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Employer: City of Ottawa
Division: Utilities
Job Title: WD/WC Maintenance Worker I
Salary: $13.10 Hourly

Job Description:


Position Title:                    Water Distribution/Wastewater Collection Maintenance Worker I

Department:                      Utilities/Water Distribution/Wastewater Collection



Under the supervision of the Water Distribution/Wastewater Collection Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent, or Crew Chief, the Water Distribution/Wastewater Collection Maintenance Worker I makes repairs and performs maintenance on all aspects of the water distribution and sewer collection system.  Examples of duties would be assisting with the repairs and replacement of valves, hydrants, water taps, and meters.  This employee will assist with the safe operation of heavy equipment used in the performance of assigned tasks.


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Salary Range:             $13.10 - $17.69 depending on qualifications

Date Opened:             September 27, 2017

Date Closed:               October 29, 2017

Hours:                         7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday – Friday.  Overtime and Emergency Call Outs as required.


E-Mail Confirmation:  After your application has been received by the City of Ottawa, you will receive confirmation by e-mail (if provided).  Please check your SPAM filter or JUNK Mail for an e-mail from HumanResources@ottawaks.gov.  If you have not received information within 48 hours of submitting your application, please call 785-229-3634 to verify application has been received.


For additional information, contact Human Resources at 785-229-3634 or e-mail humanresources@ottawaks.gov.


Additional Information:

High School Diploma or GED required.

Requires possession of a valid Kansas Commercial Driver’s License (CDL Class B with air brakes and tanker endorsements) within six months of employment.

Must be insurable by the City’s insurance carrier.

More than one year of water distribution, sewer collection system maintenance, and construction or related experience preferred.

Knowledge of water and sewer construction materials, measurements, and equipment maintenance.

The City of Ottawa conducts background checks and drug screening on all potential candidates.

Anyone with a disability who needs a reasonable accommodation related to a selection process is requested to contact the Human Resources Department at 785-229-3634 at least two days prior to the scheduled test or interview.


The City of Ottawa is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

The City of Ottawa is a nationally recognized Playful City USA community.




Job Title                            Water Distribution/Wastewater Collection Maintenance Worker I

Department                       Utilities/Water Distribution/Wastewater Collection

Reports To                        Water Distribution/Wastewater Collection Superintendent    

FLSA Status                      Non-Exempt (eligible for overtime pay)

Salary Grade                      6

Retirement                        KPERS

OSHA                                Trenching/Excavation, Confined Space Entry, Hazard Communications, Bloodborne Pathogens

DOT                                   Substance Abuse & Alcohol Misuse Policy for Commercial Driver’s License Holder

Last Update                       April 2015


This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees may be required to follow other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties as requested, subject to all applicable state and federal laws. Certain job functions described herein may be subject to possible modification in accordance with applicable state and federal laws.



The Water Distribution/Wastewater Collection Maintenance Worker I makes repairs and performs maintenance on all aspects of the water distribution and sewer collection system.


Essential Job Functions


  • Assist in the maintenance, installation, and repair of water and sewer mains.
  • Locate and mark underground water and sewer utilities.
  • Assist in the operation of heavy equipment such as backhoe, trencher, tamper, jackhammer, cut-off saw, trucks, camera van, and augers.
  • Flush and chlorinate water lines to protect the health of the public.
  • Communicate with the general public and respond to inquiries/problems with water and sewer utilities.
  • Assist in making taps of new water service lines, repairing hydrants, and replacing water valves and meters.
  • Notify supervisor of need for maintenance and repair of equipment.
  • Inspect sewer lines using camera van.


Ancillary Job Functions


  • Serve on 24/7 on-call rotation and respond to emergencies after hours and on weekends.
  • Keep paperwork up to date and report regularly to supervisor.
  • Comply with all City ordinances and policies.
  • Assist other departments and perform other related duties as assigned.




Education and Experience – An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience will be considered.


  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must obtain a valid CDL, Class B, with airbrakes and tanker endorsements within the first six months of employment.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities which may be representative, but not all-inclusive, of those commonly associated with this position.


  • Knowledge of water and sewer distribution/collection systems.
  • Knowledge of water and sewer construction materials, measurements, and equipment maintenance.
  • Ability to operate job-related equipment as detailed in Essential Job Functions.
  • Strong verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with other employees, City officials, business entities, and the general public.
  • Ability to use good judgment and think quickly and rationally in difficult or stressful situations.


Work Environment – Environmental or atmospheric conditions commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job.


  • May be required to work in confined spaces, hazardous traffic conditions, or high/dangerous places.
  • May be exposed to wet/humid conditions, inclement outdoor weather, vibration, mechanical oils, airborne particles/fumes, moving mechanical parts, risk of electrical shock, potentially hazardous bodily fluids, potentially hazardous or cancer-causing agents/chemicals, or very loud noise levels.


Physical Abilities commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job. The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


  • Must be able to talk, hear, grasp, push, stand, walk, drive, reach with hands/arms, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, climb, balance, operate mechanical equipment, and move up and down from/to sitting position on the floor.
  • Must be able to have repetitive wrist/hand/finger movement and manual dexterity.
  • Must have precise hand-eye coordination, clarity of vision, three-dimensional vision, and ability to identify/distinguish colors.
  • Must be able to occasionally lift 100 or more pounds.
  • Regular attendance is a necessary and essential function.

Vacancy Number: ott09272017-01

Open Date: 9/27/2017 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: 10/29/2017 11:59:59 PM