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Utility Systems Technician II

SALARY$33,900 - $54,240 Annually DOQ                       
  Open Competitive
OPENING DATE March 12, 2012                                
  Open Until Filled

Note: The current vacancies exist in the Water Distribution and Meter Maintenance Divisions. This list may also be used for future vacancies in the Water Services Department within the next six months. Applicants who applied in the last three months need not re-apply.


  • May provide lead expertise to or lead supervision over a small work crew.
  • Installs, tests, maintains, and repairs water mains, sewer mains, services, valves, fire hydrants, and meters.
  • Taps water and sewer mains and installs water services and meters when new service is requested; checks flow rates and tests pressure.
  • Constructs and maintains large meter vaults and manholes; raises, rebuilds, pumps and vacuums manholes.
  • Excavates job sites and restores job sites to pre-work condition.
  • May set-up, operate and maintain the Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) operations for monitoring wastewater collection lines.
  • Maintains wells; dismantles well sites.
  • Maintains daily records including confined space entry and gas monitoring.
  • Assists, collects and delivers bacti samples.
  • May assist and monitor the various contracts administered by the Wastewater Collection division.  Some of the work is routinely performed during the nighttime hours.
  • May operate and maintain a vacuum jetter truck for hydrocleaning wastewater collection lines for the removal of debris, obstacles and breaking through blockages.
  • May use chemicals for roach and pest control.
  • Operates various light, medium and heavy equipment.
  • Notifies residents and businesses of work being performed; responds to questions from citizens.
  • May perform data entry work.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High school education and three years of experience in construction, maintenance, and repair work and/or experience in the operation of light, medium, and heavy equipment relative to the area of assignment.  Any equivalent combination of training and experience, which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities, is qualifying.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Requires an ADEQ Grade 2 Water or Wastewater Collection Certification dependent on area of assignment and a valid Arizona Class A Commercial Driver's License with tanker (N) endorsement at time of application.  Will be subject to call back, stand-by duty and rotating shifts.  Depending on area of assignment, requires an Arizona Restricted Use Pesticide Certification within one year of hire.  Applicants will be required to undergo drug testing prior to employment and will be subject to further drug and alcohol testing throughout their period of employment in accordance with the City of Glendale Substance Abuse policy.

SELECTION PROCESSApplications will be screened for the minimum qualifications and special requirements.  Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications and special requirements will be placed on an eligibility list.  Eligibility lists are active for up to six months.  Human Resources reserves the right to terminate or extend the life of an eligibility list at any time.  The hiring department will contact those candidates they wish to test and/or interview. DURING THE SELECTION PROCESS, ANY APPLICANT REQUIRING ACCOMMODATION FOR A DISABILITY SHOULD ADVISE THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT.

All candidates are subject to an extensive background check, including but not limited to, Department of Public Safety and FBI background investigations.  Applicants must be truthful and accurate and avoid providing inconsistent information, incorrect dates, partial or incomplete information when completing the application and any supplemental forms.  Falsifying or omitting information during any stage of the selection process, may make you ineligible for consideration or continued City employment.


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The city of Glendale is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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