Distribution Systems Operator Trainee
While other Employers might offer competitive pay, Washington County Government offers a full, comprehensive compensation package worthy of your time and talents.
Please take a look at what you can expect to earn as a Distribution Systems Operator Trainee during your first year as a full time Employee with Washington County Government:
- Six (6) Paid Personal Days
- Ten (10) Paid Vacation Days
- Fourteen (14) Paid Holidays
- Fifteen (15) Paid Sick Days
- County and Employee funded “Cadillac” Healthcare including Health, Prescription, Dental and Vision Coverage for under $1.00 / hour (Employee Only)
- County Paid Employee Assistance Plan
- County Paid Life Insurance
- County Paid Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
- County Paid Short Term Disability Insurance
- County Paid Long Term Disability Insurance
- Up to $2,500.00 Annual Tuition Reimbursement Assistance
- County and Employee funded Defined Pension Plan (According to CNN.com, only 4% of Workers in the Private Sector have Defined Pension Plans).
- Vested in just five (5) years.
- Credit for Prior Military Service and Unused Paid Sick Days.
- The gratification and fulfillment of serving Taxpayers and Citizens of Washington County, Maryland.
- An Annual Salary of $33,197.00 (Non-negotiable)
Note: Progression to Distribution Systems Operator (Grade 9 @ Annual Salary of $38,688.00) upon passing Maryland Class 1 Water Distribution exam or possession of Maryland Class 1 Water Distribution License.
If our Distribution Systems Operator Trainee, comprehensive compensation package interests you, please continue reading through our job posting to learn more about the position’s duties, responsibilities, prerequisites, etc. and apply online today.
Distribution Systems Operator Trainee
GENERAL DEFINITION OF WORK:
Responsible for the daily checking, maintenance, and operations of the county owned water distribution system. Responsibilities include the quarterly meter readings, set up and read quarterly deduct meter accounts, take monthly water and gas reading for Valicor, work with Budget and Finance to post 48 hour notices throughout system including disconnecting and reconnecting services, work with Billing Department to handle customer service issues as well as maintain all associated equipment and individual services. Direction is given by the Distribution Systems Manager.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/TYPICAL TASKS:
(These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.)
- Assist Distribution Systems Manager in operating county owned water distribution systems of Highfield, Elk Ridge, Mt Aetna, Sandy Hook, and Sharpsburg. Duties include, but are not limited to troubleshooting problems, handling service calls with the public, and performing operational/maintenance programs. Assist Treatment Plant personnel as needed.
- Perform water distribution functions as assigned for contract operation systems.
- Post customer notifications perform service disconnects/reconnects, and handle customer service complaints.
- Assist with the County’s meter reading program.
- Assist with the County Water Meter Replacement Program
- Position is required to make entries into confined spaces on a weekly/ daily basis depending on the duty being performed.
- Maintains daily log of operations performed, including but not limited to flow records, customer issues and tests results.
- Assist with the fire hydrant flushing and valve exercising programs for the distribution systems.
- Collects samples and perform specialized testing such as flow test and chlorine testing as required. (Routine samples are collected by Treatment Plant Personnel).
- Locates water lines as part of Miss Utility program.
- Assist Maintenance Department with leak detection and repair.
- Perform routine inspection of system water tanks and help with any rehabilitation and repair work.
- Maintain good public relations, while in the community and on service calls.
- Performs all related duties as may be required of the position
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- Advanced mechanical/ electrical skills and knowledge.
- Ability to operate hand tools, as well as specialized tools and equipment.
- Ability work and communicate with the public.
- Willingness to be on call 24 hours per day.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
- High School Diploma.
- Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing experience preferred.
- Experience in Water/Wastewater operations or related field preferred.
A comparable amount of training and experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications.
This is a heavy work position requiring exertion of 100+ pounds of force occasionally, up to 75 pounds frequently, and up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Work requires climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, and repetitive motions. Vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels. Visual acuity is required for color perception, visual inspection involving small defects and/ or small parts, assembly or fabrication of parts at or within arm- length, operation of machines, including office machines, operation of motor vehicles and/ or equipment, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities. The worker is subject to internal and external environmental conditions, extreme cold, extreme heat, extreme noise, vibration, hazards such as traffic, engulfment ,as well as electrical, atmospheric conditions ,chemicals , oils, fuel, etc.…The worker may also be exposed to blood borne pathogens, and will be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment.
Applicant must possess a valid driver’s license and be able to obtain the required Maryland Distribution Certification for water within four years of employment.
- Progression to Distribution Systems Operator (Grade 9) upon passing Maryland Class 1 Water Distribution exam.
- Must obtain any other applicable certifications.
- Position is considered an essential employee.
Progression to Distributions System Operator (Grade 9) upon successfully passing Class 1 Water Distribution licensing exam.
Applicant must be legally authorized to work in the United States and willing to provide unexpired USCIS Form I-9 employment eligibility verification documentation upon request.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential tasks.
Ways to Apply:
- Visit our website at https://www.washco-md.net/jobs/
- Complete and email an Application to [email protected]
- Complete and mail Application to:
Washington County Human Resources Department,
100 W. Washington Street, Room 2300,
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740.
Internal Candidates are required to use an Internal Application (including resume) when applying.
Washington County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Individuals requiring special accommodations or assistance are requested to contact the Human Resources Department at 240-313-2350, Voice or TDD (D/HH use 711) M/F/H/V
DEADLINE FOR FILING APPLICATIONS WITH HUMAN RESOURCES:
Friday, September 30th, 2022 @ 4:00pm