Golden State Water Company

Temporary Water Distribution Operator I

Onsite - Santa Maria, CA
Application Deadline: 8/13/24

Golden State Water Company is one of the largest investor-owned water utilities in the United States. We deliver quality, reliable water to more than 1 million people in over 80 communities throughout California. Golden State Water has been in business for more than 90 years because we put customers first.

 POSITION DEFINITION: Temporary Water Distribution Operator I


The Temporary Water Distribution Operator I is an entry-level position and is considered to be in a training status requiring immediate to general supervision. 


  • Learns to perform the various tasks associated with the maintenance and operation of a water distribution system.
  • Learns the proper use of tools and equipment required to perform the job.
  • Under direction, participates in the installation, repairs and replacement of water mains, water services, valves, fire hydrants and water meters.
  • Interacts with customers and acts as a representative of the Company.
  • Performs meter reads, ons and offs and field investigations.
  • Performs collection activities of delinquent accounts.
  • Participates in routine maintenance activities such as system flushing, valve exercising and fire hydrant maintenance.
  • Under direction, follows established policies and procedures in repair of equipment to ensure proper working order.
  • Operates company vehicles and equipment according to established safety procedures and policies.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Available for emergency response, 24 hours/day, seven days/week.
  • Works under immediate supervision.


  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Good communication skills.
  • General PC skills
  • Valid California driver’s license.


The compensation range provided is in compliance with state specific laws.    Multiple factors are used to determine the actual starting rate of pay for all of our positions, including specific skills, years of experience, education, certification(s), and other job related factors.

 The responsibilities of this position will involve access to information that may be considered confidential, private and sensitive. Therefore, the individual filling this position will be required to both allow and pass a background check.

 NOTE: Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with special needs to perform the essential functions.

Recruiter Information:

Rhonda Barthol