Utility Worker - Water Operations

City Of Prescott Prescott , AZ 86301

Posted 2 months ago

Utility Worker - Water Operations

Public Works Department

Pay Grade: 54

Pay Range: $16.59 to $23.23 per hour DOE/Q

New and existing employees usually start at beginning level of pay range.

FLSA Status: Non-exempt eligible for overtime

Deadline to Apply: 9/17/19 by 5:00 PM

Position Summary:
The City of Prescott Department of Public Works is seeking an experienced, knowledgeable and collaborative professional for the City's Water Operations, in the position of Utility Worker.

Under general supervision of the Water Distribution Supervisor, the ideal candidate will join a team of professionals performing Water Distribution daily operations & maintenance tasks. The successful candidate will possess excellent physical and technical skills to support team goals and objectives.

Education and Experience: High school diploma or equivalent and experience comparable to one-year full time journey level construction, maintenance, or equipment operation.

Any equivalent combination of education, experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the essential functions of the position. Must possess an Arizona Department of Environmental Quality Grade I certification in water distribution or be able to obtain within 12 months of being placed in the position. Must possess a valid Arizona Class A Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with tanker endorsement or be able to obtain within 6 months of start date.

Tasks: Under direct supervision of crew leaders and/or Supervisor, perform a variety of manual and semi-skilled activities associated with Water Operations or other.

Must follow regulatory and City safety standards including the use of PPE. Daily work requirements will include working in all areas of Water Operations, and other areas as required. Performs inspections, preventative maintenance as required using CMMS software.

Inspects hydrants, valves, water infrastructure, tanks, booster stations and other water system appurtenances. Performs basic chemical and biological water sampling and testing. Performs and or assists in routine maintenance and repair on a variety of equipment common to Water Operations. (e.g. valves, pumps, motors, pressure regulating stations, wells, water main, hydrants, meters and equipment) Takes necessary steps to assess and report emergency situations and restore normal operating conditions.

Performs customer service calls as assigned and performs basic security checks to prevent unauthorized persons from entering water facilities. Locating lines/breaks, perform tapping of water main lines, removing/replacing sections of streets, curbs, driveways, and sidewalks, replanting/landscaping yards/rights-of-way. Operates a variety of equipment and tools.

Installs new meters, changes out damaged or malfunctioning meters, installs new gaskets and ERTs; follows up on questionable readings by locating and rechecking readings, examining meter, checking connections for leaks or damage and/or to identify customer leaks; answers or refers to the Customer Service Representative inquiries from contractors and/or the general public regarding readings and water service. Other duties as required.

Knowledge of: Water distribution operation & maintenance principles; Materials, practices and equipment used in water system maintenance and repair activities; Operating and maintaining a variety of specialized equipment in the maintenance/repair of water systems; Use of computers; record keeping values, safety principals, regulations and safe work practices; personal protective equipment; environmental conditions including chlorination equipments and other possible hazardous substances.

Skill and Ability to: Provide excellent customer service through positive and professional communication; resolve customer inquiries, requests and complaints utilizing appropriate public relations techniques; build and maintain effective working relationships with City residents and employees; communicate effectively and efficiently; follow policies and procedures to ensure tasks and equipment are operated safely; demonstrate a positive attitude; demonstrate a high level of initiative, effort, and commitment; exercise sound judgment and effective problem solving; maintain tools and equipment of trade; recognize occupational hazards of work and follow safe work practices; collect and organize facts and data both orally and in writing; understand and follow verbal and written instructions; accurately record field data manually and by using computer programs; work overtime as needed, including nights, holidays, and weekends; work in extreme weather conditions; Must be able to participate in on-call duties in a rotational manner which include being available 24/7 for a seven-day period, approximately four to five times annually; perform emergency standby duties on an as-needed basis; work in confined spaces; work in high traffic areas.

Physical and Visual Ability: Sufficient to effectively perform required duties and to safely operate required equipment and city vehicles as needed; must be able to see clearly, with correction if necessary, during both day and night, and in potentially adverse weather conditions; must possess ability to perform manual labor for extended periods of time and capable of lifting 60 pounds frequently with a maximum of 100 pounds.

Hearing and Speaking Ability: Sufficient to clearly, concisely and effectively communicate in person and over the radio and telephone.

Employee Core Beliefs

City of Prescott employees should seek to uphold the City's core beliefs throughout their day-to-day business and with every customer they come in contact with, both internal and external. Our core beliefs are: Act with Integrity, Work as a Team, Have Personal Commitment and Loyalty, Solve Problems, Take Pride In Excellent Results, High Level of Productivity and Being Nice.

Successful candidate will receive a post-offer, pre-employment background screening to include:

Drug screening

Motor vehicle records check

Criminal background screening

City of Prescott Contact Information
201 S. Cortez St.

Prescott, AZ 86303

Email: hr@prescott-az.gov

Website: www.prescott-az.gov

Phone: 928-777-1347 / Fax: 928-777-1213

Major Benefits For Full-Time Regular Employees: Paid time off; ten paid holidays; employee and/or family health and life insurance; short term and long term disability; Arizona State Retirement and Social Security contributions; other optional benefits such as deferred compensation plans and additional life insurance.

PROBATION: Each employee must satisfactorily serve an established probationary period. NOTE: When advised, reasonable accommodations will be made in order for an "otherwise qualified applicant" with a disability to participate in any phase of the selection process. In accordance with A.R.S. 23 - 493, this position has been identified as "Safety Sensitive". The City of Prescott is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

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Utility Worker - Water Operations

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