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Water Distribution Worker I

Company: Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community
Location: Scottsdale
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Job Description:

Salary: $41,752.00 - $55,323.00 Annually Closing: 10/13/2022 11:59 PM Arizona Definition **IF YOU PREVIOUSLY APPLIED FOR THIS POSITION, YOU DO NOT NEED TO RE-SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION** Definition: Under general supervision of the Water Distribution Field Supervisor(s), performs a variety of skilled water distribution crew activities in order to construct, maintain, and repair the Communitys domestic water delivery systems. This job class is treated as FLSA Non-Exempt and considered a DRIVING position subject to working on call and weekend hours. Distinguishing Features: The Water Distribution Worker I is an entry-level class in the Roads Maintenance Worker series and is distinguished from the Water Distribution Worker II which requires higher skill level, greater experience, ability to work independently, and the requirement for a Class B CDL or a Grade I Water Distribution certification. Essential Functions: (Essential functions may vary among positions, but may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics. This list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not intended to be a comprehensive listing of tasks performed by all positions in this classification.) Examples of Tasks Tasks: 1. Repairs, maintains, and installs new water distribution system components, including mains, service lines, meters, valves and fire hydrants. Utilizes appropriate safety equipment and follows prescribed safety procedures in performing work assignments.
2. Under the direction of a Water Distribution Field Supervisor and/or Water Distribution Worker II, operates a variety of construction/power equipment including: backhoe, jackhammer, tamper, boring and tapping machines, used for installing, maintaining, and repairing water and wastewater lines to facilitate project completion.
3. Moves objects, tools, and equipment to load and/or unload and place equipment/material at job site with the assistance of hand carts, power winches, or rigging equipment. Cleans work area, all hand and/or power tools, and/or equipment around excavation site for next use.
4. Manually excavates trenches and periodically exposes (potholes) underground utility lines to identify any possible dangers or obstructions to backhoe operation. Backfills, compacts, and cold patches holes and trenches remaining after construction, maintenance or repair activity has been completed. Shades, backfills, and compacts in conformance with established standard specifications for size and location of cut and type of fill material used. Installs saddles, clamps, and other emergency repair devices, which may be required to stop leaks in water mains and services.
5. Installs, and assists contractors with the installation of, sewer lines and residential sewage disposal systems per approved plans as needed. Reads and interprets blueprints to determine location of septic tanks and associated piping. Maintains and repairs sewer lines as needed.
6. Reads and interprets plans and as-builts to locate Community utilities so they can be marked to help prevent and/or minimize accidental damage by contractors or other digging near the Communitys utility lines (Blue Stake Program). Conducts research or analyzes data regarding excavation locations, construction prints, and plans to determine actual alignment of requested utilities. Completes log to document work completed using computerized data entry. Learns job-related material through on-the-job training regarding blue staking or marking of utilities. Interprets signals and output from electronic detection equipment to locate underground utility lines.
7. Responds to emergency situations and performs other tasks and special assignments as required.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Other Characteristics:

  • Knowledge of Tribal and Federal potable water distribution regulations, standards, and criteria.
  • Knowledge of excavation/trench safety practices (i.e., shoring, benching and using a trench box).
  • Knowledge of required disinfection practices on new and existing water conveyance systems.
  • Knowledge of septic system installation procedures and practices, including equipment and materials used.
  • Knowledge of water distribution system maintenance and repair procedures and practices, to include equipment and materials used.
  • Knowledge of safety hazards, procedures and equipment used when working on or near underground utility lines.
  • Knowledge of tools, equipment, materials, and supplies needed for installing, maintaining, and repairing water and wastewater lines.
    • Skill in following oral and written instructions and procedures.
    • Skill in using various utility locating equipment.
    • Skill in the solvent welding process of PVC and other plastic pipes.
    • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other staff and the public.
      • Ability to pick up and move objects weighing at least 75 pounds for a distance up to 50 feet.
      • Ability to determine and use appropriate safety equipment and follow prescribed safety procedures/standards.
      • Ability to climb ladders or steps, and bend or stoop repeatedly or continually.
      • Ability to read plans, records and other data to provide appropriate locations of community underground assets (Blue Stake.)
      • Ability to communicate with members of the staff and the public both by using written and verbal methods. Minimum Qualifications Education & Experience: Graduation from high school or GED and one (1) year of full-time work experience in the construction, maintenance, and/or repair of underground wet utility systems. Experience with a public or private utility system is highly preferred. Equivalency: Any equivalent combination of training and experience that would enable the candidate to satisfactorily perform and meet the duties and responsibilities required may be considered in meeting the stated minimum qualifications. Underfill Eligibility: An enrolled Community Member whom closely qualifies for the minimum qualifications for a position may be considered for employment under SRPMIC Policy 2-19, Underfill. Special Requirements Special Requirements:
        • An ADEQ or ITCA Grade I Water Distribution Certification upon time of hire is preferred.
        • Ability to work non-standard, flexible shifts and respond to on-call emergencies in a variety of weather conditions.
        • Ability to work safely near automobile traffic, underground utility lines, and with exposure to excavations and trenches.
        • Ability to work in confined spaces, under heavy physical exertion.
        • Must possess and maintain a valid Arizona Drivers License Prior to hire as an employee, applicants will be subject to drug and alcohol testing. Will be required to pass a pre-employment background/fingerprint check. Employees are subject to random drug and alcohol testing. SRPMIC is a mandatory covid vaccine employer. All employees are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment. "SRPMIC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer" Preference will be given to a qualified Community Member, then a qualified Native American and then other qualified candidate. In order to obtain consideration for Community member/Native American preference, applicant must submit a copy of Tribal Enrollment card or CIB which indicates enrollment in a Federally Recognized Native American Tribe by one of the following methods: 1) attach to application 2) fax (480) 362-5860 3) mail or hand deliver to Human Resources. Documentation must be received by position closing date. The IHS/BIA Form-4432 is not accepted. Your Tribal ID/CIB must be submitted to HR-Recruitment-Two Waters.

Keywords: Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, Scottsdale , Water Distribution Worker I, Professions , Scottsdale, Arizona

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