Water Utility Worker II

City of Pomona - Pomona, CA4.0

Full-time$48,000 - $59,000 a year
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POSITION MAY CLOSE AT ANY TIME WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE

If you want to join a hard-working team that shares a commitment to provide top-quality municipal services to the residents of the City of Pomona, consider this opportunity.

Vacancy description for Distribution Section
The City has three vacancies in the Water Distribution section of the Water Resources Department. Under general supervision, the Water Utility Worker II will perform a variety of duties involved in the maintenance, repair, installation, and construction of the water distribution pipeline system and associated appurtenances.

Vacancy description for Production Section
The City has one vacancy in the Water Production section of the Water Resources Department. Under general supervision, the Water Utility Worker II will perform a variety of duties involved in the maintenance, repair, installation, and construction of the water production facilities including pumps, motors, reservoir tanks, associated appurtenances, and property grounds work.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS TO APPLY
Any combination equivalent to experience and training that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills, and abilities would be:

Education and Experience

High school diploma or GED equivalency.
Three years of experience as a Water Utility Worker I.
License or Certificate

Must possess a valid driver's license with a good driving record. Final candidates only - City will review the driving history report from the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) as part of the background process.
Must obtain a valid CA Class "B" driver's license, including required endorsements within 5 months from date of employment.
Possession or must obtain of CPR, First Aid, SCBA, Confined Space, Trench Shoring, Forklift, and Hazwoper certificates within one (1) year from the date of employment.
Must possess a Grade II Water Distribution Operator Certificate at time of application.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Water Utility Worker I - Knowledge of: Basic tools, materials, and equipment used in utility construction work and grounds maintenance. Basic mathematical principles. Safe driving principles and practices. Skill to: Learn to operate a wide variety of equipment and tools used in water production and distribution systems maintenance and repair in a safe and effective manner. Perform heavy manual labor for extended periods of time. Operate a motor vehicle safely. Ability to: Learn operational characteristics of specialized water production and distribution system maintenance equipment. Learn materials, methods, practices, and equipment used in water production and distribution system maintenance and repair. Learn occupational hazards and standard safety precautions necessary in maintenance and repair work. Learn to read, interpret, and apply a technical information from manuals, drawings, specifications, layouts, blueprints, and schematics. Perform accurate mathematical calculations. Understand and follow oral and written instructions. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Establish, maintain, and foster positive and harmonious working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Water Utility Worker II - In addition to the qualifications for Water Worker I: Knowledge of: Operational characteristics of specialized water production and distribution system maintenance equipment. Materials, methods, practices, and equipment used in water production and distribution system maintenance and repair. Storekeeping and warehousing methods, type of parts, supplies, tools, equipment, and materials commonly used in water system maintenance operations. Modern office procedures, methods, and computer equipment. Occupational hazards and standard safety precautions necessary in maintenance and repair work. Skill to: Operate a wide variety of equipment and tools used in water production and distribution system maintenance and repair in a safe and effective manner. Ability to: Perform water production and distribution system maintenance and repair with accuracy, speed, and minimal supervision. Read, interpret, and apply a technical information from manuals, drawings, specifications, layouts, blueprints, and schematics.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES
Install, renew, and disconnect water services; repair service leaks; install and repair mains, laterals, valves, and fittings; install and repair hydrants; read, replace repair, and rebuild water meters; relocate cathodic protection stations; turn on and off main line valves, hydrants, and fire service lines; install tanker meters to hydrants; exercise valves and hydrants. Raise vault lids and value caps; form, pour, and finish concrete around hydrants in alleys and sidewalks and around meter boxes; lay asphalt; install and repair fences and gates; install shoring in ditches. Operate a variety of technical, hydraulic, pneumatic, or motorized equipment used to maintain or operate water systems. Monitor, analyze, evaluate, and maintain mechanical operation of equipment used to produce, distribute, or treat potable and recycled water. Clean and maintain pump and reservoir sites; drain, wash down, and repair facility coating; chlorinate wells and reservoirs. Paint piping, walks, building interiors and exteriors, gates, and other structures. Read and work from maps, blueprints, and sketches; draw maps and record measurements. Observe safety precautions regarding traffic control, confined space, trenching, excavating, and power equipment operation. Set up traffic control equipment; direct traffic in the street during construction processes. Respond to emergency calls and customer complaints. Maintain records and logs; complete reports as necessary. Maintain an inventory of water system materials, supplies, and equipment; order, receive, store, deliver and issue parts, supplies, tools, equipment, and materials; order stock as necessary. Operate a variety of vehicles, tools, and equipment used in the maintenance and repair of water production and distribution systems. Perform landscape duties on pump and reservoir sites. Drive vehicles to work sites; load vehicles on trailers and haul trailers to worksites; load material and debris into dump trucks and pick up trucks; drive trucks to work sites and dumping areas; unload materials and debris. Perform related duties and responsibilities as assigned.
SELECTION PROCESS
Essential duties require the following physical skills and work environment: Ability to sit, stand, walk, kneel, crouch, stoop, squat, crawl, twist, climb, push, pull, and lift up to 50 lbs., and wear protective apparel; exposure to heat, noise, outdoors, vibration, confining work space, chemicals, explosive materials, mechanical hazards, electrical hazards, and traffic hazards; ability to travel to different sites and locations; availability for on-call, stand-by, and emergency call.

Application Process
Screening of qualifications and "most qualified" is based on the information provided on the official City Application. A resume may be attached to your application, but will not substitute for the completion of your application. Applications that are not entirely completed may be rejected. Applications will be screened in relation to the criteria outlined in this job announcement.

To complete your application for this position you will be prompted to respond to supplemental questions. Incomplete responses, false statements, omission, or partial information may result in disqualification from the selection process. Your responses should be consistent with the information provided on your application. The information will be used as part of the application screening and selection process and is designed to help you present your qualifications for this position. This may include a selection step in which your application and supplemental questions are reviewed and scored by a panel of raters familiar with this position.
City Mission Statement
The City of Pomona is dedicated to improving the quality of life for our diverse community.The City of Pomona offers the following generous benefit package. Employees in this group serve a 6-month probationary period, except Police Dispatchers and Jailers serve a 12-month probationary period. The Salary Scale Plan is composed of five steps. Merit step increases are based on meets standards performance. WORK SCHEDULE: Most employees work a 4/10 work schedule. City Hall Employees work Monday through Thursday, with City Hall being closed every Friday.

Police Department employees work a 4/10 schedule but days off vary according to assignment and seniority.

In order to maintain service to the public, departmental effectiveness, productivity and/or efficiency, a Department Director may assign an employee a different work schedule that is in compliance with the requirements of FLSA with Human Resources approval.

RETIREMENT BENEFITS: Provided by the California Public Employee’s Retirement System. Every regular employee becomes a member immediately upon employment. New employees who become a "new" member of CalPERS for the first time on or after January 1, 2013 will be enrolled in the CalPERS 2% @ 62, FAS 3 Plan. New members will be required to pay at least 50% of the normal cost [Govt. Code Section. 7522030(c)]. However, a new employee who is a "classic" member of CalPERS or a current member of another California public retirement system will be enrolled in the CalPERS 2% @ 60, FAS 3 Plan. Currently, all new PCEA employees shall pay the CalPERS member's retirement contribution of 6.25%. City of Pomona employees do not contribute into Social Security.

PAID HOLIDAYS: 11 paid holidays & 2 floating holidays are provided per year. VACATION LEAVE: 1-4 years = 80 hours 5-9 years = 160 hours 10-14 years = 184 hours 15 years = 200 hours Extending through the 20th year, employee shall accrue 8 hours of additional vacation leave per year with a maximum accrual of 240 hours per year. SICK LEAVE: 12 days per year (prorated if on any leave without pay).

GROUP INSURANCE PROGRAMS are available to eligible City employees. These programs include medical, dental, vision, long-term disability, life and accidental death and dismemberment insurances. HEALTH INSURANCE: $700 per month; cash-in-lieu program available DENTAL: $75 per month VISION: Voluntary participation by the employee LONG TERM DISABILITY INSURANCE: 66 2/3 of base salary for a maximum of 2 years after 60 days LIFE INSURANCE: $15,000 policy plus AD&DEDUCATIONAL INCENTIVE PLAN available for eligible employees to develop their knowledge and abilities. TUITION REIMBURSEMENT: $500 per yearDEFERRED COMPENSATION: A voluntary deferred compensation 457 plan is available.

FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNTS are available where employees use pre-tax salary to pay for regular child care, adult dependent care and/or medical expenses.CREDIT UNION membership is available to all City employees and provides access to low interest loans.NOTE: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute a contract expressed or implied, and any provisions contained herein may be modified or revoked without notice.For a more detailed overview of the benefits, review the PCEA Memorandum of Understanding.FIVE-YEAR VISION STATEMENT: Pomona will be recognized as a vibrant, safe, beautiful community that is a fun and exciting destination and the home of arts and artists, students, and scholars, business and industry. CORE VALUES: The City of Pomona values Cultural Diversity; Fiscal Responsibility; Focusing on the Future; Excellent Customer Service; Leadership; Quality of Life; and Clear and Open Communication.