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Posting September 14, 2016
System Name: Pinecrest Permittees Association
Position Title: Wastewater Operator II Chief Operator
Contact Name: Adam Coyan
Contact Email: ppaadamgm@gmail.com
Salary Range: $48,880 - $61,360 annually; includes standby pay.

General Description:
This is the chief operator level for wastewater treatment plant operations. Incumbents perform the full range of wastewater treatment plant operations under general supervision and within established guidelines; and may participate in training of Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator I and II&rsquos. Receives general supervision from general manager or board president.

Job duties:
  • Performs routine plant operational and maintenance duties, such as calculating sludge loads; adjusting valves; collecting information from dials, meters, gauges; inspects and checks for worn or broken v-belts, motors, automatic controls, skimmers and rotors; lubes equipment and changes pump seals.
  • Performs routine duties related to maintenance and repair of the collections system including jetting main lines, overflow response, clearing stoppages and responding to customer issues.
  • Locates sewer lines for underground service alert requests; performs FOG (Fats, Oils and Grease) program inspections and reports; performs bug and rodent control.
  • Operates a variety of construction equipment, such as front-end loaders, air compressors, jackhammers, and a variety of hand tools and small equipment.
  • Maintains RBC, primary and secondary digesters as needed.
  • Performs routine sample collections and laboratory tests.
  • Maintains a variety of records and logs.
  • Performs landscape and building maintenance, as needed.
  • Trains wastewater treatment plant operators as needed.
  • Establishes positive working relationships with association staff, and the general public.
  • Assumes responsibility for ensuring the duties of the position are performed in a safe, efficient manner.
  • Works overtime, weekends, evenings and holidays as required to accommodate the association’s needs, in addition to responding as a volunteer firefighter; serve “on-call” or “stand-by” sometimes rotating on a regular basis.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

  • Must be able to carry, push, pull, reach, and lift equipment and parts weighing up to 50 pounds; stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, and climb during plant maintenance and repair work.
  • Work in an environment with exposure to dust, dirt, hazardous materials, exposure to raw domestic sewage, chemicals, confined space entries, trenches, and significant temperature changes between cold and heat; stand and walk for extended time periods.
  • Stand, walk and sit for extended time periods; able to carry, push, pull, reach and lift objects of light to medium weight; hearing and vision within normal ranges.

Education/ Experience and License/ Certificate:
  • A minimum of two (2) years of increasingly responsible experience in waste water plant operations including maintenance, repair, treatment and collections responsibilities.
  • Possession of a valid Class B California driver’s license and satisfactory driving record.
  • Possession of a Grade 2 Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator certificate from the California State Water Resources Control Board.

Knowledge of:
  • Principles, practices, and procedures of wastewater treatment plant operations and sanitary sewer collection systems.
  • Standard methods of bacteriological and chemical sewage sample collection, analyses and laboratory work, operational adjustments, and regulatory compliance.
  • Installation, maintenance, repair, and testing of wastewater treatment plant equipment.
  • Equipment inspection, maintenance and repair.
  • Laws, regulations, codes and ordinances applicable to wastewater systems and safe work practices.
  • Association policies and procedures regarding customer service and relations.

Ability to:
  • Perform the basic operations of a wastewater plant and collection system.
  • Perform basic troubleshooting and maintenance work at wastewater treatment plants and pumping stations.
  • Perform a variety of maintenance work at wastewater treatment plants and pumping stations.
  • Operate and read plant measurement and recording equipment, interpret results and make adjustments.
  • Perform standard water quality tests.
  • Use proper safety precautions while working with chemicals, raw sewage and equipment.
  • Maintain accurate records.
  • Skillfully and safely operate a motor vehicle and heavy equipment when required in the course of performing work duties.
  • Exercise independent judgment and initiative within established guidelines.
  • Operate a computer and related software at a basic level.

Salary and Benefits:
  • This is an hourly position, the pay structure is based upon water/ wastewater certifications that are current and in good standing with California. Base pay of $18/ hr. with $1.50 raise per certification.
  • Standby pay for nights of normal work week is $20/ day.
  • Employer paid dental/ health insurance.
  • Employee housing at extremely reduced rate, close to job area in order to respond in water/ wastewater/ fire emergency during normal work week.
  • 401k with 25% employer contribution.
  • 10 federal holidays.
  • Vacation accrual 1-5 years of service is 10 days, 6-15 years of service is 15 days, and sixteen or more years is 20 days.
  • Sick leave 10 days per year.

A thorough background investigation (including fingerprint search and reference verification) will be required of candidates. Candidates who are found to be unsuitable for employment as a Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator will be removed from the list.

  • Felony convictions
  • Certain job-related misdemeanor convictions
  • Certain serious traffic convictions or patterns of traffic violations (e.g. 4 or more moving violations within the past 2 years, failure to appear, at-fault accidents and driving under the influence)
  • Illegal use of certain controlled substances
  • Poor employment history.

This examination will consist of two parts:
  PART I: Resume evaluation that quantifies the scope of training and experience based on application information and Desirable Qualifications weighted at 50%.
  PART II: An oral interview weighted at 50%. The interview will cover training, knowledge and experience and general ability to perform the duties of the position.

Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher in order to be placed on the eligible list. The candidate with the highest score will be made a conditional job offer.

Position open until Filled

Pinecrest Permittees Association
P.O. Box 1248
Pinecrest, Ca. 95364
(209) 965-3234


Posting September 01, 2016
System Name: County of Madera Special Districts
Position Title: Special Districts Utility Manager
Contact Name: Michele May
Contact Email: michele.may@co.madera.ca.gov
Salary Range: $68,696.37 - $83,500.87 Annually

Job Description:
Under administrative direction, manages, supervises, and coordinates the staff, activities and operations of County operated water and wastewater systems in accordance with Federal, State, and local laws

Examples of Duties:
Manages, supervises, and coordinates County operated water and wastewater systems; Participates in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for County operated water and wastewater systems; Selects, directs, supervises, trains, and evaluates assigned personnel; Identifies opportunities for improving service delivery methods and procedures and reviews with appropriate management staff; Participates in the development and administration of the assigned budgets and in preparing budget requests and controlling expenditures; Develops work schedules; Serves as Safety Officer for the Public Works Department; Provides inspection for subdivision improvements and water and wastewater systems; Provides on-site supervision during emergency situations; Coordinates assigned services and activities with those of other divisions and outside agencies and organizations; Receives and reviews data concerning process operations; Assumes responsibility for the preparation of reports required by other government agencies; Develops projects related to assigned areas including preparation of required modifications for water and wastewater systems; Maintains records for assigned programs; Reviews plans and specifications for water and wastewater system construction and modifications; Assists engineers, sub-dividers, developers, and contractors with the interpretation of codes and ordinances related to water and wastewater systems; Schedules maintenance and inspection of utility equipment and vehicles; Participates in the inspection of water and wastewater systems; Manages and oversees the design, cost, and scheduling of construction projects; Coordinates work crews and equipment during emergency situations; Represents assigned functions with other government agencies; Interprets program policy in handling situations involving the public.

Six (6) years of increasingly responsible work experience in water treatment and distribution, and wastewater system maintenance, operation, and construction work, including at least three (3) years in a supervisory or management capacity.

Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by specialized training in water treatment and distribution, and wastewater system maintenance, operation, and construction.

Licenses and Certifications:
  • Possession of a Grade III Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Certificate, Grade II Water Treatment Operator Certificate, and Grade II Water Distribution Operator Certificate, issued by the State Water Resources Control Board.
  • Possession of a Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester Certificate, issued by the American Water Works Association or other authorized organization is desirable.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain by date of appointment, an appropriate, valid California driver’s license.

Apply by 5pm PST on Sept. 16, 2016 at www.madera-county.com. For more information on this position, visit http://agency.governmentjobs.com/maderacountyca/default.cfm.

Posting August 26, 2016
System Name: Cabazon Water District
Position Title: Field Crew Lead I
Contact Name: Cabazon Water District Administrative Office
Contact Email: information@cabazonwater.org
Salary Range: Step (A) $26.04 (B) $26.56 (C) $27.09 (D) $27.63 (E) $28.18
Employment: 32.0 hours per week
Benefits: Health and Pension

Job Functions:
• Leads and performs maintenance and operations functions of the water distribution system and equipment. Including customer contact. Acts as a representative of the District.
• Leads and performs water meter reads and field investigations.
• Performs collection activities and water service interruption on delinquent accounts.
• Under specific direction, performs follows established policies and procedures in conducting service installation, repair of equipment or water fixtures to ensure proper working order, Dig Alerts notifications, marking water lines, landscaping, and weed abatement.
• Operates District vehicle and equipment according to established safety procedures.
• Performs required water quality reports and sampling required by the California Department of Water Resources.
• May take payments at the customer transaction window, answer in-coming phone calls, and performs other duties as assigned.
• Basic computer and writing skills required.
• Required to work days, evenings, graveyard, holidays, weekends, and be on-call as needed.

Minimum Qualifications:
• High school diploma or equivalent
• College level courses in water technology preferred
• Valid California Driver’s license
• Pass a Background and Drug Screen
• May include but not limited to standing, climbing, walking, lifting, bending, pulling and/or pushing, grasping, reaching, stooping and crouching, sitting, typing, walking, reading, writing, color determination, speaking and listening for extended periods of time.
• This position requires a valid California Department of Water Resources Grade 1 or 2 Distribution certificate at the time of employment or promotion, and certificate must be maintained in good standings. A Grade 2 Distribution certificate must be obtained within eighteen (18) months of the date of employment.
• Must have a minimum of three (3) year experience operating a back-hoe in a construction environment. Public or private water system experience a plus.
• Experience in Excel, Word, report generation and compilation.

Applications will be screened and only qualified candidates may be invited to compete in the selection process.
  • Written Examination
  • Appraisal Interview
  • Management Interview
  • Background
  • Pre-employment Physical/Drug Screen

CLOSING DATE & TIME: October 5, 2016, at 4:00 PM

APPLY: Application and resumes may be submitted to:
     Cabazon Water District Administrative Office
     P.O. Box 297
     14618 Broadway Street
     Cabazon, CA 92230
     PH: (951) 849-4442
     FAX: (951) 849-2519
     Email: information@cabazonwater.org


The Cabazon Water District does not reimburse candidates for any expenses incurred as a result of this recruitment.

OTHER INFORMATION: The Cabazon Water District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Special assistance with the application and examination process is available, upon request, for persons with disabilities. Call for assistance at (951) 849-4442. All employment offers are conditional based upon the successful completion of a medical examination (which will include a drug screening), arrest record and reference check.


Posting August 26, 2016
System Name: City of Exeter
Position Title: Wastewater Operator II
Contact Name: City of Exeter Personnel
Contact Email: sguillen@exetercityhall.com
Salary Range: Five-step salary plan ($4,007-$4,919/Mo).

Job Description:
The City of Exeter is recruiting for the position of Wastewater Operator II. Under direction, assists in the operation of a wastewater treatment plant on an assigned shift and performs other related work as required which may be of a limited and temporary nature across department lines.

Special Requirements:
• Possession of or ability to obtain a valid California driver’s license by time of appointment;
• Possession of a Grade II Operator License as required and issued by the State Water Resources Control Board.

Applications will be accepted commencing August 26, 2016 and recruitment will remain open until 5:00 P.M., September 23, 2016 (faxed applications not accepted). Apply by completing a City of Exeter Employment Application. The application may be obtained at the City of Exeter Administration Office, 100 N. C Street, Exeter CA 93221. For any further information please contact City of Exeter at (559) 592-9244.

The City of Exeter is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Posting August 25, 2016
System Name: Redway Community Services District
Position Title: Chief Operations Manager
Contact Name: Glenn Gradin
Contact Email: redway.csd@gmail.com
Salary Range: $70,000 to $90,000 dependent upon qualifications and applicable experience

General Purpose
The Redway Community Services District is accepting applications for the position of Chief Operations Manager. The chief operator position is responsible for carrying out the District’s policies and directing operations. This is an at will position, the position is full time and involves all aspects of plant and field operations for an approximately 750 connection Community Services District. The Redway Community Services District is an equal opportunity employer.

Functions and Duties
• Act as Chief Operator of water treatment and waste water treatment plants.
• Supervise all field personnel - schedule and assign routine and non-routine work to field staff.
• Foster a positive work environment for employees, and promote employee retention.
• Ensure compliance with laws and regulations that govern District operations.
• Manage and coordinate activities with contractors, engineers, suppliers and support agencies.
• Coordinate with state regulators regarding plant operations.
• Administer safety program, performs monthly safety inspections.
• Demonstrate and instill teamwork and communication throughout the organization.
• Interpret test results and make or provide instruction for operational changes required to maintain quality control.
• Establish or amend operational and maintenance procedures.
• Prepare cost proposals for major equipment purchases.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Exhibit and instill in others a high priority commitment to public service.
• Demonstrate the principles and practices of water and wastewater quality, treatment and distribution.
• Ensures compliance with State and Federal safe drinking water regulations, standards, and practices.
• Clearly communicate ideas and explain a point of view in complex or controversial situations.
• Implement and maintain principles of organization and management, supervision, training, and effective personnel administration including public sector employment law.
• Possess strong information technology skills including desktop computer operation and ability to operate standard applications software including Microsoft Excel, Word and Access. Experience with remote plant monitoring technologies preferred.

Training and Experience
CA Grade II Water treatment and Distribution certificates and Grade II Wastewater Treatment certificate with at least 4 year experience. Ability to upgrade to Grade III Wastewater Treatment certificate required within 1 year.

Special Requirements
• Must possess a valid California Driver’s license, and must maintain a driving record acceptable to the District and its insurance carrier. Compliance with this requirement is a condition of continuing employment.
• Must be able to occasionally work evenings and weekends. Must be available to work following an emergency that affects the District’s operations.
• Must be able to pass pre-employment physical and drug screening.
• Must reside within 30 minutes driving time of Redway.

Essential Physical Abilities
Persons selected for appointment to this position must pass a pre-employment medical examination and drug screening which the District pays for. The medical examination is intended to evaluate the applicant’s ability to meet the physical and health requirements for this classification. A person employed in this position must be able to:
  • a) operate a motor vehicle;
  • b) operate a variety of office equipment (computer, copy machine, network devices, etc.) ;
  • c) manage time, schedules workloads and efficiently;
  • d) communicate well with others, verbally and in writing;
  • e) work cooperatively and get along well with the Board, District staff, customers and the public;
  • g) lift and carry up to 40 lbs as needed;
  • h) perform a variety of physical activities which may involve reaching, bending, squatting, kneeling, crouching, crawling, climbing, and manual dexterity;
  • i) investigate and solve complex problems which require the ability to think methodically and critically and to perform visual inspections, hear normal versus abnormal noises, and view and respond to operational control screens including alarms.

The duties listed above are intended only as general illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.

Salary and Benefits
  • Salary: $70,000 to $90,000 dependent upon qualifications and applicable experience.
  • Retirement: Contributions can begin 3 months after hire. Employee contributions start at 3% of gross pay. The district pays 7%.
  • Medical Insurance: after 30 days of employment.
  • Vacation: 10 days per year after completion of one year of employment.
  • Holidays: 10 Federal holidays.

Selection Process
A resume with cover letter is required for all candidates for this position. RCSD will review all applications received or postmarked by the final filing date of: Open until filled.

Those candidates considered to be the most qualified, based upon their submitted application materials, will be invited to interview with the General Manager. Telephone or Skype interviews will be considered for an initial interview at the candidate’s request if the residence of the candidate is more than four hours from the District office. Any candidate interviewed by telephone will require a final in person interview prior to an offer of employment.

If you have questions about the position or the District, please contact:
     Glenn Gradin, Office Manager
     Redway Community Services District Office
     1150 Evergreen Road, Suite #2
     PO Box 40
     Redway, CA 95560


Posting August 19, 2016
System Name: Le Grand Community Services District
Position Title: Water and Wastewater Operator I
Contact Name: Pat Mize
Contact Email: lgwtrlady@att.net
Salary Range: $17.38 per hour

Le Grand CSD currently has a full-time position for a water and wastewater operator. Applicants must currently possess a California Water Treatment Operator I certification; a California Water Distribution Operator I certification; and a California Wastewater Operator Grade 1 certification, issued by SWRCB, to be considered. Excellent health, dental and vision insurance benefits covered by the District. Applicants must also have a clean DMV print out.

Please send resumes to:
  ATTN: Pat Mize
  Le Grand CSD
  13038 Jefferson Street
  Le Grand, CA 95333
Final Filing Date: September 23, 2016, by 12:00 p.m.


Posting August 18, 2016
System Name: Sacramento Suburban Water District
Position Title: Senior/Associate/Assistant Engineer
Contact Name: Lynne Yost, Human Resources Coordinator
Contact Email: lyost@sswd.org
Salary Range:
• Senior Level (Exempt): $7,072-$9,568 per month DOE plus benefits
• Associate Registered Level (Exempt): $6,113-$8,269 per month DOE plus benefits
• Associate Level (Exempt): $5,818-$7,872 per month DOE plus benefits
• Assistant Level (Non Exempt): $32.23-$39.39 per hour DOE plus benefits

Preference for filling current vacancy will be given to candidates who meet the required qualifications for Senior and Associate (Registered) level positions; hiring list will be maintained for future vacancies at all levels. Under general supervision, this flexibly-staffed position performs professional engineering work in the planning, design and construction of District structures and facilities, including improvements for groundwater wells and water production, storage and distribution facilities; provides project coordination and direction to technical engineering staff; may serve as resident engineer on construction projects. Senior level also provides direction to professional engineering staff, has supervisory responsibilities over professional and technical staff, and is responsible for significant projects and/or program areas.

Final Filing Date: Monday, September 12, 2016, by 4:00 p.m. – all applications must be received by this date. Interested candidates may review the requirements for the position and obtain a required District application form at the District’s web site at http://sswd.org/index.aspx?page=163.


Posting August 18, 2016
System Name: Markleeville Water Company
Position Title: Water Treatment Facility Operator (T2)
Contact Name: Kris Hartnett 530-694-1879 or Steve Martin 530-694-2360
Contact Email:
Salary Range: $27/hr - $35/hr

Job Description:
The Markleeville Water Company is seeking two qualified treatment plant operators to operate and maintain water treatment plant equipment and facilities; and perform related duties as assigned. These are part time positions requiring daily plant check, log notations, and equipment monitoring. Operators will work with chemicals normally used in water treatment including chlorine and coagulants. Daily scheduled duties normally require one hour however opportunities for additional hours are readily available.

Pay will be adjusted according to experience starting at $27/hr - $35/hr. Reimbursement for mileage and travel expenses upon approval. References required upon application.

Successful candidates will have:
     • Possession of a current valid California T-2 Water Treatment Plant Operator Certificate from the California Department of Health Services, or the ability to obtain this certificate with 6 months of hire;
     • the ability to work independently and under supervision;
     • the ability to maintain strict attention to detail;
     • the ability to exercise good judgment;
     • the ability to perform routine treatment plant maintenance;
     • the ability to collect water samples for standard laboratory tests of water quality;
     • the ability to keep accurate records;
     • willingness to work unscheduled hours if necessary;

Requires: Possession of, or the ability to obtain within 6 months of appointment, a valid California Water Treatment Plant Operator’s Grade II Certificate (T2). Must maintain valid certification as a condition of continued employment. United States citizenship or documentary proof of permanent right to work in the United States required.

Contact Kris Hartnett: 530-694-1879, or Steve Martin: 530-694-2360 for application.
Please email completed application to mtmmartins@frontier.com, or mail to:
   Markleeville Water Company
   P.O. Box 131
   Markleeville, CA 96120


Posting August 16, 2016
System Name: Goleta Water District
Position Title: Temporary Control System Tech/Treatment Operator
Contact Name: Susie Gregg
Contact Email: sgregg@goletawater.com

Salary Range: $38.87 Per Hour

Job Description: This temporary position performs control systems work involving installation, operation, and maintenance of mechanical, electrical and electronic instrumentation including computers, programmable logic controllers and system control and data acquisition systems related to water treatment, distribution and reclamation systems. The person hired for this position will work no more than 29 hours per week not to exceed 1000 hours in a fiscal year. Requires a High School diploma or equivalent and a minimum of one-year experience in the operation and maintenance of equipment similar to that of a conventional water treatment plant. Please see job description for additional information. Requires a valid California Drivers License.

To obtain an application package please visit our website at http://www.goletawater.com/about-the-district/employment/, or call us at (805) 879-4616 and an application package will be emailed to you. Open until filled with first consideration to applications received by August 31, 2016. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of application.