City of Davis

Water Production Operator Lead

Onsite - Davis, CA
$75K - $100K Annually
Full-Time
Application Deadline: 6/30/24

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DEFINITION

 Under general supervision, installs, repairs, operates, inspects, and maintains the City’s water production system including individual well sites, water storage facilities, booster pump stations, well treatment, and related systems to ensure the availability of clean, potable, quality water to the City’s water customers; serves as technical lead of water production operators and/or other staff working on water production assets; provides testing and treatment of water produced by the City; and performs related work as required.

 SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED

 Receives general supervision from assigned supervisory or management personnel. As Lead, works closely with staff assigned to water production, providing technical and functional supervision while working in the field. May serve as acting supervisor in the absence of assigned supervisor.  

 CLASS CHARACTERISTICS

This is the advanced journey level in the Water Production Operator class series. Positions in this class are distinguished from the Water Production Operator position in that they regularly lead other assigned staff, perform and functionally supervise the most technically complex tasks in the assigned area, and are required to operate and train others in the operation and maintenance of the water production system including individual well sites, water storage facilities, booster pump stations, well treatment, and related systems as assigned. Positions in this class are distinguished from supervisory classes in that they do not perform direct supervisory duties.

Education and Experience:

Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:

Education:

  •  Equivalent to completion of the twelfth (12th) grade supplemented by specialized training in water treatment and water distribution operation and maintenance, chemistry or a related field.

Experience:

  • Four (4) years of experience in water production and treatment, utilities, water systems, or a related field

Licenses and Certifications:

  • Possession of a valid California Driver’s License, to be maintained throughout employment.
  • Possession of, or successful acquisition within 12 months from date of appointment, a valid Class “A” California Driver’s License with appropriate endorsements, to be maintained throughout employment. 
  • Possession of a valid Grade T-2 Water Treatment Operator Certificate, issued by the State Water Resources Control Board, to be maintained throughout employment.
  • Possession of, a valid Grade D-3 Water Distribution Operator Certificate, issued by the State Water Resources Control Board, to be maintained throughout employment. 
  • Possession of, or successful acquisition within probationary period, a valid certification in American Red Cross CPR, First Aid and AED to be maintained throughout employment.
  • Possession of valid Qualified Pesticide Applicator license, desirable.

Recruiter Information:

City of Davis