Pay Range 14 Breakdown

Hourly (40 hrs.)$17.0237$25.5356
Hourly (42 hrs.)$16.2131$24.3196
Hourly (56 hrs.)$12.1598$18.2397

Special Projects Technician

Range: $35,409.35 - $53,114.03 (14)
Position Number: 00889

JOB SUMMARY:  This position performs construction and maintenance work related to water lines, sewer lines, outfall lines, storm water lines, stream maintenance, dams and reservoirs, demolition of buildings, and construction of various projects as needed by Water Resources. This position also supervises the use of all heavy equipment in support of the water distribution and wastewater collection divisions.
Installs and maintains the sanitary sewer, water distribution, and storm water systems.
Maintains and repairs sanitary sewer easements;
Maintains and repairs dams and reservoirs;
Cleans and maintains ditches and streams to ensure proper drainage within the city;
Performs demolition to structures as directed;
Constructs parking lots and other structures as directed;
Supervises the operation of and operates heavy equipment supporting the divisions;
Responds to after-hours emergency calls;
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Ability to obtain an “A” Water Distribution and “IV” Wastewater Collections Certifications;
Knowledge of the sanitary sewer collection system and the water distribution system;
Knowledge of state laws and regulations concerning sanitary sewer rights-of-way;
Knowledge of state laws and regulations concerning blue line streams;
Knowledge of all applicable city codes and ordinances;
Knowledge of construction and demolition of buildings;
Skill in landscaping yards;
Skill in the operation of all heavy equipment including large excavators and bulldozers;
Knowledge of all maintenance involving heavy equipment;
Skill in planning, organizing, and prioritizing work
Skill in performing mathematical computations
Knowledge of traffic laws and regulations
Knowledge of relevant safety procedures and guidelines
Skill in establishing priorities and organizing work
Skill in public and interpersonal relations
Skill in oral and written communication
SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:  The Crew Supervisor assigns work in terms of general instructions.  The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures, accuracy, and the nature and propriety of the final results. Other instructions will be given by the Water Distribution and Wastewater Collections Division Manager.
GUIDELINES:  Guidelines include city ordinances, policies, and procedures, relevant federal and state laws and regulations, OSHA standards, and supervisory instructions. These guidelines are generally clear and specific but may require some interpretation in application. 
COMPLEXITY:  The work consists of related duties in the operation and maintenance of heavy equipment. Work performed in inclement weather contributes to the complexity of the position.
SCOPE AND EFFECT:  The purpose of this position is to perform special projects and to maintain and operate heavy equipment in support of the installation and maintenance of water, sewer, and storm water lines.  Success in this position provides for the safe, reliable, and cost-effective delivery of water and sewer utilities.
PERSONAL CONTACTS:  Contacts are typically with co-workers, other city employees, and the general public.
PURPOSE OF CONTACTS:  Contacts are typically to give and exchange information, resolve problems, and provide services.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The work is typically performed while intermittently sitting, standing, stooping, or walking.  The employee frequently lifts light and heavy objects, operates tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity, and must distinguish between shades of color.
WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The work is typically performed outdoors, occasionally in cold or inclement weather, and may require the use of protective devices.
SUPERVISORY AND MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY:  This position has direct supervision over individuals operating heavy equipment in coordination with the crew supervisors.
Ability to read, write and perform basic mathematical calculations.
Completion of all heavy equipment courses and/or experience in a similar position in water and wastewater construction for more than five years;
Prefer Water Distribution and Wastewater Collections Certifications;
Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid CDL driver's license issued by the State of North Carolina for all equipment and vehicles utilized by these divisions.