Now Hiring: Utility Service Worker 4 Water Distribution

Hourly Pay Range: $23.35 to $29.91 DOQ
Pay Scale: 10
Reports To: Superintendent – Water and Electric Distribution
Employment Status: Full-time
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

The Village of Yellow Springs seeks a full-time Utility Service Worker 4 Water Distribution. Primary responsibilities will include performing a variety of semi-skilled and skilled labor tasks in maintaining public water distribution system, fire hydrants, valves, locates, and operating light to heavy equipment.  Must have training and/or experience that evidences basic knowledge of general maintenance and repair work needed.  A HS diploma or GED, as well as a valid driver’s license are required.  A Class B CDL is required. OEPA Water Distribution 1 license required. Resume required. Open until filled. EOE


  • Health (HSA), Dental, and Vision Insurance 
  • $50,000 Life Insurance Policy for Employee 
  • Tuition reimbursement per village manual 
  • OPERS (Ohio Public Employees Retirement System) 
  • 11 Paid Holidays 
  • Paid Vacation, Personal & Sick Leave 
  • Uniforms
  • Boots
  • Personal Protective Equipment Provided (PPE)
  • Longevity pay
Application forms are available at 100 Dayton Street, Yellow Springs, OH 45387 or ONLINE at Applications and resumes must be submitted to 100 Dayton Street, Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387 (Attn: Erica Thomas), or by email to no later than February 28, 2023 at 5:00pm. EOE


  1. High school diploma or general education degree (GED).
  2. Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with a class B endorsement
  3. Must possess a valid Ohio driver’s license.
  4. Training and/or experience as a general maintenance and repair technician.
  5. Certified Water Distribution 1 by the State of Ohio
  6. The ability to pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check
  7. Passes the Village of Yellow Springs equipment training course within 6 months of hiring


Installs, maintains, and repairs water distribution system. Works directly under Superintendent- Electric/Water Distribution.


  1.  Operates a valve exercising machine doing yearly valve maintenance.
  2.  Installs, maintains, and repairs components of the water distribution system.
  3.  Drives trucks, pulls trailers, and performs routine vehicle maintenance.
  4.  Repairs and replace broken fire hydrants
  5. Repairs and installs new water main as needed
  6.  Runs GIS equipment to insure precise locations of the Village of Yellow Springs assets
  7.  Locates O.U.P.S. for underground wiring and digging purposes.
  8.  Performs wiring and other electrician functions at Village facilities.
  9. Operates tools for power plant maintenance (e.g., welder, drill press, bench grinder, body grinder, lathe, top and die cutting torch, etc.). 
  10. Performs custodial duties (e.g., mows grass, washes and waxes vehicles, sweeps and mops floors, etc.). 
  11. Handles a variety of troubleshooting. 
  12. Lifts and moves up to one hundred (100) pounds a distance of thirty (30) yards
  13. Follows all Village safety and health policies and procedures
  14. Attends safety meeting and seminars.
  15. Will be on call on a rotating schedule
  16. Maintains required licenses and/or certificates.
  17.  Demonstrates regular and predictable attendance.
  18.  Must answer phone calls and check emails regularly
  19. Keeps all equipment clean and serviced
  20. Paints fire hydrants


  1. Attends workshops or seminars related to duties performed.
  2. Assists other departments of the Village (e.g., ground for electric, street with snow plowing, parks with mowing grass, cleaning sewer lines, water and water treatment plants, maintenance work details, etc.). 
  3. Demonstrates and maintains satisfactory public relations.
  4. Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.
  5. Must go thru Northwest Line school module 1 (one year course with 2000 hours)
  6. Mandatory on call rotation
  7. Maintains valid driver’s license.


Knowledge of: Village policies and procedures; safety practices and procedures; electrical construction maintenance, and repair; electrical principles; traffic control; traffic signals; public relations; occupational hazards; tools, equipment, and materials used in electric distribution line construction and maintenance. 

Skill in: Trencher; backhoe; dump truck, power tools; cell phones, locating tools, and GIS

Ability to: interpret policies, procedures, and regulations; carry out detailed but basic written or oral instructions; interpret a variety of instructions in written, oral, picture, or schedule form; deal with problems involving several variables within familiar context; recognize unusual or threatening conditions and take appropriate action; exercise independent judgment; complete routine forms; prepare accurate documentation; compile and prepare reports; communicate effectively; develop and maintain effective working relationships; performs heavy manual labor for extended periods of time in often adverse conditions; travel to and gain access to work site; life and move up to 100 pounds, 30 yards; work safely; exhibit and maintain satisfactory work ethics and public relations. 


Digger derrick truck, trencher, backhoe, pick-up truck, forklift, dump truck, brush wood chipper, power tools, valve exercising machine, vac truck, front end loader, skid steer, mini excavator


The employee must negotiate, use, and work with or in the vicinity of: 

  1. Portable metal ladders. 
  2. Fixed ladders. 
  3. Vehicle-mounted elevating and rotating work platforms. 
  4. Noisy operations or activities. 
  5. Compressed Gases (argon). 
  6. Acetylene. 
  7. Oxygen 
  8. Flammable and combustible liquids. 
  9. Hazardous waste operations involving emergency response operations for release of threats of release of hazardous substances (PCB’s). 
  10. General requirements for use, care, and limitations of personal protective equipment.
  11.  Fall protection for employee's system requirements to eliminate fall hazard.
  12. Eye and face protection due to potential impact to the head from objects, electricity, and other hazards (required only when hazards are present or likely to present).
  13.  Occupational head protection due to potential impact to the head from objects, electricity, and other hazards (required only when hazards are present or likely to present). 
  14. Electrical protective devices (such as rubber gloves) to prevent electrical shock. 
  15. Hand Protection. 
  16. Machines and equipment, which could accidentally become energized (lockout/tag out). 
  17. Medical and First Aid and AED
  18. Handling of material and supplies. (Includes mechanical handling equipment, the manner in which things are stored, and housekeeping)
  19. General requirement for safe use of tools and guarding.
  20.  Woodworking equipment.
  21. Abrasive wheels.
  22. Hand and portable power tools
  23. Guarding of portable power tools.
  24. Jack stands. 
  25. Oxygen-fuel gas welding and cutting.
  26. Arc welding and cutting.
  27. Electrical wiring.
  28. Human blood or other potentially infectious materials.
  29. Hazardous chemicals 


The employee: 

  1. Works in or around crowds. 
  2. Has exposure to potentially vicious animals. 
  3. Has exposure to life threatening situations. 
  4. Has exposure to fire. 
  5. Has exposure to hot, cold, wet, humid or windy weather conditions. 
  6. Has exposure to hazardous driving conditions. 
  7. Has exposure to shaking objects or surfaces. 
  8. Has exposure to second-hand smoke.


Per the Village of Yellow Springs Policy Manual. Dated 1/22

This job description in no manner states or implies that these are the only duties and responsibilities to be performed by the incumbent who will be required to follow other instructions and perform any duties required by the position’s supervisor or Village Manager or designee. 

I understand, and will perform to the best of my ability, the job duties and requirements specified in this job description.

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