|FLSA Designation: Non-Exempt
SENIOR COLLECTION SYSTEM WORKER
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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Oversees and responds to emergency calls as needed; locates problems and
operates sewer cleaning equipment to clear stoppages.
- Oversees and personally inspects sewage and storm water lift and pump stations;
removes debris; disassembles and cleans pumps and performs minor repairs when
- 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
- 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.
- Oversees and personally performs line locating and marking throughout the City
for the sewer systems.
- Oversees and personally inspects sewer laterals for new construction as
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Estimates time, materials and equipment required for jobs assigned; requisitions
materials as required.
- Attends training and safety meetings as necessary.
- 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.
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.
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.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT
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
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.