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City of Bozeman Water/Sewer Operator in Bozeman, Montana

Water/Sewer Operator

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Water/Sewer Operator

Salary

$21.01 - $23.22 Hourly

Location

City Shops, 814 N. Bozeman Ave.

Job Type

Full-time

Department

PUBLIC WORKS

Job Number

00104

Closing

Continuous

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POSITION SUMMARY

Performs semi-skilled and skilled work in the construction, maintenance, and repair of City lands, facilities, and infrastructures for the City's Water/Sewer Division; performs directly related work as required.

The principal function of an employee in this class is to perform a variety of semi-skilled and skilled work in the construction, maintenance, and repair of City lands, facilities, and infrastructures in the City's Water/Sewer Division. The work is performed under the supervision and direction of an assigned supervisor, but considerable leeway is granted for the exercise of independent judgment and initiative. An employee in this class may act as a lead worker over seasonal work crews. The nature of the work performed requires that an employee in this class establish and maintain effective working relationships with assigned supervisors, other City employees, and the general public. The principal duties of this class are performed in an outdoors environment with possible exposure to a variety of terrains, weather conditions, hazardous waste, and airborne pathogens.

Bargaining Unit: Teamsters

Fair Labor Standards Act Status: Non-Exempt

Work Week: Generally 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. shift, Monday through Friday. Summer schedule may adjust to 4-10 hour shifts. Shifts may vary as needed.

For all functional areas of assignment:

  • Observes safe work methods and makes appropriate use of related safety equipment as required;

  • Operates and maintains light and medium duty equipment and trucks appropriate to the functional area of assignment, including backhoes, front-end loaders, pickups, snow plows, mowers, tractors, brush chippers, and other related equipment;

  • Operates a variety of hand and power tools and equipment related to work assignment as instructed;

  • Maintains work areas in a clean and orderly condition, including securing equipment at the close of the work day;

  • Keeps immediate supervisor and designated others accurately informed concerning work progress, including present and potential work problems and suggestions for new or improved ways of addressing such problems;

  • Attends meetings, conferences, workshops, and training sessions and reviews publications and audio-visual materials to become and remain current on principles, practices, and new developments in assigned work areas;

  • Responds to citizens' questions and comments in a courteous and timely manner. Provides outstanding customer service to City of Bozeman residents, employees, and customers;

  • Communicates and coordinates regularly with appropriate others to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of interdepartmental operations and activities;

  • Performs other duties consistent with the role and function of this classification.

If assigned to Water/Sewer Services maintenance:

  • Reads commercial and residential water meters on assigned routes, and records subsequent data in a legible and accurate manner;

  • Performs visual checks of meter conditions and connections to ensure efficient operations, and reports damaged or non-functioning meters as required;

  • Installs water meter systems at new residences and businesses as scheduled;

  • Removes, installs, and repairs old and new meter systems;

  • Locates curb boxes to connect or disconnect water services, including making accurate records of beginning or final readings;

  • Installs, maintains, repairs, and replaces sewer mains and services;

  • Inspects water services for compliance with established codes and/or damaged or worn parts, and makes repairs as necessary;

  • Digs, shovels, hauls, and unloads soils, backfill, and other materials using various medium to heavy equipment such as dump trucks, skid steer, loaders, backhoes, and excavators;

  • Replaces/repairs concrete/asphalt roads, sidewalks, and landscaping after digging as required.

  • Reads and interprets construction plans and other data to assist in locating water/sewer line infrastructure for customer use or internal purposes;

  • Collects final and beginning water reads, and records and reports data as required;

  • Flushes and maintain manholes and sanitary and storm sewer lines;

  • Maintains all fire hydrants in the distribution system in a safe and efficient manner, including replacement and repair, operating and flushing the system, performing winter checks, and keeping areas around hydrants clear of snow, weeds, and any overgrowth to ensure efficient access as required;

  • Maintains all sanitary sewer lines in the collection system by means of flushing and root cutting, repairs and replaces sanitary sewer lines, makes service taps, runs services to property, and makes maps, and maintains complete and accurate records of all maintenance activities as required;

  • Maintains all departmental equipment to ensure safe and efficient operation, including backhoes, crusher hoes, flusher truck, dump trucks, and other related vehicles and equipment as required;

  • Enters data into the City's computerized maintenance management systems.

MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • High School Diploma or GED; and

  • Some (1-3 years) related maintenance experience; or

  • Any combination of experience and training which provides the equivalent scope of knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the work.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Substantial knowledge of basic principles and practices of construction, maintenance, and repair activities of Water/Sewer systems;

  • Substantial knowledge of the safe and proper use of basic hand tools, power tools, and other related construction equipment;

  • Substantial knowledge of basic safety principles and practices of maintenance and repair activities;

  • Substantial knowledge of related Federal, State, and local ordinances and regulations governing water/sewer operations;

  • Substantial knowledge of the techniques, methods, and materials related to the construction and maintenance work in the area of assignment;

  • Substantial knowledge of the maintenance and operation of related light and medium duty equipment used in functional area of assignment;

  • Ability to read construction plans for assisting in the locating and tracking of water/sewer lines;

  • Ability to work outdoors for extended periods of times with exposure to varying weather conditions;

  • Ability to efficiently operate related light and medium duty equipment, hand and power tools, and other equipment related to functional area of assignment;

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with assigned supervisors, other City employees, and the general public;

  • Ability to communicate effectively with others, both orally and in writing, using both technical and non-technical language;

  • Ability to understand and follow oral and/or written policies, procedures, and instructions;

  • Ability to prepare and present accurate and reliable reports containing findings and recommendations;

  • Ability to operate or quickly learn to operate a personal computer using standard or customized software applications appropriate to assigned tasks;

  • Ability to use logical and creative thought processes to develop solutions according to written specifications and/or oral instructions;

  • Ability to perform a wide variety of duties and responsibilities with accuracy and speed under the pressure of time-sensitive deadlines;

  • Ability and willingness to quickly learn and put to use new skills and knowledge brought about by rapidly changing information and/or technology;

  • Integrity, ingenuity, and inventiveness in the performance of assigned tasks.

REQUIRED SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Valid Montana State Driver's License; specified positions may require an appropriate level commercial license with appropriate certifications; and

  • Certifications specific to the functional areas may be required;

  • Pre-employment drug testing may be required.

As a City of Bozeman employee, you will be part of a team that is committed to impacting and serving the community. This great opportunity also provides enrollment in an established retirement system with significant employer contribution, generous vacation and sick time accruals, and excellent medical, dental and vision benefits!

01

What is your public service philosophy?

02

Please discuss any training and/or practical experience you have with installation and maintenance of water distribution and sewer collection systems.

03

Describe any training and/or experience you have had in local governments and/or dealing with the public, plumbers, contractors, developers, engineers, service workers or other professionals.

04

Describe how your qualifications make you the best fit for the City of Bozeman and the Water Sewer Division.

05

Describe your computer and computer device experience with an emphasis on the following: Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, and Outlook), City works, GPS tools and equipment, tablets, and laptops. In what capacity have you used these items or programs and for how long?

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Agency

Bozeman, City of (MT)

Address

121 N. Rouse Ave.

Bozeman, Montana, 59715

Phone

406-582-2367

Website

https://www.bozeman.net

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