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You must sign in to subscribe to or unsubscribe from lists. Public Works Utility OperatorDescription
Assist Public Works Director to plan, direct, manage and oversee the activities and operations of the Public Works department including water and sewer line maintenance, wastewater treatment plant operations, well operations, and other various tasks within the area of operations.

Salary Range: $14.50-$25.00 (Target $17.00-$20.00)

Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but not limited to the following:
Coordinate with Crew Leader to ensure the safe and effective completion of projects; work with public works director and crew leader to plan, schedule and prepare for projects and activities.
Assist in purchasing of required equipment, material, and other supplies.
Maintains and updates the City Water Monitoring Plan; completes required testing at the intervals required, and coordinates with the TCEQ selected sampling contractor when necessary.
Oversees the daily operations/maintenance of WWTP.
Oversees the operation/maintenance of the cities lift stations.
Ensure reports to TCEQ are completed accurately and submitted in a timely manner.
Operate a variety of equipment such as backhoe, jet machine, skid loader, and other related maintenance and construction equipment: operate a variety of hand tools in the performance of construction and maintenance task.
Perform skilled tasks and leadership related to the completion of water main breaks, sewer repairs, street repairs and drainage of city streets.
Respond to and resolve difficult and sensitive citizen inquiries and complaints; represent the department to various citizens, vendors, and agencies.
Perform preventative maintenance and up keep on equipment; inspect equipment, tools and vehicles.
Assist the public works director evaluate the performance of crew members. Train and guide personnel in performance of work activities and operation of equipment and vehicles.
Perform all assigned task while adhering to safety standards; work to remove any unsafe working conditions; assist with set-up of traffic cones and barriers as needed. Ensure that work crews are following all safety standards.
Assist in community service by supervising various temporary crew members and or community service workers.
All other assigned task as directed by public works director or city administrator.

Requirements
Knowledge, skills and abilities:
Must possess the ability to understand and follow specific oral and written instruction.
Must possess the ability to lead, give clear written and oral instructions and determine if activities have been completed according to those instructions.
Must possess the ability to work under adverse climatic conditions.
Must be able to motivate and maintain a good working relations with other employees and the general public.
Must possess the ability to work nights and weekends.
Must possess the ability to operate and maintain a variety of power and manual tools and equipment.
Must possess the ability to be trained or train in the materials, methods, techniques and terminology used in maintenance and repair activities related to the city’s water/wastewater system including how repair parts are applied, including but not limited to hydrants, pumps and valves.
Must have a basic mathematical skills.
Regular and timely attendance is required.
Must have the ability to interpret and apply policies, procedures and standards to specific situations.
Must have the ability to communicate effectively and tactfully to citizens, elected officials and other employees.
Must have working knowledge of municipal water and/or wastewater systems.
Must have basic knowledge of TCEQ rules and regulations.
Experience and Education:

Must have a High School diploma or equivalent. Must have at least two years of water and/or wastewater operations experience.

License and Certificates:
Must have a valid Texas Driver’s to operate all city equipment. Must hold a Class C Water and Wastewater license or have the ability to obtain within one year.

Physical Demands of the Position:
The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and stand. The employee is required to walk; use hands to operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described herein are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of Utility Operator II, the employee works both indoors, sometimes in an office environment, and outdoors, often in inclement weather conditions, including but not limited to rainy, wet, humid, snow, ice, cold and hot weather conditions. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts, in high and precarious locations, exposed to exposed to fumes or airborne particles; occasionally exposed to toxic, caustic or carcinogenic chemicals; exposes to extreme cold, extreme heat, loud noise vibrations, and may be exposed to aquatic hazards.

Other Requirements:
Employee must be willing to live within a 30-minute response time area.

Employee is required to have a telephone at his/her residence for emergency availability, and may be required to respond to an emergency on a 24-hour per day basis. Employee may also be required to carry a cellular telephone furnished by the City. Additionally, employee is expected to respond as soon as possible to non-emergency calls from the City Administrator, Public Works Director or other City representatives unless procedures state otherwise.