Performs intermediate skilled work providing labor work in construction, repair, and maintenance of the water distribution system, operating assigned machinery and equipment, performing preventive maintenance and repairs, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the limited supervision of the assigned supervisor.
Candidate that possesses an Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) Grade I Water Distribution or Treatment System Operator Certification would be considered a Utility Specialist I at the time of hire. Incumbent works outdoors and is exposed to extreme temperatures, confined spaces, and traffic. May be subject to call back. Primary assignment will be in water distribution.
The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, with a desire to enter into the field of municipal water distribution service. They will demonstrate a commitment to be a positive and productive member of a team. They will indicate an interest in furthering their education and work experience, which may increase their opportunities for advancement. Backhoe experience preferred.
Water Division: Grade I Water Distribution or Grade I Water Treatment Certification issued by the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) at hire.
High School diploma or GED and moderate experience in maintaining and repairing a potable water distribution system, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Possession of, or the ability to obtain, a valid Arizona Commercial Driver License Class A with a Tanker Endorsement within six (6) months of employment. $1.00/hr. stipend upon obtaining Arizona Commercial Driver License Class A with a Tanker Endorsement.
National Incident Management Systems (NIMS) training based on assignment.
Must meet and maintain all training and education requirements for the position.
Positions may also require one (1) or more of the following certifications depending on assignment:
Confined Space/Trenching and Shoring Certification.
Closed Circuit Television Certification.
Hazardous Materials Certification
NCCO Crane Operator Certification.
Applicants for employment opportunities should be aware of the Lake Havasu City policies concerning the use of drugs and alcohol. These policies have not been altered by the passage of Proposition 207. The use of recreational marijuana is a violation of the City's Drug Free Workplace Policy. All positions within the City are required to submit to a pre-employment drug test. A positive result for drugs tested under the policy, including recreational marijuana, may be grounds for withdrawal of an offer of employment.
The City reserves the right to consider only the most highly qualified applicants. The succeeding examination processes may be required: training and experience, testing, panel interview, employment eligibility verification (EEV) requirements, personnel evaluation profile (PEP), polygraph test, background investigation and alcohol/drug screening test. Appointment subject to successful background investigation and City paid post-employment medical examination after offer of employment has been made.