Position InformationFunctional TitleUtility Technician I - Temple Hills (Pool)Recruitment Category TypeContinuous HireFunctional CategoryUtility ServicesGradeUH.11FLSA StatusNon-ExemptRequisition Number24-0001Number of VacanciesContinuousJob LevelNon-ManagementJob CodeN/AJob Description SummaryOrganization NameUtility Services SouthReports toSection Manager, Utility Services MaintenanceFull or Part TimeFull TimeIf Part Time how many hours per weekRegular or TemporaryRegularPosition End Date (if temporary)Work ScheduleMonday – Friday7:00 am to 3:30 pm (Work hours are subject to change)Position LocationTemple HillsPosition Summary InformationGeneral SummaryTheUtility Technicianperforms a variety of routine tasks related to the repair and maintenance of the water distribution and wastewater collections systems.Essential Functions
Performs a variety of duties directly or indirectly related to repair, maintenance, rehabilitation, or replacement including emergency water main repairs, sewer system maintenance, and all other work related to the water distribution system or wastewater collection system
Assists in repair, maintenance, replacement or rehabilitation of water mains and wastewater mains, water and wastewater taps, and replacing or repairing defective meters
Assists in the setup of sediment control devices
Prepares vehicle pre-trip inspection forms, and various work documents
Assists in replacing and maintaining fire hydrants, valves, and related fittings, including but not limited to: changing gaskets, leaky caps, and broken stems, operating nuts, etc.
Makes minor customer notifications concerning required repairs/service
Assists in investigating and identifying solutions to utility problems, i.e., main, service, meter leak, stoppages, low water pressure, etc.
Upon certification of class B license, operates and maintains vehicles and equipment such as backhoe, front-end loader, and dump truck
Assists in operating various kinds of trucks, equipment to complete repairs and maintenance activities
Assist with the installation of trench shoring devices
Assists with rodding, cleaning, flushing, and televising sewer mains
Picks up and disposes of spoil at designated work sites to include cleanup duties at facilities
Uses two-way radio, mobile data terminals and LAN terminals to update work status
Operates power and hand tools frequently to accomplish the work (i.e. air jack hammer, air drill, air impact gun)
Observes safety regulations including wearing personal protective equipment and follows and enforces recommended safety practices and uses appropriate traffic safety devices such as arrow boards, safety lights, cones and barrels, etc. for traffic flow protection in order to ensure the safety of self and others
Flags traffic as required
Other FunctionsPerforms other related duties as assignedWork Environment And Physical Demands
Must be capable of lifting heavy objects (up to 90 pounds) on a highly frequent basis and/or assuming awkward positions for long periods of time
Additionally, be capable of working in an environment where there are routine risks of exposures to significant levels of heat, cold, moisture, and air pollution
The position may involve periodic risks of exposure to raw sewage, chemical substances and physical trauma of a minor nature such as cuts, bruises, and minor burns
Employees are considered to be essential personnel and therefore must report to work as scheduled under all weather conditions
Required Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities.Minimum Education, Experience RequirementsHigh School diploma or equivalentAdditional Requirements
Possession of a valid driver’s license, with no more than 4 points, and the ability to obtain and maintain a WSSC Water driver’s permit within 90 days of hire or transfer date
Must pass Department of Transportation physical and possess a DOT Medical Card
Must obtain a valid Class B Commercial Driver’s License ( CDL ) with Tanker endorsement within 1 year of hire or transfer and maintain it while in this role
Employees in this position are designated or considered emergency personnel; therefore, the employee must report to work as scheduled or as directed by their supervisor when WSSC Water declares an event that requires emergency personnel to report to work
Shift work, on-call, and mandatory overtime may be required
Note: Employees have 2 years from date of hire or start of position to successfully complete all skills demonstrations and testing requirements to maintain that level. Failure to do so will result in the employee being moved to a position equal to their existing skills and testing level, or they may utilize the internal posting process to obtain another position or be released
Preferences.Salary$22.18 - $26.35 per hour plus shift differentialPosting Detail InformationEEO StatementAN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER It is the policy of the Commission to select new employees and to promote current employees without regard to race, sexual orientation, sex, religion, national origin, marital status, or handicap. The Commission does not discriminate against qualified individuals with a disability and will make reasonable accommodation for any disability that does not result in undue hardship for the Commission.Close DateOpen Until FilledYesSpecial Instructions to ApplicantsAdditional InformationThis posting is an ongoing pool for those interested in the Utility Technician I position in Temple Hills, Maryland. The department will review applications when a vacancy becomes available.This is a Union position under a collective bargaining agreement represented by AFSCME Local 2898.All applicants selected will be subject to drug screening and a background check/verification.Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk ().
Do you have a High School diploma or equivalent?
Do you have a valid driver's license with no more than 4 points and with no restrictions (except eyeglasses/contact lenses)?
Do you have a learner's permit or provisional license?
Do you have a CDL A or B License?
Do you have experience using any of the following equipment: backhoe, loader or dump truck?
In this position you will be required to pass the Department of Transportation (DOT) physical exam. Would you be able to meet this requirement?
Employees in this position are designated or considered emergency personnel; therefore, the employee must report to work as scheduled or as directed by their supervisor when WSSC Water declares an event that requires emergency personnel to report to work. Are you able to meet this requirement?
Will you, now or in the future, require sponsorship for employment visa status?
Are you an eligible veteran of any branch of the armed forces who has received an honorable discharge or Certificate of Satisfactory Completion of Military Service, the spouse of an eligible veteran who has a service-connected disability or the surviving spouse of a deceased eligible veteran?
Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
Cover Letter/Letter of Application