City of San Bernardino Municipal Water Department (SBMWD)

Water Utility Supervisor

Onsite - San Bernardino, CA
Application Deadline: 7/7/24



Under general supervision, to plan, schedule, and monitor various distribution activities including construction, maintenance, service and repair, and installation of water and fire services; to supervise crews engaged in performing water utility projects, water utility trench excavation, pipeline repair work, and service installations; to train, instruct, evaluate, and correct the work of assigned crews in the performance of specific tasks; assist in design, planning, scheduling, and the construction management of projects; to participate in the gathering and compiling of data and the preparation and review of designs, plans, estimates, specifications, and reports for the construction, alteration, and maintenance of water utility, hydrogeneration and geothermal systems; and to perform related work as required. 



The class of Water Utility Supervisor is the supervisory level class in the Water Utility Worker series. Supervision is received from the Water Utility Distribution Superintendent or the Water Utility Operations Superintendent. Incumbents routinely plan, schedule, assign, and monitor  projects and tasks through subordinate lead workers. Incumbents coordinate and participate in the training, instructing, evaluating, and correcting of the work of crew members ensuring that accepted work and safety methods are practiced. Incumbents oversee workers engaged in a broad range of routine to very complex level duties requiring advanced journey-level expertise in the following areas: the construction mechanic trade; the construction and maintenance of pipelines and water services; and the service and repair of the water distribution system. Incumbents are expected to use sound and independent judgment in carrying out job assignments and may serve in the absence of the Water Utility Superintendent.  


           Education:      Graduation from high school or satisfactory equivalent,




           Experience:     Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in water utility project construction and maintenance, and/or service and repair,




Certificates:     Must have and maintain a California State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) Water Distribution Operator Grade 3 certificate. A copy of the required certificate must be submitted at the time of application.




Must possess a valid California Class “C” driver’s license; Note: For out-of-state applicants, a valid driver’s license is required, and a valid Class “C” California driver’s license is required within ten (10) days after appointment (Vehicle Code 12505c).  



An employee within this classification may be designated as a “key responder” and as such shall be required to respond to non-normal working hour emergency operational conditions.




Work involves exposure to potential physical harm, hazardous chemicals, and infectious disease including smoke, fumes, gas, treated water, high frequency noise, dirt, dust, grease, oil, chemicals, solvents and toxic agents. Incumbents need to be able to tolerate unpleasant odors, wet conditions, and uncomfortable climatic conditions. There is frequent need to stand, stoop, walk, crawl, climb, and perform other similar actions during the course of the workday.


Incumbents require sufficient mobility to work in a field setting in varying weather conditions, to operate hand tools and mechanical and motorized equipment, to transport materials and supplies weighing up to 75 pounds, and to travel to various locations. Must be able to see in the normal visual range with or without correction with vision sufficient to see color and read small print as well as distance. Must be able to hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.  Employee accommodations for physical or mental disabilities will be considered on a case-by-case basis.  

Salary: $8,611.43 to $10,990.61 monthly

Apply online at:

Recruitment opens 6/10/2024 and closes 7/7/2024

EEO/ADA (909)453-6091

Recruiter Information:

Janice Reins