CITY OF CAMAS Union Status: Represented August, 1999 Revised February, 2004 WATER SUPPLY OPERATOR Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees in the class. Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job. JOB OBJECTIVES Under direction, to operate and maintain the City’s water filter plant, watershed, wells, booster pumps, reservoirs and related water distribution systems and facilities; to conduct chemical tests of raw and finished water to ensure compliance with State and Federal guidelines; to ensure the safe and efficient delivery of clean water to City residents; and to perform a variety of duties relative to assigned area of responsibility. ESSENTIAL FUNCTION STATEMENTS The following tasks are typical for positions in this classification. Any single position may not perform all of these tasks and/or may perform similar related tasks not listed here: 1. Operate and maintain the City’s water filter plant, watershed, wells, booster pumps, reservoirs and related water distribution systems and facilities. 2. Adjust pump settings, chemical feed settings and other equipment to maintain compliance with drinking water regulations and meet water consumption demands. 3. Inspect back flow device installations and maintain appropriate records; perform field inspections including checking plans and interpreting regulations. 4. Conduct chemical tests and required sampling of raw and finished water; ensure compliance with State and Federal guidelines and regulations; prepare test solutions and record results; prepare monthly reports; record river and well readings. 5. Perform repair and preventive maintenance on pumping and treatment equipment; prepare treatment chemical solutions; coordinate and inspect repairs, construction and maintenance performed by contractors on treatment, storage, pumping, distribution and related equipment. 6. Respond to questions, inquiries and complaints from customers regarding water service and/or quality; resolve problems as necessary. 7. Maintain an inventory of water treatment chemicals and necessary parts required for the proper operation of pumping and treatment equipment; order supplies and parts as necessary. 8. Operate a variety of equipment and tools necessary to maintain the water distribution system including a dump truck, backhoe, dozer, compressor, plumbing tools, and hand and power tools. 9. Train personnel in the proper operation of the water distribution system for back up and relief operations. 10. Participate in the maintenance of buildings, grounds, watershed roads and other related structures. CITY OF CAMAS Water Supply Operator (Continued) AUXILIARY FUNCTION STATEMENTS 1. Provide assistance in special maintenance projects. 2. Follow all safety rules and procedures established for work area. 3. Perform related duties and responsibilities as required. QUALIFICATIONS Knowledge of: Operational characteristics of a water distribution system. Methods, equipment, chemicals and materials used in the treatment, pumping, storage and distribution of water. Operation, repair and maintenance of water distribution equipment including pumps, valves, compressors and telemetry equipment. Methods and techniques of water sampling and chemical testing. Safe handling procedures for water treatment chemicals. Theories and applications of water hydraulics. Operational characteristics of assigned maintenance and construction equipment and tools. Occupational hazards and standard safety practices. Principles and practices of record keeping. Pertinent Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations. Ability to: Operate and maintain the City’s water filter plant, watershed, wells, booster pumps, reservoirs and related water distribution systems and facilities. Conduct chemical tests and required sampling of raw and finished water. Ensure drinking water is in compliance with State and Federal guidelines and regulations. Operate a variety of equipment and tools necessary to maintain the water distribution system. Read and interpret maps and drawings. Maintain clear and accurate records of work performed. Respond to requests and inquiries from the general public. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. CITY OF CAMAS Water Supply Operator (Continued) Education and Experience Guidelines Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be: Education: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by specialized training in water treatment and distribution or a related field. Experience: Three years of increasingly responsible experience in the operation and maintenance of a water distribution system. License or Certificate Possession of an appropriate, valid commercial driver’s license. Possession of an appropriate, valid certification as a Water Treatment Plant Operator, level as required by the Department of Health. Possession of an appropriate, valid cross connection control certificate. Possession of an appropriate, valid Flagging card. PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS The physical demands herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential job functions. Environment: Field environment; travel from site to site; exposure to noise, dust, grease, smoke, fumes, gases, electrical energy, potentially hazardous chemicals; work in or with water; work or inspect underground. Mobility: Heavy, moderate or light lifting; walking, standing or sitting for prolonged periods of time; bending, stooping, kneeling, crawling; operating motorized equipment and vehicles. Vision: Visual acuity to operate assigned equipment and tools. Other Factors: Incumbents may be required to work extended hours including evenings and weekends. Incumbents may be required to travel outside City boundaries to attend meetings.
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