City of Peoria Arizona Human Resources Department

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City of Peoria
Job Description
 
8401 West Monroe, Suite 110 Peoria, Arizona 85345 (623) 773-7100 Fax (623) 773-7149

                             Cross Connection Specialist


GENERAL PURPOSE

Under general direction of the Environmental Program Coordinator, is responsible for the operation of the City's cross connection control and backflow prevention program.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

An incumbent in this class performs specialized work to ensure that the water systems of City commercial water customers comply with City, state and federal regulations and that proper backflow prevention assemblies are installed in commercial facilities so that contamination or pollution of the City water supply does not occur.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class.

Conducts inspections of backflow assembly installations to verify serial numbers, physical locations and associated water meters
Enters backflow assembly test report data into database
Reviews engineering plans for compliance to backflow and industrial user regulations and standards
Collects water distribution system bacteria samples
Collects wastewater samples throughout the City and the water reclamation plant
Inspects new installations of grease traps for conformance with City construction requirements
Sends notice to test letters to water customers and issues work orders
Notifies customers of non-compliant conditions or equipment, corrective action required and time limits for compliance
Conducts water use surveys of all commercial water accounts
Maintains certified backflow tester database and ensures customers have City tax IDs
Sets up new customer records as required
Develops and present training or public awareness programs regarding cross connection control and backflow prevention
Prepares and submits reports as required
Plan, organize and manage time to schedule, track and complete activities and projects effectively.
Explain cross connection and backflow prevention to the public, and to discuss and explain compliance issues with customers
Prepare and issue violation notices, compliance letters and various reports as required
Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
Use a personal computer to proficiently utilize a variety of computer software programs.
Operate a motor vehicle.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

High School Diploma or a GED and two years of experience in water production, distribution or treatment. Possession or ability to obtain within one year of employment, a Cal/Nev AWWA or ASSET certification as a Cross-Connection Control Program Specialist. An Arizona Drivers license and ability to maintain insurability under the City Vehicle Insurance Program.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Extensive knowledge of requirements for a Cross Connection Control Specialist as specified in Arizona Department of Environmental Quality Regulation R18-4-115; City of Peoria Code Chapter 5; Arizona State Plumbing Code; Arizona Department of Environmental Quality Regulation R18-4-115; water distribution and wastewater collection systems; proper water/wastewater sampling techniques and sampling equipment. Proficiency in reading blue prints.

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS

The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by employees to perform the essential functions of this class successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Demands
While performing the duties of this class, employees regularly are required to sit; talk or hear, in person and by telephone; use hands repetitively to finger, handle, feel or operate testing equipment, computers and other standard office equipment; and reach with hands or arms. Employees are required to walk, kneel, stoop, climb and stand and occasionally to lift up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, use of both eyes, ability to adjust focus and to distinguish basic colors and/or shades.

Mental Demands
While performing the duties of this class, employees regularly are required to use oral and written communication skills; read and interpret data, information and documents; analyze and solve problems; interact with the general public, contractors, engineers, vendors, public agencies, employees, and others who may be encountered in the course of work.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee spends substantial time in the field under such conditions as confined work space, a dirty environment, high or low temperatures, poor illumination and involving toxic materials. Noise levels are consistent with such environments; when not in the field, the employee works under typical office conditions where the noise level is moderately quiet.

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Revised: 01/07
City of Peoria Arizona an Equal Opportunity Employer

DURING THE SELECTION PROCESS, ANY APPLICANT REQUIRING ACCOMMODATION FOR A DISABILITY SHOULD ADVISE THE HUMAN  RESOURCES DEPARTMENT.

Employment Hotline (Voice Only): 623-773-7105
Human Resources (Voice/TDD): 623-773-7100

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8401 West Monroe St, Suite 110 - Peoria Arizona 85345 - (623) 773-7100 - Fax (623) 773-7149

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