Construction & Maintenance Worker I/II Hydro

El Dorado Irrigation District   Placerville, CA   Full-time     Construction / Physical Labor / Skilled Trades
Posted on June 3, 2022
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Construction & Maintenance Worker I/II - Hydro

  • Type:Full Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:I: $26.94-$32.75 II: $29.77-$36.18 per hour
  • Posted Date:06/02/2022 8:23 AM

 This job posting is open until filled. First review of applications on June 17, 2022.

The Human Resources Department is currently accepting applications for the position of Construction and Maintenance Worker I/II to fill one open position in the Hydroelectric Division of Operations.

Under supervision performs a variety of maintenance and construction tasks associated with the installation, repair and maintenance of water distribution and collection systems, canals and water conveyance system used for the operation of the hydroelectric power plant, irrigation ditches, and lakes; operates light and moderately heavy power driven equipment.  

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES:  the duties specified below are representative of the range of duties assigned to this class and are not intended to be an inclusive list.

  • Operates and maintains water conveyance system including ditch and canal sections, wood and concrete flumes, tunnels, siphons, and penstock; monitors and regulates flows at diversion dam, spillways as well as flow levels in river, canals and tunnels; monitors and controls lake levels ensuring compliance with applicable FERC license requirements.
  • Patrols miles of canals and ditches ensuring they are free from hazards including trees, debris, snow and ice; identifies sections of canals and ditches in need of repair and either makes repairs or reports repair needs to supervisor; operates snow equipment in the patrol, maintenance and repair of canals and ditches.
  • Performs dam inspections to ensure their integrity; makes repairs to dam surface.
  • Patrols canals and ditches to identify illegal water connections; reports to supervisor.
  • Monitors and operates remote controlled SCADA systems to monitor and control canal/lake systems per FERC license requirements; monitors and maintains flow levels throughout system; monitors and responds to alarms.
  • Performs flume and in-ground canal and ditch construction and repairs; prepares wood forms and reinforcing steel for concrete pours.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.


Construction and Maintenance Worker I


Knowledge of:  Uses and purposes of general construction tools and equipment.  Safe work practices.  Principles of customer service.  Basic mathematics.

Skill/Ability to:  Learn to effectively perform utility construction, maintenance and repair tasks associated with utility infrastructure and facilities.  Learn to operate a variety of hand tools and light and medium equipment safely. Learn and apply safe work practices including traffic control procedures, trench shoring, and confined space entry procedures. Learn to locate and repair leaks and breaks and to troubleshoot water quality and pressure problems. Ability to hike to remote reservoirs. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.  Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.  On a continuous basis, know and understand operations, and observe safety rules; intermittently analyze problem equipment; identify and locate equipment; interpret work orders; remember equipment location; and explain jobs to others.  Ability to maintain reliable attendance is a condition of employment subject to applicable medical and disability leave laws. Intermittently, sit while studying or preparing reports; bend, squat, climb, kneel and twist when performing installation/repair of equipment; perform simple and power grasping, pushing, pulling, and fine manipulation; and lift or carry weight of inspection, 50 pounds or less.

Experience and Education:  Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:

Experience:  One year of general construction experience desirable.

Education:  Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade.


License and Certificate: Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California driver’s license at the time of appointment.  Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to physical disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Possession of or the ability to obtain a Class B California Driver’s license within twelve months of appointment is required for the Construction and Maintenance Worker I classification.


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