Utility Crew Leader

Job Status
Open - open and accepting applications
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The Town of Lochbuie has an excellent and unique opportunity to join the Public Works department as a Utility Crew Leader.  Why is it unique?  This person will be instrumental in creating and developing the distribution and collection division as Lochbuie continues to grow and expand.  Your strengths and experience in water distribution and wastewater collection systems is a valuable skillset that the Town is seeking to hire.


This position reports directly to the Public Works Director and will have oversight of Maintenance Workers and potentially other staff as assigned.  This person will also work very closely with contractors.


Interested candidates should complete the attached application and send applications and resume to Chris Larmon at clarmon [at] lochbuie.org () and Wendy Ecklund at wecklund [at] lochbuie.org




Under general supervision and using judgement, discernment, and initiative, this person will lead a crew in the maintenance and repair of the water distribution and wastewater collection system. Employees in this classification perform technical and manual work. This position is responsible for repairing water leaks, repairing and installing sewer and water mains, and operates and maintains moderate to complex equipment.  This person also prepares reports and updates work order requests with work activity. At times, this person will be required to assist other Public Works Department staff with assignments. 

Essential Job Functions & Other Important Duties

  • Create and comply with written Town policies and procedures specific to this division and the Public Works department.
  • Maintains a safe working environment by knowledge and adherence to regulatory safety regulations and laws such as trench safety and confined space requirements, NEC electrical safety requirement, TMUTCD construction barricading and signage requirements, etc.
  • Inspects job sites and enforces safety regulations and procedures.
  • Will grow the division and supervise individuals on the water/wastewater crew out in the field to ensure all assigned work tasks and objectives are completed.
  • Performs work in the operation and maintenance of the water/wastewater collections and distribution with a high level of responsibility and initiative.
  • Logs and updates work orders (paper and digital) with crew or individual work activity related to leak repair, main breaks, sewer stoppages, TV sewer inspection work and other activities as assigned.
  • Oversees and assists in the installation, maintenance, repair, or replacement of water/wastewater mains and appurtenances (meters, meter cans, services, fire hydrants, valves, manholes, cleanouts, etc.). 
  • Resolves customer complaints due to water or sanitary sewer problems or concerns. 
  • Train future employees in the proper operation, maintenance, installation, and repair of the water and wastewater systems and associated appurtenances and assets.
  • Researches, reads, and interprets construction and record drawings of infrastructure to and assist in the locating and marking of water and sewer facilities in the field.
  • Works in collaboration with the Public Works Director, keeping the Director informed as various work tasks and situations arise. 
  • Responds to emergency situations after hours, weekends and holidays. 
  • Operates, checks, and maintains moderate to complex equipment.
  • Locates and repairs water leaks on water mains. Makes water taps for various size water mains.
  • Locates and repairs sewer mains and manholes. Locates and unblocks stoppages in sewer mains.
  • Safely operates with skill jet flusher, TV sewer main inspection equipment, tracked and rubber tire backhoes, dump truck, and other construction equipment and tools as assigned.
  • Maintains, organizes and cleans tools, equipment, work areas and job sites.
  • Performs utility locates and manages Colorado 811 requests.

Other job functions: 

  • Routinely assists other Public Works staff and operational groups (Streets, Parks, Building Maintenance, Traffic, Snow Removal) in the performance and completion of their duties. Perform other duties as assigned or directed.

Job Requirements

• Requires the ability to review, classify, categorize, prioritize, and/or analyze data and/or information. Includes exercising discretion in determining data classification, and in referencing such analysis to established standards for the purpose of recognizing actual or probable interactive effects and relationships.

• Requires the ability provide guidance, assistance, and/or interpretation to others on how to apply procedures and standards to specific situations.

• Requires the ability to operate, maneuver and/or control the actions of equipment, machinery, tools, and/or materials used in performing essential functions.

• Requires the ability to utilize a wide variety of descriptive data and information, such as water and sewer maps, equipment operator manuals, and line locates.

• Requires the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; ability to calculate decimals and percentages; ability to utilize principles of fractions; ability to interpret graphs.

• Requires initiative and ability to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagrammatic form. Involves semi-routine standardized work with some latitude for independent judgment concerning choices of action.

• Requires the ability to exercise the judgment required in situations characterized by repetitive or short cycle operations covered by set procedures or sequences.

• Requires the ability to perform coordinated movements involving placing and turning motions, such as operating a TV camera for sewer lines, back hoe, flusher and dump truck and trailer, front-end loader, air compressor, gas and electrical pumps, and various hand tools.

• Ability to produce desired work outcomes, including quality, quantity, and timeliness.

• Ability to plan and organize work, time, and resources, and if applicable, that of subordinates.

• The ability to work in a team environment; contribute as a team member and treat coworkers, subordinates and customers with courtesy and respect.

• Build professional relationships with internal staff, customers, and contractors.

• Ability to adapt and embrace change in procedures, work methods and assignments.  Flexibility and adaptability to adjust to changing work conditions or challenges.

• Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Education and Experience:  

High school diploma or GED; supplemented by minimum of two (2) years previous experience and/or training involving water/wastewater construction, maintenance and repair type work, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

Previous supervisory experience is desirable.

Certifications and Licenses Required:

Colorado Class II Water Distribution License is required, a Colorado Class II Sewer Collection Operations License is desirable.

Must possess a valid Class B commercial driver's license (CDL) or the ability to obtain within 6 months of employment. 

Any work-related experience resulting in acceptable proficiency levels in the above Minimum Qualifications is an acceptable substitute for the above specified education and experience requirements.

Physical Requirements:

Ability to transport self from site to site. Ability to drive various types of equipment and vehicles to and from various worksites. Employee will work in extreme temperatures, standing, walking, bending, kneeling, twisting, climbing and lifting to repair the Town’s water and/or wastewater systems. Employee will work with chemicals, electrical, mechanical and traffic hazards. Employee will work in confined spaces, trenches, and in streets where extreme hazards exist while performing duties. Employee is also required to frequently perform heavy lifting and carrying of materials weighing up to 100 pounds. Employee will be exposed to dirt, dust, noises, fumes, odors, water, and mud. Must be able to work on slippery, loose, uneven, and sloped surfaces.


The salary range for this position is $59,052 - $82,673.  Placement within the range is dependent on qualifications and experience.  Benefit information is also attached.  This position is open until filled.

Offers are contingent upon successful completion of a physical exam, background check, and drug screening.

The Town is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).