WATER & SANITATION TECHNICIAN I

Program: Public Works   Salary Grade: GS – 7
Supervisor: Public Works Director   Salary Range: $14.42 – $17.22
FLSA Status:  Exempt      Non-Exempt     Public Safety   Position Type: Regular Full-Time

POSITION DESCRIPTION

This incumbent shall be supervised by the Public Works Director and will work on the building and ground crew, while concurrently being responsible for the Tribe’s freshwater, arsenic treatment plant and effluent systems.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Receives job orders and works requests, and prioritizes the same.
  2. Responds to emergencies, safety issues, and other potential safety hazards expeditiously.
  3. Distinguishes between routine maintenance and added costs in analyzing job orders, and prioritizes work requests accordingly.
  4. Performs quality and is productive in completing work orders in a timely manner.
  5. Utilizes required safety clothing and personal protection equipment as required on each job.
  6. Maintains tribal water and sanitation systems in fully operational condition. Completes system testing and reporting in a timely manner and in full compliance with EPA and/or other agency requirements.
  7. Safely maintains operation of tribal systems, responding as needed on weekends, nights, and holidays, etc.

 Responsible for:

  1. Lift station operation, maintenance, troubleshooting, repair, and recording data. Cleaning out wet wells and visually monitoring wet wells levels.
  2. Monitoring and maintaining proper pond depth levels, weed control and perimeter fencing at lagoons.
  3. Distribution System: Maintenance, troubleshooting and repairing main line, valves, meter, fire hydrants, etc. Flushing main waterlines, dead-end lines, and storage tanks. Monitoring tank levels, flow meter, and chlorinator. Maintaining pump house and yard. Reading electric meter and tracking consumption of power and water usage. Daily visual inspection of entire distribution system including storage needed. Sampling, testing recording data, and transporting samples to state health lab. Reporting results to EPA and interfacing with the council and tribal members.
  4. Preparing and submitting monthly reports and attending required meetings.
  5. Working with other departments as needed.
  6. Other job related duties as assigned by the supervisor

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  1. Able to analyze and prioritize multiple tasks, considering safety, health, and welfare factors first.
  2. Possess skills necessary to supervise one or more work crews simultaneously.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

(To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions)

  1. High school graduate (or GED equivalent).
  2. Background and experience in the operation and maintenance of water and sanitation systems.

EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION

Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe and Native American/Indian Preference;  Employment preferences to members of the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone and to members of federally-recognized Indian Tribes shall apply to this position pursuant to the Tribe’s Personnel Policies.  Persons of Tribe and/or Indian ancestry and wish to claim these employment preferences should submit a copy of the Tribal Enrollment Card/Certification indicating the name of the Tribe they are enrolled with.

U.S. Veteran’s Preference;  Preference to opportunities to veterans honorably discharged from the United States Armed Forces shall apply to this position pursuant to the Tribe’s Personnel Policies.

Equal Opportunity Employer;  The Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national original, sex, religious preference, age, handicap, marital status, political preference, genetics or membership or non-membership in any employee organization, except as allowed by Federal and/or Tribal Law.

Drug Free Workplace; The Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe is a drug-free workplace.  All employees are subject to a pre-employment and random drug screens.

Driving Record; Employees must have a valid Nevada Driver’s License and be insurable under the Tribe’s vehicle insurance program, must also provide a DMV printout annually for those employees who drive Tribal vehicles.

Background Checks; All employees must be able to pass a background check per the Tribe’s Background Check Policy.

Position Description Limitations; this position description does not constitute an employment agreement between the Tribe and the employee, and is subject to change by the Council as the needs of the Tribe and the requirements of the job change.  This position description is not intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by any employee in this position and is not intended to reflect all duties performed within the position.

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