Water Utility Worker I/II

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Falls church, va
Sep 12, 2023
Sep 26, 2023
Career Level
Entry Level
Full Time

Under close supervision of a Water Utility Crew Chief or Water Utility Worker IV, performs a variety of routine unskilled and semi-skilled manual duties required in the operation, maintenance and installation of the water distribution and transmission system and related facilities.

Performs a variety of routine unskilled and semi-skilled duties required in the operation, installation and maintenance of the water distribution and transmission system by:

  • Participating and aiding higher level Water Utility Workers in locating, installing, adjusting and repairing new and existing water service connections, meter boxes, valves, curb boxes, water mains and fire hydrants.
  • Participating and aiding higher level Water Utility Workers in installing, repairing and maintaining pumps, valves and motors in pumping and treatment plant related facilities.
  • Operating a lawn mower, tractor, steam and high pressure washer and GPS equipment.
  • Operating a dump truck, tag along trailer and transporting construction equipment and necessary materials upon having or obtaining a Commercial Driver's License.
  • Responding to emergency service calls during and after working hours, tagging customer's residences and providing temporary water and other aid as necessary.
  • Assisting with the flushing of the water distribution and transmission system on at least an annual basis.
  • Attending safety seminars, comprehending safety regulations and contributing to a safe working environment.
  • Answering the telephone and two (2) way radios.
  • Under close supervision, may operate a backhoe and other related motorized construction equipment.
  • Flagging traffic as necessary.
  • Assists with building, grounds and other maintenance tasks to include: cleaning and maintaining work areas, tools, vehicles and equipment; and snow removal.
  • Conducting vehicle material and equipment inventory.

Performs other duties as assigned or required.


  • Graduation from high school or GED, and one (1) year of general maintenance and construction experience, or any equivalent combination of education, experience and knowledge.
  • Must pass a controlled substance (drug) test for employment.  This position is also subject to random testing after hire.
  • Ability to perform a variety of unskilled and semi-skilled maintenance tasks.
  • Ability to perform basic mechanical operations.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to perform tasks in a safe manner.
  • Ability to read paper plans and maps and digital maps.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisors and the general public.
  • Possession of a valid driver's license and good driving record.
  • Class "A" commercial learner's permit within 6 months of employment preferred.
  • Possession of or the ability to obtain a Class "A" Commercial driver's license within one year.
  • Possession of a valid Intermediate Work Zone Safety Training card or the ability to obtain one within one year.
  • Ability to work overtime and standby as required.
  • Available to perform maintenance work at other than the principle location and hours of work.
  • Available to work at night flushing water mains or other scheduled or emergency work.
  • Ability to perform heavy physical tasks and lift up to one hundred (100) lbs.
  • Ability to work in all climatic conditions including extreme heat and cold.
  • Fairfax Water requires new employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to legally required exceptions.

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