City of Stockton, Stockton, CA

Chief Water Systems Operator

Onsite - Stockton, CA
Full-Time
Application Deadline: 7/18/24

Monthly Salary $10,335.24 – $13,270.68*

*Depending on Qualifications

The Chief Water Systems Operator is a division head responsible for planning, scheduling, directing, coordinating, and reviewing, through subordinate supervisors, the operation and maintenance of the City’s water distribution system, customer service, construction, and maintenance as well as the cross-connection inspection and control program. This position exercises considerable discretion and independence in coordinating assigned segments of the City’s water storage, treatment, and production programs and staff. This class is distinguished from Deputy Municipal Utilities Director of Water in that the latter has full responsibility for the department’s water division, including securing and maintaining water supplies for the City’s water users.

The ideal candidate will be knowledgeable in operation of pumps, valves, electrical motors, piping, control systems, related equipment common to transmission, distribution methods and practices. The candidate responsible for ensuring current processes continue to meet State of California Water Quality requirements and reporting procedures.

Additionally, the ideal candidate should demonstrate the interpersonal and management skills necessary to build relationships, communicate effectively, lead staff and work in a team environment. 

Minimum Qualifications

Education/Experience:

Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in public health, biology, chemistry, civil engineering, environmental science or a closely related field and five (5) years of increasingly responsible water operations and treatment program administration experience including three (3) years of administrative and supervisory responsibility.

OR

Possession of an Associate’s degree or equivalent units from an accredited college or university with major coursework in public health, biology, chemistry, civil engineering, environmental science or a closely related field and seven (7) years of increasingly responsible wastewater operations and treatment program administration experience including three (3) years of administrative and supervisory responsibility.

OR

Possession of a high school diploma or GED and nine (9) years of increasingly responsible water operations and treatment program administration experience including three (3) years of administrative and supervisory responsibility.

Other Requirements:

• Must possess a valid California Class C Driver’s License.

• Must possess and maintain a valid Grade 5 Distribution Operator Certificate issued by the State of California.

• Must possess and maintain a valid Grade 2 Treatment Operator Certificate issued by the State of California (Possession of a valid Grade 3 Treatment Operator Certificate issued by the State of California is desirable).

• Must successfully complete the designated number of contact hours (e.g., continuing education/training requirements) as determined by the State of California.  Certification is required as a condition of employment with the City of Stockton. Failure to comply with State regulations pertaining to Distribution and Treatment Operator Certification will result in termination of employment.

• Must obtain and maintain a valid Backflow Tester/Cross Connection Control Specialist certification within 2 years of appointment.

Final Filing Date: Thursday, July 18, 2024

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