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Stormwater Utility Equipment Operator
- The Position
This is a continuous filing exam. The next filing cut-offs are at 5:00 pm on:
05/10/19, 11/08/19, 05/08/20, 11/13/20
Under general supervision, operates heavy mobile equipment such as motorgraders, excavators, backhoes and other heavy/light construction and maintenance equipment and serves as a leadworker in the repair, maintenance, and construction of stormwater collection and distribution facilities primarily within the boundaries of the Stormwater Utility in Sacramento County. These facilities include: channels, creeks, ditches, and other waterways; manholes, drain inlets, and underground pipelines; levees, water quality basins and detention basins; and drainage facility appurtenances and drainage facility access roads.
- Examples of Knowledge and Abilities
- Principles and practices of leadership, mentoring, and training
- Methods, materials, tools, and equipment used in minor construction projects to insure the efficient and effective operation of drains, creeks, channels, levees, basins and pipes
- General Safety Orders and Construction Safety Orders as issued by Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for personal safety, especially those pertaining to digging and excavation
- Capabilities, operation and maintenance requirements of heavy mobile maintenance and pipe cleaning equipment, diesel powered equipment such as generators and brush chippers, gasoline powered equipment such as walk behind mowers, compactors, chainsaws, and walk behind power loaders, and a variety of hand and power tools
- State motor vehicle codes as they apply to the operation of heavy mobile maintenance and pipe cleaning equipment
- Potential hazards associated with drainage maintenance
- State guidelines regarding streambed alterations and routine maintenance
- Rules and regulations pertaining to loading, unloading and transporting equipment
- Traffic control procedures and implementation
- Best Management Practices as it relates to storm water and storm water facility maintenance
- Policies regarding easements, right of way and County-owned property
- Gas detection devices and confined space policies
- Standard computer operation for Computerized Maintenance Management System usage, e-mail communications, keyboarding, recordkeeping, and documentation
- Training methods
- Math principles such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division and standard measurements such as length, width, weight and height
- English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation
- Plan, coordinate, assign and review the work of staff
- Provide work direction and instruction to Stormwater Utility staff
- Operate a laptop computer and designated software to record data, prepare reports, and locate work sites
- Read, write, and speak English at a level necessary for satisfactory job performance
- Operate in a safe and efficient manner and maintain heavy mobile maintenance and pipe cleaning equipment
- Operate in a safe and efficient manner and make field adjustments to diesel powered equipment such as generators and brush chippers, gasoline powered equipment such as walk behind mowers, compactors, chainsaws, and walk behind power loaders, and a variety of hand and power tools
- Train others in the methods, materials, tools, and equipment used in drainage maintenance and minor construction
- Read USA markings, identify hazards in the jobsite work area and recognize hazardous materials
- Prepare and maintain vehicle inspection checklist and other reports relative to the work assigned
- Implement traffic control procedures
- Read, interpret and apply road survey and grade markings
- Provide good customer service, work in a team environment and establish good relationships with co-workers, the public, and other customers
- Read and understand maps including facility maps, Thomas Brothers Maps, and creek maps
- Prepare, calculate, and maintain operating records relative to the work assigned
- Follow oral and written directions
- Employment Qualifications
A valid California Driver License, Class A;
Two years of full-time experience employed by the County of Sacramento in the class of Senior Stormwater Utility Worker or above, or in the class of Senior Highway Maintenance Worker or above performing drainage maintenance work.
Three years of full-time experience related to the construction, maintenance and/or repair of drainage facilities such as creeks, channels or pipes. One year of the experience must include the operation of heavy mobile equipment.
Four years of full-time experience performing duties related to the construction, maintenance and/or repair of underground utilities such as potable water or sewer. One year of the experience must include the operation of heavy mobile equipment.
Note: The word "experience" referenced in the minimum qualifications means full-time paid experience unless the job announcement states that volunteer experience is acceptable. Part-time paid experience may be accumulated and pro-rated to meet the total experience requirements.
Note: If the minimum qualifications include an educational or certificate/license requirement, applicants must submit proof of requirements with the application. Failure to submit proof of requirements may result in disqualification from the examination. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. For guidelines on submitting acceptable proof of educational requirements, please click here or speak to someone in our office before the cut-off date listed in this notice.
Incumbents must obtain a valid Tanker Endorsement within 90 days of appointment to the class. Failure to maintain the appropriate California Driver License and/or endorsement may constitute cause for personnel action in accordance with Civil Service Rules or applicable bargaining unit. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Positions in this class require the incumbent to be able to:
- Perform heavy manual labor such as digging ditches and clearing brush/shrubs for extended periods of time
- Audibly discern differences in the operation of equipment such as continuous rodders and Vactor or Vacon style pipe cleaning equipment
- Work in a bent or kneeling position for over 15 minutes at a time
- Work in awkward positions in tight spaces
- Enter drains through 24 inch diameter entrances
- Lift and carry materials (e.g. drainage inlet grates, jackhammers, concrete sacks, etc.) that weigh up to 60 pounds without assistance
- Lift, carry and operate tools (e.g. back-pack sprays and jackhammers) that weigh up to 60 pounds without assistance
- Move and/or manipulate heavy objects such as a PVC pipe weighing up to 300 pounds into position using hand tools (for example, straps and/or digging bar) and/or with assistance from at least one other employee
Individuals who do not meet these requirements due to disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Positions in this class require the incumbent to:
- Work in all types of climatic conditions including inclement and very hot weather
- Work in loud and noisy areas
- Work in enclosed and tight spaces
- Work around dust, dirt, noise, contaminated and non-contaminated water, chemicals, machinery and equipment with moving parts, moving vehicles, traffic, fumes and/or odors
- Work in close proximity to dogs, cows, horses, etc.
- Work in creeks, channels, basins, levees, and other stormwater structures which may be inhabited by spiders, snakes, skunks, rats, etc.
- Work overtime, standby and call back. In particular, during periods of heavy rain and/or flood conditions, the repair and maintenance of stormwater collection facilities is a 24 hours a day operation and all employees in this class will be subject to working night shifts, weekends, and holidays.
The probationary period for this classification is six(6) months.
- Application and Testing Information
Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. All applicants must complete and submit an online County of Sacramento employment application by 5:00 PM on the posted cut-off date. Click here to apply.
County of Sacramento
Department of Personnel Services
Employment Services Division
700 H Street, Room 4667
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone (916) 874-5593; 7-1-1 California Relay Service
Inter-Office Mail Code: 09-4667
- Employment applications and all documentation requested in this announcement must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on the cut-off date.
- Employment Services is not responsible for any issues or delays caused by an applicant's computer or web browser. Applicants will be automatically logged out if they have not submitted their applications and all documentation prior to 5:00 p.m. on the cut-off date.
- Your application should highlight all relevant education, training, and experience, and clearly indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications for the position as of the cut-off date.
- Application information must be current, concise and related to the requirements in this job announcement. You may only apply for this recruitment once. Duplicate and incomplete applications will be disqualified.
- A resume may be included with your application, however it will not substitute for the information requested on the application.
Applicants are required to provide a full and complete response to each supplemental question. The Supplemental Questionnaire is located in the tab marked "Supplemental Questions". Please be descriptive in your response.
Note: Responses of "See Resume" or "See Application", or copy and paste of work experience are not qualifying responses and will not be considered.
- Supplemental Questionnaires must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on the cut-off date. Employment Services is not responsible for any issues or delays caused by an applicant's computer or web browser. Applicants will be automatically logged out if they have not submitted their applications and all documentation prior to 5:00 p.m. on the cut-off date.
- The supplemental questions are designed to elicit specific information regarding a candidate's experience, education, and training. Responses should be consistent with the information on your application and are subject to verification.
- Please provide place of employment, pertinent dates, and concise, descriptive and detailed information for each question.
- If a job included responsibilities applicable to several questions, separate the different functions of the job to answer all the questions completely.
- Resumes or referral to the application or other questionnaire responses will not be accepted in lieu of completing each question.
- If you have no experience, write "no experience" for the appropriate question.
- For many individuals, it is more efficient to develop responses to the supplemental questions in a word processing document and then paste them into the final document to be submitted. Changes or corrections to your Supplemental Questionnaire cannot be made once your application packet has been submitted.
- If the Supplemental Questionnaire is used in the Formula Rate exam, failure to complete all of the questions or incomplete responses will result in a lower score. While scoring the Supplemental Questionnaire, the candidate's application and/or attachments will not be reviewed, therefore, a candidate's responses to the questions should be accurate, thorough, detailed, and complete.
FORMULA RATE EXAMINATION (Weighted 100%)
All candidates meeting the minimum qualifications by the cut-off date will have their Supplemental Questionnaire scored in the Formula Rate Examination.
This examination will evaluate the relevance, level, recency, progression and quality of candidate's education, training and experience. The candidate's application or other materials will not be included in this examination. Therefore, the candidate's responses to the supplemental questionnaire should be thorough, detailed and complete. The score from the Formula Rate Examination will determine the ranking on the eligible/employment list for this job.
All candidates competing in the testing process will receive written notice of their examination results by email. Notices can also be accessed in their governmentjobs.com inbox. Applicants achieving a passing score will be placed on the eligible list in rank order. The rank is determined by the test score attained from the examination.
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