New Job Distribution System Serviceperson I (Flex) In Nevada

Distribution System Serviceperson I (FLEX)
Distribution System Serviceperson I (FLEX)

Distribution System Serviceperson I (FLEX)

Company : Las Vegas Valley Water District
Salary : $24.85 an hour
Location : Nevada

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Distribution System Serviceperson I (FLEX)

Open Date: 10/11/21

Close Date: 10/19/21

Salary: $24.85 per hour

Job Type: Regular

Location: Valley View Campus, 1001 S. Valley View Blvd., Las Vegas

For any questions regarding this announcement, please contact LVVWD Recruitment at


Work Location: The work location for this position could be at any of our various satellite locations.

Please note: In-person interviews for this position will take place the week of October 25, 2021.

This position is a flex position. Candidates will be hired in at a level I, with a starting salary of $24.85 hourly. After a 6-12 month period, the selected candidate will be evaluated to determine if they meet the criteria to flex to a level II, with a starting salary of $28.80.

Hours of Work: 4/10’s, shift to be determined based on operational needs

The ideal candidate will have experience in the public and private sectors of the underground construction trades, operating and working with heavy equipment and construction vehicles; willing to work on weekends and various shift hours, in adverse weather conditions, and within diverse environments; be highly motivated in providing great customer service and working in a construction team environment; and be able to pass state certification requirements and apply learned techniques to field applications.

INTRODUCTION: Human Resources will screen applications and supplemental questionnaires. Candidates possessing the strongest skills and experience for this position will be forwarded to the hiring department for further evaluation and to determine who will be invited to the formal interview process. The candidate hired will be required to pass a drug screening and background check and may be required to pass a job-related physical evaluation.


Under general supervision, performs a wide variety of semi-skilled and skilled tasks in the installation, repair and maintenance of the District's distribution mains, service line laterals and related appurtenances to supply residential, commercial, industrial and reclaimed water; and performs related duties as assigned.


The level and scope of the knowledge and abilities listed below vary according to the I versus II levels distinguished above.

Knowledge of:
Uses and operations of power and hand tools and equipment common to water utility industry construction and maintenance; basic trenching and shoring methods and techniques; basic pipe materials, fittings and pipefitting tools and methods; methods for the safe operation of trucks, loaders and related equipment; shop mathematics; safe work methods, safety practices and safety regulations pertaining to the work.

Ability to:
Perform skilled tasks in the maintenance of water mains and lines; safely operate and maintain tools and equipment; understand, interpret and apply detailed work procedures and standards applicable to repair, maintenance and installation of distribution system mains, service lines, values and other devices and facilities; use PCs and laptop computers to access, read and interpret plans, maps and facility record drawings; follow oral and written instructions; select appropriate methods and techniques applicable to differing devices, equipment and conditions; use independent judgment and exercise initiative in daily work activities; assist in the supervision and training of less experienced personnel; estimate necessary materials and equipment to complete assignments; communicate clearly and courteously with property owners and the public; establish and maintain effective relationships with those encountered in the course of the work.

Training and Experience:
A typical way of obtaining the knowledge, skills and abilities outlined above is:

Distribution System Serviceperson I – One year of experience in utility or public works-related maintenance or construction work.

A Distribution System Serviceperson I may be considered for advancement to Distribution System Serviceperson II after demonstrating proficiency to perform the full range of duties of the latter class. Proficiency criteria and the process for demonstrating performance at the levels established in the criteria are established jointly by hiring authorities and the Director, Human Resources and are described in a separate document.

Typically, a Distribution System Serviceperson I is expected to be capable of meeting the proficiency criteria within a 6–12 month period, depending on an individual's prior experience and progression in performing the full range of Distribution System Serviceperson II duties as described in the established performance criteria.

Licenses; Certificates; Special Requirements:
A valid Nevada commercial driver's license, Class A, or the ability to obtain one within six months of date of hire, and the ability to maintain insurability under the District's Vehicle Insurance Policy.

A Distribution System Serviceperson I must possess a current and valid State of Nevada Division of Environmental Protection or AWWA Distribution Operator-In-Training Certificate within 6 months of hire.

A Distribution System Serviceperson II must possess and maintain a current and valid State of Nevada Division of Environmental Protection Distribution or AWWA Distribution Operator I Certificate at the time of hire.

Preference will be given to candidates who already possess the required certifications. In the event, a candidate is selected without the possessing the required certifications, it is the employee’s responsibility to obtain the specified certificates within the time frames specified above. Failure to obtain or failure to maintain the required certifications for the duration of time in the classification, may result in a loss of your position with the District.

Reciprocity: Employees with out-of-state certifications for any of the above may seek Nevada certification through reciprocity within the specified timeframe allowed.


The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to stand, sit, and talk or hear in-person conversations or operating equipment sounds or signal warnings. The employee is regularly required to walk; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally over 50 pounds.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Employees in this class are frequently required to wear respirators. In accordance with OSHA regulations, employees are prohibited from having facial or head hair that impairs the effectiveness of respirator equipment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential duties of the class as they relate to this requirement.

Mental Demands

While performing the duties of this class, employees are regularly required to use written and oral communication skills; read and interpret data, information and documents; analyze and solve problems; use math and mathematical reasoning; observe and interpret conditions and situations; learn and apply new information or new skills; work under deadlines with constant interruptions; and interact with District staff, other organizations and the public. The employee is occasionally required to deal with dissatisfied or quarrelsome individuals.