Water Services Worker II - Water Distribution

  • City of Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Apr 11, 2024
Full Time Parks and Recreation Water and Wastewater Treatment
  • Salary: $19.98 - $29.05 Hourly USD

Job Description


At Scottsdale Water, we pride ourselves on delivering superior quality water and service to the Scottsdale community. Our employees ensure a safe, sustainable drinking water system, operate an innovative water reclamation system and help Scottsdale Water consistently maintain its position as one of the nation's most advanced and efficient water utilities.
We value our employees and challenge them to constantly improve how we do business. Our team is made up of professionals from all disciplines - engineering, finance, operations, laboratory science, chemistry, public relations, hydrology, customer service, electrical, maintenance and so much more.

About The Position
The Water Services Worker II performs skilled work in the installation, maintenance, and repair of the water lines in the distribution system, and occasionally sewer lines in the wastewater collection system.

Please Note: Review of applications will be held weekly; the posting will be closed when a sufficient number of applications have been received.

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience:
  • A High School diploma or General Educational Development (GED) equivalent.
  • One year experience in the construction or active maintenance of water distribution system(s) or large irrigation system(s), including pipe repair and replacement, and valve maintenance; and/or plumbing construction and repair or the construction of other underground utilities, including gas, cable or electrical repair.
  • Six months' experience as a Water Meter Technician, OR six months' experience as a Scottsdale Water Services Worker (WSW) I will meet the experience requirements for the Water Services Worker II.
Licensing, Certifications, and Other Requirements:
The Scottsdale Water Resources Division offers an Operator Certification Incentive Program up to $750.00 per certification for those employees who obtain certifications above what is required of their positions. The department recognizes the intrinsic value of operator certifications and the added value to the city of having a workforce that possess them.

  • Must possess and maintain a valid, unrestricted driver's license with no major citations within the past 39 months prior to the start date. The Arizona Department of Motor Vehicles requires that out-of-state driver's licenses must be surrendered within 10 days of relocating to the State of Arizona.
  • Must possess or obtain within six months of hire or promotion and maintain a Grade 1 operator certification from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality within the discipline of Water Distribution.
  • Must possess or obtain within six months of promotion or hire and maintain a valid Class "A" Commercial Driver License (CDL) with the tanker endorsement.
  • Must maintain a valid CDL with appropriate endorsements and will be subject to unannounced alcohol and drug testing as required by law.
  • Employees may be promoted from the WSW I job classification into the WSW II job classification if they have a minimum of six months' experience as a City of Scottsdale WSW I AND possess a valid Grade 1 Operator certification and a valid Class A CDL with Tanker endorsement.
  • Every person employed by the City of Scottsdale shall reside in the State of Arizona during his or her active employment by the City, regardless of whether the employee is approved to remote work.
Other pertinent licenses and/or certifications may be required of some positions depending on department/section assignment.

Essential Functions

  • Qualifies for a DOT Medical Certification Card on a regular basis as determined by the authorizing DOT physician as appropriate to the job assignment.
  • Maintains, repairs, replaces and adds to the water distribution and transmission system pipes, valves, hydrants, laterals and various other appurtenances.
  • Changes out meters and performs routine valve and hydrant maintenance.
  • Operates a backhoe or other equipment to excavate damaged water and sewer lines if required.
  • Performs water main shutdowns and notifies affected customers when water outages are necessary to perform system work.
  • Performs water line repair tapping and valve installation; tests water lines and refills trenches; repairs streets and sidewalks damaged during excavation.
  • Operates a high velocity sewer cleaning truck for excavation or line clearing.
  • Adjusts manhole cover heights and performs sewer line and lateral repairs.
  • Restores excavated landscaped areas to prior existing conditions.
  • Observes and monitors data to determine compliance with prescribed operating and safety standards.
  • Complies with all OSHA safety standards including Confined Space Entry, Trenching and Shoring, and Traffic Barricade set up.
  • Communicates with citizens, contractors, and staff members in a professional and cordial manner.

Work Environment/Physical Demands

  • Work in trenches, manholes, and other confined and cramped spaces that may be muddy or in standing water.
  • Lift and carry or drag heavy objects (up to 50 pounds) both short and long distances.
  • Work in adverse conditions including extreme heat and cold, wind, rain, and loud noise.
  • Exposure to dust, dirt, pollen, and traffic hazards.
  • Drive a City vehicle or equipment maintaining constant vigilance to the road and surrounding area.
  • Standard workweek is 10-hour days for 4 days/week.
  • Work rotating weekend shifts, holidays, and a call-out schedule.

The City of Scottsdale offers a comprehensive benefits package including:
  • 12 Paid Holidays, which includes 1 Floating Holiday
  • Vacation Accrual; starts at 10.3 hours/month
  • Sick Leave Accrual; 8 hours/month
  • Medical (which includes behavioral health coverage), Dental and Vision Benefits
  • City Paid Basic Life Insurance (equal to one times employee annual salary); option of Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement; $2,500/year
  • Participation in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) Defined benefit plan with mandatory employer and employee contributions currently at 12.29% which includes a Long-Term Disability benefit
  • Supplemental 457 Retirement Plans through Nationwide
  • Pet Insurance
  • Bilingual pay compensation
  • For a more detailed overview of the employee benefits, click here .

Selection Process:
Applicants whose education, training and experience most closely meet the needs of this position may be invited to participate in a selection process to include oral board interview and skills assessment. Final selection is contingent upon a background check which includes:
  • Fingerprinting
  • Criminal Background screening
  • Drug Testing
  • Motor Vehicle Department Records Check
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The City of Scottsdale reserves the right to change this process at any time, potentially without advance notice.

PLEASE NOTE: Years of experience are based on a work schedule of 2,080 hours per year for full-time positions and 1,040 hours per year for part-time positions, and while work experience may substitute for education on a year-for-year basis, depending upon the job classification, education may not be substituted for work experience.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: It is the policy of the city to provide employment opportunities to all persons based solely on ability, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability.
When advised, reasonable accommodations will be made in order for an "otherwise qualified applicant" with a disability to participate in any phase of the recruitment process. Please contact Human Resources to request an accommodation. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting HR at (480) 312-2491. Requests should be made 24 hours in advance or as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. For TTY users, the Arizona Relay Service (1-800-367-8939) may contact HR at (480) 312-2491.
This position description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the position change.
Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

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