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Stormwater - Light Equipment Operator
POSITION TITLE: Storm Water Light Equipment Operator
EXEMPTION STATUS: Non-Exempt
JOB FAMILY: Public Works and Utilities Department
JOB LEVEL: 17
GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY: This position is responsible for operating light equipment to maintain storm water pipes and channels to prevent flooding and polluting streams due to toxicants being drained into waterways
POSITION RELATIONSHIPS
SUPERVISES:  None
COST CENTER #:  Public Works and Utilities
SUPERVISED BY: Director of Public Works and Utlities

GENERAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

• To support the vision, mission and guiding principles of the city.

• While performing any procedure, all personnel must observe applicable Safety, Health, and Environmental rules and guidelines.

• Attend and participate in training opportunities and seminars relevant to this position.

• Adhere to appropriate city operating procedures, benefit rules, employment, and safety policies/practices.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Maintains and repairs drain infrastructure due to age.

• Maintains and repairs drainage ditches by performing such tasks as clearing or laying pipe.

• Maintains vehicles and equipment by performing such tasks as checking antifreeze, oil, fuel and other fluid levels and conditions.

• Is constantly aware of “flood areas,” making sure they are clear

• Performs other related duties as assigned.

ADDITIONAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

• Any other duties as assigned.

JOB SCOPE

Job has recurring work situations involving high degrees of discretion. The need for accuracy and effective utilization of accepted programs and routines is high. Errors in judgment will waste resources and adversely impact performance. Incumbent operates independently but work is verified. Content of work priorities are determined by supervision.

The purpose of this position is to maintain drainage ditches and water channels. Successful performance helps ensure safety to the citizens and a positive public image for the city.

COMMUNICATIONS/CUSTOMER CONTACT

• Contacts are typically with co-workers, other city employees, and the general public.

• Contacts are typically to give or exchange information and provide services.

COMPETENCIES/SPECIFIC EXPERIENCE OR TRAINING PREFERRED:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The 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.

Education and Experience

• High School diploma or GED and one to three years experience. Equivalent combination of education and experience.

• Must comply with the U.S. Department of Transportation's Part 382 - Controlled Substances and Alcohol Use and Testing Policy.

• Possession of a valid Commercial Driver's License issued by the State of Georgia for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.

• The ability to pass random drug and alcohol tests.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Knowledge of city and departmental policies and procedures.

• Knowledge of safety rules and regulations.
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• Skill in performing general equipment maintenance duties.

• Skill in operating such vehicles and equipment as needed to complete the above-named tasks.

JOB CONDITIONS: (SEE EXAMPLES BELOW)

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job the employee is:

• The work is typically performed with the employee intermittently sitting, standing, walking, bending, crouching or stooping.

• The employee must frequently lift light and heavy objects, and use tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity.

• The work is typically performed outdoors.

• The employee may be exposed to noise, dust, dirt, irritating chemicals, machinery with moving parts, and occasional inclement weather.

• This work may require the use of protective devices such as masks, goggles or gloves.