Water Distribution Maintenance Worker II

at City of Muskogee in Muskogee, Oklahoma, United States

Job Description

CLASS TITLE: Water Distribution Maintenance Worker II

Responsible for performing unskilled and semi-skilled tasks; works on individual job assignments or as a member of a work group engaged in planned or scheduled general maintenance activities involving the City water distribution system.

• Operates hand tools, power tools, light trucks and small equipment.
• Participates with a group of workers involved in a wide variety of planned and scheduled maintenance activities including operating small to medium equipment.
• Performs special worksite and traffic setup.
• Probes and locates water lines.
• Digs ditches and trenches, lays pipe, installs and repairs valves and water leaks.
• Paints, mixes cement, cuts grass, patches streets, installs fire hydrants and pours lead joints.
• 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 Distribution Maintenance Worker II reports directly to the Water Distribution Maintenance Leader II.

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

Training and Experience: High school diploma or equivalent 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, semi-skilled maintenance work; and considerable knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions of the work. Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions; ability to lead a group of workers performing manual labor for extended periods of time in varying weather conditions; ability to use and instruct others in the use of mechanical tools and equipment; ability to operate and instruct others in the use of various types of automotive and power equipment; ability to read and write; ability to interpret plans and specifications; ability to plan and oversee the work of semi-skilled and skilled workers; and the ability to understand and influence the behavior of others within the organization, customers or the public in order to achieve job objectives and cause action or understanding.

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. Physical requirements include occasional walking and standing; frequent lifting and carrying of up to fifty (50) pounds; occasional lifting and carrying of more than sixty (60) pounds; frequent reaching, handling and twisting; occasional balancing, stooping, kneeling, crawling and climbing; 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 license within nine (9) months of appointment. Must possess a Class “D” water license issued by the State Department of Health or ability to obtain license within nine (9) months of appointment.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT: Work in this classification is primarily outdoors. Will travel to other city locations as required. Exposure to wet, hot, cold and/or humid conditions. Requires ability to work weekends and holidays as required and maintain a stand-by status.

Notice: This classification is a “safety sensitive” position as defined by the United States Department of Transportation drug and alcohol testing regulations, the Oklahoma Standards for Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Act and/or the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana laws. As a “safety sensitive” classification, you will be subject to drug and alcohol testing, including random testing. Marijuana is one of the substances included in the drug panel screening. Possession of a medical marijuana license will not excuse you from the testing process, or the consequences of testing positive for marijuana.

STARTING PAY: $11.89/hr. Excellent employee benefits (insurance, vacation leave, sick leave, retirement, holidays).

WORK HOURS: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Requires ability to work weekends and holidays as required and maintain a stand-by status.

WORK LOCATION: Public Works Department, Water Distribution Division, 1401 S. B Street, Muskogee, Oklahoma.

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: Just click on “Departments” (in the green bar toward the top of the page), then click on “Human Resources” (on the left side of the page), then click on “Links and Downloads” (on the left side of the page), then click on “Applications” (toward the bottom of the page), then click on “City of Muskogee Employment Application” (you can be print and fill out), 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: 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.


Job Details


City of Muskogee


229 W. Okmulgee
Muskogee, Oklahoma 74401
United States

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Job Order: 1986374

Posted On: Feb 05, 2021

Updated On: May 04, 2021