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Water Well Technician

The Water Well Technician monitors, inspects, and maintains the safety of the Zoo’s water wells.

Essential Job Functions
An employee in this position may be called upon to do any or all of the following essential duties:
• Check, service, and perform maintenance on the water wells.
• Test water samples and adjust CL2 pumps.
• Minor plumbing, HVAC, and electrical work.
• Input data in computer for DEQ reports.
• Maintain accurate records for all well information and keep current for state and federal agencies.
• Check and flush fire hydrants.
• Maintain all public water features including splash pads, waterfalls, and fountains.

Non-Essential Job Functions
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA’s) for Position
An employee in this class must have the following knowledge, skills, and abilities upon application:

• Formats and requirements for a variety of water system related reports and documents.
• Well sampling principles and techniques.
• State and Federal water quality standards, regulations, guidelines and reporting requirements.
• Basic plumbing practices and techniques.
• Operation of commercial water filtration equipment/systems.
• Policies and procedures of the Oklahoma City Zoological Park and the assigned department (to be acquired within 60 days of hire).

• Operating a variety of tools and equipment related to installing, maintaining and repairing water/wastewater systems.
• Operating and maintaining assigned hand and power tools and equipment.
• Proficiency in preparing a variety of records, reports, and correspondence.
• Inspecting water, sewer, and natural gas lines/fixtures to identify maintenance/repair needs.
• Follow and relay oral and written instructions, policies and procedures.
• Strong sensory skills, such as eyesight, hearing, balance, and dexterity.

• Work a flexible schedule which may include evenings and/or weekends and holidays.
• Practice safe work methods, identifying work place hazards, and using appropriate safety equipment.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, professional colleagues and the public.,
• Driving around the Oklahoma City area throughout the year.

Physical Demands
• Required to walk, sit and stand for periods of time.
• Push, lift, and carry up to 50 lbs.
• Bend, stoop, kneel, and move intermittently throughout the day.
• May be exposed to fumes, odors, dust, moving mechanical parts and vehicles.
• Exposure to extreme weather conditions, such as heat, cold, rain, snow and ice.
• Exposure to potentially dangerous animals.

**This position description is a general guideline for work behavior and is not intended to be a comprehensive listing of all job duties. Therefore, it is also not, nor can it be implied to be, a contract of employment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential tasks. Must be able to successfully complete an intense background investigation.

Employment Status: Full-Time
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Experience Required: One (1) year in water treatment OR a combination of education and experience to perform the essential duties of the job.
Minimum Education Requirements: High School diploma or G.E.D.
Department: Maintenance Services.
Direct Supervisor: Assistant Manager Maintenance Services.
Supervisory Responsibility: Direct (0); Indirect (0)
Primary Work Location: Zoo Setting both indoors and outdoors.
Certification: Valid Oklahoma driver’s license and pass a driver’s history check. Valid Class C Water Operator Certificate from the Oklahoma Dept. of Environmental Water Quality. Successful completion of a pre-employment background check, a physical examination, and a drug test.
*Salary: $16.50/hour
*Pay will be commensurate with relevant experience.