City of Dallas
General Statement of Duties
For best consideration, apply by September 13, 2022; applications received after this date are not guaranteed a review.
Performs a variety of unskilled, semi-skilled, or skilled maintenance work (depending on certifications and experience), and operate a variety of equipment in the construction, operation, repair, maintenance, and replacement of City water distribution and water treatment facilities and systems.
- Inspects and/or repairs booster pumping stations, reservoir, and meters at frequent intervals to insure that all aspects of the systems are functioning properly.
- Maintains a variety of records relating to inspections, maintenance activity, water supply, consumption, etc.
- Determines the location of gas, telephone, power, television, water and sewer lines from the appropriate source prior to excavation.
- Responds to complaints regarding water leaks, high water, pressure loss or no water, etc; evaluate situation; explain findings to supervisor.
- Contacts 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.
- Insures the proper maintenance of equipment and tools by cleaning and checking equipment and tools after use.
- Drives trucks of various sizes and weights in the loading, hauling and unloading of various equipment, gravel and sand.
- Under direct supervision, may operate Water Treatment Plant and intake facility.
- Under general supervision, may perform laboratory testing at the Water Treatment Plant.
- Performs maintenance on assigned equipment and refer defects or needed repair to supervisor; clean equipment.
- Performs all duties in conformance to appropriate safety and security standards.
- Performs required labor involved in construction and maintenance projects as part of a crew.
- Cuts, fits, lays, repairs, taps, cleans and flushes 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.
- Services water supply and other pumps.
- Operates a variety of power construction and maintenance equipment used in the water department.
- Traverses 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.
- Re-checks reading as needed to determine abnormal consumption patterns and analyze possible cause for fluctuation or consumption.
- Calculates consumption.
- 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 be required to work overtime at the discretion of the Public Works Director.
- 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 AbilitiesMust possess:
- Some knowledge of equipment, facilities, materials, methods and procedures used in maintenance, construction and repair activities;
- Skill in operation of some of the listed tools and 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.
Minimum QualificationsEducation and Experience:
- Graduation from high school or GED equivalent; OR
- Any equivalent combination of education and experience.
Special QualificationsUtility Worker I:
- Must possess or obtain by time of employment, a valid Oregon Driver License with an acceptable driving record;
- Commercial Driver License (Class B) required within 6 months of employment;
- Certification from the State of Oregon as a Water Distribution System I Operator.
Utility Worker II:
- Must possess or obtain by time of employment a valid Oregon Driver License with an acceptable driving record;
- Commercial Driver License (Class B) required within 3 months of employment;
- Certification from the State of Oregon as a Water Distribution System II Operator
Water Utility Worker II is eligible for ADVANCED QUALIFICATION INCENTIVE of 2% for possession of a Water Distribution System III Operator Certification from the State of Oregon.