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WATER TREATMENT PLANT SUPERVISOR
Mid-Level Supervisor
 
 
PURPOSE OF POSITION
Provide first-line supervision to plant and works crews, and perform work tasks involved in the operation and maintenance of a Class III water filtration and treatment plant and all related systems. Organize, schedule and assign work. Analyze and evaluate operation and maintenance functions; initiate or recommend new or improved practices.
 
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Supervise employees in work activities involved in the operations and maintenance of water filtration and  treatment plant, including instruction, assigning and reviewing work, scheduling projects, evaluating performance, taking and/or effectively recommending necessary personnel actions, and resolving employee complaints. Instruct subordinates in the appropriate use of materials, methods, tools and equipment, including safety measures. Observe employee activity and equipment operation for safe practices. 
 
Conduct inspections, review operations, review improvement plans, develop operating policies and procedures, etc. to ensure safe and efficient operation of the water filtration and treatment plant. Review emergency plans and response criteria. Develop process control strategies; analyze operational and lab data and initiate control changes to maximize treatment effectiveness. Oversee facility improvements to water treatment plant system and water treatment processes. 
 
Collect water samples, prepare reagents and conduct laboratory tests, e.g. pH, chlorine residual, settle-able solids, suspended solids, color, etc. Evaluate test data and recommend or make process adjustments to ensure water quality standards are met. Maintain lab equipment to ensure reliability for use in conducting necessary tests. Conduct calibration tests on plant monitoring equipment. Provide required data and reports to the State Department of Human Services Drinking Water Division. Provide input and updated information to the annual Consumer Confidence Report (CCR).
 
Manage the Supervisory Command and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system. Maintain required records on water flows, treatment plant operation and maintenance activities. Inspect and maintain plant facilities and equipment to ensure proper working condition and cleanliness. Monitor hydroelectric generator and adjust flows as required.
 
Inspect and test equipment such as pumps, motors, valves, generators, gauges, compressors, storage devices, etc. Supervise routine custodial/maintenance duties to keep buildings, furnishings and grounds clean and in good appearance.
 
Review new standards and requirements and make recommendations on process adjustments or needs for improvements to Public Works Superintendent and Public Works Director.
 
Monitor changes in Federal and State treatment standards and regulations and ensure compliance. Forecast requirements to meet standards. Ensure timely submission of various reports required by City and regulatory agencies. Maintain records and prepare reports as scheduled or requested.
 
Respond to customer complaints and inquiries. Provide follow-up information through field observations and discussion potential solutions with customer. Follow all safety rules and procedures established for work areas.
 
AUXILIARY JOB FUNCTIONS
Perform on-call response in case of emergency as needed. Conduct visitor tours of treatment plant. Maintain proficiency by attending training conferences and meetings, reading materials, and meeting with others in areas of responsibility. Maintain work areas in a clean and orderly manner. Respond to emergencies and be able to respond within 30 minutes.
 
JOB QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
Mandatory Requirements: Thorough knowledge of the materials, methods and operation of Class III water treatment facilities; chemical, microbiological and physical processes involved in treatment and laboratory analysis; and the laws, rules, regulations, occupation hazards and safety precautions related to water treatment facility operations and maintenance. Knowledge of personnel and supervisory principles, and computer operations related to plant operational requirements, recordkeeping and report preparation. Equivalent to high school plus additional broad specialized training in water treatment, supervision and related fields equal to two years college in water/wastewater technology, or related field and six years experience at a Class III or higher plant, or any satisfactory combination of experience and training which demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the above duties.
 
Special Requirements/Licenses: Possession of Class III Water Treatment Plant Operator certificate and valid Oregon driver's license (or ability to obtain) and acceptable driving record.
 
Desirable Qualifications: Previous experience in a municipal water treatment facility or other Class IV plant. Previous supervisory or "leadworker" experience. AA degree or college level work in Biology, Chemistry, Math, Botany or Microbiology.
 
WORKING CONDITIONS
Duties take place both inside treatment plant buildings and outside with exposure to all types of weather conditions, chemicals, loud noise, dust hazardous materials and fumes.
 
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  
Responsible for 3 and seldom over 6 FTE.
 
SUPERVISION RECEIVED
Works under the direction of the Water Quality Superintendent.
 
 
 
WATER QUALITY SUPERVISOR - Distribution
Mid-Level Supervisor
 
 
PURPOSE OF POSITION
Provide first-line supervision to work crews involved in the construction, maintenance and repair of water distribution systems, Ashland irrigation system and Lithia water system. Organize, schedule and assign work.  Prepare reports, work orders, correspondence, etc. requiring use of related computer programs.
 
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Supervise employees in work activities involved in constructing, maintaining and repairing the City's water distribution system, installation of water lines, water distribution reservoirs, pump stations, pressure reduction valves, and performing maintenance of major equipment at the water treatment system. Employee supervision includes instruction, assigning and reviewing work, scheduling projects, evaluating performance, taking and/or effectively recommending necessary personnel actions, and resolving employee complaints. 
 
Assist the Superintendent in recommending system adjustments for pressure zones, water quality and fire flows.
 
Ensure availability and operational condition of necessary vehicles and equipment.  Instruct subordinates in the appropriate use of materials, methods, tools and equipment, including safety measures. Observe employee activity and equipment operation for safe practices. 
 
Review new standards and requirements and make recommendations on improvement and process adjustments to Superintendent and Director.
 
Coordinate the delivery of materials on site, monitor effective use of personnel and equipment and the progress of work, according to plans and schedules.  Order materials as necessary.
 
Ensure notification of public and other City personnel of work plans, including placement of traffic control signage as appropriate. Respond to citizen inquiries and complaints regarding related problems that may require 24-hour emergency response. Alert supervisor of unusual or emergency situations and recommend appropriate responses to meet problems.
 
Prepare cost estimates for contractors and citizens regarding city crews performing such activities as fire line costs; large meter, main, service and water line installations, etc.
 
Maintain records and prepare reports regarding work activities and material usage. Prepare work orders for billing. Provide necessary information for preparation of departmental budget process. Follow all safety rules and procedures established for work areas.
 
JOB QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
Mandatory Requirements: Thorough knowledge of the materials, methods, techniques and federal and state guidelines used in the construction and maintenance of water distribution systems, water line installations, and, occupational hazards and safety precautions. Knowledge of basic hydraulics, principles of supervision and personnel practices and computer software utilized to monitor costs and prepare reports. Equivalent to high school plus additional specialized training related to work activities and functions, and five years related experience, including supervisory responsibility, or any satisfactory combination of experience and training which demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the above duties.
 
Special Requirements/Licenses: Possession of Class III Water Distribution certificate and valid Oregon driver's license (or ability to obtain) and acceptable driving record.
 
Desirable Qualifications: Possession of Cross Connection Control and Competent Person certificates.  Completion of two or more years college level coursework in water/wastewater technology. Possession of Class IV Water Distribution Certificate and Oregon CDL Class B license.
 
PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF POSITION
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to stand, sit, communicate, reach and manipulate objects, tools or controls.  The position requires mobility.  Duties involve moving materials weighing up to 10 pounds on an regular basis such as files, books, office equipment, etc., and may weigh up to 50 pounds.  Manual dexterity and coordination are required over 50% of the work period while moving materials and operating equipment such as computer keyboard, calculator, motorized vehicle, and other standard office equipment.
 
WORKING CONDITIONS
Approximately 70% of the work period is spent at field locations observing and inspecting activities of work crews.  The remainder of the work period takes place under usual office working conditions.  The noise level in the work environment is typical of most office environments.  Noise levels while in the field may require hearing protection.  On-call response may require work after normal hours.
 
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  
Responsible for over 10, but seldom over 25 FTE.
 
SUPERVISION RECEIVED
Works under the direction of the Public Works Superintendent.
 
 
METER READER/REPAIRER
Laborers Union
 
 
PURPOSE OF POSITION
Perform primarily manual work reading, recording, testing, repairing and controlling water meters. Notify supervisor and customers of existing or potential service problems. Maintain records, both manually and  using computer data entry tasks.
 
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Read water meters, turn water meters on/off, replace and repair as necessary. Assist with repairing large meters in the field, clean and adjust meters and registers, replace old meters.
 
Operate hand-held computer device for reading meters. Upload data to computer for utility billings. Provide data to Finance Department according to established billing schedules and read procedures. Input data into computer. Deliver delinquent notices, as needed, by Finance Department. May assist with data analysis.
 
Maintain test and repair records and order parts for meter repair. Detect unauthorized connections or meter tampering and report irregularities to supervisor.
 
Provide information to customers, observe and report water problems.
 
Drive service truck and use small equipment and devices.
 
JOB QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
Mandatory Requirements: High School education or equivalent.  Ability to meet the physical demands of the position.  Ability to follow written and oral instructions. Ability to learn how to operate small equipment and computers.
 
Special Requirements/Licenses: Possession of valid Oregon Drivers License (or ability to obtain) and acceptable driving record.
 
Desirable Qualifications: One year prior experience in general water maintenance and construction work. Familiarity with water distribution systems, computers, customer service. Knowledge of the occupational hazards involved in the work and appropriate safety precautions. Possession of Oregon CDL (Class B) license and hazardous endorsement.
 
WORKING CONDITIONS
The majority of duties take place outside of buildings or within an automotive vehicle on a year round basis with exposure to all types of weather conditions and terrains. Additional exposures may include exhaust, fumes, noise, dirt, oil and grease.
 
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  
Supervision is not a typical function assigned to this position.  May provide training and orientation to newly assigned personnel on department policies and procedures.
 
 
SUPERVISION RECEIVED
Works under the direction of the Water Quality Supervisor/Distribution.
 
 
WATER TREATMENT PLANT OPERATOR III
Laborers Union
 
 
PURPOSE OF POSITION
Provide lead operator responsibilities, and perform work tasks involved in the operation and maintenance of a Class III water filtration and treatment plant and related systems. Organize, daily operations schedule and assign work. Analyze and evaluate operation and maintenance functions; initiate or recommend new or improved practices.
 
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Assist with daily oversight of operations personnel in work activities involved in the operations and maintenance of the City's Class III water filtration and treatment plant, including assigning and reviewing routine work, and scheduling projects.  Instruct subordinate operator(s) in the appropriate use of materials, methods, tools and equipment, including safety measures. Observe employee activity and equipment operation for safe practices. 
 
Conduct inspections, review operations, review improvement plans, develop operating policies and procedures, etc. to ensure safe and efficient operation of treatment plant. Assist in reviewing emergency plans and response criteria. Assist in developing process control strategies; analyze operational and lab data and initiate control changes to maximize treatment effectiveness. Assist in completing or overseeing facility improvements to treatment plant system and treatment processes. 
 
Collect water samples, prepare reagents and conduct laboratory tests, e.g. pH, chlorine residual, settle able solids, suspended solids, color, etc. Evaluate test data and recommend or make process adjustments to ensure water quality standards are met. Maintain lab equipment to ensure reliability for use in conducting necessary tests. Conduct calibration tests on plant monitoring equipment.
 
Assist in monitoring the Supervisory Command and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system. Maintain required records on water flows, treatment plant operation and maintenance activities. Inspect and maintain plant facilities and equipment to ensure proper working condition and cleanliness. Assist in monitoring hydroelectric generator function with the City's Electric Utility Department and adjust flows as required.
 
Inspect and test equipment such as pumps, motors, valves, generators, gauges, compressors, storage devices, etc. Assist in developing a plan and ensuring that routine custodial/maintenance duties are completed to ensure buildings, furnishings and grounds are clean and maintained in good appearance.
 
Monitor changes in Federal and State treatment standards and regulations and assist the Water Treatment Plant Supervisor in ensuring compliance. Maintain records and prepare reports as scheduled or requested. Respond to customer complaints and inquiries. Provide follow-up information through field observations and discussion potential solutions with customer. Follow all safety rules and procedures established for work areas.
 
AUXILIARY JOB FUNCTIONS
Perform on-call response in case of emergency as needed. Conduct visitor tours of treatment plant. Maintain proficiency by attending training conferences and meetings, reading materials, and meeting with others in areas of responsibility. Maintain work areas in a clean and orderly manner.
 
JOB QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
Mandatory Requirements: Thorough knowledge of the materials, methods and operation of Class III water treatment facilities; chemical, microbiological and physical processes involved in treatment and laboratory analysis; and the laws, rules, regulations, occupation hazards and safety precautions related to water treatment facility operations and maintenance. Knowledge of personnel and supervisory principles, and computer operations related to plant operational requirements, record keeping and report preparation. Equivalent to high school plus additional broad specialized training in water treatment, supervision and related fields equal to two years college in water/wastewater technology, or related field and three years experience at a Class III or higher plant, or any satisfactory combination of experience and training which demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the above duties.
 
Special Requirements/Licenses: Possession of Class III Water Treatment Plant Operator certificate. Possession of a valid Class B CDL with Hazardous Materials endorsement (or ability to obtain within 4 months) and acceptable driving record. Must reside within 30-minute normal response time to the Plant for on-call response.
 
Desirable Qualifications: Previous experience in a municipal water treatment facility or other modern, computerized Class III or higher water treatment plant. Previous "lead worker" experience.  AA degree or college level work in Biology, Chemistry, Math, Botany or Microbiology. Knowledge of hazard materials handling, occupational safety hazards and precautions. Previous experience with water impoundments and dams desirable.
 
WORKING CONDITIONS
Duties take place both inside treatment plant buildings and outside with exposure to all types of weather conditions, chemicals, loud noise, dust hazardous materials and fumes. This position will often be asked to work alone on holidays and on weekends. This position will also be required to respond to on-call, overtime or emergency situations at the water treatment facility.
 
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  
Responsible for monitoring work activities for up to one Water Treatment Plant Operator II (1 FTE). May provide training and orientation to newly assigned personnel on department policies and procedures.
 
SUPERVISION RECEIVED
Works under the direction of the Water Treatment Plant Supervisor.
 
 
WATER TREATMENT PLANT OPERATOR II

Laborers Union
 
 
PURPOSE OF POSITION
Assist with operation and maintenance of City's Class III water filtration and treatment plant in compliance with regulatory agency requirements. Collect laboratory samples, monitor treatment processes, adjust controls, and maintain equipment and facilities.
 
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Collect water samples, prepare reagents and conduct laboratory tests, e.g. pH, chlorine residual, settleable solids, suspended solids, color, etc. Evaluate test data and recommend or make process adjustments to ensure water quality standards are met. Maintain lab equipment to ensure reliability for use in conducting necessary tests.
 
Assist with operations of the Supervisory Command and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system. Maintain required records on water flows, treatment plant operation and maintenance activities. Inspect and maintain plant facilities and equipment to ensure proper working condition and cleanliness. Assist in monitoring hydroelectric generator function with the City's Electric Utility Department and adjust flows as required.
 
Inspect and test equipment such as pumps, motors, valves, generators, gauges, compressors, storage devices, etc. Perform routine custodial/maintenance duties to keep buildings, furnishings and grounds clean and in good appearance.
 
JOB QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
Mandatory Requirements: High school education or equivalent plus additional specialized courses in water treatment plant operations and three years experience at a water treatment facility. Knowledge of principles, methods, materials and equipment used in water treatment processes and plant operations and maintenance. Knowledge of pumps and pumping, water sampling and laboratory testing procedures. Knowledge of chemistry, biology and mathematics. Two years of prior experience at a water treatment plant facility. Knowledge of hazardous materials handling, occupational safety hazards and precautions.
 
Special Requirements/Licenses: Possession of Class II Water Treatment Plant Operator Certification. Possession of a valid Oregon Drivers License (or ability to obtain) and acceptable driving record. Must reside within 30-minute normal response time to the Plant for on-call response. Class B CDL or the ability to obtain within 6 months. Hazardous material certification or the ability to obtain within 6 months.
 
Desirable Qualifications: Possession of Class III Water Treatment Plant Operator Certification. Previous experience with a Class III municipal water treatment plant facility.  Possession of a Limited Maintenance Electrical license. AA degree or college level course work in Biology, Chemistry, Math, Botany or Microbiology. 
 
WORKING CONDITIONS
Duties take place both inside treatment plant buildings and outside with exposure to all types of  weather conditions, chemicals, loud noise, dust, hazardous materials and fumes. This position will often be asked to work alone, on holidays and on weekends. This position will also be required to respond to on-call, overtime or emergency situations at the water treatment facility.
 
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  
Supervision is not a typical function assigned to this position. May provide training and orientation to newly assigned personnel on department policies and procedures. May require occasional overtime for emergency situations or maintenance functions.
 
SUPERVISION RECEIVED
Works under the direction of the Water Treatment Plant Supervisor and/or the Water Treatment Plant Operator III.
 
 
WATER QUALITY TECHNICIAN
Laborers Union
 
 
PURPOSE OF POSITION
Perform technical, skilled work in the installation, testing and maintenance of a variety of electronic and mechanical equipment, systems and control devices designed to ensure state and federal regulations are met for water and sewer quality. Responsible for ensuring and collecting all necessary water samples to meet regulatory compliance with Governmental Regulatory Authority, Department of Environmental Quality, Oregon Department of Human Services Water Division and any others. Collect water samples. Investigate and solve water quality problems, using field test kits if necessary. This is the most fully experienced level involving the most complex assignments in the Utility Worker series.
 
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Install, inspect, test and repair pumps, valves, telemetry and control systems for water lift station, water treatment plant and wastewater treatment plant.
 
Inspect pump stations and perform maintenance to insure proper operation of pumping and storage facilities. Routinely inspect and test control circuits and components. Remove and replace electric motors, pumps, bearings, shaft sleeves and valves as needed.
 
Maintain proper operating records and service records of various pump stations. Change, collect and file recording charts and other records relating to operation. Periodically replace bearings and packing. Make necessary repairs on treatment plant equipment when operators are unable to perform such duties. Prepare requisitions and draft specifications on needed equipment, service and replacement parts.
 
Take water samples and submit them to State approved laboratory for analysis and quality control. Locate water services and inspect buildings and waterlines to ensure proper installation and functioning of back flow and cross connection prevention devices. Maintain and repair pressure reduction valves in the distribution system. Regulate flow in irrigation canal. Respond to questions and provide service information to customers. Observe and report water problems.
 
Review new standards and requirements to make recommendations for process adjustments or needs for policy changes. Work closely with Water Treatment Plan Supervisor, Wastewater Plant Supervisor and Public Works Superintendent to recommend new strategies and changes in policies.
 
AUXILIARY JOB FUNCTIONS
Follow all safety rules and procedures for established work areas. Maintain work areas in a clean and orderly manner.  Work effectively with other employees and the general public. Maintain proficiencies by attending conferences, meetings, reading materials and meeting with others in area of responsibility. Serve in an on-call basis to respond to emergency situations or maintenance duties.
 
JOB QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS: High School education or equivalent plus five years prior experience as a technician in a water distribution system or related field. Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions. Considerable knowledge of electronic, electrical and mechanical equipment used in a water distribution system, pressure reduction valves, water sampling procedures and state and federal laws for water quality standards.
 
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS/LICENSES: Possession of valid Oregon Drivers License (or ability to obtain) and acceptable driving record. Cross Connection Control Inspectorís and Testerís Certification. Water Distribution certification or the ability to obtain within one year.
 
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Associate or Bachelors Degree in science, math, environmental sciences, or related fields. Basic First Aid and CPR Certification.
 
PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF POSITION
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to read, stand, sit, communicate, reach and manipulate objects, tools, equipment or controls. The position requires mobility. Many duties are physically demanding requiring the movement of materials weighing up to 35 pounds. Movement of materials weighing 25 to 50 pounds may consume up to 70% of the work period. Duties may require use of hand and power tools, operation of light equipment, automotive vehicles, air packs, ladders and line and pipe locators. Activity and types of duties performed require manual coordination and dexterity.
 
WORKING CONDITIONS
The majority of duties takes place outside of buildings on a year-round basis with exposure to all types of weather conditions and terrains and may include working in vaults and other small spaces. May also include exposure to dirt, oil, fumes, hazardous materials, noise, chemicals and heights. May also require occasional overtime for emergency situations or maintenance duties.
 
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  
Supervision is not a typical function assigned to this position. May provide training and orientation to newly assigned personnel on departmental policies and procedures.
 
SUPERVISION RECEIVED
Works under the direction of the Water Quality Distribution Supervisor.
 
 
UTILITY WORKER IV - Distribution
Laborers Union
 
 
PURPOSE OF POSITION
Under the direction of the Water Quality Supervisor, perform a variety of lead worker skilled tasks involved with the maintenance and operation of a water distribution system. This is a more fully experienced utility worker position requiring complex assignments and tasks. Assist with organizing daily work schedules and project needs. Operate dump truck, backhoe and other equipment as required for job completion. Must be able to act as supervisor when supervisor is gone. Must have complete knowledge of entire water system.
 
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
As lead worker, must be responsible for the crew and assume responsibility for quality and safety of work performed in the installation, maintenance, inspection and repair of 2" to 30" water main and service lines.
 
Operate B-101, D-4, E-5 and C1-12 tapping machines, power operators, boring and push machines, etc.  Repair holes, joints and splits in main, service and Lithia water lines.
 
Install new meters, change out old meters, replace broken meter stops and install hand valves. Serve in lead worker capacity installing main line pipes, fittings, hydrants and joint restraints. Cut pipes using cut-off or self-traveling saws and snap cutters.
 
Perform a variety of miscellaneous duties including ditch cleaning, identification of service locates, checking valves and hydrants and notifying customers of shutdowns or disconnects. Mix concrete by hand or with concrete mixer. Cut concrete using compressor, jackhammer and pavement saws. 
 
Operate heavy equipment such as backhoes, caterpillars and loaders. Drive trucks and use a variety of light, medium and heavy equipment. Prepare as-built drawings of newly installed mains, services and appurtenances.  Maintain accurate tie information records of materials installed and maintained.
 
Calculate, prepare and apply chlorine solutions for the chlorination of newly installed water mains. Understand the process of disinfection and when the process is required. Use and operate flagging equipment to control traffic in vicinity of work crews. Respond to questions and provide service information to customers. Observe and report water problems.
 
AUXILIARY JOB FUNCTIONS
Ensure that all safety rules and procedures are followed for work areas. Maintain work areas in a clean and orderly manner.  Work effectively with other employees and the general public. May be asked to work overtime. Serve as on-call Duty Person on rotating basis with others in the Utility Worker classifications and be able to respond within 30 minutes.
 
JOB QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS: High School education or equivalent plus two years prior experience as a utility worker in a water distribution system or equivalent. Ability to meet the physical demands of the position. Familiarity with the safe use of vehicles, tools and equipment required for job completion. Knowledge of hazardous materials handling and experience with the safe use of vehicles, tools and equipment. Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions.
 
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS/LICENSES: Possession of valid Oregon Commercial Drivers License (Class B) with endorsements for Air and Tank and have an acceptable driving record. Competent Person and Flagging Certifications.
 
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Basic First Aid and CPR Certification.
 
PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF POSITION
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to read, stand, sit, communicate, reach and manipulate objects, tools, equipment or controls. The position requires mobility. Many duties are physically demanding requiring the movement of materials weighing up to 90 pounds. Movement of materials weighing 25 to 50 pounds may consume up to 50% of the work period. Duties may require use of hand tools, jackhammer, saws, shovels and operation of light and medium equipment and automotive vehicles. Activity and types of duties performed require manual coordination and dexterity.
 
WORKING CONDITIONS
The majority of duties takes place outside of buildings on a year-round basis with exposure to all types of weather conditions and terrains and may include working in trenches and other confined spaces. May also include exposure to traffic, dirt, oil, grease, fumes, hazardous materials, noise and chemicals. May also require occasional overtime for emergency situations or maintenance duties.
 
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  
This is a lead position, which assigns and reviews work of others, alters workloads and provides training and orientation.
 
SUPERVISION RECEIVED
Works under the direction of the Water Quality Supervisor.
 
 
UTILITY WORKER III - Distribution
Laborers Union
 
 
PURPOSE OF POSITION
Under the direction of the Water Quality Supervisor, perform a variety of lead worker skilled tasks involved with the maintenance and operation of a water distribution system. This is a more fully experienced utility worker position requiring complex assignments and tasks. Assist with organizing daily work schedules and project needs. Operate dump truck, backhoe and other equipment as required for job completion. Must be able to act as Crew Leader.
 
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
As lead worker, must be responsible for the crew and assume responsibility for quality and safety of work performed in the installation, maintenance, inspection and repair of 2" to 30" water main and service lines.
 
Operate B-101, D-4, E-5 and C1-12 tapping machines, power operators, boring and push machines, etc.  Repair holes, joints and splits in main, service and Lithia water lines.
 
Install new meters, change out old meters, replace broken meter stops and install hand valves. Serve in lead worker capacity installing main line pipes, fittings, hydrants and joint restraints. Cut pipes using cut-off or self-traveling saws and snap cutters.
 
Perform a variety of miscellaneous duties including ditch cleaning, identification of service locates, checking valves and hydrants and notifying customers of shutdowns or disconnects. Mix concrete by hand or with concrete mixer. Cut concrete using compressor, jackhammer and pavement saws. 
 
Operate heavy equipment such as backhoes, caterpillars and loaders. Drive trucks and use a variety of light, medium and heavy equipment. Prepare as-built drawings of newly installed mains, services and appurtenances.  Maintain accurate tie information records of materials installed and maintained.
 
Calculate, prepare and apply chlorine solutions for the chlorination of newly installed water mains. Understand the process of disinfection and when the process is required. Use and operate flagging equipment to control traffic in vicinity of work crews. Respond to questions and provide service information to customers. Observe and report water problems.
 
AUXILIARY JOB FUNCTIONS
Ensure that all safety rules and procedures are followed for work areas.  Maintain work areas in a clean and orderly manner.  Work effectively with other employees and the general public. May be asked to work overtime. Serve as on-call Duty Person on rotating basis with others in the Utility Worker classifications and be able to respond within 30 minutes.
 
JOB QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
Mandatory Requirements: High School education or equivalent plus two years prior experience as a utility worker in a water distribution system or equivalent.  Ability to meet the physical demands of the position. Familiarity with the safe use of vehicles, tools and equipment required for job completion. Knowledge of hazardous materials handling and experience with the safe use of vehicles, tools and equipment. Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions.
 
Special Requirements/Licenses: Possession of valid Oregon Commercial Drivers License (Class B) with endorsements for Air and Tank and have an acceptable driving record. Competent Person and Flagging Certifications.
 
Desirable Qualifications: Basic First Aid and CPR Certification.
 
WORKING CONDITIONS
The majority of duties takes place outside of buildings on a year-round basis with exposure to all types of weather conditions and terrains and may include working in trenches and other confined spaces. May also include exposure to traffic, dirt, oil, grease, fumes, hazardous materials, noise and chemicals. May also require occasional overtime for emergency situations or maintenance duties.
 
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  
This is a lead position, which assigns and reviews work of others, alters workloads and provides training and orientation.
 
SUPERVISION RECEIVED
Works under the direction of the Water Quality Supervisor.
 
 
 
UTILITY WORKER II - Distribution
Laborers Union
 
 
PURPOSE OF POSITION
Perform a variety of skilled and semi-skilled tasks in the construction, maintenance and repair of water distribution facilities. This is a more fully experienced level involving more complex assignments than those typically assigned to lower classifications in the Utility Worker series.
 
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Perform physical work involved in the installation, maintenance, inspection and repair of 3/4" to 2" water service lines including the operation of B-101, D-4 and E-5 tapping machines, power operators, etc.
 
Repair holes, joints and splits in main, service and Lithia water lines. Install new meters, change out old meters, replace broken meter stops and install hand valves.
 
Under lead man direction, assist with main line pipe, fitting, hydrant and installations. Cut pipes using cut-off or self-traveling saws and snap cutters.
 
Perform a variety of miscellaneous duties including ditch cleaning, identification of service locates, checking valves and hydrants and notifying customers of shutdowns or disconnects. Cut concrete using compressor, jackhammer and pavement saws. 
 
Operate dump truck to haul spoil and fill materials.  Drive utility trucks and use a variety of hand operated equipment including hand held computer devices and computers.  Use and operate flagging equipment to control traffic in vicinity of work crews. Respond to questions and provide service information to customers. Observe and report water problems.
 
JOB QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
Mandatory Requirements: High School education or equivalent plus three years prior experience as a utility worker in a water distribution system.  Ability to meet the physical demands of the position. Knowledge of hazardous materials handling and experience with the safe use of vehicles, tools and equipment.  Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions.
 
Special Requirements/Licenses: Possession of valid Oregon Commercial Drivers License (or ability to obtain) and acceptable driving record and endorsements for Air, Tank and Hazardous Materials. Competent Person and Flagging Certifications.
 
Desirable Qualifications: Basic First Aid and CPR Certification.
 
WORKING CONDITIONS
The majority of duties takes place outside of buildings on a year-round basis with exposure to all types of weather conditions and terrains and may include working in trenches and other confined spaces.  May also include exposure to traffic, dirt, oil, grease, fumes, hazardous materials, noise and chemicals. May also require occasional overtime for emergency situations or maintenance duties.
 
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  
Supervision is not a typical function assigned to this position. May provide training and orientation to newly assigned personnel on department policies and practices.
 
SUPERVISION RECEIVED
Works under the direction of a designated Lead Worker and/or the Water Quality Distribution Supervisor.
 
 
UTILITY WORKER I - Distribution
Laborers Union
 
 
PURPOSE OF POSITION
Under direction, perform tasks of limited complexity in the construction, maintenance and repair of water distribution facilities. This is an entry-level position involving the least complex assignments in the Utility Worker series.
 
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Under direction, perform physical work involved in the installation, maintenance, inspection and repair of 3/4" to 2" water service lines including the operation of B-101, D-4 and E-5 tapping machines, power operators, etc.
 
Repair holes, joints and splits in main lines and service lines.
 
Install new meters, change out old meters, replace broken meter stops and install hand valves.
 
Under lead man direction, assist with main line pipe, fitting, hydrant and joint restraints. Cut pipes using cut-off or self-traveling saws and snap cutters.
 
Perform a variety of miscellaneous duties including ditch cleaning, identification of service locates, checking valves and hydrants and notifying customers of shutdowns or disconnects. Cut concrete using compressor, jackhammer and pavement saws. 
 
Drive utility trucks and use a variety of hand operated equipment including hand held computer devices and computers. Use and operate flagging equipment to control traffic in vicinity of work crews. Respond to questions and provide service information to customers. Observe and report water problems.
 
AUXILIARY JOB FUNCTIONS
Follow all safety rules and procedures established for work areas. Maintain work areas in a clean and orderly manner. Work effectively with other employees and the general public. May occasionally be required to work overtime.
 
JOB QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS: High School education or equivalent. Ability to meet the physical demands of the position. Ability to learn how to operate a wide variety of equipment in a short period of time. Ability to follow written and oral instructions.
 
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS/LICENSES: Possession of valid Oregon Drivers License (or ability to obtain) and acceptable driving record.
 
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Possession of valid Oregon Commercial Drivers License. Familiarity with the safe use of vehicles, tools and equipment, water distribution systems and knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions. Familiarity with hazardous materials handling. Basic First Aid and CPR Certification. Competent Person and Flagging Certifications.
 
PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF POSITION
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to read, stand, sit, communicate, reach and manipulate objects, tools, equipment or controls. The position requires mobility. Many duties are physically demanding requiring the movement of materials weighing up to 90 pounds. Movement of materials weighing 25 to 50 pounds may consume up to 50% of the work period. Duties may require use of hand tools, jackhammer, saws, shovels and operation of light and medium equipment and automotive vehicles. Activity and types of duties performed require manual coordination and dexterity.
 
WORKING CONDITIONS
The majority of duties takes place outside of buildings on a year-round basis with exposure to all types of weather conditions and terrains and may include work in trenches and other confined spaces. May also include exposure to traffic, dirt, oil, grease, fumes, noise and chemicals. May require occasional overtime for emergency situations and maintenance duties.
 
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  
Supervision is not a typical function assigned to this position. May provide training and orientation to newly assigned personnel on department policies and practices.
 
SUPERVISION RECEIVED
Works under the direction of a designated Lead Worker and/or the Water Quality Supervisor/Distribution.
 
 
PW WAREHOUSE
PERSON

Laborers Union
 
PURPOSE OF POSITION
To provide efficient assistance in the receiving, storing and distribution of materials and supplies, as well as maintaining accurate, current records as required by the City. Responsible for coordinating all aspects of timely purchase, delivery and security of materials, equipment and supplies for Public Works.
 
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Perform a variety of skilled and semi-skilled work in the operation and maintenance of the Public Works warehouse. Assist the Purchasing Representative in receiving, caring for, disbursing and shipping of materials and supplies for the Public Works Department. Monitor state and federal laws and regulations pertaining to public agency purchasing, interpret and apply City policies and procedures. Recommend procedures to improve purchasing systems and processes.
 
Conduct inspections on Public Works water construction projects. Receive deliveries for water, sewer, street, fiber network and electric divisions. Organize warehouse and pipe yard to optimize movement and storage of materials. Post purchases and adjustments into inventory computer program. Conduct periodic stock inventories.
 
Generate spreadsheets and tables to restructure inventory. Track low order point and report to supervisors. Order supplies and submit order requests to Purchasing Representative. Process all Public Works/UPS shipments and billing. Sell surplus materials and metals to outside agencies. Contact shippers and suppliers regarding material quality, stock pricing and delivery dates. Operate forklift and lifts boxes up to 50 pounds.
 
Program, troubleshoot and repair radio read water meters. Repair water meters and bench test them for accuracy. Operate electronic leak detection devices to pinpoint water leaks. Review blueprints before new construction projects break ground. Work with contractors to insure correct installations. 
 
May perform inspections prior to Engineering Division acceptance of Public Works projects. Submit reports to Public Works Superintendent and Engineering Division.
 
AUXILIARY JOB FUNCTIONS
Ensure that all safety rules and procedures are followed for work areas.  Maintain work areas in a clean and orderly manner.  Work effectively with other employees, vendors, suppliers and the general public. May be required to pull water duty.
 
JOB QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS: High School education or equivalent plus two years prior experience as a utility worker in a water distribution system or equivalent. Must have the physical ability to perform the essential functions, duties and responsibilities of the job. Knowledge of the methods, practices and installation procedures of potable water distribution systems, wastewater collection systems and storm drain collection systems. Must possess good working knowledge of computers and ability to use word processing and spread sheet software applications. Must be a self-motivator that can work with little or no supervision. Must also have the ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with private contractors, shippers, suppliers, the general public and fellow employees. Must be able to operate forklift.
 
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS/LICENSES: Possession of valid Oregon Commercial Drivers License (Class B) with haz/mat endorsement and have an acceptable driving record. Certified flagger with basic first aid and CPR training.
 
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge of radio read water meter systems. Water leak detection skills. Knowledge of water system for water duty. Strong organizational skills. Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word, and FoxPro 2.6 software.
 
PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF POSITION
Must be able to work in inclement weather for extended period. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to read, stand, sit, communicate, reach and manipulate objects, tools or controls. The position requires mobility. Duties involve moving materials weighing up to 50 pounds on a regular basis, and may weigh up to 100 pounds while receiving materials and supplies for inventory purposes. Manual dexterity and coordination are required over 50% of the work period while operating equipment such as computer keyboard, forklift and stocking warehouse and performing inventory functions.
 
WORKING CONDITIONS
The noise level in the work environment is typical of most warehouse environments. Warehouse activities will expose incumbent to working conditions less desirable than found in office and represents approximately 60% of the work period. Requires frequent personal or telephone contact with vendors and city departments.
 
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  
Supervision is not a typical function assigned to this position. May provide training and orientation to newly assigned personnel on department policies and practices.
 
SUPERVISION RECEIVED
Works under the direction of the Public Works Superintendent.
 
 
 

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