City of Flagstaff Multi-Skilled Worker - Operations in Flagstaff, Arizona

This job was posted by : For more information, please see: Date Posted:May 19, 2017

Vacancy No:037-17

Position Title: Multi-Skilled Worker - Operations

Division / Section:Utilities / Water Production

Position Status:Full-Time; Non-Exempt; Tenure & Benefit Eligible

Work Week: Shifts Rotate Monthly

Salary Range: $16.0135 - $29.9555 Hourly, DOE

Closing Date:June 9, 2017

Actively supports and upholds the City's stated mission and values. Employee supports the Water Production Division in cost effectively producing water that meets all Safe Drinking Water Act requirements, and manages the quantity of water to provide adequate flows for customers. Employee specializes in Plant Operations and offers assistance, skills, and abilities to other Production disciplines. Employee is aware of the impact of their decisions as they relate to regulatory compliance. This position involves physical exertion and frequent exposure to dangerous toxic chemicals and materials such as chlorine, caustic soda, aluminum sulfate, and lime. Work may occasionally require heavy physical exertion performed under adverse weather conditions at high altitude.

There are seven Pay Levels associated with this occupation. Advancement in pay levels is dependent upon demonstrated abilities and is self-paced.

This position is FLSA non-exempt.


Provides excellent customer service to both internal and external customers, by answering questions/providing assistance and directing customers to the appropriate party in a timely manner.

Is responsible for process control of surface water through the plant.

Assists in a wide variety of plant maintenance duties such as lubrication, adjustment, cleaning and inspection of equipment.

Backwashes filters as necessary.

Monitors a wide variety of parameters during various stages of treatment including: turbidity, chlorine residual and pH.

Verifies accuracy of computer-generated data regarding system parameters.

Performs routine facility and grounds and instrumentation maintenance.

Fills out daily logs, service complaint forms, and other forms and reports in MSWord and Excel to produce daily, weekly and annual reports.

Recommends measures to improve production methods, equipment use, changes in working conditions, and quality of work.

Operates hand-held tools and other equipment as required for production operations, including snow removal.

Controls the amount of water produced by placing production sources in service and removing them from service at the proper time to maintain system reliability and dependability.

Performs duties associated with the timely removal and disposal of treatment residuals from the treatment basins.

Provide work direction (work orders) and is responsible for follow-up.

Performs jar tests as needed to determine optimal chemical doses for the treatment of raw water due to the changing conditions of surface water.

May assist in water plant maintenance and laboratory duties.

Performs related duties as required.


Working knowledge of the principles, practices, materials, and equipment used in water treatment and production.

Mechanical aptitude and skill in the use of tools.

Demonstrated ability to keep neat and accurate records and to read meters and charts.

Aptitude and ability in manipulating math formulas.

Elementary knowledge of mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic principles.

Demonstrated ability to perform work requiring sustained climbing, standing, lifting, and walking.

Demonstrated ability to handle and work around dangerous chemicals.

Demonstrated ability to inspect the operation of equipment and detect flaws.

Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the general public.

Working knowledge of applicable Federal (E.P.A), State (ADEQ ADWR, ADHS), and local laws/regulations related to water treatment and production.

Working knowledge of the hazards and applicable safety rules and precautions of water treatment and production.

Some knowledge of laboratory safety and laboratory procedures as related to sampling, and testing of potable water.

Demonstrated ability to make independent decisions without supervision.

Ability to utilize personal computer, and associated software.