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Lead Utility Worker


The Alderwood Water & Wastewater District’s (AWWD) mission is to provide clean, reliable water and wastewater services for a healthy community.  As an organization we strive to build and maintain a system that will function for the next 100 years and beyond.  We protect the natural environment, conserve water resources, and provide critical services, every day.  Spanning 45 square miles in southwest Snohomish County, the District is the largest special purpose water/wastewater District in the State of Washington.  
The District’s strategic plan includes the following strategies: ‘serve you today’, ‘plan for tomorrow’, ‘protect our water supply’, ‘manage our information and our physical assets’, and ‘build a learning organization’.  Our staff are engaged in updating the tools and methods we use to serve a growing community more efficiently and effectively.
"Planning for the long tomorrow" is AWWD's guiding principle.  We consider our decisions and prioritize resources and programs based on the impact to our customers and community today and for the next 100 years and beyond.  


The Opportunity:  Lead Utility Worker

The Alderwood Water & Wastewater District (AWWD) is accepting applications for Lead Utility Worker
The District is accepting applications from those who are qualified and interested in a Lead Utility Worker position within the Maintenance and Operations Department.  The successful candidate will be responsible for the on-site maintenance and operation of the District’s water distribution system, wastewater collection system, plants and reservoirs, and providing work assignments and instruction to employees.  The successful candidate will also be responsible for the safety of their work crews as well as maintaining acceptable on-site work performance standards. This position reports directly to a Field Operations Manager.
Lead Utility Workers maintain and operate the District’s water distribution system, sewage collection system, plants, and reservoirs.  Essential duties include installing, servicing, and repairing water and sewer facilities; repairing water and sewer line leaks; flushing water systems; repairing curbs and sidewalks; installing valves and setting meters; and responding professionally and courteously to customer inquiries.
The successful candidate must have four years of related experience, with at least three years of water/wastewater experience and must possess a High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED). They must also possess and maintain a valid Washington State Driver’s License with a Commercial Driver’s License Class A with tanker and air brake endorsement, an industrial first aid/CPR card, flagger card, fork lift certification, confined space entry, shoring and trenching, Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Lead, a Water Distribution Manager II certification or ability to obtain within one year, a Wastewater Collections II certification or ability to obtain within one year and a Cross Connection Specialist certification or ability to obtain within one year.
This position is represented by WCCCE, Local No. 1811A, AFSCME, AFL-CIO. A valid Washington State Driver’s license and acceptable driving record is required for all classification levels.  The District offers a very competitive and comprehensive full-family benefits package that includes medical, dental, group term life insurance, long-term and short-term disability coverage, State of Washington PERS retirement plan participation, deferred compensation IRC Section 457 program with a 401(a) District funded match, wellness incentives, as well commute reduction incentives.     
Please see the complete job description for further details on the tasks and responsibilities for this position.  
The pay range for this position is $37.10 - $49.74 per hour, with a starting pay range of $37.10 - $42.97 dependent upon experience and qualifications.

Application Process

Please submit all application materials including a cover letter and resume by Sunday, May 14, 2023 at 11:59 pm to be considered during the first review of applicants.  Visit www.awwd.com/careers for a complete job description and to apply online.  The tentative timeline for this hiring process is:
  • First round of candidates invited to interview will be notified week of May 15th.
  • Interviews are tentatively scheduled the week of May 22nd.
For questions, clarifications, or other information please contact Brooklyn Lee, Interim HR Manager at (425) 582-3922.  Prior to employment, a criminal history background check and reference checks will be conducted on the top candidates. The District is an Equal Opportunity Employer and maintains policies for a drug-free and smoke-free work environment.
Position: Lead Utility Worker
Organization: Alderwood Water & Wastewater District
Location: Lynnwood,  WA 
United States
Posting Start Date: 4/28/2023
Date Posted: 4/28/2023
Status: This listing expires on: 6/12/2023
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Alderwood Water & Wastewater District

Lynnwood,  WA 98087
United States
Brooklyn Lee