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Senior Utilities Maintenance Worker (Water Distribution) job in Woodland

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Organization:  City of Woodland
Job Category:  Water and Sewers
Job Type:  Full Time
Country:  USA
State/Province:  California (CA)
City:  Woodland
Post Code:  95695
Salary and Benefits:  $3,847.66 – $4,676.85/ mo. FT, plus excellent benefits


To perform a variety of skilled work involving the construction, maintenance and repair of the City's water distribution system and to provide lead supervision to a large crew of lower level utility maintenance personnel. Act as the Utilities Maintenance Supervisor in the absence of the incumbent.


Act as a lead worker for a large crew of utility maintenance workers on assigned projects. Assist in the scheduling of operations, maintenance and repair work; ordering of materials; and maintain routine records including utilization and tracking of budgetary items and projects. Assist in the training, supervision, and evaluation of assigned crew members. Perform duties in the advanced journey level operation, maintenance and repair of water distribution systems. Assist in the inspection of work of private contractors engaged in maintenance work for the City. Ensure appropriate traffic control during all phases of construction projects. Drive vehicles as required. Regular, predictable, consistent and timely attendance is an essential function of the position, in that Employee must be present to work on facilities and equipment impacting the public’s health and safety.


Respond to public service calls and complaints. Serve in a standby status after regular working hours and respond to emergency call-outs. Assist in the evaluation of operations and activities and make recommendations for improvements and modifications. Assist in the preparation of reports, inquiries and projects. Instruct subordinates in proper work techniques of equipment and safety precautions and requirements. Perform related duties as assigned.



High School Diploma or equivalent supplemented by coursework or training in water distribution, production, treatment, or a closely related field.


Two (2) years of experience performing duties comparable to those of a Utilities Maintenance Worker III, Water.

License and Certificate:

Required upon hire, possession of a current California Department of Public Health, Distribution Operator, Grade 3 certificate; valid Class B California Driver's License with a Tank and Air Brake Endorsement. Possession of a current California Department of Public Health, Distribution Operator, Grade 4 certificate; Cross Connection certification, valid Class A California driver’s license, First Aid, and CPR certifications are required prior to permanent appointment. A California Department of Public Health, Water Treatment Operator, Grade 3 certificate is highly desirable.


Apply with a City of Woodland application by visiting www.cityofwoodland.org/employment or the Human Resources Office, City Hall, 300 First Street, Woodland, CA 95695. Supplemental questionnaire must be submitted with application to be considered. Resumes and cover letters are encouraged but will not be accepted in lieu of the application form. Postmarks will not be accepted.

This recruitment will close when the first 25 qualified applications are received.

The first review of applications is scheduled for January 27, 2014.

A panel interview is tentatively scheduled for the week of February 3, 2014.

Review Process: Based on the information provided in the application documents, the best qualified applicants will be invited for further examination. All applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the examination. Depending upon the number of applications received, the examination may consist of an application screening, written and/or practical exam, oral interview or any combination thereof.

Applicants will be required to take and pass a medical examination by a City of Woodland physician to insure their physical suitability to perform the assigned duties. If you have a disability that requires accommodation during the selection process, please notify Human Resources at least seven days prior to the event.


Retirement: CalPERS Retirement System (2% @ 60 formula for current CalPERS members and 2% @ 62 formula for new CalPERS members)

The City does not participate in social security

Deferred Comp: Choice of deferred compensation plans

Medical: CalPERS Medical Insurance Plans, including HMOs and PPOs

Dental/Vision: City paid Delta Dental and Medical Eye Services

LTD/STD: City paid wage protection for long/short term disabilities

Life Insurance: City provides $40,000 life insurance policy

Vacation: 6.7 hours per month during first three years of service

Holidays: 12.5 paid holidays (including two floating holidays)

Sick Leave: 8 hours per month

Education Incentive: $625/yr towards additional education

If a Temporary Employee is hired into a classification that received a PERS Member Share “swap”, that Employee’s salary will be 8% less for Miscellaneous Employees or 9% less for Safety Employees.

The City of Woodland hires only U.S. citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the U.S.  The City of Woodland is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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