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Wastewater Utilities Crew Leader - City of Bellevue ( Job # 12-0098)

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Minimum Salary: $4,764.40 per month
Maximum Salary: $5,983.83 per month
Employment Type: Full Time
Department: Utilities
Closes: September 10, 2014 at 3:05 PM
(Open to current employees and the general public.)


The Crew Leader plays a major role in the maintenance and repair of the City's Wastewater collection system and its components. The Crew Leader helps develop and refine section policies, procedures, goals, and objectives which reflect the City's core values. This position works independently and in a team setting to oversee work programs such as the Preventive Maintenance (pipeline cleaning/rodding), Corrective Maintenance (repair of sewer mainline/lateral pipes, manholes and cleanouts), Condition Assessment (sewer mainline/lateral pipeline video inspection and annual manhole inspection) and service generated customer requests. The Crew Leader also plays a major role in the division's emergency management response and recovery procedures.

Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities

  • Schedule and oversee all general duties necessary to inspect, repair, and maintain the gravity and force main portion of the Wastewater Collection System.
  • Schedule and oversee all general duties necessary to inspect, repair, and maintain the pump, lift, and flush portion of the Wastewater Collection System.
  • Schedule and oversee work being performed by private contractors on City of Bellevue Wastewater operations sites.
  • Plan and organize crews for completion of daily assignments as well as special projects.
  • Conduct training for crew members specific to tasks and related safety operations.
  • Provide expertise and guidance to crew members regarding Wastewater specific programs and their objectives.
  • Troubleshoot, repair, or maintain pumps, motors, seals, electronic systems, and related components.
  • Troubleshoot, repair, or set up bubbler systems, check valves, sump pumps, dehumidifiers, odor control systems, mobile generators, vacuum pumps, check valves, telemetry/communication line failures, and by-passes.
  • Troubleshoot and diagnose system failures, equipment failures, and submerged line failures to assure proper corrective implementations.
  • Proficient with telemetry software applications, SCADA, DAQ tone equipment, Wonderware, Autodialer systems, and other data management systems.
  • Respond to the more difficult and sometimes sensitive customer requests.
  • Inspect to ensure maintenance/service of safety equipment is performed.
  • Schedule rolling stock equipment for service and repair to ensure availability for emergency responses.
  • Work collaboratively with Field Operations Crew Leader as well as Senior Engineering Technicians in an effort to meet annually projected program accomplishments and performance measures.
  • Assist Superintendent with annual planning of program goals and accomplishments.
  • Provide direct input to Superintendent with crew performance reviews.
  • Maintain documentation on potential liability issues.
  • Maintain accurate records of station maintenance, time, and materials.
  • Communicate with crew members and Superintendent changing conditions, important to preventive maintenance planning and reduction of City's liability.
  • Participate as assessment center panel member on hiring processes.
  • May be responsible to operate equipment requiring a Commercial Driver’s License including, but not limited to, a combination sewer jetter, boom truck, and/or a combination of a single vehicle with a gross vehicle weight (GVWR) of more than 26,000 pounds.


Education Requirement

Graduation from high school or a GED equivalent.



  • Five years of experience in municipal maintenance of general construction activities.
  • Five years of experience as a supervisor or lead in a work team.
  • Two years of experience involving regular contact with citizens, contractors, and staff.
  • Two years of experience in computer entry and software applications.
  • Experience in safety issues and concerns relating to municipal maintenance and construction activities.
  • Ability to organize tasks and to prioritize work for self and subordinates.
  • Ability to perform physical labor: must be able to lift up to 75 lbs. And engage in considerable pulling, pushing, and climbing.
  • Ability to use general math skills (compute areas, volumes, and percentages)
  • Ability to use general reading and writing skills (comprehend written information in order to take appropriate/logical action).
  • Ability to work overtime as required (involving nights and weekends).
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated ability to adhere to safety procedures, work rules, and guidelines.
  • General knowledge and ability to interpret maps, drawings, and records.
  • Must be able to adapt to changing circumstances and modify behavior and attitude to fit the situation in order to obtain desired outcomes.
  • Ability to anticipate problems, analyze situations, recognize alternatives, evaluate impacts, and find appropriate solutions.
  • Ability to perform effectively as a team member and to promote a positive environment and maintain appropriate relationships with other employees and the public.


Additional Qualification Criteria

  • Must possess a valid Washington State Driver’s license by date of hire. Must have and maintain a good driving record by City Standards.
  • Must be able to obtain a Washington State Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with a tanker endorsement within six months of employment.
  • Selected candidate must pass a pre-employment flexibility test and physical capacity test .
  • Selected candidates must pass a pre-employment drug test and drug and alcohol test (consistent with Federal Laws requiring drug and alcohol testing for all job classifications requiring CDL).
  • In-house applicants who do not currently possess a CDL will be subject to the pre-employment drug and alcohol test in accordance with DOT rules and regulations.


Work Environment

  • Must be able to lift up to 75 lbs and engage in considerable pulling, pushing, and climbing.
  • Duties are performed both in the office and outdoors in all kinds of weather conditions.
  • Common hazards include traffic, chemicals, equipment, and confined spaces.
  • Individuals must have adequate hearing and visual acuity to successfully perform the essential job responsibilities and requirements of the position. Individuals must be able to hear and understand verbal communications and other outside sound sources. Vision abilities include close, distance, color, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. 


How to Apply

Click "Apply Now" to complete the application for this position.  For further information about the job, please contact Dave Dickson at 425.452.4889.  If you need technical assistance with the online application, please contact our IT helpdesk at 425.452.4340.


Payroll Title: Crew Leader     Position ID #0032




Bellevue City Hall
450 110th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98004