City of Garland, TX

  • Water Systems Operator

    Location US-TX-Garland
    Posted Date 1 month ago(4/24/2018 11:15 AM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings Remaining
    Water Utilities
    Job Family
    Skilled Trades
    USD $18.14/Hr.
    USD $23.29/Hr.
    Regular Full-Time
    Job Code Category
    Water Utilities
  • Position Summary

    Responsible for operating City’s water pump stations through automated controls and automated monitoring of City’s sewer lift stations, along with monitoring the integrity of the Water Distribution System and providing 24-hour/7-day per week/365 day per year call center and dispatch operations for water utility trouble calls. Also, responsible for serving as municipal 311 operator for after hour customer service calls.

    Essential Job Functions

    1. Maintain departmental optimum water pressure to all areas of the City at all times.
    2. Monitor water inflow, outflow, tank/tower levels, and pressure throughout the water system.
    3. Monitor Wastewater Collection System Lift Station operations data for 24 hour/7day per week/365 day per year operation.
    4. Provide 24 hour/7day per week/365 day per year Water Utility operations and dispatching management support activities.
    5. Provide after hour non-stand-by Animal Control dispatching and call management support activities for the municipality.
    6. Provide 24 hour/7day per week/365 day per year intra-City after hour non- emergency support activities for the municipality.


    Preferred Knowledge - Abilities & Skills

    Education/ Experience:     

    • High School Diploma plus 6 months advanced study
    • 1-3 years related experience

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

    • Sufficient knowledge of general dispatch operations
    • Sufficient knowledge of water utility operation systems
    • Skill in basic computer operations
    • Skill in operating various functions of a water distribution system
    • Ability to work a flexible schedule    

    Licenses & Certifications

    Class C - Water Distribution license required
    Class II Wastewater Collection license preferred
    Valid Class C Texas driver's license

    Physical Tasks & Working Conditions

    The incumbent works in a typical office environment; relatively free from unpleasant environmental conditions or hazards.


    Customer Service
    Personal Organization
    Problem Solving/Analysis
    Self Development
    Technical Skills
    Work Environment/Safety

    Minimum Education & Work Experience

    High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED)
    1 year of related experience
    Class C - Water Distribution license required
    Or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.


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