Rubidoux Community Services District

System Operator I-II

Onsite - Jurupa Valley, CA
Application Deadline: 6/4/24

The District:  

RCSD was formed in 1952 to provide a variety of services to the unincorporated area of Rubidoux within the County of Riverside. It continues to provide services within its service boundary, which now is within the incorporated City of Jurupa Valley. RCSD is governed by a five-member board of directors elected at-large. Board members must reside in the District’s service area and serve four-year terms. The RCSD board provides policy direction to the District’s general manager, who oversees the day-to-day operation of the organization. RCSD currently provides water, wastewater, fire protection, trash collection, street lighting and weed abatement for a population of approximately 35,000 people living within in its service area boundaries now entirely within the City of Jurupa Valley. RCSD delivers about 2.4 billion gallons of drinking water each year. Over the past decade, District customers have consumed about 100 gallons per person per day. This water comes from local groundwater sources, which helps keep costs down.

The Position: 

Individuals within the Systems Operator series are under supervision, performs a wide variety of manual and semi-skilled tasks involving the installation, construction, maintenance, and repair associated booster pumps, pumping stations, reservoirs, and domestic water wells; performs preventative and predictive maintenance on assigned equipment; removes, dissembles, cleans reinstalls and performs repair of pump/motor assemblies, equipment, and components; assists in the diagnosis and performance analysis of water wells and booster stations. Also, engaged in the maintenance and repair of sewer collection system and lift stations; operate heavy construction equipment, vactor truck, dump truck and backhoe.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

Systems Operator I: is the entry level in the Systems Operator series. At this level, incumbents learn and perform a limited range of the less complex or specialized work tasks, under close supervision, with less latitude for independent action. 

Systems Operator II: is the experienced, journey-level in the Systems Operator series. At this level, incumbents perform the full range of tasks common to the classification series, general supervision, while exercising discretion and independent judgment within established guidelines. Systems Operator II requires additional experience and certifications over Systems Operator I.

Essential Functions:

Operates distribution system to meet goals associated with water supply, water quality, and energy efficiency. Reviews water quality results and calculates blending for Nitrate, DBCP, Perchlorate, and other constituents in the water as needed to comply with state and federal water quality standards. Operates groundwater treatment facilities. Repairs and maintains sewer collection systems, mains, laterals, manholes, lift stations, pressure lines and related structures; loads and unloads trucks; operates and performs preventive maintenance on pumps, valves and related lift station equipment Flushes and clears collection systems; operates hydrovactor, hand jet and machine rods to clear lines; applies herbicides, foams, and other chemicals to deroot, degrease and unstop lines; installs and removes flow meters. Operates service truck to respond to customer complaints; determines source of problem; clears lines or reports work needed; advises customer if problem is not the District’s responsibility; pumps flooded areas. Utilizes automated, remote, and local controls for system operation. Drives from site to site completing daily rounds of wells, booster stations, reservoir and water storage locations; monitors safety and security of sites and reports or corrects illegal use of water. Inspects pumps, motors, and other equipment; fills salt storage containers and well oilers: calculates pump run times and pumping rates and enters data into computer. Maintains records of chlorine consumption; reads and interprets various chart recorders, gauges, and water meters; makes associated arithmetic calculations and records results. Calibrates and performs preventive maintenance on water quality monitoring equipment and chemical feed systems. Performs preventive maintenance of pumps, motors, regulators, valves and water meters: repair and replace various defective or worn parts and equipment as needed. Inspects, adjusts and performs preventive maintenance on electrical and telemetry equipment at sites, checks connections and measures equipment output. Collects grab samples at remote sites; performs various types of field water testing including chlorine residual; adjusts chemical dosage accordingly. Operates a 10-ton crane to pick up and replace industrial motors; operates other pieces of construction equipment and/or hand and power tools needed for the work. Performs miscellaneous maintenance tasks on a periodic basis, such as weed abatement, debris removal, dirt road repair, and painting of motors, pump lines and other equipment. Participates in mandatory standby rotation. Regular attendance at the work site. Other essential functions as defined by duty statement, job analysis and summaries, assigned as such by supervision or required by law/regulation.

Knowledge of:

Operation and maintenance of water and wastewater pumping and distribution systems Mechanical and electrical maintenance principles and practices. Basic chemistry, electricity, and hydraulics. Water quality monitoring and sampling techniques and methods. Pertinent laws, codes, and regulations.

Skills in:

Operating a personal computer and related software. Using hand and power tools. Operating various pieces of commercial construction equipment.

Ability to:

Meet the physical, mental, and environmental demands of the position with or without reasonable accommodation. Operate pumps, motors and other water storage and distribution facilities and equipment. Calculate flow, volume, detention time, chemical dosage, and pressure. Evaluate operational changes such as pressure fluctuations, system demands and production capacities. Troubleshoot operational deficiencies of mechanical equipment. Read gauges and meters and correct record results. Work independently without direct supervision. Understand and carry out oral and written instructions. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities. Maintain mental capacity which allows the capability of making sound decisions and demonstrating intellectual capabilities. Maintain effective audio-visual discrimination and perception needed for making observations.

Education and Experience:

Systems Operator I:

One (1) year of experience in water and wastewater distribution system operations and maintenance.

Systems Operator II:

Four (4) years of experience in water and wastewater distribution system operations and maintenance.


Equivalent to graduation from the twelfth grade. Additional course work in water-related topics such as cross-connection, water treatment, and water distribution are highly desirable.


Systems Operator I:

Current California State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) Grade 2 Distribution and SWRCB Grade 2 Treatment operator certifications. Water Treatment Certification preferred. Must obtain the above-mentioned Certifications within the first year of appointment.

Systems Operator II:

Current California State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) Grade 3 Distribution and SWRCB Grade 2 Treatment operator certifications. Water Treatment Certification preferred.


Possession of a valid Class C California driver’s license and a satisfactory driving record. Possession of, or ability to obtain within one (1) year of appointment, a valid Class A California Commercial driver’s license with a Hazardous Materials endorsement is required, together with a satisfactory driving record.

Possession of or ability to obtain certification from District provided CPR/First Aid Training.

Compensation & Benefits: 

System Operator I: $67,724.80- $86,444.80 annually

System Operator II: $75,420.80-$96,262.40 annually

The actual salary range shall be determined by the final candidate’s qualifications and experience. 

The benefits can be located at:

How to Apply:

This position is open until filled. The first review of candidates will be Tuesday, June 4th, 2024.

You can apply by submitting an RCSD application in person, by fax, or by mail. You may also apply via e-mail. Resumes must be accompanied by an application.

Contact our office with any employment-related questions. RCSD Can be reached by Phone at 951.684.7580 or email 

Applications can be located at: 

 An Equal Opportunity Employer 

Rubidoux Community Services District does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation or the presence of a non-job-related medical condition or a physical disability in its employment action, decisions, policies and practices.

Recruiter Information:

Melissa Trujillo