Water Agency Maintenance Worker IICounty Of Sonoma
Water Agency Maintenance Worker II
$4,139 - $5,031/Monthly
Education and Experience: Any combination of education, training, and experience which would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities listed. Normally, this would include two years of experience in construction or maintenance work which includes performing heavy physical labor, the use of light mechanical equipment, machines, and power tools, or one year of experience in flood control or sanitation maintenance with the Sonoma County Water Agency.
License: Possession of a valid driver's license at the appropriate level including special endorsements, as required by the State of California, may be required depending upon assignment to perform the essential job functions of the position. Some positions may require the possession of a valid California Class A motor vehicle operator's license. Employees assigned to operate heavy trucks on a continuing assignment must possess a valid California Class A motor vehicle operator's license including valid and appropriate California Endorsements (e.g. Tanker Endorsement.)
Desirable Certificate: Possession of a Grade I or II Collection System Maintenance Certificate issued by the California Water Environment Association.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Working knowledge of: basic construction materials, safety practices, and tools commonly used in construction and maintenance, including basic types, styles, and sizes of pipes, parts and fittings; water and wastewater system functions and structures; flood control and collection system pipe laying procedures; methods, materials, and procedures used in bedding, backfilling, and black topping; materials and procedures used in repairing and replacing cement structures; methods, equipment, and procedures used in water and wastewater system line cleaning; safety procedures, requirements, and equipment; repair, preventive maintenance, and safe operations of trucks, hand, and power tools; and light construction equipment;
Knowledge of: sewer systems standards as specified in California Uniform Plumbing Code; English grammar, vocabulary, spelling, punctuation, and composition.
Ability to: perform a variety of light and heavy entry-level and semi-skilled manual maintenance and construction tasks for extended periods and under unfavorable weather conditions; work in confined underground spaces; understand and follow oral and written instructions; follow basic safety procedures, accurately complete simple report forms; work effectively with other employees and the public; speak, read, and write English at a level appropriate for successful job performance; perform basic arithmetic calculations; demonstrate physical strength, endurance, and mechanical aptitude; operate line cleaning equipment and hand and power tools; determine appropriate methods to clean water and sewer lines, and set grades and alignments.
Duties require sitting, standing, walking on level and slippery surfaces, reaching, kneeling, bending, stooping, crawling, squatting, crouching, and grasping in the performance of daily duties. The duties also require the need to lift, carry, and push motors, pipes, valves, fittings, pumps, and other equipment and supplies weighing 40 pounds or more. The incumbents are required to work in all weather conditions including wet, hot, and cold. The use of lubricating ingredients and working around sewer gases exposes the employee to fumes, dust, and air contaminants which may cause eye and skin irritation. The nature of the work also requires the incumbents to be exposed to raw and treated sewage; to climb ladders and walk on scaffolds; to ride personnel lifts at height and to work in confined spaces; to handle noise producing tools and equipment; and to drive a motorized vehicle.