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Posted June 25, 2015
Brush and Weed Control Supervisor - Placer County Water Agency
Contact Name: Nicole Skarda
E-mail: nskarda@pcwa.net

Job Description:

Placer County Water Agency encompasses the entire, 1,500-square-mile boundary of Placer County, ranging from the rim of the Sacramento Valley on the west to the Sierra Nevada and Lake Tahoe on the east. The Agency is headquartered in Auburn and carries out a broad range of responsibilities including water resource planning and management, retail and wholesale supply of irrigation water and drinking water, production of hydroelectric power and watershed stewardship across Placer County. We are seeking candidates for the position of:

$62,279 - $79,487 annually, DOQ, plus excellent benefits

PCWA is seeking a dynamic individual to supervise and perform terrestrial and aquatic weed and brush control duties related to the maintenance of the Agency’s canals and associated facilities, encompassing the application, storage and maintenance of pesticides, herbicides and algaecides, calculating application rates and supervising work activities. This is a working supervisor position, and the incumbent will be expected to perform the functions of a licensed Pest Control Advisor and Qualified Applicator. Our ideal candidate will possess three to five years of related experience and a valid California Class A driver’s license and either a current California Pest Control Advisor License or a California Qualified Applicator Certificate. Visit our website for detailed recruitment information and to complete the on-line application: www.pcwa.net.

Position is open until filled but may close at any time.
PCWA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted June 24, 2015
Public Works Supervisor - Water & Wastewater - City of Waterford
Division Contact Name: Matt Erickson
E-mail: publicworks@cityofwaterford.org

Job Description:
Public Works Supervisor – Water & Wastewater DivisionSALARY …………………….……$4,584.22- $5,739.13 FINAL FILING DATE Friday July 10, 2015 by 5:00pmTENTATIVE PANEL INTERVIEW DATE...July 22, 2015GENERAL INFORMATIONThe Public Works Supervisor is the supervisory level class responsible for assigning and supervising the work of crews engaged in the construction, repair and maintenance work for streets, sewers, parks, water, and building maintenance; monitors and provides supervision to water production and wastewater treatment operations. This classification is distinguished from the next higher classification of Director of Public Works in that the latter is responsible for the overall management of the Department. An eligibility list will be established from this recruitment that will be valid for six months. This list will be used to fill future full-time vacancies and may be used to fill future part-time vacancies that may be available. This classification is assigned to the miscellaneous bargaining unit for labor relations purposes and is subject to overtime, callback and standby assignments. All employees serve a one-year probationary period.ESSENTIAL • Plans, coordinates, prioritizes, monitors and participates in the work of crews responsible for the construction, maintenance, repair and/or operation of streets, sewers, landscapes, parks, water, and building maintenance; monitors and provides supervision to water production and wastewater treatment operations; provides day-to-day leadership to crews; coordinates the work of the unit with other City departments and divisions, outside agencies, community groups and the public.• Performs the more difficult and complex maintenance and construction duties of the work unit, including reading and interpreting construction plans and specifications; provides technical assistance to field crews; coordinates with contractors providing services to the City; performs inspections of construction and maintenance work of public improvement projects for adherence to City standards; responds to after hour’s call-outs as assigned. • Participates in the development of policies and procedures; recommends programs, projects and work assignments to the Director of Public Works; assigns work to assigned crews; monitors work activities to ensure safe work practices, work quality and accuracy; coordinates and provides ongoing safety training programs; ensures compliance with applicable rules, policies and procedures; establishes performance goals for crews and individual employees; participates in the selection, training and evaluation of maintenance personnel; assumes responsibility for motivating and evaluating assigned personnel; provides necessary training; initiates disciplinary procedures as is appropriate.• Develops and maintains short and long range maintenance schedules for the streets, storm drains, parks, buildings, trees, and related facilities; assists in the development of cost estimates for implementation of maintenance programs; maintains tracking systems for all work.• Develops schedules and methods for performing assigned duties; maintains appropriate work records and documents which may include time sheets, work orders and inventories; prepares statistical and/or analytical reports on operations as necessary; plans, assigns and directs field construction; participates in budget preparation and monitors approved budgets; prepares project cost estimates; orders supplies, tools and materials; participates in the equipment procurement process; monitors and controls supplies and equipment. • Responds to the more difficult questions and concerns from the general public, contractors and outside agencies; provides information as is appropriate and resolves public service or operational complaints; establishes and maintains a customer service orientation within the unit.Establishes positive working relationships with representatives of community organizations, state/local agencies, City management and staff, and the public.MINIMUM Knowledge • Principles and practices of water treatment and distribution system maintenance and operations.• Operating principles of valves, pumps and motors.• Principles and methods of bacteriological and chemical water analyses.• Applicable Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations.• Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation.• Budgeting procedures and techniques• Basic construction , repair, and maintenance methods, procedures, tools, equipment and materials• Safe work practices under hazardous conditions.Ability • Direct the operations and maintenance of the city’s water treatment and distribution facilities.• Diagnose system problems and direct effective correction procedures.• Supervise, train and evaluate assigned staff. • Prepare reports and maintain complete record keeping procedures..• Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.• Use a personal computer including word processing and spreadsheet applications.• Read meters, charts and gauges and accurately maintain records of plant operations.• Review, classify, categorize, prioritize and/or analyze data• Perform mathematical equations to determine chemical doses required for flow rates and proper treatment.• Operate, maneuver and/or control the actions of equipment, machinery, tools and/or materials used in performing essential functions.• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with the genral public, co-workers and regulatory agencies.EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCEEducationEquivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade or a G.E.D. Certification with additional specialized training in water treatment operations and maintenance or a related field.ExperienceThe minimum requirements for the position are two (2) years of increasingly responsible experience in water system operations and maintenance, including one year of supervisory or lead responsibility. SPECIAL Possession of a valid Class “C” California Operator’s license issued by the State Department of Motor Vehicles (CURRENT DMV PRINTOUT REQUIRED). Class “B” operators license may be required for some positions. LICENSE OR CERTIFICATEThis position requires possession of a State Water Resources Control Board Division of Drinking Water (SWRCB DDW) as a Water Treatment Operator 2 (T2) and Distribution System Operator 2 (D2). Include copies with employment application.WORK Employees work a 9/80 schedule with additional on-call standby hours including weekend and holidays. PHYSICAL, MENTAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING CONDITIONS Position requires sitting, standing, walking on level and slippery surfaces, reaching, twisting, turning, kneeling, bending, stooping, squatting, crouching, grasping, and making repetitive hand movements in the performance of daily duties. The position also requires both near and far vision when inspecting work and operating assigned equipment. The need to lift, carry and push tools, equipment and supplies, weighing up to 50 pounds is also required. The employee may use materials and chemicals that may expose the employee to fumes, dust, and air contaminants. The nature of the work also requires the employee to climb ladders, use power and noise producing tools and equipment, drive motorized vehicles and heavy equipment, work in heavy traffic conditions and often work with constant interruptions. The employee regularly works in outside weather conditions and near moving mechanical parts. The employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, vibration and street/road traffic. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and risk of electrical shock. The employee is required to respond to after hours emergency call-outs.APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS1. Complete a standard application for employment form.2. Attach current DMV printout.3. State Water Resources Control Board Division of Drinking Water (SWRCB DDW) as a Water Treatment Operator 2 (T2) and Distribution System Operator 2 (D2).4. Applications will be reviewed for possession of the minimum qualifications. In the event that a large number of applicants possess the minimum qualifications, applicants who appear to be the most qualified based on their breadth and regency of experience will be invited to complete in the testing process.5. Candidates who participate in the oral examination and receive a score of 70% or more will be placed on an eligibility list. 6. Top candidates from the eligibility list will be referred to the department Director for appointment consideration.MEDICAL EXAMINATION AND FINGERPRINTINGEvery employee appointed to a full-time position with the City of Waterford will be required to take a medical examination including drug screening, a physical abilities test, and be fingerprinted.AFFIRMATIVE ACTIONThe City of Waterford is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to Affirmative Action. We are sincerely interested in receiving applications from qualified minorities, women and the disabled.EXAMINATION ACCOMMODATION The City of Waterford will make every effort to accommodate applicants that have disabilities that would not allow them to compete in the announced testing process. Applicants are asked to indicate their requests for accommodation.BENEFITS• Participation in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS 2.5% @ 55) for Classic Members with 8% Employee Contribution. • New Member Participation in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS 2% @ 62) with 6.25% Employee Contribution.• Medical, Dental, Vision & Life Insurance with 8% Employee Contribution. • 11 Paid Holidays, with 1 Floating Holiday• Full-time employees accumulate 80 hours of vacation per year increasing to a maximum of 160 hours based on years of service• Deferred Compensation plan 457-Employee Funded• Employee Assistance ProgramIMMIGRATION REFORM AND CONTROL ACT OF 1986Pursuant to the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the appointed applicant will be required to verify he/she is a citizen of the United States, or an alien that is authorized to work in the United States.CITY PHILOSOPHYAs a small City, Waterford utilizes a team work approach. All personnel are expected to learn the department functions necessary to continue effective city operations. This allows the city to carry on in the case of illness, absences, or unexpected employee turnover. Cross-training to accomplish this goal is encouraged and expected.PLEASE Information contained herein does not constitute an expressed or implied contract as it is subject to change.

Posted June 19, 2015
Water Systems Operator - Morongo Band of Mission Indians
Email: resumes@morongo-nsn.gov

Job Description:
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.

For the full job description and qualifications, please click HERE

Please note: 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.

Posted May 28, 2015
Water System Operator - Lake Alpine Water Company
Contact Name: Kimi Johnson
E-mail: info@lakealpinewater.com

Job Description:
WAGE: Dependent on experience. Starting at $21 per hour.
SCHEDULE: 40 hours per week; year round; day shifts only.
BENEFITS: 5 days paid vacation in first year; 7 days paid sick leave; employer paid health insurance and fully funded Health Savings Account. Paid training opportunities.
The Operator will report directly to the General Manager and will attend weekly staff meetings for direction. Work consists of water treatment, distribution and sampling including but not limited to the following:
- Operates and monitors a variety of water treatment plant equipment such as pumps, chemical feeders, measuring and control valves; microfiltration
- Assists with maintenance of plant equipment and facilities;
- Collects water samples for on-site tests and delivery to a regional lab;
- Utilizes safety equipment;
- Keeps operational records such as plant operator logs, test results, and preventative maintenance work performed;
- Analyzes data from meters, gauges and charts or SCADA system to coordinate and control flow rate through various transmission and distribution facilities with demand;
- Meets weekly with General Manager regarding operations, schedule, projects;
- Applies pertinent regulations to drinking and treated water discharges;
- Maintains access to plant facilities during winter which entails shoveling snow
- Light office work such as email, daily logs, completing forms, reviewing meeting minutes
- Installs, audits, investigates, exercises and repairs water meters and transmitters, street valves, hydrants and mains; even during winter which means locating devices under snow and digging through multiple feet of snow for access
- Communicates effectively; follows oral and written directions;
- Maintains sober capacity which allows for effective operation and communication
- California Distribution and Treatment Operator Grade II or higher
- Valid California Driver\'s License
- Manual labor requiring bending, digging, kneeling, lifting and use of manual and power tools.
- Travel regularly by truck and snowmobile for company related duties and activities • Exert considerable physical effort in moderate to heavy work involving stooping/kneeling, shoveling, pushing/pulling, fingering/feeling, climbing/balancing and lifting/carrying • 20/20 sight preferred or equivalent using corrective lenses as necessary.
- Work both indoors and outdoors, during all types of weather, especially during winter snow storms and at 7000’ elevation.
- Residence in or near Bear Valley for quick response to emergencies.

Posted May 28, 2015
Wastewater Trainer - California Rural Water Association
Contact: Michelle MacLellan
Email: mmaclellan@calruralwater.org

Job Description:
This position will travel primarily throughout the northern part of California supporting CRWA’s goals and objectives by coordinating technical assistance and training with other circuit riders, program managers, administrative staff and the utilities we provide services for. The Wastewater Circuit Rider/Trainer will provide wastewater training and onsite technical assistance on issues including plant operations and maintenance, compliance, treatment, and assistance with funding pre-applications. This position requires a strong general knowledge of utility operations, the State’s regulatory process, and State and Federal infrastructure loan and grant programs. Incumbent must have the willingness and ability to research an answer when a challenge is presented that is outside their range of knowledge.

For the full job description and qualifications, please click HERE.

Posted May 28, 2015
Leak Detection/Water Efficiency Technical Specialist - California Rural Water Association
Contact: Ruby Viramontes
E-mail: rviramontes@calruralwater.org

Job Description:
The purpose of this position is to provide leak detection and general water efficiency technical assistance to targeted small water systems throughout California that are facing water shortages or the imminent threat of water shortage due to drought. This position is under the direction of the Resource Development Department to support the grant programs in place and in process of development. This position will make the assistance available to the specific water systems funding agencies has chosen to receive services.

For the full job description and qualifications, please click HERE.


Posted May 26, 2015
Utility Worker I - City of Morgan Hill
E-mail: erica.corona@morganhill.ca.gov
Job Description:

Under general supervision, performs a variety of semi-skilled work in the maintenance of water supply and wastewater collection system facilities and appurtenances; performs related work as required.


Utility Worker I is the journey level class in this maintenance series. This class is distinguished from the Utility Worker II class in that the Utility Worker II position requires the ability to independently perform a number of assigned tasks skillfully and safely while providing limited lead direction to a small crew on a job site. In addition, the operation of equipment, vehicles and power tools is a regular responsibility of the Utility Worker I class.


1. Perform a variety of journey-level work to maintain water wells, chemical feeder equipment, pumps, motors, telemetering sensory equipment, treated water storage facilities, water distribution pipelines and related appurtenances, sanitary sewers for the collection of wastewater and pumping equipment for both systems.
2. Ensure the proper treatment of water from local groundwater sources.
3. Take water samples and make field tests to confirm water treatment procedures and adjust chemical feeders accordingly.
4. Change chemical drums to keep a continuous flow.
5. Ensure that storage reservoirs are maintained at the proper operating levels.
6. Make minor repairs and adjustments to tools and equipment used.
7. Answer inquiries from citizens regarding work performed.
8. Maintain accurate records of work performed.
9. Assist other maintenance crews in emergency situations.


1. Perform related work as required.


Knowledge of:

1. Use and care of common hand tools.
2. Safety practices pertaining to the work.
3. Basic shop arithmetic.
4. Basic mechanical maintenance practices and methods.

Skill in:

1. Following oral and written instructions.
2. Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
3. Dealing tactfully and effectively with the public.


1. The completion of high school or the equivalent.
2. Possession of a Class A driving permit in conformance with adopted City driving standards within six months from date of hire and possession of a valid California Class A driver’s license within one year from date of hire.
3. Acquire a State of California Department of Health Services Water Distribution Operator Grade I within probationary period.
4. Pass a Spirometry test prior to hire.
5. Climb 30 - 50 feet on a ladder.
6. Work extended hours as required and to respond from home to the Public Works Corporation Yard within 30 minutes when assigned to stand-by duty.
7. Respond to emergencies on a 24-hour stand-by basis.
8. Wear respirator.
9. Work within confined space areas.


1. Various hand and power tools
2. Digging and cutting tools
3. Portable generator
4. Telephone
5. Reports, forms, pencils, and pens
6. Calculators
7. Automobile
8. Two-way radio
9. Pager
10. Maps, plans, and blueprints
11. Keys to City locks
12. Utility Workers at different frequencies require use of: back hoe, jackhammer, vacuum and dump trucks, computer monitor, keyboard, and printer.


1. Walking
2. Driving
3. Mobility
4. Speaking/hearing
5. Seeing
6. Sitting/standing
7. Climbing
8. Lift up to 50 lbs.
9. Work in confined space environment


Office Conditions:
1. Indoors: normal office conditions, 5% of the time
Travel: varying conditions, 95% of the time
2. Noise level: conducive to office setting
3. Lighting: conducive to office setting
4. Flooring: low level carpeting
5. Ventilation: provided by central air conditioning
6. Dust: normal, indoor levels

Field Conditions:
1. Outdoors: varying outdoor weather conditions
2. Noise level: low to high equipment noises
3. Flooring: grass, gravel, rock, dirt, and wet surfaces
4. Hazards: working in areas that are in various stages of development and construction

Posted May 26, 2015
General Manager - Indian Valley Community Services District
Contact Name: Matt Cassol, Board Chair
E-mail: ivcsd@frontiernet.net
Job Description:
Immediate opening for an interim General Manager. IVCSD provides essential services for the three small Indian Valley communities of Greenville, Crescent Mills, and Taylorsville. Nestled where the crest of the Sierra Nevada Mountains meets the Cascades in Northern California, it is responsible for the operation of two community water systems and two community sewer systems totaling 1000+ connections and nearly 40 miles of pipe. IVCSD is also responsible for a fire department with four stations, three parks including one community swimming pool, street lighting for two communities, and the supporting maintenance and administrative departments. There is currently a five person staff. General Manager reports to a newly elected five member Board of Directors.
Desired candidates will have experience in the management of a Community Services District or equivalent. Candidates will have a working knowledge of budget preparation and the financial reporting requirements of a CSD. California State issued T-2 Water Treatment Operator, D-1 Distribution Operator, and Grade 1 Wastewater Certificates are highly desired. Experience or certification in Cross Connection Control, Backflow Prevention and Fire District Administration are also desired but not required. Strong sense of community a highly developed work ethic and oral/written communication skills are required. Experience in public speaking and familiarity with the Brown Act is a plus. He or she must be computer skilled including Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, and Quick Books. Compensation negotiable DOE.
Please send resume, attention IVCSD Board Chair, to ivcsd@frontiernet.net or fax 530-284-0894, or mail to PO Box 899 Greenville, CA 95947. Office can be reached at 530-284-7224.

Posted May 26, 2015
Operations Supervisor Pump Department Contact - American Water Company
Contact: Human Resources
E-mail: noemails@jobelephant.com
Job Description:
California American Water is seeking an Operations Supervisor Pump Department position to join our Monterey team.

California American Water provides water to almost 60,000 homes and businesses serving over 180,000 people. Our nine water systems in Sacramento County are scattered throughout the county and include portions of the cities of Citrus Heights, Rancho Cordova and Isleton. We also serve part of West Placer County.

Primary Role:
This position is responsible for supervising the operation of assigned Company facilities and personnel engaged in the functional areas of pump and water distribution system operations. Develop operations strategies and direct and manage the operations and maintenance for Pump/Distribution within the Coastal Division (Monterey). Implement best operating practices to promote regulatory compliance, continuous improvement, innovation and excellent customer service.

Bachelor’s Degree in operational discipline, management, or related technical discipline or equivalent experience. California Distribution Grade 5 required. In addition a California Water Treatment Grade 3 is preferred.
Knowledge of the regulated water/storm water and wastewater business within the region and the regulations impacting the business as well as applicable regulations, requirements, and trends within water/wastewater business. Knowledge of company policies and procedures and management theories, practices, and trends. Expert knowledge of process and operational areas.

For complete job description and to apply online go to our website http://apptrkr.com/611594 and search for Requisition ID 42181.