Washington City
  • Washington, UT, USA
  • Full Time

Full Benefit Package

Storm Water Operator 1

Department: Public Works

Division: Storm Water

Salary: Operator 1) $36,755 (Lateral Pay Considered Depending on Experience)

Salary: Operator 2) $38,973 (Lateral Pay Considered Depending on Experience)

Salary: Operator 3) $46,464 (Lateral Pay Considered Depending on Experience)

Salary: Operator 4) $55,395 (Lateral Pay Considered Depending on Experience)

General Purpose:

Performs a variety of entry level skilled duties related to city-wide stormwater operations, including construction, collection and maintenance.

Supervision Received:

Works under the general supervision of the Storm Water Supervisor.

Supervision Exercised:


Essential Functions:

Participates in storm water system cleaning, debris and obstacle cleaning, excavation and repair of storm water lines, connections, manholes, debris basins, dry-wash and storm water detention basins and their appurtenances; performs seasonal maintenance and screenings of inlets and outlets.

Cleans storm water lines; excavates, repairs and replace storm water lines and mains; operates hydro/jet truck and vactor truck to clean the storm drain system; inspect and clean City owned and privately owned storm drain basins, inlet boxes, manholes, oil/grit separators, canals, and pipes; operates small machinery including skid loader and backhoe; spray, cut, and remove weeds; trim shrubs and trees as necessary to maintain detention basins, ponds, and drainage channels.

Performs catch-basin maintenance; cleans and clears basins of accumulated solids and sediments to prevent clogging of drainage lines and flooding; monitors catch basin grate tops to prevent accumulation and disposes of blockage; performs storm water swell construction ensuring proper slope and grade for improved water velocity and flow.

Maintain stormwater systems and storm water system equipment in operating order by inspecting, removing, repairing, and replacing malfunctioning parts and sections; conduct dry weather screening of storm drain outfall locations throughout the City.

Operates a variety of vehicles, tools, and equipment used in the maintenance and repair of storm water collection systems; sets up traffic barricades and control equipment in accordance with the MUTCD; observe safety precautions regarding traffic control, confined space entrance, trenching, excavating, and power equipment operation.

Respond to public inquiries in a courteous manner; provide information within the area of assignment; investigate and resolve complaints concerning the storm water collection system in an efficient and timely manner.

Remove and inspect manhole covers and manholes; place and finish concrete to raise manholes to street surfaces; replace manhole covers as needed; clean storm drains; remove water and debris from flooded streets.

Performs routine maintenance checks on service vehicles and equipment to ensure safe and effective operations; checks oil and fluid levels, tire air pressure, etc.; schedules service equipment for comprehensive preventive maintenance.

Performs Other duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Education and Experience:

    1. Graduation from high school AND
    2. One (1) year of experience performing above and related duties; i.e. utility system construction, pipefitting,OR
    3. An equivalent combination of education and experience.
  1. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Some knowledge of pipeline construction methods, practices and procedures for stormwater collection systems; hazards and precautions associated with trench work and pipeline construction and maintenance; interpersonal communication skills; basic hand and power tools required to install and maintain pipeline; traffic control and diversion; tools and equipment required to lay and repair storm water lines; care of required tools and equipment; OSHA safety standards, etc.

Skill in the operation of heavy mechanized equipment as required by the position, i.e., skid steers, backhoes, trackhoes, loaders, tractors, crane trucks, forklifts, trash pumps, weed whips, etc.

Ability to adapt to emergency or unusual situations; tolerate weather extremes in the workplace; communicate effectively, verbally and in writing; plan and organize work of subordinate personnel; evaluate employee performance and make related decisions; enforce policies, procedures, regulations, and standards without partiality; perform strenuous manual labor; develop working relationships with supervisors, co-workers and the public. Ability to lift 70 lbs.

  1. Special Qualifications:Must possess a class "A" commercial driver's license (CDL).

Must become a certified flagger.

Must become confined space certified.

  1. Work Environment:Employees in this position normally work in an outdoor environment, subject to changing and seasonal weather extremes. Frequently, tasks require a variety of physical activities, generally involving muscular strain, related to walking, standing, stooping, sitting, reaching, and lifting; daily potential for hazardous exposure to electrical shock, industrial wastes and raw sewage (containing pathogens such as typhoid, paratyphoid, dysentery, polio, tetanus, etc.); daily exposure to moving parts and equipment such as pumps, motors, heavy equipment, etc.; daily or regular exposure to traffic hazards working in the public right-of-way; daily or regular exposure to hazards associated with confined space operations. Talking, hearing and seeing are essential to performing required job functions. Common eye, hand, finger dexterity exist. Mental application utilizes memory for details, verbal instructions, emotional stability, discriminating thinking and creative problem solving.


Washington City provides full time employees with an excellent benefit package including a healthcare plan (no out of pocket expense for employee/dependent coverage), dental plan (no out of pocket expense for employee, out of pocket expense for dependents only), and a vision plan (no out of pocket expense for employee/dependent coverage). In addition, the City provides a $50,000 life insurance policy, AD&D, LTD, and an impressive retirement plan. Washington City also contributes 4.5% into a 401(K) plan for all eligible employees that are in the public employee fund. All benefits are effective on the1st day of work. The City also provides 12 paid holidays, 12 paid sick days per year plus vacation accruals.

It is the policy of Washington City to comply with Equal Employment Opportunity standards in all phases of personnel administration: job structuring, recruitment, examination, selection, appointment, placement, training, upward mobility, discipline, discharge, etc, without unlawful regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, physical or mental disability, national origin or veteran status.

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