Drainage Technician

SEMSWA has an immediate opening for a full-time, non-exempt Drainage Technician position.  This position performs manual labor, operates a variety of construction and maintenance equipment, and assists in inspection, maintenance, and construction of the stormwater system.  A Class “A” Colorado driver’s license is preferred for this position.  This position may require availability as an On-Call Employee to work outside of SEMSWA’s normal office hours on a rotating schedule.


Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Operates and maintains light equipment including, but not limited to skid steer loader, backhoe, and compactor.
  • Operates and maintains power tools including but not limited to mower, trimmer, chainsaw, and a variety of hand tools.
  • Operates and maintains all equipment used in trench work for both excavating and back filling and equipment used for cleaning and clearing storm sewer lines.
  • Drives and assists with the operation of the vacuum truck for potholing, maintenance, and cleaning.


Key Competencies:


  • Knowledge of, or ability to learn Arapahoe County, City of Centennial, and water district maps, and County/Centennial roadway network.
  • Knowledge of storm water collection systems and tools, equipment, materials used to maintain and repair system.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.  Ability to read, interpret, and apply general procedures to specific work applications.
  • Ability to effectively serve customers requesting assistance on stormwater related issues, and to use tact and diplomacy in dealing with occasionally hostile customers.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


Qualifications Necessary:


  • Possession of a commercial, Class ‘A’ Colorado driver’s license is preferred.
  • A satisfactory driving record is required.
  • General experience in construction, drainage system maintenance, or erosion control is desirable.


Salary and Benefits:


  • $21.81/hour to $29.51/hour
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance – full employee coverage and partial dependent coverage
  • Employer HSA contribution
  • Group Life Insurance – fully paid by SEMSWA
  • Short and Long-Term Disability Protection – fully paid by SEMSWA
  • Flexible Benefit Plan
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 11 Paid Holidays Per Year
  • Vacation, Sick Leave, and Personal Day
  • Matching Funds Retirement Programs



This is an immediate opening and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Our Employment Application can be found at: