Inland Empire Utilites Agency

Deputy Manager of Maintenance

Onsite - Chino, CA
Application Deadline: 4/29/24

This position is open until filled. The deadline for the first review of applications is 11:59 PM on Wednesday, May 8, 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 (1) vacancy in the Operations and Maintenance Department

This recruitment is being conducted to fill (1) vacancy and 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: UN 188

FLSA: Exempt

Probationary Period: At-Will

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Are you a proactive leader dedicated to fostering robust relationships and cultivating a collaborative atmosphere that promotes effective cooperation throughout the organization? Do you have a passion for Maintenance, Reliability, Asset Management, and seek a fulfilling career that positively impacts the region’s quality of life? If so, the Inland Empire Utilities Agency has an exciting opportunity for you. As the Deputy Manager of Maintenance, you will collaborate closely with the Water Recycling Plant Operations team to strategize, schedule, and execute maintenance tasks on critical equipment such as pumps, motors, compressors, centrifuges, and boilers essential for the daily operations of a water recycling plant. Your role will involve leading and developing staff, managing budgets, overseeing maintenance programs, and driving process improvement initiatives to enhance efficiency and effectiveness within the department.

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. 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 direction, plans, organizes and manages one or more functional area in the Maintenance Department including planning, predictive, preventive and corrective maintenance and repair programs related to the Agency’s treatment plants, equipment, pumping facilities, distribution and transmission systems and other facilities; provides professional advice to management on the resources required to maintain and upgrade the Agency’s assets in a safe, reliable and cost-effective manner that meets all regulatory requirements; and performs related duties as assigned.



A Deputy Manager of Maintenance is responsible for managing staff involved in the maintenance of Agency-operated facilities and assets. Work requires an in-depth understanding of the Agency’s systems design, operations and best maintenance practices. Work involves significant accountability for ensuring stable, dependable operation of facilities and equipment in compliance with regulatory requirements. Assignments are broad in scope and allow for a high degree of administrative discretion in their execution.

Employees in this class report to the Manager of Maintenance and manage the work of maintenance personnel.

Deputy Manager of Maintenance is distinguished from Manager of Maintenance in that incumbents in the former class manage particular programs or group of facilities rather than the entire Maintenance Department.


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 $1,180 – $1,808 per month, Paid time off for holidays, vacation, bereavement and sick leave. Additional information is available on our website at:


Job Requirements:


Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a major in maintenance management, business administration, engineering or a closely related field, and at least six years of progressively responsible experience in the design, installation, maintenance and repair of wastewater facilities and systems, at least two of which were at a supervisory level; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.



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

Within 12 months of hire or promotion obtain and maintain one of the following:

Certified Maintenance & Reliability Professional (CMRP) Certification.

Certified Reliability Leader (CRL) Certification.

Certified Maintenance Manager (CMM) Certification.


Possession of the following certifications is highly desirable:

California Water Environment Association (CWEA) Maintenance Technologist Grade IV Certification.

California Water Environment Association (CWEA) Electrical and Instrumentation Technologist Grade IV Certification.

Certified Asset Management Assessor (CAMA) Certification


APPLY ONLINE.  This recruitment is Open Until Filled. First Review of Applications scheduled for May 8, 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:

Raymond Lam