Salt Lake City


    Requisition ID
    Minimum Salary
    USD $34.03/Hr.
    Maximum Salary
    USD $58.90/Hr.
    Post End Date
    US-UT-Salt Lake City
  • Overview

    Reporting to the Operations and Maintenance Superintendent, directs the operations, maintenance, and repairs of the water distribution system of the Public Utilities Department, including the department’s dispatch center; response to system emergencies and trouble calls; mechanical and electrical maintenance of water storage tanks; distribution system wells; booster pumps and regulators; along with buildings and grounds maintenance of those facilities. Develops and implements goals, sets priorities, and establishes performance measurements. Serves as acting O&M Superintendent as necessary.


    • Manages water distribution system to assure that water quality and pressure standards are maintained throughout the system and that the appearance of the facilities is well maintained. Directs emergency crew operation to provide first response to calls about main breaks and other system problems. Directs maintenance crew operation to repair or replace water system appurtenance.
    • Manages personnel assigned to section including employee selection, training, evaluation and counseling.
    • Prepares annual budget for section and administers same.  Approaches budget execution from a cost center standpoint, with focus on use of labor, materials and equipment. Makes recommendations for capital improvements program.
    • Establishes and maintains cost effective work schedules for each cost center. Initiates and monitors maintenance schedules for water system repairs, electrical, telemetry and pumping programs.  Orders equipment and materials, authorizes payment, writes specifications and critiques contracts.
    • Prepares training schedules to help operators maintain their certification as required by state law. Facilitates safety training for operations and maintenance personnel.
    • Serves as liaison with contractors, vendors, business community and general public; works with property owners and customers when there are potential difficulties or complaints; and coordinates with federal, state and other local agencies. Establishes and maintains productive working relationships with other divisions in city departments.
    • Plays key role in departmental disaster and emergency preparedness program.
    • Represents the department at public meetings and on various Committees as directed.
    • Performs other related duties as required.


    • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Hydrology, Public Administration, or a related field.  Six years’ work experience in water distribution system operations and maintenance, three years of which must have been in a supervisory position. Work experience may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis.
    • Knowledge of budget preparation and administration and the ability to implement budget requirements into departmental operations.
    • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in written form to a wide range of public officials, contractors, engineers, city employees, and the general public.
    • Knowledge of water hydraulics, pump repair, deep well and aquifers, personnel management and budget accounting, and recovery requirements. Ability to read and understand maps, water main charts and blueprints.
    • Possession of valid Utah State Water Distribution Operator Certification, Grade lV, as required by law, or ability to obtain such licensing within 12 months of date of hire.
    • Possession of valid driver’s license or driving privilege card.
    • Knowledge of materials, techniques and equipment associated with water system maintenance, repairs, distribution operations and general maintenance.


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