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Maintenance Worker III - Collections

Company: Government jobs
Location: Placentia
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:


There is one (1) vacancy in the Collections Crew.

First review of applications on December 27, 2022. The District reserves the right to limit the applications considered to the first 100 applicants. This recruitment is open until filled but may close at any time. Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately.

Under general supervision, performs a wide variety of skilled and semi-skilled work in the installation, repair, operation, and maintenance of the District's water distribution and wastewater collection systems, equipment and facilities; and performs related work as assigned.

Receives general supervision from the Sr. Maintenance Worker. May directly supervise lower level staff in the absence of the Sr. Maintenance Worker.

This is the advanced journey-level class in the operations and maintenance series that performs the full range of duties required to ensure that District infrastructure, systems, and facilities to which assigned are maintained in a safe and effective working condition and provide the highest level of safety for public use. Responsibilities include inspecting and attending to assigned areas in a timely manner, and performing a wide variety of tasks in the operation, maintenance, and repair of assigned facilities and systems. Incumbents perform the more complex duties assigned and are required to use sound and independent judgment. This class is distinguished from the Sr. Maintenance Worker in that the latter is responsible for technical and functional direction over lower-level operations and maintenance staff and is capable of performing the most complex duties assigned to the division.

Examples of Essential Job Functions

The duties listed below are illustrative only and are not meant to be a complete and exhaustive listing of all of the duties and responsibilities of this classification. Management reserves the rights to add, modify, change or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job.

Water Distribution Systems assignments:

  • Performs a variety of skilled work to inspect, maintain and repair water distribution pipelines, valves, meters, and related appurtenances.
  • Performs valve operations and maintenance.
  • Takes samples and performs chemical tests for chlorine residuals.
  • Installs, replaces, maintains, and repairs water services, fire hydrants and valves.
  • Performs various water meter maintenance duties, including removing and installing meters and making minor meter repairs.
  • Reports water service defects and public safety hazards to supervisors.
  • Reads and services customer water service meters; turns water service on or off.
  • Checks the operation of automatic valve regulating equipment and adjusts or repairs as needed.
  • Performs valve maintenance and leak detection with the use of electronic devices.
  • Adjusts and repairs pressure regulating equipment.

    Wastewater Collections Systems assignments:
    • Maintains and repairs sewer lines, manholes, pressure hoses, mains, parts, and other related facilities and equipment to ensure compliance with established codes.
    • Inspects and tests underground wastewater collection pipes, lateral connections, and associated appurtenances using closed-circuit television devices and other specialized testing equipment to locate leaks, breaks, infiltrations and the buildup of dirt, debris, roots, and other materials on a scheduled preventative maintenance basis.
    • Operates and maintains the District's closed-circuit television system and equipment used to monitor and prevent problems in the wastewater system.
    • Examines, maintains, cleans and unplugs collection lines with a variety of specialized equipment including hydro-cleaning equipment and closed-circuit television devices (CCTV).
    • Provides installation, maintenance, and repair of wastewater mains and laterals, digs up and repairs damaged sections of pipes; cuts, installs, and assembles new pipe.
    • Performs a variety of journey-level work to repair, maintain, install, inspect, troubleshoot, and adjust a variety of mechanical equipment relating to the District's lift stations.
    • Responds to customer complaints and emergency calls for service; uses inspection equipment to identify causes; and assists in mitigating overflow spills and damage as required.
    • Operates a combination hydro-cleaning/vacuuming truck to clean and flush sewer lines on a scheduled or emergency basis.
    • Operates a CCTV vehicle and associated equipment to inspect and document pipe condition.
    • Performs temporary asphalt patchwork; removes trees, brush, and debris from right-of-ways to access, manholes, sewer main lines, and laterals.
    • Maintains and repairs sewer lines, manholes, pressure hoses, parts, and other related facilities and equipment to ensure compliance with established codes.
    • Inspects and tests underground wastewater collection pipes, lateral connections, and associated appurtenances using closed-circuit television devices and other specialized testing equipment to locate leaks, breaks, infiltration and the buildup of dirt, debris, roots, and other materials on a scheduled preventative maintenance basis.
    • Tests and monitors manholes for dangerous gases and uses proper safety precautions when entering underground areas; builds and cleans out manholes and other collection facilities.

      Other assignments:
      • Observes safe work methods and make appropriate use of related safety equipment as required.
      • Performs routine inspections of equipment and vehicles appropriate to the functional area of assignment.
      • Operates a variety of hand and power tools and equipment related to work assignments as instructed.
      • Maintains work areas in a clean and orderly condition, including securing equipment at the close of the workday.
      • Installs street barricades and cones, and controls traffic around work sites to ensure safe conditions for the general public and District workers.
      • Provides needed information and demonstrations concerning how to perform certain work tasks to new employees in the same or similar class of positions.
      • Answers inquiries from citizens regarding work performed; maintains accurate records of work performed.
      • Responds to after-hours emergencies and assists other maintenance crews as needed and in emergency or relief situations.
      • Performs confined space entry and rescue operations is competent in the duties performed by the confined space supervisor.
      • Reads and interprets maps and diagrams in the performance of the work.
      • Stays current on the operation and maintenance of new equipment and technology used in the course of performing assigned work (e.g. CMMS, CCTV, hydro jetters, and cleaning tools).
      • Performs related duties as assigned. Qualifications

        The level and scope of the knowledge and skills listed below are related to experience, proficiency and complexity of work activities as specified under Class Characteristics.

        Knowledge of:
        • Water distribution and wastewater collections systems and construction methods as related to these systems.
        • Safety practices related to the work, including the handling of hazardous chemicals.
        • Safe driving rules and practices.
        • Computer skills related to the work, such as Microsoft Office, CMMS, mapping systems, CCTV software, etc.
        • English usage, spelling, vocabulary, grammar, punctuation, and basic arithmetic.
        • Techniques for providing a high level of customer service to the public and District staff, in person and over the phone.
        • Maintenance principles, practices, tools and materials for maintaining and repairing water distribution systems, including water hydraulics, valves, pipe materials and water service components; wastewater collection systems, including gravity and pressurized wastewater lines, manholes, wastewater cleanouts and other related facilities and equipment.
        • Traffic control procedures and traffic sign regulations.

          Ability to:
          • Oversee construction, modification, maintenance and repair work on water distribution and wastewater collection systems and facilities.
          • Operate specialized maintenance and repair equipment.
          • Set up and operate traffic area construction zones, including cones, barricades and flagging.
          • Maintain accurate logs, records and basic written records of work performed.
          • Safely and effectively use and operate hand tools, mechanical equipment, power tools, and equipment related for the work.
          • Oversee routine equipment maintenance.
          • Follow department policies and procedures related to assigned duties.
          • Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
          • Use English effectively to communicate in person, over the telephone and in writing.
          • Use tact, initiative, prudence and independent judgment within general policy, procedural and legal guidelines.
          • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
          • Locate underground utilities by use of blue prints and electronic locating equipment in accordance with Underground Service Alert (USA) regulations.
          • Read and interpret construction drawings and specifications.
          • Troubleshoot maintenance problems and determine materials and supplies required for repair.
          • Organize own work, set priorities, and meet critical time deadlines.
          • Perform skilled work as it relates to the work.
          • Assume the role of a competent person.
          • Successfully pass a respiratory fit examination.
          • Respond to natural, manmade, or war-caused emergencies as a Disaster Service Worker, as outlined by California Government Code -3100-3109.
          • Assist with the District's commitment to public health.


            Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:

            Graduation from high school or G.E.D. equivalent. Minimum of two (2) years of experience in the operation, maintenance, and repair of water distribution and/or wastewater collection systems equivalent to that of a Maintenance Worker II.

            Licenses and Certifications:
            • Possession of a valid California Class A driver's license with the appropriate endorsements and a satisfactory driving record.
            • A Grade III Water Distribution Operator Certificate issued by the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) or a Grade II Collection System Maintenance Certificate issued by the California Water Environment Association (CWEA). Grade III Collection System Maintenance Certificate issued by the CWEA preferred.
            • NASSCO Pipeline Assessment Certification Program (PACP) Certificate required when assigned to Collections Crew.

              PHYSICAL DEMANDS

              Must possess mobility to work in the field; strength, stamina and mobility to perform medium to heavy physical work, to work in confined spaces, around machines and to climb and descend ladders, and operate varied hand and power tools and construction equipment; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone or radio. The job involves fieldwork requiring frequent walking in operational areas to identify problems or hazards. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate the abovementioned tools and equipment. Positions in this classification bend, stoop, kneel, reach and climb to perform work and inspect work sites. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects weighing up to 60 pounds and occasionally up to 90 pounds.


              Employees work in the field and are exposed to loud noise levels, cold and hot temperatures, inclement weather conditions, road hazards, vibration, confined spaces, trenches, chemicals, mechanical and/or electrical hazards, and hazardous physical substances and fumes. Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives, and contractors in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.


              Must be willing to work weekend, holiday, and off-hour shifts for emergency callback response. Management reserves the right to assign staff in this classification to Water Distribution, Wastewater Collections, Facilities, or any other maintenance function deemed appropriate.

              Supplemental Information

              A resume will not be accepted in lieu of a fully completed online application. Submitting an incomplete application or partial information may result in removal of your application from consideration in the examination process. All applications will be reviewed for accuracy, completion, relevant experience, education, training and other job related qualifications. This is a regular, full-time bargaining unit position.

              Note: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.

              The District pays 100% of the premium cost for health, dental and vision for all employees and two-thirds of the premium cost for dependents.

              The District participates in the California Public Employees' Retirement System. An employee who is a "new" member of CalPERS will be enrolled in the 2.0% @ 62 benefit formula (in accordance with the Public Employees' Pension Reform Act of 2013 (PEPRA) and the related Public Employees Retirement Law (PERL) amendments in Assembly Bill (AB) 340 with a maximum benefit factor of 2.5% at 67). The employee pays their 6.75% PERS retirement contribution.

              An employee who is a "classic" member of CalPERS or a current member of another California public retirement system will be enrolled in the CalPERS 2.0% @ 60 benefit formula. The employee pays their 7% PERS retirement contribution.

              Additionally, the District offers employees a "4/10" work schedule; an optional 457 deferred compensation plan, with the District matching dollar for dollar not to exceed 2% of an employee's salary per year of his/her deposits in a deferred compensation plan; a 125 Flex-benefits plan; Long Term Disability Insurance; State Disability Insurance, Life Insurance; an Employee Assistance Program; Tuition Reimbursement (up to $5,250/year); and Credit Union membership.

              Employees accrue 3.077 hours per pay period of vacation with increases in vacation accruals at 5, 10, 15 and 20 years. After 20 years, the maximum vacation accrual is reached at the rate of 6.922 hours per pay period. Sick Leave is accrued at a rate of 3.70 hours per pay period. There are 26 pay periods per year. The District observes eleven paid holidays per year.

              Note: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice. The types and levels of employee benefits provided, including District contributions toward benefit costs, are subject to change as a result of periodic contract negotiations between the recognized employee association and the Yorba Linda Water District.

              01 The purpose of the supplemental questions is to derive more specific information about your qualifications for this position. Applicants must clearly demonstrate their qualifying experience on the job application. It is to the candidate's advantage to read each question carefully, clearly answer all questions, and document all job-related education, training and experience as required. Writing "See Resume/Application" may result in your application being rejected. Do you understand the information stated above?
              • Yes
              • No

                02 Please list your education status.
                • High School Diploma or Equivalent
                • Some College - Not Currently Enrolled
                • Some College - Currently Enrolled
                • Associate's Degree
                • Bachelor's Degree
                • Master's Degree
                • Doctorate Degree
                • I do not have a high school diploma or equivalent.

                  03 If you answered Associate's Degree or higher for your level of education, please enter your major(s) here. If you do not have an Associate's Degree or higher, please indicate N/A.

                  04 Select the valid California Driver's License class that you possess.
                  • Class A
                  • Class B
                  • Class C
                  • N/A

                    05 Select the valid State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) Water Distribution Operator Certification Grade that you possess.
                    • D1
                    • D2
                    • D3
                    • D4
                    • D5
                    • I do not possess a SWRCB Water Distribution Operator Certificate.

                      06 Select the valid State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) Water Treatment Operator Grade Certification that you possess.
                      • T1
                      • T2
                      • T3
                      • T4
                      • T5
                      • I do not possess a SWRCB Water Treatment Operator Certificate.

                        07 Select the valid CWEA Collection System Maintenance Certification Grade that you possess.
                        • Grade I
                        • Grade II
                        • Grade III
                        • Grade IV
                        • I do not possess a CWEA Collection System Maintenance Certificate.

                          08 Do you have a valid NASSCO Pipeline Assessment Certification Program (PACP) Certificate?
                          • Yes
                          • No

                            09 List any additional certificates that you possess. If you do not have any additional certificates, please indicate N/A.

                            10 Do you have at least two years of experience in a class equivalent to the District's Maintenance Worker II class?
                            • Yes
                            • No

                              11 How many years of experience do you have working in or around water distribution systems, sewer collection systems, and/or related facilities?
                              • None
                              • 1-2 years
                              • 2-3 years
                              • 3+ years

                                12 Describe in detail your experience working in or around water distribution systems, sewer collection systems, and/or related facilities. If you do not have experience in this area, please indicate N/A.

                                13 Describe your experience operating the following equipment and technology: CMMS, CCTV, hydro vactor, hydro jetter, light bar, excavator, dump truck, and backhoe. If you do not have experience, please indicate N/A.

                                14 This position may require exposure to inclement weather conditions, working in wet areas, and working in confined spaces. Are you able to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodations?
                                • Yes
                                • No

                                  15 This position may be required to be on-call and to work various shifts or emergencies on evenings, weekends, and holidays. Are you willing to be on-call and work various shifts or emergencies on evenings, weekends, and holidays?
                                  • Yes
                                  • No

                                    16 Can you respond to after-hours emergencies as necessary?
                                    • Yes
                                    • No

                                      17 Individuals selected for the position will serve a 12 month original/6 month promotional probationary period. Individuals serving a probation period may be terminated at any time without right of appeal or hearing. Are you able and willing to abide by these requirements?
                                      • Yes
                                      • No

                                        * Required Question

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