Water & Sewer Crew Leader

Recruitment #22-5146-001


Leads a crew in the performance of a variety of skilled tasks including the repair, operation, maintenance and installation of Water Utility assets.  Mentors and assists with training the Water & Sewer Worker I's and Water & Sewer Worker II's.  Troubleshoots complaints and resolves or gathers necessary information for the resolution of such problems independently in the field or office.  Responds to on-call emergency situations 24 hours a day, year round.  The incumbent will learn and use complex data software systems.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Must meet one of the following requirements: 

1. Five years of experience in construction and/or the operation, maintenance and repair of a public or private water, wastewater or storm water system; OR 

2. Two years of experience as a City of Dayton Water and Sewer Worker I or Water and Sewer Worker II with an Ohio EPA Class I Distribution or Class I Wastewater Collections certification.

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 a 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 residence at time of appointment/promotion and maintain thereafter as a term and condition of continued employment.

Special Requirements

An Ohio EPA Class I Wastewater Collection Operator Certification OR an Ohio EPA Class I Water Distribution Certification is REQUIRED within 30 months of appointment/promotion and must be maintained 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 118 (Wage) or below, pay grade 29 (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.