Olivenhain Municipal Water District

Utility I, II, or III (Construction)

Onsite - Encinitas, CA
Application Deadline: 7/15/24

Olivenhain Municipal Water District is seeking candidates for the positions of Utility I, Utility II, or Utility III. Vacancies will be filled at the I, II, or III level based on candidate experience and certifications. These at-will positions report to the Construction Operations Supervisor. 

COMPENSATION (Effective June 29, 2024):

Utility I: $26.14 – $36.54 per hour

Utility II: $29.53 – $41.32 per hour

Utility III: $33.64 – $47.06 per hour

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

These at-will positions perform construction, installation, and maintenance work on water pipelines and rights of way, buildings and grounds, valves, pumps, meters, tanks, hydrants, telemetry, cathodic protection and related equipment. Performs the following duties: laying and joining pipe; breaking out pavement for installations; repairs of mains and services; installation and maintenance of customer meters; routine maintenance on equipment and facilities; operates a variety of equipment including backhoe, earthmover, trucks, compressors, pneumatic hammers, drills and related machinery, welders and hand tools. Participates in training on all procedures and operation of machinery, vehicles, and equipment. Performs administrative work as required. Utility III serves as crew leader at the site providing work direction and technical instruction to other Utility personnel; acts independently using sound judgement; inspects work results; and prepares equipment. These positions require the ability to be “on-call”, working evenings, weekends, and holidays.

Minimum Qualification Requirements:

Education: High School diploma or equivalent; valid California driver’s license and proof of insurability; Standard First Aid and CPR certifications are required.


Level I: Minimum of one year of experience laying pipe and related materials. Basic familiarity with the following: electrical, plumbing, welding, heavy equipment operation, and landscaping. Comprehensive knowledge of, and experience in, the use of hand tools. State of California Water Distribution Operator D1 certification is required.

Level II: In addition to Level I requirements, a Water Technology Certification is desirable. A minimum of three years of experience working in water operations and maintenance; demonstrated comprehension of District rules and regulations, California and Federal OSHA requirements and their application; ability to safely operate all construction related vehicles and equipment; ability to effectively utilize a personal computer and peripherals; and a State of California Water Distribution Operator D2 certification are required. Must meet qualifications for Primary Duty within six (6) months of appointment.

Level III: In addition to Level II requirements, a thorough knowledge of departmental procedures; the successful completion of a course of instruction on lead or supervisory duties at a journey level; proven ability to organize and manage competing priorities; skilled in personal computer and peripherals operations and use; and a State of California Water Distribution Operator D3 certification are required. A valid California Class “B” or higher driver’s license is required. Must meet qualifications for Secondary Duty within six (6) months of appointment. 

OMWD offers a very competitive benefits package including CalPERS retirement and options for fully paid medical, dental, and vision insurance premiums for family coverage. Interested candidates must submit a completed OMWD employment application and copies of required certification. All application materials will be evaluated and only the most highly qualified candidates will be invited to continue in the selection process. Subject to a background check for convictions directly related to job duties. Only job related convictions will be considered, and will not automatically disqualify the final candidate. Equal Opportunity Employer

Apply online at: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/olivenhain

Application deadline: 5:00 p.m. on Monday, July 15, 2024

OMWD Human Resources, 1966 Olivenhain Road, Encinitas, CA 92024 

Recruiter Information:

Please call Human Resources