Job Description

Overall Job Objective



Learns and performs a variety of skilled and semi-skilled work in the operation, maintenance, repair, and related service activities for the wastewater collection systems at the Water Reclamation District (WRD). Under immediate supervision, performs routine, unskilled construction and maintenance tasks and related work.


This is the entry-level technician class in the Collection Systems series. The incumbent is responsible for performing a variety of skilled and semi-skilled work in the operation, maintenance, repair, cleaning, construction, inspection and related service activities for the wastewater collection systems.


The WRD Wastewater Collection Systems Technician I normally reports to the WRD Wastewater Collection Systems Supervisor, but may also receive direction from the WRD Wastewater Collection Systems Technician II, Operator or Specialist. These incumbents do not normally supervise staff, but may serve in a lead position, or 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. Human Resources reserves the right to call only the most qualified applicants to the final hiring interview. 


Education and Experience: Graduation from high school or equivalent AND one (1) year of skilled experience in wastewater collection systems operation, maintenance, and repair or one (1) year of experience operating and maintaining heavy equipment. Equivalent combinations of education/experience may be considered.

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. Must possess or be able to obtain a valid Nevada Water Environment Association (NWEA) Collection System Operator Grade I Certificate within one (1) year from date of hire. Must possess or be able to obtain a Class B Nevada Driver's License with a tanker endorsement within one (1) year from date of hire.

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.


Performs manual and unskilled work as a member of a work crew; performs lifting, loading, moving, digging, scraping, and sweeping tasks, following simple directions; operates pneumatic equipment in breaking pavement for the repair and maintenance of sewer utilities services; performs heavy physical labor in loading and unloading supplies, equipment, and materials; excavates pipelines and mains with a shovel; assists in laying, joining, and caulking pipe; uses small manual and power tools as directed; shovels, rakes, and rolls asphalt; operates a spray emulsion gun; assists in pouring cement; assists in painting parking stall lines; assists in treatment plant maintenance by cleaning equipment; drives light motorized equipment such as three-wheeled scooters, pickup trucks, dump trucks, crew trucks and similar equipment; sets up temporary traffic safety patterns at work sites as directed; assists with the operation high-pressure jet rodding equipment to clean sewers and storm drains; 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 including outlying areas; maintains collection systems maps; maintains collection systems cleaning, inspection and repair records using a computerized maintenance management system; performs welding and brazing on piping systems and mechanical components; performs an operational and safety check 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 tolls; keeps small inventory of frequently used supplies and hardware; may direct the work of less skilled or temporary workers; ensures that proper safety precautions are followed; 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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