Collection Operator I (Wastewater Dept.) | City of Coeur d’Alene
The City of Coeur d’Alene is seeking a Collection Operator I for the Wastewater Department to perform diverse office and field duties including semi-skilled installation, maintenance & repair duties of the city’s wastewater collection system and sewer pump stations as well as responding to public inquiries & problems, including operating heavy equipment.
The position requires a High school diploma or GED, construction experience, working knowledge in field locating sewer mains, three (3) years previous experience performing similar duties in the construction industry, Idaho Collection Operator I License preferred (CEUs are required each year to maintain certification) or must obtain within 1 year from date of hire, Class “B” CDL w/ air brakes and tanker endorsement within 6 months from date of hire, Flagger certification, CPR and First Aid certification required; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the essential functions of the position may be considered.
Starting wage is $16.84 per hour, eligible for an increase after 12-months of service with a standard or above evaluation. The position is supplemented by a generous benefit package (summary of benefits) and membership in PERSI (Public Employee Retirement System of Idaho) is required.
Job application and announcement available on website, www.cdaid.org, or City Hall, 710 E. Mullan Ave., CDA (208) 769-2205. Application with resume deadline is Friday, July 20, 2018 at 5pm.
Classification Summary: The primary function of an employee in this class is to perform diverse
office and field duties for the Wastewater Department, including semi-skilled installation,
maintenance & repair duties of the city wastewater collection system including sewer pump stations
as well as responding to public inquiries & problems, including operating heavy equipment. This is
an on-call position. The work is performed under the direct supervision of the Collection
Supervisor. The position works in a treatment plant and outdoor environment where the noise levels
are generally moderate but may be higher with exposure to heavy equipment. Hazards include exposure
to adverse weather conditions, hazardous gases and vapors, and working around power tools, light,
and heavy equipment.
Wages and Benefits: Starting wage is $16.84 per hour, eligible for a five percent increase after
12-months of service with standard or above evaluations. This position is supplemented by a
generous benefit package (summary of benefits) and membership in PERSI (Public Employee Retirement
System of Idaho) is required.
Acceptable Experience and Training:
• High school diploma or GED; and
• Construction experience;
• Working knowledge in field locating sewer mains;
• Three (3) years previous experience performing similar duties in the construction industry,
• Idaho Collection Operator I License preferred (CEUs are required each year to maintain
certification) or must obtain within 1 year from date of hire.
• Class “B” CDL w/ air brakes and tanker endorsement within 6 months from date of hire;
• Flagger certification required;
• CPR and First Aid certification required; or
• Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and
abilities necessary to perform the essential functions of the position may be considered.
The requirements listed below are representative of the minimum knowledge, skill, and/or ability
required for an individual to satisfactorily perform each essential duty satisfactorily and be
successful in the position.
• Methods, equipment, materials, tools, and standard practices for the installation, operation,
maintenance, and repair of a public wastewater collection system and treatment facility;
• City, state, federal, and other applicable laws, ordinances, and regulations applicable to the
maintenance and operation of a wastewater collection system and treatment facility;
• Hazards and safety measures specific to wastewater collection and treatment
including, but not limited to, hazardous chemicals, hazardous gases and vapors, confined space
entry, open trenches, and working around power tools, and light and heavy construction equipment;
• Operation and maintenance of hand tools;
• Operation and maintenance of power tools;
• Operation and maintenance of light and heavy construction equipment;
• Safety aspects involved in the use of heavy and construction equipment;
• Equipment and tool operation and maintenance practices;
• Personal computer operation and related applications software including database and word
• Public sector, government, or related environment and operations, including general
municipal management terminology, codes, acts, and regulations.
Skills & Ability to:
• Learn and apply Federal (EPA) and State (DEQ) water quality standards;
• Learn and apply Federal (OSHA) regulations and City policies regarding safe work;
• Follow written and oral instructions;
• Perform basic mathematical computations;
• Work independently with little or no instruction;
• Exercise initiative, independent judgment, and act resourcefully;
• Create and maintain comprehensive records and files;
• Read and interpret meters, gauges, control panels, and testing and monitoring equipment;
• Operate and adjust manual and automated valve, pump, and control systems;
• Operate a motor vehicle;
• Operate heavy equipment;
• Operate hand tools;
• Operate standard office equipment, including a computer using program applications appropriate
to assigned duties;
• Make visual inspections and adjust processes accordingly;
• Prepare written reports and maintain system performance records;
• Demonstrate integrity and ingenuity in the performance of assigned tasks and solving problems;
• Perform all duties in accordance with City policies and procedures with regard for personal
safety and that of other employees and the public;
• Communicate effectively with the public and other employees.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities (illustrative only and may vary by assignment)
• Responds to problems and customer questions, requests, comments, and complaints both in the
field and in the office;
• Operates hydro-cleaner, Rod Truck and CCTV Unit;
• Operates backhoe, forklift, dump truck, jet cleaner and rod trucks, and snow removal equipment
• Operates variety of hand tools and power tools;
• Performs minor repairs to storm and sanitary sewer lines; and adjustments and repairs to sewer
• Installs short sections of sewer pipe;
• Performs daily maintenance to lift stations, assures proper operation of pumps and telemetry
system, makes minor electrical changes or repairs as needed;
• Responds to customer complaints regarding sewer backups;
• Participates in work zone safety procedures including traffic flagging, setting up warning
signs as required by State and Federal regulations;
• Designs, installs, modifies, repairs, operates and troubleshoots electrical systems;
• Maintains buildings and grounds;
• Operates a variety of hand tools and power equipment including but not limited to
jackhammers, electrical testing equipment, metal detector and welder;
• Monitors electronic SCADA system for control of lift stations;
Other Duties and Responsibilities
• Must be willing to work on-call, shift work and 24 hour standby;
• Performs other related duties as required.
Physical Demands& Work Environment:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by
an employee to
successfully perform the essential functions of this classification. Reasonable accommodations
may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While
performing the duties of this classification, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk,
sit, stoop, kneel, bend, climb and work on a ladder, use hands to manipulate and make adjustments
to tools used in performing the essential functions of the classification, and reach with hands
and arms. The employee may work in confined spaces. The employee must frequently lift
and/or move up to 50 pounds and, infrequently, up to 90 pounds. Specific vision abilities required
by this classification include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral
vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Sufficient clarity of speech and
hearing abilities required by this classification includes those which permit the
employee to discern verbal instructions and communicate effectively in person and by
telephone and to discern safety warnings such as alarms and emergency warning sounds, including
vehicle backup warnings. While performing the duties of this classification, the employee works in
a public building setting where the noise level in the work environment is usually moderate and an
outdoor environment that includes exposure to power and construction equipment with elevated noise
levels, street traffic, hazardous chemicals, and inclement weather.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applicants meeting the qualification requirements are invited to submit a
completed City of Coeur d’Alene Employment Application and Resume to the Human Resources Office,
City Hall, 710 Mullan, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814. Application deadline is Friday, July 20, 2018.
Applications will be screened, and those applicants with the most appropriate qualifications will
be invited for further testing. If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation for the
recruitment process due to a disability, please provide a written request and submit with your City
of Coeur d’Alene application.
The City of Coeur d’Alene is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all persons
without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation,
gender identity, disability, veteran status, or any other applicable legally protected status.