Job Description

Salary: $26.36 - $40.89 Hourly
Closing: 10/27/2020 5:01 PM Pacific


Performs a variety of skilled and semi-skilled work in the operation, maintenance, repair, and related service activities for the Wastewater Collection Systems - Closed Circuit TV service group at the Water Reclamation District (WRD). Operates light to heavy construction equipment and performs minor maintenance on such equipment in the performance of skilled field construction, maintenance, lift station operations, inspection and repair activities. Participates as lead worker of a work crew as assigned by supervisor.


This is the journey-level class in the Collection Systems series. The work involves the operation, maintenance, construction, lift station operation, inspection, repair and related service activities for the wastewater collection systems. Tasks performed by a WRD Wastewater Collection Systems Operator require specialized knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the work associated with sewer utilities operations.


The WRD Wastewater Collection Systems Operator may take direction from the WRD Wastewater Collection Systems Specialist, but normally reports to the WRD Wastewater Collection Systems Supervisor. They often work without direct supervision and must exercise a substantial degree of initiative, judgment, and independent decision-making. The incumbent does not normally supervise any staff, but regularly leads small work crews and may provide training to subordinate personnel as assigned.

This examination will establish an Open Competitive and Promotional list to fill current and/or future vacancies that may occur within the next six (6) months or may be extended as needed by the Office of Human Resources.


Education and Experience: Graduation from high school or equivalent AND three (3) years of full-time, skilled experience in wastewater collection systems operation, maintenance and repair including operating and maintaining heavy equipment.

Qualifying education and experience must be clearly documented in the "Education" and "Work Experience" sections of the application.  Do not substitute a resume for your application or write "see attached resume" on your application.

Working Conditions: Work extended shifts or be called back in emergency situations. Work out of doors in all weather conditions.

Licensing and Certification: Must possess a valid Nevada Class C Driver's License at time of appointment. Specific positions may require either a Class A or Class B Nevada Driver's License with a tanker endorsement. Must possess a valid Nevada Water Environment Association (NWEA) Collection System Operator Grade III Certificate, or candidate must possess a valid Collection System Operator Grade III Certificate, or equivalent, within another state. If a non-NWEA certification is held the candidate, within one year of hire, must obtain, either through reciprocity or test, a NWEA Collection System Operator Grade III Certificate.

Some positions may require a crane operator's certification through the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operator's (NCCCO) within twenty-four (24) months from the date of hire. Some positions may require confined space entry certification.

Background Investigation: Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation. Periodically after employment background investigations may be conducted.

Medical Examination: Employment is contingent upon the results of a physical examination performed by our examining physician.

Pre-Employment Drug Testing: Employment is contingent upon the results of a pre-employment drug examination.


Regularly leads and participates in the work of a crew engaged in breaking pavement for the installation, repair, and maintenance of sewer utilities services and in laying, fitting, and/or repairing pipe; performs preliminary investigations of, and recommends or provides resolutions to, sewer service complaints; operates various types of industrial equipment while performing construction, maintenance, and repair work; moves earth, excavates trenches, spreads materials, loads and unloads trucks by machine; prepares subgrades and does rough grading, makes cuts and fills; drives a variety of trucks including dump trucks, CCTV trucks, and water trucks to move materials and equipment; operates a wide variety of heavy equipment including rollers, asphalt cutting saws, compaction equipment, backhoes, tractors, trailers, and loaders; operates and maintains District wastewater collection systems lines, cleans wastewater collection systems, opens clogged lines, cleans manholes, wet wells; operates lift stations; operates closed circuit television (CCTV) equipment; operates high-pressure jet rodding equipment to clean sewers and storm drains; performs hand cleaning of sewer lines; performs pump station maintenance; installs piping systems; troubleshoots problems and repairs as required; performs flow monitoring, sampling, tasks and odor control activities related to wastewater facilities and collection systems; maintains system cleaning, inspection and repair records using a computerized maintenance management system; reports discrepancies found with collection system maps; performs welding and brazing on piping systems and mechanical components; performs operational and safety checks of equipment before use; checks fuel and fluid levels, air pressures, hydraulic systems and lubrication points, performs lubrication of essential parts; performs minor adjustments and preventive maintenance and reports the need for major maintenance or repair; serves as a member of a crew and performs heavy physical labor as required; checks job sites for potential hazards; ensures that appropriate traffic control and warning devices are properly placed and safety equipment is worn; maintains and services a variety of test equipment and hand and power tools; keeps a small inventory of frequently used supplies and hardware; contributes to the efficiency and effectiveness of the unit's service to its customers by offering suggestions and directing, or participating as an active member of, a work team; drives District vehicles, including forklifts and other equipment, depending upon assignment to work sites and transports materials and assistants as required.


Mobility to work in a typical field construction and maintenance setting, including operating typical trade and construction equipment, hand and power tools and standard office equipment, and to drive a motor vehicle to various work sites; stamina to stand, walk and climb and to work in confined or awkward spaces for an extended period of time; strength to lift and maneuver materials and equipment weighing up to 100 pounds with proper equipment; vision to read printed materials; and hearing and speech to communicate in person or over a radio or telephone. Accommodation may be made for some of these physical demands for otherwise qualified individuals who require and request such accommodation.

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