Water Systems Operator

City of Loveland | Loveland, CO

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Posted Date 6/16/2020
Description
 
Deadline: July 10, 2020

Performs installation, maintenance and repair on water distribution and wastewater collection facilities. Operates a variety of heavy equipment, specialized equipment and other department-related equipment.
The salary range for this position is $17.46- $24.33 per hour with a hiring range of:

Water Systems Operator, Entry Level - $17.46 - $21.39 DOQ
Journey Water Systems Operator - $19.86 - $24.33 DOQ


Position will close to applicants on: First reading of applications 6/26/2020 at 4:30 P.M. M.S.T.

With over 300 days of sunshine, proximity to Rocky Mountain National Park, endless outdoor recreation options and a thriving arts, brewery, foodie and shopping scene, the City of Loveland has consistently been ranked as one of the top places to live, work and raise a family in the U.S.. Featured by USA Today in 2017 as one of the Most Idyllic Picturesque towns in America, the rest of the world is figuring out what we have known for quite some time… Loveland, Colorado has EVERYTHING YOU LOVE! ~ Love What You Do, Land With Us!

Benefits Package Includes:

  • 2 Medical plan options with flex spending
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Retirement
  • Paid time off including Holiday, Vacation and Medical Leave
  • Short and Long term disability
  • Life insurance
  • Wellness Clinic and health programming
  • City of Loveland training opportunities

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Water Systems Operator, Entry Level

  • Uses proper safety apparel, procedures and equipment per city standards. Ability to work safely in very high traffic areas.
  • Learns to operate and maintain equipment and vehicles such as dump trucks, front-end loader, excavator and other applicable equipment.
  • Maintains assigned equipment to specifications; i.e., uses correct fuel, checks gauges, fluid levels, and makes sure equipment is clean both inside and out.
  • Subject to call-back work and must be capable of responding to an emergency situation upon short notice.
  • Maintains accurate records such as daily reports, work order service requests and map revisions within 6 months of hire.
  • Ensures truck is stocked with necessary materials and tools, and all equipment is ready for the next job within 6 months of hire.
  • Assists with various repairs and maintenance of water and wastewater systems.

Journey Water Systems Operator   

  • Installs, maintains, and repairs or replaces water distribution and wastewater collection systems, lines, fire hydrants, water valves, wastewater manholes, water services, etc.
  • Operates and maintains equipment and vehicles such as dump trucks, front-end loader, excavator, jet truck, valve exerciser and other applicable equipment.
  • Provides customer service by answering questions, providing information and referrals, and resolving complaints and problems.
  • Performs leak detection surveys of water distribution system to identify accurate location of water leaks within 6 months of hire.
  • Performs emergency locates as needed within 6 months of hire.
  • All Entry level essential job functions

OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS:

Assists with snow removal work crews as requested by the Public Works Department. Assists other work groups in the Water and Power Department, other City departments, and performs other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISORY DUTIES:

None

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

Water Systems Operator, Entry Level

  • General knowledge of construction methods and equipment.
  • General knowledge of operational procedures of construction equipment, hazards and necessary safety precautions common to equipment operation.
  • Ability to recognize and report abnormal operating function of equipment within 6 months of hire.
  • General knowledge of safety practices and procedures including trench, traffic control, and personal protective equipment.

Journey Water Systems Operator   

  • Thorough knowledge of safety practices and procedures of the department including trench, traffic control, and personal protective equipment.
  • Knowledge of confined space entry and the ability to work in confine spaces.
  • Thorough knowledge of pipe materials and repair parts used by the department.
  • Working knowledge of a distribution and collection systems.
  • Working knowledge of water taps and meter installations.
  • Ability to use GIS mapping system within 6 months of hire.
  • Must have ability to work with customers and contractors in a positive manner.
  • Ability to operate assigned equipment and tools safely under all conditions; i.e., weather, stress, time of day, etc.
  • All Entry level knowledge, skills and abilities

Core competencies:

Accountability & Integrity, Transparency & Honoring the Public Trust, Collaboration, Innovation, Safety, Excellent Service with Courtesy and Kindness      

Job specific competencies:

Job Knowledge, Equipment Operation, Reporting, Community Relations, Responsiveness, Communication

Education and/or experience:

Water Systems Operator, Entry Level

  • Interpersonal skills
  • One (1) year of equipment operation experience preferred
  • Combination of one (1) year of experience in underground utilities including water or wastewater systems preferred.

Journey Water Systems Operator

  • One (1) year experience in construction, equipment operation (i.e. backhoe, dump truck, excavator, loader, etc.) required.
  • Two (2) years water related equipment operations and/or maintenance experience required.
  • Two (2) years water distribution system experience required.
  • Combination of two (2) years of experience in underground utilities, water or wastewater systems required.
  • Experience in operating valve exercising equipment, CCTV sewer camera, operating sanitary sewer jetting equipment required within 6 months of hire
  • All Entry level experience

Licensure and/or certifications

All required certifications must be kept current and maintained throughout employment with the City.

Water Systems Operator, Entry Level

  • Valid Colorado Drivers License
  • Must possess a Class B Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with air brake and tanker endorsements within 6 months of hire.
  • Colorado Class I Water Distribution and Class I Wastewater Collections Certifications preferred but not required.

Journey Water Systems Operator

  • Valid Colorado Drivers License
  • Must possess a Class B Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with air brake and tanker endorsements
  • Colorado Class I Water Distribution and Class I Wastewater Collection Certifications required within one (1) year of hire.

Material and equipment directly used:

Telephone, 2-way radio, crew cab vehicle, tapping machine, dump truck, front-end loader, tamper, jet truck, backhoe, line locator, GIS mapping, work order system, cellular phone

Working conditions and physical requirements:

Work is generally performed outside and occasionally during inclement weather.  Strenuous physical work may involve moving, positioning, bending, climbing, stooping, kneeling and pushing or pulling of objects weighing up to 100 pounds occasionally and up to 50 pounds frequently. Manual dexterity is required to complete work tasks through safe and proper operation of hand tools, power tools and motor vehicles. Work may involve long hours and require working overtime, after hours, holidays, weekends, etc. Mandatory duty rotation will require after-hour and weekend work.  Must be able to make sound decisions while on duty.  Required to carry cellular phone while on duty. Must answer City provided cellular phone when not on duty to confirm availability for after-hour call-back.  Must be capable of responding to the intersection of Hwy 287 and Hwy 34 within 30 minutes.

This job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee.

Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

A driving record and criminal history background check will be obtained pre-employment.

Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Entry Level

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