Running Springs Water District

Wastewater Collection and/or Treatment System Operator / Field Maintenance Worker

Onsite - Running Springs, CA
$50K - $100K Annually
Application Deadline: 7/31/24

Employment Opportunity for a Wastewater Collection and/or Treatment System Operator / Field Maintenance Worker

Salary Range: $49,899 to $85,613 per year ($23.99 to $41.16 per hour) depending on qualifications

Open Until Filled

LOCATION: Running Springs is located in the San Bernardino Mountains, between Lake Arrowhead and Big Bear Lake. At an elevation of 6,000 feet, Running Springs experiences mild summers and beautiful snow filled winters. Running Springs has a small town atmosphere with approximately 3,000 water services and a full-time population of approximately 5,000 residents. The people are friendly, the schools are excellent and the winter skiing and boarding are fantastic.

JOB DUTIES: Running Springs Water District is seeking a highly motivated individual to perform skilled work in its Wastewater Collections and Treatment Division. The successful candidate will assist in the daily monitoring, operation and maintenance of the District’s wastewater collections and Treatment system. Other duties include, but are not limited to the following: Work rotating weekends, holidays and after hours on-call; makes visual inspections of wastewater collections system facilities and equipment including pumps, motors instruments; maintains process records and interacts with computerized control systems; performs preventative maintenance and repairs to equipment; operates sewer system video inspection and cleaning equipment and customer service; operates heavy equipment (loader, backhoe, skid steer and dump truck, hydro jetting machine and sewer video inspection equipment); operates and performs routine maintenance of vehicles; operates hand and power tools; performs general housekeeping duties including cleaning, sweeping, shoveling, painting, etc.; participates in the District’s safety program and adheres to safety standards and practices.

REQUIREMENTS: Possession at time of hire is preferred at a minimum for both the California Water Environment Association (CWEA) Wastewater Collection System Maintenance Grade 1 Certificate and CWEA Mechanical Technologist Grade 1 Certificate and/or Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Certificate, OIT, Grade 1 or higher, issued by the State of California. Possession of a valid California driver’s license. Must be able to respond to the District within 30 minutes.

EXPERIENCE: Minimum of one year experience in wastewater collections system operations, utility field maintenance or equivalent experience.

EDUCATION: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth (12th) grade and one (1) year of increasingly responsible experience in the operations, maintenance and repair of wastewater collection system facilities or other related field is highly desirable.

BENEFIT PACKAGE: Running Springs Water District offers a generous benefit package including: CalPERS retirement package; Medical, Dental and Vision Plans; 12 paid days of sick leave per year; 2 weeks paid vacation per year to start, progressing to 5 weeks after 20 years; 12 paid holidays per year; District paid life insurance policy; vacation and sick leave buy-back programs and a generous certification incentive program.

SELECTION PROCESS: Properly completed applications will be reviewed with the most suitable candidates being invited to participate in the selection process. The selection process may include a written skills examination and oral interviews. Prospective employees will undergo a comprehensive background check and medical examination including drug screening.

How to apply:

All applicants must submit a completed Running Springs Water District employment application. Applications and detailed job description may be requested by e-mail at, on the District’s website: or picked up in person at 31242 Hilltop Blvd., Running Springs, CA 92382. Position is open until filled. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed Running Springs Water District application, but may be submitted with the application.

Recruiter Information:

Ryan Gross