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Water Distribution Worker II

at Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community

Pay: $47,158 to $63,660/year
Pay Comments: Advertised salary is the full range. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. SRPMIC offers a rich benefits package with too much to mention: Health Insurance, Prescription Drug Coverage, Vision Care, Dental, Paid Life, Employee Assistance Program, 401(k)Plan, Accrue 15 Paid Annual and 15 Sick Days Your First Year, 13 Recognized Holidays and more!
Posted: 2/8/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 100825
Categories: Government

Job Description

Previously posted from 11/2/18-12/2/18 Now Continuous Starting 2/8/19

Definition: Under general supervision of the Water Distribution Field Supervisor(s), performs a variety of journey-level skilled water distribution crew activities in order to construct, maintain, and repair the Community's domestic water delivery systems. This job class is treated as FLSA Non-Exempt and is subject to working on call and weekend hours.

Examples of Tasks:

Distinguishing Features: The Water Distribution Worker II is distinguished from the Water Distribution Worker I by having lead operator responsibilities, requiring a water distribution operator certification and Class B CDL. The Water Distribution Worker IIs job class assists the Water Distribution Field Supervisor(s) in preparing job plans, material lists and reports on daily activities. The job class is also responsible for completing job site as-built drawings and records during assigned projects. 
Essential Functions: (Essential functions may vary among positions, but may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics. This list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not intended to be a comprehensive listing of tasks performed by all positions in this classification.)
1. Repairs, maintains, and installs new water distribution system components, including mains, service lines, meters, valves and fire hydrants. Utilizes appropriate safety equipment and follows prescribed safety procedures in performing work assignments. 

2. Repairs water distribution system failures by responding to emergency calls. Locates and identifies system problems and determines best method for repair (including tools, equipment and materials needed). Operates a variety of equipment necessary to expose and fix failed systems and return work areas to normal physical condition. 

3. When a Supervisor is not on site, may supervise and lead work of crew on water distribution and wastewater projects.

4. Develops and implements proper disinfection plans for all waterline installations and repairs.  Insures all pipe and fittings are kept clean and free of debris and contamination.

5. Operates a variety of construction/power equipment including: jackhammer, tamper, boring and tapping machines, backhoe and dump truck used for installing, maintaining, and repairing water and wastewater lines to facilitate project completion, to remove soil from excavation site, and move to and from different job locations. Operates a motor vehicle or equipment such as: a combination truck & trailer, dump truck carrying backhoe, etc., requiring a valid Arizona Class B CDL to service and maintain the Community's water system

6. Moves objects, tools, and equipment to load and/or unload and place equipment/material at job site with the assistance of hand carts, power winches, or rigging equipment. Cleans work area, all hand, and/or power tools, and/or equipment around excavation site for next use.  

7. Manually excavates trenches and periodically exposes (potholes) underground utility lines to identify any possible dangers or obstructions to backhoe operation. Backfills, compacts, and cold patches holes and trenches remaining after construction, maintenance or repair activity has been completed. Shades, backfills, and compacts in conformance with established standard specifications for size and location of cut and type of fill material used. Installs saddles, clamps, and other emergency repair devices, which may be required to stop leaks in water mains and services.

8. Operates backhoe to excavate hole/trenches for maintenance of septic tanks and drain lines for septic tanks. Reads and interprets blueprints to determine location of septic tanks and associated piping. Installs, and assists contractors with the installation of, sewer lines and residential sewage disposal systems per approved plans as needed. Maintains and repairs sewer lines as needed.

9. Reads and interprets plans and as-builts to locate Community utilities so they can be marked to help prevent and/or minimize accidental damage by contractors or other digging near the Community's utility lines (Blue Stake Program). Conducts research or analyzes data regarding excavation locations, construction prints, plat pages, and plans to determine actual alignment of requested utilities. Completes log to document work completed using computerized data entry.  Learns job-related material through on-the-job training regarding blue staking or marking of utilities. Interprets signals and output from electronic detection equipment to locate underground utility lines.

10. Assists Supervisor in developing parts and materials lists for all work. Develops hand drawn as-builts for all repairs and installations of water and wastewater facilities. 

11. Responds to emergency situations and performs other tasks and special assignments as required.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Other Characteristics:

  • Knowledge of Tribal and Federal potable water distribution regulations, standards, and criteria.
  • Knowledge of excavation/trench safety practices (i.e., shoring, benching and using a trench box).
  • Knowledge of required disinfection practices on new and existing water conveyance systems.
  • Knowledge of septic system installation procedures and practices, including equipment and materials used.
  • Knowledge of water distribution system maintenance and repair procedures and practices, to include equipment and materials used.
  • Knowledge of safety hazards, procedures and equipment used when working on or near underground utility lines.   
  • Knowledge of tools, equipment, materials, and supplies needed for installing, maintaining, and repairing water and wastewater lines.
  • Skill in following oral and written instructions and procedures.
  • Skill in using various utility locating equipment.
  • Skill in the solvent welding process of PVC and other plastic pipes.
  • Skill in performing math computations required for water distribution industry.
  • Skill in the care and operation of a variety of construction equipment including but not limited to a backhoe, excavator, wheel loader and dump truck.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other staff and the public. 
  • Ability to pick up and move objects weighing at least 75 pounds for a distance up to 50 feet.
  • Ability to determine and use appropriate safety equipment and follow prescribed safety procedures/standards.    
  • Ability to climb ladders or steps, and bend or stoop repeatedly or continually.
  • Ability to read plans, records and other data to provide appropriate locations of community underground assets (Blue Stake.) 
  • Ability to practice, and mentor other employees in, proper safe working procedures.
  • Ability to communicate with members of the staff and the public both by using written and verbal methods.
  • Ability to respond to emergency repair calls at any time and under a variety of weather conditions. 

Skill / Requirements

Education & Experience: Graduation from high school or GED and at least three (3) years of full-time work experience in the construction, maintenance, and/or repair of underground wet utility systems, to include at least one year of experience in heavy equipment operation.  Experience with a public or private utility system is highly preferred.
Equivalency: Any equivalent combination of training and experience that would enable the candidate to satisfactorily perform and meet the duties and responsibilities required may be considered in meeting the stated minimum qualifications.  
Insurability: Must possess and maintain a valid Arizona Driver's License and meet the SRPMIC insurance standards.
Special Requirements:
  • Must possess a valid Arizona Class B Commercial Driver's License (CDL).  Class A CDL Preferred.
  • Must possess an ADEQ or ITCA Grade I Water Distribution Certification upon time of hire.  Certifications from other states with Arizona reciprocity are acceptable.
  • Ability to work non-standard, flexible shifts and respond to on-call emergencies.
  • Ability to work safely near automobile traffic, underground utility lines, and with exposure to excavations and trenches. 
  • Ability to work in confined spaces, under heavy physical exertion, and various weather conditions.

Important Notes

Important Notes

Prior to hire as an employee, applicants will be subject to drug and alcohol testing. Will be required to pass a pre-employment background/fingerprint check. Employees are subject to random and alcohol testing. "SRPMIC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer" Preference will be given to a qualified Community Member, then a qualified Native American and then other qualified candidate

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Application Instructions

Application Instructions

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