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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.


Posting August 12, 2016
System Name: Calaveras Public Utility District
Position Title: Water Utility Worker II
Contact Name: Kate Jesus
Contact Email: kjesus@cpud.org

Job Description: Learns/operates the full range of water treatment plant operations with experience and ability to perform maintenance of a water distribution system. California Water Treatment Operator 2 and Distribution 2 Certificates required.

Detailed job description and application available at 506 W St Charles Street, San Andreas or visit www.cpud.org. Submit request to info@cpud.org or mail to P.O. Box 666, San Andreas, CA 95249. FFD: 8/31/2016


Posting Aug 11, 2016
System Name: California Rural Water Association
Position Title: State Revolving Fund (SRF) Capacity Development Specialist (CDS)
Contact Name: Michelle Maclellan
Contact Email: mmaclellan@calruralwater.org
Salary Range: $60k -$70k, DOQ, (plus benefits)
Job Location: central California

The California Rural Water Association (CRWA) is a non-profit, 501(c3) membership organization that has over 1,150 utility members throughout the state. CRWA is currently accepting application for the position of Capacity Development Specialist which is a field position within the SRF Program as established at CRWA.

This position will provide targeted capacity development assistance and training to small and rural water systems throughout California. The CDS provides funding application assistance as well as 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). The CDS position is a full-time exempt position. Salary range is $60-70k annually DOQ with full benefits. The ideal candidate should reside in Central California or be willing to relocate to that area.

Employment Requirements:
     • Must have Water Treatment 2 (T-2) certification or the ability to obtain the T2 within 6 months of employment.
     • Multi-year employment experience required (five years’ experience preferred) in working for, operating, and/or managing water system.
     • Applicants must demonstrate technical knowledge in the operations and management a water system.
     • Applicants should have the ability to communicate both orally and in writing with operators and decision makers, regulatory agencies, and other professionals.
     • Applicants will need to demonstrate proficiency with MS Office applications (Word, Excel, and Access), email and Internet and have the ability to identify, locate, and explain water issues and challenges to operators and decision makers.
     • Applicants should have an understanding of SWRCB regulations, monitoring and reporting Requirements as they apply to the operations and management of a water system.
     • Applicants must be willing to travel extensively to provide technical assistance and provide presentations at evening meetings. (2-3 days per week of travel on the average).
     • Applicants will need to be comfortable with time management and scheduling work independently as they will be working from a home office.
     • Applicants will need to demonstrate working knowledge of SRF funding and TMF assessment procedures.
     • Applicants need to possess a valid Driver’s License.

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.

Please mail resume to CRWA, 4131 Northgate Blvd, Sacramento CA 95834, Attn: Jeff Ortmeier, SRF Program Manager, or email to MichelleMichelle Maclellan at mmaclellan@calruralwater.org. Position open until filled.

California Rural Water Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Posting August 4, 2016
System Name: Lower Lake County Waterworks District No. 1
Position Title: Operator II
Contact Name: Phil Spooner
Contact Email: lowerlakewater@mchsi.com
Salary Range: $19.00 per hour with a comprehensive benefits package.

Job Description: Applicants will be responsible for:
  • • Monitoring water treatment system operations, reading charts and gauges, noting operational problems and recommending adjustments to maintain system balance.
  • • Inspection of pumps, filters, and other water treatment equipment as required.
  • • Gathering samples at appropriate sampling points, using proper procedures and recording information for records; clean and monitor continuous analyzers, and portable sampling equipment.
  • • Performing basic laboratory tests, as needed; read and adjust flows through the filter feed and distribution pumps to maintain proper plant operations.
  • • Checking and maintaining levels in the chlorine and potassium permanganate tanks, as well as maintaining chemical feed pumps, performing leak detection for chlorine and potassium permanganate.
  • • Testing proper operations of residual analyzers, chlorine pumps and injection systems.
  • • Inspecting and cleaning plants, offices, and other District’s facilities.
  • • Using a variety of testing equipment and procedures, operating a variety of hand and power tools, maintaining a variety of records, and reports related to water systems operations.
  • • Installing, repairing, and flushing water lines.
  • • Installing, testing, and reading meters.
  • • Responding to customers complaints and making field investigations.
  • • May be directed to enter permit-required spaces and confined spaces. Must follow proper safety standards always.

Application Process: Please send resumes to: lowerlakewater@mchsi.com, attention: Phil Spooner.


Posting July 28, 2016
System Name: City of Tehachapi
Position Title: Waste Water Treatment Plant and Collections Operator I/II
Contact Name: Christie Copus
Contact Email: ccopus@tehachapicityhall.com
Salary Range: Operator I: $3,293 - $5,162 per month DOQ / Operator II: $3,400 - $5,329 per month DOQ.
Comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, vision, life insurance and CalPERS retirement.

Job Description: Under the direction of the Chief Plant Operator, the selected applicant will be responsible for the maintenance and operation of the wastewater treatment plant and collections system, as well as performing related work as assigned.

Job Requirements:
  • Operator I: Must obtain or currently possess, a Grade I Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Certificate issued by the SWRCB no later than 18 months from the date of appointment.
  • Operator II: Must possess a Grade II Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Certificate issued by the SWRCB.

Application Deadline: Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. Applications and detailed requirements may be obtained at Tehachapi City Hall, 115 S. Robinson Street, Tehachapi, CA 3561; or by visiting our website at www.tehachapicityhall.com. Completed applications must be mailed or delivered to City of Tehachapi, Attention: Christie Copus, 115 S. Robinson Street, Tehachapi, CA 93561. Faxed or emailed applications will not be accepted.

The City of Tehachapi is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posting July 20, 2016
System Name: City of San Luis Obispo
Position Title: Water Distribution System Operator
Contact Name: Sharon Seitz
Contact Email: sseitz@slocity.org

Job Summary:
Performs a variety of skilled work associated with general oversight, construction, maintenance and emergency repair of a California Department of Health Services designated D4 water distribution system. The City’s complex water distribution system consists of over 160 miles of pipeline, 14,400+ metered water services, 16 pressure zones, and numerous tanks, pump stations and pressure regulating facilities.

Operates automotive and specialized equipment. Delegates, gives direction, and provides oversight to others on a crew to ensure the successful completion of work projects assigned. Plans, directs, monitors, reports and completes work related to the City’s water distribution system. Positions in this classification are required to comply with all conditions of the City’s “Low Threat Discharge Permit” issued by the Regional Water Quality Control Board which includes water quality sampling and analysis. Cross-trains in all aspects of the customer service section including but not limited to reading and installing water meters and responding to customer complaints, water quality inquiries, and water pressure concerns. Job incumbents will be required to obtain increasing levels of Water Operator Certification from the State Department of Health Services progressing to an advanced journey level (D3 certification) of classification as specified below.

This position is part of the “Skills Based Pay” (SBP) program. Employees in this position shall have the opportunity to advance within the range. Advancement shall be based on attainment and continued demonstrated performance of the required knowledge, skills, and abilities, and/or required certifications, and the approval of the department head.

Employees in this classification receive limited supervision from the Water Distribution Supervisor within a framework of standard policies and procedures. Positions in this class work independently while on mandatory standby/callout.

Minimum entry level requirements are a high school graduation or G.E.D., mechanical aptitude, and demonstrated interest in advancement in a challenging, technical field.
Higher initial placement in the salary band is negotiable with higher levels of education and/or experience. Highly desirable traits include:
     • Current CADHS Water Distribution Operator certification.
     • Related college education such as water system hydraulics, mechanical technology, chemistry, etc.
     • Specialized training related to the water distribution field.
     • Work experience in the water distribution field at a water system performing actual work in operation and maintenance of underground pipelines and repair of pumps, motors, pressure regulating facilities and related equipment.
     • Operator experience as a certified distribution operator at a D3 or higher water system.

To see the full job description and to be considered for this opportunity, please apply online our website www.slocity.org. (Click on “job openings”, then click on the “Water Distribution System Operator” position and “apply”.)