Water Distribution System Supervisor – City of Cedar Rapids, IA – Cedar Rapids, IA

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City of Cedar Rapids, IA

Job details


$61,672 – $86,362 a year

Job Type

Full Job Description

Plans, organizes, and supervises repairs and maintenance of the distribution system.

Position Schedule: Monday-Friday, 7:00am-3:30pm

Successful completion of a pre-employment background check, physical examination (if applicable) and drug screen are required prior to employment with the City of Cedar Rapids.

Examples of Duties / Knowledge & Skills
  • Provides supervision and direction to the inspectors of capital improvement projects and private developments; coordinates work with other construction projects in the city
  • Plans for and coordinates the repairs and maintenance of water mains, valves, and hydrants
  • Supervises the work of assigned personnel, including assigning and reviewing work, providing guidance, and conducting performance evaluations
  • Assists in the development and administration of the operating budgets and project accounting systems
  • Coordinates and prepares bids and bid specifications
  • Coordinates on future planning with street improvements and coordinates with traffic engineering for safety on projects
  • Maintains inventory of necessary tools, hydrant parts, and pipe yard fittings
  • Coordinates with fleet service on vehicle and equipment maintenance
  • Serves as member of special project team for facility rehabilitation planning
  • Performs related work as required
Minimum qualifications & Requirements
Required Education and Experience
  • High School diploma or equivalency and
  • Three (3) to five (5) years’ experience of installation and maintenance of the distribution system, equipment operations, vehicle maintenance, and direct supervision experience or
  • An equivalent combination of education and/or experience
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a diverse population

Required Licenses or Certifications
  • State of Iowa Grade III certification in water distribution or water treatment or ability to obtain within one year of hire

Desired Qualifications
  • Supervisory experience preferably in a union environment


Knowledge of:
  • Principles and practices uses and capabilities of automotive and heavy equipment, including maintenance, repair and design standards
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) hazards and safety standards for water distribution system construction and maintenance
  • Water distribution requirements for fire protection, commercial and residential applications
  • Construction and building trades including carpentry, concrete, hydraulic and plumbing construction and maintenance

Skills in:
  • Assigning, prioritizing, monitoring, and reviewing work assignments.
  • Inventory and process management

Ability to:
  • Work cooperatively, and develop and maintain effective working relationships
  • Read and interpret blueprints and construction specifications
  • Prepare accurate and reliable reports