Senior Maintenance Worker-Utilities
City of Santa Rosa, CA - Santa Rosa, CA

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The City of Santa Rosa is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Senior Maintenance Worker. This recruitment is being conducted to fill one (1) full-time vacancy in the Subregional Operations/Biosolids Section of the Utilities Department which operates and maintains the Subregional Compost Facility. This position will primarily be responsible for the Biosolids Land Application Program. The eligibility list generated from this recruitment may also be used to fill future vacancies in the Senior Maintenance Worker- Utilities classification. To learn more about Subregional Operations and the wastewater treatment process go to

Note : Current, eligible City of Santa Rosa employees who are interested in a transfer or promotional opportunity are encouraged to apply.

Notes: In Fiscal Year 2012-13, City of Santa Rosa employees in this position are required to participate in a 64 hour Mandatory Time Off (MTO) without pay program. New employees shall be required to take a pro-rated number of MTO hours during the fiscal year, to be determined based on their date of hire and full time or part time status. Effective January 1, 2013, the City's PERS retirement formula for new employees hired from outside the City in this classification will be 2% @ 62. The fundamental reason this class exists is to provide lead supervision over a crew and participate in the installation, construction, repair, and maintenance of wastewater utility facilities. The Ideal Candidate will possess: •Experience as a lead worker/supervisor •The ability to create and maintain a positive work environment •The ability to motivate others to perform at their best •Experience operating heavy equipment •Three (3) or more years related maintenance experience •Experience in wastewater or agricultural operations •Experience planning and scheduling work •A strong customer service and safety focus •Excellent communication skills •Effective interpersonal skills •The ability to work as full member of a team or crew •A valid class A driver's license w/endorsements (see below)

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
In addition to the essential duties listed below for all positions in this job classification, the following duties are considered essential for positions assigned to the Biosolids Section: •Assist with planning, scheduling, and review of all biosolids land application practices; •coordinate biosolids hauling, storage, spreading, disking, cropping plans and planting/harvesting schedules with lessees, private land owners, farmers, outside contractors and City departments; •supervise individuals hauling, spreading and disking to ensure they are operating in compliance with regulatory requirements and City objectives for biosolids land application; •design, plan, schedule, supervise and review installation and use of fencing and culverts; •assist the Biosolids Coordinator in the management of the cooperating farmer systems; •assist in providing system surveillance of irrigation equipment on City owned farms; •collect various kinds of samples for regulatory requirements; •determine compost mix ratio; •determine green waste and woodchip inventories; •assist in planning for seasonal shutdown of composting facility; •operate a compost turner/agitator. Essential Duties (all positions): The following duties are considered essential for all positions in this job classification: •Receive written and oral work assignments from supervisor and coordinating the necessary equipment, personnel and material needs; •make excavations in concrete, pavement and dirt to trouble-shoot and repair water lines, water mains, valves, meters and sprinkler systems using a backhoe, spade, pick, pneumatic and hydraulic tools, including jackhammers and concrete saws; •schedule and coordinate routine, preventative and corrective maintenance and daily work; •obtain and set up equipment, tools and materials needed for work; •identify soil type to determine shoring requirements; •determine best way to set up job site and set out signs and cones; •distribute work orders and delegate tasks; •report on work completed; •set up and monitor safety procedures; •supervise work; •train new employees in the operation of equipment and safety practices; •provide supervisors with input on work performance of crew members; •anticipate, be alert to, and report indicators of problems in completing projects as planned; •trouble-shoot, diagnose and solve problems, readjust priorities and reallocate resources to deal with unexpected problems or emergencies; •perform final inspection of completed jobs; •read current literature related to assigned responsibilities; •make written and oral reports of work completed and in progress and work needing to be done by others; •prepare and maintain records; •read maps, diagrams, blueprints, schematics and work orders; •fill out material requisitions, incident reports, inspection sheets and other forms; •fill in for absent crew members or supervisor when necessary; •explain programs, respond to complaints and answer questions from the general public; •warn public of hazards and alert public before commencing work which may inconvenience them; •drive trucks and operate heavy and/or specialized equipment, such as boom trucks, backhoes, front-end loaders and trailer trucks; •perform safety checks and light maintenance on vehicles, equipment and tools used on the job; •back fill trenches and tamp holes after work is completed using gas operated or hand tampers; •fill and tamp holes and repair curbs, streets and sidewalks after work is completed and maintain access to easements; •measure, cut and connect sections of pipe using tapping machine, pipe cutter, threader, reamer, wrenches, assorted pneumatic and hydraulic tools, glue and coupler; •map out and mark underground utilities; •use gas detector to test quality of air in vaults and confined work spaces; •operate valves, pump stations, and monitor control panels; •build and paint a variety of City facilities and structures, using hand and power tools; •may perform specialized building maintenance activities, such as carpentry, plumbing and metalwork; •recommend and justify items to be included in the budget; •coordinate, supervise and inspect systems installation, and repair and maintenance projects done by engineers, outside contractors and consultants; •maintain roads, equipment and grounds related to area of assignment; •maintain and operate pump stations and reservoirs; •assist in the interview and selection process for new hires; •enter manholes or vaults, using tripod, harness, winch, air blower, breathing apparatus and protective clothing; •review and interpret data using SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition)and Enterprise Asset Management Systems; •order and purchase parts and equipment; •maintain inventory of needed parts and tools; •make customer service calls to investigate and correct water quality, leaks or pressure problems; •use gas detector to test quality of air in vaults and confined work spaces; •perform after hours emergency response; •keep current regarding changes in applicable laws and regulations, new products, equipment and techniques by attending courses and seminars and conferring with peers outside of the City.

Knowledge of: Procedures, materials and methods used in the assigned section; uses and operation of general construction hand tools, power tools, trucks and heavy equipment; uses and operation of tools and equipment required for specific work assignment; regulations and codes applicable to area of assignment; arithmetic sufficient to calculate volumes, areas, lengths, percentages and conversions; safe work practices, including safety precautions for operating power equipment, working in traffic and under hazardous conditions; basic principles of supervision. Ability to: Plan and set up work and delegate tasks to others; train and supervise workers; communicate with the public and co-workers in a tactful and effective manner; operate the specialized hand and power tools and heavy equipment used in performing work in the area of assignment; perform heavy manual labor under adverse working conditions such as those described above; perform work involving prolonged periods of standing, stooping, reaching, crawling and climbing; understand and carry out oral and written directions given in English; hear and distinguish oral directions while working in noisy conditions; read and interpret work orders, diagrams, blueprints and maps; use hammers, nails, drills, saws, wrenches and other basic hand tools; take basic measurements of boards or spaces; write work orders, incident reports and daily logs of work performed; calculate quantities of materials needed to complete tasks; lift and carry up to 100 pounds depending on area of assignment. Experience and Education: Any combination equivalent to experience and education that could provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be: Experience – Three (3) years of increasingly responsible experience in construction, maintenance and repair of facilities and systems related to wastewater operations, water delivery systems, agricultural operations, or similar environment; experience must include performing in a lead or supervisory role. Education - Advanced training in public facilities maintenance and operations, skilled crafts or other specialty specifically relevant to the area of assignment is highly desirable. License or Certificate: Possession of, or ability to obtain, a Class C California motor vehicle operator's license (see Driving History Standard shown below.) Possession of a Class A license with a Hazardous Materials, Air Brake, Doubles/Triples, and Tanker endorsements will be required prior to completion of the probationary period for positions where the license is required for performance of job duties. Possession of a First Aid or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certificate issued by the American Red Cross is desirable. The following qualifications for Senior Maintenance Workers assigned to the Biosolids Section are in addition to those described in the general job description for Senior Maintenance Worker - Utilities. Experience: Sufficient years of experience in agricultural operations to demonstrate possession of the knowledge and abilities listed above.

Additional Information:
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions: Work is performed in the field under a variety of weather conditions, including rain and extremes of heat and cold and includes exposure to heavy traffic, noise, dust, fumes, vibrations, airborne particles, noxious odors, grease, oil, cleaning chemicals, paints, glues, solvents and spills. Incumbents are required to walk over rough, uneven or rocky surfaces and to climb ladders and stairs to reach objects. Some of the work is performed in small cramped areas such as trenches, vaults and manholes. The work requires repeated stooping and bending. Operating a backhoe or other equipment requires making fine, highly coordinated muscular movements and the coordination of movement of more than one limb simultaneously. Use of common hand tools requires using an arm above shoulder level. Assembling pipe requires skillful controlled manipulations of small objects and making precise arm-hand positioning movements. A Utilities Senior Maintenance Worker must be able to hear backup alarms on equipment and other hazards of working in traffic. Due to the time spent driving to different work sites, an incumbent sits for extended periods of time; incumbents frequently lift and carry items, such as irrigation pipes, pumps and hoses weighing up to 75 pounds over 20 feet; incumbents may infrequently be required to lift and carry items weighing up to 100 pounds over 20 feet. In emergencies, Senior Maintenance Workers - Utilities are subject to call-out, and on a rotating basis, on-call 24 hours a day for stand-by assignments. Driving History Standard: The possession of a valid California driver license and a satisfactory driving history is required of all applicants seeking a position as a Senior Maintenance Worker - Utilities with the City of Santa Rosa. Applicants should be aware that at some point in the selection process they may be required to submit an original and current DMV driving history printout. To view the City of Santa Rosa's Driving History Standard, please click HERE

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