Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Description

This position is primarily responsible for performing technical work locating, identifying and marking underground utilities using blueprints and electronic equipment. 


DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS


This is a fully qualified level utility locator classification in the utilities maintenance and operations job family where tasks and assignments are performed using a variety of procedures and techniques. This is the experienced/journey level that is fully competent in the technical/functional aspects of utility locating. Work usually involves the application of sound technical principles and best practices associated with planning, diagnosis, troubleshooting and problem solving. Incumbents perform varied assignments requiring journey level knowledge in locating utilities.



Special Requirements:
This position has been identified as a safety-sensitive position by Human Resources, per State and/or Federal Law.  Upon conditional offer of employment, the candidate selected will be required to undergo testing for alcohol and controlled substances within twenty-four (24) hours of acceptance of the offer. 

Examples of Duties

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

The following are intended to describe core work functions of this classification.  While the level and broad nature of essential duties may not change, specific work tasks will vary over time depending on the Town’s needs.

 

  • Performs work orders related to locating and identifying water, sewer and cable utilities; determines what type of materials, paints, flags, spikes, or stake markers are required to complete marking; does research for maps and improvements.
  • Completes work order data and blue stake sheets; prioritizes, verifies, collects data, ensures process is completed using standard operating procedures and determines what information needs to be distributed to other departments or entities.
  • Operates and maintains a variety of hand and/or power tools, which includes GPS unit, wire line locator, metal detector; and/or other equipment.
  • Performs mapping GIS and GPS updates and edits in collaboration with applicable internal department(s).
  • Follows safety procedures, utilizes safety equipment, and monitors work environment; reports any concerns in a timely manner.
  • Participates in on-call program.
  • Assists other utility crews (repair, meter, inspection) as needed.
  • Performs related work as assigned.

Typical Qualifications

Education and Experience:  

 

High School Diploma or GED, 1 year of specialized training and experience, and 2 years of utility locating experience; or an equivalent combination of directly related education and experience.

 

LICENSING/CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS 

  • Driver's License;
  • Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) Grade I Water Distribution Systems Operator Certification (or obtain within 6 months of hire date for water employees);
  • Maintain all certifications/licenses required at job entry.


KNOWLEDGE

  • Water lines, sewer, and electrical systems and the regulating standards;
  • Utility locating requirements and standards, and operation of associated equipment;
  • Arizona blue stake rules and regulations; 
  • Reading blueprints, as-builts, construction plans and maps; 
  • Basic knowledge of electricity; 
  • Standard office equipment including the computer and programs relevant to the performance of applicable duties and responsibilities; 
  • Water, sewer, irrigation, communication, electric and traffic signals construction; 
  • Occupational hazards and safe work practices.


SKILLS

  • Operating hand and power tools, light equipment such as GPS unit, line locator and metal detector;
  • Performing various levels of comprehension and mathematical skills;
  • Reading and locating blueprints, reading maps;
  • Understanding and operating measuring devices;
  • Using computers and related software applications;
  • Communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, and other interested parties sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.

Supplemental Information

OVERALL PHYSICAL STRENGTH DEMANDS:

Physical Strength for this classification is indicated below with an "X"

 

Sedentary: Exerting up to 10 lbs. occasionally or negligible weights frequently; sitting most of the time.

 

Light: Exerting up to 20 lbs. occasionally, 10 lbs. frequently, or negligible amounts constantly OR requires walking or standing to a significant degree.

 

Medium: Exerting 20-50 lbs. occasionally, 10-25 lbs. frequently, or up to 10 lbs. constantly.

X

Heavy: Exerting 50-100 lbs. occasionally, 10-25 lbs. frequently, or up to 10-20 lbs. constantly.

 

Very Heavy: Exerting over 100 lbs. occasionally, 50-100 lbs. frequently, or up to 20-50 lbs. constantly.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

C

F

O

R

N

Continuously

Frequently

Occasionally

Rarely

Never

2/3 or more time

1/3 to 2/3 of time

Up to 1/3 time

< 1 hour per week

Never occurs

Note: This is intended as a description of the way the job is currently performed. It does not address the potential for accommodation.

Physical Demand

Brief Description

C

F

O

R

N

Standing

Communicating with co-workers, observing work site, observing work duties

 

X

 

 

 

Sitting

Desk work

 

 

X

 

 

Walking

To other departments/offices/office equipment

 

X

 

 

 

Lifting

Supplies, files

 

X

 

 

 

Carrying

Supplies, files

 

X

 

 

 

Pushing/Pulling

File draws, tables and chairs

 

X

 

 

 

Reaching

For supplies, for files

 

X

 

 

 

Handling

Paperwork

 

X

 

 

 

Fine Dexterity

Computer keyboard, telephone pad, calculator, calibrating equipment

 

X

 

 

 

Kneeling

Filing in lower drawers, retrieving items from lower shelves/ground

 

 

X

 

 

Crouching

Filing in lower drawers, retrieving items from lower shelves/ground

 

X

 

 

 

Crawling

Under equipment

 

 

 

X

 

Bending

Filing in lower drawers, retrieving items from lower shelves/ground

 

X

 

 

 

Twisting

From computer to telephone, getting inside vehicles

 

X

 

 

 

Climbing

Stairs, step stool

 

X

 

 

 

Balancing

On step stool

 

X

 

 

 

Vision

Reading, computer screen, driving

X

 

 

 

 

Hearing

Communicating with co-workers and public and on telephone, listening to equipment

X

 

 

 

 

Talking

Communicating with co-workers and public and on telephone

X

 

 

 

 

Foot Controls

Driving

 

X

 

 

 

Other (Specify)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS:

D

W

M

S

N

Daily

Several Times Per Week

Several Times Per Month

Seasonally

Never

Health & Safety Factors

D

W

M

S

N

Health & Safety Factors

D

W

M

S

N

Mechanical Hazards

 

X

 

 

 

Respiratory Hazards

 

X

 

 

 

Chemical Hazards

 

X

 

 

 

Extreme Temperatures

 

 

 

X

 

Electrical Hazards

 

X

 

 

 

Noise and Vibration

 

 

X

 

 

Fire Hazards

 

X

 

 

 

Wetness/Humidity

 

 

 

X

 

Explosives

 

 

 

 

X

Physical Hazards

X

 

 

 

 

Communicable Diseases

 

 

 

X

 

 

Physical Danger or Abuse

 

X

 

 

 

 

Other (Specify Below

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

















 

 

NON-PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

C

F

O

R

N

Continuously

Frequently

Occasionally

Rarely

Never

2/3 or more time

1/3 to 2/3 of time

Up to 1/3 time

< 1 hour per week

Never occurs

Description of Non-Physical Demands

C

F

O

R

N

Time Pressure

 

 

X

 

 

Emergency Situation

 

 

X

 

 

Frequent Change of Tasks

 

 

X

 

 

Irregular Work Schedule/Overtime

 

 

X

 

 

Performing Multiple Tasks Simultaneously

 

 

X

 

 

Working Closely with Others as Part of a Team

 

X

 

 

 

Tedious or Exacting Work

 

X

 

 

 

Noisy/Distracting Environment

 

 

X

 

 

Other (Specify Below)

 

 

 

 

 














PRIMARY WORK LOCATION:

 

Office Environment

 

Warehouse

 

Shop

 

Recreation/Neighborhood Center

 

Vehicle

X

Outdoors

 

Combination of Office, Vehicle and Field

 

Other (Specify Below)

Application Instructions

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