Water/Sewer Maintenance Worker II

Description :

                      CLASS TITLE:  Water/Sewer Maintenance Worker II




Responsible for performing unskilled and semiskilled tasks; works on individual job assignments or as a member of a work group engaged in planned or scheduled general maintenance or renovation activities involving City properties and facilities to include public buildings, grounds, water and sewer facilities and streets.  Duties often include the operation of light to medium sized vehicles and construction equipment. 



  • Repairs and replaces manholes, cleans, repairs and replaces sewer lines.
  • Operates hand and power tools including jack hammer, air compressor and other hand and power tools.
  • Operates light to medium equipment including rodder, suction pumps, flusher, tractors and loaders.
  • Paints, mixes cement and cuts grass.
  • Cleans catch basins, lays pipe, paints and silk screens traffic signs, operates light truck, jack hammer and other hand tools and welding equipment for the installation of traffic signs.
  • Assists skilled repairmen in plumbing repairs and performs minor repairs to buildings and equipment.
  • Performs other work as necessary and or as assigned.
  • Must report to work on a regular and timely basis.


The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position. 



The Water/Sewer Maintenance Worker II reports directly to the Water/Sewer Maintenance Leader I.


The Water/Sewer Maintenance Worker II does not have any direct reports or supervisory responsibilities.




Training and Experience:  High school diploma or equivalent is preferred but not required and one (1) year of experience as a trades helper or maintenance laborer in any of the construction and maintenance trades, preferably including some work experience involving the operation of light to medium construction equipment.


Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:  Good knowledge of manual labor work practices, methods, tools and materials of varied semiskilled general maintenance work; and good knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions of the work.  Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions; ability to read and write; ability to use various types of mechanical tools and equipment; ability to operate various types of automotive and power equipment; and the ability to courteously and tactfully communicate with fellow workers, supervisors, other members of the organization and the public in giving and receiving information.  Skill in the operation of light to heavy automotive equipment and in the use of pertinent tools and power equipment.


Physical Requirements:  The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements.  On a case-by-case basis, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, arm and hand steadiness and finger dexterity will be needed enough to use a key board and telephone.  Occasional sitting and standing is required.  Frequent lifting and carrying of objects up to sixty (60) pounds.  Occasional lifting and carrying of objects weighing over sixty (60) pounds.  Occasional reaching, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crawling, twisting, handling and repetitive movements.  Vision, speech and hearing sufficient to perform essential tasks.  Punctuality and reasonable attendance is essential.     Must submit to drug screening and fitness to work physical exam.


Licenses and Certificates:  Possession of a valid Oklahoma Class “B” CDL is required, or ability to obtain within nine (9) months from appointment.  Must possess and maintain a class “D” Waterworks license or ability to obtain within nine (9) months from appointment and a class “D” Wastewater license or ability to obtain within nine (9) months. 


WORKING ENVIRONMENT:  Work in this classification is both indoors and outdoors.  Will travel to other City locations as required.  Requires ability to work weekends, holidays and irregular hours.  Requires ability to maintain on-call status.  Will be subjected to confined spaces.


STARTING PAY:  $11.20/hr.  Excellent employee benefits (insurance, vacation leave, sick leave, retirement, holidays).


WORK HOURS:  8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Requires ability to work weekends, holidays and irregular hours.  Requires ability to maintain on-call status.


WORK LOCATION:  City of Muskogee Public Works Department, Pollution Control Plant Division, 5000 East Hancock, Muskogee, Oklahoma.

Contact :

RESUMES MAY BE SUBMITTED BUT WE REQUIRE THAT OUR EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION BE COMPLETED AND SUBMITTED ALSO.  The employment application can be found on our website:  http://www.cityofmuskogee.com.  Just click on “Menu” at the top left side of the page (in the green bar), then under that go to “Departments” & click on “Human Resources”, then click on “Links and Downloads” on the left hand side of the page, then click on “Applications” (toward the bottom of the page), then click on “Employment Application” (print and fill out) or “Fillable Employment Application” (fill out online), or one can be faxed, emailed, or mailed to you or you can pick one up from the City of Muskogee Human Resources Department at 229 West Okmulgee Street (the three story red brick building (Muskogee Municipal Building) at the southeast corner of 3rd and Okmulgee Streets).  The Human Resources Department is located on the First Floor, Room 102.  Applications can be returned to the same address or by mail:  City of Muskogee, Human Resources Department, P. O. Box 1927, Muskogee, OK  74402-1927; by fax:  918-684-6223; or by email:  jkennedy@muskogeeonline.org.  If you should have any questions, please call the Human Resources Department at 918-684-6221 or inquire in person at the address above or fax or email (above).


DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS:  There is no deadline for applications for this position – it will be open until filled.



Deadline for Applying : Open until filled