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FLSA Designation: Non-Exempt
July, 2010


Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees in the class. Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.

Under direction of the Wastewater Operations Manager, leads, oversees, reviews and participates in the more complex and difficult work of staff responsible for the performance of a variety of semi-skilled and skilled maintenance, operational, and repair tasks involved in the City’s wastewater collection system and lift stations; operates a variety of maintenance and construction equipment including a pressurized hydro-cleaner and/or sewer vacuum truck; responds to emergencies; maintains a variety of records; reads and interprets maps, blue prints, plans and specifications; ensures work quality and adherence to established policies and procedures; and performs other related duties as required.

This is the advanced journey level class in the Collection System Worker series. Positions at this level are distinguished from other classes within the series by the level of responsibility assumed and the complexity of duties assigned. Employees perform the most difficult and responsible types of duties assigned to classes within this series including providing lead supervision to assigned staff. Employees at this level are required to be fully trained in all procedures related to assigned areas of responsibility.

The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.

  1. Leads, plans, trains, and reviews the work of staff responsible to perform a variety of semi-skilled and skilled maintenance, operational, and repair tasks involved in the City’s wastewater collection system and lift stations; develops and implements crew assignments; assists staff in troubleshooting and performing the more complex duties and activities.
  2. Trains assigned employees in their areas of work including, cleaning the wastewater collection system, storm drains, flood control facilities and inlets; operating hydro-cleaner and/or sewer vacuum truck to flush system; opening clogs in lines; cleaning manholes, wet wells, and lift stations; operating a mechanical snake to unplug mains and laterals.
  3. Supervises the use, care, and operation of collection system tools and equipment; trains and instructs employees in the safe operation of a variety of sewer cleaners, jet rodders, pressure washers, and TV inspection equipment in the inspection, maintenance and construction of sewer lines and laterals; and operates GPS equipment in order to locate and survey sewer systems.
  4. Verifies the work of assigned employees for accuracy, proper work methods, techniques and compliance with applicable standards and specifications; ensures adherence to safe work practices and procedures.
  5. Oversees and responds to emergency calls as needed; locates problems and operates sewer cleaning equipment to clear stoppages.
  6. Oversees and personally inspects sewage and storm water lift and pump stations; removes debris; disassembles and cleans pumps and performs minor repairs when necessary.
  7. Oversees and personally operates and maintains line inspection and video equipment to survey, open and repair lines; reviews plans and specifications for location of lines; uses equipment to determine concentration of hazardous gases.
  8. Oversees and personally inspects, maintains, and operates a variety of heavy construction and maintenance equipment including a backhoe and other related equipment; performs daily maintenance on trucks and related equipment.
  9. Oversees and personally performs line locating and marking throughout the City for the sewer systems.
  10. Oversees and personally inspects sewer laterals for new construction as necessary.
  11. Prepares traffic control plans and conducts traffic control when working in high traffic areas of the City; installs street barricades and cones prior to the performance of maintenance or repair activities; directs and controls traffic around work sites.
  12. As assigned, works with crew raising manholes, repairing sewer manholes, construction and repair of storm conduits, curbs, gutters, and drainage facilities; assists in mixing concrete and executing necessary masonry work; installs, repairs, and maintains water and sewer mains and lines; assists in constructing new sewer connections as well as repairing drains and sewer facilities.
  13. Responds to public inquiries in a courteous manner; provides information within the area of assignment including explaining collection maintenance procedures; resolves complaints in an efficient and timely manner.
  14. Participates in preparing performance evaluations for assigned staff; oversees and participates in preparing, maintaining and/or submitting a variety of written records and reports; enters time and materials information into computer system; and prepares service requests and work orders as necessary.
  15. Estimates time, materials and equipment required for jobs assigned; requisitions materials as required.
  16. Attends training and safety meetings as necessary.
  17. Performs related duties as required.
The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.

Knowledge of:
Operational characteristics of the City’s wastewater collection system. Principles of lead supervision and training. Advanced wastewater collection system preventative maintenance techniques and procedures. Tools and equipment used in the maintenance and repair of wastewater collection systems including jet rodder, televising equipment, and vacuum truck. Traffic control practices and procedures. Basic mathematical principles. Basic principles and practices of record keeping. Occupational hazards and standard safety procedures. Pertinent federal, state, and local codes, laws, and regulations.

Ability to:
Lead, organize, and review the work of staff. Interpret, explain, and enforce department policies and procedures. Perform a variety of semi-skilled and skilled maintenance, operational, and repair tasks involved in the City’s wastewater collection system and lift stations. Use and operate vehicles and equipment, hand tools, and power tools and equipment required for the work in a safe and efficient manner. Ensure safety around work areas in high traffic. Perform heavy manual labor. Observe safety principles and work in a safe manner. Fill in for supervisor during their absence. Respond to collection system maintenance/repair emergencies. Read maps, blue prints, and diagrams. Operate an office computer and a variety of word processing and software applications. Prepare and maintain records including time and material use records. Understand and follow oral and written instructions. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Education and Experience Guidelines - Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade.

Three years of experience in the maintenance and repair of wastewater collection systems comparable to a Collection System Worker II with the City of Brentwood including one year certified as a Grade II Collection System Worker.

License or Certificate:
Possession of an appropriate, valid Class B driver’s license. Possession of CWEA certification as a Grade II Collection System Worker.

The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Environment: Outdoor field environment; travel from site to site; exposure to noise, dust, grease, smoke, fumes, noxious odors, gases, mechanical and electrical hazards, and all types of weather and temperature conditions; work in or around water; exposure to hazardous traffic conditions; work and/or walk on various types of surfaces including slippery or uneven surfaces and rough terrain; work at heights; incumbents may be required to respond to emergency and public calls after hours including evenings and weekends.

Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in a field environment; to walk, stand, and sit for prolonged periods of time; to frequently stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, crawl, climb, reach, twist, grasp, and make repetitive hand movement in the performance of daily duties; to climb unusual heights on ladders; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull moderate to heavy amounts of weight; to operate assigned equipment and vehicles; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.

Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction.

Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.

Human Resources Division   
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Brentwood, CA 94513  
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