This recruitment is to fill a Regular Utility Worker vacancy (with benefits). We are also accepting applications for a Temporary Utility Worker.
Are you an experienced Utility Worker with knowledge of construction and maintenance of water distribution, wastewater collection, reclamation and related facilities? Are you flexible and able to work in a fast-paced environment while focusing on safety? Are you comfortable working with computers? If so, we would like to hear from you.
The Otay Water District offers excellent benefits (for Regular appointments), a balanced work/life environment and is a leader in the industry.
About the Position and Department
The position may be appointed at either level depending upon qualifications and experience. The position reports to the Utility Maintenance Supervisor and performs work in the construction and maintenance of water distribution, wastewater collection, and reclamation facilities.
Applications will be accepted until there are a sufficient number of highly qualified applicants from which to make a selection. For information on the recruitment process, please go to the Employment section of our website www.otaywater.gov or click here.
Please Note: Temporary Full-time appointments are not entitled to health and welfare benefits other than those mandated by federal and state law. The mandated benefits may include participation in Medicare, Workers' Compensation, the Healthy Workplace, Healthy Families Act of 2014, and the California Public Employees' Retirement System (if applicable). In addition, temporary employees do not accrue any vacation or holiday pay.
Examples of Duties:
Operates light, medium and heavy duty, motorized vehicles and equipment, skiploaders, backhoes (for light duties such as loading and unloading dump trucks, job site cleanup, etc.), forklifts, Vactor truck, cement mixers, compressors, jackhammers, concrete saws, drills and similar equipment and tools.
Digs with various hand tools, such as shovels and digging bars.
Operates cement mixers, compressors, compactors, jackhammers, concrete saws, electric and pneumatic powered tools and equipment.
Lays out materials for job. Lays pipe. Mixes, pours and finishes concrete. Repairs pavement.
Assists on maintenance and construction projects at all District facilities.
Works in vaults and other confined spaces utilizing proper safety techniques and equipment.
Assists in the preventative and corrective maintenance of the water distribution system, wastewater collection and recycled water system and appurtenances such as water mains, hydrants, valves, meters, sewer mains and laterals.
Assists in making repairs or replacing inoperative sections of water/wastewater and recycled water systems.
Sets-up shoring in trenches. Backfills and tamps trenches. Repairs or replaces inoperative sections of pipe.
Installs large and small water meters and water/sewer laterals.
Paints piping, building interiors and exteriors, and other equipment and facilities.
Sets-up or assists wth traffic control at work site in accordance with crew leader's or supervisor's instructions.
Repairs and cleans reservoirs and water tanks.
Installs and repairs fire hydrants, water and fire services, valves, air-vacs, blow-offs and other similar appurtenances.
Operates District vehicles and equipment.
Assists in performing wet taps.
Shares in rotational standby duties which includes being available 24/7, weekends and holidays.
Responds to emergencies as required during and after normal work hours.
Utility Worker II level duties also include:
Maintains documentation logs of the cleaning and inspection of the wastewater collection system in order to be in compliance with regulations.
Assumes responsibility for quality of work performed by a crew and the safety of crew members in the absence of a Sr. Utility Worker/Equipment Operator, Crew Leader and/or Supervisor.
Performs related work of Utility Worker I as required.
Assists in implementing and executing the District's strategic plan.
For the complete job descriptions go to the Employment section of our website www.otaywater.gov or click here.
Required Licenses and/or Certifications:
Both levels require a valid California Class C Driver's License with a safe driving record. A valid California Class A Driver's License and required endorsements is required within six (6) months of appointment (for Regular appointments). Must know how to drive a vehicle with manual transmission (e.g. stick shift). A Water Distribution Operator Certificate D-1 issued by California State Water Resource Control Board is desired for either level.
Utility Worker I
CWEA Collection Systems Maintenance Technologist Certificate Grade I desired.
Utility Worker II
CWEA Collection Systems Maintenance Technologist Certificate Grade I required if employee is assigned to collection system cleaning crew on a long-term basis.
Minimum Experience, Education, and Training Requirements:
Both levels require a High School Diploma or G.E.D.
Utility Worker I
One (1) year experience working in construction or construction maintenance. Experience in water, wastewater, or water reclamation systems construction highly desirable.
Utility Worker II
Two (2) years experience working in construction and/or construction maintenance in water, wastewater, or recycled water systems or related experience.
This position is subject to random drug testing during employment.
This is an hourly, non-exempt position.
Otay Water District is a Smoking, Tobacco and Nicotine Free Campus.
All Otay Water District employees are at-will pursuant to California Water Code, Section 71362.