Utility Systems Technician III

Anne Arundel County, MD Annapolis , MD 21401

Posted 3 weeks ago

Position Description Benefits Supplemental Questions

This posting will be used to fill a full time, permanent, safety sensitive, Utility Systems Technician III position within the Department of Public Works with Anne Arundel County Government. It is advanced technical work in the maintenance, inspection, evaluation, testing, monitoring, modeling and rehabilitation of water distribution and wastewater collection systems.


Positions are either primarily field oriented or office oriented and require highly developed analytical and organizational skills. Supervisory, communication, mathematical and computer skills are also required. While work is performed with a considerable degree of independence, supervisory oversight is provided on more complex assignments.

Examples of Duties and Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: (Note: The duties and responsibilities enumerated in this class specification are for the purpose of determining a common set of minimum qualifications and salary level for all positions in this class. They are not intended to include all of the essential job functions of all positions in the class.)

A wide variety of responsibilities are possible. The following lists the most prevalent:

Field Positions (60% - 70% of time spent in field related activities.)

  • Selects flow monitoring sites and installs flow monitoring devices

working with a small number of skilled and semi-skilled workers or

coordinates with a consultant to install flow monitoring devices.

  • Schedules and conducts a variety of tasks related to water and sewer infrastructure maintenance and rehabilitation.

  • Schedules and conducts a variety of field tests related to determining

the performance of the water distribution and wastewater collection systems. Examples include C-factor tests, meter accuracy tests, isolation and measurement tests, etc.

  • Trains subordinate technicians and laborers in field techniques.

  • Assists managerial and engineering staff by working independently or serves as a crew leader in the performance of contract inspections, field investigations, system testing, flow-monitoring and physical inspections related to water and sewer system monitoring, modeling and rehabilitation programs.

  • Selects suitable sites for field tests and measurements, such as C-Factor testing, meter testing, fire flow measurements, etc.

  • Performs computations of flow monitoring data or field survey data, prepares reports, reviews plans and specifications and recommends changes based upon observations and findings.

Office Positions (60% or 70% of time spent doing office related activities.)

  • Performs related work as required in the office or the field.


Considerable knowledge of the capabilities, limitations, and operations of primary and secondary flow monitoring equipment and of the principles and practices applied in the safe and efficient operations of flow monitoring and general safety requirements, including specific requirements for confined space entry and traffic control.

Considerable knowledge of materials, methods, and techniques of collection system construction.

Knowledge of mathematics skills and elementary hydraulic computations.

Ability to plan, assign, and oversee the work of others, and to train and plan the work of subordinates performing various tasks in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale.

Ability to operate, install, repair, and maintain flow monitoring equipment.

Ability to express technical matters of some complexity understandably in written form.

Ability to read and interpret engineering plans and specifications.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, subordinates, and the public.

Minimum Qualifications:Graduation from high school, supplemented by at least two (2) years of course work in mathematics; four (4) or more years' experience in water distribution and wastewater collection systems evaluation survey work or in the reading and interpretation of maps, as-built drawings, schematics, and various water and sewer computer models; two (2) or more years' lead worker experience; and a valid non-commercial Class C motor vehicle operator's license.

NOTE: Graduation from high school, supplemented by at least two years of college-level courses in mathematics or civil, sanitary, or environmental engineering from an accredited college or university may be substituted with an additional two (2) or more years' experience in water distribution and wastewater collection systems evaluation survey work or in the reading and interpretation of maps, as-built drawings, schematics, and various water and sewer computer models for a total of six (6) years' experience.

NOTE: Two (2) or more year's supervisory experience may be substituted with two (2) or more year's lead-worker experience.

NOTE: Employees in this position are subject to Controlled Dangerous Substance (CDS) and Alcohol testing.

NOTE: Longevity pay is available based on years of service.

Supplemental Qualifications:Preference will be given to candidates with the following:

1.) Experience with sanitary sewer flow monitoring

2.) Experience with asset management system such as Cassworks or a related work order system.

3.) A Class II Wastewater Collection Systems license.

4.) Experience with Countyview or related GIS software

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