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PW Utilities Collection Technician I at City of Boise

PW Utilities Collection Technician I

City of Boise Boise, ID Full-Time
$19.35 - $20.50/Hour
The [ Link removed ] - Click here to apply to PW Utilities Collection Technician I is responsible for managing and maintaining all services related to our city's resources. From compost to water renewal, and waste management to renewable energy, everything done is for the betterment of our community. The City of Boise is seeking experienced PW Utilities Collection Technicians Ito join the team as HydroVac Operators. Duties of successful candidates include:
  •  Inspect and repair sewer lines, manholes, and related utility equipment utilizing an array of specialized tools and equipment
  • Provides technical closed-circuit television (CCTV) pipeline inspections to accurately identify, analyze and assess problem areas within a wastewater collection system
  • Coordinates with related utility, wastewater treatment and construction crews to ensure equipment and utilities are safe and effective
  • Determines and marks underground sewer mains, geothermal lines and pressurized irrigation by utilizing several tools and methods of research
  • Responds to requests from the Idaho Digline
  • When applicable, responds to emergency situations to identify various underground utilities
  • Acts as a first responder for emergencies
  • Works under general direction and is required to make judgment calls when in the field
  • Will be posted until filled
In order to assist in providing a safe and healthy workplace for all City of Boise employees, residents, and community members, new employment offers are contingent upon the applicant providing proof of completion of the full COVID-19 vaccination process to the City, on a confidential basis, or receiving an exemption from the vaccination requirement as a legally required medical or religious accommodation, two weeks prior to the applicant’s scheduled start date.  
Operates hydrovac truck to clean, maintain and inspect sewer lines and manholes. Performs repairs and maintenance on sewer lines, lift stations and related city utilities. Utilizes specialized CCTV inspection equipment to provide technical pipeline inspections to identify, analyze and correctly assess problem areas within a wastewater collection system. Coordinates inspection response, research and assessments of pipeline conditions to provide maintenance and repair of lines. Utilizes geographic information systems (GIS), closed circuit television (CCTV), asset and work order management programs, construction and inspection drawings, as-built drawings, blueprints, online maps, various records and electronic underground locating tools to determine exact location, size and function of underground sewer mains, geothermal lines and pressurized irrigation lines to prevent damage during construction. Identifies and marks rights-of-way, easements and private property lines. Receives request for locations through Idaho Digline, through a specialized software program. Schedules and attends on site meetings with contractors, utility locators and the public to identify utilities that need to be located. Provides support for staff and construction crews. Organizes and conducts various meetings regarding location of utility lines. Provides research, installation and maintenance of in-line sewer plugs installed due to customer non-payment. Performs lateral launch camera inspections and provides traffic control. Assists and coordinates work activities with construction crews for installing and repairing sewer pipes, manholes and geothermal system pipes. Performs sewer line root control maintenance and grease removal through geothermal cleaning, root sawing and preventive maintenance activities. Acts as a first responder to all Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSO), sewer line backup calls, and odor complaints. Performs traffic control duties while in the field. (70%)

Tracks work orders and related information into a computerized Infrastructure Management System (Hansen 8), mapping program and other data entry and computer programs. Ensures an accurate record of all maintenance performed. Records data, as-built drawings and daily logs of work and locations thereof. Identifies issues, hazards and concerns observed in the field and forwards information to appropriate person. Communicates daily concerns and objectives efficiently to supervisor and co-workers. Researches new and existing tools and equipment to be utilized for maintenance and repair duties and determines if similar tools or equipment can be fabricated internally. (20%)

Inspects and performs routine preventative maintenance and repairs on sewer line cleaning equipment, tools and all equipment utilized. Responds to emergency situations requiring immediate location of underground utilities such as gas main breaks, loss of electrical power, communication line disruption, sewer lateral and main breaks and water main breaks. Operates heavy equipment when responding to after-hours emergency calls. Fabricates specialized cleaning tools and maintains an inventory of parts and equipment. Performs routine maintenance on vehicles. (10%)

Performs other duties as assigned. Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time. Total Percentage = 100%

Required Knowledge, Experience, And Training
  • Two years’ experience performing maintenance and repair in plumbing or irrigation, working in a utilities or construction field identifying, designing, and marking subsurface utility infrastructure utilizing locating equipment and instruments
  • One year of experience utilizing CCTV or related equipment for repairs and maintenance
  • High school diploma or GED

  • Inspection and repair techniques of sewer lines
  • Operation and maintenance of various types of sewer pipe line cleaning and maintenance equipment, methods and safety practices
  • Inner workings of general and geothermal utilities, related safety procedures and techniques
  • General business office and telephone etiquette, equipment and procedures, computer operations including contemporary and related software applications
  • Record keeping and filing practices, general customer service techniques

  • Identify sewer line hazards
  • Perform computerized data entry to maintain records
  • Utilize all tools necessary to perform sewer line inspections and repairs
  • Inspect existing sewer systems, update maintenance cycles, check for blockages, investigate backup claims and survey overall integrity and efficiency of pipe systems
  • Troubleshoot and maintain electrical systems and components, perform mechanical and electrical maintenance of equipment
  • Apply training as a qualified or competent person in safety situations
  • Make independent decisions in the field
  • Obtain and maintain required licenses and certifications, attend and when required pass classes and workshops offered by the city
  • Read and interpret quarter section maps, as-built drawings, GIS maps, engineering and architectural drawings and construction maps
  • Perform duties in hazardous traffic environments and construction sites
  • Utilize appropriate safety equipment, safely and effectively utilize all tools and equipment required
  • Utilize city geography and street locations to locate utilities
  • Display an attitude of cooperation and work harmoniously with all levels of city employees, the general public and other organizations
  • Communicate effectively in the English language at a level necessary for efficient job performance, complete assignments in a timely fashion
  • Understand and comply with all rules, policies and regulations
  • Maintain prompt and regular attendance, and perform all essential and marginal functions as assigned by an authorized employee, supervisor and/or manager with or without a reasonable accommodation
  • Capable of operating vehicles safely and have an acceptable driving record

Preferred Knowledge, Experience, And Training
  • Three years’ experience performing 
    • Sewer line maintenance and inspections utilizing CCTV equipment
    • Industrial, commercial, or wastewater facility maintenance
    • Performing maintenance and repairs on hydraulic pump systems and related tools and equipment
    • Progressively responsible experience locating underground utilities
  • State of Idaho Wastewater Collection Operator Class II license

Licensing And Other Requirements
  • Valid commercial driver's license (CDL) Class B with tanker endorsement
  • Ability to obtain a Wastewater Collection Operator Class I license and Pipeline Assessment and Certification Program (PACP) certificate

Special Requirements
  • Applicants must be able to pass:
    • City of Boise background check processes which includes a criminal history check and reference checks in accordance with the City of Boise Hiring Process Regulation
    • Driving Record Check
  • Drug Free Workplace: In accordance with the City of Boise Drug Free Workplace Regulation, this position is designated as safety sensitive and is subject to testing requirements including Post Offer Applicant Testing, Random Testing, Reasonable Suspicion, Post - Accident, etc. Applicants will be required to submit to screening for illegal drug use prior to hire. Appointment to this position is contingent upon a negative pre-employment drug test.
  • Persons in this position must have a CDL that can handle a gross vehicle weight rating of 26,001 or more pounds

The physical effort characteristics and working environment described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Efforts
While performing the duties of this job the employee is always lifting/carrying up to 35 pounds, occasionally lifting/carrying up to 50 pounds and rarely lifting/carrying up to 100 pounds. Also, the employee is occasionally pushing/pulling up to 35 pounds and rarely pushing/pulling up to 75 pounds. The noise level is always very loud. Work includes sensory ability to talk, hear, smell and touch. Work in this position also includes close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and depth perception. Employees will sit, stand, walk, run, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, reach, grasp, climb and balance. Position requires hand/finger dexterity.

Working Environment
The work environment will include inside conditions, outdoor weather conditions, extreme temperatures, in wet and humid conditions, with areas of dust, odors, mist and gases or other airborne matter. Employees are exposed to mechanical and electrical hazards, work in/at heights and confined spaces. Employees will also drive a vehicle as part of this position. Work includes protected exposure to infectious bacteria, bodily fluids and chemicals. Employees work around traffic and in all weather conditions. sewage, potentially infectious wastes, methane, hydrogen sulfide and other possible toxic gases and substances.
This position works: a rotating on-call shift; in response to emergencies.

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