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Maintenance Technician - Stormwater - City of Newcastle ( Job # 18-0002)

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Minimum Salary: $49,996.00 per year
Maximum Salary: $65,236.00 per year
Employment Type: Full Time
Department: Public Works
Open until filled.. Applications first reviewed on: Wednesday, February 28, 2018
(Open to current employees and the general public.)


First Review: Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Under the supervision of the Infrastructure Maintenance Manager the Maintenance Technician-Stormwater position performs recurring and unique work within the Department of Public Works.  The position will work closely with the Surface Water Program Manger to implement requirements of the NPDES Phase II Municipal Permit.  The position will perform duties that include, but are not limited to: inspect, install, repair, clean, construct and maintain the storm and surface water management systems. Duties include the safe and proper operation of all equipment, tools and vehicles required to accomplish assigned tasks.



This list is intended only to illustrate the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or logical assignment to the position.

  1. Must be able to read and interpret construction drawings.
  2. Perform inspections of the municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4) as required by the NPDES Phase II permit.
  3. Inspect flow control and treatment facilities for sediment levels and condition, collect and analyze water quality samples, identify and repair components on vaults and tanks, replace storm water vaults, fix sheer gates, replace broken parts, mud and grout pipes.
  4. Maintain detention ponds; mowing and removing invasive weeds, removing debris, and cleaning out inlets and outlets.
  5. Assist with data collection and input data into Asset Management system and/or other computer applications and database.
  6. Enter confined spaces including; manholes, chambers, vaults and tanks.
  7. Respond to after-hours to perform maintenance and/or repair work that results from storm or emergency events; required to serve as designated call-out on rotating basis.
  8. Communicates at all times and in all media ways that reflect well upon the City and the employees; communicates at all times in ways that are accurate, professional and in keeping with the customer service ethic herein; as needed, provides reliable and concise written and oral reports; makes recommendations involving areas of responsibility.
  9. Install a variety of temporary Best Management Practices (BMPs) to prevent erosion and sediment from public works sites.
  10. Uses a wide variety of hand- and power-operated tools and equipment, including heavy equipment.  Uses weed and brush cutting equipment, hand held sprayers, tractor-mounted mowers, operate specialized equipment such as a vactor trailer to maintain area wide NPDES permit required duties.
  11. Performs maintenance activities relating to roadside mowing; maintaining right of ways and roadside vegetation next to surface water conveyance systems, remove debris from curb and gutter lines, unclog catch basis, perform weed and vegetation control services including the handling and/or application of hazardous materials, fertilizers, herbicides, and other chemicals in accordance with applicable regulations and instructions.
  12. Maintains assigned equipment and makes minor repairs on related equipments such as checking and servicing fuel, oil and coolant levels; tire pressure and general appearance; takes necessary steps to bring equipment up to operating standards; prepares and maintains usage records.
  13. Assist with TV and Video inspection; of storm lines, catch basins, manholes, tanks and vaults.
  14. Treats everyone in a respectful, courteous, and a professional manner.
  15. Completes special projects as assigned; assists other departments as assigned.
  16. Follow procedures for conducting investigations of the MS4 including field screening and identifying methods for potential sources.
  17. Identifies, traces, detects and eliminates illicit discharges and illicit connections to MS4.
  18. Implements the requirements of the SWPPP for all City facilities.
  19. Staff various City events that occur during evenings and weekends.
  20. Other tasks will include snow and ice removal, and occasionally assisting in the street and/or parks division.

Other Duties

  1. Because of the small size of the City’s staffing level, each employee is expected to perform a wide range of office and field duties as may be required from time to time.




The working conditions described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly is required to use hands to finger, handle, feel, or operate objects, tools, or controls, and to reach with hands and arms.  The employee frequently is required to stand and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to walk, sit, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, and use the olfactory sense.

The employee frequently must lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

The employee regularly works in outside weather conditions and frequently is exposed to wet, cold, and/or humid conditions.  The employee works regularly near moving mechanical parts and mechanical vibrations.  The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places and occasionally is exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and risk of electrical shock.

The noise level in the work environment is often loud.

KNOWLEDGE and SKILLS (Entry Requirements)

Knowledge of:

  • The methods, materials, tools, and equipment utilized in maintenance, construction, and repair activities;
  • The maintenance of stormwater facilities;
  • The methods, materials, tools and equipment utilized in concrete repair and installation;
  • The safe and proper operation of heavy equipment.


Skill in:

  • Inspecting, installing and repairing stormwater infrastructure;
  • Understanding and following oral and written instructions;
  • Working safely;
  • Communicating effectively, both verbally and in writing;
  • English language fluency;
  • Using a variety of hand tools and motorized equipment;
  • Performing heavy manual tasks for extended periods of time;
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with employees, other departments, and the public;
  • Driving light, medium, and heavy commercial trucks.

Graduation from high school or GED equivalent is required.

At least two years of previous experience that is related to this position.

Special Requirements


Must have a driving record that meets City insurance standards and possess a valid Washington State driver’s license at time of hire and throughout employment.

Pass a pre-employment physical capacities test, drug test and job-related tests. 


Must obtain at the time of appointment or by a time established by the City

Obtain and maintain a current first aid/CPR card

State of Washington flagging certification card

Pesticide/Herbicide Applicators License

Excavation Safety for Competent Person

Confined Space training

Certified Erosion & Sediment Control Lead (CESCL)


Legal & Regulatory Employment Conditions

This classification description does not constitute an employment agreement between the City and employee.  It is subject to change by the City as the needs of the City and requirements change.

Appointment and Removal Authority: The City Manager is the appointing authority of the City with power of appointment and removal of all employees.

Abide by Personnel Policies:  Upon acceptance of employment, the employee will be provided with a copy of the City’s Personnel Policies, will be asked to acknowledge receipt of same in writing, and be required to abide by those policies, as printed at that time or thereafter amended.


As a condition of employment, must become a member of Teamsters Local 763 within 30 days of employment or meet alternate regulations as set forth in the Agreement between the City and the Teamsters Union.


Newcastle City Hall
12835 Newcastle Way, Suite 200
Newcastle, WA 98056