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Job Title


Wastewater Collections Worker


Company : City of Las Cruces, NM


Location : Las Cruces, NM


Created : 2020-09-12


Job Type : Full Time


Job Description

Wastewater Collections Worker Print Apply Wastewater Collections Worker Salary $13.40 Hourly Location Las Cruces, NM Job Type Full-time Regular Department Utilities Job Number M016 03-20 LD Closing Continuous + Description + Benefits + Questions Nature of Work Inspects, maintains, repairs and operates the City's wastewater system. Regular attendance is an essential function of this job to ensure continuity of services. Position involves competing demands, performing multiple tasks, working to deadlines, occasional work beyond normal business hours, and responding to customer issues. Position requires stand-by duties to respond to emergency needs. Position functions outdoors with exposure to all types of weather and traffic conditions, noise, fumes, gases, chemicals, dust, dirt, moving equipment and vehicles, open manholes, confined spaces, and areas with poor ventilation. Heavy physical work requiring the lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling of items weighing in excess of ninety (90) pounds; balancing, bending, stooping, climbing, crouching, kneeling, crawling, reaching above shoulder height and squatting. Sufficient clarity of speech, hearing, or other communication capabilities, vision or other powers of observation, manual dexterity, and personal mobility and physical reflexes sufficient to effectively and efficiently perform essential job functions. Position is subject to drug testing in accordance with applicable State and Federal regulations and City of Las Cruces policies. Release of Information Form (49 CFR Part 40) required. FIRST CONSIDERATION WILL BE GIVEN TO CURRENT CITY OF LAS CRUCES EMPLOYEES Meeting or exceeding the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an invitation to participate in the process. Full-time; regular; non-exempt; union-represented This position is graded at BC07. Duties and Responsibilities + Installs, services, cleans and repairs wastewater lines using a high pressure truck and/or other equipment; completes work orders. + Sets up truck safety devices; opens manholes; inserts high pressure hose and vacuum debris tubes. + Operates a television camera within wastewater lines to identify obstructions for removal; operates a pipe locator. + Constructs, installs and maintains sewer main lines and manholes using shoring, heavy equipment, concrete, brick, piping and standard construction tools. + Monitors odor control sites; responds to complaints of odor control; ensures chemicals are being fed in accordance with calculated dosages. + Participates in plant process control; maintains daily logs; monitors equipment operations. + Repairs and maintains plant equipment; checks and calibrates plant flow meters; performs plant building and facility maintenance. + Monitors lift station operations; performs routine maintenance. + Installs new service for homes and businesses. + Repairs sidewalks; performs general maintenance of equipment. + Responds to service complaints; informs the customer of necessary actions. Minimum Qualifications Equivalent to a high school diploma PLUS two (2) years of experience as a laborer, maintenance worker, or construction worker. A combination of education, experience, and training may be applied in accordance with City of Las Cruces policy. Valid driver's license is required. Valid Class A commercial driver's license with tanker and air brake endorsement must be obtained within one year of employment; Level II Wastewater Certification is required. Position requires an acceptable driving record in accordance with City of Las Cruces policies. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities General knowledge of: principles, practices, techniques, and procedures involved in effective service, maintenance, repair, and construction of wastewater plants and lines; safe and effective use of related supplies, materials, tools and equipment; principles, techniques and practices of effective and respectful customer service; occupational and environmental regulations, safety and health hazards, and safety practices; principles of record keeping and records management; business and personal computers standard business software applications; City organization, operations, policies and procedures to effectively perform the required functions and duties of the position. Ability to: perform a variety of duties and responsibilities timely and with accuracy to meet deadlines and to ensure achievement of goals and objectives; adhere to all applicable rules, regulations, policies, and procedures related to the function of the position and department; use appropriate safety equipment and follow safety procedures; safely operate associated hand and power tools, equipment and motor vehicles; navigate across even and uneven surfaces; follow established procedures, guidelines, oral and written instructions; read, understand, and comply with a variety of specifications, policies, procedures, rules, and regulations governing related activities, and functions; ability to work in confined spaces, use and wear self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) equipment, and pass annual confined space physical; use sound judgment in decision-making with routine operations; communicate appropriately and effectively orally and in writing; operate a two-way communication device to communicate with crews and supervisors; compile applicable information, maintain accurate records, and review documents and extract relevant information; establish and maintain effective and appropriate working relationships with employees and the public; use initiative and independent judgment within established procedural guidelines to successfully meet established goals and objectives. Skills in: efficient and effective use of related equipment, tools, and techniques required to successfully perform the functions of the position; maintaining complete and accurate records; performing required reading, writing and mathematical calculations; using independent judgment and personal initiative; operating a personal computer with installed generic and specialized software; assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects and demands. To view a summary of benefits offered by the City of Las Cruces, Click here 01 Are you a current City of Las Cruces employee? (If you fail to include this information under the work experience section of the application, you may be disqualified from the selection process.) + Yes + No 02 Position requires at least a high school diploma or GED. Do you meet this minimum requirement? (If you fail to include this information under the education section of the application, you may be disqualified from the selection process.) + Yes + No 03 Position requires at least two years of experience as a laborer, maintenance worker, or construction worker. Do you meet this minimum requirement? (If you fail to include this information under the work experience section of the application, you may be disqualified from the selection process.) + Yes + No 04 Position requires a valid driver's license. Do you meet this minimum requirement? + Yes + No 05 If you answered "YES" to Question #4 above, please indicate the type of license, license number, expiration date, any restrictions and endorsements, and the state that issued the license. 06 A Class A Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with tanker and airbrake endorsements must be obtained within one year of hire date. Are you able to obtain this license within one year? + Yes + No 07 Position requires a valid New Mexico Level II Wastewater Certification. Do you meet this minimum requirement? (If you fail to include this information under the license/certification section of the application, you may be disqualified from the selection process.) + Yes + No 08 I understand and accept that if I am selected for this position, I will need to provide proof of the required licenses and certifications. + Yes + No Required Question Agency City of Las Cruces Address P.O. Box 20000Las Cruces, New Mexico, 88004 Phone 575-528-3100575-528-3100 Website Apply