Inland Empire Utilities Agency

Compost Operator

Onsite - Chino, CA
Application Deadline: 5/1/24

This position is open until filled. The deadline for the first review of applications is 11:59 PM on Monday, April 15, 2024. Applicants that submit applications after the first review deadline are not guaranteed to be considered for this recruitment. This recruitment may close at any time without notice after the first review deadline.


There is one (1) vacancy in the Organics Management Unit.


This recruitment will establish an eligibility list which may be used to fill future vacancies as they occur during the active status of the eligibility list.

Salary Range: GU 174

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Probationary Period: 12 months



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Are you an experienced heavy equipment operator specializing in wheel loaders? Do you take pride in putting in a hard day’s work and not afraid of getting your hands dirty? Do you have a passion for contributing to safety in the workplace? The Inland Empire Utilities Agency (IEUA) has an exciting opportunity for you as a Compost Operator in the Agency’s Operations & Maintenance Department at the Inland Empire Regional Composting Facility (IERCF)! Come be a part of IEUA’s world-class organics recycling team!

The perfect candidate for this position will:

·      Be a collaborative individual that values safety.

·      Have experience operating heavy machinery.

·      Possess a class “A” driver’s license.

·      Communicate well with others, both verbally and in writing.

Here at the Inland Empire Utilities Agency, we are a leader in water management and environmental stewardship. We strive to produce high-quality renewable products such as recycled water and top-quality compost to enhance and preserve the quality of life throughout our region. Our values go beyond just protecting the resources and the communities we serve. We are committed to applying ethical, transparent, and environmentally sustainable principles to all aspects of business and organizational conduct. We recognize that our commitment to the community starts with our employees. In order to ensure that our staff are able to continue to perform at a high level and provide unparalleled services throughout our service area, we strive to provide a healthy work-life balance.



Under general supervision, performs a variety of semi-skilled and skilled tasks in the operation of a variety of light, medium and heavy-duty motorized general hauling, construction and maintenance equipment utilized in the operation of an indoor composting facility; performs routing servicing, minor repairs and maintenance of the facility’s equipment; and performs related duties as assigned.



A Compost Operator performs journey-level duties in the operation of front-end loaders and other equipment related to the production of compost. Work must be performed with skill and precision, with constant attention to crew safety in an indoor environment that includes tight work areas and adverse atmospheric conditions. Duties and responsibilities are carried out with considerable independence within a framework of established policies and procedures.

Employees in this class typically report to a Compost Facility Supervisor.


Who We Are:

An Employer of Choice in the Inland Empire

The Inland Empire Utilities Agency (IEUA) secures and supplies supplemental water; collects and treats wastewater; produces high quality renewable products such as recycled water, compost and energy; and promotes the sustainable use of groundwater and development of local water supplies. IEUA serves approximately 935,000 residents in a 242-square mile service area in western San Bernardino County, California. As a regional wastewater treatment agency, IEUA provides sewage utility services to seven contracting agencies and provides wholesale imported water to seven retail agencies. IEUA owns and operates four facilities specializing in regional water recycling services. The facilities take in approximately 50 million gallons of wastewater per day for treatment, producing high-quality recycled water. IEUA also manages the recharge of recycled, storm and imported water through the Chino Basin Groundwater Recharge Program and coordinates regional water-use efficiency and education programs. IEUA is committed to meeting the needs of the region by providing essential services in a regionally planned and cost-effective manner while safeguarding public health, promoting economic development and protecting the environment.

Excellent Benefits Package:

Social Security, CalPERS, 457 Deferred Compensation Plans, Competitive Salaries, Certification Incentives, Health, Dental, Vision, & Life Insurance w/Agency-paid monthly contribution of $1,108 – $1,698 per month, Paid time off for holidays, vacation, bereavement and sick leave. Additional information is available on our website at:


Job Requirements:


Graduation from high school or GED equivalent and at least two years of progressively responsible experience in the operation of construction-related tools and equipment including a front loader; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Experience in a public agency is preferred.


A valid California Class C driver’s license and the ability to maintain insurability under the Agency’s vehicle insurance program.

Weigh Master Certificate is highly desired.


APPLY ONLINE.  This recruitment is Open Until Filled. First Review of Applications scheduled for April 15, 2024. Applications must be completed and submitted electronically. Handwritten applications will not be accepted. A complete job description, online Agency Employment Application, and Supplemental Questionnaire is available online at: (click on Job Openings).


An Equal Opportunity Employer

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Recruiter Information:

Daniel Zerda