Water Resources Operator II – Collections
Under general supervision, performs routine semi-skilled and skilled maintenance, repairs and operations of wastewater treatment plants, water production sites; water distribution lines, reclaim distribution lines, lift stations, collections systems and storm drains.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
The following duties ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification, only a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.
- Samples/monitors water and wastewater using specialized equipment
- Operates, maintains, monitors and adjusts a variety of equipment, including pumps, motors, gauges, meters, aerators, blowers, chlorinators, chemical feeds, sludge equipment and the SCADA system to ensure treated water meets City, County and State quality standards
- Performs daily facility inspections by visually checking, equipment, machinery, chemical levels and related systems to ensure proper operation and to detect equipment failures, potential leaks or other problems
- Operates wastewater treatment and sludge processing disposal equipment
- Performs semi-skilled and skilled construction, maintenance and manual labor; duties will vary according to job assignment
- Operates a variety of trucks and equipment in accordance with all safety regulations and procedures
- Performs routine wastewater or water line repairs and maintenance; plumbing work; installs and repairs water and sewer lines
- Operates and maintains sewer collection system to include lift stations, manhole repair, and vector control
- Operates and maintains reclaim distribution system to include PRV's, large valves, meter reading and SCADA operation
- Collects and delivers water and wastewater samples to laboratory
- Completes required daily documentation, logs and reports
- Picks up and delivers materials as directed
- Must be available for emergency, on-call rotation
- Performs field test for physical or chemical parameters
- Performs other duties as assigned or required
Minimum Qualifications & Position Requirements:
Education and Experience:
High School diploma or GED equivalent. Two (2) years of skilled water/wastewater equipment maintenance or operations experience; OR equivalent combination of education and experience providing the skills, knowledge and ability to perform the required job duties.
Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge of City policies and procedures
- Knowledge of principles and practices of water and wastewater operations
- Knowledge of equipment maintenance and repair methods and materials
- Knowledge of safety standards and practices
- Knowledge of traffic laws and rules involved in vehicle and equipment operation
- Knowledge of the principles of basic documentation and record keeping
- Skill in safe and efficient operation of trucks and equipment according to standard operating and safety procedures
- Skill in reading and interpreting maps, technical specifications and operations manuals for vehicles and equipment
- Skill in following and effectively communicating verbal and written instructions
- Ability to create and maintain accurate information
- Ability to observe, compare and monitor data to determine compliance with prescribed operating, regulatory or safety standards
- Ability to enter data or information using a terminal, PC or other keyboard device.
- Ability to learn new computer applications
- Ability to move heavy objects (50 pounds or more) short distances (20 feet or less)
- Ability to perceive the full range of the color spectrum
- Ability to work outside on uneven surfaces in extreme temperatures
Special Requirements: Grade II Certification, from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality in one or more of the following disciplines: Water Distribution, Water/Wastewater Treatment or Wastewater Collection. Grade III Wastewater Collection Certification is preferred. After-hours, shift, weekends and on-call work may be required. This position requires employees to be on-call on a rotating basis. On-call employees must be available to respond to the job-site within one (1) hour from the time they receive the call. Possession of a valid Arizona Driver's License is required. Possession of a valid Arizona Commercial Driver's License or the ability to obtain one in 6 months may be required.
Physical Demands / Work Environment: Work is performed outdoors, in inclement weather and in public facilities.
Reports To: Water Resources Supervisor, or other supervisory staff
Supervision Exercised: None
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Closing Date/Time: Continuous