CITY OF OVERLAND PARK - POSITION DESCRIPTION
JOB SUMMARY STATEMENT: Semi-skilled labor position responsible for making accurate and procedurally correct field locates of City underground infrastructure. Operates manual and electronic utility locate tools. Uses computerized software programs to track and prioritize work requests, research utility maps, document performance and submit internal locate requests. Maintains a functional knowledge of the Kansas State One Call law requirements for field marking and requesting utility locations.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Field locates underground City owned utilities including electric lines, communication cables and storm drain piping. Employs various industry methods such as line of sight, electronic locate tools, map interpolation and distance measuring and provide accurate surface markings of located underground utilities.
Functions as the City's field agent to the State of Kansas's One Call System by tracking and prioritizing received locate requests, performing requested field locating work within the prescribed time as outline by the State's One Call program, submitting internally generated locate requests into the system and responding to customer service questions.
Schedules and conducts field site meetings with contractors, City departments and/or other Public Agencies to assist in clarifying locate information or resolve location conflicts with City owned utilities.
Reviews proposed plan changes to City owned street lighting and fiber optic cable. Provides comments to plan proposals from Developers, City Departments and/or other Public Agencies, making suggestions for improved equipment, installation methods, utility line layout and/or noting of omitted information.
Assists in the tracking and mapping of newly installed or revised City owned (streetlight, signal, fiber optics and stormwater) systems.
Assists, as needed, in the inspection of City owned utility installations as part of capitol improvement work or development projects to ensure the work is performed per City code and design standards. Visually inspects in coordination with City project and/or development inspectors the installation of electrical wiring, communication cable, junction boxes, piping, connection structures, poles, control centers, and wiring connections.
Utilizes City computer software programs and work management systems to enter and extract data. Utilizes the State's One Call computer program and Johnson County online Mapping Program.
Responds to emergency locate requests within 90 minutes of notification and coordinates with the appropriate staff level for situations affecting public safety and/or City liability.
Performs the duties of the Maintenance Worker Senior as needed. Participates in snow and ice control.
The employee must work the days and hours necessary to perform all assigned responsibilities and tasks. Must be available (especially during regular business hours or shifts) to communicate with subordinates, supervisors, customers, vendors and any other persons or organization with whom interaction is required to accomplish work and employer goals.
The employee must be punctual and timely in meeting all requirements of performance, including, but not limited to, attendance standards and work deadlines; beginning and ending assignments on time; and scheduled work breaks, where applicable.
EDUCATION & SPECIAL LICENSE(S)/CERTIFICATIONS:
High school diploma or equivalent required.
Associate's degree or course work in Electrical Design, Electrical Construction and/or Electronics preferred.
Possess or acquire within 12 months of hire, IMSA (International Municipal Sign Association) Roadway Lighting Specialist I certification.
Possess at the time of hire a valid Class A commercial driver's license with air brake, tankers and Hazmat endorsements. Must maintain an insurable driving record.
Three years public works maintenance experience or an equivalent level of experience. Two years of experience in underground utility locating and familiarity with the Kansas State One Call system preferred.
Good oral and written communication skills.
Good listening skills.
Good Manual dexterity.
General construction and mechanical skills.
Good driving skills.
Good tactful social skills.
Good problem resolution skills and attention to detail.
Good basic math and reading skills.
Intermediate computer skills including knowledge of GBA and Camp software applications.
Time management skills.
Ability to read and comprehend city codes and design standards.
Ability to read and interpret GIS mapping and utility location diagrams.
Ability to read and understand building plans and construction specifications.
Ability to carry out assignments through written and oral instructions.
Ability to assess circumstances and use reasonable judgment in discretionary situations.
Ability to prioritize and complete work under tight time deadlines.
Ability to operate electronic underground line locating equipment.
Ability to recognize safety hazards and perform work safely in field construction areas.
Ability to learn and understand PC software applications.
Ability to stay alert for long periods of time.
Ability to work independently.
Ability to work in a team.
Ability to take on a leadership role.
Hand, eye, and body coordination able to operate electronic devices, computers, light to moderately heavy machinery, equipment and vehicles.
Ability to withstand adverse weather conditions.
Ability to withstand exposure to vibrations, excessive noise, fumes and confined spaces.
Ability to stand or walk for extended periods of time.
Ability to transverse rough terrain on foot.
Ability to climb up and down for distances.
Ability to work with exposure to noise.
Ability to distinguish among colors.
Ability to climb on, enter, exit and drive city vehicles and equipment.
Ability to work at extended heights.
SEE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS ATTACHED FOR ADDITIONAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY (Direct & Indirect):
Indirect - team leader role.
The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.