Department: Utilities/Wastewater Collection Reports to: Field
Summary : Under basic supervision, leads and coordinates the activities of
the Water Distribution/Wastewater Collection (W/WW) maintenance and repair
work crews; reviews work orders, and makes appropriate decisions based on work
Essential Functions : -- Essential functions, as defined under the
Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following
representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This is not a comprehensive
listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class;
employees may be assigned duties which are not listed below; reasonable
accommodations will be made as required. The job description does not
constitute an employment agreement and is subject to change at any time by the
employer. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not
limited to, the following :
Provides general supervision to Field Operations work crews maintaining
and repairing the Water Distribution/Wastewater Collection (W/WW)
infrastructure; assures that all safety rules, traffic control
regulations, and W/WW policies are observed on the job site.
Coordinates crews, equipment, materials and tools required to complete
work orders, and reviews work completed by assigned staff to assure work
meets the requirements of the work order.
Performs field inspections of ongoing and completed work assignments;
assures all City and departmental regulations and safety requirements are
met, and provides technical guidance as needed.
Coaches, trains, and instructs work crew; meets with staff to review and
discuss work performance, quality standards, technical issues, and work
Inventories material and equipment needs for each assigned project, and
distributes supplies and materials.
Maintains records of services performed, time spent on job, and material
Controls work site to assure that safety rules and regulations are
followed, and that the work zone, traffic control, and all equipment are
in safe operating condition.
Operates heavy machinery in accordance with all safety guidelines,
Perform the duties of Utility Field Worker as needed to meet workload
Utilizes proper safety precautions in all work performed; reports problems
and emergency situations; recognizes, avoids, and reports unsafe acts,
conditions, accidents, and injuries.
Must have and maintain a cell phone for City use to hold this position.
Supports the divisional operations with regular and timely attendance.
Responds to emergency maintenance requests during normal hours and after
hours when on call.
Supports the relationship between the City of Odessa and the general
public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when
interacting with visitors and City staff; maintains confidentiality of
work-related issues and City information; performs other duties as
required or assigned.
Education, Training and Experience Guidelines: High School Diploma or GED
required. 3 years of experience in operation, maintenance, and repair of W/WW
systems and infrastructure that is governed by the Texas Commission on
Environmental Quality OR 2 years of work experience in the City of Odessa
Water Distribution or Wastewater Collection divisions.
Principles, practices, methods, materials, tools, and equipment used in
public utility maintenance.
Local, state, and federal water and wastewater regulations.
Safety standards for heavy equipment operation.
OSHA rules and regulations, and other safety requirements needed to
maintain and repair W/WW plants and infrastructure.
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and American Waste
Water Associations rules and regulations.
Environmentally responsible and resource-efficient utility maintenance
Evaluating maintenance issues and developing recommendations based on
Reading and interpreting plans, schematics, and specifications.
Accurately estimating labor and material costs.
Troubleshooting, repairing, and maintaining water, wastewater, water
meters, and specialty equipment and control systems.
Promoting and enforcing safe work practices.
Operating a personal computer utilizing standard and specialized software.
Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with co-
Effective verbal and written communication.
Physical demands and working environment: Work is performed in a standard
office environment, and outdoors at work sites. Work schedule includes after
hours, weekends and holidays. Must be able to respond to after hour
emergencies as needed. Work rotating and rotating call duty as required. City
approved safety boots must be worn. Division safety equipment is furnished and
must be used as prescribed by policies.
License and certification requirements:
A Texas State Commercial Class A Driver's License is required.
Class C Water/Wastewater license from Texas Commission on Environmental
Quality (TCEQ) is required or the ability to obtain within 12 months of