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Posted on: February 18, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Stormwater Operator

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The City of Moscow is looking for a highly motivated, positive person to join the Public Works Department as a Stormwater Operator Apprentice, Journey, or Senior.

We look for people who are committed to their community, and take pride in providing a crucial service for their neighbors. The nature of this work requires attention to detail, a good work ethic, the ability to work well with a team, and a desire to learn and grow in a dynamic and exciting profession.   We will gladly train and educate the right candidate.   

  • Apprentice level is an entry level position that performs assigned duties under direct supervision.
  • Journey level positions performs the full range of construction, maintenance, and repair duties in the Stormwater Division and operates the full range of equipment utilized in the trade. 
  • Senior level operators are more technically advanced and may serve in a lead capacity in their specific area or in other interdepartmental specialties as assigned, they may also serve as the responsible party on job sites as assigned.

Requirements also include a basic knowledge of maintenance procedures and practices. Operation and use of hand tools and equipment used in general maintenance work. Basic health and safety practices as well as basic reading, writing, math, and computer skills are required. Applicants must understand and follow oral and written instructions, maintain routine records, and work cooperatively with others.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.
  • The incumbent shall work well under pressure; meeting multiple and sometimes competing deadlines.  
  • The incumbent shall at all times demonstrate cooperative behavior with colleagues and supervisors.
  • Act as the Responsible Person while on call for the Moscow Public Works and Services Group - Stormwater Division.
  • Investigate customer complaints of stormwater problems and respectfully resolve those problems in a timely manner in order to maintain positive relations with residents.
  • Performs repair and maintenance activities of the stormwater system to ensure safe, effective operations in accordance with all applicable rules and regulations.
  • Respond to Public Works Emergencies after hours as a person On-call. Respond to flood emergencies to reduce property damage, injury or loss of life to the public. 
  • Utilizes appropriate construction and mitigation processes to maintain the streets system.

Apprentice

  • As directed performs duties in the construction, maintenance, and repair of City infrastructure including: catch basins, stormwater man holes, storm water conveyance lines, detention and retention facilities, creeks, ditches, etc.
  • Assist in sweeping of all City streets, parking lots, and alleys.
  • Assist in the operation of a variety of equipment used in stormwater maintenance.
  • Conduct inventories of stock items.
  • Under direct supervision of a Traffic Control Technician, install traffic control for work zones.
  • Assist in the maintenance of storm sewers, repair or install new manholes and catch basins. Assure storm sewers are free flowing. Clean and maintain drainage ditches. Repair or build new storm lines. Maintain detention ponds and assist in flood control efforts.
  • Assist in locating all City-owned storm.
  • Assist in the operation of a variety of equipment used in stormwater maintenance including hydro-jet, CCTV truck, backhoe, tractor, front-end loader, dump truck, roller, excavator, pipe locater, compaction equipment, concrete saw, street sweeper, hydro excavator, welding equipment, drill press, hydraulic press, storm sewer root cutters, ditch digging equipment, power saws, a variety of hand tools.  
  • Participates in the Public Works On-Call rotation when assigned.
  • Participates in the Stormwater Department-On Call rotation when assigned.  

Journey

  • As a Traffic Control Technician, install traffic control for work zones.
  • Operate a variety of surveying equipment to check grades and elevations. Install hubs and read survey stakes.
  • Assure MUTCD compliance in work zones, maintain barricades and temporary traffic control devices, and generation of traffic control plans.
  • Maintain storm sewers, repair or install new manholes and catch basins. Assure storm sewers are free flowing. Clean and maintain drainage ditches. Repair or build new storm lines. Maintain detention ponds and assist in flood control efforts.
  • Perform yard maintenance including gravel, cold mix, manhole lids, and culvert pipe.   
  • Track, respond and investigate Illicit Discharge complaints within two working days and notify Environmental Service Group as required under the MS4 permit. 
  • Prepare and maintain records related to daily activities, time sheets, evaluation forms, and work orders for maintenance personnel.  
  • Monitor stock levels of repair and maintenance parts and supplies to maintain required quantities. Reorder materials as required. Perform yard maintenance, maintain assigned equipment and maintain material stock piles.  
  • Assist the City Environmental Services Group in Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination into the MS4. 
  • Assist with public education for the MS4.
  • Assist the City GIS Department with asset tracking of stormwater system mapping and data. 
  • Maintain the stormwater infrastructure.  Build, clean and repair catch basins and manholes; clean ditches; build and repair storm lines; build head walls for storm lines. Maintain detention systems. Assist with flood control efforts.  Inspect creeks for possible obstructions.  
  • Perform utility locates for stormwater infrastructure when required. 
  • Participates in the Public Works On-Call rotation when assigned.
  • Participates in the Stormwater Department-On Call rotation when assigned.   
  • Operate a variety of equipment used in stormwater maintenance including hydro-jet, CCTV truck, backhoe, tractor, front-end loader, dump truck, roller, excavator, pipe locater, compaction equipment, concrete saw, street sweeper, hydro excavator, welding equipment, drill press, hydraulic press, storm sewer root cutters, ditch digging equipment, power saws, a variety of hand tools.  
  • Sweeping of all City streets, parking lots, alleys, and returns.

Senior

  • Maintain storm sewers, repair or install new manholes and catch basins. Assure storm sewers are free flowing. Clean and maintain drainage ditches. Repair or build new storm lines. Maintain detention ponds and assist in flood control efforts.
  • Operate a variety of equipment used in stormwater maintenance including hydro-jet, CCTV truck, backhoe, tractor, front-end loader, dump truck, roller, excavator, pipe locater, compaction equipment, concrete saw, street sweeper, hydro excavator, welding equipment, drill press, hydraulic press, storm sewer root cutters, ditch digging equipment, power saws, a variety of hand tools.  
  • Perform yard maintenance including gravel, cold mix, manhole lids, and culvert pipe.   
  • Sweeping of all City streets, parking lots, alleys, and returns.
  • Track, respond and investigate Illicit Discharge complaints within two working days and notify Environmental Service Group as required under the MS4 permit. 
  • Prepare and maintain records related to daily activities, time sheets, evaluation forms, and work orders for maintenance personnel.  
  • Monitor stock levels of repair and maintenance parts and supplies to maintain required quantities. Reorder materials as required. Perform yard maintenance, maintain assigned equipment and maintain material stock piles.  
  • Assist the City Environmental Services Group in Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination into the MS4. 
  • Assist with public education for the MS4.
  • Assist the City GIS Department with asset tracking of stormwater system mapping and data. 
  • Maintain the stormwater infrastructure.  Build, clean and repair catch basins and manholes; clean ditches; build and repair storm lines; build head walls for storm lines. Maintain detention systems.     Assist with flood control efforts.   Inspect creeks for possible obstructions.  
  • Ability to review, comment and comprehend engineering plans and specifications for new development or project review in the City’s plan review system.
  • Coordinate with Engineers and Contractors on stormwater system related construction projects to include final inspection or evaluations.  
  • Participates in the Public Works On-Call rotation when assigned.
  • Participates in the Stormwater Department On-Call rotation when assigned.   
  • As a Traffic Control Supervisor, develop and design traffic control plans and assure MUTCD compliance in work zones, maintain barricades and temporary traffic control devices.
  • Demonstrate an expert level in operating a variety of equipment used in stormwater maintenance.
  • Develop best management practices for inventorying and ordering of stock items.
  • Familiar with all Stormwater Department Policies and Procedures.
  • Operate a variety of engineering survey equipment to check grades and elevations.
  • Perform lead duties in construction, maintenance, and repair of City storm system.
  • Request and conduct utility locates to minimize the risk of damage to other utility systems during normal maintenance or repair of City storm systems.
  • Review engineering plans for new developments and conduct post construction inspections of new developments prior to possession by the City.
  • Competent Person and acts as lead in assigning duties including construction, maintenance, and repair of the City stormwater utility.

SUPERVISORY FUNCTIONS

None

COMPETENCIES

  • Ability to develop knowledge of stormwater system construction, maintenance, and repair methods and equipment
  • Ability to follow Federal Highway Administration Manual on Uniform Control Devices (MUTCD)
  • Ability to read maps comprehend geography as related to the City's systems
  • Ability to interact with members of the public respectfully at all times
  • Ability to research and comprehend relevant industry regulations and standards
  • Ability to read and comprehend engineering plans and specifications
  • Ability to work effectively with coworkers
  • Basic computer processing skills and knowledge of or ability to acquire relevant computer skills related to the industry
  • Basic reading, writing, math, computer, and recordkeeping abilities
  • Ability to operate both light and heavy equipment
  • Ability to adhere to health and safety practices
  • Ability to adhere to laws, rules, regulation and policies
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions, maintain routine records, and work cooperatively with others.
  • Ability to observe legal and defensive driving practices

SOFTWARE

  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • GIS Software

WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • Office setting
  • Outdoor work
  • Regular exposure to fumes, dust and odors
  • Working evening or variable hours
  • Adverse weather conditions

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Climbing
  • Sitting and standing for extended periods of time
  • Lifting and carrying objects weighing up to 50 pounds
  • Pushing or pulling
  • Bending/stooping
  • Walking

TRAVEL

None

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Apprentice

Graduation from high school or GED

Journey

Graduation from high school or GED

Three (3) years of experience at the level of Stormwater Apprentice with the City of Moscow or Three years of documented experience in a stormwater related field.

Senior

Graduation from high school or GED

Four (4) years of responsible experience in a stormwater related field, or Four (4) years of experience working for the City of Moscow as a Stormwater Operator with at least Two (2) years of experience in daily on-site charge, supervision of personnel, or management of major segment of the stormwater system. Two (2) years of post-high school education in a related field or Two (2) additional years of experience working in a stormwater related field.

LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS

Apprentice

  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Ability to obtain Valid Class A CDL (commercial driver’s license) with air brake and tanker endorsement or the ability to obtain within six months of hire
  • Ability to obtain Flagger Certification within 1 year of hire
  • Ability to complete Confined Space Entry Training
  • Ability to complete Trench Safety Training
  • Ability to complete OSHA Competent Person Training

Journey

  • Must meet all minimum qualifications of an Apprentice Operator in addition to the following requirements and certifications:
  • Traffic Control Technician Certification
  • BMP’s for Stormwater Training Certification
  • Illicit Discharge Detection & Elimination Training 
  • Pollution Prevention and Good Housekeeping for Municipal Operators

Senior

  • Must meet all minimum qualifications of a Journeyman Operator in addition to the following requirements and certifications:
  • Managing a Successful Stormwater Planned Maintenance Program
  • Understanding EPA’s NPDES MS4 Permit Program
  • Qualified Compliance Inspector of Stormwater - Idaho
  • Traffic Control Supervisor

OTHER DUTIES

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 

The City offers a benefits package that includes paid health, dental, vision and life insurance. Additional benefits include an annual Voluntary Employees’ Beneficiary Association Health Reimbursement Account or Health Spending Account contribution, Flexible Spending Account, supplemental life, and other supplemental voluntary medical options. The City provides paid sick and vacation leave; eleven paid holidays per year and inclusion in the Public Employees Retirement System of Idaho (PERSI). The City of Moscow is a qualifying employer under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. The City of Moscow is an equal opportunity employer and will accord a preference in employment to eligible veterans.


Affirmative Action/EEO statement


The City has an equal employment opportunity policy.  The City will not discriminate against an applicant for employment, which includes discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, physical or mental disability, age, marital or familial status, sexual orientation, and gender expression or identity. 

$39,855 to $49,233 DOE

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