Seasonal Specialist - Utilities

  • Westminster, Colorado
  • Westminster, Colorado
  • Apr 02, 2019
Seasonal Utilities
  • Salary: $11.10 - $14.00 Hourly

Job Description


The Seasonal Specialist position is responsible for assisting with the construction, repair and maintenance of water and wastewater systems. Duties may include repairing water breaks, responding to sanitary sewer calls, and assisting with the valve and fire hydrant exercise programs, including meter reading, testing, repairing, meter pit maintenance and water disconnects for non-payment. This position operates light equipment and involves work of a physically demanding nature.

The full salary range for this position is stated above. The starting range of pay is dependent on qualifications and experience of each individual candidate.


The mission of every employee at the City of Westminster is to deliver exceptional value and quality of life through SPIRIT.Each employee is measured by the ability to adhere to the City's core values of Service, Pride, Integrity, Responsibility, Innovation, and Teamwork.

This position supports the goals of the Public Works and Utilities Department, which maintains and enhances the safety and well-being of the community by providing exceptional water and wastewater service, and maintaining the City's extensive network of street infrastructure. The department continuously strives to meet the needs of the community by constantly focusing on customer service, efficient and effective utilization of resources, safety, innovation, and teamwork.

Job Specific - Every employee in this position must be able to:
  • Utilize knowledge of equipment, materials, and practices used in general Public Works maintenance, construction, and repair
  • Utilize knowledge of applicable safety rules and procedures
  • Understand and follow spoken instructions
  • Operate light and heavy equipment including hand tools, power tools, sewer rodders, air compressors, and pick-up trucks
  • Work effectively with minimal supervision
  • Detect safety concerns during the daily operations of the water and wastewater system
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, citizens, and contractors
All employees are expected to provide excellent customer service, communicate in an effective manner both verbally and in writing, display professionalism and integrity, work efficiently, effectively and accurately, work independently and as part of a team, take initiative, solve problems, display good judgment, take ownership for delivering a high quality product or service, have regular and punctual attendance, and effectively handle emergency situations.


Essential Job Functions, Duties, Responsibilities, and Tasks
1. Assists with the construction, repair and maintenance of water and wastewater systems, including:
  • Repairing water breaks
  • Responding to sanitary sewer calls
  • Hauling materials to and from the worksite
  • Assisting with the overlay program
2. Assists with the valve and fire hydrant exercise programs, including:
  • Meter reading, testing, and repairing
  • Meter pit maintenance
  • Water disconnects for non-payment
3. Operates light equipment such as pick-up trucks, small dump trucks, or similar equipment
4. Assists in a variety of construction-related projects
5. Possess a valid driver's license and safe driving record
6. Maintains regular and punctual attendance
Other Duties and Responsibilities
1. May assist with weekend emergency repairs when needed
Incumbent is accountable for all duties of this job, and other projects and responsibilities may be added at the City's discretion.


Education, Experience, Skills, Formal Training, Licenses, and Certifications
Required :
  • Graduation from high school or GED
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Knowledge of the safe use and operation of hand and power tools
  • Valid driver's license and maintenance of a safe driving record
Any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience, which would provide the required knowledge and skills, may be considered.
Physical Requirements
  • Work is physical in nature and requires sufficient physical strength and stamina to:
  • Occasionally sit while driving to work assignments and performing office tasks; frequently stand and constantly walk on uneven terrain in all weather conditions to safely complete assigned tasks
  • Occasional squatting, twisting, climbing, and balancing to inspect assigned areas
  • Frequently crouch, squat, bend, twist, and kneel in awkward confined spaces; frequently climb equipment, trenches, and 45-foot ladders through 24-inch diameter manholes
  • Frequent light and firm grasp to properly use tools and equipment; occasional fine manipulation use to perform office duties; constant handling to safely use machinery and heavy equipment
  • Occasional step up and down to enter and exit vehicles and climb ladders up to 45 feet; constant actuate mechanism to safely operate heavy equipment and vehicles
  • Constant near and far acuity and hearing to safely perform duties
  • Occasional lifting of up to 100 pounds from ground to waist to move manhole covers; occasional lifting of up to eighty (80) pounds from ground to shoulder to move cement bags and equipment, and occasional lifting of forty (40) pounds overhead; occasional carrying and pushing and pulling of up to 100 pounds twenty (20) feet to lift and move manhole covers

Work is constantly performed indoors and outdoors with constant exposure to extreme temperatures.While performing the duties of this job, the employee works near moving mechanical parts and high-speed rotating equipment; work is performed in high and precarious places with exposure to wet or humid conditions, fumes, and/or airborne particles.
Required Materials and Equipment
Operates heavy and light equipment such as pick-up trucks, hand and power tools, gas detectors, air compressors, air blowers, tripods, vacuums, mops, floor machines, brooms, and cleaning materials and agents.Depending on the project, may also utilize small tools such as hammers, shovels, saws, measuring tape, levels, drills, and power tools to complete assigned responsibilities.

Candidates must be legally entitled to work in the United States and must successfully pass a criminal background check, reference check, and substance screen. There may be additional pre-employment requirements depending on the nature of the position.

We are a caring, courteous, team-oriented organization committed to public service excellence.Employees thrive in a culture that is respectful, professional and diverse.Our work culture encourages passionate, positive and enthusiastic employees.Westminster is a drug-free workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Closing Date/Time: 6/3/2019 8:30 AM Mountain