City of Marysville | Marysville, CA

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Posted Date 6/19/2019


The City of Marysville seeks qualified candidates for this excellent career opportunity!

Wastewater Collections Technicians are responsible for skilled tasks in the construction, maintenance, and repair of wastewater system facilities; operating a variety of light and moderately heavy power driven equipment; and ensuring public health and safety by preventing and/or responding to sewage overflows and blockages.  They inspect, clean, maintain, construct, and repair wastewater collection systems including sanitary sewers, storm drains, pump stations, pipes, manholes and catch basins.

Wastewater Operator  – $2,988 - $3,633 Monthly  (bargaining unit under current negotiations)


8 hour shifts; services in emergency standby capacity; provides customer service and performs all aspects of collection system maintenance and repair during after-hours periods including holidays and weekends.

A complete application packet must be completed online or dropped off at Marysville City Hall. OPEN UNTIL FILLED.


Operational characteristics of wastewater collection systems; materials, methods, techniques, and terminology used in maintenance and repair activities related to the maintenance and repair of wastewater collections system infrastructure including how repair parts are applied to the wastewater system including couplings, stainless steel bands, and types of grades of pipes; operational characteristics of maintenance and construction equipment and tools used in work activities; proper procedures used in the maintenance and repair of hand and power tools; practices and procedures of traffic control; basic mathematical principles; pertinent federal, state, and local codes, laws, and regulations; basic principles and practices of record keeping; occupational hazards and standard safety practices including those associates with working in confined spaces; principles and practices of customer service.


Perform a variety of manual and semi-skilled tasks involved in the maintenance and repair of the wastewater collection system; perform a variety of tasks for extended periods of time and in unfavorable weather conditions; perform heavy manual labor; work in closely confined spaces while wearing a respirator; read maps, blue prints, and diagrams; ensure adherence to safe work practices and procedures; ensure safety around work areas in high traffic; prepare and maintain records including time and material use records; interpret and apply policies, procedures, and standards to specific situations; perform mathematical calculations; respond to collection system maintenance/repair emergencies; safely drive and skillfully operate equipment and machinery including service trucks, dump trucks water trucks, vacuum trucks, skiploader


Education/Training:  Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade.

Experience:  One year of general maintenance and construction experience.

License:  Possession of a valid Class C driver's license at time of appointment and ability to obtain an unrestricted Class B driver's license with tank and air brakes endorsements within first six months of employment.






Ideal Candidate


Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Performs a full range of general maintenance and cleaning duties related to the wastewater collection system; cleans and rods sewer mains and laterals, operates a high pressure rodder, manual power rodder, and hand rodder to remove debris from inside pipe; vacuums debris from lift stations and related structures; clean storm drains using high pressure water sprayer and vacuum.
  • Inspects large main sewers for necessary repairs; inspects for proper sewer lateral connections; builds dams in sewer lines to divert flow during maintenance operations; examines and tests sewers to determine causes of street depressions.
  • Performs a full range of general repairs duties related to the wastewater collection system; performs trenching, shoring, and backfilling; repairs gravity mainline and force mains; repairs laterals; removes roots; repairs infiltration sealing and grouting; installs and maintains manholes; raises manhole to proper grade; installs and rebuilds airvacs; removes weeds and debris from pump stations, easements, grounds, and outfall lines.
  • Repairs asphalt and concrete after repairs to wastewater collection system; repairs concrete sidewalk panels; assists patch crews in laying new asphalt in the streets; makes temporary street patches as necessary.
  • Operates closed circuit televising inspection system; televises understand sewer lines, storm drains, and sewer laterals; identifies any signs of blockages/debris that may interrupt flow of the sanitary sewer or storm drains; identifies major problems with pipes including cracks, damage, holes, and collapsed pipe; tests sewer systems for faulty connections or breaks as well as for illegal connections.
  • Locates sewer lines including to utilize a magnetic locator; provides assistance to contractors and other utility companies in the field.
  • Operates a variety of vehicles, equipment, and tools including service trucks, dump trucks, water trucks, vacuum trucks, skiploader, backhoe and related attachments, large trailer, trench tamper, hydro tamper, concrete and asphalt cutting saws, root saws, jackhammer, hand and power tools; loads and unloads vehicles and equipment.
  • Inspects and maintains assigned equipment and vehicles; performs safety checks and checks fluid levels of vehicles and equipment; ;inspects and maintains safety related equipment including air monitoring devises, signs use for traffic controls, shoring jacks and pumps, fall protection gear, and first-aid kits; cleans assigned vehicles and equipment.
  • Performs work in confined spaces; performs necessary precautions prior to entering confined spaces with potential hazardous atmospheres; use air quality monitors and ventilators.
  • Sets traffic control including safety devices, sign, and barricades; ensures safety of public and work crew.
  • Provides courteous customer service in a variety of conditions; responds to questions and inquiries from the general public; contacts property occupants in connection with sewer maintenance work, responds to customer problems or complaints.
  • Maintains records of basic operations, maintenance and work performed; calculates quantities of materials and supplies used; maintains records related to the time and cost of jobs and man hours; inputs work activities into asset management program.
  • May serve as crew leader as assigned over a small crew including temporary workers and lower level employees; participates in training new employees in work practices and in how to apply policies, procedures, and standards to specific situations.




Retirement: California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) – 2% @ 55 formula for Clas-sic members or those with less than a 6 month break in service. The employee pays 100% of the "Employee" share of the premium cost assessed by CalPERS and 1% of the "Employer" share of the premium cost assessed by CalPERS. Starting on January 1, 2018, the employee will pay 3% of the "Employer" share of the premium cost assessed by CalPERS. Public Employee Pension Reform Act (PEPRA) – 2% @ 62 formula for new members hired since January 2013 or greater than a 6 month break in service . The employee pays 50% of the total normal cost rate assessed by CalPERS.

Health/Dental/Vision Insurance: The City provides a generous allowance for health, dental, vision and life insurance. Health insurance is currently provided through San Joaquin Valley Insurance Authority, JPA. The employee pays 20% of the health insurance premium. Dental care is provided by the City of Marysville through a self-insured plan. Vision is provided through Eye Med. Short and long-term disability and life insurance are provided through Mutual of Omaha Insurance.

Annual Leave/Sick Leave: (Vacation and Sick Leave combined) Annual leave is accrued based on length of service, with accrual beginning at 18 hours per month.


Special Instructions


It is important to complete all required application materials. All applications will be screened and qualified applications will be reviewed in detail to identify the most qualified candidates to interview. 


All required application materials must be submitted to be considered. Position is open until filled. Inquiries may be directed to Ken Alameida  kalameida@marysville.ca.us.  The City of Marysville is not responsible for failure of Internet forms or e-mail in submitting your application. 

Accommodation: Candidates with a disability who may require special assistance in any phase of the application or selection process should advise Human Resources by emailing Persephonie Riley at priley@marysville.ca.us .

Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Entry Level

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