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Water Distribution Operator I-II

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$36,875-$62,294/yr

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Ventura, CA

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 WATER DISTRIBUTION OPERATOR I/II 
Ventura Water
Recruitment #18-A01-001
Salary: $47,555-$62,294/yr
 
INTRODUCTION
Do you enjoy working outdoors and take pride in serving our community?  Are you an environmental steward with water distribution knowledge? Do you hold a valid California Water Resources Control Board Water Distribution Operator certificate?  The City of Ventura is accepting applications for two Maintenance Worker I/II-Water Distribution Operator I/II vacancies on the innovative Water Distribution team in the Ventura Water Department.  To be considered for this rewarding career opportunity, apply online at ****by the August 21, 2018 filing deadline!
Ventura water is dedicated to providing our community with quality water and wastewater services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  As environmental stewards, our goal is to integrate water management to create long-term health and economic benefits for our community.  As financial stewards, our goals are to operate and invest wisely in maintenance and renewal projects.  To learn more about the Ventura Water Department, visit ****
 
THE POSITION
Under general supervision, performs a variety of unskilled and semi-skilled heavy manual work, alone or as a member of a crew, in the construction, maintenance, and repair of water systems, wastewater systems, storm drains, streets, graffiti abatement or related public works and utility functions.
Incumbent may be required to work stand-by on rotational basis and report to work on a callback basis as needed within a designated time frame. Standby assignment is at the discretion of the Division Head. 
The current vacancies are in the Water Distribution section, however, the Maintenance Worker I/II eligibility list established may be used to fill current as well as future vacancies in any section, including Water, Wastewater or Streets.  When assigned to the Water System Section, positions are flexibly allocated up through the Water Distribution Operator I/II level, and may be filled at any level depending on the experience and certification levels of the applicant.
 
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
Takes pride in providing services to the City of Ventura residents.
Has a strong work ethic and can work with little instruction.
Is energetic, organized and works quickly to get the job done.
Is a steward of the environment and committed to high standards and safe work practices.
Is service oriented, responsive and seeks continuous improvement.
Is proactive and takes initiative to deliver quality product and service.
Works collaboratively with other team members and is open to new ideas.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Operate heavy and light equipment including dump trucks, crane trucks, forklifts backhoes, loaders concrete saws and other related equipment in the construction and maintenance of the water distribution system. Cleans, greases and oils mechanical equipment and tools to ensure proper working order.
Participates in safe work practices; performs traffic control according to established guidelines; sets up traffic cones, barricades and other traffic control devices to reroute traffic; serve as flagman as necessary.
Water
: Assists in the installation, maintenance, repair and replacement of water mains and service connections. Repairs leaks in mains, lines and valves. Assists in repairing, replacing and maintaining fire hydrants. Maintains other related facilities as required. Shovels earth, concrete and mud debris using hand tools such as shovels, rakes, picks and sledges. Removes weeds, cuts brush away from meter boxes, sample stations, fire hydrants, and other various city facilities. Operates various pneumatic tools such as rock drills, tampers, etc. Cleans, greases and oils Water Division owned mechanical equipment and tools. Maintains equipment to ensure proper working order. Performs a variety of maintenance tasks. Operates various motorized and mechanized equipment incidental to the duties of maintaining and effective water system for the City. Performs repairs on gate valves, chlorinates pipelines, tests hydraulic systems, performs other related duties as required.
Wastewater
Inspects equipment at wastewater treatment plants and pumping stations. Performs preventative maintenance and repair work. Lubricates and repacks pumps and motors. Cleans pumping station equipment. Works on rodding crew, and repair and cleaning of sewage lines by rodding and flushing. Assists in stoppages and clean-up operations on collection system. Operates close circuit television equipment to inspect condition of gravity sewer system. Assists in repairing, replacing and maintaining gravity sewer pipe and pressure pipe. Performs a variety of maintenance tasks and operates various motorized and mechanized equipment incidental to the duties of maintaining and effective wastewater system for the City. Performs other related duties as required.
Streets
Shovels earth or debris using hand tools such as shovels, rakes, picks and sledges. Performs a variety of maintenance tasks. Operates simple pneumatic tools, spreads and tamps paving material or gravel. Loads and unloads trucks; cuts brush; removes weeds; cleans culverts, drains and ditches. Maintains and repairs streets, sidewalks and curbs. Lays rock base, shovels and rakes hot asphalt. Mixes and pours concrete. Assists in the installation of street signs and traffic safety painting. Operates in the installation of street signs and traffic safety painting. Operates a variety of mechanized equipment including but not limited to, skip loaders, dump trucks, and 90 lb. jackhammers. Maintains equipment to ensure proper working order. Performs other related duties as required.
Facilities
Eradicates or removes graffiti visible to the public and may perform duties in public right of way. Applies paint to buildings, fixtures or equipment associated with graffiti removal. Maintains equipment to ensure proper working order. Operates a variety of mechanized equipment including but not limited to scissor lifts, power washing equipment, and paint spray equipment. Performs a variety of maintenance tasks and performs other related duties as required.
 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Requires a combination of education, training and experience equivalent to :
Maintenance Worker I
  6 months of construction, maintenance or related work experience.
Maintenance Worker II
18 months of related maintenance experience or one year experience as a Maintenance Worker I.
Water Distribution Operator I:
  18 months of related maintenance experience or one year experience as a Maintenance Worker I, and possession of a valid California Water Resources Control Board Grade D1 Water Distribution Operator certificate. Formal training in the following areas is highly desirable: confined space prevention, asbestos safe handling and disposal, traffic safety control and flagging.
Water Distribution Operator II
  18 months of related maintenance experience or one year experience as a Water Distribution Operator I, and possession of a valid California Water Resources Control Board Grade D2 Water Distribution Operator certificate. Formal training in the following areas is highly desirable: confined space hazard prevention, asbestos safe handling and disposal, traffic safety control and flagging.
 
LICENSE/CERTIFICATES
License Requirements (for all levels
Possession of a valid California Class C driver's license is required. Within 6 months of employment, incumbent is required to obtain and, thereafter, maintain a California Class A driver's license with the following endorsements/restrictions:
Water
: Auto Transmission and Air Brakes Restrictions - No Endorsement
Wastewater
Auto Transmission and Air Brakes Restriction - Tanker Endorsement. CWEA Wastewater Collection certification is desirable.
Streets
Auto Transmission and Air Brakes Restrictions - No Endorsement
Facilities
Auto Transmission and Air Brakes Restrictions - No Endorsement
 
Certificates
Water Distribution Operator I
: Possession of a valid California Water Resources Control Board Grade D1 Water Distribution Operator certificate.
Water Distribution Operator II
: Possession of a valid California Water Resources Control Board Grade D2 Water Distribution Operator certificate.
A pre-employment medical examination is required before appointment is made. Pursuant to the Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations, drug testing is required.
 
BENEFITS
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SELECTION PLAN
Submit a City application and supplemental questionnaire by the filing deadline. The preferred method of application is on-line and you are highly encouraged to apply at ****If you are unable to apply electronically, you may request paper application materials by calling (805) 654-7853 during regular business hours. Paper applications can be FAXed to (805) 648-4467, or mailed, or hand delivered to City Hall at: 501 Poli Street, Room 210; Ventura, CA 93002. If you FAX, it is highly recommended that you also send the original documents. The Eligibility List established may be used to fill other regular and temporary vacancies at the discretion of the City.
Once your application has been submitted, all future correspondence from the City will be via e-mail. Please keep your contact information up-to-date and ensure that your email spam filter allows you to receive messages from ****. You may also view notices send to you by the City in the My Applications tab at ****
 
Department Selection Interview 
A select number of candidates will be invited to a department selection interview being held in September 2018, date to be determined.
 
 
 
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