Water/sewer/streets Technician Ii, Iii, Iv (multiple Vacancies, Water Section)

Location
Arlington, Virginia
Salary
$31,782.40 - $59,633.60 Annually
Posted
Apr 12, 2019
Closes
Apr 12, 2019
Ref
2345-19D-DES-DB
Industry
Specialty Trades
Hours
Full Time
Position Information

Arlington County's Department of Environmental Services is currently recruiting for Water, Sewer & Streets (WSS) Technicians to fill multiple vacancies in the Water section of the Water, Sewer, and Streets Bureau.

We are seeking motivated, skilled trades workers who enjoy working in a team environment to join our water maintenance or water distribution crews. Crew members perform tasks related to the maintenance, replacement, repair, and new installation of water mains, water service, water valves and fire hydrants.

Specific duties include:

Water Maintenance crew (CDL required):
  • Investigating water main leaks and assisting the leak detector;
  • Replacing and repairing fire hydrants, water valves and water mains;
  • Installing large water vaults and repairing small and large meters and service lines;
  • Performing utility patch repair work (using asphalt/concrete);
  • Making minor repairs and/or adjustments to tools and equipment; and
  • Utilizing a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) through use of a work-issued tablet to create tasks and enter work-related data.

Water Distribution (Meter) crew (CDL preferred):
  • Removing and replacing small and large meters, meter registers, and automated meter reading (AMR) devices;
  • Locating and inspecting residential meters and meter vaults, installing meters and comparing readings from the AMR to the meter register;
  • Documenting meter readings, GPS locations, narrative notes and other data;
  • Making minor repairs and/or adjustments to tools and equipment; and
  • Utilizing a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) through use of a work-issued tablet to create tasks and enter work-related data.

All positions include team/customer interaction and operation of equipment (some requiring valid CDL). Employees are required to consult with the supervisor at the start of each day to receive specific team related work instructions and share work-related feedback or other issues at the end of each day. Higher level positions require demonstrated knowledge and skills in the desired position and include providing technical guidance and training to new team members and ensuring proper safety precautions are taken.

Arlington County offers a competitive salary and a great benefits package including a Defined Benefit (pension) plan. For more information on Arlington's family friendly benefits click here .

Selection Criteria

Minimum: This recruitment may be used to fill comparable vacancies within the Department of Environmental Services.

WSS Technician II:
A combination of education and experience that demonstrates the ability to learn how to operate hand and power tools, work outdoors in all types of weather; and follow basic verbal/written instructions. Typically, this is obtained through a combination of a High School Diploma or GED, and/or training related to the position.

WSS Technician III:
A combination of education and experience that demonstrates the ability to operate hand and power tools, work outdoors in all types of weather, and follow verbal/written instructions, plus six months of experience in construction, repair, or maintenance of water mains or related water, sewer, or street systems. Requires possession of valid class "B" or "A" commercial driver's license (CDL). Some vacancies may not require a CDL.

WSS Technician IV:
A combination of education and experience that demonstrates the ability to operate hand and power tools, work outdoors in all types of weather, and follow verbal/written instructions, plus two years of experience in construction, repair, or maintenance of water mains or related water, sewer, or street systems. Requires possession of valid class "B" or "A" commercial driver's license (CDL). Some vacancies may not require a CDL.

Substitution: Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for up to two years of the education requirement on a year-for-year basis. Technical training may substitute for up to one year of the experience requirement on a year for year basis.

Desirable: Preference may be given to candidates with one or more of the following:
  • Related experience in construction operations or in one or more technical areas of water, sewer, or streets operations;
  • Experience or training reading blueprints, and plans, and system maps;
  • Experience using a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS);
  • Work zone certification to include flagging;
  • Confined space and/or Trenching safety certification; and/or
  • Possession of a valid class "B" or "A" commercial driver's license from applicant's place of residence at time of application.


Special Requirements

1) For WSS Technician III/IV - Applicant must possess a category Class "A" or "B" commercial driver's license from the applicant's place of residence (some vacancies may not require CDL). Other positions for which this recruitment may be used to fill, may require a valid CDL with or without endorsements or other job-related certifications/licenses at time of application or within a specified timeframe normally not to exceed up to one year from hire date.
2) The applicant must authorize Arlington County to obtain, or the applicant must provide a copy of the applicant's official state/district driving record. Any offer of employment will be contingent upon a favorable review of the applicant's driving record.
3) Prior to the time of appointment, the successful applicant must pass a pre-employment drug screening. The successful applicant will be subject to drug screening, at such times during employment, as required by federal, state and local standards and policies.
4) Requires availability for on-call duty on a rotating basis.

SAFETY

Requires learning and following all safety rules and regulations pertaining to job functions which includes attending all required safety classes and meetings in order to ensure a safe working environment and to ensure team members are practicing the required safety rules and regulations.

Work is generally performed outdoors and in all types of weather conditions and often near moving traffic. Some work may be performed indoors depending upon the work assignment. The work environment includes exposure to draft, noise, dust, grease, and dirt with extended periods of standing, walking, bending, stooping, and lifting light to heavy objects and equipment weighing up to 50 lbs. Due to the work environment and as a condition of employment, Arlington County employees may be required to wear various personal protective equipment in the performance of their duties.

Additional Information

Work hours are 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. All employees must be available for call back in emergency situations and for snow removal operations.

These positions are part of a multi-grade pay band. The salary range at the top of this job announcement is listed from entry level for WSS Technician II to the maximum level for WSS Technician IV.

The salary range for each level is as follows:
  • WSS Technician II: $31,782.40 - $48,526.00/annually;
  • WSS Technician III: $35,464.00 - $54,184.00/annually;
  • WSS Technician IV: $39,020.80 - $59,633.60/annually.

Successful candidates will be placed in areas of need based on experience, aptitude, and interest as demonstrated in the application and interview process.

Your responses to the supplemental questionnaire are considered part of the selection process and are required for this position. In order to receive full credit for your experience, please ensure that you have included details of all relevant work experience on your application and have completed the Supplemental Questionnaire in its entirety. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Arlington County Government employee benefits depend on whether a position is permanent, the number of hours worked, and the number of months the position is scheduled.

Specific information on benefits and conditions of employment can be found on the Arlington County Human Resources Department website: www.arlingtonva.us/pers.

Permanent, Full-Time Appointments
All jobs are permanent, full-time appointments unless otherwise stated in the announcement. The following benefits are available:

Paid Leave : Vacation leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. Leave accrual increases every three years until eight hours of leave are earned biweekly for twelve or more years of service. Sick leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. There are eleven paid holidays each year.

Health and Dental Insurance : Three group health insurance plans are offered - a network open access plan, a point-of-service plan, and a health maintenance organization. A group dental insurance plan is also offered. The County pays a significant portion of the premium for these plans for employees and their dependents. A discount vision plan is provided for eye care needs.

Life Insurance : A group term policy of basic life insurance is provided at no cost to employees. The benefit is one times annual salary. Additional life insurance is available with rates based on the employee's age and smoker/non-smoker status.

Retirement : The County offers three vehicles to help you prepare for retirement: a defined benefit plan, a defined contribution plan (401(a)), and a deferred compensation plan (457). The defined benefit plan provides a monthly retirement benefit based on your final average salary and years of service with the County. You contribute a portion of your salary on a pre-tax basis to this plan. General employees contribute 4% of pay; uniformed public safety employees contribute 7.5% of pay. Employees become vested in the plan at five years of service. The County also contributes to this plan.

For general employees, the County also contributes 4.2% of pay to a defined contribution plan (401(a)) . The County also matches your 457 contribution, up to $20 per pay period, in this plan. The 457 deferred compensation plan allows you to set aside money on either a pre-tax (457b) or post-tax (457 Roth) basis up to the IRS annual limit. New employees are automatically enrolled with a pre-tax contribution equal to 2% of your base pay.

Other Benefits: The County also offers health, dependent care, and parking flexible spending accounts; long-term care insurance; tuition assistance; transit and walk/bike to work subsidies; a college savings plan; wellness programs; training opportunities; and a variety of other employee benefits.

Permanent, Part-Time Appointments:
Part time employees who work ten or more hours per week receive paid leave and benefits in proportion to the number of hours worked per week.

Limited Term Appointments:
Benefits are the same as permanent appointments except that the employees do not achieve permanent status.

Temporary Regular Appointments:
Temporary regular employees who work 30 hours or more per week are eligible for health, dental, and basic life insurance as described above. They are also eligible for vacation, sick leave, and paid holidays.

Temporary Seasonal and Occasional Appointments:
Temporary employees who work on a seasonal basis or variable hours receive sick leave, but do not normally receive other paid leave or benefits. Exceptions are noted in individual announcements.

01

Do you have a High School Diploma or GED?
  • Yes
  • No
  • I am substituting experience for the education requirement


02

How much full-time experience in water main, water related systems, or related experience in water, sewer, or streets operations do you have? Be sure the detail of this experience is reflected in your application under the work history section in order to receive full credit.
  • No experience in this area
  • Less than 6 months
  • 6 months to less than 1 year
  • 1 to less than 2 years
  • 2 to less than 3 years
  • 3 years or more


03

What valid driving licenses do you possess? Check ALL that apply.
  • None
  • Regular Driver's License
  • CDL Learner's permit
  • Class "B" CDL
  • Class "A" CDL


04

Please check if you have any of the following: Check ALL that apply.
  • Work Zone Certification
  • Confined Space Certification
  • Trenching Safety Certification
  • Water Operators License
  • None of the above


05

Please indicate if you have experience operating any of the following equipment/vehicles. Be sure the detail of this experience is included in your application for full credit. Check ALL that apply.
  • Air Compressor with tools and small tools
  • Backhoe
  • Bulldozer
  • Crane
  • Excavator
  • Mini Excavator
  • Forklift
  • Roller (tailgate, dual drum)
  • Bob Cat
  • Snow Plow (V-Box & Plow)
  • Wheel Loader
  • None of the above


06

Please indicate if you have experience with any of the following by checking ALL that apply:
  • Using a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) or asset management system to document data
  • Performing asphalt and/or concrete work
  • Providing direct customer service to citizens and/or other customers
  • Using Microsoft Office functions to create documents and/or maintain spreadsheets
  • Performing water main repair and/or maintenance
  • Installation of meters, service lines, or water vaults
  • Removal and/or replacement of meters, meter registers, and/or AMR devices
  • Performing construction maintenance in one or more technical areas in water, sewer or street operations
  • Investigating water main leaks
  • Performing utility patch repair
  • Reading blueprints, plans, and system maps
  • None of the above


07

I understand the following:
  • I must possess a valid motor vehicle operator's license from my place of residence;
  • I must authorize Arlington County to obtain, or that I must provide a copy of my official state/district driving record;
  • Some positions require possession of a valid class "B" or "A" commercial driver's license (CDL);
  • I must provide written consent for Arlington County to obtain from previous employers information required by Department of Transportation (DOT) agency regulations concerning drug and alcohol testing information; and
  • Prior to the time of appointment, I must pass a pre-employment drug screening and will be subject to drug screening, at such times during employment, as required by federal, state and local standards and policies.
I have read the above statement and agree to it.
  • Yes
  • No


08

I understand and agree that I may occasionally be required to work overtime and that I am required to be available for call-back in emergency situations and to assist in snow removal operations.
  • Yes
  • No


09

As noted in the job announcement, this recruitment may be used to fill other comparable vacancies in the Department of Environmental Services. Please check which applies to you.
  • I am only interested in being considered for vacancies included in this recruitment.
  • I am interested in being considered for vacancies in this recruitment as well as any comparable vacancies in the Department of Environmental Services.


10

For which position(s) are you interested in being considered? Check all that apply.
  • Water Maintenance
  • Water Distribution (Meter)
  • All of the above


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