Water Operator I

City Of Wentzville   Wentzville, MO   Full-time     Maintenance
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Posted on May 25, 2021

Water Operator I
Salary:
43,992.00 Annually
Location:
200 East 4th Street, Wentzville
Job Type:
Full-time
Department:
UTILITIES
Job Number:
00598
Closing:
6/25/2021 5:00 PM Central
Summary

Adventurers wanted! The City of Wentzville is seeking a full-time Water Operator I. Incumbents in this position assist with the operations and maintenance of the city's water distribution system, including meter reading, inspection and repairs, water testing, and record keeping requirements. Training for CDL and Distribution licenses are done in-house. 

The City was named to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch 2019 and 2020 Top Workplaces list. This list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey, which measures several aspects of workplace culture, including how employees feel about pay, benefits, managers and leadership – just to name a few. The City offers excellent benefits including health, vision, dental, employer-paid life insurance, long-term disability, a retirement pension, 12 holidays, 2 floating holidays, vacation time, sick time, tuition reimbursement, employee assistance, a free recreation center membership and much more! Current employees note that working for the City of Wentzville offers great opportunity for growth. The people are truly amazing, the benefits speak for themselves and there's always room for advancement. Are you ready for an adventure? Complete an application for the opportunity to join our team!

This posting may close prior to June 25 if a sufficient number of qualified applicants are received.

Essential & Ancillary Job Duties

Essential Job Duties

  • Assist with inspection, maintenance, and repair of the water distribution system.
  • Assist with fixing water mains and service leaks.
  • Assist with maintenance of fire hydrants and valves including painting fire hydrants, exercising valves, and completing minor repairs as needed.
  • Assist with yard restoration and maintenance including brush hog easements, yard restorations from excavations, sod installations, vegetation control program, and mowing city water division properties.
  • Assist full water main installation projects.
  • Perform daily operations such as processing service tickets, customer concerns, and shut-offs.
  • Coordinate monthly meter reading for billing purposes.
  • Operate backhoe, bobcat, front loader, high lift, skid loader, mini excavator, forklift, and dump trucks.
  • Assist with DNR and EPA water testing and reporting functions.
  • Assist with backflow prevention program.

Ancillary Job Duties

  • Participate in on-call rotation requiring a response time of 30 minutes or less.
  • Respond to winter storm operations on a 24-hour call basis as required (full-time only); plow snow and spread salt as needed to clear streets.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications & Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Job Qualifications – Education, experience and training that are required or desirable in order to effectively perform the job at the time of hire.  An equivalent combination of education, training and experience will be considered.  Additional requirements and/or substitutions may be requested and require the approval of HR. 

  • Minimum of one year of water distribution experience or related work experience desired.
  • Valid Class B CDL with airbrakes and tanker endorsement within 240 days of employment required; Class A CDL preferred. 
  • A valid driver’s license is required upon hire.
  • Certification Water Distribution DS-I  testing within 120 days of employment desired
  • High school diploma or equivalent desired.

 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities – May be representative, but not all-inclusive, of those knowledge, skills and abilities commonly associated with this position. 

  • Proficiency in use of basic business software (word processing, spreadsheets, email, presentations) and basic office equipment.
  • Attention to detail and the ability to maintain concentrated focus.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers.
  • Ability to understand and carry out written and oral instructions.
  • Regular attendance is a necessary and essential job duty.

Work Environment & Physical Abilities

Work Environment
Environmental or atmospheric conditions commonly associated with the performance of the duties of this job.

  • Primarily an outdoor work environment.
  • May be exposed to loud noises from equipment.
  • Occasionally exposed to varying, inclement weather; may be exposed to wet, humid, hot, and/or cold conditions.
  • Occasionally required to work in hazardous traffic conditions and near moving mechanical parts.
  • Occasionally required to wear protective gear in order to limit exposure to sewage, dust, chemicals, gases, and other toxic substances or conditions.

Physical Abilities
The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential duties.

  • Work may require frequent standing, walking, climbing, bending, and must be able to lift and carry up to 80 pounds. 
  • Must be able to speak and hear clearly.
  • Must be able to have repetitive wrist, hand, and/or finger movement.
  • Must have finger dexterity and hand-eye coordination.
  • Must have clarity of vision and the ability to adjust focus.

DOT (CDL) DRIVER SUPPLEMENT

This supplement in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position.  Employees may be required to follow other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties as requested, subject to all applicable state and federal laws.  Certain job duties described herein may be subject to possible modification in accordance with applicable state and federal laws.

 

Background Information

All DOT regulated positions are considered safety sensitive by regulation. Safety-sensitive employees are those employees who discharge duties so fraught with risks of injury to self or others, environmental injury and/or property damage that even a momentary lapse of attention can have disastrous consequences. It is an essential job function safety rule applicable to every employee working in a safety sensitive classified position to be able to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner.


Essential License, Certifications, Registrations and Insurability

All Drivers must have a current commercial driver's license (CDL) in accordance with the standards set forth in 49 CFR PART 391. Federal regulations require random testing of Drivers for drug or alcohol use. Drivers must be insurable at standard rates.
FMCSA Driver Fitness for Duty Statements

  • FMCSA Driver Fitness for Duty Statement: The DOT regulations make clear that the City, as a DOT regulated employer, makes the final determination of who is a qualified individual to drive a commercial motor vehicle. The City shall not permit a person to drive a commercial motor vehicle unless the person meets all DOT minimum qualifications and such other more stringent qualifications and requirements relating to safety of operation and employee safety and health. The City may use the services of independent Medical Examiners, Medical Review Officers and Occupational Physicians to make its final determinations.
  • FMCSA Driver Clearinghouse Certification: Drivers must be currently cleared without restriction in the FMCSA Clearinghouse to immediately perform FMCSA Safety Sensitive duties as a DOT regulated Driver.
  • FMCSA Driver Safety Rule: Requires mandatory reporting by Drivers of off-duty DUI and Drug Offense Arrest and/or Conviction. In accordance with the authority granted to the City by the DOT to impose other requirements to prevent alcohol misuse by Drivers, it is mandatory that Drivers disclose to their supervisor and/or Human Resources by the end of the business day arrest and/or convictions for all alcohol and/or drug related offenses committed while operating any motor vehicle. This will allow the City to immediately remove from safety sensitive functions, Drivers who have engaged in off-duty unsafe behavior related to alcohol or drug misuse (which is directly related to their safety sensitive functions performed for the City) to make determinations as follows:
    • If the Driver is fit for duty
    • If the Driver is still qualified under DOT regulations to operate a CMV for the City;
    • If the Driver is still insurable at standard rates under the City's insurance plan; and
    • If the Driver can still meet the essential job functions for the position. It is an essential job function of every DOT regulated Driver that they be qualified and licensed to operate a CMV without the use of a judicially ordered interlocking device, or similar device as part of a diversion or conviction for an alcohol related offense.

Essential Physical Demands

  • Hand-eye coordination. Driving a CMV requires that controlled use of multiple limbs on the basis of what a person observes. Federal regulations require drivers to have normal use of their arms and legs.
  • Hearing ability. Drivers need good hearing. Federal regulations require the ability to hear a forced whisper in one ear at five feet (with or without the use of a hearing aid).
  • Patience. Because of possible traffic congestion Drivers are put in stressful situations and must be able to continue to calmly operate their CMV.
  • Physical Health. Federal regulations do not allow people to become a Driver if they have a medical condition that may interfere with the operation of a CMV, such as high blood pressure or epilepsy.
  • Visual ability. Drivers must be able to pass vision tests. Federal regulations require at least 20/40 vision with a 70-degree field of vision in each eye, and the ability to distinguish colors on a traffic light.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit for long periods of time, stand, walk, use hands and fingers to handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear, see and inspect, and bend.

Essential Emotional Demands

  • Demonstrated past and present ability to safety operate a CMV
  • Can read, understand, hear and apply written and spoken directions
  • Ability to work in a constant state of alertness and safety awareness
  • Ability to work in an unfatigued state
  • Ability to accurately gauge lengths of time and distance
  • Ability to quickly store and recall instructions in one's short term memory
  • Ability to concentrate
  • Ability to cope with sudden changes in surrounding and/or emergency situations and/or alarms
  • Demonstrated caring, committed and concerned attitude about safety
  • Ability to rapidly respond to stimuli
  • Possess fast reflexes and unimpaired coordination
  • Ability to perform tasks involving high levels of cognitive function and judgement
  • Not mentally or physically impaired from any cause that can adversely affect ability to safely and competently perform the DOT regulated functions
  • Ability to take prompt and appropriate response to operating conditions
  • Not mentally or physically impaired from any cause that can adversely affect ability to safely and competently perform the DOT regulated functions

The City of Wentzville is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The City does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status. The City of Wentzville makes every effort to fully comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. The City of Wentzville is a drug and alcohol free work place. A pre-employment drug screen is required for all positions. The City of Wentzville participates in E-Verify.

Agency: City of Wentzville
Address: 1001 Schroeder Creek Blvd Wentzville, Missouri 63385
Phone: 636-639-2190, 636-639-2007
Website: http://www.wentzvillemo.org