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Water Distribution System Operator I

Company: City of Goose Creek
Location: Goose Creek
Posted on: June 4, 2021

Job Description:

Water Distribution System Operator IThis is a great opportunity to join our friendly team. Goose Creek, the municipality that Business Week called the best place to raise a family in South Carolina, is located minutes from the international tourist destination of Charleston, and the pristine beaches of coastal South Carolina. Located 30 minutes outside Charleston, the City of Goose Creek offers an excellent State benefits package with employer paid individual insurance, SC Retirement system with additional retirement plan options, $5,000 tuition reimbursement program, vacation/sick/holiday paid time off, wellness incentives and much more! JOB SUMMARY: Position responsible for reading water meters and assisting with maintenance of the water system.MAJOR DUTIESCollects water usage data from customers' meters using hand-held computer.Corrects errors that have happened during data collection. Notifies customers of potential leaks.Provides valve maintenance.Maintains and repairs City fire hydrants to ensure adequate water supply for fire protection and for flushing of the City's water system.Assists with the maintenance of the City's water system. Installs and repairs service lines, water meters and meter boxes as needed.Operates heavy machinery and commercial vehicles for excavation and transportation to include backhoes, excavators, dump trucks and flatbed trucks.Responds to public inquiries and investigates public complaints.Serves as backup to co-workers.Performs other duties as assigned.KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES REQUIREDKnowledge of work tools to include wrenches, screwdrivers, drills and saws.Ability to operate a backhoe, excavator and other heavy equipment.Ability to drive vehicles with automatic and standard transmissions.Ability to deal with the public to include handling potentially difficult customers and volatile situations.Knowledge of distribution system, regulatory procedures and acceptable safety practices.Ability to be on-call 24 hours a day.Knowledge of basic computer and calculator operations.Knowledge of department policies and procedures.Skill in oral and written communication.SUPERVISORY CONTROLS: The supervisor assigns work with instructions that are detailed and specific. The supervisor spots check completed work for compliance with established procedures.GUIDELINES: Guidelines include OSHA, local, state and federal regulatory guidelines for public water systems, City and departmental policies and procedures. Most of the guidelines are clear and concise.SCOPE AND EFFECT: The purpose of this position is to acquire accurate readings from the water meters and to assist as necessary with the maintenance of the water systems. Errors can cause mistakes in billing, disruption of service and jeopardize the quality of water provided. Successful work results in the City providing customers with quality services without interruption.PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The work is typically performed while intermittently sitting, standing, walking, bending, crouching, or stooping. The employee occasionally lifts heavy and light objects.WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work is typically performed outdoors. Employee is exposed to noise, dirt, grease, irritating chemicals, insects and inclement weather.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSHigh school diploma or GED.One year experience in water distribution or related field.Water Distribution License Level D required.Valid South Carolina Driver's License.

Keywords: City of Goose Creek, Goose Creek , Water Distribution System Operator I, Other , Goose Creek, South Carolina

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