Utility Worker II

Lake Havasu City - Arizona (AZ), 86403

Lake Havasu City

Job Description:

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Lake Havasu City, AZ
Job Type
Classified (Full-Time with benefits)
Public Works/Water
Job Number

12/26/2019 5:00 PM Arizona


Utility Worker II/Trainee Rate: $18.15/Hourly
Utility Worker II Hiring Rate: $19.97/Hourly
Special Note: Candidate must possess ADEQ Grade I Water Distribution System Operator or Water Treatment System Operator Certification or equal grade certification from another state at the time of hire. ADEQ certifications must be obtained through reciprocity within six (6) months of employment. Candidate will be considered a "Trainee" until ADEQ Grade II Water Distribution System Operator or Water Treatment System Operator Certification is received. Incumbent works outdoors and is exposed to extreme temperatures. May require the use of a respirator. May be subject to call back. Primary assignment will be in water distribution.

Special Requirement: Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Arizona Commercial Driver License Class A with Tanker Endorsement within six (6) months of employment. $1.00/hr stipend upon obtaining Arizona Commercial Driver License Class A with Tanker Endorsement.
The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, have the ability to complete assigned tasks without direct supervision and desire to advance in the field of municipal water distribution and/or water production service.

The City reserves the right to consider only the most highly qualified applicants. The succeeding examination processes may be required: training and experience, testing, panel interview, employment eligibility verification (EEV) requirements, personnel evaluation profile (PEP), polygraph test, background investigation and alcohol/drug screening test. Lake Havasu City complies with the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988 and Department of Transportation Drug Testing Program. Drug and alcohol testing is conducted under the authority of City policy and the Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act of 1991. Appointment subject to successful background investigation and City paid post-employment medical examination after offer of employment has been made.

Class Description:
Incumbent is responsible for performing journey level work in the water division.

Education & Experience/Licensing & Training

Education & Experience:
High School Diploma or General Education Development (G.E.D.) and three (3) years of experience working in area of assignment; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed below.

Licensing & Training:
  • Valid Arizona Driver's License of appropriate class.
  • National Incident Management System (NIMS) training, based on assignment.
Positions require the following certifications depending on assignment as follows:
  • Water Division: Water Distribution or Treatment Grade II Certification issued by the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ)
Positions may also require one (1) or more of the following licenses depending on the area of assignment:
  • Confined Space/Trenching and Shoring Certification.
  • Closed Circuit Television Certification.
  • Arizona Cross Connection Control Program Testing Certification.
  • Valid Arizona Driver's License with Commercial and/or Hazardous Materials Endorsement.
  • Forklift Certification.
  • Flagger's Certification.
  • Hazardous Materials Certification.
  • NCCO Crane Operator Certification.

Essential Duties/Knowledge & Skills

Essential Duties:
These duties are a representative sample; position assignments may vary. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employee and the City and is subject to change as needs and job requirements change.
  • Performs installation and repairs of various equipment relating to water equipment; locates water line infrastructure using mapping and electronic locating equipment; witnessing and performs water meter testing, calibration of meter test equipment; collects various raw and treated water quality samples for EPA and ADEQ compliance monitoring; maintains pumps, electric motors and gas engines.
  • Tests, inspects, repairs and installs cross connection control devices (backflow assemblies), fire hydrants, fire lines, distribution system main line water valves, water meters, and water service lines from the water main to the edge of the property; flushing systems; conducts investigations on water usage and water leaks.
  • Inspects and approves interceptor and grease traps.
  • Operates and performs maintenance on various light to heavy equipment involved in the maintenance and operation of water systems, service trucks, backhoes, cranes, front-end loaders, dump trucks, vactor units, tapping machines and TV trucks.
  • Performs standard construction activities which include plumbing repairs, pipefitting, drywall repairs, painting, welding, fabrication, electrical work, excavating, grading, carpentry work, roofing and other such activities relating to construction trades.
  • Conducts daily inspections of various water and electrical equipment and station locations by assessing site conditions, recording various level indicators and meter readings, making proper system and equipment adjustments when necessary, inspecting and unlocking irrigation or water meters and backflow assemblies.
  • Excavates and installs water equipment utilizing shoring and tapping equipment.
  • Performs maintenance activities on water equipment such as repairs, lubricating, calibrating, and televising collection lines.
  • Collects and verifies information from public, receives complaints from public and notifies public of work activities.
  • Completes and maintains required records and reports and informs supervisor of problems with daily activities; maintains as-built drawings; reviews business licenses for industrial waste compliance; prepares work orders and cost estimates; maintains annual testing program and records of backflow program; corresponds with the public.
  • Provides lead direction as needed to work-site crews.
  • Interacts with the public during on-site work activities to include collecting and verifying information, receiving complaints and notifying the public of work activities.
  • Operates and maintains motor vehicles or other work related equipment requiring a valid Arizona Driver's License.
  • Maintains regular attendance.
  • Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.
Knowledge of:
  • Methods, materials and equipment used in construction and water maintenance.
  • Water systems.
  • EPA discharge limitations; federal, state and local regulations relative to area of assignment.
  • Basic construction methods, including but not limited to electrical systems, pipefitting, welding and fabrication and masonry.
  • Safety precautions.
  • City codes and ordinances, traffic laws, blue stake laws, and water systems regulations.
  • Sampling and collecting procedures.
Skill in:
  • Maintaining, inspecting and repairing equipment.
  • Using hand and power tools.
  • Using testing equipment.
  • Using computers and related software applications.
  • Reading and interpreting blueprints.
  • Performing mathematical calculations.
  • Performing construction related activities.
  • Performing standard testing.
  • Reading and interpreting drawings and specifications.
  • Operating various equipment related to area of assignment.
  • Performing traffic control.
  • Installing, repairing and operating water equipment
  • Using and storing chemicals.
  • Communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information or convey information and to receive work direction.

Physical Requirements

Physical Requirements:
Positions in this class typically require: climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.

Incumbent may be subject to moving mechanical parts, electrical currents, vibrations, fumes, odors, dusts, gases, poor ventilation, chemicals, oils, extreme temperatures, inadequate lighting, work space restrictions, intense noises and travel.

Heavy Work: Exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or ten (10) to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Hearing ability: sufficient to communicate effectively with others in person, by telephone and over radio equipment.

Speaking ability: sufficient to communicate effectively with others in person, by telephone and over radio equipment.

Visual ability: sufficient to operate vehicles by both day and night; observe unsafe road conditions; read and write reports, correspondence, instructions, etc.; and, to operate equipment related to the area of assignment.

Lake Havasu City

2330 McCulloch Blvd. N

Lake Havasu City, Arizona, 86403

TDD 928)855-3945

Lake Havasu City offers a comprehensive benefits package to Classified and Executive Level Staff which includes:

  • 11 paid holidays annually
  • Paid time off (PTO) leave, increases with longevity
  • Medical/Rx coverage
  • Dental/Vision coverage
  • Short-Term Disability (STD)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Optional Additional Life Insurance
  • Optional Accidental Death/Dismemberment Insurance
  • Retirement (ASRS/PSPRS)
  • Optional Deferred Compensation
  • Educational Assistance
  • Service Awards
  • Wellness Program

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