City of Laguna Beach

Wastewater Utility Worker I

Onsite - Laguna Beach, CA
Application Deadline: 7/3/25

Wastewater Utility Worker I



$53,064.00 – $74,832.00 Annually



CA 92651, CA


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Public Works


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The City of Laguna Beach is looking for a passionate and knowledgeable professional to fill our position of Wastewater Utility Worker I! As the Wastewater Utility Worker I, you will perform routine construction, maintenance, operation, and repair tasks related to the City’s wastewater collection systems and equipment. Responsibilities include cleaning sewer lines and lift stations, installing, modifying, maintaining, and repairing sewer facilities and equipment. You will operate various motorized equipment and vehicles, conduct inspections, and perform necessary repairs to ensure the integrity of sewer systems, adhering to safety protocols and regulations. Additionally, you will respond to emergency calls, take appropriate safety measures, and carry out related duties as assigned.


Ideal Candidate:


• Availability and Flexibility


• Integrity and Ethics


• Team Centric


• Strong Communication Skills


• Self-Motivated


• Responsibility and Dependability


Examples of Duties


The normal duties for this position can be found in the job description These 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 is required.


Experience: Wastewater Utility Worker I-Two (2) years of general maintenance or repair work. Experience in the repair of municipal sewer system experience is highly desirable.


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 is required within 12 months of appointment for Wastewater Utility Worker I.


Supplemental Information


Special Requirements:

Positions in this series may receive calls for emergency service and may 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.


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 Process: All interested applicants must submit a completed online city application. Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis with a first review on July 17, 2024. Applications will be screened carefully and selected applicants will be invited to undergo a Structured Panel Interview to evaluate their knowledge, skills and abilities. The appointing hiring authority will further review the job-related qualifications of applicants deemed eligible before making selection decisions. The selection process may be modified based on the needs of the City.


Pre-employment Process: Selected candidates must successfully pass a fingerprint check with the State Department of Justice, and a pre-placement physical including a drug test. Education and employment verification and reference check(s) will also be conducted.


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.


Physical, Mental and Environmental Working Conditions:

Work is performed in various environmental conditions, with exposure to outdoor temperature and weather variations, traffic and equipment noise, vibrations, fumes, grease, machinery and moving parts, odors, dust, chemicals such as cleaning solvents, and raw sewage. Ability to lift up to 50 pounds, or more than 50 pounds, with assistance; sit, stand, squat, kneel, climb stairs, stoop, and walk for prolonged periods; and get from one location to another in the course of doing business.


Additionally, the position requires near and far vision in reading work-related documents and using the computer, and acute hearing is required when providing phone and personal service. An employee generally works outdoors. The employee will travel to different locations and be exposed to inclement weather conditions, noise, vibration, dust, or potentially hazardous chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to high, and the employee may occasionally be exposed to loud talking and interruptions from telephones and/or members of the public. The nature of the work also requires incumbents to drive motorized vehicles and work in heavy vehicle traffic conditions.


FLSA Designation: Non-exempt


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