Tech I, II, III and IV

City of Frederick | Frederick, MD

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Posted Date 3/03/2020
Description

The Tech I, II, III and IV positions perform general and increasingly skilled sewer maintenance work involving moderate responsibility, complexity and variety.  The employee, under general supervision of a foreman or other designated employee to supervise, assists in the activities involved with installing, maintenance, repairing, servicing, enlarging and relocating wastewater and storm water facilities.  The employee is considered 'essential personnel' and will be required to respond to emergencies as needed throughout the Department of Public Works.

Tech I (Grade 4)
  • Operates equipment, including but not limited to: pickup trucks, sewer cleaning and inspection equipment, air compressor, power mower, jack hammer, assist with the installation and maintenance of flow monitoring equipment and TV inspections
  • Uses hand tools, including but not limited to hammers, wrenches, saws, digging irons, sledgehammers, to maintain, repair or access wastewater and storm water collection system structures, mainlines, services, and facilities.
  • Performs preventative/routine maintenance and repairs on wastewater and storm water collection system structures, mainlines, services, and facilities.
  • Cleans wastewater and storm water collection system structures, mainlines, services, and facilities. As well as gutters, culverts, and other drainage structures.
  • Responds to and addresses initial service calls received by the department and works to resolve the complaints.
  • Enters data on work completed on spreadsheets and work order software. Access data from inspection software.
  • Reads and understands Utility and Site Plan Maps, both paper and electronic.
  • Locates and marks out the locations of the City's wastewater and storm water structures, mainlines, services, and facilities.
  • Enters and preforms work in confined spaces.
  • Assists with digging and back filling trenches for pipe repair or installation.
  • Assist in the installation, maintenance and repair of indoor and outdoor building plumbing and fixtures.
  • Assist in the set-up work zone and pedestrian controls. Flags traffic as required.
  • Hauls personnel, refuse, gravel, dirt, trash, etc. Plows snow and salts roads and walkways.
  • Cuts brush and weeds; spreads sand and salt on slick and hazardous roads.
  • Operates air tools or light equipment used for water and sewer utility maintenance operations.
  • Mixes concrete and mortar.
  • Installs, lays, builds, pours, finishes, repairs and/or replaces brick, poured-in-place or pre-cast concrete structures.
  • Repairs road surfaces with asphalt mix.
  • Performs first echelon maintenance on assigned vehicles and equipment.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with City officials, co-workers, other departments, vendors, and the general public as well as employees of utilities and other agencies whose business is related to wastewater collections operation, construction and maintenance.
  • Communicate information to other departments and the general public. Must communicate in a courteous and effective manner.
  • Performs manual work and other duties required in DPW operations.
 
Tech II (Grade 5) 
  • Must be able to perform all the duties listed under Tech I.
  • Operates additional equipment to include dump trucks, crane trucks, sewer jetting trucks, backhoes, front end loaders
  • Meet with contractors and homeowners to review and perform locate requests.
  • Set up work zone and pedestrian controls, flags traffic as required.
  • Loads and unloads stone, gravel, dirt, asphalt, timber, and heavy mechanical equipment.
  • At the Superintendent's discretion, may be assigned to the department stand-by. Stand-by is covered during nonworking hours for a week at a time, several times throughout the calendar year. Reports to work in the event of a departmental or city-wide emergency.
 Tech III (Grade 6)
  • Must be able to perform all the duties listed under Tech II.
  • Assigned to the department stand-by. Covered during nonworking hours for a week at a time, several times throughout the calendar year. Reports to work in the event of a departmental or city-wide emergency
  • Occasionally supervises a small crew (work direction only).
  • Uses level and transit to obtain and/or establish grade, elevations and alignments.
  • Performs maintenance work such as setting forms and inlets, curbs and gutters.
  • Answer telephone, emails and /or communicate information to vendors, contractors, other departments, and the general public. Must communicate in a courteous and effective manner.
  • Installs, maintains and repairs indoor and outdoor building plumbing and fixtures.
  • Digs and back fills trenches for pipe repair or installation.
  • Responsible for advising Foreman of items to be completed on various jobs.
Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Entry Level

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