City of Corona

Water Operator I/II/III Flex

Onsite - Corona, CA
Full-Time
Application Deadline: 5/28/24

Salary

$54,876.00 – $99,408.00 Annually

Location 

Corona, CA

Job Type

Full-Time Benefited

Job Number

23/24-00093-1

Department

Utilities Department

Opening Date

04/29/2024

Closing Date

Continuous

DESCRIPTION

Water Operator I/II/III Flex description image

Water Operator I: $4,573 – $5,558 monthly

Water Operator II: $5,582 – $6,785 monthly

Water Operator III: $6,815 – $8,284 monthly

**The eligibility list established from this recruitment may be used to 

fill current and future vacancies as they occur. **

The City of Corona has an exciting opportunity to join our Utilities Department as a Water Operator. At Corona’s Utilities Department, we strive to deliver the best customer service to all of our residents and businesses, with safety and reliability as our top priorities. We strive to create an environment where employees are empowered to do what is right for both the utility and our customers. The Utilities Department is comprised of five divisions including Water, Wastewater, Reclaimed Water, Electric and Solid Waste. There are many opportunities to collaborate with other state and local agencies as well as other departments and employees on a regular basis while working on day-to-day tasks and a variety of projects. We provide a 4/10 work schedule (Mon-Thu) for most positions and rotating schedules for operations staff. We are continuously looking for ways to help our employees create and maintain a healthy work/life balance. If you are an individual who loves taking on challenges, making a difference, and thrives in a fun, fast paced environment, then please don’t hesitate – apply today!  

Education/Training/Experience:  

Equivalent to completion of the twelfth (12th) grade, supplemented by college level coursework in water science or a related field. 

Certification may be substituted for experience consistent with the California State Water Resources Control Board certification requirements for Water Treatment or Water Distribution Operators. 

Water Operator I: 

  • Experience working in water distribution and/or treatment plant operations involving potable water production, treatment, storage, and transmission, or a related field is desired. 
  • Possession of, or successful acquisition within 12 months of appointment, a valid Grade D2 Water Distribution Operator Certificate, to be maintained throughout employment.
  • Possession of, or successful acquisition within 12 months of appointment, a valid Grade T1 Water Treatment Operator Certificate, to be maintained throughout employment.

Water Operator II: 

  • One (1) year of experience working in water distribution and/or treatment plant operations involving potable water production, treatment, with direct filtration, Ion exchange, Granular Activated Carbon, Desalination operations, storage, transmission, and/or blending.  
  • Possession of a valid Grade D2 Water Distribution Operator Certificate upon appointment.
  • Possession of a valid Grade T1 Water Treatment Operator Certificate upon appointment.
  • Possession of, or successful acquisition within 12 months of appointment a valid Grade D3 Water Distribution Operator Certificate, to be maintained throughout employment.
  • Possession of, or successful acquisition within 12 months of appointment, a valid Grade T2 Water Treatment Operator Certificate, to be maintained throughout employment.

Water Operator III: 

  • Two (2) year of increasingly responsible experience working in water distribution and/or treatment plant operations involving potable water production, treatment, with direct filtration, Ion exchange, Granular Activated Carbon, Desalination operations, storage, transmission, and/or blending.  
  • Possession of a valid Grade D3 Water Distribution Operator Certificate upon appointment, to be maintained throughout employment.
  • Possession of, or successful acquisition within 18 months of appointment, a valid Grade T3 Water Treatment Operator Certificate, to be maintained throughout employment once acquired.

Skills/Abilities

  • Operational principles, practices, methods, functions, and servicing requirements of the equipment of a potable water treatment plant and distribution facilities.
  • Operational principles of pumps, valves, electric motors, diesel engines, and electronic, computerized, and manual control systems.
  • Conventional water treatment, direct water treatment, reverse osmosis, ion exchange, wells, boosters, storage tanks, flushing, residuals, and related equipment and equipment calibrations.
  • Supervisory control and data acquisition systems (SCADA).
  • Current practices and procedures in chemical, bacteriological, and biological analysis, and water chemistry analysis.
  • Applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations, ordinances, and organizational policies and procedures regarding the production, treatment, storage, and transmission of potable water, including the Safe Drinking Act and relevant EPA regulations.
  • Provide a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, contractors, and City staff.
  • Modern equipment and communication tools used for business functions and program, project, and task coordination, including computers and software programs relevant to work performed.

Characteristics

  • An upbeat attitude, eager to participate.
  • A passion for producing outstanding quality of work.
  • A high performing, genuine, authentic individual with a good sense of humor.
  • Ability to build and maintain the trust of coworkers, subordinates, and city staff. 
  • A genuine interest in supporting the employees.

This position is FLSA Non-Exempt, eligible for overtime compensation. 

To view the full job description, please click here.

Application Process 

Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis until a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received. The deadline for first review of application is Monday, May 13, 2024 at 8:00AM. Applicants are encouraged to apply early as the recruitment may close at any time without notice after the first review period. 

The selection process will consist of a review and evaluation of all applicants’ qualifications. Those applicants deemed to possess the most desirable qualifications will be invited to participate in the oral interview.  The oral interview is tentatively scheduled to take place on May 20, 2024.    

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will be customer service focus, excellent judgment, and attention to detail. Someone who is a systems-oriented thinker and great team player. A highly competent individual who holds themselves to high standards, works hard, and contributes to a positive workplace culture will thrive in Corona.

Community

A City whose heritage spans more than 125 years, the City of Corona, located in Riverside County, California, encompasses approximately 40 square miles and has a vibrant, culturally diverse population of approximately 170,000 residents. Residents of Corona enjoy a variety of cultural, recreational, and educational opportunities that provide a first-rate quality of life for its residents and visitors. Within an hour’s travel time, outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy winter activities such as snowboarding and skiing and summer activities including surfing, boating, or simply relaxing on world class beaches. Corona’s economy is strong and getting stronger; more than 84,000 people work here. Our retail, commercial, and housing areas are expanding, and office development continues to be strong.

The Organization

The City of Corona is a General Law city operating under a Council-Manager form of government. Policy making and legislative authority is vested in the City Council, consisting of a Mayor and four Council Members. Members of the City Council are elected by District to a four-year term. The Mayor is selected by the Council and serves as the presiding officer for one year.

The City is organized into the following departments/organizational units: Community Services, City Manager’s Office, Economic Development, Finance, Fire, Human Resources, Information Technology, Legal and Risk Management, Police, Planning & Development, Public Works and Utilities. Oversight of these departments is divided between the City Manager and two Assistant City Managers.

The City’s total operating budget for Fiscal Year 2024 is $ 369.9 million with a General Fund operating budget of $ 194.5 million. Corona enjoys a workforce of 860 dedicated employees who provide high quality services to its residents and visitors each day. 

Agency

City of Corona

Address

400 S. Vicentia Ave.

Suite #215

Corona, California, 92882

Phone

951-736-2209

Website

http://www.CoronaCA.gov