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Posted March 23, 2015
State Revolving Fund (SRF) Program Specialist - California Rural Water Association
Location: Northern California Service area

Please send resumes to:
CRWA, 4131 Northgate Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95834
Attn: Jeff Ortmeier, SRF Program Manager

Position open until filled.
Type of position: Full-time Hours: Exempt

The basic function of the SRF Program Specialist is to provide training, Technical Managerial and Financial assessments, Funding application assistance and on-site technical assistance to rural water systems and small municipalities while managing the program’s administrative affairs and promoting the California Rural Water Association (CRWA).

Some duties of the SRF Program Specialist are:
-Perform duties and meet responsibilities as outlined in CRWA and SWRCB guidelines.
-Travel extensively to offer on-site assistance to small water systems which are pursuing funding, have significant problems complying with requirements or have other significant problems as determined by SWRCB.
-Provide training assistance in all areas of operations, maintenance, management, conservation, and compliance with regulations when requested.
-Maintain a working knowledge of all operations, management, regulations, and system-specific issues necessary to advance the performance of program requirements.
-Act as a liaison among state, federal, industry and trade organizations, and agencies relating to program activities and industry issues.
-Develop an informational article for each quarterly publication of the California Water Journal.
-Plan, implement and conduct quality training when requested, including the Annual Technical Conference (EXPO)
-Attend SWRCB training sessions and the CRWA Annual Technical Conference (EXPO)
-Perform other duties as may be assigned.
-Have frequent contact with water system personnel, government personnel, elected officials, industry representatives, and technical organizations.
-Assist water systems making application to a variety of State sponsored Funding Programs

-Multi-year employment required (five years’ experience preferred) in working for, operating, and managing a rural/community water system.
-Technical knowledge of operating and managing a rural/community water system.
-Ability to communicate both orally and in writing with operators and decision makers, regulatory agencies and other professionals.
-Proficiency with MS Office applications (Word, Excel, and Access), email and Internet.
-Ability to identify, locate and explain water problems to operators and decision makers.
-Knowledge and understanding of SWRCB regulations, monitoring and reporting requirements.
-Willingness to travel extensively to provide technical assistance and provide presentations at evening meetings.
-Working knowledge of SRF funding and TMF assessment requirements and procedures.
-Working knowledge of budgeting and rate structures.
-Must have Water Treatment 2 (T-2) and Distribution 2 (D-2) certifications.
-Written approval from SWRCB prior to employment.
-Possession of a valid California Driver’s License.

The SRF Program Specialist is a full-time employee, subject to all CRWA benefits, policies and procedures. Salary: approximately 65K annually DOQ and experience.

Please note: this is an abbreviated job description. Background checks will be performed on all candidates being considered for employment. Interviews will be conducted at the CRWA Headquarters located at 4131 Northgate Blvd, Sacramento CA. 95834

Posted March 23, 2015
Environmental Technician - Selma-Kingsburg-Fowler County Sanitation District
Contact Name: Tricia Miller
E-mail: jobs@skfcsd.org
Job Description:
ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNICIAN– (Salary: $3,650 - $4,659/mo) Organizes and performs sampling and analysis of water, wastewater, sludge, bio-solids, residuals, and soils; performs inspections and site visits; prepares reports; and evaluates data regarding industrial, commercial and institutional discharges. REQUIREMENTS: Equivalent to completion of twelfth grade. Equivalent to an Associate’s degree with major coursework in chemistry or biology closely related. One year of experience as a water or wastewater laboratory technician or closely related field. Possession and maintenance of a valid California Class C driver’s license at time of appointment. Possession and maintenance of a valid Grade I certificate for Laboratory Analyst issued by the California Water Environment Association within one year of hire date. Possession and maintenance of a valid Grade I certificate for Environmental Compliance Inspector issued by the California Water Environment Association within two and one half years of hire date. Application for Employment may be filled out in person at the District office between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., weekdays or on-line at www.skfcsd.org. The filing deadline is April 10, 2015 at 3:30 p.m. Selma-Kingsburg-Fowler County Sanitation District, 11301 E. Conejo Ave., Kingsburg, CA. (559) 897-6500. EOE.

Posted March 23, 2015
Office Manager - Georgetown Divide Public Utility District
Contact Name: Wendell Wall
E-mail: wwall@gd-pud.org
Job Description:
Georgetown Divide Public Utility District is currently seeking an Office Manager to join our team. Applicants may apply for this position until the close of business on April 24, 2015 Under the direction of the General Manager the Office Manager will plan, direct and perform the • Finance and accounting activities • Manages and supervises office and customer service activities• Human Resources• Administrative support to staff and the General Manager• Information Technology administration • Related work as required Supervisions Received and Exercised• Under the General Direction of the General Manager• Supervises office staff Essential Duties and Responsibilities• Assists in the development and implementation of goals, policies, priorities, and procedures relating to finance management, budget, accounting, and payroll.• Plans, directs, supervises, and reviews the customer service, billing and revenue collection operations by recruiting, selecting, orienting, training, assigning, scheduling, coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring, appraising, and reviewing job contributions; planning and reviewing compensation actions; enforcing policies and procedures.• Assists the General Manager with the preparation of the budget• Provides staff assistance to the General Manager• Assists in the preparation of statements and reports of estimated costs and revenues.• Participates in cost analyses and rate studies• Responsible for preparation of payroll and various financial statements and reports directly or indirectly.• Responsible for installation and maintenance of accounting records to show receipts and expenditures directly or indirectly.• Maintains the general and subsidiary ledgers, accounts receivable, revenue distribution, operation expenses, property and insurance records.• Responsible for all aspects of Human Resources, not limited to new employee enrollment, benefits, workers compensation, payroll, employee evaluations, COBRA, and retirement system.• Responsible for managing district Information Technology needs including IT assets, email, servers, website administration and updates, equipment and hardware procurement, updating hardware and software as needed, and continuous self-development on IT trends related to Special Districts and Water Districts.• Achieves customer service objectives by contributing customer service information and recommendations to strategic plans and reviews; preparing and completing action plans; implementing production, productivity, quality, and customer-service standards; resolving problems; identifying customer service trends; determining system improvements; implementing change. QUALIFICATIONS Experience/Education/Training Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with at least twelve semester or equivalent quarter units in accounting or business administration and a minimum of five years experience running an office and supervisory experience. Effective speaking, language and writing skills.Knowledge • General Accepted Accounting and Auditing Standards.• Principles and practices of general, fund, and government account and reporting• Standard financial office procedures, practices and equipment• Computerized accounting and information systems account receivable and accounts payable.• Review, selection and implementation of integrated software system(s) for account management, invoicing and payment.• Effective employee supervision, training and evaluation• Budget preparation and administration• Human Resources, benefits management, payroll, hiring procedures and employee maintenance programs, workers compensation.• Microsoft office software Ability • Apply accounting principles and practices to a wide variety of standard and non-standard transactions;• Perform complex mathematical calculations with speed and accuracy;• Create and use spread sheets and other computer application • Prepare financial statements, reports and analyze with supporting statistics and data• Analyze and evaluate operations, detect inefficiencies and suggest corrective action in office procedures, accounting and customer service.• Effectively communicate, plan and coordinate work of others• Compose letters and reports as required• Communicate verbally with public and Board of Directors as needed,• Adapt and respond to unanticipated situations quickly and appropriately • Create and maintain database of office job descriptions, policies and processes and use this information to improve office efficiency and if needed suggest changes to job positions to General Manager• Create plan and execute continuous cross-training for all office positions including management positions.• Improve customer service quality by studying, evaluating and re-designing processes, establishing and communicating service metrics, monitoring and analyzing results and implementing changes. The following is preferred but not • CPA • IRS regulations• Special District knowledge• Water business knowledge• CalPERS retirement system Working Conditions Position requires prolonged sitting in the performance of daily duties and frequent repetitive keyboarding motion for inputting data and preparing report and other documents in an office setting. The position also requires walking, standing, stooping, some pushing, dragging, lifting of up to 25 pounds. The incumbent often juggles multiple tasks, working under pressure of deadlines and with frequent interruptions.Salary$59,280 to $72,051 annually, DOE. Excellent benefit package including participation in CalPERS, vacation and sick leave, health benefits and paid holidays.To Please request an application at adminassistant@gd-pud.org , Submit Application, Resume and Cover Letter along with the Supplemental Questionnaire via US Postal Service Georgetown Divide Public Utility District P.O. Box 4240 Georgetown, CA 95634 OR you may deliver your application in person in a sealed envelope Georgetown Divide Public Utility District 6425 Main Street Georgetown, CA 95624 Georgetown Divide Public Utility District Office Manager Supplemental Questionnaire 1. Please describe your experience in office management and your supervisory experience.2. Please describe your experience in finance and accounting.3. Please describe your work experience with Special Districts and/or Water Districts.

Posted February 27, 2015
Utility District Superintendent -San Joaquin County Public Works Utility Districts Maintenance Division
Contact Name: Marie Sneed
E-mail: msneed@sjgov.org
Job Description:
The San Joaquin County Public Works Department is seeking a strong leader to manage the Utility Districts Maintenance Division. An ideal candidate will possess a high level of integrity and a strong sense of ethics; excellent written and verbal communication skills; demonstrated leadership skills, sound judgment; a positive attitude; proven ability to effectively manage and build consensus among staff; and an ability to motivate staff and support their professional development; and the required Wastewater and Water Operator certificates.

The Utility Maintenance Division is comprised of 24 employees responsible for providing domestic water, sanitary sewer, and storm drain services to the residents within the various utility districts within San Joaquin County. The Division is committed to environmentally sound business practices. In addition to recycling and re-use programs, the Division has developed a pump efficiency testing program to maximize energy efficiencies at County maintained well sites.

For a complete job description, please visit the San Joaquin County employment website at www.jobaps.com/sjq.

Certificate: Possession of a valid Grade 3 Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator certificate issued by the State of California, State Water Resources Control Board; a valid Grade T2 Water Treatment Operator Certificate and a valid Grade D2 Water Distributions Operator certificate issued by the Water Resources Control Board.

Special Requirement: If newly hired incumbents do not hold the valid certification of level Grade 3 Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator, they shall have one (1) year from the date the first state examination is offered to obtain the required certification. Failure to successfully pass the exam and obtain the required certification may result in release from the position. (Note: Candidates who are applying without the level Grade 3 Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator certificate must possess the Grade 2 level of certification.)

License: Possession of a valid California driver’s license.

How to Apply:
Completed application package including supplemental application must be submitted to the Human Resources Division by the final filing date: March 20, 2015

Apply Online Today: www.sjgov.org/hr

Or submit your application, supplemental and resume to:

San Joaquin County Human Resources
Attn: Marie Sneed
44 N. San Joaquin Street Suite 330
Stockton, CA 95202

Tel: 209.468.9755
Fax: 209.468.0508

All applications will be reviewed for qualifications. Qualified applicants may be invited to participate in an oral examination interview, with top scoring candidates being referred to the Public Works Department for the selection process.