Water Services Worker I - Trainee

City of Scottsdale | Scottsdale, AZ

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Posted Date 8/04/2022
Description

Water Services Worker I - Trainee
WATER RESOURCES
SALARY: $20.00 - $28.48 Hourly

CLASSIFICATION: Classified
 
STATUS: Full-Time Regular
 
FLSA: Non-exempt position, eligible for overtime compensation.
 
OPENING DATE: 08/04/22
 
CLOSING DATE: Continuous
 

INTRODUCTION:

Is sitting behind a desk not for you? Do you like working with your hands? Working outdoors? Want a hands-on training opportunity with starting pay at $20.00 an hour at a great organization, with great benefits and promotional opportunity within your first year of hire? Then this is the opportunity for you!
 
About The Position:
The Water Services Worker I position primarily performs a variety of skilled work in the installation, maintenance, and repair of the water lines in the distribution system and the sewer lines in the wastewater collection system. Click here to review the entire job description.
 
Please Note: 
  • This position is being posted as a training opportunity ("underfill") to the Water Services Worker (WSW) II position. Successful candidates must meet performance and certification requirements and be eligible to promote to WSW II position within one year of hire.
    • Click here to review the entire Water Services Worker II job description.
  • Pay starts at $20.00 an hour.
  • There are multiple positions available. This posting will remain active until all the positions have been filled. 

Selection Process:
The application and supplemental questions are an integral part of the selection process and must be completed in full in order for you to be considered as a candidate. Please complete each section and answer all questions as thoroughly as possible. DO NOT state “See Resume” in lieu of answering. Unanswered questions, incomplete responses, omissions, or partial information may result in disqualification from the selection process.  
 
Applicants whose education, training and experience most closely meet the needs of the position may be invited to participate in a selection process that may include a panel interview. 
 
Successful candidates will receive a post-offer, pre-employment background screening that may include:
 
  • Fingerprinting search of the national FBI Database
  • Criminal Background screening
  • Drug Screen 
  • 39-Month Motor Vehicle Department Records Check
 
The City of Scottsdale reserves the right to change this process at any time, potentially without advance notice.
 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education and Experience:
  • A High School diploma or General Educational Development (GED) equivalent. 
  • No experience is required for this position.
  • Preferred: Experience and /or knowledge of water distribution, large sprinkler systems, general construction, or Water Meter experience.

Licensing, Certifications and Other Requirements:
  • Must possess and maintain a valid, unrestricted driver's license with no major citations within the past 39 months prior to the start date.  The Arizona Department of Motor Vehicles requires that out-of-state driver's licenses must be surrendered within 10 days of relocating to the State of Arizona.
  • Must possess or obtain within one year of hire or promotion Grade 1 operator certification from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality within the discipline of Water Distribution.
  • Must possess or obtain within one year of promotion or hire and maintain a valid Class "A" Commercial Driver License (CDL) with the tanker endorsement. Must maintain a valid CDL with appropriate endorsements and will be subject to unannounced alcohol and drug testing as required by law.
  • Every person employed by the City of Scottsdale shall reside in the State of Arizona during his or her active employment by the City, regardless of whether the employee is approved to remote work.
Other pertinent licenses and/or certifications may be required of some positions depending on department/section assignment.
 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Performs water main shutdowns and notifies affected customers when water outages are necessary to perform system work.  Operates a truck-mounted vacuum for distribution line excavation.
  • Operates a motor vehicle to make water distribution line repairs throughout the city.
  • Observes and monitors data to determine compliance with prescribed operating and safety standards.
  • Complies with all OSHA safety standards including Confined Space Entry, Trenching and Shoring, and Traffic Barricade set up.
  • Communicates with citizens, contractors, and staff members in a professional and cordial manner.
  • Restores excavated landscaped areas to prior existing conditions.
 

WORK ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Perform manual work that requires standing and moving continuously.
  • Lifting, bending, and especially stooping repeatedly and sometimes lifting arms above shoulder level.
  • Digging or loading soil or other heavy material with a shovel.
  • Lift and carry or drag heavy objects (up to 30 pounds, 50 pounds with assistance) both short and long distances.
  • Climb ladders and traverse rough terrain.
  • Work in adverse conditions including extreme heat and cold, wind, rain, and loud noise.
  • Exposure to dust, dirt, pollen, and traffic hazards.
  • Proficiently use a shovel, wrenches, and other hand tools.
  • Read utility location maps on paper and the computer.
  • Work in trenches, manholes, and other confined and cramped spaces that may be muddy or in standing water.
  • Drive a City vehicle or equipment maintaining constant vigilance to the road and surrounding area.
  • Operate a variety of standard office equipment including a computer, telephone, calculator, and copier.
  • Work rotating weekend shifts, holidays, overtime, and a call-out schedule.  10-hour days for 4 days/week are normal.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: It is the policy of the city to provide employment opportunities to all persons based solely on ability, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability.

When advised, reasonable accommodations will be made in order for an "otherwise qualified applicant" with a disability to participate in any phase of the recruitment process. Please contact Human Resources to request an accommodation. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting HR Receptionist at (480) 312-2491. Requests should be made 24 hours in advance or as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. For TTY users, the Arizona Relay Service (1-800-367-8939) may contact HR Receptionist at (480) 312-2491.

This position description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the position change.


 

Water Services Worker I - Trainee Supplemental Questionnaire
 
* 1. Do you have a valid, unrestricted driver's license with no major citations within the last 39 months of hire?
  Yes Yes    No No
 
* 2. Do you have a High School diploma or General Educational Development (GED) equivalent? NOTE: If you answered yes to this question, you must include this education in the "Education" section of your application.
  Yes Yes    No No
 
* 3. Experience and /or knowledge of water distribution, large sprinkler systems, general construction, or Water Meter experience is preferred but not required. Do you have experience in any of these fields? NOTE: If you answered yes to this question, you must include this information in the "Work Experience" section of the application.
  Yes Yes    No No
 
* 4. If you answered yes to question #3 above, briefly describe this experience and include the years experience and name of the employer. NOTE: Do not state "See resume" in lieu of responding to this question. If you don't have this experience, write "None."


* 5. Do you have or can you obtain within 1 year of hire Grade 1 operator certification from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality within the discipline of Water Distribution? NOTE: If you currently hold an Operator certification, you must include this information in the "Certifications and Licenses" section of your application.
  Yes Yes    No No
 
  6. Do you have or can you obtain within 1 year of hire and maintain a valid Class "A" Commercial Driver License (CDL) with Tanker endorsement? NOTE: If you currently possess a CDL, you must include this information in the "Certifications and Licenses" section of your application.


* 7. Briefly explain why you would like to be selected for this position.


* Required Question
Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Entry Level

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