Imagine working in a beautiful city with an ideal climate and a daily view of the ocean. City of Pismo Beach is recruiting for a Water Systems Operator I position.
The ideal candidate will work well in a team environment, be self-motivated, professional, respectful, and provide excellent customer service to the public and co-workers.
Under direct or general supervision, performs a variety of work in the construction, modification, maintenance, and repair of City potable water distribution main and lateral pipeline systems, including complex residential and commercial water meters, valve cans, meter boxes, and water distribution valves; operates and monitors the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system; performs field customer service work in reading water meters and recording amounts consumed for billing purposes; uses and operates a variety of manual and power tools and light to heavy power driven equipment; and performs related work as required.
Performs construction, maintenance, and repair activities of City water utilities systems and facilities to ensure safe and efficient access for the public, including complex residential and commercial water meters, valve cans, meter boxes, and water distribution mainlines, valves, and motors.
Troubleshoots and performs maintenance on a variety of water valves, including pressure reducing valves, air vacuum release valves, pilot valves, and other pressure sensing/regulating valves; locates and raises valves that are not exposed, operates automated machines to exercise valves on an annual basis, and updates records following the installation of new valves.
Locates and repairs breaks in water distribution mainlines/services; flushes lines to ensure water quality, utilizes chlorine level testing devices, and runs tests for dissolved solids, bacteria, and coliforms.
Repairs concrete after water distribution system maintenance, including sidewalk panels and temporary street patches.
Uses valve-turning equipment to isolate and shut down pre-designated water lines for routine maintenance and in emergency situations; ensures proper shut-down of services by utilizing sounding equipment and flow rates; provides explanations to the public during shut-downs.
Participates in the inspection of assigned City infrastructure for safety issues, structural integrity, and possible future work projects and programs, and appropriately marks areas that need to be repaired.
Operates, maintains, monitors, and adjusts Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) and telemetry computer systems by inputting appropriate information.
Utilizes a hand-held meter-reading computer to retrieve data from water meters in accordance with an assigned schedule and route including taking transfer and final readings; notes any unusual computer messages and takes appropriate actions to remedy issues.
Performs customer service duties such as turn-ons and shut-offs, checking for leaks or dead meters; reports water use violations; assists customers in resolving water volume and pressure problems.
Provides customers with specialized information about their water service (e.g., when consumption is unusually high, when an obstruction prevents reading of meter, and/or when service shut-offs may be required for maintenance purposes).
Performs water meter maintenance, including installing new meters, testing and repairing meters of various sizes, repairing leaks, and replacing meters as necessary; installs service lines for newly developed properties and accounts for the installation of meters for new homes.
Performs mandatory periodic water quality sampling and reporting.
Monitors contractors working with and around underground services to ensure the work is appropriately performed to code; addresses discrepancies as necessary.
Operates and maintains specialized vehicles and a variety of light, medium, and heavy equipment related to the construction, maintenance, and repair of water utilities systems and facilities.
Operates and maintains a variety of hand and power tools and equipment related to work assignment as instructed.
Observes safe work methods and makes appropriate use of related safety equipment as required.
Maintains public facilities, shop and garage areas, storage sites, and other 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 and special events to ensure safe conditions for the general public and City workers.
Locates and marks underground utilities in accordance with Underground Service Alert (USA) regulations.
Provides needed information and demonstrations concerning how to perform certain work tasks to new employees in the same or similar class of positions.
Maintains accurate logs and records of work performed and materials and equipment used.
Performs all duties and responsibilities of the Maintenance Worker I/II class series on an as-needed basis and as assigned by the Supervisor or management.
Performs related duties as assigned.
Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth (12th) grade. Some experience in construction, maintenance, and/or repair of water utilities and/or related facilities, systems, and appurtenances. Customer service experience is desirable.
Licenses and Certifications:
Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California Driver's License by time of appointment.
Ability to obtain a valid Class A or B California driver's license with appropriate endorsements within twelve (12) months of employment or date of entry into the position.
Possession of, or ability to obtain, a Grade I Water Distribution Certificate issued by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) within twelve (12) months of employment.
Possession of a Grade I Water Treatment Certificate issued by the CDPH is desirable.
Additional Salary Information: Accepting applications through May 29, 2017. Please apply on-line at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/pismobeach
The City of Pismo Beach is located along several miles of scenic Central Pacific Coastline in San Luis Obispo County. The City enjoys impressive fiscal strength and benefits from strong political stability. A high quality of life, a low crime rate, and a strong sense of community pride make Pismo Beach a wonderful place to work and live.
The City of Pismo Beach is seeking applicants that will be committed to our employee value statement: Pride in Service - Integrity in Action.