Montecito Sanitary District

Collections System Operator OIT-IV

Onsite - Santa Barbara, CA
Application Deadline: 8/9/24

The Montecito Sanitary District is seeking qualified candidates to fill a position in Collection System Maintenance. Candidates may be appointed at the Collections Operator-In-Training through Collections IV level, depending on the candidate’s qualifications and the needs of the District. The salary ranges for these positions are as follows:

Collections Operator-In-Training: $56,326.40 – $68,494.40

Collections Operator I: $68,744.00 – $83,553.60

Collections Operator II: $77,043.20 – $93,620.80

Collections Operator III: $86,361.60 – $104,977.60

Collections Operator IV: $95,180.80 – $115,689.60


The job requires working outside in contact with sewage and roadway traffic in all weather conditions. Applicants for this position must:

·        Be physically capable of lifting 100 lbs. frequently throughout an 8 hour shift, including lifting sewer manhole covers, heavy tools, and equipment

·        Have the ability to prioritize, organize, solve problems, and complete tasks independently

·        Be able to stand, walk, climb, crouch and meet all the physical demands of the District’s job requirements

·        Have the ability to use, or be trained to use, a wide variety of tools and equipment

·        Perform routine sewer lift station maintenance, operation of a pickup truck, water truck, Combination Cleaner and CCTV inspection van

·        Have the ability to provide customer service by addressing concerns such as odors, private sewer lateral or cleanout issues

·        Demonstrate an ability to work cooperatively and productively as a member of a team

·        Possess or obtain a valid California Class B driver’s license with tanker endorsement within 6 months of hire. 

·        Have a minimum of a high school diploma

·        Reside within a 45-minute travel time to the District for emergency response purposes

·        Possess the appropriate level CWEA Certification for the position grade

·        Enrollment in the DATCO DOT Program

Applications may be submitted online at through August 9th, 2024 at 4:30pm. Please include the completed application form along with references and a resume.

The Montecito Sanitary District offers a competitive benefits package:

Vacation:                   Accrue up to 20 days annually, based on prior experience and length of service.

Sick Leave:               Accrue 8 hours per month, 120 days maximum accrual.

Personal Leave:        Accrue 8 hours per quarter, 4 days maximum accrual.

Holidays:                   Ten paid holidays.

Medical Insurance:  District contributes up to $1,400 monthly toward employee coverage for Medical and Dental benefit premiums and offers Anthem Blue Cross PPO and HMO plans.

Dental Insurance:     District offers Delta Dental PPO, and contributes toward premium, see above.

Life Insurance:         District pays for 1.5 x annual salary to a maximum of $50,000.

Disability:                  District does not participate in State Disability Insurance (SDI). 

Short and long term Disability Insurance coverage by Standard Insurance Co. Short-Term Disability begins after 60 days following an illness / disability; and Long-Term Disability begins after 180 days.

Retirement:               CalPERS Classic plan is 2% @ 55

CalPERS PEPRA plan is 2% @ 62

Social Security:         The District does participate in Social Security.

Deferred Comp:       Deferred Compensation (457) plans are available for employee contributions. The District does not match any contributions.

NOTE: The information contained in this announcement does not constitute either an expressed or an implied contract; provisions may be subject to change

Montecito Sanitary District

1042 Monte Cristo Lane, Santa Barbara, CA 93108

Ph: (805) 969-4200, Fax: (805) 969-0913

Contact Stephen Williams, Business and Administrative Manager, if you have any questions 805-969-0913 or

Recruiter Information:

Stephen Williams