Idyllwild Water District

Water Operator I or Water Operator II

Onsite - Idyllwild , CA
Full-Time
Application Deadline: 4/24/24

Description:

Under immediate supervision (Water Operator I) or general supervision (Water Operator II), performs skilled maintenance, repair, and construction work on the potable water treatment and distribution system; operates maintenance and construction tools and equipment; performs a variety of maintenance tasks relative to water distribution and treatment.

Examples of Duties:

Water Operator I: This is the entry level position. This class is distinguished from the Water Operator II by the performance of the more routine tasks and duties assigned to workers in this series. Employees at this level are not expected to perform with the same independence of direction and judgment on matters related to established procedures and guidelines as are positions allocated to the II level. Since this class is typically used as a training class, employees may have only limited or non-directly related work experience. Employees work under immediate supervision while learning job tasks.

Water Operator II: This is the full journey level class within the Water Operator series. This class is distinguished from the Water Operator I by the assignment of the full range of duties assigned. Employees at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies within the work unit. Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and are normally filled by advancement from the Water Operator I level.

General Requirements: Requires a knowledge of methods, materials, procedures, and equipment used in water treatment and distribution operations; maintenance, repair, and adjustment of water treatment equipment; laws, codes, rules, and regulations pertaining to water treatment and distribution; sample collection and basic laboratory tests; plant measurement and recording equipment; and proper work safety standards. Requires an ability to perform a variety of operations and maintenance assignments at the water treatment plant; operate automatic plant control systems; diagnose and correct a variety of operating problems; take plant measurements and interpret results to make adjustments to plant operations; use proper safety precautions in working with plant equipment and chemicals; perform sample collection and basic laboratory tests; maintain and update plant records; read and interpret plant drawings and diagrams; and establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.

Typical Physical Activities: Operates District vehicles in traveling between shop, plant and facilities; must be able to carry, push, pull, reach and lift equipment and parts weighing up to 50 lbs.; stoops, kneels, crouches, crawls and climbs during plant maintenance, construction and repair work; works in an environment with exposure to dust, dirt, chemicals and significant temperature changes between cold and heat; communicates orally with District personnel; uses a telephone; stands and walks for extended time periods; hearing and vision must be within normal ranges.

Qualifications:

Water Operator I: Graduation from high school and at least one year of responsible experience in the operation, maintenance, repair of water treatment facilities; sufficient training and experience. Shall possess both a Water Treatment Operator I (T1) and a Water Distribution Operator I (D1) certificates issued by the State Water Quality Control Board or obtain the certificates within one year.

Water Operator II: Graduation from high school and at least two years of responsible experience in the operation, maintenance, repair of water treatment and distribution facilities; sufficient training and experience. Shall possess both a Water Treatment Operator II (T2) and a Water Distribution Operator II (D2) certificates issued by the State Water Quality Control Board or obtain the certificates within one year.

Special Requirement: Possess an appropriate California operator’s license issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles. Possess and proof of a good driving record as evidenced by freedom from multiple or serious traffic violations. The driving record will not contribute to an increase in the District’s automobile insurance rates.

Compensation:

Water Operator II: The hourly salary range for this position is $24.99 – $38.76, with hiring dependent upon the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate.

Water Operator III: The hourly salary range for this position is $28.93 – $44.87, with hiring dependent upon the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate.

Benefits: Vacation, Paid Holidays, Life, Dental and Vision Insurance.

Retirement: Employee retirement is a 401(a) deferred compensation plan with District matching employer contribution of 10%. District participates in the Social Security and Medicare Programs. Deferred Compensation Program 457 Plan is available for employee contributions. District does not participate in CalPERS.

How To Apply:

To apply for a position, send your resume and a completed District Employment Application by 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, 2024, to Curt Sauer at gm@idyllwildwater.com, or mail to Curt Sauer, Idyllwild Water District, P.O. Box 243, Idyllwild, CA 92549-0397.

To learn more about the Idyllwild Water District visit our website at www.idyllwildwater.com.

Recruiter Information:

Curt Sauer