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					CROSS CONNECTION CONTROL SPECIALIST
JOB CLASSIFICATION

GENERAL FUNCTION Cross connection control is responsible for ensuring protection of the City’s water distribution system from contamination due to backflow/back pressure through cross connections as required by W.A.C. 246-290-490. REPRESENTATIVE ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (Note – This list is intended only to illustrate the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements does not exclude them from the position.) Manage State required Cross Connection Control Program for water utility. Certification is required by W.A.C. Send letters and make phone calls to customers informing them that their existing backflow assemblies are due for their annual tests. Enter test results into database. Ensure that the City is in compliance with applicable cross connection regulations per W.A.C., U.P.C. and D.O.H. regulations. Coordinate with neighboring water districts to ensure consistent enforcement of cross connection codes and regulations. Prepare annual report as required by W.A.C. Inspect new and existing structures to identify cross connections, (actual or potential) and work with owners to eliminate cross-connections or install appropriate backflow assemblies to protect the City’s water system from contamination. Review new building plans to ensure that grease traps or interceptors are sized properly for the expected loads. Review building plans, permit applications, business license applications and note needed backflow assemblies. Write procedures for backflow/cross connection enforcement. Work with utility billing on reviewing accounts and adding new accounts. Apply a Grease Reduction Incentive Program (GRIP) and policy to local businesses in order to eliminate excess grease from the City’s wastewater collection system. Implement a storm water detention system maintenance program for private owned systems. Storm water detention systems require periodic maintenance and inspection. Inspections, monitoring and enforcement are major components to the program. Test and repair, as needed approximately 200 Utility owned backflow assemblies. Maintain inventory of backflow assembly repair parts. Other Duties – Regular attendance is an essential requirement – Performs related work as assigned and/or required

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KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (Entry Requirements) Knowledge of: ◊ Bremerton Municipal Codes, Washington Administration Codes and Uniform Plumbing Codes as they apply to Cross Connection Control and waste systems. ◊ ◊ ◊ Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, codes, regulations, operations, policies and procedures. Understanding of indoor potable water systems, lawn irrigation systems, and all types of industrial or medical equipment connected to our potable water supply. Utility water mains, waste water system and storm water system.

Ability to: ◊ Read and understand blue prints and plans. ◊ ◊ Communicate effectively orally and in writing. Be available after hours for standby, or emergencies to assist maintenance crews in repairs as needed.

QUALIFYING EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE (Minimum Requirements) Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a High school diploma or G.E.D. and 2 years of experience in the field. Valid Washington State Driver’s License Special Requirements Cross-connection control certification CDL, Water Distribution Manager 1, First-aide/CPR certification, Confined Space certification and Flagger certification. Backflow assembly tester certification PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS Must be able to work in small confined spaces. Must be able to open and close hand wheel gate valves up to 10” while in uncomfortable positions inside vaults. WORKING CONDITIONS 50% office work and 50% outdoors work with confined space entries into small utility vaults to test backflow assemblies, operate boom truck and perform flow tests in all weather conditions.

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LEGAL and REGULATORY EMPLOYMENT CONDITIONS Fair Labor Standards Act: The classification is non-exempt under the laws of fair Labor Standards Act minimum wage and overtime provisions. Representation: The classification is included in the bargaining unit pursuant to the Recognition Article of the current labor agreement between the City of Bremerton and the Teamsters Local 589. Civil Service: The classification is included in the City's Civil Service System. Appointment and Removal Authority: The position is filled by appointment by the Department Head. Removal is by action of the Department Head in conformance with Civil Service Rules. This classification specification does not constitute an employment agreement between the City and employee. It is subject to change by the City, with approval by the Civil Service Commission, as the needs of the City and requirements change.

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