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Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) Utility Technician I - Silver Spring in Silver Spring, Maryland

Functional TitleUtility Technician I - Silver Spring

Recruitment Category TypeStandard

Functional CategoryUtility Services


FLSA StatusNon-Exempt

Requisition Number21-0035

Number of Vacancies4

Job LevelNon-Management

Job CodeN/A

Job Description Summary

Organization NameUtility Services West

Reports toSection Manager, Utility Services Maintenance

Full or Part TimeFull Time

If Part Time how many hours per week

Regular or TemporaryRegular

Position End Date (if temporary)

Work Schedule

Monday – Friday from 7 am to 3:30 pm, hours are subject to change based on the needs of the operation.

Position LocationSilver Spring

General Summary

The Utility Tech performs a variety of routine tasks related to the repair and maintenance of the water distribution and wastewater collections systems.

Essential Functions

Performs a variety of duties directly or indirectly related to repair, maintenance, rehabilitation, or replacement including emergency water main repairs, sewer system maintenance, and all other work related to the water distribution system or wastewater collection system

  • Assists in repair, maintenance, replacement or rehabilitation of water mains and wastewater mains, water and wastewater taps, and replacing or repairing defective meters

  • Assists in the setup of sediment control devices

  • Prepares vehicle pre-trip inspection forms, and various work documents

  • Assists in replacing and maintaining fire hydrants, valves, and related fittings, including but not limited to: changing gaskets, leaky caps, and broken stems, operating nuts, etc.

  • Makes minor customer notifications concerning required repairs/service

  • Assists in investigating and identifying solutions to utility problems ( i.e., main, service, meter leak, stoppages, low water pressure, etc.)

  • Upon certification of class B license, operates and maintains vehicles and equipment such as backhoe, front-end loader, and dump truck

  • Assists in operating various kinds of trucks, equipment to complete repairs and maintenance activities

  • Assist with the installation of trench shoring devices

  • Assists with rodding, cleaning, flushing, and televising sewer mains

  • Picks up and disposes of spoil at designated work sites to include cleanup duties at facilities

  • Uses two-way radio, mobile data terminals andLANterminals to update work status

  • Operates power and hand tools frequently to accomplish the work (i.e. air jack hammer, air drill, air impact gun)

  • Observes safety regulations including wearing personal protective equipment and follows and enforces recommended safety practices and uses appropriate traffic safety devices such as arrow boards, safety lights, cones and barrels, etc. for traffic flow protection in order to ensure the safety of self and others

  • Flags traffic as required

Other Functions

Performs other related duties as assigned

Work Environment And Physical Demands

  • Must be able to lift heavy objects (up to 90 lbs) on a highly frequent basis and/or assuming awkward positions for long periods of time

  • Must be able to work in an environment where there are routine risks of exposures to significant levels of heat, cold, moisture, and air pollution

  • Work may involve periodic risks of exposure to raw sewage, chemical substances and physical trauma of a minor nature such as cuts, bruises, and minor burns

  • Must report to work, as scheduled, under all weather conditions

Required Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities

  • See skill block allocation requirements as set forth by the Utility Services Team.

Minimum Education, Experience Requirements

High School diploma or equivalent

Additional Requirements

  • Possession of valid driver’s license with no more than 4 points and ability to obtain and maintainWSSCWater driver’s permit within 90 days of hire or transfer

  • Must pass aDOTphysical and possess aDOTMedical Card

  • Must obtain and maintain a valid Class B Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with Tanker endorsement within 1 year of hire or transfer

  • Employees are considered to be emergency personnel and must report to work as scheduled under all weather conditions

  • Shift work, on-call, and mandatory overtime may be required


Salary$15.09 - $26.10 per hour plus shift differential

EEO Statement


It is the policy of the Commission to select new employees and to promote current employees without regard to race, sexual orientation, sex, religion, national origin, marital status, or handicap. The Commission does not discriminate against qualified individuals with a disability and will make reasonable accommodation for any disability that does not result in undue hardship for the Commission.

Close Date11/06/2020

Open Until FilledNo

Special Instructions to Applicants

Additional Information

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  • *Do you have a High School diploma or equivalent?

  • Yes

  • No

  • *Do you have a valid driver's license with no more than 4 points and with no restrictions (except eyeglasses/contact lenses)?

  • Yes

  • No

  • *Do you have an active CDL A or B License?

  • Yes

  • No

  • *Do you have experience using any of the following equipment: backhoe, loader or dump truck?

  • Yes

  • No

  • *You will be considered emergency personnel; therefore, you must report to work as scheduled or as directed by your supervisor, when WSSC declares an event that requires emergency personnel to report to work. You may also be called or recalled to duty, at any time, during emergency situations. Would you be able to meet this requirement?

  • Yes

  • No

  • *In this position you will be required to pass the Department of Transportation (DOT) physical exam. Would you be able to meet this requirement?

  • Yes

  • No

  • *Will you, now or in the future, require sponsorship for employment visa status?

  • Yes

  • No

  • Are you an honorably discharged veteran of the United States armed forces who was a bona fide resident of the state of Maryland when you entered the U.S. military?

  • Yes

  • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Resume

Optional Documents