Ideal Candidate Are you a self-starter with great attention to detail? Do you have experience in researching and performing mark outs of underground utilities and related appurtenances? If so, we would like to hear from you.
The Otay Water District offers excellent benefits, a balanced work/life environment and is a leader in the industry. **A 2% Cost-of-Living-Adjustment will be effective 7/5/2021.
About the Position and Department This position may be appointed at either level depending on qualifications and experience. The position is in the Engineering Department and reports directly to the Supervising Land Surveyor. The Utility Locator/Sr. Utility Locator completes utility location requests; determines work that requires stand-by inspection for developers working around critical facilities; enforces District easement boundaries; and enforces District horizontal and vertical utility separation requirements related to proposed wet and dry utility installations. This position is a member of a dedicated, service-oriented team where collaboration and leadership are promoted at all levels.
The Engineering Department is responsible for the Planning, Budgeting, Design and Construction of all Otay Water District Facilities as well as the administration of all developer and new customer construction and service applications. The Department has a staff of 26 employees.
Applications will be accepted until there are a sufficient number of highly qualified applicants from which to make a selection. However, for the earliest consideration, please submit your application materials by June 18, 2021. For information on the recruitment process, please go to the Employment section of our website www.otaywater.govor click here.
Examples of Duties
Both Levels Include:
Completes utility location requests; identifies and marks location of underground facilities for the District's USA mark out program; assists Operations and Engineering Department with utility locations as necessary.
Enforces District utility separation requirements and District easement boundaries.
Performs a variety of utility research on District sites and facilities.
Performs QA/QC of the GIS system and submits redline corrections.
Provides customer support for homeowners and contractors.
Receives, researches, and pulls plans and maps for mark outs.
Maintains records of work performed, including both electronic and paper.
Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Operates District vehicles as required in the performance of assigned job.
Sr. Utility Locator duties also include:
Oversees large and complex utility location requests.
Researches and calculates easements and District boundary locations.
Trains assigned employees in their areas of work including proper utility locating methods, procedures, and techniques.
Verifies the work of assigned employees for accuracy, proper work methods, techniques, and compliance with applicable standards and specifications; ensures adherence to safe work practices and procedures.
Communicates with other agencies in regard to field alerts.
For the complete job descriptions go to the Employment section of our website www.otaywater.govor click here.
This position will be subject to random drug testing during employment. This is an hourly, non-exempt position. Otay Water District is a Smoking, Tobacco and Nicotine Free Campus. All Otay Water District employees are at-will pursuant to California Water Code, Section 71362.
Both levels require a valid California Driver's License and a safe driving record.
Minimum Experience, Education, and Training Requirements
Experience Utility Locator: One (1) year of experience in utility locating preferably in locating water and wastewater infrastructure; including experience in the use of locating equipment.
Sr. Utility Locator: Three (3) years of experience in utility locating preferably in locating water and wastewater infrastructure; including experience in the use of locating equipment.
Education Both levels require a High School Diploma or G.E.D. Training as a competent Utility Locator desired.
About Otay Water District
Located in the rapidly expanding southeastern region of picturesque San Di-ego County, the District is about 15 miles southeast of downtown San Diego, and close to all the cultural, educational, and recreational amenities of a large southern California metropolitan area, without the daily congestion. Otay has a fiscal year 2021 operating budget of approximately $98.5 million and a $8.5 million Capital Improvement Program. The District employs 139 regular employees who are assigned to four major departments.
The District’s mission is to provide exceptional water and wastewater ser-vice to its customers, and to manage District resources in a transparent and fiscally responsible manner. Its vision is to be a model water agency by providing stellar service, achieving measurable results, and continually im-proving operational practices. As a result, the District continues to be one of the lower cost water and sewer service providers among San Diego Coun-ty’s public water agencies, with its water rates being the third lowest among 22 San Diego County water agencies and its sewer rates being the third lowest among San Diego County’s 28 sewer agencies.