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Springdale Water provides an exceptional benefits package and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Springdale Water Utilities is now accepting applications for the position of Distribution Operator.

Job Description

Working under the direction of the Distribution Supervisor and supervision of the Distribution Manager and the Distribution Director, this individual is a member of a three-member crew working in the water distribution and sanitary sewer collection systems owned, operated, and maintained by Springdale Water Utilities, hereinafter referred to as the Utility. Persons employed in this position are responsible for making sure health and safety measures are executed. This is a safety sensitive position. Pre-employment and random drug testing are required per DOT regulations.

This position is required to be on call (duty assignment) at scheduled weekly intervals and to be available for working outside normal business hours.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities To Meet Job Requirements

  • Knowledge of material, methods, and techniques used in construction, maintenance and repair activities as related to assigned areas of specialization
  • Knowledgeable in generally accepted standards and techniques used in the operation and maintenance of water distribution and sanitary sewer systems
  • Ability to operate heavy equipment and tools
  • Ability to meet schedules and timelines
  • Demonstrate the ability to work safely and efficiently
  • Demonstrate ability to understand and interpret verbal and written instructions, and read documents such as safety rules and operating instructions
  • Capable of maintaining an effective working relationship with fellow employees and work courteously and tactfully with the public and co-workers
  • Maintain a good attendance record

Education & Training

Minimum qualifications are a High School diploma or equivalent. Employee must obtain, within three (3) years, a Class II Water Distribution Operator’s License issued by the Arkansas Department of Health.  Employee must obtain and maintain, within 6 months, a State of Arkansas Commercial Driver’s License commensurate with work duties and remain insurable by the carrier providing automotive insurance coverage to the Springdale Water and Sewer Commission.

Salary range is $20.74 – $31.13 DOE

Interested individuals can apply below or submit an application to the Human Resources Department at PO Box 769, Springdale, AR 72764 or by e-mail to [email protected]. This job posting will remain open until filled.

07/14/2020

Springdale Water Utilities is now accepting applications for the position of Engineering Assistant.

JOB SUMMARY

Under general supervision this position shall perform administrative support services within the Engineering Department of Springdale Water Utilities, hereinafter referred to the Utility.  Services shall include taking, referring, and handling incoming messages from telephone, fax, and by radio; setting up and managing manual and computer files; preparing and/or typing reports, records, and correspondence; working with the public to develop costing for water and sewer taps; developing and acquiring utility easements; keeping records of work orders for maintenance and repairs to the distribution/collection system and performing other projects and duties as assigned.

This is a full-time position requiring 40 hours of work per week.

 GENERAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Must be able to greet visitors and take incoming phone, fax and radio messages, and promptly take care of a request or relay the message to the appropriate person. Review incoming mail, refer to appropriate person, and answer routine correspondence at the direction of supervisors
  • As directed, schedule regular and non-routine work and organize workload to ensure regular deadlines are met and emergencies are handled promptly and effectively
  • Provide assistant and support services to the engineering department as required
  • Establish and maintain filing systems
  • Efficiently coordinate filing of mapping system, as-built plans and drawings
  • Conduct or assist with special computer or manual projects
  • Maintain excellent public relations through communications with public and other departments and agencies.  Respond courteously to inquiries, provide information within scope of responsibility, and refer calls as appropriate to other parties
  • Develop and adapt office systems, procedures, and improved work methods
  • Price and coordinate residential and commercial water and sewer taps
  • Prepare legal descriptions, easements, and easement maps
  • Provide technical information from departmental records and plans to other departments, general public, contractors, developers and other professional personnel as necessary.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisors

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES TO MEET JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability to type with accuracy in a setting with many interruptions, and transcribe form hand-written drafts, or verbal instructions
  • Possess ability to operate a personal computer and use various software programs for word processing, database, spreadsheet, surveying and design programs
  • Demonstrate sound knowledge and ability in English, business correspondence, and the ability to proofread work of self and others with high degree of accuracy
  • Must have a broad knowledge of general office skills and equipment as evidence by a combination of course word and increasingly responsible utility experience in a comparable fast-paced environment with many interruptions
  • Demonstrate the ability to work safely and efficiently
  • Ability to complete accurate mathematical calculations including metes and bounds descriptions, cost estimating and other basic calculations within the water and sewer utility field
  • Ability to work with contractors, plumbers, and general public related to interpreting plans and maps
  • Possess the ability to read and comprehend piping schematics, engineering plans/specifications, and other engineering documents
  • Knowledgeable of principles, practices, and procedures utilized in the engineering environment including drafting of surveying easement descriptions, title research at various county seats, acquisition of easements, dealing with the public during office and after hours, and assist with outside appraisal services. Incumbent must have the capability to learn these skills in a reasonable time frame
  • Knowledgeable of record-keeping techniques
  • Possess interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy
  • Demonstrate the ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with fellow employees.  Work well with the public, supervisors, and co-workers
  • Perform basic field measurements and surveys to establish location of existing or proposed facilities and easement boundaries
  • Promote good public relations by addressing customer questions, concerns and complaints in a professional and timely manner
  • Aid in drawing, revising, and maintaining utilities’ mapping and GIS systems

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Office work includes sustained posture in a seated position with intense attentiveness to answering the telephone for prolonged periods.  Work skills require sitting for extended periods of time; dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a telephone system, computer keyboard, ten-key adding machine, and other office equipment; reaching overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally, bending at the waist and kneeling or crouching to retrieve files from cabinets and shelves; hearing and speaking to exchange information in person or on the telephone; and seeing to read various document related to assigned activities.  Vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.  The employee may be required to push, pull, lift, and/or carry up to 20 pounds.  The noise level in the work environment is moderately quiet.

EDUCATION & TRAINING

High school diploma or equivalent required. Advanced training or experience in personal computers and software is highly desirable.

Applicants are encouraged to secure water and wastewater operator’s licenses issued by the Arkansas Department of Health and the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality.

Applicants with a valid Arkansas Driver’s License are preferred.  In order to drive a Utility vehicle, individuals must have a valid driver’s license and be insurable by the carrier providing automotive insurance coverage to the Springdale Water and Sewer Commission.

  • Salary range is $19.46- $29.19 DOE

Interested individuals can apply by clicking the apply here button below or by e-mail to [email protected].

This job posting will remain open until filled.

Springdale Water provides an exceptional benefit package and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

08/23/2021

Springdale Water Utilities is now accepting applications for the position of Engineering Technician.

JOB SUMMARY

Working under the direction of the COO/Engineering Director, this position is responsible for a variety of technical civil engineering work assigned to the Engineering Division of Springdale Water Utilities, hereinafter referred to as the Utility.  Work assignments include drafting, estimating, design as well as record keeping, filing, public relations relating to the installation of public water and sewer facilities.  Engineering technicians are responsible for ensuring appropriate health and safety measure are established and executed in their work assignments.

This position is full time at 40 hours per week; however, it may include work outside normal business hours.

 GENERAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Performs basic manual and computer-aided drafting, routine calculations, field measurement and cost estimating for civil engineering projects
  • Draws, revises, and maintains the utilities’ mapping system
  • Prepares legal description, easements, and easement maps
  • Prepares charts, tables, and illustrations
  • Prepares permits necessary for street cuts, highway crossings, and others as necessary
  • Prepares engineering construction drawings with material lists and specifications for use in bidding and construction.  Prepares drawings, illustrations, and specifications for projects from preliminary design to final construction stage
  • Assures that all presentation material available for Utility and public use is professionally complete and factual
  • Works with and assists construction crews and crew leaders in interpretation of engineering designs and specifications
  • Provides technical information from departmental records to other departments and to the public
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisors

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES TO MEET JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Demonstrate the ability to use GIS systems, AutoCAD or other CAD systems to prepare plans and maps
  • Familiarization with word processing, spread sheet, and data base software
  • Ability to work with contractors, plumbers, and general public related to interpreting plans and maps
  • Ability to maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities which may include limited field duties
  • Possess the ability to read and comprehend piping schematics, engineering plans/specifications, and other engineering documents
  • Capable of communicating clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
  • Demonstrate the ability to work safely and efficiently
  • Demonstrate the ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with fellow employees.  Work well with the public, supervisors, and co-workers
  • Maintain a good attendance record
  • Demonstrate the ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with fellow employees.  Work well with the public, supervisors, and co-workers

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Sitting for extended periods of time with fine manipulation skills and dexterity of hands and fingers required to operate computer keyboard and other office equipment; reaching overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally, bending at the waist and kneeling or crouching to retrieve files from cabinets and shelves; hearing and speaking to exchange information in person or on the telephone and seeing to read various documents related to assigned activities. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.  Some field work is required requiring the ability to drive to field sites; walking around construction sites and undeveloped field sites and speaking/hearing to exchange information.  Field conditions may include climbing into and out of excavation sites and trenches; driving stakes, and occasionally lifting up to 50 pounds. There is some exposure to noise, fumes, dust, chemicals, traffic, confined spaces, and odors as well as to poor ventilation, slippery work surfaces, and the hazards related to conditions at work zones with dangerous machinery and equipment.

EDUCATION & TRAINING

High school diploma or equivalent required.  Advanced training or experience in computer aided drafting, personal computers and software is highly desirable.

Must possess and maintain a valid Arkansas Driver’s License and be insurable by the carrier providing automotive insurance coverage to the Springdale Water and Sewer Commission.

  • Salary range is $20.41- $30.63 DOE

Interested individuals can apply by clicking the apply here button below or by e-mail to [email protected].

This job posting will remain open until filled.

Springdale Water provides an exceptional benefit package and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

08/25/2021

Springdale Water Utilities is now accepting applications for the position of Collection Operator

JOB SUMMARY

Working under the direction of the Collection Supervisor and supervision of the Distribution Director and the Collection Manager, this individual is a member of a two-man crew working in the water distribution and sanitary sewer collection systems owned, operated, and maintained by Springdale Water Utilities, hereinafter referred to as the Utility. The collection system crew is charged with the primary responsibility of cleaning sanitary sewers and interceptors, manholes, siphons, lift station wetwells and other facilities used in the Utility’s collection, pumping, and treatment systems; however, it is expected to perform other duties in the Utility’s water distribution and sanitary sewer system as directed by the Distribution Director.  Members of the collection crew are responsible for ensuring appropriate health and safety measures are executed. This is a safety sensitive position. Pre-employment and random drug testing are required per DOT regulations.

This position is required to be on call (duty assignment) at scheduled weekly intervals and to be available for working outside normal business hours.

 GENERAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES  

Members of the collection crew are assigned the responsibility of operating specialized equipment used to clean and remove accumulated debris and other foreign material in the Utility’s sanitary sewer collection system.  Since this crew operates and maintains high pressure sewer cleaning equipment, it is frequently called upon to remove blockages that can result in overflows and sewer backups.  From time to time this crew will assist with other maintenance duties in the sewer and water systems.  Work assignments shall include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Using specialized equipment, clean and remove all accumulated debris and foreign matter from sewer lines, manholes, wetwells and other sewer system facilities
  • Assist the camera crew in the identification of sources of extraneous water, defective pipe and joints, root infestation, and other conditions which would interfere with the efficient transportation of wastewater in the collection system
  • Respond to emergency conditions requiring the removal of blockages in sewer services, mains, siphons, and manholes
  • Install, calibrate, maintain, and retrieve data from flow monitoring devices used to identify line segments and mini-systems with excessive infiltration and inflow
  • Perform smoke testing and dye tracing to identify points of infiltration and inflow
  • Update maps of the Utility’s sanitary sewer system
  • Provide reports and video recordings of deficiencies in the sewer system
  • Perform other duties required to improve the operations and efficiency of the sewer collection, pumping and treatment systems
  • Assist with the housekeeping, cleaning, and maintenance of workplace facilities
  • Clean and maintain all vehicles, equipment, and tools assigned to the crew
  • Assist other Utility crews and divisions, when called upon, in the maintenance, repairs, and minor construction of the Utility’s water and wastewater systems
  • Perform other duties as assigned

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES TO MEET JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Demonstrate the ability to understand operational principles of a sewer system
  • Capable of operating, maintaining, and performing minor repairs to specialized equipment and tools used to clean and inspect municipal sewers
  • Demonstrate the ability to work safely and efficiently
  • Demonstrate the ability to understand and interpret verbal and written instructions, and write clearly and comprehensibly
  • Maintain a good attendance record
  • Demonstrate the ability to meet schedules and timelines
  • Demonstrate the ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with fellow employees.  Work well with the public and supervisors.

EDUCATION & TRAINING

High school diploma or equivalent required. Obtain, within three (3) years, a Class II Water Distribution Operator’s License issued by the Arkansas Department of Health. Employees in this position are strongly encouraged to obtain a Class IV Water Distribution Operator’s License. The Utility’s compensation system is designed to motivate employees to contribute to the maximum of their ability by compensating based on their job performance and meeting licensing requirements. Inability to obtain proper licenses, within a year of being eligible to test, will result in a decrease of potential merit increases. Employee must obtain and maintain, within 6 months, a State of Arkansas Commercial Driver’s License commensurate with work duties and remain insurable by the carrier providing automotive insurance coverage to the Springdale Water and Sewer Commission.

  • Salary range is $21.37-$32.06 DOE

Interested individuals can apply by clicking the apply here button below or by e-mail to [email protected].

This job posting will remain open until filled.

Springdale Water provides an exceptional benefit package and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

08/27/2021

Springdale Water Utilities is now accepting applications for the position of Meter Reader

JOB SUMMARY

Travels assigned routes and takes readings of water meter dial, inputs data into handheld computer to determine consumption and provide the necessary information for accurate utility billing.  Note any changes in consumption, location of meter, or meter condition. (In terms of leakage, damage, or malfunction). This position is required to be on call (duty assignment) at scheduled weekly intervals and to be available for working outside normal business hours.  This is a safety sensitive position.

 GENERAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Perform physically demanding work including the reading of water meters, turning on and off water meters, removal of materials from the City’s water meter boxes to insure proper functioning.  Respond to and resolve customer requests, complaints, and inquires.  Respond to emergency calls after hours.  Operate and maintain company vehicle in a safe and appropriate manner.  Interact in a professional and respectful manner with the staff and public.  Perform other duties and responsibilities as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES TO MEET JOB REQUIREMENTS

Knowledge of geography and street locations within the City.  Knowledge of layout of meter locations within the City.  Knowledge of methods, equipment, and materials used in meter reading.  Knowledge of record keeping techniques.  Knowledge of interpersonal skills in using tact, patience, and courtesy.  Ability to work independently with little direction.  Ability to walk for extended periods of time over considerable distances.  Maintain a good attendance record.  Demonstrate the ability to work safely and efficiently.  Demonstrate the ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with co-workers.  Work well with the public and supervisors.

EDUCATION & TRAINING

High school diploma or equivalent required.  Must possess and maintain a valid Arkansas Drivers License commensurate with work duties and be insurable by the carrier providing automotive insurance coverage for the Springdale Water and Sewer Commission.

Class IV Water Distribution Operator’s License issued by the Arkansas Department of Health is desired.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Reading meters requires considerable physical activity and outdoor work, in inclement weather, and varying temperatures.  Walking for extended period of time, manual dexterity to operate a hand-held computer, visual acuity to accurately read meters and other work-related materials, speak and hear to exchange information, climb, kneel, bend, or squat down in order to remove debris or read meters.  Gaining access to meters requires lifting meter covers weighing up to 10 pounds; lifting of meters up to 20 pounds; and occasionally lifting and/or moving up to 50 pounds.  There is occasional to frequent exposure (varying by season) to yard and garden environments beyond the employer’s ability to control.  Exposure includes dogs, poison ivy/oak, and pollens.  Meter readers are expected to observe safety precautions while working in/near streets, highways and other public thoroughfares.

  • Salary range is $20.41-30.63 DOE

Interested individuals can apply by clicking the apply here button below or by e-mail to [email protected].

This job posting will remain open until filled.

Springdale Water provides an exceptional benefit package and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

10/13/2021

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