City of Laguna Beach

Wastewater Collections Supervisor

Onsite - Laguna Beach, CA
Application Deadline: 6/27/25

Wastewater Collections Supervisor



$93,204.00 – $131,208.00 Annually



CA 92651, CA


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Public Works





Opening Date





A 4% Cost of Living Increase is scheduled for 07/01/2024.


The City of Laguna Beach is excited to announce that we are accepting applications for the position of Wastewater Collections Supervisor in our Public Works and Utilities Department. The Wastewater Collections Supervisor is responsible for managing, supervising, and coordinating the operation, administration, and maintenance of the Wastewater Collections facilities and activities to ensure effective operations and services. This position reports to the Deputy Director of Wastewater Operations and supervises technical and maintenance staff.


What you’ll be great at: 


• Demonstrates excellent leadership and supervisory skills.


• Communicates effectively with team members and management.


• Possesses strong problem-solving skills in diverse and specialized maintenance and repair activities.


• Engages in effective communication with external agencies and vendors.


• Delivers outstanding customer service to ensure effective operations and services.


• Exhibits honesty, responsibility, trustworthiness, and accountability.


• Works independently while providing technical support to management.


Examples of Duties


The normal duties for this position can be found in the job description for They are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.




Any combination of education and experience demonstrating the ability to effectively and successfully perform the duties of the position is considered qualifying. A typical combination is as follows:


Education: High School Diploma or GED equivalent supplemented by coursework in supervision/management and related technical areas is required.


Experience: Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in repairing and maintaining gravity sewers, force mains, or similar including at least three years (3) years in a lead or supervisory capacity.


License/Certificate Requirements: Due to the performance of field duties that may include the operation of both City commercial and non-commercial vehicles, an applicant must possess a valid California Class C Driver’s License and an acceptable driving record at time of hire. A Class A or B Driver’s License required at time of appointment. A California Water Environmental Association (CWEA) Grade III certification is required within 12 months of appointment.


Supplemental Information


Special Requirements:

This position may receive calls for emergency service and will be required to respond during non-scheduled work hours, including evenings, holidays, and weekends. Please refer to the Municipal Employees’ Association Memorandum Of Understanding for details on the Emergency Standby Response Program.


Incumbents in this position is generally expected to live within a response area that provides the ability to maintain operational oversight coverage during emergency events. Housing assistance may be available for locations within City limits.


DOT Compliance

In compliance with the Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations and the City’s policy on random testing for controlled substances and alcohol for commercially licensed drivers, candidates for this position who are commercially licensed are required to pass a drug test prior to placement in the position. All employees working in this position, who are subject to maintaining a commercial driver’s license for the performance of duties, will be enrolled as participants in the City’s Random Testing Program for Controlled Substances and Alcohol.


Application/Selection Process: Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis, with a first review date of July 11, 2024. Applications will be screened carefully, and selected applicants will be invited to participate in the Structured Panel Interview. The appointing hiring authority will further review the job-related qualifications of those deemed eligible for hire before making selection decisions. The selection process may be modified based on the needs of the City.


Pre-Placement Process: The selected candidate must successfully pass a fingerprint check with the State Department of Justice, a pre-placement physical and drug test, educational and employment verification, and reference check(s).


Why work for Laguna Beach: Laguna Beach is a beautiful coastal city located in Orange County, California, with a vibrant art scene and cultural events. We offer competitive compensation and benefits packages, including City-paid health insurance for employees, retirement plans, and paid time off. The City has a strong commitment to its employees, providing opportunities for professional growth and development through training and education programs.


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