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Water & Sewer System Assistant Supervisor

Closes On: June 9, 2022 at 11:59 PM CST

Location: Utilities, Kearney, NE 68845
Department: Utilities-Water Operations
Job Status: Full-Time
Days Worked: Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri.
Rate of Pay: $56,645 - $79,701
Status: Accepting Applications
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Job Description Summary

Under general direction, assists with the oversight of water production activities, water sampling, and state reporting ensuring safe and reliable potable water, along with assisting in supervising water operations.    Work varies requiring interpretive judgment within prescribed standards and procedures.

Job Responsibilities

Assist in the scheduling and supervision of water operations and sewer collection employees to install water services, repair leaks and main breaks, set up utilities locates, coordinate work on paving projects and new building sites, management of personnel on emergency main breaks, sewer repairs, line stopping, barricading, and traffic control.  Determine staffing needs, qualifications, and staffing patterns according to operating requirements.  Plan, schedule and assign well and pump maintenance, meter reading, repair and installation, water connections and disconnections, and SCADA maintenance.  Responsible for the collection, review and recording of water quality samples, maintaining quality records and reports to ensure compliance. Develop preventative maintenance and divisional inventory programs, complete work orders, assist with managing expenditures, and prepare specifications for the purchasing of equipment.  Respond to phone calls, investigate and resolve problems and customer concerns.  Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Education & Requirements

High school diploma/GED with experience equivalent to five years providing a public water supply, water and sewer system distribution, maintenance, and construction. Knowledge of the maintenance and operations of a Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system, including two years as supervisor. Ability to obtain a Nebraska Water Operator I and Nebraska Grade VI Backflow certificate within 12 months of hire.   Must possess a Nebraska driver’s license.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Mental Requirements -

Ability to read and comprehend technically-written material.

Ability to listen to and apply information and instructions.

Ability to organize information for concise written records.

Ability to understand and apply mathematical concepts accurately.

Physical Requirements

Work Type:  Heavy, exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects

Climbing/Balancing:  Climb inclines and ladders, uneven surfaces, balance required

Walking:  Extensive amount required

Stooping/Bending:  Frequently

Stand/Sit:  Sit about 20 percent of the time

Reaching:  Frequent, overhead as well as horizontal

Vision:  Adequate to perform essential job functions

Color Vision:  Adequate to perform essential job functions

Hearing:  Frequently perceive nature of sounds by ear

Speech:  Frequently express ideas by means of spoken words

Eye/Hand/Foot Coordination:  Occasionally operates precision equipment

Manual Dexterity:  Frequently operates valves, switches, vehicles and equipment


The City of Kearney is a drug & alcohol free work place and an EOE