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Posting October 14, 2016
System Name: Howell Mountain Mutual Water Company
Position Title: Operator-In-Training
Contact Name: Karl Fernandez
Contact Email: hmmwco1@napanet.net
Salary Range: $20.00 per hour plus benefits

General Description:
The Howell Mountain Mutual Water Company has been providing water to parts of the Angwin and Deer Park communities for over 50 years. We have around 400 connections and obtain our water from 8 lakes and 2 wells owned by the company. Currently we have two full-time employees, a System Manger who is responsible for all operations and a part-time Office Manager who is responsible for day-to-day business activities.

Job Description:
The Operator-in-Training provides support to the System Manager in all aspects of treating our water supply and maintaining all equipment and facilities. The supply of water is a 24/7 operation and the Operator-in-Training will be expected to respond or be scheduled to work weekends and emergencies at any time, 7 days a week.

  • Ideally the Operator-in-Training will already have State Water Resources Control Board T2 and D1 licenses. The company will encourage, train and support the incumbent to achieve T3 and D2 licenses.
  • A completion of a water technologies program is encouraged. An AA/AS degree in related fields is desirable.
  • If the candidate does not have these licenses but does have the required High School graduation certificate, a practical aptitude test and a willingness to study for and pass the required examinations will be considered. The position does require that the candidate must achieve a T2 and D1 license within 1 years of hiring, so that he/she can officially cover for the System Manager in his absence.
  • A clean California driving license is also required at all times.

  • Ideally the candidate will have experience in a water supply company but similar experience in plumbing or facilities maintenance roles may be considered.
  • A practical aptitude with experience in electrical and mechanical systems is required.
  • The position also involves extensive customer relations so a professional customer service personality and appearance are required.

  • Although the Operator-in-Training works under the direction of the System Manager he/she will be expected to operate by themselves under his/her own initiative in many situations.
  • Assist the System Manager in treating and testing the water supply. With a T2/D1 license the Operator-in-Training will be responsible for treatment plant and distributions operations to ensure the safe operation of the plant and the supply of water fully compliant with State and EPA regulations.
  • Assist in the maintenance and repair of all plant equipment and vehicles.
  • Assist in the maintenance and repair of our property, dams and watershed.
  • Assist in the maintenance of our distribution system, including new connections, pipeline repairs, leak detection, meter maintenance and customer service.
The duties listed above are some examples of normal operations in a water treatment facility, other jobs and assignments may arise that are not listed but will be required of this position and will be part of the job duties.

Work Week, Hours, etc.:
The job might be a modified 9/80, 4-hours or 8-hours 5-days a week schedule. This allows flexibility to address Treatment Plant operating conditions and to accommodate emergencies and special situations.

When qualified and acting for the System Manager, the Operator-in-Training will be expected to work on weekends or holidays to perform his/her duties.

The pay will be competitive and dependent upon qualifications and experience. It will be adjusted on the attainment of the required licenses if not already held.

Benefits include reimbursement of medical insurance premiums (up to an agreed maximum) and a company sponsor 401(k). The company will also reimburse for the successful completion of classes and examinations necessary to obtain or maintain required licenses.

The job does require extensive physical work and is a very responsible position in terms of providing our customers with a safe and reliable water supply. As such the candidate will be required to pass a physical examination, drug test and a background check prior to commencing work.

This job requires prompt response to emergency situations so the successful candidate should reside not more than 30 minutes driving time from the treatment plant.

The OIT position is a “at will” position recognize by California labor laws.

As part of the position, a cell phone and iPad or similar computing device will be provided. The communications devices are tools of the job and will be needed for day to day operations and emergency communications.

If electronic communications are not available due to unforeseen circumstances the operator will need to contact the System Manager for instruction.


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.