Wastewater Maintenance Technician II

  • City of Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Jul 14, 2024
Full Time Building Maintenance Public Health Water and Wastewater Treatment
  • Salary: $26.92 - $36.36 Hourly USD

Job Description


At Scottsdale Water, we pride ourselves on delivering superior quality water and service to the Scottsdale community. Our employees ensure a safe, sustainable drinking water system, operate an innovative water reclamation system and help Scottsdale Water consistently maintain its position as one of the nation's most advanced and efficient water utilities.

We value our employees and challenge them to constantly improve how we do business. Our team is made up of professionals from all disciplines - engineering, finance, operations, laboratory science, chemistry, public relations, hydrology, customer service, electrical, maintenance and so much more.
About The Position
This position performs a variety of skilled work in maintaining and repairing the City's wastewater reclamation transmission, regulatory and related equipment.

The City of Scottsdale offers a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • 12 Paid Holidays, which includes 1 Floating Holiday
  • Vacation Accrual; starts at 10.3 hours/month
  • Sick Leave Accrual; 8 hours/month
  • Medical (which includes behavioral health coverage), Dental and Vision Benefits
  • City Paid Basic Life Insurance (equal to one times employee annual salary); option of Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement; $2,500/year
  • Participation in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) Defined benefit plan with mandatory employer and employee contributions currently at 12.29% which includes a Long-Term Disability benefit
  • Supplemental 457 Retirement Plans through Nationwide
  • Pet Insurance
  • Bilingual pay compensation
  • For a more detailed overview of the employee benefits, click here .

Selection Process
The application and supplemental questions are an integral part of the selection process and must be completed in full in order for you to be considered as a candidate. Please complete each section and answer all questions as thoroughly as possible. DO NOT state "See Resume" in lieu of answering. Unanswered questions, incomplete responses, omissions, or partial information may result in disqualification from the selection process.

Applicants whose education, training and experience most closely meet the needs of the position may be invited to participate in a selection process that may include a panel interview. Successful candidates will receive a post-offer, pre-employment background screening that may include:
  • Fingerprinting search of the national FBI Database
  • Criminal Background screening
  • Drug Screen
  • 39-Month Motor Vehicle Department Records Check
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The City of Scottsdale reserves the right to change this process at any time, potentially without advance notice.

Years of experience are based on a work schedule of 2,080 hours per year for full-time positions and 1,040 hours per year for part-time positions, and while work experience may substitute for education on a year-for-year basis, depending upon the job classification, education may not be substituted for work experience.

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience:
  • A High School diploma or General Educational Development (GED) equivalent.
  • One year experience in water pump operation and water delivery systems.
Licensing, Certifications and Other Requirements
The Scottsdale Water Resources Division offers an Operator Certification Incentive Program up to $750.00 per certification for those employees who obtain certifications above what is required of their positions. The department recognizes the intrinsic value of operator certifications and the added value to the city of having a workforce that possess them.
All Assignments:
  • Must possess and maintain a valid, unrestricted driver's license with no major citations within the past 39 months prior to the start date.
  • Individuals in this classification must possess, or obtain within six months of promotion or hire, a valid, unrestricted Arizona Class "B" Commercial Driver License (CDL). Water assignment requires with air brake and hazmat endorsement; Wastewater assignment requires with no air brake restriction, if applicable. As a condition of continued employment, an individual of this classification must maintain a valid Arizona Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with appropriate endorsements, and will be subject to unannounced alcohol and drug testing, as required by law.
  • Must possess, or obtain within one year of hire - 40 hour HAZWOPER certification.
  • Must possess, or obtain within one year of hire a general backflow device tester in the State of Arizona.
  • Every person employed by the City of Scottsdale shall reside in the State of Arizona during his or her active employment by the City, regardless of whether the employee is approved to remote work.
Depending on the job discipline obtain one of the following:
Wastewater Assignment:
  • Must possess or obtain a Grade I operator certification within one year of hire or promotion from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality within the disciplines of Wastewater Treatment or Wastewater Collection.
Other pertinent licenses and/or certifications may be required of some positions depending on department/section assignment.

Essential Functions

  • Maintains pumps, piping, tanks, valves, switches, diesel and natural gas generators at City water and wastewater treatment plants along with well sites, booster stations, reservoirs and sewer lift stations.
  • Performs maintenance and control work on chlorination equipment, pump control valves, various pressure control valves; adjusts system to meet specific demands; replaces pump packing and mechanical seals; repairs hydrostatic drives for pumps; repairs and troubleshoots air compressors and vacuum pumps; maintains voltage and oil supply in the City's pumps and auxiliary equipment.
  • Installs and makes repairs on water lines, valves, sewage stations and other components of pump stations.
  • Performs construction and fabrication at work sites.
  • Investigates complaints regarding loss of water pressure and quality of water and makes necessary adjustments; takes water samples and performs quality tests on water complaints; and responds to water related emergencies.
  • Adjusts telemetry system to meet water usage demands; makes program adjustment on main computer for telemetry system.
  • Operates a motor vehicle to travel to various worksites in order to maintain and repair the City's water or wastewater reclamation transmission, regulatory and related equipment.

Work Environment/Physical Demands

  • Moderate exposure to dust, noise, inclement weather, temperature extremes and unpleasant odors.
  • Lift and carry heavy objects (50 pounds or more with assistance) both short and long distances.
  • Walk up and down stairs, climb ladders and walk over rough terrain.
  • Operate motor vehicle to travel to/from various locations.
  • Work rotating weekend shifts, holidays and a call-out schedule.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: It is the policy of the city to provide employment opportunities to all persons based solely on ability, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability.
When advised, reasonable accommodations will be made in order for an "otherwise qualified applicant" with a disability to participate in any phase of the recruitment process. Please contact Human Resources to request an accommodation.
Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting HR at (480) 312-2491. Requests should be made 24 hours in advance or as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. For TTY users, the Arizona Relay Service (1-800-367-8939) may contact HR at (480) 312-2491.
This position description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the position change.
Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

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