City of Meridian

33 E. Broadway Ave
Meridian , ID
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Cross Connection Control Inspector I

City of Meridian
Meridian, ID Full time
Posted on December 19, 2017

Job Title:                      Collection System Technician I                          

Department:                 Public Works

Reports To:                  Lead Collection System Technician       

Open Date:                   October 9, 2017           

Close Date:                   Open Until Filled

Hiring Range:               $15.09 - $19.27 hourly, DOE

Salary Range:               $15.09 - $22.62 hourly, DOE


Job Summary:

The Cross Connection Control Inspector I’s primary duties are the responsibility for insuring the safety and integrity of the City of Meridian’s municipal drinking water system through surveying, reporting, monitoring and controlling cross connections from hazards and non - potable sources.  The incumbent must perform work safely, efficiently, and accurately, occasionally under adverse conditions. Work closely with and provide assistance and support to the Meridian Utility Billing Services (MUBS), building inspections and Community Development. Expected to exercise initiative and independent judgment both individually, and as part of a team, in assisting with maintenance, operations, special projects and technical related activities of the Water Division.  Works under the direction of the Water Quality Program Manager and assists in the activities related to the Cross connection Program. Assist and support other Departments when needed.     


Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

·         Provide excellent customer service to both internal and external customers;

·         Perform all duties associated with the City of Meridian Cross Connection Control Program;

·         Perform troubleshooting, installations, repairs, testing and replacements of backflow devices and related equipment;

·         Perform data entry and routine data audits. Generates work orders for field issues and needs pertaining to backflow, makes corrections and follows through;

·         Identify Cross Connection Control violations and sends notices to customers for cross connection violations, problems, penalties and terminations, follows up and takes appropriate actions to enforce and maintain compliance;

·         Assist with backflow related correspondence and communication to public, vendors and testers via, phone, computer, letters, etc.;

·         Assist with plan reviews for new and existing buildings and facilities within water service area, identify and direct backflow equipment and installation requirements for design incorporation;

·         Assist with and complete monthly backflow disconnections and reconnection events and related activities, work cooperatively with Meridian Billing Department (MUBS) with backflow related activities and concerns;

·         Survey private and City owned properties and facilities for backflow violations, discrepancies, proper device installation and application, take appropriate measures to correct and maintain compliance;

·         Prepare, maintain, and complete service account, work, and service records pertaining to backflow prevention in accordance with backflow, utility billing software and asset management programs; capture data and maintain accuracy through timely collection; ensure deadlines are met and adjustments/recommend changes as needed;

·         Follow City backflow standards and regulations, ensures City code and regulations are adhered to at all times;

·         Assists with general maintenance and operations work to water production, distribution and treatment systems including but not limited to repair, new installation, preventative maintenance, troubleshooting equipment failures, water sampling, line locates and service order completion;

·         Perform general cleaning / maintenance tasks necessary to keep facilities, vehicles, equipment, and tools in operable condition; reports faulty equipment;

  • Continuously strive to protect water quality, decrease turnaround times, and streamline work processes; work cooperatively and jointly to maintain compliance and provide safe and compliant high quality drinking water and seamless customer service;

·         Maintain through and accurate records and computer entries in backflow and other department data bases, understand and follow written and verbal instructions, regulations and policies, read and interpret blueprints of water distribution system, service orders, maintenance manuals and other related literature;

·         Assist administration by answering questions or office phones;

·         Maintain and ensure work environment is in alignment and in compliance with the City’s Standard Operating Policies, Safety Policies and other related policies / procedures in regards to safety prevention; works in a safe manner and reports unsafe activities, conditions and faulty equipment; communicate effectively with customers, supervisor, employees, other departments, vendors, and agencies to coordinate work activities, collaborate, exchange information, or resolve problems; lead by example demonstrating City CARE values and promoting teamwork;

·         Subject to “on call” duties and respond to call back emergencies as needed;

·         Perform other duties as assigned.

Job Specifications:

·         High school graduate or GED equivalent;

·         One (1) year of progressive experience in the water production/treatment, water distribution, customer service, inspection and regulatory cross connection control field. Or, any combination of experience, education sufficient to perform the essential duties of the position.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

·         Basic understanding of water system layout, ability to read and interpret maps and plans;

·         Intermediate understanding of hydraulic pressure and volume, ability to troubleshoot simple system flow and pressure problems;

·         Basic knowledge of water system infrastructure and equipment. Have the ability to assist with the installation, maintenance, operation and repair of fire hydrants, water services, blow offs, valves, main lines and other related water system facilities;

·         Intermediate knowledge and ability to understand regulations, law, and results related to cross connection control, building and plumbing codes;

·         Basic knowledge of cross connection control and backflow prevention practices and procedures;

·         Ability to perform advanced mathematical computations to perform dosage formulae, volume equations, pressure calculations, and flow formulae;

·         Knowledge of safety standards and procedures, confined space entry, excavation, fire safety, lock out / tag out and trenching, PPE, ability to identify and perform safe working practices;

·         Demonstrate excellent self-management qualities; 

  • Requires above average public relation skills, work closely with the public and business community;
  • Understanding and ability to effectively operate computers, software and related operating systems/platforms; perform data entry; QA/QC entry and reports; 
  • Ability to effectively communicate orally and written with management, supervisors co-workers and the public with respect in a pleasant, professional and courteous manner;
  • Must be willing to take classes in related fields to keep skills and knowledge current with industry;

·         Display an attitude of cooperation and the ability to work well with others;


Licensing and Certification:

·         Must hold  the following State of Idaho licenses:

o    Class I Water Distribution Operators License within one year of hire;

o    Class I Water Treatment Operators License within 18 months of hire;

o    Backflow Assembly Tester License within 18 months of hire;

·         Must hold and maintain a valid State of Idaho driver’s license (Class A CDL Preferred) and safe driving record;

·         Must be Incident Command System (ICS) 100 & 200 certified within one year of hire;


Work Environment and Physical Demands:

·         While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near or on moving mechanical equipment in outside weather conditions. The noise level often in the work environment is sometimes loud;

·         Occasionally works in high precarious places and is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, heavy machinery, vibration and biological hazards;

·         Constantly requires driving a motor vehicle or maintenance equipment;

·         Occasionally is exposed to risk of electrical shock;

·         Occasionally requires lifting and moving up to 50 pounds and occasionally lifts and/or moves more than 100 pounds;

·         Must be capable of walking, climbing, and bending safely without undo strain.


Travel Requirements

·         Local travel is occasionally required via city vehicle;

·         Some in state and out of state travel may be required for training. 



Incumbent must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation efficiently and accurately without causing a significant safety threat to self or others.  The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and/or skill required of all personnel so classified.  This job description is not an employment agreement and/or an expressed or implied employment contract.   Management has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice.



To comply with the Americans with Disability Act (ADA), the City may make reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities to enable them to perform the essential job functions.


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