Collections System Worker II

City of San Bernardino Municipal Water Department | San Bernardino, CA

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Posted Date 2/18/2021


Under general supervision or direction, perform a variety of skilled, semi-skilled, and unskilled duties related to wastewater collection system cleaning and blockage clearing work; participate in the construction, assessment, maintenance, and repair of the Department’s wastewater (sanitary sewer) collection system; operate closed-circuit television (CCTV) and global-positioning system (GPS) equipment to inspect or document sanitary sewer lines and related facilities; operate and maintain a variety of light, medium, and heavy-duty motorized equipment and power/hand tools; ensure compliance with the general waste discharge orders issued by the California State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) and the Department’s Sewer System Management Plan (SSMP); and perform related duties as assigned.



Collections System Worker II is the skilled/journey-level classification in the Department’s Collections System Worker Series. Under general supervision, incumbents perform the full range of assigned duties with greater independence than a Collections System Worker I and the ability to exercise sound judgment and discretion related to work processes and methods. Work requires the knowledge and application of a wide variety of maintenance, repair, construction, and installation methods and practices, carried out in conformance with Department standards and procedures, as well as applicable safety and regulatory requirements.  Incumbents monitor and maintain the Department’s sanitary sewer lines and clear line blockages.  Duties may involve the operation of mechanical equipment related to specific assignments.  Incumbents require the ability to work independently, exercising judgment and initiative and typically report to the Collections System Supervisor.

The Collections System Worker II is distinguished from the Collections System Worker I by the skill level required, knowledge of the Department’s system, and the ability to operate more sophisticated equipment such as the sewer line video camera and related computer equipment. The Collections System Worker II is further distinguished from the Collections System Lead Worker in that the latter is responsible for overseeing the work of a Collections System Worker crew and ensuring proper safety guidelines and procedures are followed. 


Education:       Graduation from high school, or equivalent.

Experience:      At least two (2) years of experience in utility or public works-related maintenance and construction work.  

Certificates:      Possession of California Water Environment Association (CWEA) Collection System Maintenance Certificate Grade I at the time of appointment.

                        A valid California Water Environment Association (CWEA) Collection System Maintenance Certificate Grade II is required within 18 months of appointment.

Certifications in first aid and CPR required at the time of appointment.

Ability to pass Department-provided Confined Space-Entry Training within six (6) months of appointment.



Possession of a valid California Class “B” driver’s license with tank endorsement and with air brake restriction (or greater equivalent) is required at time of application.  For out of state applicants, a valid driver’s license is required and a valid California Class “B” driver’s license must be obtained within ten (10) days of appointment (CA Vehicle Code 12505c).   

Employees in this classification will be required to participate in mandatory call back or standby duty and are subject to being on-call, which includes a rotating schedule including nights, weekends, and holidays; must be able to respond to emergency calls within the time period specified within the current Sewer System Management Plan when performing on call service.

Must be clean shaven or have trimmed facial and head hair to properly use personal respirators and/or self-contained breathing apparatus equipment.



Work is primarily performed in a field environment that is frequently loud and prolonged, in a variety of environmental and extreme weather conditions (both indoors and out), and in or near street traffic with significant exposure to hazardous drivers.  Incumbents regularly work near moving mechanical parts, are exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, exposed to electrical hazards, heavy vibration, and in precarious places.  Incumbents frequently work on slippery or uneven surfaces and work occasionally involves exposure to potential physical harm, infectious disease and hazardous chemicals including smoke, fumes or airborne particles, gas, untreated wastewater, dirt, dust, grease, oil, caustic chemicals, solvents, and toxic agents, and fumes in various states (gaseous, liquid, or solid). Incumbents need to be able to tolerate unpleasant odors (and take appropriate safety precautions), wet conditions, and uncomfortable climate conditions. Incumbents are regularly required to sit, walk, and stand on a variety of surfaces, use hands to finger, handle, feel, or operate objects, tools, and controls, use hands and arms at any height (including above the shoulder), perform repetitive movements of hand and/or wrists climb or balance on ladders or stairs, and traverse or stand on uneven surfaces.  There is frequent need to stand, stoop, bend at the waist, walk, crawl, crouch, climb and perform other similar actions during the course of the workday. Employee accommodations for physical or mental disabilities will be considered on a case-by-case basis. 

Incumbents require sufficient mobility to work in a field setting in varying weather conditions, to operate various equipment, regularly lift and/or move in any direction materials and supplies weighing up to 50 pounds and occasionally up to 100 pounds and to travel to various locations.  Must be able to work in enclosed spaces while wearing protective clothing.  Must be clean shaven or have trimmed facial and head hair to properly use personal respirators and self-contained breathing apparatus equipment. Must be able to see in the normal visual range with or without correction with both eyes and depth perception with vision sufficient to see colors, adjust focus, read small print, computer screens and other printed documents.  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: $27.7271 to $35.4930 hourly
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Recruitment opens 2/22/2021 and closes 3/21/2021
(909)453-6090   EEO/ADA

Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Mid Level

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