This is the entry-level utility technician for the sewer and water systems position, and employees in this classification perform routine technical and operational project related support tasks under the supervision of the Sewer & Water System Operator III - Lead. The position provides assistance to other utility division employees as needed. The work will be predominately field activities based upon current division needs as determined by the Utilities Director.
Employees in this position may be required to perform portions or all of the duties normally falling under positions within or below this classification or assignment depending on current workload and staffing requirements. Other duties may be assigned as required.
Examples of work include but are not limited to the following tasks:
FIELD: Assist the utility operators and the maintenance supervisor as follows:
1. Assist in the maintenance of all equipment and facilities associated with the utility systems operated by the county.
2. Assist in sample collection, basic laboratory activities, records keeping and reporting.
3. Assist in making repairs, installing meters, turn-on and shut-off of connections and respond to addressing customers concerns.
4. Respond to callout for emergency situations as required.
This position typically requires:
The position requires the physical strength and ability sufficient to perform manual labor for extended periods under dirty and uncomfortable situations and in all types of weather and temperature conditions. May lift and carry 50-100 pounds; work alone, and in remote areas, have exposure to smoke, fumes, weeds and plants, etc.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
1. Knowledge of and the ability to use manual and power hand tools.
2. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with coworkers, and supervisors.
3. Ability to work effectively and courteously with other governmental agencies and the general public.
4. Ability to organize work and meet established deadlines.
5. Skilled in attention to detail and accuracy.
6. Ability to use standard office equipment i.e., computers, printers, calculators, copiers, fax, as needed.
Education and Experience:
1. High school diploma or GED equivalent.
2. Valid Washington State Class A Commercial Drivers license, and have an acceptable driving record.
3. Ability to obtain and maintain First Aid, CPR, Flagging, and Defensive Driving certifications.
4. Ability to obtain and maintain Sewer and Water Operator certification within 2 years of employment.
The above minimum qualifications shall be based on the actual duties assigned to the employee. Some skills may be developed through on the job training situations.
The County requires a physical examination, hearing examination, and alcohol and drug test. Any offer of employment is contingent upon those results.
The statements contained herein reflect general details describing the principle functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skills typically required, and the scope of responsibility. They are not an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods, or otherwise to balance the workload.
Applications and a complete job description may be obtained from and must be returned to Grays Harbor County Management Services, 100 W. Broadway, Suite 33, Montesano, WA 98563 or downloaded from this website. GRAYS HARBOR COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER