Water Loss Control Programs Supervisor

Municipal Water District of Orange County | Fountain Valley, CA

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Posted Date 9/30/2019

Position Summary:
Under general supervision, the Water Loss Control Programs Supervisor is responsible for overseeing implementation of Water Loss Control Services including Water Audit Validation, Meter Accuracy Testing, Distribution System Leak Detection, Distribution System Pressure Surveys, and Distribution System Flushing.  These services will be provided by the District to its retail water agencies throughout Orange County.

Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions):
The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this classification.
•    Supervise and participate in the work of the Water Loss Control staff. 
•    Supervise, evaluate, select, train, plan and direct the work of subordinate staff. 
•    Plan and coordinate the work of consultants and other service providers.
•    Schedule and coordinate shared services with up to 32 retail water agencies.
•    Conduct Water Balance Validations for up to 32 retail water agencies in accordance with SB 555 requirements.
•    Attend and present progress, findings, and available services at bi-monthly District water loss control work group meetings.
•    Ensure compliance with all District policies.
•    Conduct performance management review of employees.
•    Provide reports or updates on implementation and impact of services to management, accounting and retail agency staff.
•    Prepare Request for Proposals and make recommendations to Director of Water Use Efficiency and Management for contract services as needed to perform shared services.
•    Ensure that proper use and maintenance of District vehicles and equipment are adhered to while performing job and any District related duties.
•    Determine labor, materials, equipment and supplies required to perform assigned tasks. 

Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities):

Knowledge of:
Water loss control strategies and implementation plans, including:
•    water audit compilation and validation methodology
•    proactive leak detection
•    customer meter accuracy testing and management
•    distribution system flushing
•    progress tracking mechanisms
•    pressure management
•    water loss and conservation regulations in California

Ability to:
•    Effectively communicate both orally and in writing.
•    Operate in a Microsoft Office Suite software environment, with specific proficiency in Microsoft Excel.
•    Communicate effectively with all levels including management, office/field employees, member agencies, retail customers, outside contractors/vendors and members of the public.
•    Represent the District in a professional manner when dealing with member agencies, management, office/field employees, retail customers, outside contractors/vendors, agency officials and members of the public.
•    Advise and provide interpretation to others on how to apply policies, procedures and standards to specific situations.
•    Establish and maintain effective working relationships with all those encountered in the course of work.
•    Use good personal judgement and discretion in performing all job functions.
•    Exercise independent judgement when making decisions involving specific job functions, and most efficient utilization of staff and equipment in absence of Supervisor.
•    Calculate water formulas and interpret application tables and charts; knowledge of basic mathematical calculations.
•    Practice safe work methods in the course of work.
•    Operate a variety of mechanical equipment and hand tools.
•    Other projects and duties as assigned. 

Education and Experience:
Graduation from high school or G.E.D. equivalent.  An Associate’s degree in Water Utility Science is desirable.  Five (5) years of increasingly responsible experience in the operation, maintenance, and repair of operation of underground water utilities; demonstrated lead capacity work experience.  The qualification guidelines generally describe the knowledge and ability required to enter the job in order to successfully perform the assigned duties. Any combination of education, experience and training that would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities will be considered.  Public sector experience is preferred.

Other Requirements:
•    Possess and maintain, or ability to acquire a valid CA-NV American Water Works Association Water Audit Validator Certification within 6 months of hire.
•    Possess and maintain a California State Water Resources Control Board Grade D3 Water Distribution Certificate, or the ability to obtain within 6 months of hire.
•    Possess and maintain a valid Class C California driver’s license.
All District employees are Disaster Service Workers by CA state law and are expected to participate in emergency response initiatives.  This could include contributing to the emergency planning process, participating in disaster exercises and training, as well as potentially responding to support actual emergency events.

Working Conditions and Physical Activities:
Environment:  The employee works in an office and field environment where the noise level is typically moderate.  Outdoor weather conditions may present extreme heat or cold; wet and/or humid conditions; precarious places; on uneven or slippery surfaces; near moving mechanical parts; moving equipment; and heavy traffic.  The employee is occasionally exposed to loud or prolonged noise and equipment with heavy vibrations.

Physical Demands:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk and stand; talk and hear; use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls; balance on ladders or stairs; stoop, kneel, bend at the waist, crouch or crawl; and smell.  The employee will be required to lift up to 50 pounds and may be required to lift up to 100 pounds with assistance.  The employee must walk frequently.

Visual ability (which may be corrected) to read handheld meter reading device screens, small print, including good peripheral vision and depth perception.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and peripheral.

Hearing:  Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.
The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all inclusive. They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform the job.

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