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Utilities Supervisor, Assistant


UTILITIES SUPERVISOR, ASSISTANT

DEFINITION

To plan, organize, and direct the construction, maintenance, repair and upkeep of the Cityís water, sewer and storm drain distribution systems, and provide responsible technical staff assistance.

This classification is assigned to the miscellaneous bargaining unit for labor relationís purposes and is subject to overtime, callback and standby assignments.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED

General direction is provided by the Utilities Maintenance Supervisor

Responsibilities include the direct and indirect supervision of water, sewer and storm distribution system construction and maintenance personnel.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: - Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Plan, coordinate and supervise activities and work related to the construction, maintenance, repair and upkeep of the Municipal water, sewer and storm distribution system.
  • Prepare and review cost estimates for new service installation.
  • Order materials utilized in the construction and maintenance of the water, sewer and storm distribution system.
  • Operate and maintain well pumps, sewer lift stations and storm pumps.
  • Supervise and direct the cross connection program.
  • Repair and install meters and back flow devices.
  • Respond to a variety of complaints and inquiries from the general public.
  • Operate computer and telemetry equipment pertaining the water, sewer and storm distribution system.
  • Assist with the inspection of additions to water, sewer and storm distribution systems. Flush and test all new water lines.
  • Review service calls requests and determine appropriate action.
  • Assist in the development of plans and specifications for new facilities.
  • Maintain operational and organizational records relating to the water, sewer and storm distribution system.
  • Perform a variety of public information activities, including attending meetings and giving presentations.
  • Train, supervise and evaluate subordinate personnel.
  • Prepare numerous reports, correspondence and memoranda.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.
  • Establish and evaluate preventative maintenance practices for water, sewer and storm distribution system.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge of:

  • Methods, materials, and equipment used in the construction and maintenance of water, sewer and storm distribution system.
  • Basic principles and practices of engineering as they relate to water and collection systems.
  • Effective and efficient methods and procedures for scheduling and assigning the work of water, sewer and storm construction and maintenance personnel.
  • Safe operating procedures in the construction and maintenance of the water, sewer and storm distribution system.
  • Principles and practices of effective customer relations.

Ability to:

  • Estimate service requirements and implement decisions.
  • Plan, schedule and direct water, sewer and storm systems construction and repair work.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing.
  • Ability to use computer systems; word processing, spreadsheets, tracking labor, parts, equipment and maintenance cost.
  • Ability to supervise department in the absence of the utility supervisor.
  • Assist in administrating division budget.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Experience:

Requires a minimum of four years of increasingly responsible experience, of which two must have been with the City of Turlock, in the public works field related to sanitary sewer, storm collection systems and water distribution systems. This position also requires a minimum of two years experience performing leadworker or supervisory duties. (Two years of supervisory experience in related fields can be applied to the four year experience requirement.)

Education:

Requires completion of high school or G.E.D. and 18 college semester units * in public utility, chemistry, biology, or public infrastructure construction within two (2) years of appointment. Three of the eighteen units shall be in the field of supervision or management.

* Continuing Education Units (C.E.U.ís) may be applied at the following ratio: two C.E.U.ís for one college semester unit. (eg. 36 C.E.U.ís equates to 18 college semester units)

LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE

License:

Possession of a California class B driverís license, to be maintained as a condition of continued employment.

Certificate:

At time of Appointment

Possession of a valid grade III certification in Water Distribution issued by the California Department of Public Health if in possession of a valid grade II certification in Collections Systems issued through California Water Environment Association.

OR

Possession of a valid grade III certification in Collections Systems issued through California Water Environment Association if in possession of a valid grade II certification in Water Distribution issued by the California Department of Public Health.

Within 36 Months of Appointment

Possession of a valid Water Distribution Grade III Certification issued by the California Department of Public Health and a Collection System Maintenance Grade III Certification issued by the California Water Environment Association.

Possession of a valid Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester Certification issued the CA-NV Section of American Water Works Association.

Possession of a valid Cross Connection Control Specialist Certification issued by the CA-NV Section of American Water Works Association.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

Possession of an Associateís Degree in a related field.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Maintain the following physical abilities: see well enough to read instructions, read fine print, view computer screen, operate vehicles and equipment; hear well enough to converse on the telephone, on the radio and in person assisting customers and program participants; bodily mobility to lift and maneuver program supplies and equipment; use of hands and fingers for use of computer keyboard, copy machine, filing, writing, drive equipment and answering telephones; tolerate extreme fluctuations in temperature while performing essential functions and able to lift equipment as necessary.

Reviewed and Approved:

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Personnel Officer

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    For questions about City employment, please contact:

    Human Resources
    156 S. Broadway, Ste. 235
    Turlock, CA 95380-5454
    (209) 668-5540
    humanresources@turlock.ca.us
    Monday - Friday, 8AM - 5PM




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