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Utilities Maintenance Worker, Senior


To perform advanced journey level work in the construction, maintenance, and repair of the City's sanitary sewer, storm collection system, and water distribution system; and to provide responsible technical staff assistance; and to perform related work as required.

This classification is assigned to the Turlock City Employees Association bargaining unit for labor relations purposes and is subject to overtime, call back, and standby assignments.


Provides direct and indirect lead field supervision of sewer, storm, and water construction, repair and maintenance personnel.

Receives supervision from the Utilities Supervisor.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Plan, coordinate, and supervise activities and work in conjunction with the Utilities Maintenance Supervisor, relating to the construction, maintenance, repair and upkeep of the water distribution, sewer, and storm systems.
  • Inspect and review work of subordinates.
  • Assist and train less experienced personnel.
  • Prepare and review cost estimates for new service installations and main line extensions.
  • Requisition and purchase of materials and supplies; maintain records, inventory and reports.
  • Respond to public complaints and requests for service.
  • Install shoring and related safety equipment.
  • Perform and oversee more complex and difficult work.
  • Assist in the development of plans and specifications for new facilities
  • Participate in and oversee the operation of preventive maintenance programs designed to prolong the useful life of the sewer and storm systems and the water distribution system.
  • Participate and oversee the collection of samples for a variety of routine tests; record and monitor results
  • Operate sewer cleaning equipment in emergency conditions.
  • Participate in and oversee the maintenance of City water well stations and the flushing program.
  • Pour and finish concrete.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.
  • Operate and oversee the use of closed circuit televising equipment.


Knowledge of:

  • Advanced journey level methods, materials, and equipment used in the cleaning, construction, repair, and inspection of the sewer, storm, and water distribution systems.
  • Advanced journey level knowledge of the Cityís distribution systems and maps.
  • Advanced principles of backflow knowledge and advanced knowledge of potable water system operation and drinking water treatment processes.
  • Principles and practices of supervision.
  • Safe work practices under hazardous conditions.
  • Confined space entry procedures and knowledge of Cal OSHA safety requirements.
  • City geography and the municipal street system.
  • Principles and practices of effective customer relations.
  • Principles and techniques of organization, administration, budget and personnel management.
  • Proficient vactor operation.
  • Proper use of fittings and couplings.
  • Emergency well shut down procedures.
  • Basic principles and practices of engineering as they relate to sanitary sewer, storm collection, and water distribution systems.

Ability to:

  • Assist the Utilities Maintenance Supervisor in the planning, scheduling, and directing of water system, sewer system, and storm collection system construction, repair, and maintenance activities.
  • Read, interpret, and understand blueprints and construction drawings. Communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing.
  • Install water meters.
  • Basic understanding of appropriate codes, laws, and regulations, governing domestic water systems, sewer systems, and storm collection facilities.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Respond to emergency situations as they arise.
  • Operate and train subordinates in the proper and safe use of equipment used in the construction, repair, maintenance, and inspection of sewer, storm collection, and water distribution systems and related facilities.
  • Participate in and supervise activities associated with confined space entry activities.



High School diploma or GED certificate. Six college units or CEUís in a related field or scholastic general education (i.e. Speech, Math, English, Science, Foreign Language etc.) and three college units or CEUís in supervision or management for a total of nine college units or CEUís.


Three years of experience as a Utilities Maintenance Worker in a position comparable to a Utilities Maintenance Worker II with the City of Turlock.



Possession of an appropriate, valid Class B California Driver's License at the time of appointment, to be maintained as a condition of continued employment.


Possession of a Water Distribution Grade II Certification issued by the California Division of Drinking Water and either a Collections System Maintenance Grade II Certification issued by the California Water Environment Association, or a Water Treatment Operator Grade II Certification issued by California State Water Resources Control Board


Possession of a Collections System Maintenance Grade II Certification issued by the California Water Environment Association and either a Water Distribution Grade II Certification issued by the California Division of Drinking Water, or a Water Treatment Operator Grade II Certification issued by California State Water Resources Control Board

Possession of a current Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester certification issued by the CA-NV Section of American Water Works Association.

Possession of a Work Zone Safety Certification.

Possession of a Hazardous Materials First Responder, Awareness Level, (FRA) Certification.


Maintain the following physical abilities: see well enough to read, write and make observations, operate hand and power tools, vehicles and heavy equipment; hear well enough to converse on the

radio, telephone and in person; bodily mobility to walk, bend, stand, crouch or climb for extended periods of time, operate assigned equipment and vehicles and perform heavy manual labor for extended periods; ability to tolerate extreme fluctuations in temperature while performing essential functions and be able to lift equipment on a frequent basis 25lbs, and on an occasional basis 50lbs.

    For questions about City employment, please contact:

    Human Relations
    156 S. Broadway, Ste. 235
    Turlock, CA 95380-5454
    (209) 668-5150
    Monday - Friday, 8AM - 5PM

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