Utility Locator/ Maintenance Worker
Description of Work Unit
The Utilities Services Unit provides a broad spectrum of support for Facilities Management Operations including: utility management; engineering analysis and design for utility systems; preventative maintenance program management for utilities; utility modeling and master planning; and construction review and assistance for utility and building projects.
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The Utilities Locator/ Maintenance Worker position exists to locate underground utility systems and to perform water, sewer, and storm utility maintenance. Utilities are located through the use of electronic locating devices, and the service is required to be performed by the Utilities Services group for all construction and repair work involving excavation on University property. The utilities located include electric, telecommunication, steam, chilled water, natural gas, propane, water, irrigation, sanitary sewer, and storm sewer. Maintenance on water, sanitary sewer, and storm sewer systems is required to ensure acceptable performance of these systems and to satisfy State regulation.
- High school diploma or GED
- Two years (24 months) of experience performing utility locations, one year of which MUST have included responsibility for locating more than one primary utility. (For example: Telecom AND Electric; Gas, Water, AND Storm Sewer.)
- Possession of a current valid driver’s license
A very strong candidate will offer several of the following preferred qualifications:
- Experience locating a wide variety of utilities including primary and secondary electric, telecommunication, steam, chilled water, natural gas, propane, water, irrigation, sanitary sewer, and storm sewer.
- Experience utilizing a variety of available technology to accurately and precisely locate utilities including computerized utility maps, GPS Data, locators, metal detectors, etc.
- Patience and perseverance in utilizing different methods to increase the accuracy of locations.
- Knowledge and demonstrated use of safety equipment and procedures to ensure the welfare of property and the campus community.
- Experience performing maintenance on Water, Sanitary Sewer, and Storm Sewer systems including valve exercising, hydrant testing, line jetting and cleaning, manhole inspections, storm piping inspection, storm water quality testing, and more.
- Industry certifications, licensure, or coursework indicating advanced knowledge, skills, and abilities that relate to the stated minimum and/or preferred qualifications.
- Demonstrated success collaborating with a team, external partners and subcontractors, state regulatory agencies, and the community when responding to emergency or routine service requests.
Essential Job Duties
Job Duty Category Utility Locates Duty/Responsibility
- Locate, on-site, all CSU-owned utilities on all campuses through the use of a variety of precision electronic equipment (locators, metal detectors), computerized utility map, and GPS data.
- Provide both standard and emergency locating services, as requested, through the computerized “One-Call” utility locating network.
Percentage Of Time 60% Job Duty Category Water Utility System Maintenance Duty/Responsibility
- Perform maintenance as directed by the Utility Manager on all university-owned water utility infrastructure.
- Maintenance activities include, but are not limited to, valve exercising, hydrant maintenance, hydrant testing, directional flushing, and chlorine level measurement.
Percentage Of Time 10% Job Duty Category Sanitary Sewer Utility System Maintenance Duty/Responsibility
- Perform maintenance as directed by the Utility Manager on all university-owned sanitary sewer utility infrastructure.
- Maintenance activities include, but are not limited to, sanitary sewer line jetting and cleaning, sanitary piping inspection, lift station maintenance, and manhole inspection.
Percentage Of Time 10% Job Duty Category Storm Sewer Utility System Maintenance Duty/Responsibility
- Perform maintenance as directed by the Utility Manager on all university-owned storm sewer utility infrastructure.
- Maintenance activities include, but are not limited to, storm line jetting and cleaning, storm piping inspection, storm inlet cleaning, stormwater quality and detention structure maintenance, and manhole inspection.
Percentage Of Time 10% Job Duty Category Other Duties as Assigned Duty/Responsibility
- Assist Utilities Service Manager, utility engineers, and utility technicians as necessary.
Percentage Of Time 10%
Special Instructions to Applicants
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS AND INFORMATION
- Clearly document job duties you have performed that relate to minimum qualifications, preferred qualifications, and essential job duties in the Work Experience section on the application. Human Resources must be able to evaluate your experience based on this information.
- Clearly outline dates of employment and hours worked per week for each employment experience listed in the Work Experience section of the Application so that Human Resources can calculate full-time work experience.
- The APPLICATION is the only document that will be utilized to determine if minimum qualifications, as outlined in the job posting, have been met. The Application is considered to be the legal document on file; resumes will not be reviewed for minimum qualification requirements.
- If an Application is considered “Incomplete”, the Application will be removed from consideration for the position.
- An Application is incomplete if no current/ previous employment is included in the Work Experience section of the Application.
- An Application is incomplete if “see resume” (or something similar) is noted, or previous employment does not contain job duties for every position in the Work Experience section of the Application.
- Positions requiring a degree or if using education as a substitution for work experience (e.g.: Associate or Bachelor’s) transcripts are required in order to verify receipt of the required degree or coursework. If official or unofficial transcripts are not supplied at the time of application, the Application is incomplete.
- When a resume is listed as a required document, it may be used in the comparative analysis/ evaluation process to determine the candidates that most closely meet the qualifications of the position. This process occurs after an application has passed the minimum qualifications screening.
- Resumes will not be accepted in place of a completed application; however, some positions may still require a resume as a component for complete application materials.
**Please see the Required Documents section of the posting.
- The selection process for State Classified positions may include an exam(s), which requires candidates to physically appear (at the CSU campus in Fort Collins, CO) at the candidates’ own expense.
- All status updates for this position will be sent via email from firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition to your Inbox, remember to check the Deleted and Junk folders for these important communications.
- Pertinent updates to your Application status can be obtained by logging into your application account at https://jobs.colostate.edu
DEPARTMENT CONTACT INFORMATION
- Please check the Help link online at https://jobs.colostate.edu/help/ for assistance on your application or for answers to Frequently Asked Questions.
- All other inquiries should be directed to the Colorado State University Human Resources Office (970) 491- MyHR(6947).
Conditions of Employment
Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires), Valid Driver’s License - Regular, On-call Status - May be called in after hours for emergency locates. Must be able to report to CSU campus (Fort Collins, CO) within 30 minutes of the request. , Essential Services Designation - Must be willing and able to report without delay to ensure the health, safety, and welfare of the campus community.
Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.
Background Check Policy Statement
Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.
Employment and Appeal Rights
If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for the position, you may protest the action by filing an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the date you receive notice of the elimination. Also, if you wish to challenge the selection and comparative analysis process, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the receipt of notice or knowledge of the action you are challenging.
Refer to Chapters 4 and 8 of the State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director’s Administrative Procedures, 4 CCR 801, for more information about the appeals process. The State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director’s Administrative Procedures are available at www.colorado.gov/spb.
A standard appeal form is available at: www.colorado.gov/spb. If you appeal, your appeal must be submitted in writing on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative, and received at the following address within 10 days of your receipt of notice or knowledge of the action: Colorado State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director, Attn: Appeals Processing, 1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver, CO 80203. Fax: 303-866-5038. Phone: 303-866-3300. The ten-day deadline and these appeal procedures also apply to all charges of discrimination.