Under general supervision, to perform journey level skilled and technical 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; testing, overhauling, and repairing of water meters; diagnosis and correction of water service problems including meter failures, leaks and valve problems; and to perform related work as required.
The class of Water Utility Worker III is the advanced journey level in the Water Utility Worker series. Supervision is received from the Water Utility Supervisor and the Water Utility Lead Worker. Incumbents at this level have advanced journey-level knowledge and skills in three or more of the skilled crafts, mechanical, and construction trades and provide regular safety training, coaching and mentoring to less experienced workers. Incumbents perform a broad range of moderately complex to complex tasks and duties requiring advanced journey-level expertise in three or more of the following areas: the construction mechanic trade, the construction and maintenance of pipelines and water services; and the testing, overhauling, and repairing of water meters ranging in size up to 60 inches in diameter; and in accurately diagnosing and resolving water service problems, all at a moderately complex to very complex level. Incumbents are expected to use sound and independent judgment in carrying out job assignments, and to serve in the absence of the Water Utility Lead Worker.
Education: Graduation from high school or G.E.D. equivalent
Experience: Three (3) years of progressively responsible 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 2 certificate. Must submit a copy of the required SWRCB Water Distribution Operator Grade 2 certification at the time of application.
Possession of a valid California Class “B” commercial driver’s license required upon application. Possession of a valid California Class “A” commercial driver’s license with air brake endorsement, tanker endorsement, and valid Medical Examiner’s Certificate appropriate for the equipment to be operated is required six months after appointment. Note: For out-of-state applicants, a valid driver’s license is required, and a valid California Class “B” driver’s license is required within ten days of appointment (CA Vehicle Code 12505c), a valid California Class “A” commercial driver’s license with air brake endorsement, tanker endorsement, and valid Medical Examiner’s Certificate appropriate for the equipment to be operated is required six 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.
There may be additional special requirements, depending on assignment.
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: $29.8590 to $38.2221 hourly
Apply online at: www.sbmwd.org
Recruitment opens 4/12/2021 and closes 5/9/2021