Are you looking for a great opportunity to expand your skills while helping maintain the City’s sewer infrastructure?The City of Los Altos has an exciting opportunity for a Wastewater Worker I/II position in the Sewer Division that is part of the new Department of Environmental Services and Utilities (ESUD). The Wastewater Worker I/II position is essential in helping the City achieve the goals in the Sewer System Management Plan (SSMP) by maintaining and improving its wastewater collection system, and working on miscellaneous sewer related activities as needed.
We are looking for a person who is a team-player, respectful, is willing to learn and expand knowledge and skills, communicates clearly and concisely both orally and in writing with the team and internal/external customers, establishes, maintains, and fosters positive and effective working relationships.
The ideal candidate responds effectively to emergency situations and troubleshoot such situations; follows department policies and procedures related to assigned duties and tasks; safely and effectively use and operate hand tools, mechanical equipment, power tools and equipment required to perform the work.
This position includes an 4/10 work schedule and participates in 24/7 on-call rotation to respond to and perform emergency regarding the sewer collection system.
ABOUT THE SEWER DIVISION TEAM
The Sewer Division team will lead and is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the City’s Sewer Collection System. The maintenance operations and tasks performed by the Sewer Division has a direct impact towards the goals of the Sewer System Management Plan (SSMP) and helps the City to maintain compliance with the regulations and the required reporting to the State.
ABOUT THE POSITION
The IDEAL candidate is highly professional, patient, respectful, and ethical; possesses excellent problem-solving skills and can-do attitude; and communicates effectively and proactively both verbally and in writing.
Below are a few examples of typical job functions.
Operates hydro-cleaning and rodding equipment to clean and flush sewer lines on a scheduled or emergency basis.
Applies root control chemicals to sewer lines using hydro-cleaning equipment on a scheduled basis.
Responds to customer complaints and emergency calls for service; uses inspection equipment to identify causes; and assists in mitigating overflow spills and damage as required.
Sets up traffic control and safety equipment when using vehicles on a street or other roadway; uses safety equipment and observes all safety procedures as specified by the City.
Contacts the public to inform them of activities; explains applicable rules and regulations.
Marks the location of underground wastewater lines in response to Underground Service Alert (USA) requests.
Maintains accurate records of work performed.
Participates in 24/7 on-call rotation to respond to and perform emergency collection system repairs and provide other emergency services such as downed tree, debris, or illegal dumping removal, clean up after vehicle accidents, pothole repair, or other services as necessary.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Any combination equivalent to experience and education that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Wastewater Maintenance Worker I Position: Two (2) years of experience performing manual labor in general construction or maintenance for Wastewater Maintenance Worker I position.
Wastewater Maintenance Worker II Position: One (1) year of experience as a Wastewater Maintenance Worker I with the City of Los Altos or three (3) years of increasingly responsible experience in construction or maintenance, including at least (1) year of specialized experience in collection system maintenance.
Education: Equivalent to graduation form the twelfth (12th) grade.
Certificates & Licenses:
Wastewater Maintenance Worker I Position:
Obtain and maintain a valid California Class B Driver's License with tanker endorsement within six months of appointment.
Possess and maintain a California Water Environment Association Grade I Wastewater Collection System certificate within six months of appointment.
Wastewater Maintenance Worker II Position:
Possess and maintain a valid California Class B Driver's License with tanker endorsement.
Possess and maintain California Department of Pesticide Regulation Qualified Applicator Certificate – Sewer Line Root Treatment category.
Possess and maintain a California Water Environment Association Grade II Wastewater Collection System certificate.
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Wastewater Maintenance Worker I. II JD (rev. 11.22)
PERKS AND BENEFITS OF WORKING FOR THE CITY OF LOS ALTOS
Annual salary range of $73,271.01 - $89,061.37 for Wastewater Maintenance Worker I classification and $80,759.01 - $98,163.08 for Wastewater Maintenance Worker II classification; depending on qualifications and experience.
Situated in the charming small town (City) of Los Altos.
Short walk to vibrant Downtown.
Tight-knit, supportive Team.
Paid vacation, holiday, and sick leave.
Medical plans to choose between a traditional PPO (low deductible) medical plan in which you pay a portion of the monthly premium or an employer-paid (high deductible) medical plan.
Dental and Vision reimbursement plan per employee and their dependents.
Employer paid Life and AD&D insurance coverage, plus optional supplemental available for employee/spouse.
Employer paid Long Term Disability coverage.
Employer paid retirement contribution towards CalPERS.
Deferred Compensation 457b Plan with optional employee contribution.
APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS
This recruitment is being conducted to fill one Wastewater Maintenance Worker I/II vacancy and may be used to fill future full-time vacancies as they occur during the active status of the employment list.
The first review of the applications is scheduled for after the posting closes on Monday, November 28, 2022. Prior to hire, candidates will be required to successfully complete a pre-employment process, COVID-19 self-attestation, including a complete background investigation. A conviction history will not necessarily disqualify an applicant from appointment; however, failure to disclose a conviction will result in a disqualification or termination.