Inland Empire Utilites Agency

Operations Supervisor

Onsite - Chino, CA
Application Deadline: 2/6/24

There are two (2) vacancies in the Operations and Maintenance Division.

This recruitment is being conducted to fill two (2) vacancies 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: SU 185

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Probationary Period: 12 months

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Are you interested in a meaningful career that impacts the lives of people around the region as an integral part of the Operations Team? Do you have the commitment and innovative spirit to help propel the advancements in wastewater? The Agency is seeking a knowledgeable, innovative, and influential individual to serve as its next Operations Supervisor. Reporting directly to the Deputy Manager of Operations, the Operations Supervisor serves as a key member of the Operations and Maintenance Department’s team. If you have the ambition to help the community, the Inland empire Utilities Agency has an amazing opportunity for you as an Operations Supervisor. 

The continued perseverance and dedication of our employees has led to the success of the agency. Our employees are building a brighter future for regions throughout the world and we recognize that our commitment to the community starts with our employees. The agency is committed to help our employees feel their best by providing a 4-day work week with hybrid work schedules for some positions, pension through California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS), generous monthly health benefit allowance, education reimbursements, and etc.   



Under general direction, plans, organizes, coordinates and directs the operations and maintenance of one of the Agency’s wastewater collection, transmission and treatment plants, systems, facilities and related appurtenances in compliance with state and federal requirements; and performs related duties as assigned. Some positions in this classification may also plan, organize, coordinate and direct the operations and maintenance of an Agency and/or JPA desalter facilities, reclaimed water system, co-generation facility, or composting facility.



The Operations Supervisor is the advanced journey-level and first-level supervisor class in the Wastewater/Water Treatment Plant Operator series. Incumbents provide first-line supervision, training and technical assistance to assigned operations staff. With direction and general guidance from the Deputy Manager of Operations. Incumbents of this class are responsible for planning, coordinating and directing all operations and maintenance activities at assigned plants and facilities, including the wastewater, water, and reclaimed water, collection system, transmission system, facilities and equipment, and for desalter, co-generation, and composting operations to ensure compliance with all federal and state environmental requirements. Duties and responsibilities are broad in scope and are carried out with considerable independence within the framework of established policies, procedures and guidelines. Work and results are reviewed through conferences, inspection and analysis of records, reports, and plant performance. The work of this class involves significant accountability and independent decision-making responsibilities. Incumbents of this class are also required to have high computer literacy. Operations Supervisor must be proficient in using computer programs to produce tables, graphs, and reports.


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:


A typical way of obtaining the knowledge, skills and abilities outlined above is graduation from high school or G.E.D with a substantial amount of course work in engineering, sanitary engineering, environmental engineering, environmental sciences, public administration, or related field of study (a degree in one of the aforementioned areas of study is highly desirable); six years of skilled, journey-level experience in the operations of a wastewater/water treatment plant or relevant facility including two years of supervisory or lead responsibilities;; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.



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

Possession of an appropriate California Wastewater Treatment Operator Certificate (Grade III, IV or V, based on assignment).

Assignment to the Chino Desalter requires the possession at time of hire or promotion, a California Water Treatment Plant Operator Certificate T5 and California Water Distribution Plant Operator Certificate D3. A California Water Distribution Plant Operator Certificate D4 is highly desirable at time of application but successful completion of the D4 examination is required within two testing cycles.


APPLY ONLINE.  This recruitment is Open Until Filled. First Review of Applications scheduled for February 6, 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