City of Dallas
General Statement of Duties
For best consideration, apply by July 9, 2023; applications received after this date are not guaranteed a review.
Depending on qualifications and certifications, performs a variety of entry level, semi-skilled or skilled maintenance work, and operates a variety of equipment in the construction, operation, repair, maintenance, and replacement of City water distribution and water treatment facilities and systems.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Inspect and/or repair booster pumping stations, reservoir, and meters at frequent intervals to insure that all aspects of the systems are functioning properly.
Cut, fit, lay, repair, tap, clean, and flush water mains, pipes, gates, and fittings of mains and services and installation of services, fire hydrants, and drinking fountains; assist in shutting off broken sections of water mains.
Determine the location of gas, telephone, power, television, water and sewer lines from the appropriate source prior to excavation.
Respond to complaints regarding water leaks, high water, pressure loss or no water, etc; evaluate situation; explain findings to supervisor.
Contact resident and business owners in area where service will be interrupted and explain when service will be shut off and how soon it will be turned back on.
Drive trucks of various sizes and weights in the loading, hauling and unloading of various equipment, gravel and sand.
Under general supervision, may perform laboratory testing at the Water Treatment Plant.
Perform maintenance on assigned equipment and refer defects or needed repair to supervisor; clean equipment.
Service water supply and other pumps.
Operate a variety of power construction and maintenance equipment used in the water department.
Traverse assigned routes and take readings of meter dials; record reading on meter cards or input data into hand-held microcomputer device to provide needed information for utility billing or other related action; note any unusual change in consumption, location or malfunctions such as leaks or damaged meters.
Inspects meters and connections for defects, damage and unauthorized connection or use; reports findings to supervisor.
Available for rotational weekend duty and weekend on call duty to perform routine maintenance duties on the water/wastewater and water treatment plant and respond to Public Works emergency calls. Must be within 30-minute response time.
Employee is considered a “First Responder” which is considered essential personnel. This means in the event City offices close due to inclement weather, etc., employee is still required to report to work for scheduled shift, as well as any overtime or extra hours required.
Employee may assist in the construction, operation, repair, maintenance, and replacement of the City wastewater, street maintenance, storm drainage, buildings and grounds facilities and other utility systems.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Some knowledge of equipment, facilities, materials, methods and procedures used in maintenance, construction and repair activities;
- Basic skill in operation of hand tools and power equipment.
- Ability to perform heavy manual tasks for extended periods of time; ability to work safely; ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other departments and the public; ability to understand and carry out written and oral instructions.
- Ability to perform and record arithmetic computations accurately and quickly; ability to accurately read and record data from various types of meter dials; ability to work in inclement weather; ability to work with angry or difficult customers.
- Graduation from high school or GED equivalent, and
- Two year post high school education in water/wastewater technology or equivalent (for Water Utility Worker I or II only)
- Any equivalent combination of education and experience.
Water Utility Technician:
- Must possess or be able to obtain a valid Oregon Driver License by time of employment; and
- Must possess or be able to obtain a Commercial Driver License (Class B) within 12 months of hire.
Water Utility Worker I:
- Must possess or be able to obtain by time of employment, a valid Oregon Driver License;
- Commercial Driver License (Class B) required within 12 months of employment.
- Certification from the State of Oregon as a Water Distribution System I Operator.
Water Utility Worker II:
- Must possess or be able to obtain by time of employment a valid Oregon Driver License;
- Commercial Driver License (Class B) required within 3 months of employment.
- Certification from the State of Oregon as a Water Distribution System II Operator