Application: Lead Water Well Technician

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DIVISION/DEPARTMENT:       Maintenance & Grounds/Maintenance Services        

SUPERVISOR:    Assistant Maintenance Manager

FLSA STATUS:                            Full Time, Regular, Non‐Exempt                                      




The Water Well Technician monitors, inspects, and maintains the Zoo’s water wells. This position maintains the proper operations and safety of water well equipment/systems. This position also oversees two other class D licenses.


(To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.)

  • Checks, services, and performs maintenance on the water wells; takes and tests water samples; adjusts CL2 pumps.     
  • Minor plumbing, HVAC, and electrical work.
  • Inputs data in computer for DEQ reports; keeps well information up‐to‐date for state and federal agencies.
  • Monitors other licensed operators’ performance of water well tasks to ensure established procedures are followed.     
  • Checks and flushes fire hydrants.
  • Performs other duties as assigned within the division and/or department.
  • Trains personnel in operation of the zoo, water features.
  • Maintains all zoo, public water features (splash pads, waterfalls, fountains, etc.)



(The list of knowledge, skills, and other characteristics are representative of the requirements to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.)

  • Knowledge of formats and requirements for a variety of water system related reports and documents.           
  • Knowledge of well sampling principles and techniques.
  • Knowledge of State and Federal water quality standards, regulations, guidelines and reporting requirements.  
  • Knowledge of basic plumbing practices and techniques.
  • Knowledge of the operation of commercial water filtration equipment/systems.
  • Knowledge of the operation of a variety of computer software, including word processing, database, and spreadsheet applications.
  • Knowledge of the policies, practices, and procedures of the Maintenance Services department (to be acquired within 30 days of hire).
  • Knowledge of the policies and procedures of the Oklahoma City Zoological Park (to be acquired within 60 days of hire).  
  • Skill in understanding complex technical manuals/instructions.
  • Skill in preparing a variety of narrative and statistical water system related reports and documents.    
  • Skill in taking water samples from well sites.
  • Skill in operating a variety of tools and equipment related to installing, maintaining and repairing water/wastewater systems.
  • Skill in operating and maintaining assigned hand and power tools and equipment.
  • Skill and proficiency in preparing a variety of records, reports, and correspondence using appropriate format and computer software.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with Zoo staff, vendors, and the general public.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule which may include evenings and/or weekends and holidays.
  • Ability to practice safe work methods, identifying workplace hazards, and using appropriate safety equipment.            
  • Ability to work in extreme weather conditions, on an occasional basic.
  • Ability to walk and stand for periods of time, and bend, climb, stoop, and kneel throughout the workday.
  • Ability to push, lift, and carry objects weighing 50 pounds, on a frequent basis.
  • Exposure to fumes, gases, odors, dust; vibration; chemical, electrical, and mechanical hazards; explosive material; poor ventilation; moving mechanical parts; and vehicles on a daily basis. 
  • Noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate, with frequent increases in levels caused by machinery and equipment.


 (To perform the job successfully, an individual must have the following minimum qualifications.)

  • Experience equivalent to one year full time water treatment or closely related work.
  • Valid Class C Water Operator Certificate from the Oklahoma Dept. of Environmental Water Quality.   
  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • OR, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed in this job description.
  • Must possess a valid Oklahoma motor vehicle operator’s license and pass a Driver’s History check to operate Zoo vehicles.
  • Successful completion of a pre‐employment background check, a physical examination, and a drug test. 

The Oklahoma City Zoological Park & Botanical Garden offers a competitive salary with excellent benefits. Please send a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to: Human Resources Department, Oklahoma City Zoological Park, 2101 N.E. 50th St, Oklahoma City, OK 73111 or email 

The Oklahoma City Zoo has a Smoke-Free Environment, is a Drug-Free Workplace, and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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