Last Update: December 1, 2016

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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/hour - $20.28/hour (Dependent on experience and qualifications)

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled.


Environmental Analyst - Water

SUMMARY OF POSITION:
A Laboratory Analyst for the Authority will work in the implementation of various environmental regulatory programs in cooperation with private and governmental agencies, and develop a thorough knowledge base of all water, waste and air regulations affecting the Authority. All lab analysts will maintain a complete working knowledge of sampling and test procedures and up-to-date detailed knowledge of QA/QC standards applicable to the Authority and applied in their daily work.

EXAMPLES OF WORK:
Essential Duties:

  • Assist the Laboratory Supervisor in the implementation of the Authority’s water quality monitoring program in association with the Clean Rivers Program (CRP) and the LNVA Canal Water Quality Monitoring Program.
  • Perform laboratory testing for conventional laboratory parameters strictly adhering to the Authority’s QA/QC protocols in the field and laboratory.
  • Review water quality data collected in local, state and federal monitoring activities.
  • Assist the Laboratory Supervisor in the investigation of hazardous substance spills or other conditions that may jeopardize water quality within the Authority’s jurisdiction.
  • Assist the Laboratory Supervisor in implementation of LNVA’s Environmental Public Awareness Program.
  • Update and maintain Authority’s GIS database in conjunction with CRP activities.
  • Maintain, coordinate, and monitor Authority’s storm water pollution prevention program.
  • Make presentations to educate other Authority personnel in the environmental regulations pertinent to their areas of responsibilities. Assist other Authority personnel in compliance with environmental regulations as needed.
  • Stay current with all environmental regulations impacting the Authority and periodically review and update Authority’s associated guidance documents.
  • Review, update and maintain information disseminated to customer base through direct contact and internet web pages.
Other Important Duties:
  • Attend various professional meetings.
  • Performs other such duties as may be assigned.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of: principles and practices within the fields of biology, chemistry, or botany.

Skills/Ability to: collect, analyze and evaluate laboratory results associated with environmental monitoring programs; utilize various scientific equipment proficiently, including computers, GPS, GIS, and various laboratory instruments, inside and outside of the Authority’s lab; safely launch, operate and land a motor boat; establish and maintain effective working relationships with other; and demonstrate proficiency in both oral and written communication.

ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
Minimum :The position requires a person holding a bachelor’s degree in a science related field; or any equivalent combination of experience and training, which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Appropriate Texas Driver License

PAY GROUP: A6
Pay Range - $15.92/hour- $24.41/hour

CLOSING DATE: open until filled


Lock and Gate Operator

SUMMARY OF POSITION:
The Lock and Gate Operator has primary responsibility to assist the Lockmaster in the operation and records maintenance for the structure and maintenance and repair of the structure, machinery, buildings, and grounds of the facility. In addition to these primary responsibilities, the Lock and Gate Operator will perform the duties of the Lockmaster in the absence of the Lockmaster.

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS:

  • Reports to: Plant Superintendent.
  • Directs: This is a non-supervisory position.
  • Other: Has daily contact with the Lockmaster and regular contact with the Water Supply Manager and the general public.

RESPONSIBILITY:
Works under the supervision of the Plant Superintendent. May receive assignments from the Lockmaster or other supervisors outlining scope of tasks to be accomplished on assigned shift. Detailed instructions are given on unusual assignments; normal activities are performed on own initiative in accordance with established procedures. Work is spot-checked for adequacy and compliance with instructions. In the event of a breakdown, malfunction of equipment, or unusual situation, the operator must determine the seriousness and decide whether to stop operations until maintenance can be performed, the condition corrected, or until the lockmaster or other supervisor can be located and notified. The operator may decide to make minor repairs or to continue operation. Assists in major repairs or may have to work around the clock in emergencies.

EXAMPLES OF WORK:
Essential Duties:

  • Maintain punctual, regular attendance and work the scheduled hours.
  • Perform routine repair and maintenance work in the capacity of helper to the Lockmaster, other Crew Leaders or other supervisors; and as a member of a crew under the direction of such personnel, or on own initiative and responsibility on such individual jobs that may be within the scope of the experience and training of the operator. As required, assists repair crews on maintenance, repair or overhaul of the saltwater barrier structures and equipment.
  • Assist the Lockmaster in saltwater barrier operation. Ascertains that gates have proper positioning and operates navigation and tainter gates to raise or lower the water level in such a manner that the turbulence created thereby will not cause damage to vessels or structures and upstream target levels are maintained as instructed by the Lockmaster. Assist the Lockmaster in completion of informational and operational logs.
  • As required by the absence of the Lockmaster, serve as the Lockmaster performing all of the duties of that position.
  • Maintain knowledge of saltwater barrier standard operating procedures, informational and operational logs, and operational spreadsheets.
  • Observe and enforce all safety and security regulations to protect persons, vessels, structures, and equipment from damage or theft.
  • Maintain saltwater barrier premises and grounds as required.
  • Participates in ongoing on-the-job training involving safety, life saving, operational procedures, and maintenance of equipment.
Other Important Duties:
  • Performs other such duties as may be assigned.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of: the operation of electrically and hydraulically controlled gates, control valves, and other associated equipment required for passage of traffic through the boat pass structure and the maintenance of required water levels; and the operation of radios, electric motors, air-compressors, standby generators and other similar equipment.

Skills/Ability to: perform general maintenance of grounds, buildings and structures; use hand and power tools, work from sketches, diagrams, and manuals; follow oral instructions; operate motor vehicles, ATV’s, tractors and outboard powered boats; demonstrate proficiency in written and oral communication; operate computer, including email, word processing, and spreadsheets (Microsoft Office Suite), understand and use computer spreadsheets for data entry; understand numeric data; complete necessary paperwork and/or reports accurately, legibly, and promptly use and operate the LNVA SCADA system software.

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

PHYSICAL EFFORT:
Climbs and works in high places and in confined areas below water level. Work frequently requires considerable pushing, pulling, carrying and lifting items weighing up to 50 pounds, occasionally to 100 pounds. Frequently requires standing, walking, kneeling, bending, and exposure to a wide range of temperatures.

PAY GROUP: A5
Pay Range: $14.73/hour - $22.59/hour

CLOSING DATE: open until filled


Heavy Equipment Operator

SUMMARY OF POSITION:
Operates heavy equipment and equipment, including but not limited to excavators, dozers, skid steers, backhoes, tractors, and dump trucks, as assigned in the maintenance and construction of the canal system; and assists in routine and preventative maintenance of equipment.

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 employees and has occasional contact with Authority customers.

EXAMPLES OF WORK:
Essential Duties:

  • Maintain punctual, regular attendance and work the scheduled hours.
  • Operate heavy equipment and equipment in the maintenance and construction of the canal system.
  • Build, repair, or grade levees, ditches, dams, and bypasses using heavy equipment and equipment.
  • Remove brush, trees, debris, and aquatic vegetation from canals as required.
  • Manipulate steel forms and pilings using heavy equipment.
  • Assist in pouring concrete for flumes and other jobs.
  • Assist work crews in cutting grades to lay piping.
  • Perform routine, basic maintenance on equipment and may assist mechanic in performing preventative and routine maintenance of equipment, including refueling, lubricating, changing oil and filters, replacing cables and clutches, repairing brake and hydraulic lines, adjusting tracks, etc.
  • Perform inspections, service equipment, including refueling and checking oil and fluid levels and complete daily log sheets.
  • Maintain good housekeeping practices on equipment.
  • Complete and submit all necessary paperwork and reports accurately, legibly, and promptly.
Other Important Duties:
  • May operate other construction/maintenance equipment as needed.
  • Assist construction crews at work sites as necessary.
  • Perform such other related duties as may be assigned.

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

Skills/Ability to: safely and effectively operate excavators, dozers, skid steers, backhoes, tractors, and dump trucks in the construction and repair of canal system; perform routine, basic maintenance on equipment; assist in the maintenance (including major repairs) of heavy and light equipment; demonstrate proficiency in written and oral communication; read, interpret and follow maps; understand numeric data; 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:
Skills/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 experience working with heavy equipment.
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: A8
Pay Range - $18.57/hour- $28.48/hour

CLOSING DATE: open until filled


Canal Department Maintenance Coordinator

SUMMARY OF POSITION:
As directed by the Canal Department Superintendent, coordinates purchase of supplies and equipment for maintenance and capital projects for the Canal Department.

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS:

  • Reports to: Canal Superintendent.
  • Directs: This is a non-supervisory position.
  • Other: Has daily contact with other employees, customers and business professionals.

EXAMPLES OF WORK:
Essential Duties:

  • Maintain punctual, regular attendance and work the scheduled hours.
  • Coordinate the procurement of materials and equipment for the Canal Department; including but not limited to creating specifications, soliciting bids, and purchasing materials.
  • Responsible for overseeing the electronic, agriculture metering program; including but not limited to coordination of maintenance, purchase, and tracking of inventory, field placement, and metering site construction.
  • Coordinate building maintenance projects at the Service Center and Devers Office including soliciting bids and purchasing materials, scheduling contractors, project inspection to ensure compliance with specifications and overseeing schedules to ensure timely completion of each project.
  • Dispatch for LNVA Texas Pipeline One Call Program as it is associated with canal leaks with Canal Riders and the Crew Leader - Equipment Coordinator.
  • Responsible for the coordination of maintenance of the Canal Department’s vehicle fleet; including but not limited to vendor selection.
  • Assist the Canal Superintendent in preparation and implementation of departmental operating and capital budgets.

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

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of: all aspects of planning, scheduling and purchasing procedures as related to a wide variety of construction or maintenance projects.

Skill/Ability to: schedule, purchase supplies for, and coordinate a variety of maintenance projects; implement effective monitoring programs; proficiently operate computer using all Microsoft Suite products; demonstrate proficiency in both oral and written communication, understand numeric data; operate standard office equipment; and establish and maintain effective working relationships with other Authority employees, the general public, governmental agencies, and outside private contractors or organizations.

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
Bachelor’s degree in business/management or related field.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Appropriate Texas Drivers license with clear driving record.

PAY GROUP: A10
PAY RANGE: $21.67/hour - $33.23/hour

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled.


Assistant Crew Leader

SUMMARY OF POSITION:
Assists the Crew Leader, and may lead work crews in the absence of the Crew Leader, in day-to-day construction and maintenance projects on the canal system, including the construction and repair of flumes, bridges, headwalls, water gates, and the installation of water meters. Performs 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.
  • Directs: This is a non-supervisory position.
  • Other: Has frequent contact with other employees, customers, contractors and vendors.

EXAMPLES OF WORK:
Essential Duties:

  • Maintain punctual, regular attendance and work the scheduled hours.
  • Assist the Crew Leader with leading work crews in day-to-day construction and maintenance projects, and may lead work crews in the Crew Leaders absence.
  • Assist with oversight of construction projects, including building flumes, bridges, headwalls, water gates, concrete boxes, timber headwalls, laying pipe, and installing water meters, and constructing other similar structures as typically used by LNVA.
  • Assist with oversight of canal system maintenance/repair tasks, including locating and repairing canal levee leaks, cleaning debris from canal banks, mowing canal banks, repairing leaks, and other similar structures typically performed by LNVA maintenance crews.
  • Read and follow construction plans and maintains construction records for use in development of as built drawings.
  • Assist with the calculation and ordering of materials needed to fulfill construction plan requirements.
  • Set grades using automatic and laser level instruments.
  • Assist with maintenance of inventory of equipment and supplies used on jobs.
  • Assist crew leader in arranging for and assisting with repair or maintenance of construction and maintenance equipment.
  • Assist with preparation and maintenance of time sheets of employees.
  • Assist the Canal Superintendent with preparation of evaluations of employees who have worked under his/her direction throughout the year.

Other important duties:

  • May operate construction/maintenance equipment as needed.
  • Performs such other related duties as may be assigned.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of: construction principles and practices relating to large-scale water supply/canal systems; all aspects of concrete work; safe operation of and repair and maintenance of heavy equipment;

Skill/Ability to: effectively lead construction and repair work crews in associated tasks; demonstrate proficiency in both oral and written communication; operate computer, including email, word processing, and spreadsheets (Microsoft Office Suite), understand and use computer spreadsheets for data entry; understand numeric data; read and follow maps; complete necessary paperwork and 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, customers and vendors and representatives of organizations having a business relationship with the Authority.

PREFERRED OR DESIRABLE KNOWLEDGE SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Skill/Ability to: proficiently operate computer, including email, word processing, and spreadsheets (Microsoft Office Suite); Google Earth programs, use and operate the LNVA SCADA system software; prepare accurate budget information and project cost estimates.

Knowledge of: budgeting processes, survey skills, and basics of open channel flow in a canal system.

ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
High school graduation, or its equivalent, plus at least three years of related experience, at least one year of which involved supervision;

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: A7
PAY RANGE: $17.19/hour - $26.36/hour

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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