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Posting November 20, 2015
General Manager - Rio Linda/Elverta Community Water District
Contact Name: Mary Henrici
E-mail: mhenrici@rlecwd.com

Job Description:

Rio Linda/Elverta Community Water District Is Seeking a Candidate for General Manager


The towns of Rio Linda and Elverta are situated in the Northwest corner of Sacramento County in the central valley of California. The towns are in a rural bedroom community located 15 minutes from downtown Sacramento. Lake Tahoe and San Francisco are both 1 ½ hours away from this centrally located community. 

The District was created in 1949 and currently serves 4,600 connections. The District is approximately 18 square miles and is only 20% built out. There is an impending specific plan which includes 5,000 connections in phase 1 of the project. It is estimated building will start in the next couple of years. The District is currently in the beginning stage of bringing water to the area from the Sacramento River. 

The Rio Linda Elverta Community Water District (RLECWD) has 10 employees. All staffing except the General Manager belong to the Teamsters Union Local 150. The annual operating budget of the District is currently $1,700,000.


The Position is an at-will position. The General Manager serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the District. The General Manager reports to a five member Board of Directors that are elected at large by the citizens of the District. The General Manager is responsible to enforce policy and procedures adopted by the Board of Directors. The General Manager is also the Chief Financial Officer and is responsible for creating an annual budget, approval of all expenditures, transfers and allocations to special funds. The General Manager is the face of the District and the spokesperson for the agency. Other duties of the General Manager include but are not limited to reviewing existing policy, evaluating employees, project administration, hiring, evaluating, disciplining and terminating employees.

The General Manager must maintain a good working relationship with regional agencies including the Regional Water Authority, Sacramento Groundwater Authority, Water Forum, State Water Resources Control Board and other State and Federal Agencies.


The RLECWD is currently seeking a General Manager who is forward thinking and sees a vision for the future of the District. The District needs a problem solver who has the ability to use a collaborative approach while demonstrating the ability to act decisively once all information is received. The General Manager must demonstrate strong ethical, professional, and service-oriented leadership and interpersonal skills. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are necessary. 

The General Manager must have the ability to perform well under pressure. They must have strong negotiating skills.
The General Manager should understand water treatment and distribution practices, Federal, State and Local laws, codes and regulations that pertain to County Water Districts.

In addition to relevant certificates, the District is willing to consider several years of work experience in the water industry in lieu of each year of academic work. A bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Public Administration or equivalent experience is preferable. A bachelor’s degree in business, finance or public administration will be considered. A minimum of 5 years in management or administrative experience in a public agency is required.

The salary range for the General Manager is $85,000 to $105,000 and is dependent upon qualifications. The District offers an attractive benefits package to all employees with final compensation to be determined under contract negotiations.


If you are interested in applying for this position please visit our website at www.rlecwd.com. A District application for employment must accompany your resume to be considered for the position. If you have any questions regarding the position please feel free to contact the District at 916 991-1000 and speak to Mary Henrici or mhenrici@rlecwd.com.

Filing closing date is January 15, 2016

Posting November 17, 2015
Cross Connection Utility Specialist I/II - City of Del Mar
Contact Name: Pouneh Sammak
E-mail: pounehsammak@gmail.com

Job Description:
SALARY: $22.49 $30.80 Hourly
CLOSING DATE: 11/23/15 05:30 PM

Cross Connection Utility Specialist I:
$46,773.95 $56,854.02 (G133)
Cross Connection Utility Specialist II:
$52,706.05 $64,064.53 (G145)

Under general supervision, performs a wide variety of skilled, journey level duties for cross connection equipment protecting the water system and in the installation, maintenance, repair and servicing of mechanical and electronic equipment, devices and machinery used in the operation of the City’s water storage and distribution system and the wastewater collection and transmission system; and performs related work as assigned.

The Cross Connection Utility Specialist I is the entry level class. Initially under direct supervision, incumbents learn and perform a variety of semiskilled and skilled duties in the construction, installation, maintenance and repair of equipment, machinery and devices used in the operation of the water storage and distribution and wastewater collection and transmission systems. Trades areas covered by this class include mechanical maintenance and repair of industrial equipment, components and machinery; plumbing and pipe fitting; welding; industrial electrical systems, maintenance and repair; and the installation, trouble shooting and repair of electronic control systems. This class is alternately staffed with Cross Connection Utility Worker II, and incumbents may advance to the higher level after gaining experience and demonstrating proficiency that meet the qualifications for the higher level class.

Cross Connection Utility Specialist II is the full journey level class in this series. Under general
supervision, incumbents perform the full range of assigned duties. This class differs from the lower level class in the skill level required in all of the classes’ craft areas, and the complexity of assigned projects based on know ledge of the City’s equipment, systems, standards and procedures. Assignments vary, may encompass a variety of tasks, seldom require detailed
instructions, and require sound judgment and initiative.

Important Dates to Consider:
(all dates are tentative and subject to change)

Closing Date: Monday, November 23, 2015 at 5:30 p.m.
Panel Board Interviews: Thursday, December 10, 2015

To view the full job announcement and to submit an application, please visit our website at

Posting November 16, 2015
Chief Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator - Apex Companies
Contact Name: Alan Strober
E-mail: astrober@apexcos.com

Job Description:
Overview: We are looking for an experienced and licensed (Grade III or higher) WWTP Operator to provide Chief Plant Operator duties for a small (16,000 GPD), private WWTP. The position requires from 9-14 hours of effort per week, so this is an excellent opportunity for a municipal plant operator or a recent retiree seeking additional income.

No bureaucracy. Apex was founded on the principles of agility and employee empowerment, and we’ve worked hard over the past 25+ years to build a culture of collaboration, communication, and opportunity. That’s our secret to success, plain and simple.

We get it. This opportunity offers a unique blend of independence and support. As Chief Plant Operator for a small, private-sector WWTP, you’ll have significant independence, yet the full resources of a leading national environmental services company to support you. You’ll report directly to our Principal-Level PE and his team of professionals, who will provide support for reporting, procurement, and specialty resources like laboratories, pumper services, electricians, and other vendors you need to maintain a compliant WWTP.

You get it. As an experienced and licensed Wastewater Treatment Plan Operator, you’re a serious multi-tasker who drives the ongoing compliance of the WWTP with your technical, mechanical, and regulatory expertise . You work hard to exceed client expectations for quality and you coordinate project activities to complete every project on time. At the end of the workday, you go home very satisfied knowing you’ve delivered solutions to clients that depend on you to resolve problems that range from very simple to very complex.

Your role as Chief Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator is key to the WWTP’s success. While responsibilities of the Chief Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator will vary day to day, in general you will:
• Support the daily operations and maintenance of a wastewater plant operation/drink water plant operation
• Suport project manager with day to day oversight and supervision of subcontractors
• Perform all routine O&M duties, including but not limited to operation and control of pump, blower, valve settings
• Collect, preserve and record samples in compliance with permit
• Troubleshoot and diagnose upsets and treatments of problem
• Maintain operating logs and report on plant conditions to support regulatory compliance
• Actively develop your own career growth

Great minds think alike! Now that we understand each other, let’s sort through the minimum qualifications for this position:
• Current California Grade III or higher Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator License;
• Minimum of 10 years of experience operating extended aeration wastewater treatment facilities;
• At least 5 years of experience diagnosing and managing repairs and upgrades to WWTP infrastructure;
• Ability to provide rapid response for occasional emergency call-outs (e.g., high wet well alarm)

• Knowledge of electrical repairs and testing, plumbing and pump repair/operation, groundwater sampling, wastewater sampling
• Knowledge and understanding of safe work practices
• Able to work under inclement weather conditions
• Stable work history/favorable references
• Must possess reliable transportation
• Clean driving record
• Ability to lift and carry 40 pounds

We’re ready to get this key position filled so if this is you, submit your resume now for consideration. If you’re ready to grow, let us know!

Apex Companies, LLC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer 

Posting November 4, 2015
Water Systems Operator - Morongo Band of Mission Indians
Email: resumes@morongo-nsn.gov

Incumbent will perform a variety of skilled tasks related to the installation, repair and maintenance of: distribution water mains, services, hydrants, meters, pumps, motors and related equipment. Operate water system utilizing SCADA Control, inspect water plant facilities and evaluate system. Monitor water quality and participate in on call (Stand by rotation); provide customer service; performs as a Lead worker; operates heavy equipment and related tools.

Knowledge of motorized equipment (loaders, backhoes, dump truck). Skilled level in procedures and techniques used in the installation, maintenance and repairs of water related appurtenances. Two (2) years water related experience preferred. Must have class B Commercial license at time of hire or able to obtain within 6 months hire. Must posses and maintain a valid State of CA Water Distribution Grade 2 and Treatment Grade 1 license at time of hire, or AWWA Grade 2 is acceptable in Lieu of State Distribution License.

SALARY: $23.44/hr

STATUS: Full Time
The Human Resources department is located 12700 Pumarra Road, Banning, CA 92220 and is open Monday thru Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Applications accepted during open interviews held every Wednesday from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm. Check our Job Hotline (951) 755-5190, send resumes to: resumes@morongo-nsn.gov or fax resume (951) 922-032. For additional information please contact our Human Resources department at (951) 755-5180 or check our website www.morongo-nsn.gov. Morongo offers great benefits including medical, dental, vision, life insurance and paid vacation.

Posting November 4, 2015
Public Works Director - City of San Joaquin-Public Works Department
Contact Name: Lupe Estrada
E-mail: lupee@cityofsanjoaquin.org

Job Description:
The City of San Joaquin is hiring a Public Works Director who has a Waste Water 3 operator license. Position criteria: Must have a broad knowledge in public works to include but not limited to; streets and roads, parks and facilities, general maintenance, mechanic, sewer treatment, water, waste water. Requirements: must have 3 years supervisory experience, must have a grade 3 waste water operator certificate. We offer an excellent benefit package; Medical, Dental, Vision at 100% coverage for employee, excellent retirement, PERS contribution. Submit application and resume by no later than November 18th to City of San Joaquin Human Resource Department at P.O. Box 758, San Joaquin, CA 93660 (559) 693-4311 ext. 20 for additional information. (EOE)

Posting October 27, 2015
Senior Wastewater Plant Operator - City of Santa Rosa
Contact Name: Maria Greco
E-mail: mgreco@srcity.org

Job Description:
The City of Santa Rosa is looking for a motivated journey level individual to join the team operating the premier water department in the North San Francisco Bay. The Senior Wastewater Plant Operator is an advanced journey level position that assists in the supervision of the operation and maintenance of a wastewater treatment plant on an assigned shift, and performs a variety of skilled and semi-skilled tasks in the operation of the plant. The Laguna Treatment Plant is a 21.3 MGD tertiary filter treatment plant serving 210,000 people. It includes wastewater treatment, bio-solids treatment (compost), and reclamation facilities. Operators assigned to the plant are responsible for advanced systems, including computerized controls, activated sludge with BNR, filtration, ultraviolet disinfection and co-generation.

The ideal candidate would have considerable experience operating a sophisticated wastewater treatment facility, with autonomous operational decision-making to meet pre-set operating parameters. Supervision experience is a plus. Applications will be carefully reviewed to create a list of most qualified candidates eligible for further consideration.

Please note: This is a 24-hour per day, 7-day per week operation and requires the willingness and ability to work shifts as assigned.

Knowledge of: Activated sludge, anaerobic digestion, and chemical treatment processes used in a wastewater treatment plant; administrative procedures of a wastewater treatment plant; various chemicals associated with the operation of a wastewater treatment plant; relevant Federal, State, and local laws, regulations, and policies; maintenance and operation of equipment commonly found in a wastewater treatment plant; record keeping and reporting procedures.

Ability to: Supervise an individual or a crew in the operation and maintenance of a wastewater treatment plant; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; understand and use basic arithmetic and geometry; keep records and prepare reports; read basic blue prints and plans; operate motors, pumps, valves, and electronic instrumentation used in wastewater treatment plant maintenance and operations; perform laboratory tests; respond to emergency situations; schedule personnel and make work assignments; establish effective working relationships with supervisors, co-workers, and the public.

Experience and Education: Any combination equivalent to experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be: Experience -Sufficient years of increasingly responsible experience in the operation and maintenance of wastewater treatment facilities, including lead worker or supervisory experience, to demonstrate the possession of the knowledge and abilities listed above. Education - Specialized training in wastewater treatment and plant operations and maintenance.

State of California Wastewater Treatment Grade III Certification (or higher) is required.

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