Last Update: February 18, 2016

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CLOSING DATE: Open until filled.


Maintenance Worker

SUMMARY OF POSITION:
Assists in construction and maintenance tasks of the Authority's canal system, including operating construction and maintenance equipment as necessary, such as mowers, trucks, tractors, chainsaws, etc.

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS:

  • Reports to: Canal Superintendent; may receive assignments from Crew Leader at work sites.
  • Directs: This is a non-supervisory position.
  • Other: Has daily contact with other Authority personnel; has occasional contact with Authority customers.

EXAMPLES OF WORK:
Essential Duties:

  • Maintain punctual, regular attendance and work the scheduled hours.
  • Assists in construction and maintenance of the canal system.
  • Performs carpentry work in the construction of canal structures.
  • Installs and replaces concrete and aluminum piping and water meters.
  • Builds barbed-wire fences.
  • Ties steel reinforcement for concrete projects.
  • Mixes, pours, and finishes concrete in the construction of water gates, columns, flumes, floors, walls, bridges, etc.
  • Clears vegetation and debris from canals and canal banks, including operating mowers and chainsaws and applying herbicides.
  • Repairs leaks in levees and canal gates.
  • Loads and unloads equipment or supplies onto or off of truck, and transports to or from work sites.
  • Operates tractors, vehicles, chippers, etc., as necessary.

Other important duties: Performs other duties as may be assigned.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of: construction and maintenance practices related to large-scale water supply/canal systems.

Required Skill/Ability to:demonstrate proficiency in written and oral communication; understand numeric data; read, interpret and follow maps; complete necessary paperwork and/or reports accurately, legibly, and promptly; maintain appropriate Texas Driver License (applicable to job responsibilities) and good driving record; tolerate outside working conditions, including exposure to adverse weather conditions; and establish and maintain effective working relationships with other Authority employees and customers.

PREFERRED OR DESIRABLE KNOWLEDGE SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Skill/Ability to:operate computer, including email, word processing, and spreadsheets (Microsoft Office Suite); use computer spreadsheets for data entry; and use Google Earth programs.

ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
High school graduation, or its equivalent, plus at least two years of related work experience or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Appropriate Texas Driver License

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES PREFERRED:
Texas Class A Commercial Driver License (CDL)

PAY GROUP: A2-A4
SALARY RANGE: $11.34 - $20.28 (Dependent on experience and qualifications)

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled.


Assistant Canal Superintendent

SUMMARY OF POSITION:
Assist the Canal Superintendent with oversight of the construction and maintenance of Authority canals and structures, including assigning tasks, maintaining necessary records, and preparing cost estimates and construction budgets.

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS:

  • Reports to: Canal Superintendent.
  • Directs: Crew Leaders, Herbicide Applicator, Maintenance Workers, Heavy Equipment Operators, Equipment Operators, Canal Riders and Mechanic.
  • Other: Has regular contact with other Authority employees, customers, other governmental entities, outside consulting engineers, and utility companies.

EXAMPLES OF WORK:
Essential Duties:

  • Maintain 24/7 on call status for Canal Department division related emergency situations.
  • Assume duties of Canal Superintendent in his/her absence.
  • Assist the Canal Superintendent with oversight of the construction and maintenance of the Authority’s canals and structures. Review work order requests daily, identify critical repair items, and assign priorities.
  • Assist the Canal Superintendent with preparation of evaluations of employees who have worked under his/her direction throughout the year.
  • Responsible for coordinating the daily tasks of the field maintenance/construction crews with Crew Leaders. Advise the Canal Superintendent of canal maintenance problems that could adversely affect canal operations.
  • Responsible for preparation of weekly and monthly Operations Reports and assist the Canal Superintendent with development of performance metrics. As directed by the Canal Superintendent, advise and assist customers regarding water delivery issues and with requests for maintenance and construction projects. Submit any construction related estimates to the Canal Superintendent for approval.
  • Coordinate repair needs of light or heavy equipment with the Canal Mechanic. Advise the Canal Superintendent of any light or heavy equipment mechanical or safety issues that could adversely affect canal maintenance operations.
  • Review light and heavy equipment work order requests and coordinate identification of critical/emergency requests and work order priority with the Equipment Coordinators.
  • Assist the Vegetation Control Program Manager with the development and implementation of the LNVA Right of Way and Aquatic Herbicide Application Program. Submit bid requests for materials and supplies to the Canal Superintendent for approval and ensure that adequate inventories of materials and supplies are maintained.
  • Assist the Canal Superintendent with the preparation and implementation of the annual operating budget and ongoing cost control processes for the Canal Department.
  • Assist the Canal Superintendent with identifying canal system improvements that should be considered for inclusion in the 5-year capital improvement plan, and assist with capital project development and implementation as required.
Other Important Duties:
  • Performs such other related duties as may be assigned;

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of: Construction and maintenance techniques for earthen, timber and concrete structures which may involve the use of heavy and light equipment.

Skills/Ability to: Effectively coordinate field construction activities; assure productive employee construction efforts; prepare accurate construction budgets and project cost estimates; maintain accurate records; utilize practical application of engineering and survey principles and practices; proficiently operate computer using all Microsoft Suite products; use and operate the LNVA SCADA system software; use Google Earth programs; demonstrate proficiency in both oral and written communication, understand and follow, as well as issue, verbal or written instructions; develop and complete written reports as needed; maintain accurate records, prepare accurate budgets and project cost estimates, establish and maintain effective working relationships with customers, Authority employees, outside agencies, consultants, and utility companies; and maintain appropriate necessary certifications.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
High school graduation or its equivalent, plus at least four years of construction related experience, at least two of which involved supervision and/or coordinator/crew leader duties of work crews and/or employees.
or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Appropriate Texas Driver License

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES PREFERRED:
Pesticide Applicator License
Texas Class A Commercial Driver License (CDL)

PAY GROUP: B1
Annual Starting Pay: $47,902

CLOSING DATE: open until filled

If interested, submit resume and/or statement of qualifications to Annette Purington at the Authority's Administrative Office located at 7850 Eastex Freeway, Beaumont, Texas 77708.

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Lower Neches Valley Authority
Attn: Human Resource Department
7850 Eastex Freeway
Beaumont, TX 77708
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