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					CITY OF KENNEWICK CREWLEADER (Water Distribution)
MISSION: The primary mission of all employees is to provide the citizens of the City of Kennewick with the most efficient and effective service possible. The taxes, revenues, and users fees collected from the citizens of Kennewick pay salaries. Each employee is expected to treat all people with the courtesy and respect due them at all times. GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Under general direction, serves as working Crewleader responsible for planning, scheduling, supervising, and directing the work activities of assigned department maintenance and construction personnel and participates at the journeyman level in repair, maintenance and installation of related facilities and performs related work as required. DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: Under general direction, an employee of this class acts as a working Crewleader with responsibility for supervising and directing the work of maintenance and construction personnel in an assigned area. A Crewleader also performs a wide range of skilled journeyman level work including equipment operation, maintenance, construction, and other related work. The Crewleader is expected to exercise relative independence in the day-to-day operation of his/her area of responsibility. The Crewleader is distinguished from a General Craftsworker by the added responsibility for making work assignments, maintaining records and inventories, tracking of programs to assure deadlines are met, Working with employees to maintain compliance with State and Federal regulations, coordinating material needs and supervising several assigned personnel. EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED: (Illustrative only) General: Plans and organizes work to be performed; schedules equipment and personnel, assigns work, and requisitions materials to complete projects. Makes frequent field inspections to ensure that employees are meeting project schedules and are performing work assignments in an efficient and safe manner; requisitions necessary equipment and supplies and maintains an accurate and up-to-date inventory of all supplies and equipment; assists in establishing new equipment specifications; assists in evaluating employee performance and makes recommendations on hiring, firing, and discipline, subject to City policy. Investigates and resolves problems relating to trouble calls and complaints; trains personnel in equipment operation, maintenance, and operation methods, and department safety policies and procedures; supervises and reviews work to ensure proper quality control and that proper procedures are being followed; makes oral and written reports to superiors on the status of work projects; maintains daily work records; performs other related duties. Performs overtime as required; may be required to assume the duties of the division supervisor in his/her absence; makes recommendations on maintenance and system improvements; assists in preparation of annual budget. Water Distribution: Participates as required in all facets of the operations, maintenance, repair, installation, and construction of water lines and related facilities, including equipment operation, welding, and the maintenance and construction of water lines, meters, hydrants, mains and valves: Operates all water construction and maintenance equipment including backhoe, front-end loader, Concrete saw, dump trucks, compaction whacker, meter testing bench, large hydraulic tapping machine, and a variety of hand tools. Perform Chlorine residuals and health samples.

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EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS: General: Any combination of training and experience equivalent to a high school degree or G.E.D. including 4-5 year’s progressively responsible experience in the maintenance, repair, installation, and construction of water distribution related facilities plus some experience in a lead or supervisory capacity. Good knowledge of safety procedures; ability to plan, schedule, organize, direct, and supervise the work of a maintenance or construction crew and to delegate effectively to others; some knowledge of supervisory and personnel management techniques; ability to establish and adjust work procedures; ability to perform material quantity calculations; ability to explain and relay information to subordinates in an effective manner conducive to maintaining productivity and morale; ability to train personnel in safe equipment operation and methods and procedures; ability to resolve public complaints effectively and courteously; ability to accurately complete reports; ability to establish and maintain effective and harmonious working relationships with coworkers, supervisors, City officials, and the general public. In addition, the applicant must maintain Washington State Department of Health certification requirements. Water Distribution: Considerable knowledge of the methods, materials, equipment and procedures involved in water distribution operations and maintenance. Ability to read and interpret engineering plans and specifications. Ability to read, interpret and implement information in O & M Manuals. Ability to analyze data obtained from meters and water samples; ability to perform precision measurements and calculations; ability to evaluate data and act independently to respond to distribution items. The successful applicant must be in possession of or obtain within 18 months the following: • A Washington State Water Distribution Manager level 3 • A Washington State Cross Connect Control Specialist Certification • A CDL Class A • A valid flagging card • A valid First Aid/ CPR cards • Competent person training in trenching, shoring and excavation • Competent person training in AC pipe handling • Other skills as needed or required by regulations The employee will be allowed to take the State test one time (upon meeting eligibility requirements) with one additional retake. If the employee fails the 2nd attempt, he/she will be allowed to return to his/her former classification. A third attempt will be allowed if it falls within the 18 month time period from the day this new position is started. PHYSICAL ACTIVITY REQUIREMENTS: To perform the essential functions of the job, incumbents must be able to perform the following: Climbing, reaching, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, talking, seeing/observing. Medium Work: Exerting up to 80 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Date prepared: 8/25/87 Revised: 6/25/2003 Contract

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