City of Napa

Water Distribution Supervisor & Water Distribution Operator Lead

Onsite - Napa, CA
$100K - $125K Annually
Full-Time
Application Deadline: 6/9/24

Water Distribution Supervisor – Annual Salary: $104,440.38 – $126,175.36

Water Distribution Operator Lead – Annual Salary: $90,818.11 – $109,718.18

 Two (2) Openings Available in Utilities Department: 

Water Distribution Supervisor

Water Distribution Operator Lead

Are you passionate about leading a skilled team and coaching others? Do you have a Water Distribution Operator Certificate Grade D3/D2 or higher issued by the State of California? Are you eager to use your expertise in water distribution maintenance and supervisory experience to make a difference in your community? 

Then APPLY TODAY to employ your technical skills and bring a collaborative work style to your team and the community we serve!

The City of Napa Utilities Department is seeking to fill two (2) openings for one (1) Water Distribution Supervisor and one (1) Water Distribution Operator Lead to oversee and participate in the maintenance, installation, and repair of the City’s water distribution system. 

We are looking for leaders who have supervisory or lead experience and an in-depth knowledge of the various aspects of water distribution operations such as new installations, repair, job site safety, installation of trench shoring, and implementing temporary traffic control zones. Applicants with increasingly responsible experience in water distribution system construction and maintenance activities, including lead and supervisory responsibilities, are strongly encouraged to apply!

WATER DISTRIBUTION SUPERVISOR

As a Water Distribution Supervisor, you will plan, organize, direct and supervise the work of staff involved in the operation, construction, maintenance and repair activities related to the City’s water distribution systems, water meters and related system facilities, including watershed and related facilities and properties. You will also ensure the implementation and adherence of safety protocols, and perform a variety of technical tasks. The Water Distribution Supervisor has full supervisory responsibilities, including planning, assigning, and evaluating the work of team members. The Water Distribution Supervisor reports directly to the Water Distribution Manager, and provides direct supervision over Water Distribution Operators and similar positions. The Water Distribution Supervisor will be responsible for scheduling, training, and oversight of a hardworking team while providing excellent services to our community.

Special Requirements:

– Possession within six (6) months of hire and continued maintenance of a California Class A Commercial Driver’s License with Tanker Endorsement is required. Incumbents are subject to pre-employment drug test and inclusion in random and other alcohol and drug testing as mandated by the Federal Department of Transportation.

– Possession at time of hire of a Grade D3 Water Distribution Operator Certificate issued by the State of California is required. Achieve a passing score on the Grade D4 Water Distribution Operator examination within twelve (12) months of hire and possession of and continued maintenance of a Grade D4 Water Distribution Operator certificate issued by the State of California within twenty-four (24) months of hire is required.

– Possession within twelve (12) months of hire and continued maintenance of a Cross Connection Specialist certification is required.

Please click here to view a detailed job description for Water Distribution Supervisor.

WATER DISTRIBUTION OPERATOR LEAD

As a Water Distribution Operator Lead, you will lead the work of staff involved in the operation, construction, maintenance, and repair of water distribution systems, water meters, services, and related water system facilities.  You will be responsible for adhering to safety protocols, and performing a variety of complex tasks related to the installation, construction, maintenance, upgrade and/or replacement of the City’s water mains, service laterals, fire hydrants, valves, meters, meter vaults and other water system facilities and related infrastructure. The Water Distribution Operator Lead reports to the Water Distribution Supervisor and Water Distribution Manager, and will be asked to assist with scheduling, training, and oversight of team members. The Water Distribution Operator Lead is an integral team player who exercises technical and functional supervision over a crew (or crews) consisting of Water Distribution Operators, which requires flexibility, cooperation, and communication. 

Special Requirements:

– Possession within six (6) months of hire and continued maintenance of a California Class A Commercial Driver’s License with Tanker Endorsement is required. Incumbents are subject to pre-employment drug test and inclusion in random and other alcohol and drug testing as mandated by the Federal Department of Transportation.

– Possession at time of hire of a Grade D2 Water Distribution Operator Certificate issued by the State of California is required. Achieve a passing score on the Grade D3 Water Distribution Operator examination within twelve (12) months of hire and possession of and continued maintenance of a Grade D3 Water Distribution Operator certificate issued by the State of California within twenty-four (24) months of hire is required.

Please click here to view a detailed job description for Water Distribution Operator Lead.

Ideal candidates for the positions of Water Distribution Supervisor and Water Distribution Operator Lead will have shown success in demonstrating the following competencies: 

  • Technical Knowledge and Skills – Technical, functional, and/or professional skill or knowledge in position-related areas; keeping up with current developments and trends in areas of expertise; using expert knowledge to accomplish results.
  • Planning and Organizing – Establishes a course of action to ensure work is completed efficiently through prioritizing, using resources, and staying focused.
  • Decision Making – Identifies and understands issues, problems, and opportunities; compares information from different sources to draw conclusions and develop appropriate solutions; Committing to an action after weighing alternative solutions against important decision criteria. 
  • Leading Teams – Using appropriate methods and interpersonal styles to develop, empower, and guide the team to attain successful outcomes and objectives.
  • Collaborating – Working cooperatively to help a team or work group achieve its goals.
  • Safety Intervention – Knows conditions that affect the team or self under normal conditions and conditions that occur in crisis situations; Skilled in identifying conditions that might cause hazards.
  • Adaptability – Maintains efficiency when experiencing major changes in work responsibilities or environment; adjusts to work within new work structures, processes, requirements, or cultures; adapts quickly to change and easily considers innovative approaches.
  • Coaching & Developing Others – Guides others to make the most of their available skills and provides timely mentorship and feedback to help others strengthen specific knowledge/skill areas needed to accomplish a task or resolve a problem.

In addition to the competencies listed above, ideal candidates for the position of Water Distribution Supervisor will have also shown success in demonstrating the following additional competencies:

  • Driving for Results – Setting high goals for personal and group accomplishment; Using measurement methods to monitor progress toward goals; Tenaciously working to meet or exceed goals while deriving satisfaction from that achievement and continuous improvement.
  • Leadership Disposition – Using appropriate methods and interpersonal styles to develop, motivate, and guide the team to attain successful outcomes and business objectives.
  • Resolving Conflict – Helping others deal with an antagonistic situation to minimize damage to the relationships and promote shared goals; Using appropriate interpersonal methods to reduce tension between two or more people and facilitate agreement.

***TENTATIVE TIMELINE FOR TESTING – PLEASE SAVE THE BELOW DATES!***

WRITTEN EXAM IS TENTATIVELY SCHEDULED FOR JUNE 18, 2024 AND/OR JUNE 20, 2024.

The Written Exam is tentatively scheduled to take place in-person on June 18, 2024 and/or June 20, 2024. Please save these dates in order to plan your calendar accordingly. The Written Exam will assess your technical skills related to the position of Water Distribution Supervisor and Water Distribution Operator Lead. 

BENEFITS PACKAGE:

In addition to the competitive salary listed above, the City of Napa offers an attractive benefits package including:

  • Vacation Leave – New employees can accrue up to 104 vacation hours annually.
  • Paid Holidays – 15 paid holiday per year.
  • Sick Leave – Employees can accrue up to 96 hours annually.
  • Dental and Medical Insurance Plans – The City provides significant contributions to dental and medical plans.
  • Retirement – The City participates in the CalPERS retirement pension system.
  • Deferred Compensation Program – Employees are eligible to enroll in a 457 Plan and the City contributes $50 per month to a 457 plan.
  • Life Insurance and AD&D – $50,000 of coverage paid for by the City.
  • Phone Stipend – Up to $110 per month
  • Tuition Reimbursement – $2,000 per year 
  • Stand By Pay – $525 per week as assigned

Please visit our Benefits webpage to view a full list of benefits offered for these positions.

FLEXIBLE WORK SCHEDULE:

Additionally, our Utilities Department offers the flexibility of a 9/80 work schedule (every other Friday off) which allows employees to enjoy a three-day weekend every weekend to promote work/life balance.

This recruitment and examination is being conducted to fill two (2) vacancies for Water Distribution Supervisor and Water Distribution Operator Lead, and may be used to fill future similar vacancies as they occur during the active status of the employment list. The active status of this employment list will be six (6) months unless abolished sooner or extended beyond that date in accordance with the Civil Service Rules.

Recruiter Information:

Caitlin Saldanha