Kitsap County Port Orchard, WA, USA
Oct 12, 2017Full Time
OVERVIEW Kitsap County Public Works Kitsap County Public Works provides "must have" services to keep your every day running smoothly. We develop, support and maintain public services that enhance the quality of life for residents and economic vitality for businesses through responsible and sound management, innovation, teamwork, and vision. We provide dependable, high quality, and cost effective public works. Position Information Under the direction of the assigned supervisor, the incumbent supervises, assists crews and oversees in the operation, maintenance, repair and/or replacement of assigned mechanical equipment and interior and exterior upkeep of facilities associated with wastewater treatment plants and sewage pump stations. A main function of this position is hauling and delivering wastewater sludge and biosolids within Washington State. This is a working supervisor position with responsibilities that include maintaining and repairing equipment, supervising crews, assigning and scheduling workloads, securing necessary parts and materials, and coordinating work with other supervisors. QUALIFICATIONS FOR PERFORMANCE OF THE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Required Education and Experience Five years of progressively responsible work experience involving maintenance and repair of various types of equipment including gas and diesel engines, including two years of supervisory or lead responsibility; OR Any equivalent combination of experience and education that provides the applicant with the desired knowledge, skills and ability required to perform the work. Preferred Education, Experience or Other Qualifications Experience using Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Word, Excel and Outlook. Driving Requirements The successful incumbent must meet the driving requirements of this position and submit a copy a current driving record/abstract (from state of residency) to review for eligibility to drive for Kitsap County prior to employment. The successful incumbent must obtain a valid Washington State Driver's License prior to hire and maintain a satisfactory driving record as outlined in the Kitsap County Vehicle Use Policy. This position is categorized as: CDL Driver: Operating County owned vehicles and CDL vehicles. Successful candidate must obtain (and retain) within 12 months of employment a Washington Class A endorse N or X with air brake restriction removed. Prior to CDL Assignment: CDL drivers must submit a driving abstract and a current medical card. CDL Drivers in accordance with federal regulations and Kitsap County Drug and Alcohol Policy and Procedures for CDL Drivers, no employee will be allowed to operate CDL vehicles or equipment in this position for Kitsap County until he/she has successfully passed a breath alcohol test and urine drug screening; and enter into a random DOT regulated drug and alcohol testing process. Criminal Conviction Standards: The successful incumbent will or may have unsupervised access to children under 18 years of age, a vulnerable adult, or a vulnerable person, or access to a secured/confidential facility or computer system(s). As a result, Kitsap County will be conducting an extensive criminal background check by law enforcement agencies, which may include fingerprinting. Please review the following list of disqualifying crimes and negative actions to determine if you meet our standard for this position: https://www.dshs.wa.gov/sites/default/files/FSA/bccu/documents/Secretary%27sCrimesListforALLPrograms.pdf Other Required Licenses, Certificates, Examinations/Tests and Other Requirements: Please note: The incumbent is responsible for obtaining and maintaining all of the following required licenses, certifications and other requirements. Prior to employment the successful candidate must: Pass a medical/physical evaluation, including audio metric testing, conducted in accordance with WAC 296-817-400. Pass all job-related examinations/tests necessary to demonstrate required knowledge, skills and abilities, as determined by the hiring authority at time of job posting. Submit official transcripts from an accredited college or university if education is being used to meet the minimum qualifications. Provide references that demonstrate reliability, a good attendance record and a positive work ethic/attitude. Within six months of employment the successful candidate must : Possess Washington State Industrial First Aid certification Washington State and Traffic Flagging Certification Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge of: Proper crane rigging. Standard methods and proper use of tools and materials used in mechanical trades including: PVC, copper, iron, high density polyethylene, and other piping materials, pumps, generators, power tools, wrenches, air tools, hydraulic tools, mowing and yard tools, variety of coating systems, Water or wastewater treatment process and sewage conveyance systems. Safe working practices and procedures. Occupational hazards and safety precautions applicable to assigned area. Effective supervisory principles and techniques. Equipment, tools and materials used by workers. Microsoft Office Suite, Word, Excel and Outlook. Skills and/or Ability to: Appear for scheduled work and complete assigned tasks within a reasonable period of time. Schedule and prioritize workflow to complete tasks and meet deadlines. Work independently without regular direction, and troubleshoot problems in assigned area of responsibility. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others using tact, courtesy and good judgment. Maintain a professional demeanor under heavy workload and stressful situations. Maintain confidentiality and adhere to policy and procedures of the department. Plan, direct, supervise and evaluate the work of subordinates. Assist supervisor in planning for and accomplishing maintenance projects through the skillful use of personnel and equipment. Organize and oversee work programs, including work schedules and progress reviews. Carpentry and painting; Installing and repairing sheetrock; Installing and repairing siding; Repair and maintain equipment, vehicles, and tools. Troubleshoot and repair a variety of mechanical equipment associated with wastewater treatment, sewage pump stations, and lift stations. Read and understand construction drawings, specifications, flow diagrams, and equipment manuals. Write memos, procedures and other professional documents. Maintain a professional demeanor under heavy workload and stressful situations. Maintain confidentiality and adhere to policy and procedures of the department. Assist in developing short and long range plans and objectives. Establish and maintain accurate records and documentation of assigned activities and operations. Utilize the computer to access and track data and information, prepare, and edit reports, enter data accurately and create presentations. Effectively communicate both orally and in writing. Monitor project progress and make adjustments to meet deadlines. Physically perform assigned duties and essential functions of the position. Work under the occupational hazards and safety precautions required when performing assignments. Mathematical skills to calculate slopes, grades, volumes, estimate quantities, and provide basic cost analysis. Wear protective gear as needed. Work various shifts, weekends, holidays and overtime as required, including on-call duty. Report for duty on time and remain at work until the end of their scheduled shift even if an inclement weather event or emergency is declared as an "Essential Employee" under the Public Works Inclement Weather/Emergency Response policy. Working Conditions/Physical Activities (The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Kitsap County provides reasonable accommodation to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.) Positions in this class typically require: 70% of the work is performed in the field at wastewater treatment plants, sewage pump/lift stations, or driving and 30% is in an office, shop or classroom environment. Sitting (when driving or in office) or standing for long periods of time. Bending, reaching, handling and grasping various items such as: documents, materials, hand tools, shovels debris, sewage lines. Walking, balancing over rough, uneven or undeveloped terrain. Visual acuity sufficient to drive, view computer data, read written sewage lines, materials and road signs, see detail of maps, gages and discriminate color. Sufficient physical strength, coordination, dexterity and mental alertness to assure safety and operate power equipment; Clear speaking and adequate hearing sufficient to communicate effectively and respond appropriately when conveying or receiving information or instruction. Exertion of force of 50 pounds occasionally and/or 35 pounds. Incumbents may be: Potentially hazardous conditions may be present when exposed to toxic chemicals, noxious fumes and wastewater, work in confined spaces underground, and when exposed to traffic and road hazards. Work is also performed outdoors in inclement weather. Subject to call-out during non-working hours. ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLE OF DUTIES Essential Job Functions: Supervise Assigned Staff, including setting work priorities, planning, organizing, scheduling, assigning, advising, assisting, motivating, and training as necessary. Provide performance evaluation of assigned staff, address performance issues, and interview and participate in the selection of new employees. Make recommendations regarding hiring, discipline, transfer and termination. Responsible for the efficient and safe operation of work crews in various treatment plant and/or collection field operations Performs landscaping, grounds and building maintenance on all wastewater treatment plants and sewage pump or lift stations: pressure washing, landscaping projects, mow, control weeds, trim and remove trees and shrubs. Perform facility repair and replacement at all wastewater treatment plants and sewage pump or lift stations on: doors, locks, sheetrock, building siding, concrete and concrete block structures, gutters and drainage, sheet metal and roofs, fences and gates. Prepare, sand blast, needle gun, rebuild and paint mechanical equipment and buildings. Install and maintain sprinkler systems and biofilters. Corrective Maintenance and respond to alarms and performs operational checks and routine maintenance of: pumps, a variety of valves and gear mechanisms, motors, generators, blowers, boilers, and other equipment associated with wastewater treatment process and pumping systems including odor control, grit/solids removal, aeration, solids thickening and dewatering, gas scrubbers, ultra violet and chlorine disinfection system, and anaerobic digestion. Monitor and record data from meters, gauges, level indicators, and alarms associated with wastewater treatment process and sewage pump/lift station operations for: flow volume and levels, system pressures, fuel, lubrication, hazardous gases, and interruption to operations. Preventative Maintenance and performs routine maintenance on: lawn mowers, weed eaters, generators, pumps and motors, pressure washing and painting equipment, other gasoline, propane, or diesel powered equipment. Perform general maintenance on tools and smaller equipment. Pump and maintain septic tanks. Pre-trip trucks for tire pressure, brakes, fluid levels, belts, lights and winterize vehicles. Maintain coating systems on mechanical equipment. Refueling gas, propane, and diesel equipment. Operate a variety of small and large equipment: hydraulic/electric crane truck, dump truck, tandem axle and semi trucks, end dump trailers, front-end loader, fork lift, bucket truck, chipper, trencher, shop trucks, portable generators, portable pumps, lawn mowers, weed eaters and hand/power tools, pressure washing and painting apparatus. Transport and handle hazardous material to various location within the state: diesel fuel, sodium hypochlorite, polymer, wastewater sludge and slurry, biosolids for land application. Use of a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) for the following: track and schedule preventative and corrective maintenance on equipment, generate work orders for repairs, prioritize schedules and workloads to improve efficiencies, track and troubleshot mechanical problems, monitor parts and materials inventory, cost research and analysis for generating supply or service orders, verify field data is correct and complete, generate maintenance and repair documentation as scheduled. Review plan specifications, drawings and sketches of plant and/or sewer collections equipment or machinery. Recommend improvements and modifications to existing facilities. Responds to inquires and complaints from the general public; collects information to respond to Public Records Requests. Know and be able to explain policies and procedures related to assigned area. Remain current with relevant technological advancements as it relates to the field. Other Job Functions: Perform related work as required. OTHER POSITION RELATED INFORMATION Positions in the classification are: Classified as eligible for overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Covered under a collective bargaining agreement. Union membership or service fee obligation is mandatory within 30 days of employment which includes a monthly fee and may be subject to an initiation fee. ? This position is open until filled. The first review is scheduled for the week of October 30, 2017 and then weekly.