts of regulators, adjusts pilot valves as needed to assure efficient water line service.Installs new and maintains existing water lines using backhoe, pipe threader, tapping machine, welder, pipe cutting saw, pipe and cable locator old water lines; tears out and repairs curb, gutter and street in locating and uncovering broken lines; builds meter boxes; builds extensions to raise or lower existing boxes as needed.Operates a variety of hand tools and small power equipment such as jack hammers, roller, compressors, packing machine, tamper, tapping machine; cleans tools and equipment to assure proper working order.Maintains pump house; repairs water/booster pumps; removes and disassembles pumps; cleans and replaces defective parts, grease bearing, adjusts packing and reinstalls in pump housing.Installs water meters for new services; performs field and shop repairs on water meters, removes meter, disassemble, cleans and/or replaces defective parts, reassembles and tests to assure proper working order; sets blue stake markers.Participates in work zone safety procedures; flags on coming vehicles to protect the public and workers; sets up warning signs and signalization equipment.Performs general maintenance in the upkeep of facilities and equipment; paints water tanks, well buildings, floors, etc.; assures clean and functional work areas; operates high pressure steam cleaning equipment as needed.Performs related duties as required.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS1. Education and Experience:A. Graduation from high school;ANDB.
Eight (8) years' experience in construction, maintenance or repair of water distribution systems;ORC. An equivalent combination of education and experience.Water Systems Operator IV, page 22.Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:Considerable knowledge of operating basic manual and power tools; the standard practices, methods, materials and tools necessary for pipe line construction and repair activities; pipe fitting procedures, pipe classifications and type; the occupational hazards and safety precautions of trench work construction and pipeline maintenance work; hazards common to heavy equipment operation; drain system construction methods etc.; water supply and distribution systems; construction requirements for water distribution and pumping systems; hazards associated with water treatment chemicals; sewer line chemical cleaning procedures and associated hazards; state or federal regulations governing installation and maintenance of water systems; water quality laws; interpersonal communication skills.Ability to operate heavy equipment of various kinds under varying conditions; make minor repairs on assigned vehicles, perform heavy physical labor; develop and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, elected officials, local agencies and the general public; communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing; work from blueprints; tolerate weather extremes in the work environment; ability to perform basic mathematical computations in reading and using various meters, gauges and related devices.3.Special Qualifications:Must possess a class IV Water System Operator certification within 6 months of hire.Must be a certified flagger. Must be Backflow certified.
Must possess a valid commercial driver's license.Must be able to lift 50-75 pounds.Must be willing to work on-call duty and 24 hour standby.4.Work Environment:Tasks require variety of physical activities, generally involving muscular strain, related to walking, standing, stooping, sitting, reaching. Talking, hearing and seeing essential to performing required job functions. Common eye, hand, finger dexterity exist.
Mental application utilizes memory for details, verbal instructions, emotional stability and discriminating thinking. Daily local travel required in normal course of job performance.*****Disclaimer: The above statements describe the general nature, level, and type of work performed by the incumbent(s) assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, demands, and skills required of personnel so classified.
Job descriptions are not intended to and do not imply or create any employment, compensation, or contract rights to any person or persons. Management reserves the right to add, delete, or modify any and/or all provisions of this description at any time as needed without notice. This job description supersedes earlier versions.
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