The duties of the Lead Certified Water Operator include leading and coordinating the work required to operate, test, maintain, repair, construct and replace components of the water supply, pumping, storage and distribution systems, including proper restoration of streets, alleys and right-of-ways. The Lead Certified Operator is responsible for successful completion of work assignments through the oversight of crews, inspecting work, and coordination of daily work schedules of both City staff and contractors, as well as, ensuring that work and safety rules are followed including Public Works Department safety practices and OSHA, IDOL, and IEPA regulations. This position will use a wide variety of manual and powered equipment, including but not limited to, backhoe, end loader, bobcat, power saws, compressors, tampers, jackhammers, excavator, pumps, power tools, hydro stop, tapping machine, etc. In addition, the Lead Certified Water Operator collects samples and performs tests for water quality analysis and operates, inspects, maintains and repairs the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system. This position may work scheduled overtime, will respond to emergency situations, and will support other city departments/divisions in the abatement of emergency situations. This position may become Acting Division Manager when the need arises.
This position requires a high school diploma or equivalent, possession of an Illinois class B Water Supply Operator license, and a valid CDL with appropriate endorsements or acquires one within 6 months of hire.
Applicants must have a minimum of five (5) years of experience in water supply, public works and/or construction industry and one (1) year of supervisory experience. Knowledge of water supply, pumping, storage and distribution systems and associated maintenance and repair methods, procedures, and techniques and the operation and maintenance of all pertinent machinery, equipment, and tools. Will work under varying environmental conditions, including working in confined spaces and lifting up to 80 pounds is required.
Effective interpersonal and written communication skills are critical to build rapport with co-workers, contractors, management, outside agencies, and the public. Computer skills utilizing software and applications to include, Outlook, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, GIS, Arcview, and Web Extender.
Applicants must be willing to carry a communication device 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to receive communication and respond to after-hours emergencies.
This position has residency requirements, which must be met within 1 year. (See attached) If selected, successful completion of a background check, physical, functional capacity evaluation, and drug screen are required.
Apply on line at www.stcharlesil.gov/jobs by April 12, 2017. Complete the employment application, including salary history. Resumes should be attached in the on-line application. Any additional documents may be sent to email@example.com. If you are unable to apply online, or for other assistance, please contact 630-377-4446.
The City of St. Charles is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Deserving of its reputation as the “Pride of the Fox River,” St. Charles is a premier community known for its historic downtown, significant architecture, beautiful neighborhoods, vibrant business and commercial areas, and progressive, innovative government. Located in the heart of bustling Kane County 35 miles west of downtown Chicago, St. Charles (population 31,834) is midway between the high gr...owth cities of Elgin and Aurora. Several state highways and county thoroughfares pass through St. Charles, adding to the City’s economic development appeal.