The Vallejo Flood and Wastewater District invites applications for a COLLECTION SYSTEM TECHNICIAN I / II to fill three positions. This is an Open Continuous Recruitment until positions are filled. The first application review will be Wednesday, November 14 at 1:00 p.m. A second application review has been tentatively scheduled for some time January or February 2019 - specific date to be determined.
The District is seeking a Collection System Technician I / II to perform a variety of unskilled, semi-skilled and skilled work in support of District collection systems installation, inspection, preventative and corrective maintenance and repair activities including mechanical repair activities for stationary and mobile equipment; assists in, and performs, underground televised wastewater line inspection and hydro-cleaning of sewer lines; and performs other duties as assigned.
In addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, the ideal candidate for this position:
Creates a positive work environment; Displays a positive and professional attitude with a focus on developing strong Leadership skills; Respects and supports the diversity and differences in their coworkers and the community we serve; Is honest, enthusiastic and energetic about delivering exceptional customer service; Has outstanding communication and interpersonal skills; Is able to successfully adapt to changing priorities; Has a passion to improve the organization and a desire to continuously strive for personal growth; Is a team player who enjoys working with peers, partners and others to positively impact the District’s efficiency, performance and work environment; Has strong problem solving skills; Has the ability to be remain calm in stressful situations.
Knowledge of principles and practices of lead direction and training (Collection Systems Technician II); principles, practices, tools, equipment, and supplies required to maintain and repair a stormwater and wastewater collection system, including underground wastewater lines; operational characteristics of, and safety requirements for preventive maintenance and minor repair methods related to the equipment; principles and practices of mobile equipment servicing and repair; basic mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic principles; operational and maintenance practices of electrical motors, pumps, and circuitry; safety practices related to the work, including confined space entry; applicable laws, codes, and regulations; modern office practices, methods, and computer equipment and applications related to the work; principles and practices of recordkeeping; English usage, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, and punctuation; techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, contractors, and District staff.
Ability to plan, assign and review the work of assigned crew members (Collection Systems Technician II); perform skilled work related to the installation, inspection, maintenance, and repair of underground wastewater lines; operate, adjust, and maintain construction equipment; perform servicing and minor maintenance on a variety of stationary and mobile equipment; respond effectively to emergency situations and troubleshooting such situations; safely use hand and power tools related to the work and drive and operate trucks and hydrovactor equipment; interpret and explain laws, regulations, policies, and procedures; make accurate mathematical calculations; read meters and gauges efficiently and record accurate consumption information; read maps, manuals, and specifications; prioritize own work and use independent judgment within procedural guidelines; maintain accurate records of work performed; operate modern office equipment, including computer equipment and specialized software application programs; use English effectively to communicate in person, over the telephone, and in writing; use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgment within general policy and legal guidelines; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.
Education and Experience: Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:
Graduation from high school or equivalent. Demonstrated proficiency to perform all the major duties assigned to the class.
License/Certificate: Must possess a valid California Class C Driver’s License at the time of employment. The ability to drive District vehicles is a specific requirement for this position. For that reason it is the employee’s responsibility to maintain a driving record that is acceptable to the District’s insurance carrier or be subject to dismissal.
Must acquire with 180 days of employment in this position a valid Class B California Driver’s License including Tanker Endorsement.
Collection System Technician I: Must possess a current California Water Environment Association Grade I or higher Collection System Maintenance certificate at time of employment.
Collection System Technician II: Must possess a current California Water Environment Association Grade II or higher Collection System Maintenance certificate at time of employment.
Other requirements: Must be available for standby and respond to off-hours emergency situations. Public employees are also required to serve as disaster service workers if needed.
The Vallejo Flood and Wastewater District application and supplemental questionnaire must be submitted online. This is an Open Continuous Recruitment until positions are filled. The first application review will be Wednesday, November 14 at 1:00 p.m. A second application review has been tentatively scheduled for some time January or February 2019 - specific date to be determined. Applications and supplemental questionnaire must be submitted using www.calopps.org or using the link at www.vallejowastewater.org
The most qualified candidates will be invited to participate in the examination process.
The examination process (which includes a one year probationary period upon hiring) may include, but are not limited to, a written examination, practical examination, application screening, oral board and/or selection interview.
A selection interview has been tentatively scheduled for November or December 2018 and again in February or March 2019 - specific dates to be determined.
One or more of these steps may be used and in any order. Candidates successful in the examination process will be placed on an eligibility list. The list may be valid for up to two years. Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement to the examination process. Placement on the eligibility list is not a guarantee of a final hiring interview.
Successful candidates not currently employed in regular status by the District must pass a pre-employment physical to be considered for an appointment.
About Vallejo Flood and Wastewater District
Vallejo Flood and Wastewater District is an independent Special District created by the State of California to collect and treat wastewater, and protect the Vallejo community from flooding. Since 1952, the District has protected public health and the San Francisco Bay by collecting and treating the wastewater generated by residents of Vallejo and the surrounding area. In addition, the District helps save lives and protects property from storm water damage. Every day of the year, skilled, dedicated District employees protect our health and environment using advanced treatment methods.
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