Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary $23.92 - $29.09 gross per hour
  • Placerville


The Human Resources Department is currently accepting applications for the position of Construction and Maintenance Worker I for an eligibility list to fill current and future positions in the Drinking Water Department of the Operations Division.

Under supervision performs a variety of maintenance and construction tasks associated with the installation, repair and maintenance of water distribution and operates light and moderately heavy power-driven equipment.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES: the duties specified below are representative of the range of duties assigned to this class and are not intended to be an inclusive list.

- Installs, taps, re-lines, disinfects, tests and connects water mains and appurtenances; repairs, disinfects, and tests broken water mains.

- Installs, repairs, and maintains fire hydrants, valves, meters and meter vaults performs maintenance and repairs to recycled water distribution system.

- Repairs and/or replaces water meters and related mechanisms, including disassembly, cleaning, inspection, replacement and testing of parts; prepares water service for use including installation of water meters and backflow prevention devices.

- Excavates, inspects, installs, and repairs mains, lines and laterals; performs weed abatement as necessary to clear drains, channels, and ditches.

- Excavates concrete, pavement, and dirt and set up concrete forms as necessary, and backfills open trenches and complete surfaces “to-finish” as appropriate; removes and applies paint and other coatings to utility facilities and equipment.

- Performs saw cutting of asphalt for repairs made in roadways; paves roadways per Department of Transportation specifications; seals paved patches; performs road maintenance of access roads to District facilities.

- Sets up traffic control including signs and barricades, and directs traffic around work sites.

- Reads and interprets utility system maps and blueprints, including Underground Service Alert marking and notification.

- Performs routine preventive maintenance on tools, equipment, and vehicles used in the work and stocks vehicles with adequate supply of tools and equipment needed to perform the work.

- Assists with and coordinates with other divisions and departments for repair and maintenance activities, special projects, and capital improvement projects.

- Responds to and assesses problems requiring immediate action; takes appropriate actions.

- Assists with the ordering, purchasing and receipt of materials and equipment necessary to perform duties.

- Interacts with and addresses customer issues.

- May use a computer to enter and retrieve information related to work assignments and record-keeping.

- Builds and maintains positive working relationships with co-workers, other District employees, and the public using principles of good customer service.

- Performs related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:

Knowledge of: Uses and purposes of general construction tools and equipment. Safe work practices. Principles of customer service. Basic mathematics.

Skill/Ability to: Learn to perform utility construction, maintenance and repair tasks associated with utility activities. Learn to operate a variety of hand tools and light and medium equipment safely. Learn and apply safe work practices including traffic control procedures, trench shoring, and confined space entry procedures. Learn to locate and repair leaks and breaks. Learn to troubleshoot water quality and pressure problems. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. On a continuous basis, know and understand operations, and observe safety rules; intermittently analyze problem equipment; identify and locate equipment; interpret work orders; remember equipment location; and explain jobs to others. Intermittently, sit while studying or preparing reports; bend, squat, climb, kneel and twist when performing installation/repair of equipment; perform simple and power grasping, pushing, pulling, and fine manipulation; and lift or carry weight of inspection, 50 pounds or less. This position requires overtime, availability to perform stand-by responsibilities and emergency response.

Experience: One year of general construction experience desirable.

Education: Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade.

License and Certificate: Possession of or the ability to obtain a Class B California Driver’s license within twelve months of appointment is required for the Construction and Maintenance Worker I classification.

Employees in this classification whose job duties require internet connectivity or the use of a District laptop and air card while on standby must provide and utilize, at their sole expense, a functionally reliable personal internet connection or District provided reliable air card with a District-provided laptop to facilitate District stand-by business.

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