Bargaining Unit: Miscellaneous Non-Supervisory Unit
Salary Code: 20
Fair Labor Standards Act Designation: Nonexempt
Effective Date: September 30, 2021
Under general supervision of the Supervisor of Civil and Preventive Maintenance, plans, directs, schedules, and coordinates the work of maintenance workers and equipment operators, performs construction, maintenance, and repair work related to operation and maintenance of water distribution and drainage facilities and properties.
The Senior Civil Maintenance worker is the advanced journey level classification in the Civil & Preventive Maintenance Department. This position will perform and lead the more complex and difficult field maintenance duties and operate heavy equipment in the most challenging work situations. This position will provide technical and functional supervision over assigned staff and will be knowledgeable and trained in all procedures related to assigned area.
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED:
The information below is meant to serve as examples of the job duties and responsibilities for this classification. This list is neither inclusive nor exclusive, but indicative of several types of duties performed.
- Ensures safe work procedures and practices, which includes properly training employees, equipping, establishing, and maintaining safe work areas.
- Excavates, repairs, and replaces various types of concrete, transite, steel, and plastic pipelines up to 13 feet in diameter, including rigging techniques for lifting loads.
- Selects, trains, and evaluates staff. Assign projects and reviews completed and ongoing work.
- Coaches and counsels staff as needed. Monitors performance and provides feedback on a continuous basis and completes annual performance evaluations.
- Inspects, repairs, and replaces air relief, butterfly, check, gate, and slide gate valves up to 66 inches in diameter.
- Lays out, grades, forms, reinforces, places, finishes, and repairs concrete pedestal slabs, foundations, canal panels, thrust blocks, pipe repair blocks, retaining walls, and precast and casts-in-place structures.
- Constructs, modifies, and maintains concrete block, wood, and metal frame buildings, including site preparation, framing, drywall, sheet metal, cyclone fence, air line, sewer line, HVAC, flooring, paint, and trim work.
- Directs the work of heavy equipment to rough and finish grade as required to construct and maintain canals, roads, embankments, pads, reservoirs, and excavations.
- Implements procedures for confined space entry, the use of hazardous materials, and crane and heavy equipment safety.
- Schedules work and coordinates jobs with, and requests assistance from, other departments, divisions, and outside services.
- Performs general inspection of equipment and facilities.
- Approves and submits completed work orders, as-built drawings, pipeline entry permits, and equipment usage reports at job completion.
- Assists in the preparation of the department’s annual budget.
- Operates District vehicles and/or equipment observes legal and defensive driving practices.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience:
Any combination of equivalent education and experience that has led to the acquisition of the knowledge required by the position. A typical way of acquiring the knowledge would be:
Possess a United States high school diploma or GED, and five (5) years of experience in the construction, maintenance, and repair of water pipelines, canals, and water distribution and drainage facilities.
Note: One (1) year experience as an Operations and Maintenance Trainee with
Westlands Water District will substitute for two (2) years of the required experience.
- The applicable safety and accident prevention procedures of the California Safety and Health Act.
- The applicable California General Industrial Safety Orders.
- Advanced methods and practices of installing, repairing, and maintaining water distribution systems.
- Methods, tools, techniques, and materials used in the construction, maintenance, repair, and cleaning of irrigation systems.
- Pipeline plan and profile drawings.
- Civil and mechanical construction and installation drawings.
- Rigging and loading techniques.
- Principles and practices of technical and functional supervision and training.
- Understand, interpret, and apply department policies, rules, regulations, and procedures.
- Supervise, train, and evaluate assigned staff.
- Prepare oral and written instructions.
- Read and interpret pipeline plans and profile drawings.
- Maintain accurate records.
- Communicate effectively.
- Establish and maintain effective interpersonal relationships at all organizational levels as well as with the public.
- Ability to operate heavy equipment is desirable.
- Heavy lifting of supplies and materials up to 100 pounds.
- Use of hazardous materials.
- Possess the physical strength and agility to work outdoors under adverse climatic conditions.
- Works in an environment with exposure to dust, dirt, and/or weed abatement chemicals.
- May stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, climb, reach, sit, stand, and walk for extended period.
- May be required to respond to emergency calls on a 24 hour-a-day basis.
- Possess the physical characteristics to perform the critical and important duties of the job, including the ability to climb stationary ladders up to 100 feet in height, work suspended above ground level (approximately 45 feet) in a bosun chair or aerial lift, and work in confined spaces such as in excavations (approximately 20 feet below ground level), buried dewatered pipelines and manifolds (ranging in size from 3 feet to 13 feet in diameter), and dewatered sumps and turnout facilities (approximately 30 feet below ground level).
- Possess a valid California Class C Driver’s License with a driving record acceptable to the District’s automobile insurance provider.
- Possess a valid California Class A Driver’s License with air brake endorsements or obtained the license and endorsements within twelve (12) months of assignment.