Under general supervision, to perform journey level semi-skilled work in one of the following areas: construction and maintenance of pipelines and water services; construction work in the fabrication and assembly of utility water projects; and in testing, replacement, and installation of water meters; perform skilled hand, air and airless painting of buildings, facilities, reservoirs, equipment and furniture; and to perform related work as required.
The class of Water Utility Worker II is the journey level in the Water Utility Worker series. Supervision is received from the Water Utility Supervisor and direction is received from the Water Utility Lead Worker. Incumbents in this classification have journey level knowledge and skills in one or more of the skilled crafts, mechanical, and construction trades and may provide coaching and mentoring to less-experienced workers in their fields of expertise. Incumbents perform a broad range of moderately complex tasks and duties requiring journey-level expertise in two or more of the following areas: the construction mechanic trade, the construction and maintenance of pipelines and water services; and the testing, replacement, and installation of water meters at a moderately complex level. Incumbents at this level are expected to assess and prioritize work to be done and to identify materials needed to complete a job in progress. As knowledge and skill is gained through on the job experience, certifications and satisfactory proficiency is demonstrated, incumbents in this class may reasonably expect to be placed on an eligibility list for Water Utility Worker III.
Education: Graduation from high school or GED/equivalent,
Experience: Two (2) years of experience in water system construction, installation, maintenance or repair.
Certificates: Must have and maintain a California State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) Water Distribution Operator Grade 1 certificate. Must submit a copy of the required SWRCB Water Distribution Operator Grade 1 certification at the time of application
Possession of a valid California Class “C” driver’s license required upon application. Possession of a valid California Class “B” commercial driver’s license valid for the operation of both manual and automatic transmission vehicles/equipment with air brake endorsement, tanker endorsement and valid Medical Examiner’s Certificate appropriate for the equipment to be operated is required six (6) months after appointment. Note: For out-of-state applicants, a valid driver’s license is required and a valid California Class “C” driver’s license must be obtained within ten (10) days of appointment (CA Vehicle Code 12505c), a valid California Class “B” commercial driver’s license valid for the operation of both manual and automatic transmission vehicles/equipment with air brake endorsement, tanker endorsement and valid Medical Examiner’s Certificate appropriate for the equipment to be operated is required six (6) months after appointment.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
An employee within this classification may be designated as a “key responder” and as such shall be required to respond to non-normal working hour emergency operational conditions.
Must be clean shaven or trimmed facial hair in order to properly use personal respirators and SCBA equipment. Must pass a respirator medical exam and be physically able to wear SCBA equipment. Must be able to work in enclosed spaces while wearing protective clothing under extreme temperatures and hazardous environment.
PHYSICAL TASKS AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS
Work involves exposure to potential physical harm, hazardous chemicals, and infectious disease including smoke, fumes, gas, treated water, high frequency noise, dirt, dust, grease, oil, chemicals, solvents and toxic agents. Incumbents need to be able to tolerate unpleasant odors, wet conditions, and uncomfortable climatic conditions. There is frequent need to stand, stoop, walk, crawl, climb, and perform other similar actions during the course of the workday.
Incumbents require sufficient mobility to work in a field setting in varying weather conditions, to operate hand tools and mechanical and motorized equipment, to transport materials and supplies weighing up to 75 pounds, and to travel to various locations. Must be able to see in the normal visual range with or without correction with vision sufficient to see color and read small print as well as distance. Must be able to hear in the normal audio range with or without correction. Employee accommodations for physical or mental disabilities will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Salary: $28.8079 to $36.8766 hourly
Apply online at www.sbmwd.org
Recruitment opens 11/21/2022 and closes 12/18/2022