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Austin Water Pipeline Technician Coordinator -Distribution System Maintenance - Valves amp Hydrants

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Law Department & City Attorney of Austin

$20.32 – $25.79 per hour

Austin, TX

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Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited high school or equivalent, plus five (5) years of experience in general construction maintenance, including four (4) years of experience in water and wastewater underground utility construction maintenance.

Licenses or Certifications:

Valid Texas Commercial Driver’s License (


). Must obtain the appropriate class Commercial Driver’s License with endorsements within ninety days of employment.

Positions in water distribution: Class C Water Distribution License from


required at time of hire. A Surface Water License may substitute for the Class C Water Distribution License.

Positions in wastewater collection: Class II Wastewater Collection License from


required at time of hire.

Positions in Pipeline Water Meter Operations Division must be certified for Respiratory Protection and Confined Space Entry within (6) months of employment.

Notes to Applicants

When completing the City of Austin employment application:

A detailed, complete employment application helps us to better evaluate your qualifications, and will be used to determine salary if you are selected for the position. Please detail on the application any previous employment that you wish to be considered as part of your qualifications.

A résumé and cover letter are required, but will not substitute for a complete employment application. Do not use the phrase, “see résumé” to complete your employment application. That will be considered incomplete. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Commercial Driver’s License and Driving Requirement

This position requires that applicants possess a Commercial Driver License to meet the minimum qualifications. Employees possessing a


must comply with the Alcohol and Controlled Substance Testing rules as outlined by the City of Austin Alcohol and Drug Policy for Drivers of Commercial Motor Vehicles.

Applicants must have no more than six (6) points assessed on Driver Record Evaluation (


). Please review the City of Austin Driving Standards

to assess your driving record.


will be verified through the Department of Public Safety. Job Offer is contingent on having a driving record that meets the City’s Driver Record Evaluation Standards.

Work Environment

This position is in a heavy industrial setting and requires performing all duties associated with operating heavy equipment outdoors in all weather conditions including extreme heat, cold and rain. This position will include cross training in operations of various equipment. Position will require adaptability and willingness to change or modify work load on demand and multitask. Position requires working in environments which may have hazardous situations.

If you are selected to interview:

Military/Veterans must provide a copy of their DD214 at the time of initial interview to receive military/veteran interview preference.

Your skill level in the competency areas of the position will be assessed. A minimum score of 70% on all assessments is required to be considered for the next step.

Pre-Employment Requirements

Job offers are contingent upon completing and passing a drug and alcohol screening test. Job offers are also contingent on having a driving record that meets the City’s Driver Record Evaluation Standards.

If you are identified as a top candidate, verification of your education (which may include high school graduation or


, undergraduate and/or graduate degrees) will be required. You must provide proof of education from an accredited organization/institution.

All Austin Water worksite locations are tobacco-free.

Use of tobacco products and/or e-cigarettes is not permitted on any AW worksite – including construction sites, parking lot, garage or in any personal vehicle located on the premises.

Pay Range

$20.32 – $25.79 per hour


Monday – Friday, 3:30 pm – midnight

Must be available for overtime, call back, and on-call for emergency response on nights, weekends, and holidays or as required by business necessity.

Job Close Date


Type of Posting



Austin Water Utility



Grant Funded or Pooled Position

Not Applicable




Glen Bell Service Center, 3907 S. Industrial Dr. 78744

Preferred Qualifications

Three (3) years of hands-on experience maintaining, repairing, and replacing water/wastewater infrastructure (i.e. valves, hydrants, etc.)

Experience with computerized maintenance management systems (


Experience with traffic control plans

Experience reading as-builts and plan sheets

Basic skills and abilities using computer systems such as Microsoft Office,


, and the Internet

Knowledge of customer service skills and techniques

Valid Texas Class “A” Commercial Driver License

Duties, Functions and Responsibilities

Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

Performs required field investigations duties: performs test-shutout, identifies/notifies impacted customers, reviews traffic control needs, inspects area for obstacles/obstructions, and ensures utilities have been properly marked.

Coordinates with operation and maintenance supervisors to ensure timely planning of infrastructure improvement and heavy maintenance project needs by work crews.

Ensures utility notification groups are contacted when excavation greater than 18” will occur 1-call.

Tracks and requests needed permits to ensure proper agencies are notified (




, TxDot).

Ensures all preparation work and notifications are complete 24-48 hours prior to work beginning.

Coordinates with traffic control contractor to ensure there is a safe work zone for workers.

Closes out work orders – provides Quality Assurance review of repair work order and makes updates to work order databases.

Generates reports as needed.

Handles other projects as assigned.

Subject to various work shifts, on-call and call back hours.


- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:

May provide leadership, work assignments, evaluation, training, and guidance to others.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

Knowledge of City of Austin policies and procedures related to pipeline operations.

Knowledge of City of Austin safety policies and procedures.

Knowledge of training and monitoring of assigned work group.

Knowledge of moderately complex utility math formulas and metric units, ratio, percent.

Knowledge of relational databases for data entry, data queries, and generating reports.

Skill in reading maps, plans, drawings, and electrical equipment.

Skill in using computers and related software.

Skill in using hand tools and power tools.

Skill in operating a motor vehicle and motorized equipment.

Skill in oral and written communication.

Ability to read and follow technical guidelines and standard operating procedures.

Ability to handle multiple tasks concurrently.

Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with internal and external customers.

Ability to work as an individual contributor with limited oversight.

Ability to work in confined spaces, which includes the use of


and other confined space retrieval equipment required in designated divisions.

Ability to function as a confined space attendant, lead, or entrant is required in designated divisions.

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Law Department & City Attorney of Austin
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The mission of the Law Department is to provide quality legal services to the City of Austin so that it can govern lawfully with the highest level of integrity and serve the community effectively. As the chief legal advisor for the City, the Law Department provides legal advice and representation to the Mayor, City Council, City Officers, City Manager, city departments, boards, and commissions of the City.

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