Limestone County Water and Sewer Authority
FIELD UTILITY WORKER TRAINEE
Posting Date: 4-8-2019 Closing Date: 4-22-19
Salary Range: Starting at $12.50 OR $13.50 with valid CDL
KIND OF WORK: This is unskilled and semi-skilled labor in maintaining the operations of a water service system.
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE WORK: An employee in this class is responsible for the installation, service, and repair of the water system; outdoors 90% of the time and must be willing to work non-standard hours and weekends. Work is performed in accordance with established policies and procedures under the general supervision of a Crew Chief. A Field Utility Worker Trainee must lift items weighing over 40 pounds and be on 24 hour call duty one week every four weeks. This position is considered Non-Exempt per FLSA guidelines.
EXAMPLES OF WORK: (Any one position may not include all of the duties listed nor do the listed examples include all tasks which may be found in positions of this class.) Install and repair water lines, service lines, fire hydrants, and valves; construct new taps; repair and replace water meters; check for reported water leaks, locate and repair leaks; cut, fit, carry, and lay pipe to install water lines; repair damage to driveways and lawns made when installing or repairing water lines; mark valve locations on roadside; operate equipment, if approved, and perform routine maintenance to equipment; fuel vehicles, change fuel/oil filters, and refer maintenance problems to mechanic; obtain materials from storeroom for each job and load parts on truck; inventory parts and materials in storeroom.
ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS OF THE WORK: Some knowledge of the geography, street locations and numbering systems of the county and of the water system; some knowledge of the methods, materials, tools and equipment used in installing, maintaining and repairing water systems; some knowledge of safety practices and procedures for installing, maintaining and repairing water systems; ability to write legibly and keep simple records; ability to make arithmetical calculations rapidly and accurately; ability to operate heavy equipment; ability to understand and carry out written and oral instructions; ability to work under dangerous conditions; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and the general public.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Graduation from a standard senior high school or equivalent; must obtain either a Class A or Class B CDL within 12 months of hire (depending on age); must possess a valid Alabama Driver’s License; must complete probationary period set by LCWSA before being eligible for reclassification as a Field Utility Worker.
CDL ATTAINMENT & GUIDELINES: If an employee is hired that must attain a CDL, LCWSA will reimburse the employee the cost of the required exam(s) up to a maximum of 2 attempts. The same stipulation will apply to the required driving examination with LCWSA paying for and/or reimbursing no more than two attempts per person. LCWSA will reimburse the employee for the cost of required permits and license(s) once obtained.
Once an employee obtains his and/or her CDL and completes the probationary period set by LCWSA, (in most cases 6 months but may differ depending on circumstances), the employee is eligible for reclassification to a Field Utility Worker. If the employee voluntarily resigns within 18 months of LCWSA paying for the cost of the CDL, including, but not limited to training expenses, exam fees, and license fees, the employee must repay a prorated amount to LCWSA for related expenses incurred on his and/or her behalf.