Water Utility Worker I-IV

Salary: $20.00/hr. - $33.35/hr. (DOQ)
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Other
Publish Date: Posted March 28, 2024
Applications have closed


Performs a variety of semi-skilled routine maintenance operations on City water and/or wastewater systems and related buildings, grounds, and equipment.

POSITION REPORTS TO: W/WW Utility Maintenance Coordinator


JOB LOCATION: 2315 Wulfsohn Rd, Glenwood Springs, CO


CATEGORY: Fulltime

HOURS: 40 hours, may be assigned to “standby duty” at times other than normal working hours


Repair, replace and install water lines from water main to property line.
Make street pavement, concrete and other cuts with pneumatic hammer, hand shovel and other hand tools.
Make water taps using tapping machine, adjusts and visually inspects connection for leaks.
Repair and replace fire hydrants and water meters.
Inspect, lubricate, service water/sewer pumps, motors and perform minor maintenance such as repacking.
Maintain wastewater system by flushing/jetting lines with water and grease solvents, root killers, etc.
Make wastewater taps using tapping machine and inspects for leaks.
Repair, replace, raise and lower manhole covers, as directed.
Remove refuse from treatment plant and haul to landfill.
Drive pick-up truck or heavy jet truck on service and maintenance calls.
May operate a backhoe or other light or heavy equipment under close supervision.
Must be willing to work at the plant or in the field, anytime day or night, if necessary.
OTHER DUTIES: The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


Ability to prepare and maintain simple records.
Follow oral and written directions.
Work independently and complete assignments.
Willing to learn the appropriate operation of equipment, including heavy construction equipment.
Must work well with co-workers, workers from other City departments, and the general public.

Must live within 50 miles from the intersection of Grand Avenue and 8th Street. Total travel time cannot exceed 60 minutes at posted driving speeds. All employees who live within 30 miles of Grand Avenue and 8th Street may drive a Public Works vehicle to their home when on call or stand by.



High School diploma or equivalent.
Valid Colorado driver’s license and satisfactory motor vehicle record.
Ability to obtain a Class A Colorado CDL with air brakes, within one (1) year of employment.
Ability to obtain Class I wastewater collection certificate within one (1) year of employment.

Knowledge of construction practices, maintenance, and repair of municipal water and/or wastewater systems a plus.

Work is often physically strenuous and performed in all weather conditions for extended periods of time. Employee is exposed to noise, grease, dust and hazards inherent to working around heavy equipment, construction sites, traffic, manholes, trenches, unstable soil conditions, sewer gas, water pressure, etc.

Lifting:                         50 pounds frequently   100 pounds occasionally

Carrying:                      50 pounds frequently   100 pounds occasionally

Pushing/Pulling:          50 pounds frequently   100 pounds occasionally

Driving:                                                           frequently

Balance/Stoop/Bend:                                      frequently

Twist/Squat/Crouch:                                      frequently

Kneeling/Crawling:                                          frequently

Climbing Stairs:                                                occasionally

Standing/Walking:                                           frequently

Climbing Ladders:                                            frequently

Reaching above/below/at shoulder level:            frequently

Shoveling:                                                        frequently

Job Benefits

  • Health Insurance
  • Mental Health Resources
  • Retirement
  • Wellness

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