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Surface Water Utility Crew Leader - City of Bellevue ( Job # 13-0066)

This job is closed.

Minimum Salary: $4,880.17 per month
Maximum Salary: $6,129.24 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 City of Bellevue, WA is currently accepting applications for a full-time, regular status Surface Water Maintenance Crew Leader position within the Utilities Department. The Surface Water Maintenance Crew Leader plays a major role in the maintenance and repair of the City’s surface water system and its components. The Surface Water Maintenance Crew Leader helps to 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 vactor operations, inspection and cleaning, construction activities, stream and pond management; and responds to emergencies during weather-related or pollutant spill events.  This position schedules and oversees all general field duties necessary to inspect, repair, and maintain the storm systems.  The Crew Leader is responsible for training, leading and coaching the field staff in the accomplishment of the work program goals and objectives.

Essential Functions of the Job

  • Schedule and oversee all general duties necessary to inspect, repair, and maintain the surface water system and its components. 
  • Plan and organize crews for completion of daily assignments as well as special projects
  • Make all decisions necessary to plan, organize, and complete work with appropriate safety protocols and efficiency. 
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of existing work methodologies and equipment utilization. Work with the Leadworkers and crews to establish standard operating procedures and identify opportunities to increase efficiency.
  • Resolve customer complaints, concerns, and issues and adjust daily activities as necessary to ensure value delivery to customer. 
  • Maintain and monitor job-related digital records.
  • Participate in hiring, monitoring and documenting work performance and the resolution of employee disciplinary problems.
  • Contribute input on annual performance evaluations and document individual crew performance as well as behavior issues.
  • Assess crew training needs and conduct safety briefing and training sessions.
  • Work collaboratively with other staff members to meet annually projected program accomplishments and performance measures.
  • Assist Superintendent with structured workload planning of program goals and accomplishments.
  • Evaluate and ensure the readiness of the Surface Water Maintenance Section to respond to emergencies whether event related or unforeseen infrastructure failures.
  • Enforcing City policy, safety requirements and acting as a direct liaison between the Superintendent and the crews.
  • Explain technical needs and concepts to peers, supervisors, and contractors.
  • Ensure that equipment and facilities are well maintained and secured.
  • Participate on a 24/7 on call basis to respond to after hour emergencies and be available by phone 24/7.

Education & Experience Requirements

Graduation from high school or a GED equivalent; and 2 years of supervisory or lead experience with municipal maintenance or general construction work groups.

Additional Qualification Criteria

  • Two years 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 and willingness to work overtime as required (involving nights and weekends).
  • General knowledge and ability to interpret maps, drawings, and records.
  • Ability to operate equipment and tools.  Examples include vactor, hydraulic and gasoline-powered tools, cranes, gas detection devices, compressors, stream gauge equipment, weed eater, chain saw, testing equipment, etc.
  • 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 relationship with other employees and the public. 
  • Ability to adapt to changing circumstances and modify behaviors and attitudes to fit the situation in order to obtain desired outcomes. 
  • Possess excellent verbal, listening, and interpersonal communication skills. Must be able to understand and follow written and oral instructions, have the ability to prepare and present oral and written material regarding work activities, and maintain routine records.
  • Must possess a valid Washington State Driver’s license by date of hire. Must have and maintain a good driving record by City Standards.
  • A candidate selected who possesses a Commercial Drivers License will comply with all pre-employment drug/alcohol testing provisions consistent with US DOT regulations prior to hire. If a candidate does not possess a CDL, and is selected, he/she must be able to obtain a Washington State Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with a tanker endorsement within six months of employment and must comply with the drug/alcohol testing provisions consistent with the US DOT regulations. 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.  
  • Selected candidate must pass a pre-employment flexibility test and physical capacity test.
  • Must be able to obtain a Washington Flagger’s Certificate within six months of employment.

Working Conditions & Physical Requirements

  • Must be physically fit and flexible: possess an ability to lift up to 75 lbs., and engage in considerable pulling, pushing, and climbing.
  • Work is done mostly outdoors in all types of weather conditions. Common hazards include traffic, underground lines, equipment, chemicals, and confined spaces.
  • Individuals must have adequate hearing and visual acuity to successfully and safely perform the essential job responsibilities and requirement of the position. Individuals must be able to hear, speak, and understand verbal communications and other outside sound sources. Vision abilities include close, distance, color, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

 Other Information

  • This is a “regular” employment status union position, non-exempt/eligible for overtime.

How To Apply

Click "Apply Now" to complete the application for this position.  For further information about this position, please contact Don McQuilliams via email at or at 425.452.7865.  If you need technical assistance with the online application, please contact our IT helpdesk at 425.452.4340.

Position ID: 0140


Bellevue Service Center (BSC)
2901 115th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98004