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Utility and Maintenance Tech I/II

Date Posted
Employer Name
City of Encinitas
Sector Name
Local Government
Career Level
Mid Level


THE POSITION:  The Utility and Maintenance Technician I & II are the first two levels of a four level Utility and Maintenance Technician series. Incumbents are responsible for operating trucks, equipment and tools, performing a wide variety of semi-skilled and skilled tasks in the construction, installation, repair and maintenance of the District's water distribution mains, service lines and related appurtenances used to supply potable and recycled water. 
EXAMPLES OF IMPORTANT & ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Include but are not limited to:
Exercise and perform basic maintenance on valves, blow-offs, fire hydrants, air vacs, sample stations, water meters, and other water appurtenances.
Assist in responding to emergencies as required during normal working hours, weekends, nights and holidays.
Perform installation and repair on water services, water mains, fire hydrants, fire services and other related water appurtenances.
Responds to customer complaints and checks system for cause of complaints.
Operates tools and equipment as assigned by crew lead or supervisor for performing utility maintenance repair activities.
Observes and follows established safety precautions regarding traffic control, confined space, trenching, excavating, and power equipment operation.
Read and troubleshoot automated meters using drive-by technology.
Flush, monitor, and maintain water quality in existing dead end lines.
Locating and marking utility lines/services.
Remove and replace concrete and asphalt as required when performing utility maintenance.
Requires working in a strenuous environment with heavy lifting.
Applicants must have KNOWLEDGE OF: customer service principles; basic record keeping techniques; applicable maintenance practices related to concrete, asphalt, signage, traffic control, water utilities; a variety of heavy equipment and tools, and follow safe work practices. Applicants must have ABILITY TO: Operate a variety of tools and equipment; operate light and heavy vehicles; perform manual labor; troubleshoot equipment problems; maintain, repair and clean equipment and trucks; complete paperwork and documentation; provide customer service; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; and establish, maintain, and foster positive and harmonious working relationships with those contacted in the course of work as well as coworkers and supervisors.
Ability to sit, stand, walk, kneel, crouch, stoop, squat, twist, climb, push, pull, and exert in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects; exposure to cold, heat, noise, outdoors, vibration, chemicals, explosive materials, mechanical hazards, and electrical hazards; ability to travel to different sites and locations, availability for shift work, on-call, stand-by, and emergency call.
I - One (1) year of construction, operation and/or maintenance related experience.
II - Two (2) years of experience at water maintenance technician level I or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
In addition, both levels require a high school diploma or G.E.D.
I - Valid Class "C" California Driver's License and safe driving record
Successful completion of safe driving, and CPR and First Aid courses within six months of hire
II - State of California Department of Health Water Distribution Grade D-I certificate and/or State of California Department of Health Treatment Operator Grade T-1
Completion of traffic control and flagging class, certification for Confined Space entry, Class "A" driver's license is desirable (Class "A" California Commercial Driver's License is a requirement to take stand-by duty) D-2 and/or T-2 Certifications are highly desirable.
A completed City application is required and must be received in the Human Resources Department no later than 12:00 pm (Noon) on Wednesday May 29th, 2013. Resumes received in lieu of applications, late or incomplete applications will not be considered.  Postmarks not accepted.  Contact Human Resources at (760) 633-2727 for an application; visit our website at www.EncinitasCA.gov or apply at City Hall, 505 S. Vulcan Avenue, Encinitas, CA 92024.  
The Utility and Maintenance Technician is part of a multi-level classification. Placement will be made at Level I ($19.93-$25.44/hr) or Level II ($20.73-$27.79/hr) with the ability to advance to Level III ($22.48-$30.13/hr) and Level IV ($24.22-$32.46/hr) 
PLEASE NOTE: The City of Encinitas and the SDWD provide equal opportunity employment for all persons without regard to race, color, age, disability, medical condition, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, marital status or sexual orientation, and work environments free from discrimination in accordance with applicable federal and state law, executive orders and guidelines. The City and Water District encourage minorities, disabled persons and women to apply. Qualified applicants who move to the next level of the selection process must notify the HR Office if accommodation is needed. This recruitment will create an eligibility list that maybe used to fill vacancies within the classification for the next 6 to 12 months. The post contingent job offer pre-placement process consists of fingerprinting, background check, and a physical examination, which includes a drug and alcohol screening.  The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract.  Any provision contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice. The City of Encinitas/SDWD is an equal opportunity employer.

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