Water/Wastewater Equipment Operator II - Collections

  • San Marcos, TX
  • San Marcos, Texas
  • May 19, 2024
Full Time Construction and Skilled Trades Public Works Water and Wastewater Treatment
  • Salary: $23.69 - $29.62 Hourly USD

Job Description


Open Until Filled - Review 05/31/24

Coordinates, performs, and assists in supervising the maintenance and construction of the City's water/wastewater systems and related equipment; operates heavy equipment and maintains various types of maintenance equipment and tools; prepares and maintains departmental maintenance records; provides training and supervises the work activities of assigned personnel; and performs other related duties.


  • Participates in maintaining the City's water distribution and wastewater collection systems:
    • Installs and performs preventative maintenance to water/wastewater mains and services, wastewater taps, water meters, fire hydrants, wastewater service clean outs, and wastewater sample ports.
    • Maintains chemical sites used to manage grease control.
    • Utilizes Global Positioning System (GPS) to record the location of water/wastewater mains, vales, cleanouts, fire hydrants, meters, and meter boxes.
    • Conducts wastewater main and service line inspections using closed circuit television equipment.
    • Participates in the repair, testing, and replacement of water meters.
    • Performs utility locates and all necessary tasks associated with utility locates.
    • Operates and maintains work order and/or line locate request management systems.
Provides training and supervises the activities of field crew personnel; assigns work duties; monitors the progress and quality of work performed; prepares and maintains crew work schedules. Performs data entry; updates and maintains departmental records and databases; inputs work order and field data information; captures data from monitors and inspections. Miscellaneous:
  • Interacts and communicates with the public when conducting field work.
  • Operates and maintains crew vehicles and equipment; conducts vehicle inspections.
  • Attends and participates in meetings and training courses.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or required.

  • Trains and supervises the work activities of assigned personnel.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (Salary is dependent upon qualifications)

  • High School Diploma or equivalent is required.
  • Water/wastewater maintenance experience is preferred.
  • Class “D” Water or Class I Wastewater Collection certification is required within two (2) years of employment.
  • Class II Wastewater Collection and Class C Water Distribution certifications are required within four (4) years of employment or one and one-half (1½) years after internal promotion.
  • A Class “A” Commercial Driver’s License is required within one (1) year of employment. A Commercial Learner’s Permit (CLP) is required within 90 days of employment.
  • Must possess a valid Texas Driver’s License with an acceptable driving record.
  • Required to perform after hours standby duties.
  • Must be able to respond within 1 hour for emergency calls.


  • One (1) year closed circuit televising of wastewater/water or related utility and comprehensive coded condition report writing.


  • Must be able to read/comprehend municipal policies, equipment instruction/ training manuals, and maps.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills are required; must be able to maintain positive working relationships with City departments and personnel, outside agencies, contractors, vendors, and the general public.

Physical requirements include lifting up to 80 pounds occasionally. Subject to vision and hearing constantly; standing, walking, lifting, carrying, pushing/pulling, reaching and handling frequently; sitting, fine dexterity, kneeling, crouching, bending, twisting, climbing, balancing, talking and foot controls occasionally; crawling rarely.

Working conditions involve occasional exposure to variable and/or extreme weather conditions, vehicle traffic, heavy equipment, open trenches, confined spaces, hazardous chemicals, and infectious diseases. Utilizes confined space equipment or other personal protective equipment as required.

Safety Sensitive Position.

The City of San Marcos offers its employees a broad range of benefits to enhance their personal and occupational lives. We are committed to a total rewards strategy that provides employees with competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits, and an environment that supports a healthy work/life balance. 2023 Benefits Guide

Medical, Dental & Vision Coverage
  • United Healthcare
    • Choice Plus PPO Plan
    • Prescription Drug Plan
    • Wellness Initiatives
    • Virtual Doctor Visits 24/7
    • Dental Plan
Davis Vision Insurance
  • Base Vision Plan
  • Premium Vision Plan
  • Laser Vision Correction discounts
  • Texas MunicipalRetirement System (TMRS)
  • Mission Square Retirement Corporation - optional 457-deferred compensation plan & Roth IRA
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • City paid Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Voluntary Life, AD&D and Long Term Disability insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Vacation
  • Sick Leave
  • Holidays
  • Longevity Pay
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Activity Center Membership
  • Direct Deposit

The City of San Marcos strives to provide employees with an opportunity for a flexible and positive work/life balance. Employees in eligible positions are offered remote telework options of up to two days per week or 40% of an employee's scheduled work hours. Remote telework eligibility will be determined by department directors to ensure the City provides quality services.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

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