City of Corona

Lead Water Operator

Onsite - Corona, CA
Application Deadline: 7/28/24


$88,572.00 – $107,664.00 Annually


Corona, CA

Job Type

Full-Time Benefited

Job Number



Utilities Department

Opening Date


Closing Date

7/28/2024 5:00 PM Pacific


Lead Water Operator description image

The City of Corona has an exciting opportunity to join our Utilities Department as a Lead Water Operator. At Corona’s Utilities Department, we strive to deliver the best customer service to all of our residents and businesses, with safety and reliability as our top priorities. We strive to create an environment where employees are empowered to do what is right for both the utility and our customers. The Utilities Department is comprised of five divisions including Water, Wastewater, Reclaimed Water, Electric and Solid Waste. There are many opportunities to collaborate with other state and local agencies as well as other departments and employees on a regular basis while working on day-to-day tasks and a variety of projects. We provide a 4/10 work schedule (Mon-Thu) for most positions and rotating schedules for operations staff. We are continuously looking for ways to help our employees create and maintain a healthy work/life balance. If you are an individual who loves taking on challenges, making a difference, and thrives in a fun, fast paced environment, then please don’t hesitate – apply today!  


  • Equivalent to completion of the twelfth (12th) grade, supplemented by college level coursework in water science or a related field.
  • Five (5) years of increasingly responsible experience working in water distribution, potable water production, water treatment, storage, transmission, or a related field.

Licenses and Certifications:  

  • Possession of a valid California Driver’s License, to be maintained throughout employment.
  • Possession of a valid Grade D3 Water Distribution Operator Certificate.
  • Possession of a valid Grade T3 Water Treatment Operator Certificate.
  • Possession of, or successful acquisition within 12 months of appointment, a valid Grade D4 Water Distribution Operator Certificate, to be maintained throughout employment.
  • Possession of, or successful acquisition within 12 months of appointment, a valid Grade T4 Water Treatment Operator Certificate, to be maintained throughout employment.


  • Operate and maintain all aspects of the City’s water distribution system, water treatment system, and related facilities and equipment.
  • Operate treatment and blending facilities, monitor trends, and pull water samples.
  • Operate a wide variety of pumping, treatment, control, and transmission equipment, including digital control (SCADA) equipment.
  •  Plan, organize, and coordinate the work of assigned staff. 


  • An upbeat attitude, eager to participate.
  • A passion for producing outstanding quality of work.
  • A high performing, genuine, authentic individual with a good sense of humor.
  • Ability to build and maintain the trust of coworkers, subordinates, and city staff. 
  • A genuine interest in supporting the employees.

This position is FLSA Non-Exempt, eligible for overtime compensation. 

To view the full job description, please click here.

Application Process

Application will be accepted until Sunday, July 28, 2024 at 5:00PM. 

The selection process will consist of a review and evaluation of all applicants’ qualifications. Those applicants deemed to possess the most desirable qualifications will be invited to participate in the oral interview. The oral interview is tentatively scheduled to take place on August 7, 2024.    

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will be customer service focus, excellent judgment, and attention to detail. Someone who is a systems-oriented thinker and great team player. A highly competent individual who holds themselves to high standards, works hard, and contributes to a positive workplace culture will thrive in Corona. 


A City whose heritage spans more than 125 years, the City of Corona, located in Riverside County, California, encompasses approximately 40 square miles and has a vibrant, culturally diverse population of approximately 170,000 residents. Residents of Corona enjoy a variety of cultural, recreational, and educational opportunities that provide a first-rate quality of life for its residents and visitors. Within an hour’s travel time, outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy winter activities such as snowboarding and skiing and summer activities including surfing, boating, or simply relaxing on world class beaches. Corona’s economy is strong and getting stronger; more than 84,000 people work here. Our retail, commercial, and housing areas are expanding, and office development continues to be strong.

The Organization

The City of Corona is a General Law city operating under a Council-Manager form of government. Policy making and legislative authority is vested in the City Council, consisting of a Mayor and four Council Members. Members of the City Council are elected by District to a four-year term. The Mayor is selected by the Council and serves as the presiding officer for one year.

The City is organized into the following departments/organizational units: Community Services, City Manager’s Office, Economic Development, Finance, Fire, Human Resources, Information Technology, Legal and Risk Management, Police, Planning & Development, Public Works and Utilities. Oversight of these departments is divided between the City Manager and two Assistant City Managers.

The City’s total operating budget for Fiscal Year 2024 is $ 369.9 million with a General Fund operating budget of $ 194.5 million. Corona enjoys a workforce of 860 dedicated employees who provide high quality services to its residents and visitors each day.    


City of Corona


400 S. Vicentia Ave.

Suite #215

Corona, California, 92882