Utility Distribution Maintenance Coordinator, Senior

at Northern Arizona University
Published August 5, 2022
Location Flagstaff, AZ
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


Job Title

Utility Distribution Maintenance Coordinator, Senior

Job ID



Facility Services

Full/Part Time


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Workplace Culture

NAU is a community devoted to student success and sustained by an unshakable commitment to our shared mission, vision, and values. Wefaculty, staff, and administratorsthrive by combining our efforts and working side by side to further NAUs culture of excellence.

Special Information

This position is posted as Utility Distribution Maintenance Coordinator Senior , which is a working title. The NAU system title for this position is Facilities and Maintenance Coordinator, Senior.

Job Description

Under the general direction Natural Gas Program Manager, the Utility Distribution Maintenance Coordinator, Senior will assist with oversight of the construction, maintenance, emergency response, and overall Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) and Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration (PHMSA) compliance for the Natural Gas distribution system owned and operated by NAU. The Coordinator will also manage, inspect, and perform maintenance on the civil utility systems owned and operated by NAU. Works independently and makes decisions about matters of significance.

Civil Utility Operation and Maintenance Management - 40%

  • Maintains compliance with university, state, federal and various other agency laws, rules, regulations and guidelines.

  • Development and management of civil utility maintenance program. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Exercise, maintenance, and testing of valves, hydrants, and metering. o Inspection, maintenance, record keeping and reporting for campus backflows.

  • Inspection and maintenance of storm water system including cleaning of catch basis and jetting of piping.

  • Perform and manage maintenance of sewer system including jetting and clearing of clogs.

  • Management of construction Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP) oversite program.

  • Oversight of 3rd party vendors performing repair or replacement work.

  • Oversight of student or temporary employees.

Natural Gas Operation and Maintenance Management - 20%

  • Maintains Natural Gas Regulatory Compliance.

  • Perform or supervise cathodic protection design, survey and remediation. Perform or supervise leakage surveys and leak investigations along pipeline and/or within NAU facilities.

  • Perform or supervise the inspection, repair, and/or replacement of piping, valves, risers, regulators, reliefs, and any other natural gas equipment.

  • Maintain and update Procedures and Operator Qualification program.

  • Perform evaluator duties for qualification of internal and external personnel.

  • Trains employees of new work methods, procedures, qualifications, changes in safety regulations, work policies, and federal or state mandates. Prepare construction and modification submissions to the ACC.

  • Compile and submit compliance records and documentation for the ACC.

Planning and Reporting - 20%

  • Documentation of rates of failure and unplanned maintenance for program planning.

  • Investigates and makes recommendations on emerging technologies for natural gas and civil utility systems.

  • Actively maintain cutting edge knowledge of industry practices pertaining to higher education and continually suggest process improvements based on industry changes.

  • Assists with project and master plan teams to determine correct expansion or improvement of the natural gas and civil utility systems.

  • Enter time and materials into CMMS system, analyzes data, monitors metrics and performance, and provides reports about the program.

  • Manages assigned budget, reports on usage, and assists with development of budget/utility rates based on program needs.

  • Performs skilled work associated with locating and marking all utility lines as requested through the Arizona811 program and/or as needed to support construction projects. Including, but not limited to, electricity, water, gas, steam, high temperature hot water, chilled water, sewer, storm sewer, reclaimed water, fiber, and other telecommunication lines.

  • Assists with managing response of other internal staking employees when appropriate.

  • Responds to inquiries regarding unmarked buried utilities.

  • Coordinating with GIS team for updates to GIS map records.

  • Assists with conducting training seminars for internal and external workers.

  • Monitor excavations for potential damage to existing utility systems or marking material.

  • Inspect excavations for proper install of carrier piping and marking material.

  • Ensure compliance.

Meter Inspection and Maintenance - 15%

  • Inspects, investigates, and troubleshoots metering equipment to determine and complete appropriate repair methods.

  • Management of vendors for calibration or installation of meters and reporting to the campus network.

  • Development of repair, replacement, expansion, and improvement priorities and budgets relating to the metering and billing program.

  • Plan review and inspection of capital projects with new or replacement meters.

Emergency Response and Other Duties as Assigned - 5%

  • Plans, responds to, and/or manages response to utility emergencies.

  • Participates in on call rotation.

  • Assist with Installation, service, repair, and inspection of building piping and end use equipment such as stoves, furnaces, boilers, etc.

  • Assists with other Utility systems as needed that may include working in the tunnels.

  • Other duties that assist with the mission of NAU and Facility Services.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Associate or Bachelors degree in relevant field.

  • 3-5 years of relevant experience.

  • Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Water Operator Certification.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Extensive knowledge and practical application of federal and local laws, policies, and processes for natural gas distribution, civil utilities, and utility locating.

  • Skills in locating different types of utilities with or without tracer wire.

  • Knowledge and Skills in performing tasks covered by 49 CFR 192.

  • Experience with steel and poly pipeline materials.

  • Ability to read utility maps and drawings.

  • Working knowledge of OSHA standards.

  • Skills with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.)

  • Knowledge of management principles, practices, and techniques.

  • Skill in managing others and establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.

  • Ability to effectively communicate.

  • The ability to work effectively with people from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds.

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement

As of 12/10/21, the Safer Federal Workforce employee vaccination requirement is currently suspended pending the outcome of a federal court-issued injunction. This injunction has suspended the recent executive order issued by President Biden requiring all employees of federal contractors to receive COVID-19 vaccinations. For current status of the vaccine requirement and/or questions, please visit FAQs for Employee Vaccination Requirement (https://in.nau.edu/human-resources/faqs-for-employee-vaccination-requirement-2/) .

Background Information

This position has been identified as a safety/security sensitive position. Therefore, per AZ Revised Statute, Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, employment history investigation, degree verification (in some cases) and fingerprinting. If you are applying for a job that requires a CDL, you will be required to register with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse and adhere to the clearinghouse requirements. Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States. Finally, each year Northern Arizona University releases an Annual Security Report (https://in.nau.edu/police-department/annual-security-and-fire-safety-reports/.) . The report is a result of a federal law known as the Clery Act. The report includes Clery reportable crime statistics for the three most recent completed calendar years and discloses procedures, practices and programs NAU uses to keep students and employees safe including how to report crimes or other emergencies occurring on campus. In addition, the Fire Safety Report (https://in.nau.edu/police-department/annual-security-and-fire-safety-reports/.) is combined with the Annual Security Report for the NAU Flagstaff Mountain Campus as this campus has on-campus student housing. This report discloses fire safety policies and procedures related to on-campus student housing and statistics for fires that occurred in those facilities. If you would like a free paper copy of the report, please contact the NAUPD Records Department at (928) 523-8884 or by visiting the department at 525 E. Pine Knoll Drive in Flagstaff.


Anticpated salary range is $47,634 - $59,542. Annual salary commensurate with candidate's qualifications and related experience.

FLSA Status

This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or compensatory time for additional time worked.


This is a Classified Staff (CLS) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System; paid vacation and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified dependents. More information on benefits at NAU is available on the Human Resources benefits website (https://in.nau.edu/Human-Resources/Benefits/) . Classified Staff employees are in a probationary status for their first six months at NAU. NAU is a tobacco and smoke-free campus. Employees offered a position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan). New employees are eligible for benefits (https://in.nau.edu/human-resources/eligibility-enrollment/) on the first day of the pay period following their enrollment, after their employment date. Employees will have 31 days from their start date to enroll in benefits. Additionally, new employees will begin participating in the Arizona State Retirement System, and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it, on the first of the pay period following 6 months after the new employee's start date.

Learning and Development

Your career at Northern Arizona University includes the opportunity for professional development. New employee on-boarding training (https://in.nau.edu/Human-Resources/Required/) includes courses to be completed within the first 30 days. If your position includes the supervision of a benefit-eligible employee, we offer the NAU Supervisors Academy for you to complete within your first 2 years.

Immigration Suppt/Sponsorship

NAU will not provide any U.S. immigration support or sponsorship for this position.

Application Deadline

August 15, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button on this page. You must submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button by midnight of the application deadline. If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on the Human Resources website (https://in.nau.edu/human-resources/) or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.

If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact the Office of Equity and Access at: 928-523-3312/TDD - 928-523-1006 or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

EEO is the Law Poster and Supplements (https://in.nau.edu/Human-Resources/Posters-Required-by-Law/)

NAU is an Employer of National Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.

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