Utilities Technician I- Bainbridge Island, WA

Employer: City of Bainbridge Island

Job Description:
There is one vacancy in the Utilities section, and the position will be filled as either Utilities Technician I or Utilities Technician II, depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate. If an experienced candidate is selected, additional vacation benefits at the time of hire may be offered.

The ideal candidate will have a range of experience and a willingness to learn new skills. Open until filled, with a priority application deadline of 8 am, Dec. 1, 2021.

The Utilities Technician I is an entry level position responsible for performing routine operation, construction, maintenance and repair work for the City’s utilities (water, sewer, and surface and stormwater systems). The Utilities Technician I is cross-trained to work in one or more areas as required.

About the City of Bainbridge Island
The City of Bainbridge Island is a vibrant community with small-town feel, 52 miles of scenic shoreline and densely forested areas. Our employees are the most important asset in preserving and enhancing the special character of the Island, and in responding to the community's needs. The City provides competitive salaries, outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities.

City Vision
A healthy Bainbridge Island, now and for future generations.

City Mission
Serve and respond with skill, trust, and care.

City Values
- Stewardship: We manage our resources with intention.
- Professionalism: We bring knowledge to our work and energy to new challenges.
- Connection: Respect and communication are central to our success.
- Balance: Personal well-being improves our work and makes our organization strong.

Essential Functions
The Utilities Technician I is distinguished from the Utilities Technician II by the assignment of less complex, entry level responsibilities.

- Operates, maintains, repairs and constructs surface and stormwater facilities and equipment including catch basins, water quality vaults, closed conveyance systems, detention tanks, swales, ponds, culverts, ditches and outfalls.
- Operates, maintains, repairs and constructs sewer collection facilities and equipment including manholes, clean outs, side sewers, wet wells, gravity sewer mains and force sewer mains.
- Collects samples for laboratory analysis including heavy metals, oils, greases, hydrocarbons and fecal coliform.
- Maintains records and completes reports including spoils tracking and sewage spill reports.
- Cleans and clears blockages in stormwater and sewer mains.
- Operates, maintains, repairs and constructs wastewater pumping facilities and equipment including sewer pumps, air compressors, emergency generators, and control panels.
- Operates, maintains, repairs and constructs water supply and distribution facilities and equipment including wells, booster pumps, chlorine generators, control panels, PRV stations, fire hydrants, reservoirs, water mains, and meters.
- Performs field tests and collects samples for laboratory analysis including chlorine, fluoride, total coliform, IOCs, VOCs, SOCs and disinfection by-products.
- Maintains records and completes monthly water plant reports.
- Performs water meter reading, troubleshooting, repairs and replacements.
- Operates a variety of heavy equipment, including but not limited to back hoe, dump truck, front end loader, vactor equipment, and snow plow.
- Operates a variety of specialized equipment, depending on work assignment.
- Performs difficult manual labor and technical troubleshooting under adverse physical and environmental conditions for extended periods of time.
- Plans and organizes field work as assigned; reports safety hazards, traffic problems, equipment problems and emergency situations.
- Provides construction support for infrastructure as assigned.
- Develops and implements traffic control plans to maintain work zone safety and regulatory compliance.
- Investigates and resolves customer complaints.
- Performs emergency snow and ice control operations.
- Maintains timely and regular attendance.
- Other duties as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications
Graduation from high school or GED equivalent and one year of public works maintenance, repair and/or construction experience, OR a combination of experience, education and training that would provide the level of knowledge and ability required.

Knowledge of:
- City organization, operations, policies and procedures.
- Principles, methods, tools, equipment and materials used in the construction, operation, maintenance and repair of facilities, rights-of-way, streets, water systems, surface and stormwater drainage systems, and/or sewer systems.
- Occupational health hazards and standard safety practices and procedures.
- Applicable local, state and federal laws, codes and regulations pertaining to assigned area.
- Principles of construction and heavy and specialized equipment operation.
- Basic arithmetic and basic computer operations.
- Traffic rules, regulations and flow patterns.

Ability to:
- Safely and proficiently operate machines, tools, equipment, and materials used in the maintenance and repair of City infrastructure.
- Perform heavy manual labor for long periods of time in a variety of weather conditions.
- Operate heavy and specialized equipment.
- Understand and carry out written and oral instructions.
- Respond to emergency calls within one hour when assigned on-call responsibilities.
- Perform after-hours assignments as directed.
- Quickly grasp new techniques, deal with rapid changes in priorities and remain calm and effective in difficult situations.
- Work independently or as a team member to meet required schedules and deadlines.
- Support and model the identified vision, values and behaviors of the organization.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships
- Use initiative and independent judgment within established procedural guidelines.
- Operate a personal computer utilizing a variety of standard and specialist software.
- Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

License and Certification Requirements:
- Successful completion of a pre-employment background check is required.
- Must pass a pre-employment drug/alcohol test and subsequent random drug and alcohol tests.
- Ability to obtain a valid First Aid/CPR certification within twelve months of employment.
- Ability to obtain a valid Washington State Traffic Control Flagger’s certification within twelve months of employment.
- Ability to obtain a valid Washington State commercial driver’s license (Class A) within twelve months of employment.
- Ability to obtain a Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Lead (CESCL) certificate within twelve months of employment.
- Ability to obtain a Washington State Wastewater Collection Specialist I in Training certificate within one year of employment.
- Ability to obtain a Washington State Water Distribution Manager in Training certificate within one year of employment.
- Additional Information

COVID-19 Vaccination
Effective August 27, 2021, all new hires to the City will be required as a condition of employment to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to start date. If you have questions or would request an accommodation for this requirement due to a disability or religious reason, contact Human Resources for further information.

Working Conditions
The regular work schedule is generally Monday through Friday, 7 am to 3:30 pm. The employee must be able to work on-call for emergency response outside of the normal work schedule on an assigned, rotating basis. Work is performed indoors and outdoors and may be performed alone or as a member of a team. Work may require frequent contact with other City departments and the general public. Work may be performed under scheduled routine conditions or unscheduled emergency conditions for extended periods of time. Work may be performed under adverse conditions, at night and/or during inclement weather. The employee many be exposed to safety hazards, and may be required to use dangerous tools and equipment and affiliated personal protective equipment.

Physical Requirements
The employee in this job classification must have the overall stamina and ability to perform strenuous physical activity, including the ability to climb, bend and work in tight or confined areas. The employee must be able stand or walk for long periods of time, traverse rough terrain and work in or over water. The employee may be required to lift and carry up to 100 pounds, climb ladders and work at heights up to 100 feet, and enter manholes and work at depths up to 30 feet. The employee must be able to hear alarms and have the ability to audibly identify the presence of a danger or hazard. Accurate vision including good color and depth perception are essential. Good hand eye coordination is required. Corrective lenses may be utilized. The employee may be required to sit for prolonged periods of time and manipulate a computer keyboard which requires repetitive motion tasks.

Additional Salary Details
The salary range for this position is $4482-$5620 per month. The hiring range is $4482-$5019 per month. Step increases are attained annually based on satisfactory performance.

The City of Bainbridge Island is an equal opportunity employer. All employees and candidates for employment will be recruited, selected, trained, promoted, compensated and, if necessary, disciplined or terminated without regard to sex/gender, race, national origin, religion, creed, color, marital status, veteran status, age, national origin, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic information or any other basis prohibited by law.

Contact Person:
Location: Bainbridge Island, WA
Application Method: Online: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/bainbridgewa/jobs/3306123/utilities-technician-i?jbid=cf7e49ac3bc53814096d852900255e5e&rx_ad=1315_107_3306123_0&rx_c=&rx_campaign=indeed01&rx_group=&rx_job=3306123&rx_medium=post&rx_r=none&rx_source=indeed&rx_ts=20211118T200213Z&rx_vp=transactionalposts&rx_p=MVNI7VSVT8&rx_viewer=30ff7e963b4711ec878d17ad866f8b9669e1ff999789400d99b8b73ace8d6007
Base Pay: $53,784 - $67,440/ YR

Posted on November 18, 2021

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