Water & Sewer Worker II

Recruitment #22-5145-001


Repairs, operates, maintains and installs water utility assets and operates associated equipment at the skilled worker level. Troubleshoots reported complaints and attempts to resolve such problems independently in the field or in the office. Trains and mentors individuals in the Water & Sewer Worker I classification, but has no supervisory responsibilities and typically works as a member of a crew. Responds to on-call emergency situations 24 hours a day year round. The incumbent is required to use computer software on a daily basis.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from high school or (G.E.D.).

Must have 2 years of experience in construction and/or the operation, maintenance and repair of a public or private water, wastewater or storm water system; OR one year of experience as a Water & Sewer Worker I  with the City of Dayton.


An Ohio EPA Class I Wastewater Collection Operator Certification or an Ohio EPA Class I Water Distribution Certification is preferred.

If a Water & Sewer Worker II obtains a Class I or II Water Distribution or Class I or II Wastewater Collections certification, they shall be upgraded to the appropriate pay grade at the beginning of the next quarter after the certification is obtained.

License Requirements

Must possess a valid driver's license at time of appointment and maintain thereafter as a term and condition of continued employment.

Within 150 days of appointment, must obtain and maintain a valid Ohio Class A Commercial Driver's License (C.D.L.), with Tanker endorsement, including the qualification to operate a vehicle with air brakes and any other endorsements required by the State of Ohio.

Out of state residents must have equivalent licenses from their state of residency at time of appointment/promotion and maintain thereafter as a term and condition of continued employment.

Promotional Qualifications

Must be a full-time permanent or part-time permanent employee in pay grade 115 (Wage) or below, pay grade 25 (Clerical) or below, or equivalent, and been employed for 6 consecutive months by the City of Dayton in a classified Civil Service position. Identical scores will be broken by (1) seniority and (2) random selection method.

Open Competitive Applicants

Final appointment is contingent upon the applicant passing a job-related medical examination and providing documentary evidence of Employment Authorization and Identity. Identical scores will be broken by a random selection method.


Examination dates and times are subject to change. Calculators will be provided for the Civil Service examination. Applicants appearing on the Promotional eligible list shall be considered for appointment prior to those on the Open Competitive list. Applicants are responsible for providing all necessary employment dates, experience, training, or any other requirements as stated in the Exam Announcement, in order for their application to be considered for certification and admittance to the examination process. 

Background Check 
 A background investigation is required prior to employment. All candidates must pass any level of background investigation applicable to the position, including current city employees seeking transfer, promotion, demotion, etc. into a classified position. 

Drug and Nicotine Testing 
Final appointment is contingent upon the applicant passing a drug screen. Applicants offered employment with the City will be required to pass a nicotine screening. Newly hired employees must remain tobacco and nicotine free as a condition of continued employment. The Tobacco and Nicotine Free Hiring Policy does not apply to current City employees. 

Important COVID-19 Information 
Beginning November 1, 2021, newly hired City of Dayton employees must attest to being fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus or be required to become fully vaccinated within 90 days of being hired.

Examination Date

Date and Time to be Announced 
Civil Service Board Office 
371 West Second Street, Lower Level 
Dayton, Ohio 45402 

*Certified candidates will be sent a link to self-schedule their examination time at a later date.