Carmichael , CA
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Water Distribution Operator I

Carmichael, CA Full-time
Posted on June 21, 2018

Recruitment is open until filled with applicant screening ongoing.
Starting Salary: Benefits + $18.88/hour.

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To be considered for open positions with Carmichael Water District, please submit your cover letter, resume and employment application. 

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Human Resources
Carmichael Water District
7837 Fair Oaks Blvd, Carmichael, CA 95608

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Under supervision, Distribution Operators in this series perform a variety of unskilled to skilled labor and technical work in the construction and maintenance of pipelines and water services; construction work in the fabrication and assembly of utility water projects. To organize and prioritize assigned workload and staff, in order to complete assigned projects.

Distinguishing Characteristics
Distribution Operator 1 (DO1): This is an entry level class in the Distribution Operator series. Operators in this class work under close supervision while learning job tasks. Positions at this level are distinguished from other classes or positions within the series by the ability to perform the full range of duties assigned. Operators in this class are unable to perform on-call duties.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The following duties are typical for this classification series. Depending upon the assignment, the employee may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.

Perform a variety of duties associated with the repair and replacement of water distribution systems including main line, service line, fire hydrant, main line valve and meters. Duties include but are not limited to:
o Locate and inspect properties for existing facilities and property usage.
o Evaluate and make recommendations on improvements to existing facilities.
o Construction and maintenance of facilities which requires a variety of unskilled or semi-skilled heavy labor (i.e. dig, cut, pipe fitting, load and unload equipment and materials)
 Respond to, mark and locate District facilities for Underground Service Alert compliance.
 Operate heavy equipment, dump truck, air compressor, backhoe, jackhammer, trencher, boring machine and variety of hand tools.
 Ensure that all materials are properly managed and accurately recorded for each service order.
 Ensure that all service orders and associated paperwork are completed accurately and returned each day.
 Perform excellent timely customer service which includes but is not limited to:
o Inform customers of scheduled work and work in progress (i.e. deliver notifications, speak with customer).
o Investigate complaints, claims, reports of encroachment and vandalism.
o Take necessary action to correct situations.
o Perform customer shut off procedures (i.e. door-hangers, shut offs, lock ups, service reinstates).
o Perform conservation patrol as required.
o Collect routine water quality samples for laboratory testing.

Perform general maintenance activities (i.e. maintain, clean, oil, lube, store, etc.), and general housekeeping (i.e. sweep, clean, landscape, and trim bushes and trees), facilitate repairs as needed, and complete safety and compliance activities (i.e. inspection, logs, reports, etc.) which include but are not limited to:
o Vehicles.
o Equipment.
o Facilities.
o Tools.
o Lockout/Tagout procedures.
o Confined space procedures.
 Attend, support and participate in training.
 Participate and comply with safety programs and procedures for employees.
 Comply with all District policies and procedures (i.e. Policy Manual, Rules and Regulations Manual, Emergency Response Plan, IIPP, etc.).
 Ensure all work performed is completed to District standards.
Distribution Operator 1 (DO1):
Operators in this class must possess knowledge and abilities identified below:
Knowledge of:
 Tools and equipment used in distribution system construction.
 Customer service
 Principles of mathematics, biology and chemistry.
 Standard safety practices and programs.
Ability to:
 Safely operate motor vehicles and power-driven equipment (i.e. dump truck, air compressor, jackhammer, etc.)
 Use a variety of hand and power tools.
 Perform heavy physical labor requiring strength, dexterity and agility.
 Follow both oral and written instructions.
 Perform assigned duties.
 Perform water distribution mathematical calculations.
 Perform basic computer functions and familiarity with applicable software programs.
 Communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing.
 Exercise good judgment.
 Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.
 Operate a variety of standard office equipment, telephone, electronic devices (i.e. laptop, smart phones, tablet, GPS, etc.), personal computer and software applications for word processing, graphic presentations, spreadsheets, and other job-related software.
Education, Experience, and Certification Required:
 Equivalent to the completion of the 12th grade.
Distribution Operator 1 (DO1):
o Possess and maintain a California State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) Grade D1 Certification within 12 months or 2 consecutive exam periods from date of hire.
o Possess and maintain a SWRCB Grade D2 Certification within 24 months from date of hire.

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