UTILITIES M&O TECHNICIAN/SPECIALIST - Port Orchard, WA

Employer: Kitsap County Public Works

Job Description:
UTILITIES M&O TECHNICIAN/SPECIALIST
Salary: $20.45 - $33.78 Hourly
Location: Port Orchard, WA
Job Type: Full Time (40 hrs/wk)
Department: Public Works
Job Number: 2020-MOTECHSPEC-UTILITIES
Closing: 10/11/2020 11:59 PM Pacific

Kitsap County Public Works Department is dedicated to making our communities better and safer places to live, work, and play.

The Public Works Sewer/Stormwater Utilities Division is looking for people to join our team! This ideal candidate is one that loves working outdoors and making a difference in our community! This position performs manual labor duties including operating heavy equipment and CDL vehicles! This unique opportunity allows individuals with just one year of experience to get their foot in the door and start training up to a specialist level. However, if you already have experience at the Specialist Level and the certification required, this allows us to consider you at the higher level! If this sounds like a perfect job for you...please apply and start working on your career at Kitsap County!

Position Information:
This position is responsible for performing a wide variety of manual labor duties in (depending on area of assignment) construction and maintenance of sanitary sewage collection systems, stormwater drainage conveyance systems, detention/retention ponds or grounds mainly associated with the County Sewer Utility and Stormwater Divisions and provides assistance to the Solid Waste Division at times.

Areas of Assignment:
There are four distinct work groups in this division and incumbents may be assigned to any of the four work groups during employment. The following is a general overview of each workgroup (duties may very based on the area of assignment):

GSS/LID work group (Green stormwater solutions/low impact development):
Enhanced ponds, swales, ditches, bio-retention systems, and modular wetlands.
Horticulture and landscape experience that will include, but not limited to: pruning, spreading bark, compost, topsoil, weeding, applying herbicide and plant identification.
Small equipment operation: chain saws, weed eaters, augers, backpack blowers, hydro seeder, mowers, and hand tools.
Plan and direct the placement of traffic cones, barricades, signs and flagmen in accordance with regulations regarding construction in traveled right-of-ways.

Stormwater Retrofit/Construction work group- for Stormwater and Sewer Utility:
Underground utility construction requires operating equipment/vehicles such as: excavators, track loader, backhoe, dozer, sweeper, loader, compactor and dump truck for installing pipe (sewer, storm, water); shooting grade; laying asphalt and concrete.
Operate small tools/ equipment – compactors, roto-hammers, laser level, jackhammer, cut-off saw, plate compactor, etc.
Plan and direct the placement of traffic cones, barricades, signs and flagmen in accordance with regulations regarding construction in traveled right-of-ways.

Stormwater Maintenance – Pond, swale and catch basin maintenance work group:
Stormwater maintenance and systems requires operating equipment/vehicles such as: eductor trucks, dump trucks, loaders, mowers (slope and tractor), and operate the decant facility.
Small equipment operations: weed eaters, loaders, hand tools, chain saws, hedgers, pole saw
Work with the Public Works Summer program coaching and mentoring College students.
Plan and direct the placement of traffic cones, barricades, signs and flagmen in accordance with regulations regarding construction in traveled right-of-ways.

Sewer Collections - system maintenance work group:
Systems maintenance and sewer gravity and forcemain pipe repair/installation.
Operate equipment and vehicles such as: eductor trucks, dump trucks and related equipment to include some small equipment repair.
Conduct Closed Circuit TV/video to inspect sewer and stormwater conveyance.
Some landscaping and herbicide.
Plan and direct the placement of traffic cones, barricades, signs and flagmen in accordance with regulations regarding construction in traveled right-of-ways.
*All positions require the ability to operate pickup trucks, single/tandem axle trucks, and other related equipment.

QUALIFICATIONS FOR PERFORMANCE OF THE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
M&O Technician Required Education and Experience:
- High School Diploma (or GED); and
- One year of experience in underground utilities, construction, repair, replacement and maintenance, road construction/maintenance or equivalent trade school.
- Valid Washington State driver's license
M&O Specialist Required Education and Experience
- High School Diploma (or GED); and
- Three years of experience in underground utilities, construction, repair, replacement and maintenance, road construction/maintenance; one year of equivalent trade school may substitute for up to one year of experience.
- Valid Washington State Class A Commercial Driver's License (CDL) for the operation of related equipment with Endorsement N or X and air brake restriction removed, Washington State Industrial First Aid/CPR certification,Washington State Traffic Flagging Certification and Erosion and Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Lead.

Driving Requirements:
- The successful incumbent must meet the driving requirements of this position and submit a copy a current driving record/abstract (from state of residency) to review for eligibility to drive for Kitsap County prior to employment.The successful incumbent must obtain a valid Washington State Driver's License prior to hire and maintain a satisfactory driving record as outlined in the Kitsap County Vehicle Use Policy. This position is categorized as:
- CDL Driver: Operating County owned vehicles and CDL vehicles. Successful candidate must [have a current or obtain within 12 months of employment] a Washington Class A endorse N or X with air brake restriction removed.
- Prior to CDL Assignment(This is also required for individuals with the Commercial License Permit):
- CDL drivers must submit a driving abstract and a current medical card.
- CDL Drivers in accordance with federal regulations and Kitsap County Drug and Alcohol Policy and Procedures for CDL Drivers, no employee will be allowed to operate CDL vehicles or equipment in this position for Kitsap County until he/she has successfully passed a breath alcohol test and urine drug screening; and enter into a random DOT regulated drug and alcohol testing process.

Criminal Conviction Standards:
- The successful incumbent will or may have unsupervised access to children under 18 years of age, a vulnerable adult, or a vulnerable person, or access to a secured/confidential facility or computer system(s). As a result, Kitsap County will be conducting an extensive criminal background check by law enforcement agencies, which may include fingerprinting.
- Please review the following list of disqualifying crimes and negative actions to determine if you meet our standard for this position: https://www.dshs.wa.gov/sites/default/files/FSA/bccu/documents/Secretary%27sCrimesListforALLPrograms.pdf (Download PDF reader)

Required Licenses, Certificates, Examinations/Tests and Other Requirements:
Please note: The incumbent is responsible for obtaining and maintaining all of the following required licenses, certifications and other requirements.
Prior to employment the successful candidate must:
- Pass a criminal background check through law enforcement agencies.
- Pass a medical/physical evaluation, including audiometric and respirator testing (in accordance with WAC 296-842-150 and WAC 296-817-400).
- Submit a copy of their State employment driving record abstract to verify their eligibility to drive for Kitsap County.
- Submit official transcripts from an accredited college or university if education is being used to meet the minimum qualifications.
- Pass all job-related examinations/tests necessary to demonstrate required knowledge, skills and abilities, as determined by the hiring authority at time of job posting.
- Provide references that demonstrate reliability, a good attendance record and a positive work ethic/attitude.

M&O Technician:
At time of appointment, the successful candidate must possess:
- Valid Washington State driver's license
Within one year of employment, must obtain (and maintain during employment) the following licenses and certifications:
- Washington State Industrial First Aid/CPR certification
- Washington State Traffic Flagging Certification
- Possess a valid Washington State Class A Commercial Driver's License (CDL) for the operation of related equipment with Endorsement N or X and air brake restriction removed.
- Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Lead

M&O Specialist:
At time of appointment, the successful candidate must possess:
- Washington State Industrial First Aid/CPR certification
- Washington State Traffic Flagging Certification
- Possess a valid Washington State Class A Commercial Driver's License (CDL) for the operation of related equipment with Endorsement N or X and air brake restriction removed.
- Erosion and Sediment Control Lead Certification.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of:
- Standard practices, methods, tools and materials utilized in the construction and maintenance of underground utilities.
- Safe working practices and procedures.

Skills and/or Ability to:
- Appear for scheduled work with regular, reliable and punctual attendance.
- Establish and maintain cooperative, effective, and productive working relationships using tact, patience and courtesy with other employees and the general public.
- Effectively plan and organize work and complete tasks within prescribed timeframes.
- Understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
- Read and understand blueprints and specifications.
- Perform basic mathematical calculations.
- Learn to operate trucks, backhoe, sewer flushing unit, vacuum eductor and related equipment.
- Perform manual labor under uncomfortable or adverse conditions.
- Work over 40 hours in a workweek as required.
- Report for duty on time and remain at work until the end of their scheduled shift even if an inclement weather event or emergency is declared as an "Essential Employee" under the Public Works Inclement Weather/Emergency Response policy.
- Respond as required when on stand-by duty. (Note: This position is subject to 24- hour standby duty.)
- Properly wear a breathing apparatus when working in confined spaces.

- Working Conditions/Physical Activities:
(The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Kitsap County provides reasonable accommodation to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions).

Positions in this class typically require:
- Work performed primarily in the field maintaining roads, stormwater/detention ponds and road rights of way, in the maintenance yard arranging material stockpiles and equipment, and in gravel and quarry mines processing materials.
- Position requires traversing rough, undeveloped terrain or construction sites, and standing and balancing for extended periods of time when flagging traffic. Operate heavy equipment (controlled with using both hands and feet simultaneously), various standup mowers and drive a variety of CDL vehicle.
- Frequent climbing in and out of equipment and vehicles. Sitting for long periods of time when operating vehicles or equipment. Bending, stooping, reaching (over shoulders, at waist and below waist), walking, climbing (ladders/stairs), standing, balancing, adequate vision to operate power equipment, and establish traffic control. Handling and grasping items such as; documents, materials, hand tools, debris.
- Adequate vision sufficient to view gauges and traffic and other signals, to operate equipment, inspect roads/sewage/storm drainage lines, etc., and read instructions and plans.
- Hearing sufficient to respond to audible alarms, sirens, radio and telephone.
- Clear speaking and adequate hearing sufficient to communicate effectively and respond appropriately when conveying or receiving information or instruction. Must possess the physical strength, agility and coordination required to operate heavy equipment such as but not limited to: backhoes, pavers, dozers and graders.
- Exertion of force of up to 50 lbs. regularly and/or up to 35 pounds frequently, and/or up to 25 pounds continually to lift/carry/push/pull/move objects and to operate a variety of power equipment/tools, hoists, lifts, and vehicles.
- Working out of doors for extended periods of time under unfavorable inclement weather conditions (i.e. heat, cold, rain, wind, snow). Working around various hazards associated with vehicle traffic, vegetation, around construction equipment and while operating hand and power tools including occasional exposure to associated machinery vibration, chemicals, noxious fumes, pollen, grasses, vapors, sewage and dust. Frequent operation of heavy equipment and large trucks in areas of high traffic and confined spaces.
- Subject to call-out during non-working hours.
Incumbents may be:
Exposed to other physical hazards out in the field.

ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLE OF DUTIES
(Any one position may not include all of the duties listed nor do the listed examples include all tasks which may be found in positions of this class.)

Essential Job Functions:
(Depending on Area of Assignment)
- Learn to operate and assist in the operation of dozers, backhoe, hoist truck, high velocity hydraulic sewer cleaners, sewer flushing unit, storm water drain flushing unit, vacuum eductor, closed circuit TV inspection equipment; sewer grouting or sealing equipment and related equipment used for construction, maintenance, repair of sanitary sewer systems water systems, drain-fields, and storm drainage systems.
- Assist in the maintenance of storm water detention/retention ponds and sewage pump station wet wells.
- Operate and maintain stormwater decant facility.
- Assist in the repair or replacement of culverts, catch basins, manholes, pipes, oil/water separators, emergency overflow spillways and dikes.
- Maintain valving and other appurtenances associated.
- Operate pickup trucks, single/tandem axle trucks, and other related equipment.
- Operate and install proper equipment to insure safe working conditions in all ditches, confined spaces and potentially hazardous locations.
- Plan and direct the placement of traffic cones, barricades, signs and flagmen to protect both the public and the working personnel at a jobsite and in accordance with regulations regarding construction in traveled right-of-ways.
- Learn to calculate flow rates, volumes, etc. for sewer or storm work.

Other Job Duties:
- May oversee and assign work of seasonal workers.
- Perform related duties as required.

OTHER POSITION RELATED INFORMATION:
- Who May Apply: This position is open to the general public. Applications will be screened for qualifications and completion of all the required materials and forms. The most competitive applicants may be contacted for further steps in the selection process, which may include testing for office and computer skills.
- This position is classified as eligible for overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
- Covered under a collective bargaining agreement with Public Works Utilities - Local 589. For more information about the collective bargaining agreement: https://spf.kitsapgov.com/hr/Pages/Collective-Bargaining-Agreements.aspx. Internal applicants should be aware that a change in union status or bargaining unit may impact your benefits and accruals. Please contact Human Resources if you have questions.
- Per the collective bargaining agreement: If hired as a Technician, candidates must be performing satisfactory and then within twenty-four {24) months of their date of hire or transfer the employee must obtain the necessary qualifications to be placed on the Duty Roster. Once an employee has been placed on the Duty Roster, they shall be moved into the M&O Specialist pay scale at the step which is closest to but not below their rate of pay as an M&O Technician.
- Work hours for this position are 7AM-3:30PM. In the summer the schedule changes to a 9/80 schedule which allows for every other Friday off.
- Kitsap County is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please contact our Human Resources Office.
**This posting will be used to fill multiple positions, regular and extra help.**

Kitsap County
Address:
614 Division St, MS#23A
Port Orchard, Washington, 98366
Phone: 360.337.7185
Website: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/kitsap

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Location: Port Orchard, WA
Application Method: Online: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/kitsap/jobs/2866292/utilities-mo-technician-specialist?page=2&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs
Base Pay: $20.45 - $33.78 HR

Posted on September 29, 2020

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