Lake Havasu City

Utility Lead/Utility Specialist II

Onsite - Lake Havasu City, AZ
Full-Time
Application Deadline: 6/8/24

UTILITY LEAD JOB DESCRIPTION:

Job Title: Utility Lead

Closing Date/Time: 05/20/2024 at 5:00 PM

Salary: $26.01 – $42.21Hourly

Job Type: Classified (Full-Time with benefits)

Location: Lake Havasu City, Arizona

Department: PW/Water Distribution 

Water Distribution Lead Functions

Performs difficult technical work serving as lead in the operation, maintenance and repair of the City’s Water Distribution System; responsible for ordering of parts, working with outside vendors, and responding to customer inquiry and complaints; performs preventative maintenance and repairs, participates in the procurement of supplies, monitors expenditures, maintains records, prepares reports, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the limited supervision of the Field Supervisor. Provides work direction and general guidance to assigned staff within the division. 

 MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

High School diploma or GED and considerable experience in water or wastewater systems and maintenance, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

Possession of, or the ability to obtain, a valid Arizona Commercial Driver License Class A with a Tanker Endorsement within six (6) months of employment. 

National Incident Management Systems (NIMS) training based on assignment.

Must meet and maintain all training and education requirements for position.

 Position will also require possession of the following certification at hire based on assignment, as follows:

Water Division Distribution System: Water Distribution III Certification issued by the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ).

 ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required and are subject to change as needs and job requirements change. Position assignments may vary. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Performs lead-worker activities with personnel, which includes, but is not limited to overseeing projects; training employees on proper methods and procedures; scheduling, assigning, and/or performing and monitoring work; coordinating work with other departments or contractors; inspecting projects in area of assignment.

Operates water or wastewater systems with the use of SCADA; meets requirements set forth by permits issued by regulatory agencies; manages maintenance staff on daily maintenance repairs.

Performs preventative maintenance and repairs of equipment; establishes maintenance schedules; assists maintenance personnel with repairs.

Procures, research, and orders parts; participates in budgeting processes.

Trains new personnel on operations and maintenance; recommends performance evaluations; assists in interview and hiring processes.

Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with government agencies, City employees, and the general public.

Operates and maintains motor vehicles or other work-related equipment requiring a valid Arizona driver license.

 KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Thorough knowledge of principles and practices used in water or wastewater; thorough knowledge of federal, state and local regulations relative to area of assignment; thorough knowledge of the occupational hazards and necessary safety precautions of the work; thorough knowledge of sampling and collecting procedures.

 Skill in maintaining, inspecting and repairing equipment; skill in using hand and power tools and using testing equipment; skill in using computers and related software applications; skill in reading and interpreting blueprints; skill in performing mathematical calculations; skill in reading and interpreting drawings and specifications; skill in operating various equipment related to area of assignment; skill in repairing equipment; skill in using and storing chemicals; skill in supervising and training employees; skill in budgeting and procurement.

 Ability to resolve problems and ensure effective operations; ability to handle emergency situations in a professional manner; ability to carry out difficult oral and written instructions; ability to work under adverse conditions; ability to detect by inspection worn or broken parts; ability to keep records of repairs and service operations and to prepare reports; ability to research, collect, organize and analyze data; ability to communicate effectively in oral and written form; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, contractors, outside governmental and regulatory agencies, subordinates, supervisors, vendors, and the general public.

 Applicants for employment opportunities should be aware of the Lake Havasu City policies concerning the use of drugs and alcohol. These policies have not been altered by the passage of Proposition 207. The use of recreational marijuana is a violation of the City’s Drug Free Workplace Policy. All positions within the City are required to submit to a pre-employment drug test. A positive result for drugs tested under the policy, including recreational marijuana, may be grounds for withdrawal of an offer of employment. 

 The City reserves the right to consider only the most highly qualified applicants. The succeeding examination processes may be required: training and experience, testing, panel interview, employment eligibility verification (EEV) requirements, personnel evaluation profile (PEP), polygraph test, background investigation and alcohol/drug screening test. Appointment subject to a successful background investigation and City paid post-employment medical examination after offer of employment has been made.

Utility Specialist II JOB DESCRIPTION:

Job Title – UTILITY SPECIALIST II

Closing Date/Time – Open Until Filled

Salary – $24.97- $36.46 Hourly

Job Type – Classified (Full-Time with benefits)

Department – PW/Water Distribution

FLSA – Non-Exempt

To apply for the position: YOU MUST SUBMIT A RESUME IN THE SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS SECTION WHEN YOU APPLY!!!

INITIAL APPLICATION REVIEW WILL TAKE PLACE TWO WEEKS AFTER OPEN. INTERESTED CANDIDATES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. ADDITIONAL APPLICATION REVIEW WILL ONLY BE CONDUCTED IF NECESSARY. 

 Water Distribution Functions

Performs intermediate skilled work in construction, repair, and maintenance of water distribution, treatment, and production infrastructure and equipment; maintains water distribution mains and service line, operates machinery and equipment, performs preventive maintenance, repairs, and new installation to the water system, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the limited supervision of the assigned supervisor. 

The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, trustworthy, and is reliable. This person will have strong mechanical aptitude and will be able to complete their work in a safe and timely manner. They will be able to work with limited supervision and have the integrity to do their job properly. The ideal candidate must be flexible, possess good communication skills, and be able to work with others.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

High School Diploma or GED and moderate experience in water or wastewater system maintenance and operation, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

SPECIAL NOTE:

Candidate must possess Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) Grade II Water Distribution or equal grade certification from another state at the time of hire. ADEQ certification must be obtained through reciprocity within six (6) months of hire. Incumbent works outdoors and is exposed to extreme temperatures. May require the use of a respirator. May be subject to call back. Primary assignment will be in water distribution.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

Possession of, or the ability to obtain, a valid Arizona Commercial Driver License Class A with tanker endorsement within six (6) months of employment. $1.00/hr. stipend upon obtaining Arizona Commercial Driver License Class A with tanker endorsement.

National Incident Management Systems (NIMS) training based on assignment.

Must meet and maintain all training and education requirements for position.

 Position may also require one (1) or more of the following certifications depending on assignment:

Confined Space/Trenching and Shoring Certification.

Forklift Certification.

Flaggers Certification.

Hazardous Materials Certification. 

NCCO Crane Operator Certification.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) approved Arc Flash NFPA 70E Compliance Training.

 Essential Functions

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required and are subject to change as needs and job requirements change. Position assignments may vary. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Water and Wastewater in all subdivisions

Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with government agencies, City employees, and the general public.

Conducts daily inspections and assesses site conditions.

Make proper system and equipment adjustments and inspect meters. 

Performs installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of hydraulic control valves, flow meters, pressure and level transducers, and chemical analyzers. 

Follows strict safety protocols including, but not limited to confined space entry, lock-out/tag-out, fall protection, arc flash, and working on ladders/heights. 

Performs maintenance and inspection duties on the City’s facilities; locates leaks and completes repairs.

Inspects, maintains, and operates a variety of construction and maintenance equipment including service trucks, backhoes, cranes, front-end loaders, dump trucks, and tapping machines.

Maintains, monitors, and repairs pressure-reducing valves (PRV) or air relief valves (ARV).

Operates/maintains equipment and tools such as jackhammers, trench compactors, small cranes, hot tap machines, drills, cut off saw, generators, hydraulic power packs, impact guns, and other work-related tools. 

Operates a variety of vehicles, equipment, and tools including service trucks, dump trucks, water trucks, vactor trucks, skip loaders, backhoes, and related attachments, large trailers, and hand and power tools requiring a valid driver’s license.

Meet and maintain all training and education requirements for the position. 

Use of a computer for email, work order entries, and looking at equipment manuals.

Oversee job sites and tasks to be completed. 

Provides courteous customer service in a variety of conditions; responds to questions and inquiries from the general public; contract property occupants in connection with sewer maintenance work; responds to customer problems and complaints and provides information to customers regarding the City’s policies and procedures related to the duties being performed.

Serves in emergency standby capacity; provides customer service and performs all aspects of system maintenance and repair during after-hour periods including holidays and weekends and participates in the after-hour standby duties and responds to emergency callouts.

Hot Tap water mains for residential and commercial construction. Includes small service lines to large-diameter fire line valves.

Respond to customer inquiries and complaints regarding stoppages or water leaks. 

Repair, replace, and install water meters, fire hydrants, service lines, valves, and water mains. Performs routine tasks on motors, pumps, valves, and meters, including calibrating, repairing, adjusting, and replacing.

Maintains and updates Geographic Information System (GIS) files.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Thorough knowledge of materials and equipment used in the construction and maintenance of utility systems; thorough knowledge of the operation of utility systems; thorough knowledge of federal, state, and local regulations relative to the area of assignment; thorough knowledge of the occupational hazards and necessary safety precautions of the work; thorough knowledge of applicable City codes and ordinances and utility systems regulations; thorough knowledge of sampling and collecting procedures.

Skill in maintaining, inspecting, and repairing equipment; skill in using hand and power tools, and using testing equipment; skill in using computers and related software applications; skill in reading and interpreting blueprints; skill in performing mathematical calculations; skill in reading and interpreting drawings and specifications; skill in operating various equipment related to area of assignment; skill in repairing and operating utility equipment; skill in using and storing chemicals. 

Ability to carry out difficult oral and written instructions; ability to represent the City in a neat, positive, and professional manner; ability to maintain regular attendance; ability to work under adverse conditions; ability to detect by inspection worn or broken parts; ability to keep records of repairs and service operations and to prepare reports; ability to train staff as needed; ability to research and collect and organize data; ability to communicate effectively in oral and written form; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, contractors, supervisors, vendors, and the general public.

 Applicants for employment opportunities should be aware of the Lake Havasu City policies concerning the use of drugs and alcohol. These policies have not been altered by the passage of Proposition 207. The use of recreational marijuana is a violation of the City’s Drug Free Workplace Policy. All positions within the City are required to submit to a pre-employment drug test. A positive result for drugs tested under the policy, including recreational marijuana, may be grounds for withdrawal of an offer of employment. 

 The City reserves the right to consider only the most highly qualified applicants. The succeeding examination processes may be required: training and experience, testing, panel interview, employment eligibility verification (EEV) requirements, personnel evaluation profile (PEP), polygraph test, background investigation and alcohol/drug screening test. Appointment subject to a successful background investigation and City paid post-employment medical examination after offer of employment has been made.

Recruiter Information:

Megan N Martin