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Senior Water Distribution Technician (Promotional)

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City Of Vallejo Vallejo , CA 94590

Posted 4 months ago

Description

This recruitment is currently open to regular full-time and part-time employees of the City of Vallejo Only. The Eligibility List established to fill this vacancy will be used to fill the current vacancy and any future vacancies over the next two years.

To lead, oversee, and participate in the more complex and difficult work of staff responsible for providing installation and maintenance services of water distribution systems; and to perform a variety of technical tasks relative to assigned area of responsibility.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED

  • Receives general supervision from a higher level supervisory or management position. Exercises technical and functional direct supervision over lower level water distribution staff.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

  • The Senior Water Distribution Technician is the lead and advanced journey level in the series. It differs from Water Distribution Technician in that the Senior acts as the lead worker and performs duties and tasks that are the most complex and advanced in the water distribution maintenance field.

  • The Senior Water Distribution Technician is distinguished from the Utility Supervisor in that the Senior only provides lead/direct supervision for the work performed on an assigned crew whereas the Supervisor is a full supervisory class responsible for the full range of direct supervisory responsibilities.

Examples of Duties

Important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following :

  • Lead, plan, train, and review the work of staff responsible for providing the installation, replacement, repair, and maintenance of water distribution systems.

  • Plan, direct, and participate in the installation, connection, maintenance, repair, relocation and testing of water mains, service lines, meters, valves, pumps, f, valves, fire services and hydrants, taps, backflow prevention devices and other associated water distribution facilities, including tanks and reservoirs.

  • Cut and fit pipes, make water main taps, detect leaks and notify customers; certify backflow devices.

  • Survey various areas of the water distribution system; locate and repair leaks in water distribution lines; check for potential hazards or contamination; take appropriate action as required.

  • Estimate time, materials, and equipment required for jobs assigned; requisition materials as required.

  • Train assigned employees in their area of work in maintenance and repair methods, techniques, and in the set-up and use of equipment.

  • Operate construction equipment, power tools, and moderately heavy and light mechanical equipment including dump trucks, backhoe, wheel and track front-end loader, grader, paving machine, forklift, boom truck, compressors, jackhammer, tapping machine, wacker (compaction equipment), paint sprayers, sand-blasters, concrete saws, welding equipment and various other types of equipment; load, unload and operate pick-ups, trucks and truck-trailer combinations to transport maintenance supplies, materials, and equipment; maintain hand and power tools and assigned equipment; assign and/or perform preventative maintenance on equipment and tools as required .

  • Assign the performance of preventative maintenance on equipment and tools as required. Perform heavy physical labor.

  • Locate water-related infrastructure with electronic locating equipment.

  • Perform welding on water mains and other equipment as required; perform welding in the cutting, repair and fabrication of equipment, tools, parts and fixtures.

  • Perform light building maintenance on pump stations, plant buildings, tanks and reservoirs, including light carpentry, masonry and concrete work.

  • Complete all paperwork related to work orders, work performed, resources ordered/used, timesheets, training reports, safety reports, etc.

  • Ensure the adherence to safe work policies and procedures; utilize proper safety precautions related to all work performed.

  • Perform the full range of duties assigned in the assigned area of work.

  • Oversee and verify the work of assigned employees for accuracy, proper work methods, techniques, and compliance with applicable standards and specifications and safety protocols.

  • Respond to public inquiries in a courteous manner by providing information within the area of assignment; resolve complaints in an efficient and timely manner.

  • Participate in, respond to, and be available for emergency call-outs for periods of up to one week at a time.

  • Respond to emergency call outs within one hour when assigned to standby duty.

  • Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.

Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of general water line installation and maintenance activities.

  • Operations, services and activities of a water distribution system maintenance program including standard water sample collection.

  • Principles of lead supervision and training.

  • Methods and techniques of construction, maintenance, and repair related to the area of work assigned.

  • Basic mathematical operations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, and percentages.

  • General use, purpose and maintenance of hand tools. Mechanical and hydraulic principles.

  • Techniques, equipment and materials used in street and sidewalk maintenance and repair. Operational characteristics of mechanical equipment and tools used in the area of work assigned. Cutting torch principles and techniques.

  • Occupational hazards and standard work safety practices necessary in the area of work assigned, including city policies and procedures and local, state and federal regulatory requirements regarding workplace safety.

  • Local, state and federal regulatory requirements related to drinking water, storm water and any other similar water related mandates.

  • Principles and procedures of record keeping.

  • Computer use and associated programs used by the department.

Ability to:

  • Lead, organize, and review the work of water distribution staff in the area of work assigned.

  • Independently perform the most difficult maintenance, construction, and repair work in the area of work assigned.

  • Use, maintain, and repair automated and mechanical water meters.

  • Participate in, respond to, and be available for emergency call outs for periods up to one week at time.

  • Interpret, explain and enforce department policies and procedures within assigned crew. Operate a variety of equipment in a safe and effective manner.

  • Perform preventive maintenance on mechanical equipment as required. Work independently in the absence of supervision.

  • Use, operate and care for hand tools, power tools, and mechanical equipment in a safe and efficient manner.

  • Proficiently and safely operate construction equipment related to the construction trades; perform maintenance and repairs on tools and equipment.

  • Read and interpret maps, sketches, drawings, specifications, and technical manuals.

  • Perform a variety of semi-skilled and skilled duties in water distribution facility repair and installation.

  • Perform a variety of manual tasks for extended periods of time and in unfavorable weather conditions.

  • Perform heavy manual labor.

  • Apply good judgment and practical knowledge to resolve unusual or irregular problems in the area of work assigned.

  • Perform duties in a manner to maximize public safety in the area of work assigned. Understand and follow oral and written instructions.

  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work including the general public.

  • Professionally and diplomatically respond to questions and comments from the public and city staff, including subordinates and superiors.

  • Lift 100 pounds.

Experience and Training Guidelines

A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Experience:

  • Three years' experience performing journey level water distribution system work preferably within a public agency; OR, one year as a Water Distribution Technician with the City of Vallejo.

Training:

  • Specialized training in water distribution, operation, and maintenance may substitute for one year of the required experience.

License or Certificate:

  • Possession of a valid California Class A driver license at the time of appointment. License must have the following endorsement: air brakes and manual transmission. Additional endorsements for tanker and hazmat at the time of appointment are highly desirable. Individuals must understand that the City may require Class A drivers acquire such additional endorsements during the course of their employment. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to a physical disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

  • Possession of a Backflow Prevention Device General Tester Certificate issued by the American Water Works Association California Nevada Section (AWWA-Cal-Nev. Section) and/or the Northern California Backtlow Prevention Association (NCBPA).

  • Possession of a Water Distribution Operator Grade 02 Certificate issued by the State of California Water Resources Control Board.

  • Possession of a Cross Connection Control Program Specialist Certificate issued by the American Water Works Association California Nevada Section (AWWA-Cal-Nev. Section) and/or the Northern California Backflow Prevention Association (NCBPA).

Supplemental Information

Step 1: Application Submittal and Supplemental Responses To be considered for this position, applicants must submit a completed City of Vallejo online application and supplemental questions (Resume/Cover Letter Optional) by October 2, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. Applications may be obtained and completed on-line at the following link:

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/vallejo or under "Employment Opportunities".

If you have problems creating a user account or submitting your online application, please contact governmentjobs.com applicant support directly at 855-524-5627.

Step 2: Supplemental Responses Applicants must respond to all supplemental questions.

Step 3: Applicant Screening Application packets containing all required materials will receive an overall screening assessment. Applicants who are found to be the best qualified will move forward in the process.

Pool of Candidates The City reserves the right to limit the number of candidates to those determined to be best qualified based upon all requested application materials, including training and experience, current resume, and responses to supplemental questions.

Step 4: Examination An oral Performance Examination will be given, weighted at 100% of the candidates score. Candidates must achieve a minimum passing score of 70%. Those achieving 70% or higher will be placed on the Register of Eligibles List. The performance exam is tentatively scheduled for October 23, 2018 at the Vallejo Public Works Corporation Yard (111 Amador Street, Vallejo, CA). A second notice with a confirmed date, time and location will be sent out prior to the performance exam.

Step 5: Final Selection Names of candidates who qualify for placement on the Register of Eligibles List will be forwarded to the department for final interviews based on their performance in the exam. The number of candidates referred for a hiring interview is at the discretion of the hiring department.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS

The City of Vallejo is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to applicants as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). Qualified individuals with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation during the application, assessment or selection process may contact the Human Resources Department to request an accommodation. Please contact Lisa Townsend at (707) 648-5402 or send an email to: lisa.townsend@cityofvallejo.net no later than October 8, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.

PRIOR TO HIRE

The selected candidate will be required to: 1) Successfully complete a job-related pre-placement medical exam. 2) Submit to and successfully pass a pre-employment background check, including fingerprint check and reference check. 3) Provide proof of legal right to work in the United States.

Disaster Service Workers

  • All City of Vallejo ("City") employees are designated Disaster Service Workers ("DSW") by state law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all DSW-related training as assigned and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

Veteran's Preference and Seniority Points

  • Veteran's preference points will be applied in accordance with Civil Service Rule 24. A copy of the DD 214 form must be filed at time of application. Seniority points, if applicable will apply as set forth under Civil Service Rule 10.5.

Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) - The City of Vallejo is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the City of Vallejo to provide equal employment opportunity for all qualified persons. All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition (cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, or denial of medical and family care leave, or any other non-job-related factors.

Note: The provisions in this bulletin do not constitute a contract, expressed or implied, and any provisions contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.


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