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Employer: Reno County
Division: County Public Works Department
Job Title: Utility Technician/Equipment Operator II
Salary: $0 

Job Description:

Employer:     Reno County                                                                                                    

Department:  Public Works

Job Title:  Utility Technician/Equipment Operator II

Salary:  $17.71 - $20.94/hourly

Job Number:  1151RN – Position Open Until Filled

Position Opened:  4/20/17

Job Objectives:

Responsible for the operation of the Reno County sewer and water districts to KDHE and EPA standards to include all testing and monitoring required by the Kansas water pollution control permits.  Performs skilled inspections for the water/sewer districts.

Essential Job Functions:

Check operational parameters of the sewer and water districts as required.  Perform required testing and sample collection for KDHE compliance as required.  Keep records for all operational parameters and equipment as required.  Skilled inspection of water and sewer service connections.  Read all water meters, record readings and complete all associate reporting.  Locate water and sewer mains, services and valves for dig-safe requests.  Check security of buildings, gates and padlocks at each district.  Check each water and sewer system and perform scheduled maintenance as directed to include, flushing water mains, hydrants and sewer mains, maintaining pumps, valves, water wells and sewer treatment equipment to include electrical controls.  Responsible for the inventory of all sewer and water districts.  Checks and services incoming freight for accuracy before unloading.  On call as required for any standby emergency issues with the water and/or sewer districts.  Perform emergency operations such as snow and ice removal.  Maintain written records as required for completion of daily task sheets.  Perform normal cleanup in work areas.  Assess, troubleshoot and determine solutions for operational problems at sewer and water districts.  Resolve problems relative to position duties and recognize when to ask for assistance from management.

Job Standards:

Minimum level high school graduate or have an equivalent general education development certificate (GED).  Previous three (3) years-experience working with sewer and water construction.  Knowledge of workings of wastewater treatment and collection systems and water supply and distribution systems and equipment.  Possess and maintain Class I Sewer and Class I Water Operator Certificates as required by KDHE.  Water operation certification training required by KDHE, 10 hours every two years.  Sewer operation certification training required by KDHE, 10 hours every two years.  Possess and maintain a valid Kansas Driver’s License when reporting to duty.  Obtain a Class B CDL “Learner’s Permit” within 30 days of employment.  Upon completed training by County forces must be able to obtain Class B CDL.

Testing/Screening Requested:

Must pass pre-employment Physical Capacity Profile and Drug Screen.


Operate all job related machinery, equipment, tools and other aids as required, necessary, or needed in the performance of these job functions.

Work Environment:

5% indoor and 95% outdoors.  Will be exposed to summer heat and winter cold.  Exposure to other extreme weather conditions.  Work areas may be dusty.  Occasional exposure to poisonous insects, animals and plants.  At times will work in close proximity of public traffic.  Periodic use of materials, which have an MSDS report on how to safely handle them.

This position may be filled or closed to further application without notice.

Reno County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Reno County is an at-will, equal opportunity employer.  Reno County provides Family Medical Leave (FMLA) benefits to eligible, covered employees.  Reno County considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, age (40+), disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected status under local, state, or federal law.  Reno County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities.  If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Renee Harris, Reno County Human Resources by phone at (620-694-2988) or by email at renee.harris@renogov.org.  Applications must be submitted on www.hrepartners.com.  You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate.

Reno County prohibits employment of family members when such employment will create a situation where one person is in the direct chain of command and supervises, manages, or will be supervised or managed by another family member.  Family members are defined as spouses, biological parents, children and siblings, in-laws, grandparent, grandchildren, aunt, uncle, niece, nephew, adoptive parents, children and siblings who share (or have shared) the same household, step-parents, step-children, and step-siblings who share (or have shared) the same household, or individuals with whom an employee has a close personal relationship such as domestic partners, cohabitants, and significant others.  Employees are expected to disclose relationships covered by this policy whenever they come into existence.

Vacancy Number: 1151RN

Open Date: 4/20/2017 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: