Roseville

Water Distribution Worker I (19931848)

Temporary
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Utilities
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Sacramento/Metro Area
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Temporary
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Until filled
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$21.17-$29.79 Hourly
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Location

2005 Hilltop Circle Roseville, 95747

Description

FINAL FILING DATE: We are accepting applications on a continuous basis until all open positions have been filled. PERS retired annuitants are not eligible to apply.

IT IS MANDATORY THAT YOU COMPLETE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE. YOUR APPLICATION WILL BE REJECTED IF YOU DO NOT PROVIDE ALL NECESSARY INFORMATION.

THE POSITION

The Human Resources Department is accepting applications for the temporary and part-time position of Water Distribution Worker I in the Environmental Utilities Department. The normal work schedule is Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Appointment in this position includes the following supplementary benefits:

  • Opportunity to work up to 1,500 hours per year (average 30 hours per week)
  • Enrollment in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)
  • Optional limited medical benefits (a city contribution of $136.00 per month)

The City of Roseville promotes a no smoking atmosphere.

THE CITY

The City of Roseville (COR) incorporates the following CORe Competencies as part of the City’s culture:

  • Focus on people: Develop and deliver service-oriented solutions that meet or exceed expectations.
  • Build trust: Ensure honesty and integrity to gain confidence and support of others.
  • Ensure accountability: Take responsibility for the outcomes of one’s own work and foster a sense of ownership in others.
  • Communicate effectively: Deliver clear, concise messages and actively listen to ideas and questions.
  • Collaborate inclusively:  Build effective working partnerships, alliances, and teams.
  • Make quality decisions: Make sound, timely decisions and recommendations.
  • Be adaptable/agile: Change approach or methods to best fit the situation and effectively balance competing priorities.

DEFINITION

To perform a variety of semi-skilled and skilled tasks in the construction, maintenance, and repair of water distribution systems, systems facilities; and to operate light and moderately heavy power driven equipment.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

This is the entry level class in the Water Distribution Worker series.  Positions in this class typically have little or no directly related work experience and work under immediate supervision while learning job tasks.  The Water Distribution Worker I class is distinguished from the II level by the performance of less than the full range of duties assigned to the II level.  Incumbents work under immediate supervision while learning job tasks, progressing to general supervision as procedures and processes of assigned area of responsibility are learned.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED

Receives immediate supervision from a Water Supervisor as assigned, and receives technical and functional supervision from a Senior Water Distribution Worker.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES - Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Excavate, inspect, flush, clean and repair water mains, lines and laterals; perform weed abatement as necessary to clear drains, channels, and ditches.
  • Excavate concrete, pavement, and dirt and set up concrete forms as necessary, and backfill open trenches and complete surfaces “to-finish” as appropriate; remove and apply paint and other coatings to water facilities and equipment.
  • Install, repair, upgrade and/or replace manholes, fire hydrants, valves, meters, and meter vaults; exercise valves according to preventive maintenance schedules and test water volume and pressure.
  • Set up traffic control including signs and barricades, and direct traffic around work sites. 
  • Operate a variety of equipment including large trucks and medium-sized construction equipment such as loaders, backhoes, trenching machines, and compressors, as well as pipe threaders, sand blasters, and concrete saws.
  • Operate leak detection and pipe location equipment relative to excavation, tapping and repair of mains and lines; inspect and assess leaks.
  • Repair and/or replace water meters and related mechanisms, including disassembly, cleaning, inspection, replacement and testing of parts; maintain related records; prepare water service for use including installation of water meters and backflow prevention devices.
  • Read and interpret water system maps and blueprints, including Underground Service Alert marking and notification.
  • Clean and maintain water holding tanks; maintain booster pump stations.
  • Perform routine preventive maintenance on tools, equipment, and vehicles used in the work and stock vehicles with adequate supply of tools and equipment needed to perform the work.
  • Keep records related to work, materials, and maintenance activities, including confined space entry.
  • May use a computer to enter and retrieve information related to work assignments and record-keeping.
  • Notify customers of water main shutdowns.
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other City employees, and the public using principles of good customer service.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge of:

  • Uses and purposes of general construction tools and equipment; safe work practices.

Ability to:

  • Learn to perform unskilled and semi-skilled tasks in a variety of utility construction and maintenance activities; perform heavy manual labor.
  • On a continuous basis, know and understand operations, and observe safety rules.  Intermittently analyze problem equipment; identify and locate equipment; interpret work orders; remember equipment location; and explain jobs to others.
  • Intermittently, sit while studying or preparing reports; bend, squat, climb, kneel and twist when performing installation of equipment; perform simple and power grasping, pushing, pulling, and fine manipulation; and lift or carry weight of 40 pounds or less.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Be on-call evenings or week-ends; work unusual/prolonged work hours during emergencies or seasonally-caused circumstances.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

Experience:

No experience is required; some general maintenance and/or construction experience is preferred.

Training:

Equivalent to completion of the twelfth (12th) grade, GED, or higher level degree.

License or Certificate:

  • Possession of a valid California driver’s license by date of appointment.
  • Possession of a valid California Class B driver’s license with a Tanker Endorsement by date of appointment.
  • Possession of a California Department of Public Health Water Distribution Operator Grade 1 (D1) certificate by date of appointment

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE

1. Was any of the work experience listed on your application an unpaid internship, or volunteer work?  If so, please list below which ones.

2. How many years of experience do you have performing general maintenance and/or construction duties?

  • Less than 1 year
  • 1-2 Years
  • 2-3 Years
  • 3-4 Years
  • 4+ Years

3. Please describe your general maintenance and/or construction experience, if any.

4. Do you currently possess a valid California Department of Public Health Water Distribution Operator Grade 1 (D1) certificate? If yes, please list the expiration date.

5. Select the option that describes your valid California Driver’s License.

  • None of these
  • Class B or higher
  • Class C

SELECTION PROCESS

Applications will be screened by the Human Resources Department for minimum qualifications.  Qualifying applicants may be contacted by the Department to interview. Final appointment is contingent upon a check of past employment references, passing a City-paid fingerprint check and depending on position applied for a pre-employment medical exam and a drug and alcohol screening test.

THE CITY OF ROSEVILLE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.  IF YOU REQUIRE AN ACCOMMODATION DUE TO A DISABILITY, PLEASE CONTACT THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT AT LEAST 5 WORKING DAYS BEFORE A SCHEDULED INTERVIEW/EXAMINATION PROCESS.  MEDICAL DISABILITY VERIFICATION MAY BE REQUIRED PRIOR TO ACCOMMODATION.

Recruitment Contact

Contact phone: 
(916)774-5475