Goverment Jobs
December 2, 2019
Carson City, Nevada
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This is a full-time, FLSA non-exempt position with the Carson City Public Works Department. Under general supervision, operates, inspects and performs preventative maintenance on a variety of primary, secondary and tertiary plant equipment, plant sampling and other activities related to continuous operation of a water treatment and distribution plant.

Salary Ranges:
(Employer-Paid PERS)$22.5287 - $33.7929 hourly / $46,859.70 - $70,289.23 annually
(Employee/Employer-Paid PERS)$26.1697 - $39.2548 hourly / $54,432.98 - $81,649.98 annually

** This recruitment will remain open until recruitment needs are satisfied. Individuals are encouraged to apply immediately, as hiring may occur early in the recruiting process. Recruitment will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received or a hiring decision has been made. **

Human Resources determines whether or not you meet the minimum qualifications for the job based on your experience as you describe it on your application. Do not substitute a resume for your application, or write "See Attached Resume" on your application. We do not review resumes, unless specifically stated on the job announcement. Qualifying education and experience must be clearly documented in the "Education and Work Experience" section of the application. Applicants not meeting these requirements will not be considered for employment.

Examples of Duties

This class specification lists the major duties and requirements of the job and is not all-inclusive. Incumbent(s) may be expected to perform job-related duties other than those contained in this document and may be required to have specific job-related knowledge and skills.

  • Operates pumps, valves, and other equipment via computer, hand or mechanical means.
  • Maintains even flow to ensure maximum efficiency of plant equipment.
  • Operates and maintains ground water wells and chemical disinfection systems at those wells; takes samples, tests and maintains safe levels of disinfectant in the water.
  • Operates, adjusts and maintains disinfection chemicals and chemical feed systems at ground water wells and water treatment plants; transports material to sites as required.
  • Inspects plant equipment, reports and records any failures or operating difficulties.
  • Initiates work orders and requests repairs by writing work orders in computerized maintenance management system; ensures work orders are accurate and complete.
  • Stops, starts and isolates equipment for maintenance repairs and for normal operation.
  • Operates and maintains booster pumps and PRVs to maintain water storage tank levels and pressures in multiple pressure zones.
  • Performs and coordinates basic maintenance on equipment as necessary to ensure compliance with discharge standards and operational need; read meters, gauges, charts and instruments.
  • Collect water quality samples as required to ensure regulatory compliance.
  • Performs record keeping functions such as logging information regarding plant operation, test results from process lab, maintenance work performed and unusual operating conditions in a logbook.
  • Uses common hand and power tools in the course of the work.
  • Performs basic facility and grounds maintenance in the area of facilities.
  • Reads and interprets plant design drawings in order to provide troubleshooting assistance.
  • Contributes to the efficiency and effectiveness of the unit's service to its customers by offering suggestions and directing or participating as an active member of a work team.
  • Uses standard office equipment, including a computer, in the course of the work; drives City vehicles to work sites, transports materials and assists other staff as required.
  • Demonstrates courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with the public and City staff; acts in a manner that promotes a harmonious and effective workplace environment.
Typical Qualifications

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.

Education and Experience:
Equivalent to a High School education or GED; AND three (3) years of experience as a water treatment plant operator in a water treatment and distribution facility; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience as determined by Human Resources.


  • Must possess a valid class C driver's license
  • Must possess Grade II Water Treatment and Distribution Operator certificate issued by the State of Nevada.
  • Must possess OSHA 10 certification
  • Must possess flagger certification
  • Must possess Confined Space Entry Certification
  • Must take pre-employment physical examination and Respiratory Fit test.

Required Knowledge and Skills
Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of modern water treatment plant operations and maintenance.
  • Understanding of the physical, biological, and chemical characteristics of water treatment including microbiological and bacteriological analysis.
  • Understanding of federal, state and local requirements and regulations pertaining to water treatment.
  • Detailed understanding and adherence to standard traffic laws and ordinances, safety regulations, principles, practices, material safety data sheets (MSDS) and equipment related to the work.
  • Tools and equipment used in the trade.

Skill in:

  • Analyzing and evaluating operational data and advising and coordinating appropriate corrective action when necessary.
  • Identifying and resolving operational, technical and procedural problems and communicating effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Preparing clear and concise written reports.
  • Operating an assortment of measurement tools, sampling equipment and laboratory instrumentation.
  • Using computers and software packages.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with all personnel contacted in the course of duties.
  • Perform skilled maintenance work related to water plant operations in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Performing safe operation and maintenance of hand and power tools related to the work.
  • Planning repair work with maintenance to determine procedures and priorities for equipment repairs.
  • Safely driving a variety of vehicles and heavy equipment.
  • Maintaining accurate records of work performed.

Under General Supervision - Incumbents at this level are given assignments and objectives that are governed by specifically outlined work methods and a sequence of steps, which are explained in general terms. The responsibility for achieving the work objectives, however, rests with a superior. Immediate supervision is not consistent, but checks are integrated into work processes and/or reviews are frequent enough to ensure compliance with instructions.

The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Strength and mobility to work in a typical field or shop maintenance setting, including operating hand and power tools; stamina to perform sustained physical labor, including standing, walking, climbing and working in confined or awkward spaces; strength to lift and maneuver materials and equipment weighing up to 80 pounds with proper equipment; work at height of up to seventy-five (75) feet; vision to read printed materials; and hearing and speech to communicate in person or over a radio or telephone. Work outdoors, sometimes in adverse weather conditions and extreme temperatures. Work involves exposure to potentially hazardous fumes, solvents and liquids.

Employees must maintain an active telephone. Employees must reside within 30 minutes of Carson City. Employees must be willing to work overtime, shifts, weekends and holidays. Required to be on-call. Supplemental Information


1. All new employees will serve a probationary period of twelve (12) months. Such employees are not subject to the collective bargaining agreement and may be laid off or discharged during this period for any reason.

2. Continued employment is contingent upon all required licenses and certificates being maintained in active status without suspension or revocation.

3. Any City employee may be required to stay at or return to work during emergencies to perform duties specific to this classification or to perform other duties as requested in an assigned response position. This may require working a non-traditional work schedule or working outside normal assigned duties during the incident and/or emergency.

4. Employees shall be required to complete Incident Command System training as a condition of continuing employment.

5. New employees are required to submit to a fingerprint based background investigation which cost the new employee $56.25 and a drug screen which costs $36.50. Employment is contingent upon passing the background and the drug screen.

6. Carson City participates in E-Verify and will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each applicant's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. All candidates who are offered employment with Carson City must complete Section 1 of the Form I-9 along with the required proof of their right to work in the United States and proof of their identity prior to starting employment. Please be prepared to provide required documentation as soon as possible after the job offer is made. For additional information regarding acceptable documents for this purpose, please contact Human Resources at 775.887.2103 or go to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services web page at

7. Carson City is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Following is an overview of the generous benefit package offered to Carson City employees. Please review the individual Association Agreement referenced at the end of the listing along with the Rules and Regulations Manual.

? No Nevada state income tax
? Nevada PERS ? Employees in this category make a choice of contributions paid 100% by City or sharing the contribution equally between employee and employer. (Employees who are covered under Public Safety Retirement must be 100% employer paid.) Participants are vested in the system after five years.
? No Social Security
? Medicare deduction of 1.45% of salary
? Eleven paid holidays
? Vacation leave plan
? Sick leave plan
? Medical, dental, vision and life insurance plan. Carson City pays 100% of employee cost, with dependent coverage provided at a significantly subsidized rate.
? Worker's Compensation
? Employee assistance plan
? Deferred Compensation (457b) plans available
? Voluntary additional insurance plans available
? Flexible spending (IRS 125) plans available

Describe your experience with water distribution and treatment.

    Explain the basic steps of conventional water treatment and your working experience with this type of water treatment?

      If there is a 200 feet of static head above a point in a distribution main, but the pressure at that point is reading 40 psi, what could be happening in the system to cause this scenario?

        Describe your working familiarity with NAC 445A.

          Explain the reason for the formation of Disinfection By Products in a distribution system.

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