Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community

Scottsdale, Arizona, United States

Water Quality Specialist - Cross Connection

Posted over 1 month ago · Full time

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Job Description



Under general supervision of the Regulatory Compliance Supervisor, manages the backflow cross connection control program. Responsible for the testing and repair of the community owned backflow devices. Performs and oversees technical inspections. Notifies facilities of noncompliance. Responds to water quality problems related to backflow. Performs plan review. This position is treated as an FLSA non-exempt position and is subject to working on call and weekend hours.

Essential Functions: (Essential functions may vary among positions, but may include the following tasks, knowledge, abilities, skills and other characteristics. This list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not intended to be a comprehensive listing of tasks performed by all positions in this classification.)

Examples of Tasks

1. Along with the Regulatory Compliance Supervisor, manages the backflow/cross connection control program.

2. Maintains database of non-commercial and commercial back flow assemblies. Assist with the input of backflow preventers into GIS mapping system. Manages files, correspondences and test reports. Verifies backflow information, location, and facility/business names. Notifies facilities of pending inspections.

3. Conducts annual cross connection inspection and notes deficiencies. Notifies facilities of non-compliance and re-inspects as required. Updates test report forms when necessary.

4. Performs backflow testing and repair of Community owned backflow devices as needed.

5. Conducts cross connection surveys of the potable water systems. Maintains water system backflow prevention plans and reports in accordance with federal and Community requirements.

6. Responds to water quality problems related to backflow, conducts inspection and/or investigation, and takes appropriate corrective action including documentation to update management.

7. Provides public outreach and education events on backflow prevention. Answers customer questions regarding backflow prevention.

8. Advises the Water Resources section management of recommended changes to backflow prevention policies when necessary.

9. Conducts and approves plan reviews for the installation of cross connection control devices.

10. Operates a variety of simple plumbing tools, test gauges and hand tools to test and/or repair new and existing backflow prevention devices. Maintains and calibrates field testing equipment (e.g. backflow tester).

11. Assists management in addressing water conservation issues. Attends Community functions/meetings and promotes water conservation. Assists with water conservation presentations and classes.

12. Performs installation, testing, and repair of hydrant meters.

13. Provides cross training of primary cross connection duties to Water Quality Specialist - Sampling and Water Quality Specialist - Water Meters.

14. Assists the Water Quality Specialist - Sampling in water quality sampling duties as needed.

15. Assists the Water Quality Specialist - Meters in meter reading duties as needed.

16. Performs other job-related tasks as assigned by Department Management to enhance departmental operations.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Other Characteristics:

Knowledge of basic customer service principles and techniques

Knowledge of techniques involved in testing, identifying and correcting problems with cross connection control devices and the installation of correct backflow prevention assemblies.

Knowledge of specific various types of backflow prevention assemblies and criteria for identifying specific needs based on proposed application.

Knowledge of codes, ordinances, materials, methods of construction and installation of backflow prevention and cross connection

Knowledge of basic understanding of plumbing principles

Knowledge of Federal potable water distribution regulations, standards, and criteria.

Knowledge of Federal SDWA regulations and the implementation there of.

Knowledge of water distribution system dynamics, including flow and pressure parameters.

Knowledge of Federal (OSHA) regulations and department policies regarding safe work practices.

Knowledge of mathematical principles used in calculating measurements and calibrations.

Knowledge of chemicals, safety precautions, and equipment used in environmental, water and wastewater treatment facilities.

Knowledge of the history, culture, laws, rules, customs and traditions of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community.

Skill in communicating orally with other staff, Community members and the general public.

Skill in establishing and assigning priorities, measuring accomplishments and managing deadlines.

Skill in interpreting and applying Community and federal codes, laws and regulations regarding water/wastewater operations.

Skill in using a computer and related software applications.

Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with customers and other staff.

Ability to use applicable tools and equipment related to area of assignment.

Ability to respond to emergency repair calls at any time and under a variety of weather conditions.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other staff and the public.

Ability to pick up and move objects weighing in excess of 100 pounds occasionally at least 50 pounds constantly.

Ability to climb ladders or steps, and bend or stoop repeatedly or continually.

Ability to maintain compliance documentation, log, records and other internal tracking forms. Ability to perform flushing operations using valve wrenches to open and close blow-off valves and fire hydrants.

Works in small, cramped areas while performing backflow inspections and assembly testing which may include kneeling and bending over.

Ability to read and interpret technical and operational manuals, blueprints, and diagrams.

Ability to prepare and maintain complete and accurate records and reports.

Ability to work in confined space and endure exposure to extreme water conditions.

Ability to use personal computers and related software such as Word and Excel to prepare letters, reports, and records for the job.

Minimum Qualifications

Education & Experience: Graduation from high school or GED equivalency and a minimum two (2) years' experience in water treatment and/or water distribution system, and one (1) year experience in cross connection control.

Equivalency: Any equivalent combination of education and/or experience that would allow the candidate to satisfactorily perform the duties of this position, will be considered.

Underfill Eligibility: An enrolled Community Member whom closely qualifies for the minimum qualifications for a position may be considered for employment under SRPMIC Policy 2-19, Underfill.

Special Requirements
  • Must possess a valid Backflow Prevention Assembly-General Tester Certificate (e.g. ABPA, ASSE 5110) at the time of hire.
  • Must possess a valid Cross Connection Specialist Certificate (e.g. ABPA, ASSE 5110, ASSE 5120) within one (1) year of hire.
  • Must possess a valid ADEQ or ITCA Grade I Water Treatment or a Grade I Water Distribution Certification. Certifications from other states with Arizona reciprocity are acceptable.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Arizona Driver's License.

Prior to hire as an employee, applicants will be subject to drug and alcohol testing. Will be required to pass a pre-employment background/fingerprint check. Employees are subject to random drug and alcohol testing.

"SRPMIC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer" Preference will be given to a qualified : Community Member Veteran, Community Member, Spouse of Community Member, qualified Native American, and then other qualified candidate.

In order to obtain preference, the following is required: 1) Qualified Community Member Veteran (DD-214) will be required at the time of application submission 2) Qualified Community Member (must provide Tribal I.D at time of application submission),3) Spouse of a Community Member (Marriage License/certificate and spouse Tribal ID or CIB is required at time of application submission), and 4) Native American (Tribal ID or CIB required at time of application submission).

Documents may be submitted by one of the following methods:

1) attach to application

2) fax (480) 362-5860

3) mail or hand deliver to Human Resources.

Documentation must be received by position closing date.

The IHS/BIA Form-4432 is not accepted .

Your Tribal ID/CIB must be submitted to HR-Recruitment-Two Waters.