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Water Services System Technician, Sr. - Wastewater Collection

Company: Glendale Fire Department
Location: Glendale
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:


Performs skilled construction, maintenance and repair work in the Wastewater Collection division of the Water Services Department. May provide lead or lead expert supervision over other workers.

Essential Functions

* May provide lead expertise or lead supervision over a small work crew. * Installs, tests, maintains and repairs water mains, sewer mains, services, valves, fire hydrants and meters. * Taps water and sewer mains and installs water services and meters when new service is requested; checks flow rates and tests pressure. * Constructs and maintains large meter vaults and manholes; raises, rebuilds, pumps and vacuums manholes. * Excavates job sites and restores job sites to pre-work condition. * Sets up, operates and maintains closed circuit television monitoring of sewer lines * Hydro-cleans sewer lines to remove obstacles; uses chemicals for roach and pest control. * Maintains wells; dismantles well sites. * Maintains daily records including confined space entry and gas monitoring. * Assists, collects and delivers Bacti samples. * Assists and monitors the various contracts administered by the Wastewater Collection division. Some of the work is routinely performed during the nighttime hours. * Operates various light, medium and heavy equipment. * Notifies residents and business of work being performed; responds to questions from citizens. * May perform data entry work. * Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications/Special Requirements/Success Factors

Three years of experience in construction, maintenance, and repair work and/or in the operation of light, medium, and heavy equipment relative to the area of assignment.

Knowledge of:

Rules, regulations, policies and procedures relating to area of assignment

Materials, tools, equipment, safety hazards and precautions common to the assigned area of responsibility

Confined space entry procedures

Blue stake laws and underground utility identification practices

Computers and applicable data management and maintenance programs for area of responsibility, if required

Effective customer service skills

Ability to:

Make assignments, instruct, and lead the work of subordinate employees

Read and understand blueprints, maps, and blue staking procedures

Deal courteously with the public and answer citizen questions

Safety barricade work sites; understand and follow safe working practices

Determine what equipment, tools, manpower and materials will be needed to complete assigned projects

Operate light, medium, and heavy equipment; perform maintenance and minor repairs on it

Complete reports and logs and enter and retrieve computer data

Keep accurate documentation of confined space entry and gas monitor readings

Operate and understand atmospheric sensing devices

Establish and maintain effective working relationships

Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing

Any equivalent combination of training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying.

Special Requirements

Requires a Commercial Driver's License and endorsements.

Will be subject to call back, stand-by duty and rotating shifts.

Some positions require Work Zone Certification and Barricading Certifications.

Requires A.D.E.Q. Grade 2 Wastewater Collection System Operator Certification

OSHA Competent Person Certifications in specific assigned work areas.

Confined space entry certification.

Applicants will be required to undergo drug testing prior to employment and will be subject to further drug and alcohol testing throughout their period of employment in accordance with the City of Glendale Substance Abuse policy.

After one year of employment in the Water Services Department and meeting the program criteria, employees will be eligible for the Operator Certification Incentive Program for those employees who obtain additional Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) certifications beyond what is required for their position. The department recognizes the value of operator certifications and the added value to the City of having a workforce that possess them.

Physical Requirements/Working Conditions

Work involves heavy digging, heavy lifting of up to 80 pounds, extensive walking, bending, standing and crawling up and down trenches and in water/wastewater filled holes and confined spaces.

Working Conditions

Exposure to heavy traffic, hot weather, insects, hazardous materials, pesticides and herbicides, and gases

Keywords: Glendale Fire Department, Glendale , Water Services System Technician, Sr. - Wastewater Collection, Other , Glendale, Arizona

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