City of Ventura

Water Distribution Operator Trainee-Water Distribution Operator I/II/III

Onsite - Ventura, CA
$50K - $75K Annually
Full-Time
Application Deadline: 6/12/24

The City of Ventura Water Department is looking for candidates who have a desire to learn and begin a career in a Water Department or are already in the water distribution field. If you are seeking an opportunity to grow into a long-term career in water distribution or water treatment, we offer training and advancement opportunities in a complex, D5 water system environment.

 Water Distribution Operator Trainee: $26.30 — $31.97/hr. DOQ

Water Distribution Operator I/II/III: $29.35 — $40.21/hr. DOQ

 What You’ll Do

Reporting to the Water Distribution Supervisor, this position works under general supervision to perform semi-skilled and skilled heavy manual labor. Working as a member of a crew, work includes construction, maintenance, repair of the water distribution system.

The Water Distribution Operator Trainee/Water Distribution Operator I/II/III eligibility list established with this recruitment may be used to fill current as well as future vacancies.

Positions are flexibly allocated up through the Water Distribution Operator I/II/III levels and may be filled at any level depending on the experience and certification levels of the applicant.

Incumbent may be required to work stand-by on rotational basis and report to work on a callback basis as needed within a designated time frame. Standby assignment is at the discretion of the Division Head. 

WHAT YOU’LL DO

  • Assists in the installation, maintenance, repair and replacement of water mains and service connections 
  • Repairs leaks in mains, lines, and valves, and assists in repairing, replacing, and maintaining fire hydrants
  • Performs a variety of maintenance tasks including shoveling earth, concrete and mud debris using hand tools such as shovels, rakes, picks, and sledges
  • Removes weeds, cuts brush away from meter boxes, sample stations, fire hydrants, and other various city facilities operates various pneumatic tools such as rock drills, tampers, etc. 
  • Cleans, greases and oils Water Division owned mechanical equipment and tools, maintaining equipment to ensure proper working order
  • Operates various motorized and mechanized equipment incidental to the duties of maintaining and effective water system for the City
  • Performs repairs on gate valves, chlorinates pipelines, tests hydraulic systems
  • Maintains related facilities as required

MORE INFORMATION

For additional information on the duties and responsibilities of the position, refer to the job descriptions located on the City’s Career Page at www.cityofventura.ca.gov/jobs or by clicking here WATER DISTRIBUTION OPERATOR TRAINEE and WATER DISTRIBUTION OPERATOR I-II-III

Position Qualifications

Water Distribution Operator Trainee: A combination of education, training and/or experience equivalent to one year as a Maintenance Worker I.

Water Distribution Operator I: A combination of education, training and/or experience equivalent to 18 months of related maintenance experience or one year of experience as a Water Distribution Operator Trainee, and possession of a valid California Water Resources Control Board Grade D1 Water Distribution Operator certificate. Formal training in the following areas is highly desirable: confined space hazard prevention, asbestos safe handling and disposal, traffic safety control and flagging.

Water Distribution Operator II: A combination of education, training and/or experience equivalent to 18 months of related maintenance experience or one year of experience as a Water Distribution Operator I, and possession of a valid California Water Resources Control Board Grade D2 Water Distribution Operator certificate. Formal training in the following areas is highly desirable: confined space hazard prevention, asbestos safe handling and disposal, traffic safety control and flagging.

Water Distribution Operator III: Possession of a valid California Water Resources Control Board Grade D3 Water Distribution Operator certificate.

Formal training in the following areas is highly desirable: confined space hazard prevention, asbestos safe handling and disposal, traffic safety control and flagging.

License / Certificates:

Water Distribution Operator Trainee:

Possession of a valid California Class C driver’s license is required upon employment. Within 6 months of employment, incumbent is required to obtain and thereafter maintain, the following licenses:

California Class A driver license with the following endorsements/restrictions: Auto Transmission and Air Brakes Restrictions – No Endorsement. (Pursuant to the Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations, drug testing is required.)

A pre-employment medical examination is required before appointment is made. 

Water Distribution Operator I/II/III

Possession of a valid California Class C driver’s license is required. Within 6 months of employment, incumbent is required to obtain and, thereafter, maintain a valid California Class A license with Auto Transmission and Air Brakes Restrictions – No Endorsement. (Department of Transportation (DOT), drug testing is required.)

Water Distribution Operator I: Possession of a valid California Water Resources Control Board Grade D1 Water Distribution Operator certificate.

Water Distribution Operator II: Possession of a valid California Water Resources Control Board Grade D2 Water Distribution Operator certificate.

Water Distribution Operator III: Possession of a valid California Water Resources Control Board Grade D3 Water Distribution Operator certificate.

Salary and Benefits

The City offers a compensation package that includes both a generous salary and excellent benefits!

Salary:

Water Distribution Operator Trainee: $26.30 — $31.97/hr. DOQ

Water Distribution Operator I/II/III: $29.35 — $40.21/hr. DOQ

How to Apply

To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please complete an online City Job Application and supplemental questionnaire.

To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please complete an online City Job Application and supplemental questionnaire by the filing deadline, Wednesday, June 12, 2024, 5:30 pm. Applications will be continuously reviewed.

Go to www.cityofventura.ca.gov/jobs and Apply! EEO/ADA

salary plus 6 Medical options, CalPers Retirement, Dental, Vision, FSA, 45

Recruiter Information:

recruitment@cityofventura.ca.gov