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Senior MW - Water DistributionCITY OF IOWA CITY - Job Description Job Class #14-08 FLSA Non-Exempt Civil Service Identification Position Title: Senior Maintenance Worker - Water Distribution Department: Public Works Division: Water Supervisor: Assistant Superintendent – Water / W ater Superintendent Job Summary Under general direction, coordinates and participates in the maintenance, construction and repair of water mains, hydrants, valves and fittings. Designs and draws completed plans for water main construction. Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities Plans, organizes, coordinates and participates in the maintenance, construction and repair of water mains, hydrants, valves and fittings. Monitors completion of job assignments to ensure compliance with standards and instructions and revises instructions and time frames as necessary; assists the Water Superintendent in monitoring operations and ensures compliance with federal, state and local laws rules and regulations. Responds to complaints from the general public regarding water main breaks and water main construction. Assists with project design and draws completed plans for water main construction; reviews and makes changes on plans for new subdivisions; meets with City Engineers, contractors, public, other department heads and outside engineers on designs for water main renewal areas; inspects new projects and prepares final information for two-year bond. Oversees and schedules work of crews, contractors and inspectors to complete water main construction projects; organizes pre-conferences for projects along with neighborhood meetings. establishes job priorities and time frames for assigned distribution staff; provides supervision and direction to the inspectors or capital improvement projects and private developments. Contacts technical representatives, equipment vendors and suppliers; solicits bids and purchases materials and equipment as needed. Monitors work of outside contractors and evaluates compliance with contractual agreements. Assists Water Superintendent by consulting with other division group leaders; evaluates water distribution system performance. Utilizes digital equipment and software to track and implement asset management of distribution system infrastructure through standard operating procedures. Job Class #14-08 Water Page 2 Updated 01/17/2020 Operates heavy equipment such as backhoe, end loader, skid loader, boring machine, tap machine, heavy trucks and electric welder; uses specialized equipment to find valve and leak locations. Oversee the repair of streets, walks, driveways and restores landscaping resulting from water main breaks, new water main construction and renewal of water mains. Performs and oversees hydrant and valve replacement with preventative maintenance program. utilizes digital equipment and software to track and implement asset management of distribution system infrastructure through standard operating procedures. Conducts flow testing of hydrants. Recommends the purchase for new materials and equipment; maintains daily records of projects, use of materials and inventory. Responds to emergency calls; performs stand-by duty, as assigned. Reviews and analyses construction practices to implement or recommend implementation of construction and maintenance process improvements. Ensures compliance with safety and water regulations. Trains employees on equipment, tasks procedures, work standards and proper safety procedures; assigns and schedules personnel to attend internal and external training activities. Prepares project estimates. Prepares maps of as-builts for inclusion in records, files and project folders. Reviews daily logs, time sheets and workloads. Inspects distribution systems and facilities, noting areas that require attention and incorporates this work into daily or weekly schedules. Participates in budget development for distribution. Recommends Capital Improvement projects; assists in the development and administration of operating budgets and project accounting systems. Conducts self in a manner which promotes and supports diversity and inclusivity in the workplace and community. Performs all other related duties as assigned. Physical and Environmental Conditions The physical demands and work environment conditions described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job and are encountered while performing those essential functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Job Class #14-08 Water Page 3 Updated 01/17/2020 While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit, taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds with assistance. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock and communicable diseases. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud. Minimum Education, Experience and Certification High school diploma or equivalent required. Two years of post-high school education from an educational institution accredited by a DOE recognized accreditation body required or CEU equivalent required. Four years of experience and/or training in water distribution maintenance and construction or in a related field required. Supervisory or lead experience required. Iowa DNR Grade III W ater Distribution Certification. Iowa DNR Grade IV Water Distribution Certification required within three years of hire. Must live within 17 miles of the corporate limits of Iowa City, Iowa within one year of appointment to the position. Valid Iowa Class B commercial driver's license with air brake and tank endorsements required. Valid Class A commercial driver’s license required within 6 months of hire. This position is subject to federal drug testing requirements including screening through the FMCSA Clearinghouse. A pre-employment drug screen is required. Must pass criminal background check. Preferred Education, Experience and Certification Associate’s or bachelor’s degree from an educational institution accredited by a DOE recognized accreditation body preferred. Five years of experience in water distribution maintenance and construction or in a related field preferred. Iowa DNR Grade IV Water Distribution Certification preferred. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Knowledge of methods, practices and procedures used in the construction and repair of water systems. Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions. Skills in operation of heavy and specialized equipment. Skills in training and supervising work activities of assigned crew. Ability to prepare and maintain written reports and records. Ability to design and plan water system construction projects. Ability to read and interpret blueprints, construction drawings and technical manuals. Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations, calculate footage of water mains and determine amount of chlorine to add to water mains. Knowledge of hydraulics of distribution systems. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified in this position.