CLASSIFICATION: DAM CONTROL OPERATOR II
Class Code: 3011-15 Date Established: 03-11-76
Occupational Code: 5-2-1 Date of Last Revision: 07-13-09
BASIC PURPOSE: To coordinate and perform activities involving the maintenance and operation of dams, as well as other state-owned facilities and property to assure safe operating conditions.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Trains subordinate dam control operators and assigns work operations according to an established schedule.
· Measures or reads gauges to ascertain water levels and maintains a record of levels to provide a record in the division office.
· Operates and repairs manually or electrically operated devices to open or close gates.
· Maintains dam control and maintenance equipment at dam sites to assure an adequate supply of equipment.
· Maintains buildings, spillways, structures, dam equipment and adjacent areas to assure safe operating conditions.
· Coordinates the maintenance of dams and control equipment by personnel of hydroelectric developers to assure maintenance in accordance with agency standards.
· Orders maintenance supplies, including light equipment, tools, building and landscaping supplies and lumber, and issues these as required.
Skill: Requires skill in developing formats and procedures for special applications OR in investigating and reviewing the use of equipment and data for a specialized function.
Knowledge: Requires understanding and using business or trades vocabulary or basic arithmetic to perform standard operating procedures.
Impact: Requires responsibility for contributing to agency objectives by ensuring the accuracy of support activities within one or more organizational units. Errors at this level affect the work of others or have measurable monetary consequences, and require immediate verification and correction in order to complete succeeding work operations.
Supervision: Requires partial supervision of other employees doing work which is related or similar to the supervisor, including assigning job duties, providing training, giving instructions and checking work.
Working Conditions: Requires performing regular job functions in an adverse working environment containing a combination of disagreeable elements which impact significantly upon the employee's capacity for completing work assignments. This level includes work-related accidents or assault.
Physical Demands: Requires medium to heavy work, including continuous physical exertion such as frequent bending, lifting, or climbing.
Communication: Requires explaining facts, interpreting situations, or advising individuals of alternative or appropriate courses of action. This level also requires interviewing or eliciting information from state employees or members of the general public.
Complexity: Requires a combination of job functions to establish facts, to draw daily operational conclusions, or to solve practical problems. This level also requires providing a variety of alternative solutions where only limited standardization exists.
Independent Action: Requires a range of choice in applying a number of technical or administrative policies under general direction and making routine decisions or in recommending modifications in work procedures for approval by supervisor.
Education: Graduation from high school or G.E.D. equivalent.
Experience: Four years’ experience in dam related construction, maintenance, operation or monitoring, or comparable experience in one of the following areas/fields: building and grounds maintenance, landscaping, carpentry, or site construction, with at least one year of experience as a Dam Control Operator I (or comparable private sector work experience).
License/Certification: Pesticide Supervisory Applicator’s License for Right of Way Weed and Brush Control required if necessary for performing job accountabilities. Possession of a driver’s license and/or access to transportation for statewide travel.
RECOMMENDED WORK TRAITS: Knowledge of mechanical maintenance and repair procedures with demonstrated mechanical aptitude. Knowledge of electrical maintenance. Ability to maintain accurate records and assist a professional engineer in performing surveys requiring familiarity with survey equipment and procedures. Ability to understand instructions. Ability to work without immediate supervision. Ability to establish and maintain harmonious relationships with department officials, other state employees and the general public. Must be willing to maintain appearance appropriate to assigned duties and responsibilities as determined by the agency appointing authority.
DISCLAIMER STATEMENT: This class specification is descriptive of general duties and is not intended to list every specific function of this class title.