2020-12-16 2021-01-19

Distribution Operator 1, 2 or 3

Carmichael Water District
  • Organization Type: Public Water/Wastewater Agency
  • Location: Carmichael, California
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Job ID: 64539
  • Organization Website
  • Organization Type: Public Water/Wastewater Agency
  • Location: Carmichael, California
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Job ID: 64539
  • Organization Website

Carmichael Water District is looking for applicants for the position of Distribution Operator 1 (DO1), Distribution Operator 2 (DO2), or Distribution Operator 3 (DO3). Please read the details of the position and how to apply below.

NUMBER OF POSITIONS TO FILL: Two (2)

CLOSING DATE: January 29, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.

HOURLY SALARY RANGE:

DO1: $20.40 - $22.95

DO2: $24.38 - $32.08

DO3: $27.72 - $36.48

DESCRIPTION:

Under supervision, Distribution Operators in this series perform a variety of unskilled to skilled labor and technical work in the construction and maintenance of pipelines and water services; construction work in the fabrication and assembly of utility water projects. To organize and prioritize assigned workload and staff, in order to complete assigned projects.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS:

DO1: This is an entry level class in the Distribution Operator series. Operators in this class work under close supervision while learning job tasks. Positions at this level are distinguished from other classes or positions within the series by the ability to perform the full range of duties assigned. Operators in this class are unable to perform on-call duties.

DO2: This is the journey level class in the Distribution Operator series. Employees at this level are required to be fully trained in all procedures related to assigned areas of responsibility. Positions at this level are distinguished from other classes or positions within the series by the ability to perform the full range of duties assigned including being able to perform on-call duties.

DO3: This is the journey level class in the Distribution Operator series. Employees at this level are required to be highly trained in all procedures related to assigned areas of responsibility. Positions at this level are distinguished from other classes or positions within the series by the possession of a California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Grade D3 Certification, the ability to perform the full range of duties assigned at an advanced and independent level including assuming responsibility to direct a crew, problem solving skills, customer service skills, and being able to perform on-call duties.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED:

DO1: Receives immediate supervision from the Superintendent or District Designated Representative and may receive technical and functional direction from journey level operators.

DO2: Receives immediate supervision from a DO3 Operator, the Field Superintendent or District Designated Representative; and may receive technical and functional direction from other journey level operators. May exercise technical and functional direction over less certified or experienced distribution operators. Exercises technical and functional direction over assigned distribution operators in the absence of a DO3 operator on assigned crew.

DO3: Receives immediate supervision from the Field Superintendent or District Designated Representative; and may receive technical and functional direction from other journey level operators. Exercises technical and functional direction over less certified or experienced distribution operators. Directs crew.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:

(See job description at link below for additional information)

The following duties are typical for this classification series. Depending upon the assignment, the employee may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.

Perform a variety of duties associated with the repair and replacement of water distribution systems including main line, service line, fire hydrant, main line valve and meters. Duties include but are not limited to locate and inspect properties for existing facilities and property usage, evaluate and make recommendations on improvements to existing facilities, and construction and maintenance of facilities which requires a variety of unskilled or semi-skilled heavy labor (i.e. dig, cut, pipe fitting, load and unload equipment and materials).

Respond to, mark and locate District facilities for Underground Service Alert compliance. Operate heavy equipment, dump truck, air compressor, backhoe, jackhammer, trencher, boring machine and variety of hand tools.

Ensure that all materials are properly managed and accurately recorded for each service order, and ensure that all service orders and associated paperwork are completed accurately and returned each day.

Perform excellent timely customer service which includes but is not limited to: inform customers of scheduled work and work in progress (i.e. deliver notifications, speak with customer); investigate complaints, claims, reports of encroachment and vandalism; take necessary action to correct situations; perform customer shut off procedures (i.e. door-hangers, shut offs, lock ups, service reinstates); perform conservation patrol as required; and, collect routine water quality samples for laboratory testing.

Perform general maintenance activities (i.e. maintain, clean, oil, lube, store, etc.), and general housekeeping (i.e. sweep, clean, landscape, and trim bushes and trees), facilitate repairs as needed, and complete safety and compliance activities (i.e. inspection, logs, reports, etc.) which include but are not limited to vehicles, equipment, facilities, tools, Lockout/Tagout procedures, and confined space procedures.

Attend, support and participate in training. Participate and comply with safety programs and procedures for employees. DO1 are expected to learn the essential duties with the assistance of the DO2, DO3 and direction of Superintendent. DO1 will not perform shut offs and operate heavy or power equipment until qualified.

QUALIFICATIONS:

DO1:

Knowledge of:

• Tools and equipment used in distribution system construction.

• Customer service

• Principles of mathematics, biology and chemistry.

• Standard safety practices and programs.

Ability to:

• Safely operate motor vehicles and power-driven equipment (i.e. dump truck, air compressor, jackhammer, etc.)

• Use a variety of hand and power tools.

• Perform heavy physical labor requiring strength, dexterity and agility.

• Follow both oral and written instructions.

• Perform assigned duties.

• Perform water distribution mathematical calculations.

• Perform basic computer functions and familiarity with applicable software programs.

• Communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing.

• Exercise good judgment.

• Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.

• Operate a variety of standard office equipment, telephone, electronic devices (i.e. laptop, smart phones, tablet, GPS, etc.), personal computer and software applications for word processing, graphic presentations, spreadsheets, and other job-related software.

DO2:

Operators in this class must possess advanced knowledge and abilities of DO1 in addition to those identified below:

Knowledge of:

• Principles and practices of distribution system operations and maintenance processes.

• Methods and materials used in distribution system construction.

• Principles and practices of lead supervision.

• Read and interpret piping and distribution diagrams, blue prints and maps.

• Regulatory compliance requirements.

• Conflict resolution.

Ability to:

• Safely operate additional power-driven equipment (i.e. backhoe, forklift, trencher, boring machine, etc.)

• Diagnose distribution operational problems and correct or provide recommendations.

• Communicate needed follow-up and schedule for field work.

• Perform assigned on-call duty, making operational adjustments as required.

• Work independently, demonstrating initiative and independent thinking.

• Identify and correct unusual, inefficient, or dangerous operating conditions.

• Maintain records and prepare reports.

• Effectively train less qualified personnel.

• Effectively manage time and workload to maximize productivity.

• Effectively represent the District with the public, community groups, contractors, and other organizations.

DO3:

Operators in this class must possess advanced knowledge and advanced abilities of DO2 in addition to those identified below:

Ability to:

• Ensure regulatory compliance.

• Ensure and correct standard safety practices and programs.

• Draft, read and interpret piping and distribution diagrams, blue prints and maps.

• Perform advanced level water distribution mathematical calculations.

• Plan, schedule and coordinate field work.

• Direct and explain processes clearly and concisely.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND CERTIFICATION (Required):

Equivalent to the completion of the 12th grade.

DO1: Possess and maintain a California State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) Grade D1 Certification within 12 months or 2 consecutive exam periods from date of hire. Possess and maintain a SWRCB Grade D2 Certification within 24 months from date of hire.

DO2: Possess and maintain a California State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) Grade D2 Certification. One full-time year equivalent to a DO1 with the Carmichael Water District.

DO3: Possess and maintain a California State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) Grade D3 Certification. Two full-time years of increasingly responsible experience working as a distribution operator including one full-time year equivalent to a DO2 with the Carmichael Water District.

LICENSES (Required):

DO1: Possess and maintain a valid State of California Class C driver’s license. Possess and maintain a valid State of California Class B commercial driver’s license within 24 months from date of hire.

DO2: Possess and maintain a valid State of California Class B commercial driver’s license.

DO3: Possess and maintain a valid State of California Class A commercial driver’s license.

BENEFITS:

This District provides a competitive benefits package, including but not limited to comprehensive Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance, Paid Leave, CalPERS Retirement Plan, Life and Disability Insurance.

HOW TO APPLY AND ADDITIONAL INFO:

Please visit our website for the application package including job description and additional details at: https://carmichaelwd.org/about-us/employment-opportunities/

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