Posted on: January 10, 2017

FULL TIME POSITION OPENING: Water System Supervisor/Operator

Town of Orchard City Announcement: POSITION TITLE: Water System Supervisor/Operator REPORTS TO: Town Administrator POSITION TYPE: FULL TIME Beginning Rate of Pay $28.00 - $30.00 / hr. (D.O.E and certification) with competitive benefit package OPEN PERIOD: February 10, 2017   To Apply – Send resume, cover letter and employment application to; with the subject line “Water ORC”.  Employment applications can be found or mail to Town of Orchard City, Attn: Town Administrator, 9661 2100 Road, Austin, CO. 81410.  Town of Orchard City is a small rural, family oriented community located on the Western Slope of Colorado.  The Grand Mesa is our back yard, great for hunting, fishing, hiking and camping.  The Town operates a direct filtration treatment facility of natural spring waters and maintains 55 miles of distribution system.  POSITION SUMMARY: The Water System Supervisor/Operator is responsible for supervising and coordinating the maintenance, operation and repair of water treatment and supply facilities. Performs a full range of general repair duties related to the Town’s water treatment plant and distribution system; repair broken waterlines including transmission mains, distribution mains; performs hot taps under pressure; disinfects new water pipes or parts used for repairs and utilizes other proper repair techniques to provide sanitary water to the public. The position has responsibility for project coordination, coordinating the daily work with co-workers, collecting data and entering it into computer systems and generating reports. The Water System Supervisor/Operator also coordinates inventory and materials for construction projects and coordinates emergency repairs.  Must possess a High School diploma or general education degree (GED), Class B Water Operator certificate and able to obtain a Class A license within 12 to 18 months from date of hire.  A minimum of Level 2 Distribution Operator certification.  CDL preferred but not required. Four years related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Prefer willing to relocate within a reasonable distance to the Town.  ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 1.Keep all records as necessary for the proper management and operation of the Town’s Water Treatment Plant and Water Distribution System. 2.Operate and control all treatment and distribution equipment and infrastructure. 3. Maintain treatment plant and water quality to ensure regulatory compliance in accordance with State and Federal Drinking Water Regulations. 4.Perform meter reading of water meters. 5.Performs a full range of meter maintenance and exchange duties; repairs leaks, test and replaces meters of various sizes; installs new meter service for newly developed properties; and performs shut-offs as required. 6.Preforms utility locates; locates mainlines with electronic detectors, marks location of underground Town waterlines. 7.Perform routine maintenance on a variety of equipment such as chlorine pumps, check valves, valves, air vacs, and prv’s. 8.Flushes water lines to ensure water quality; utilizes chlorine level testing devices and other testing instruments. 9.Collect water and wastewater samples for analysis in accordance with State standards. 10.Perform minor lab tests such as PH and CL2, in accordance with State and AWWA policy. 11.Performs work in confined spaces; performs necessary precautions prior to entering vaults and other confined spaces with potential hazardous atmospheres; use air quality monitors and ventilators. 12.Perform minor vehicle maintenance. 13.Provides courteous customer service; responds to questions and inquiries from the general public; responds to customer problems or complaints including minor leak repairs, water quality and pressure complaints and other customer concerns. 14.Conduct a variety of administrative tasks such as maintenance of logs, recording observations, ordering supplies and performing general clerical duties. 15.Lead and participate in the work of crews engaged in the installation, maintenance, and repair of water mains, valves, hydrants, services, and meters. 16.Respond to emergency calls as necessary to provide customer service and perform all aspects of distribution system maintenance and repair during after-hour periods including holidays and weekends. 17.May need to snow plow. 18.Other duties as assigned. 19.Notifies Town Administrator of conditions that have the potential to create violations or negatively impact customer service. Deadline: February 10, 2017

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