Senior Utility Technician - Distribution

City of Goodyear | Goodyear, AZ

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Posted Date 10/22/2020

Salary: $50,016.72 - $74,250.54 Annually

Directs the work of employees engaged in the operation, maintenance, cleaning, inspection, preventative maintenance, repair, and construction of the City's Water and Wastewater infrastructure.  Prepares investigative reports of accidents and injuries.  Schedules and provides direction to staff.  Provides input on performance evaluations of staff. Handles personnel issues, conducts research as necessary, performs project management, trains new and existing staff, maintains control of inventory, and acts as safety coordinator for the division. Interprets and explains departmental policies, procedures, and programs to customers.  Participates in supplemental budget recommendations and projections.  Actively and effectively participates in professional development by attending training opportunities, classes, correspondence courses, seminars, and conferences.

Position requires an ADEQ Grade III certification in Water Distribution, a minimum of three years of related experience, valid commercial driver's license or the ability to obtain within one year from the date of hire, six months/one year advanced study past the high school equivalency, although additional required experience may be substituted for the education requirement.

At the City of Goodyear, you will be a part of an organization that values its employees as its greatest asset. You will become part of a dedicated team of professionals that are committed to build and maintain a highly engaged workforce.  You will be challenged to learn and grow in an environment that values employee development and career-building.  You will thrive in a culture of innovation.

We believe that successful employees are those that possess six core values:

Integrity – Initiative – Empathy – Optimism – Innovation - Adaptability

If these six competencies rank high on your list of personal attributes and you want to be a contributing member of Goodyear, then don’t wait – APPLY TODAY!

Examination Process:
Only a limited number of the most highly qualified applicants meeting the City's requirements will be invited for an interview.  Examination process for this position will include:
Panel Interview




  • Formal Education/Knowledge:  Work requires knowledge of a specific vocational, administrative, or technical nature that may be obtained with six-months/one year of advanced study or training past the high school equivalency.  Community college, vocational, business, technical or correspondence schools are likely sources.  Appropriate certification may be awarded upon satisfactory completion of advanced study or training.
  • Experience:  Minimum three years of experience in a related field.
  • Certifications and Other Requirements:  ADEQ Grade III License in specific area of concentration, i.e, Wastewater Treatment, Water Distribution, Collections, or Water Treatment, ability to obtain a valid Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) within one year from date of hire, and the ability to meet Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) physical examination requirements established by the City designated physician and successfully complete departmental SCBA training/certification requirements.
  • Reading:  Work requires the ability to read written instructions, manuals, letters, and machine equipment readings, measurements, or gauges.
  • Math:  Work requires the ability to perform general math calculations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
  • Writing:  Work requires the ability to write letters, memos, and reports.
  • Managerial:  Complex - Work requires functioning as a lead worker performing essentially the same work as those directed, and includes overseeing work quality, training, instructing, and scheduling work.
  • Policy/Decision Making:  Moderate - The employee normally performs the job by following established standard operating procedures and/or policies.  There is a choice of the appropriate procedure or policy to apply to duties.  More complex work as well as decisions with more significant impacts may be reviewed prior to being finalized.
  • Technical Skills:  Broad Application - Work requires a comprehensive, practical knowledge of a technical field with use of analytical judgment and decision-making abilities.
  • Interpersonal/Human Relations Skills:  Moderate - Interactions may involve support of controversial positions or the negotiation of sensitive issues or important presentations.  Contacts may also involve stressful, negative interactions requiring high levels of tact and the ability to respond to aggressive interpersonal interactions.


Essential Functions


  • Acts as the lead operator for the activities of operations, maintenance, construction, and repair of equipment and infrastructure for the water distribution systems and/or facilities.
  • Maintains preventative maintenance schedules and programs in accordance with manufacturer’s recommendations and recognized industry standards for all water distribution related maintenance.
  • Oversees employees work activities at work sites by directing and monitoring the work crews and assigning work duties as needed.
  • Responds to emergency issues to ensure proper remedial action is taken, solutions are implemented, and all reporting is completed.
  • Provides feedback for the development, implementation, and revision of operational and safety policies, and ensures they are being followed.
  • Performs administrative duties such providing input on employee appraisals; email communication; inventory control; conducting research; reading construction plans/as builts; red lining/modifying quarter section maps; developing electronic maps; investigating and resolving customer complaints; scheduling activities.
  • Provides input to management for employee hiring and disciplinary action. Coordinates staff professional development and technical training.
  • Updates management on daily operations; important developments;’, short and long range goals; work activities; employee performance, coaching and training.
  • Procures items and services as necessary within the division following established Department policies and Procurement Regulations.
  • Maintains a schedule for vacations, stand by, weekend/holiday coverage, and emergency call out.
  • Assumes the responsibilities of the Division Supervisor as assigned during his absence.
  • Schedules and coordinates all customer service visits that pertain to leaking or damaged fire hydrants, valves, service lines, meters, and water mains, high and low pressure complaints, high consumption calls, requests for turn on and turn off, and other water related customer concerns. Establishes meter reading routes. Schedules and coordinates monthly meter reads, non-reads, disconnects for non-payment, and meter installs for residential, commercial, and construction purposes.
  • Schedules and coordinates preventative and corrective maintenance on all potable and non-potable water infrastructures to include the repair and replacement of fire hydrants, valves, service lines, meters, transmission and distribution mains, and any associated appurtenances.
  • Maintains, manages, and updates Blue Stake requests and service area maps for all sewer, potable, and non-potable water, fiber optic and traffic signal infrastructure located in the City’s and the water service area.
  • Participates on Department committees as assigned.
  • Schedules and coordinates the preventative and corrective maintenance of Division equipment and tools.
Job Category
Local Government
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