Eastern Municipal Water District

Collections Systems Utility Worker I/II

Onsite - Perris, CA
Application Deadline: 2/14/24

Eastern Municipal Water District

Perris, CA 92572

Collections Systems Utility Worker I/II

Salary: Collections Systems Utility Worker I: Range 210: $32.84 – $40.89 Hourly; $5,692.80 – $7,087.25 Monthly

Collections Systems Utility Worker II: Range 212: $36.21 – $45.10 Hourly; $6,276.86 – $7,817.33 Monthly


Eastern Municipal Water District is seeking a highly motivated individual to fill a vacancy in our Wastewater Collections Department for the position of Collections Systems Utility Worker. If you meet the qualifications outlined below, and you are interested in joining a dynamic business environment working with a stellar team of professionals, we encourage you to apply for this excellent employment opportunity!


Under immediate (Collections Systems Utility Worker I) to general (Collections Systems Utility Worker II) supervision, performs a wide variety of semi-skilled and skilled tasks in the construction, installation, servicing, repair and maintenance of the District’s wastewater transmission and collection systems; operates light-, medium-, and heavy-duty motorized equipment; assists other departments with specialized equipment; and performs related duties as assigned.


The Collections Systems Utility Worker I:  This is the entry-level classification in the Collections Systems Utility Worker series. Initially under close supervision, incumbents learn and perform more routine duties while learning District policies and procedures and becoming familiar with the variety of departmental systems and practices. As experience is gained, assignments become more varied, complex, and difficult; close supervision and frequent review of work lessen as an incumbent demonstrates skill to perform the work independently. Positions at this level usually perform most of the duties required of the positions at the Collections Systems Utility Worker II level but are not expected to function at the same skill level and usually exercise less independent discretion and judgment in matters related to work procedures and methods. Work is usually supervised while in progress and fits an established structure or pattern. Exceptions or changes in procedures are explained in detail as they arise.

The Collections Systems Utility Worker II: This is the fully qualified journey-level classification in the Collections Systems Utility Worker series. Positions at this level are distinguished from the Collections Systems Utility Worker I level by the performance of the full range of duties as assigned, working independently, and exercising judgment and initiative. Positions at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit. 


Receives immediate (Collections Systems Utility Worker I) to general (Collections Systems Utility Worker II) supervision from assigned supervisory or management personnel. Exercises no direct supervision over staff.

EMWD’s mission is to deliver value to our diverse customers and the communities we serve by providing safe, reliable, economical and environmentally sustainable services.

EMWD is a leader in sustainability efforts that provide long-term benefits to the environment and establishes EMWD as an industry front-runner in adapting to climate change. We have invested in solar energy programs that provide significant environmental benefits, are modernizing our fleet vehicles to be further reliant on clean energy, and have a long-term strategic priority to further reduce our carbon footprint while reducing financial impacts to customers.

Required Skills


Knowledge of:

• Operation of power equipment, including trucks, loaders and related equipment.

• Pipefitting methods and techniques.

• Concrete forming, pouring, and finishing methods and techniques.

• Shoring principles and methods.

• Methods and techniques of concrete finishing.

• Shop mathematics.

• Operational characteristics of specialized video equipment used to inspect and determine the condition and maintenance needs of sewer lines.

• Methods and techniques of performing field and shop welding.

• Principles and practices of recordkeeping.

• District and mandated safety rules, regulations, and protocols.

• Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, contractors, and District staff.

• The structure and content of the English language, including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

• Modern equipment and communication tools used for business functions and program, project, and task coordination, including computers and software programs relevant to work performed.


Ability to:

• Perform skilled tasks in the maintenance of wastewater collection mains and lines including confined space entry.

• Operate the tools and equipment, including heavy equipment, common to public utility construction and maintenance.

• Perform arc and electric welding and metal cutting.

• Set up and maintain traffic controls.

• Estimate necessary materials and equipment to complete assignments.

• Shore trenches.

• Read and interpret blueprints and maps.

• Maintain records and files.

• Effectively use computer systems, software applications relevant to work performed, and modern business equipment to perform a variety of work tasks.

• Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, using appropriate English grammar and syntax.

• Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Required Experience



Any combination of experience and education that provides the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying, along with the specific licenses/certifications as outlined below:

• Collections Systems Utility Worker I: One (1) year of experience in utility or public works-related maintenance and construction work.

• Collections Systems Utility Worker II: Two (2) years of experience in utility or public works related maintenance and construction work, or one (1) year experience as a Collections Systems Utility Worker I with the District.



• Collections Systems Utility Worker I/II: Equivalent to completion of the twelfth (12th) grade.



• Collections Systems Utility Worker I/II: A valid California driver’s license, Class A with appropriate endorsements, and ability to maintain insurability under the District’s Vehicle Insurance Policy within six months of date of hire are required. All District employees required to possess a valid Class A driver’s license for the performance of their duties shall be subject to random drug and alcohol testing pursuant to District policy and federal law.


Collections Systems Utility Worker I: 

• CWEA Grade I certification is desired.


Collections Systems Utility Worker II: 

• CWEA Grade I certification.

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