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Supervisor, Water Distribution & Sewer Collection job in Steamboat Springs

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Organization:  City of Steamboat Springs
Job Category:  Water and Sewers
Job Type:  Full Time
Country:  USA
State/Province:  Colorado (CO)
City:  Steamboat Springs
Salary and Benefits:  $24.48/hr. + DOQ

SUPERVISOR, Water Distribution & Sewer Collection - City of Steamboat Springs. Full-time, excellent benefits. $24.48/hr. + DOQ.

Performs supervisory, administrative, skilled, technical, and maintenance work in the planning, operation, repair, maintenance, and replacement of the City's water distribution and wastewater collection system.

Requires H.S. graduation, CDL, Class 2 Colorado water distribution and class 2 wastewater collection certification or reciprocity compatible certification, and 5-years of relevant experience including supervision of personnel.

Submit to: City of Steamboat Springs 137 10th Street, POB 775088, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477 by March 31. For application, requirements and complete position description go to www.steamboatsprings.net/jobs.aspx EOE.


Full Job Description:



Leads, directs and manages all field supervisory, administrative, skilled, technical, and maintenance work in the planning, operation, repair, maintenance, and replacement of the City's water distribution and wastewater collection system.




Works under the general supervision of the Distribution and Collection Systems. Manager.




Select, train, motivate, evaluate and exercise close supervision over assigned utility operators, equipment operators and meter technicians.




Shall be the Operator in Responsible Charge of the City’s Class II Water Distribution and Class II Wastewater Collection Systems.


Plans, schedules, implements and directs maintenance activities designed to provide quality water and sewer services for the City.


Assigns, supervises and administers the City’s water testing requirements.


Assigns, supervises and inspects the City’s backflow prevention program.


Assigns, supervises and inspects the City’s grease and sand/oil interceptor program.


Assigns, supervises and administers the water meter program.


Trains, supervises and disciplines employees performing the duties of operation, maintenance, repairs, and replacement of utility systems and related facilities.


Supervises the control and use of, and assumes responsibility for all materials, supplies and equipment used in the maintenance and repair of the City's utility systems. 


Prepares reports of work accomplished.


Requisitions needed supplies for the water and sewer division and maintains a variety of records relating to personnel, equipment, supplies, etc.


Provides recommendations on annual budget and future capital improvement projects.


Advises Manager and other city officials in matters relating to department activities.


Supervises, directs and monitors all water distribution operations.


Responds to customer service calls concerning complaints, arrears payments, or shut offs/turn ons of water service.


Supervises the repairs of water main breaks and leaks.


Operates the sewer system in the best possible manner and IAW state and federal guidelines to prevent sewer overflows.  Assures that all sewer blockages are removed as quickly as possible and any overflow is cleaned up and disinfected as quickly as possible.  Provides a written report to the Manager documenting all aspects of the overflow.


Supervises and directs all jetting and videos of sewer lines for the entire sewer system.


Supervises and directs the maintenance and flushing of all hydrants and documents completion of such actions.


Ensures that all necessary materials, supplies and equipment are available by maintaining an inventory of parts and materials and obtaining necessary parts, tools and supplies.


Obtains/maintains certification to operate equipment used to maintain all water utility components, such as backhoe, dump truck, tapping machine, jet rodder, sewer video equipment, compressor, jackhammer, locating devices, and other equipment.


Ensures the proper maintenance of equipment and tools by implementing systems for regular cleaning and checking of equipment and tools after use.


Administers the safety program for assigned utility operators and equipment operators by instructing individuals in proper safety procedures and monitoring work in progress.  Acts as the Competent Person, as defined by OSHA, for water and sewer construction and repair work involving City employees.


Assists in motivating and evaluating personnel.


Inspects and assists in the control and use of supplies and equipment used in the maintenance and repair of the City's utility system.


Maintains records and prepares activity reports as required. 




Serves on various employee or other committees as assigned.




Education and Experience:


  • (A)       Graduation from high school education or GED equivalent, and
  • (B)       Five (5) years of experience relating to repair and maintenance of water and wastewater systems with a minimum of three (3) years supervisory responsibility, or
  • (C)       Any equivalent combination of education and experience.


Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • (A)       Thorough knowledge of equipment, facilities, materials, methods and procedures used in utility systems maintenance.
  • (B)       Skill in operation of the listed tools and equipment.
  • (C)       Ability to guide, direct and motivate employees; Ability to organize and supervise the activities of operators performing maintenance and/or repair work; Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other departments and the public.
  • (D)       Thorough knowledge of workplace safety and OSHA regulations, especially as they relate to trench safety, confined space, and lockout/tagout.





Valid State Commercial Driver's license, or ability to obtain one.


Required to be “on-call” one week per month.


Shall possess Class II Distribution and Collection Certification.




Skill in operation of all tools and equipment used in maintenance of utility systems, including; medium to heavy equipment and motorized vehicles, including dump truck, pickup truck, utility truck, motor grader, street roller, tamper, plate compactor, saws, pumps, compressors, sanders, generators, tapping equipment, sewer video equipment, common hand and power tools, shovels, wrenches, detection devises, SCADA systems, etc.  Skill in use of mobile radio, smart-phone, personal computer including word processing and other software, copy and fax machine.




The physical demands described here 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 the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms.  The employee frequently is required to stand and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to walk; sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and smell.


The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.




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.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works in outside weather conditions including cold and snow. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and vibration.  The employee occasionally works in precarious places and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and risk of electrical shock.


Employee is subject to working in excavations, manholes and other confined spaces such as building crawl spaces.


The noise level in the work environment is usually loud in field settings, and moderately quiet in office settings.




Formal application, rating of education and experience; oral interview and reference check; job related tests may be required.


The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.


The job 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 job change.

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