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Overview

Salary and Benefits:

The annual salary for the position of Gas Technician II/III is $36,410.66 – $57,862.74.
• With proper training, this position is eligible for additional compensation for
standby duties.
The City provides the following benefits:
General Leave: Vacation: 12 days of paid vacation leave during year one, increasing to 15 days in year two and increasing based on years of service
-Sick Leave: 12 days of paid sick leave per year
Medical, Dental, & Vision Insurance: The City offers excellent Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance.
Employee currently pays $30 per month and receives medical, dental and vision coverage for employee, spouse,
and eligible dependents. Medical insurance currently 90/10 plan, with annual deductible of $150 (individual) and
$450 (family), annual maximum out of pocket $3,000 (individual), $6,000(family).
Retirement: The City participates in the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS). For legacy
members, the benefit level is 3% at 60, employee share is 8%, paid by employees. For new members, the benefit
level is 2% at 62 , employee share is 6.25%, paid by the employee.
Holidays: 14 paid holidays per year
Deferred Compensation: voluntary plans available
Life Insurance: $25,000 life insurance policy
IRS Section 125 Flexible Benefit Plan available
9/80 Work Schedule

About the Postition:

The City of Susanville Public Works Department Natural Gas Division operates and maintains a unique and complex natural gas system in Northeastern California. The Public Works Department offers a variety of training and growth opportunities among its various departmental divisions. The ideal candidate for this position will be a highly motivated team player with skills in natural gas operations, pipeline construction, and pipeline repair. The Gas Technician II/III works under the supervision of the Gas, Water, or Streets Supervisor

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Assists in training of lower level employees and performing the duties of construction, maintenance, and operational activities designed to provide quality gas, water, street and drainage service for the City;
• Operates light and medium sized construction and power equipment, such as crew trucks, backhoe/loaders, dump trucks, gas fusion equipment, air tools, safety equipment and be able to identify and locate underground utilities;
• Performs required labor involved in construction and maintenance of projects as part of a crew, including pavement cutting, ditch digging, main and service line repair and new installations of gas, water, streets and storm drains;
• Insures the proper maintenance of equipment and tools by cleaning and inspection daily;
• Responds to emergency calls after normal duty hours as required;
• Assists with the planning, scheduling and implementation of construction, maintenance and operations of City water, gas and street departments (Gas Technician III);
• Maintains a variety of records relating to inspections, construction, maintenance activity, and monitors gas supply pressures within the City’s system (Gas Technician III);
• Inspects and/or repairs gas regulator stations on high or low pressure operating systems (Gas Technician III);
• Can determine the location of gas service line installations and meter sets (Gas Technician III);
• Responds to customer complaints on gas, water, or streets and can evaluate or rectify the situation and
report findings to supervisor (Gas Technician III);
• Contacts residents and business owners in areas where service will be interrupted and explain why
and when their service will be reinstated (Gas Technician III);
• Perform all duties as assigned.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

• Gas Technician II: 4 years hands on experience in construction and customer service in the natural gas industry
• Gas Technician III: 8 years hands on experience in construction and customer service in the natural gas industry.
• Possession of a California Drivers License
• Class A Commercial Driver’s license or ability to obtain one within six months of the date of hire.
• Completion of operator qualification classes for gas pipeline construction, maintenance and safety.
• Skill and experience in the installation of natural gas meters and appliance conversion.
• Completed a Competent Person Training Class (trench safety).

KNOWLEDGE AND OR ABILITY TO:

• Perform all duties in conformance to appropriate safety and security standards;
• Work cooperatively with others;
• Deal tactfully with the public;
• Follow oral and written instructions.

POSITION OPEN UNTIL FILLED:
To be considered for this opportunity, applicants must submit :
(1) Cover letter; (2) Resume; & (3) a City Standard Application
Applications may be submitted in person or by mail at the following address:
City of Susanville
Attn: City Clerk
66 North Lassen Street
Susanville, CA 96130-3904
To submit your application by email, please email all documents to the City Clerk at hwhitlock@cityofsusanville.org
Applications are available at the address above or at www.cityofsusanville.org.
Candidates with questions may contact the Public Works Department at (530) 257-1041.
The City of Susanville does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit based factors.

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Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: None
Driver's License Required: Yes
Salary Range: $36,410.66 - $57,862.74