• WATER SEVICE WORKER 1

    General

    Date: September 16, 2019

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      Littlerock Creek Irrigation District
      35141 87th St East
      Littlerock, CA 93543

    Job Summary

     

    Under close supervision, positions in the Water Service Worker I classification perform the more routine and repetitive maintenance, installation, and repair assignments.  As incumbents develop job knowledge and skills, they may begin performing duties and responsibilities characteristic of a more advanced job.  When sufficient experience has been obtained and an ability to work independently has been demonstrated, an incumbent may be eligible for promotion to a higher-level position.

     

     

    Essential Functions

     

            Assists with the installation, testing, and repair of meters.

            Assists with the repair of meter services such as gate valves, meter connections, angle stops, service pipes, and corporation stops.

            Performs field maintenance on meters by changing glasses, and rearranging boxes.

            Cleans weeds and bushes and trims trees on meter services.

            Assists with a variety of maintenance and repair on water distribution systems and lines.

            General maintenance of entire District, including District yard, well sites and storage tanks.

            May check on customer complaints regarding low pressure, high pressure, and water quality.

            Cleans dead-end lines by discharging water until no apparent odor, taste, or color exists.

            Performs leak tests to locate leaks in service lines.

            Install and repair water lines, fire hydrants, water valves, water services and meters.

            Shuts services off, seals services, and/or removes meters, as directed.

            Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with co-workers, outside agencies, and the public.

            Regular attendance and adherence to prescribed work schedule to conduct job responsibilities.

     

    Other Duties

     

            May collect water quality samples for laboratory testing.

            Shuts down main-lines in emergencies.

            Distributes customer notices.

            Performs related duties as assigned.

     

     Job Standards/Specifications

     

    Knowledge of:

     

            Basic knowledge of materials and equipment used in water service installation,

             maintenance, and repair work.

            Proper work safety standards.

     

    Ability to:

     

            Perform basic work assignments in the installation, maintenance, and repair of water service systems and meters.

            Learn the more difficult water service and meter installation, maintenance, and repair work.

            Operate motor vehicles and power-driven equipment used in water service work.

            Deal tactfully and courteously with the public.

            Follow oral and written directions.

     

    Typical Physical Activities

     

            Operates District vehicles in field installations and maintenance work.

            Must be able to carry, push, pull, reach, and lift equipment and parts weighing up to 50 pounds.

            Stoops, kneels, crouches, crawls, and climbs during field maintenance and repair work.

            Works in an environment with exposure to dust, dirt, and significant temperature changes between cold and heat.

            Communicates orally with District staff in face-to-face, one-to-one settings.

            Regularly uses a telephone for communication.

            Uses office equipment such as computer terminals, copiers, and FAX machines.

            Stands and walks for extended time periods.

            Hearing and vision within normal ranges with or without correction.

     

    Environmental Factors

     

    1.        Exposure to the sun: 50% to 100% work time spent outside a building and exposed to the sun.

    2.        Work above floor level: Some work done on ladders or other surfaces from 4 to 12 feet above the ground.

    3.        High temp: Considerable work time in hard manual labor in temperatures between 80-100+ degrees.

    4.        Humidity:  Work in areas with unusually high humidity.

    5.        Wetness: More than 10% of the work time getting part or all of the body and/or clothing wet.

    6.        Noise:  Occasionally there are unusually loud sounds.

    7.        Slippery surfaces: Occasional work on unusually slippery surfaces.

    8.        Oil: Some parts of the body in contact with oil or grease occasionally.

    9.        Dust: Works in or around areas with minor amounts of dust.

    10.     Irregular or extended work hours: Occasionally required to change working hours or work overtime.

     

    Desirable Qualifications

     

    Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the necessary knowledge and abilities is qualifying.

     

    Experience: One year of responsible work experience in maintenance and construction work.

     

    License Certificate Registration Requirement

     

    Driver License: Possession of a valid California Class C Driver License may be required at the time of appointment. Failure to obtain or maintain such required license(s) may be cause for disciplinary action. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to a physical disability will be considered for accommodation on a case-by-case basis.

     

    Possession and proof of a driving record free of multiple or serious traffic violations or accidents for two (2) consecutive years.

     

    General Certifications:  Possess and maintain a State Water Resources Control Board, Water Distribution Operator 1 (D1) and a Water Treatment Operator 1 (T1) as required by the California State Health Department.  Certification(s) need to be finished and obtained either at date of hire or within an acceptability period of time, not to exceed 1 year from hire.