Positions

Pay Range 7 Breakdown

BreakdownMinMax
Annually$25,060.16$37,590.25
Monthly$2,088.35$3,132.52
Bi-Weekly$963.85$1,445.78
Hourly (40 hrs.)$12.0482$18.0722
Hourly (42 hrs.)$11.4744$17.2117
Hourly (56 hrs.)$8.6058$12.9087

Water Resource Technician I

Range: $25,060.16 - $37,590.25 (7)
Position Number: 3217

JOB TITLE: WATER RESOURCE TECHNICIAN I
DEPARTMENT: VARIES
 
JOB SUMMARY: This position is responsible for performing technical duties in the installation, maintenance, and repair of the water distribution and collection system, water treatment plants and related facilities, or wastewater treatment plant equipment and grounds. An incumbent in this position may be designated as a Water Resources Technician I, II, or III.
MAJOR DUTIES:
Major Duties for Distribution & Collections:
 
Installs, repairs, and replaces water and sewer mains, water and sewer taps, and
manholes.
Sets water meters; pulls old or broken meters; repairs or replaces meters; ensures that water meters are installed, calibrated, and tested correctly; ensures that meters operate properly.
Raises large meters above ground to regulate confined space issues.
Records testing information, radio-read information, and general meter information.
Performs electronic and physical readings of large water meters.
Reads maps and drawings to located sewer lines.
Constructs catch basins for storm water; performs storm sewer maintenance on all catch basins by removing leaves and trash.
Performs infiltration stoppage techniques to prevent excess water from entering manholes and treatment plant.
Sprays manhole walls; cleans, grouts, and seals manhole joints; seals manhole walls; raises manhole frame and covers to grade.
Flushes or uses hand rod to clear sewer stoppages.
Repairs and replaces fire hydrants.
Performs simple maintenance and repair of equipment and vehicles.
Major Duties for Water Treatment
Performs lawn care and maintenance of plants and related facilities.
Performs preventive maintenance of mowers and other lawn equipment.
Assists mechanics with electrical and mechanical repair and maintenance.
Operates tractors, backhoes, sprayers, and tractors with trailers as needed.
Assists with the loading and unloading of chemical supplies.
Performs basic repair work in the performance of housekeeping duties.
Assists in the cleaning and maintenance of plant buildings.
Performs inspections of fire extinguishers, emergency showers, eye wash stations, and emergency lighting, and other emergency systems.
Major Duties for Water Reclamation
Performs preventive maintenance procedures on plant and lift station equipment.
Assists in rebuilding and installing pumps, motors, seals, bearings, and shafts; changes oil and adds grease.
Repairs and installs water lines.
Repairs small engines, lawn and garden equipment, and portable generators.
Mows grass, weed eats, and maintains lawn at Water Reclamation Plant and related facilities.
Paints lift stations.
Pumps out pond and cleans spills.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY THE POSITION:
Knowledge of the operation of specialized equipment used in the installation, maintenance, and repair of the water distribution and collection system, water treatment plants and related facilities, or wastewater treatment plant equipment and grounds.
Knowledge of city and department policies and procedures, and all applicable city codes and ordinances.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of lawn maintenance.
Knowledge of the operation and maintenance of lawn equipment.
Skill in the operation of tractors, backhoes, sprayers, and trucks.
Skill in planning, organizing, and prioritizing work.
Skill in performing mathematical computations.
Skill in oral and written communication.
SUPERVISORY CONTROLS: The Supervisor assigns work in terms of somewhat general instructions.  The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with instructions and established procedures, accuracy, and the nature and propriety of the final results.
GUIDELINES: Guidelines include city policies and procedures; relevant federal, state and local regulation; standard operating procedures, and supervisory instructions. These guidelines are generally clear and specific but may require some interpretation in application. 
COMPLEXITY: The work consists technical duties in the maintenance and repair of water distribution and collection system, water treatment plants and related facilities, or wastewater treatment plant equipment and grounds. Confined space and increment weather contributes to the complexity of the position.
SCOPE AND EFFECT: The purpose of this position is to perform general maintenance and repair of the city’s water distribution and collection system, water treatment plants and related facilities, or wastewater treatment plant equipment and grounds. Successful performance ensures an effective, safe, and efficient operation of the facilities and systems.
PERSONAL CONTACTS: Contacts are typically with co-workers and other city employees.
PURPOSE OF CONTACTS: Contacts are typically to resolve problems, and provide services.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The work is typically performed while intermittently sitting, standing, stooping, walking, bending, or crouching. The employee frequently lifts light and heavy objects, uses tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity, and must be able to distinguish between shades of color.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work is typically performed at plant and related facilities, or work site.  The work is performed in a very noisy place and the employee is exposed to much dust, dirt, grease, machinery with moving parts, and irritating chemicals; contagious or infectious diseases; or the work may be performed outdoors and occasionally in cold or inclement weather, and may require the use of protective devices such as masks, goggles, or gloves.
SUPERVISORY AND MANAGEMENT  RESPONSIBILITY: None. 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Ability to read, write and perform basic mathematical calculations.
Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/ internship or having had a similar position for one or two years.
Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver's license issued by the State of North Carolina for the type of vehicle or equipment operated and  a Class ‘B’ CDL with tanker endorsement within six months of hire.
Rev.12/14