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Surface Water Management Technician/Inspector

   
Job Id: 
17-070
Start Date: 
Friday, November 17, 2017
End Date: 
Friday, December 15, 2017 - 5:00pm
Department: 
Public Works Department
Salary: 
$4,732 - $5,994/month
Status: 
Open
Job Description: 

EMPLOYMENT STATUS:      Regular, Full-Time

SALARY RANGE:                $4,732 - $5,994/month

OPENS:                 November 17, 2017

CLOSES:                 December 15, 2017

 

BASIC FUNCTION: 

Under the direction of the Surface Water Manager or as assigned, this position conducts video inspections thru the operation and maintenance of the video inspection equipment; performs infrastructure locates; supports and carries out source control inspection activities necessary for National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit compliance; assists with the City’s private retention/detention facility inspection program including inspections, scheduling, owner notification and follow up inspections and enforcement measures.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 

Video Inspection & Locates:

  • Schedule, document and implement the SWM video inspection program.
  • In conjunction with the SWM engineer, operate video inspection equipment to facilitate assessment of the City’s Stormwater drainage infrastructure.
  • Maintain video inspection equipment in good operating order.
  • Inspect, assess and rate the condition of Stormwater infrastructure.
  • Provide video inspection support to other Public Works divisions and City departments as needed.
  • Input inspection data into the SWM management system (VueWorks) and set up work orders to effect repairs when warranted.
  • Operate a variety of equipment such as basic survey equipment, mechanical testing equipment, metal detectors, pressure gauges and two-way radios; operate vehicles such as automobiles and pickup trucks.
  • Provide infrastructure locates as required by One-Call.

Private Retention/Detention Facility Inspection:

  • In conjunction with the SWM Inspector of private storm water control facilities to ensure proper function and maintenance.
  • Work within established City guidelines to implement an inspection program that ensures private storm water facilities are inspected and operating as designed.
  • Be able to relay a working understanding of how bio-swales, wet ponds, underground infiltration galleries, open ponds , and other storm
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

 

KNOWLEDGE OF: 

  • Techniques and methods of scheduling and monitoring progress of numerous multi-phase and concurrent projects.
  • Operation of pipe video inspection equipment and associated support equipment.
  • Washington State underground utility locate laws.
  • Computerized spreadsheet and word processing applications.
  • City codes and other applications; applicable state and federal laws, ordinances and rules.
  • Relating to maintenance of storm water facilities.
  • Proper public works inspections methods.
  • Proper traffic control and flagging techniques.
  • Confined space entry procedures.
  • One-Call regulations and procedures.
  • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.

 

KNOWLEDGE OF: 

  • Techniques and methods of scheduling and monitoring progress of numerous multi-phase and concurrent projects.
  • Operation of pipe video inspection equipment and associated support equipment.
  • Washington State underground utility locate laws.
  • Computerized spreadsheet and word processing applications.
  • City codes and other applications; applicable state and federal laws, ordinances and rules relating to maintenance of storm water facilities.
  • Proper public works inspection methods.
  • Proper traffic control and flagging techniques.
  • Confined space entry procedures.
  • Once-Call regulations and procedures.
  • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.

ABILITY TO: 

  • Perform inspection of aboveground and underground conveyance systems.
  • Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
  • Interpret, apply and explain codes, rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Read and understand engineering plans and specifications and become familiar with engineering standards and departmental policies.
  • Establish and maintain project time lines and schedules.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Understand and execute moderately complex oral and written instructions.
  • Maintain records and prepare reports within an asset management system.
  • Work independently with little direction.
  • Keep supervisor informed on problems, progress, and emerging issues.
  • Positively and effectively interact with diverse individuals to accomplish a common goal.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees and the public in general.
  • Operate a motor vehicle; observe legal and defensive driving practices.
  • Physical ability to perform the essential job functions.
  • Respond after hours and on weekends for emergency locates.
  • Bend, stoop, work at heights, and walk on uneven terrain.
  • Operate generators, blowers, SCBA (Self Contained Breathing Apparatus), man-lifts and various hand and power tolls; and to work outdoors for extended periods of time in all types of weather conditions.
  • Lift over 50lbs frequently.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: 

Any combination equivalent to: graduation from high school supplemented by college level course work in civil engineering, drafting, and mathematics and three years municipal experience in public works inspection for either construction, source control or conditional assessment. An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job will be considered. Experience in water quality commercial inspections and/or illicit discharge investigation will be considered a plus for this position.

 

LICENSES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS: 

  • Valid Washington Driver’s license.
  • WSDOT Construction Site Erosion and Spill Control Certification preferred.
  • Certified for Confined Space Entry preferred.
  • One-Call Certification preferred.
  • Flagging Certification preferred.

 

TO APPLY:  Please complete a required City of Federal Way application form and attach resume and cover letter.  Applications available at City Hall, 33325 8th Avenue South, Federal Way, online at www.cityoffederalway.com, or by calling 253-835-2530.

 

The City of Federal way is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workplace. Applicants may request a copy of the City’s EEOP Utilization Report by contacting Human Resources at 253-835-2531. Any person requiring ADA accommodation should advise the City of the need. For telecommunications relay service for voice and text telephones call 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388/TTY or 1-800-833-6384/voice.