Water Operator I

City of Dixon | Dixon, CA

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Posted Date 6/03/2019

The City of Dixon is recruiting to fill one (1) position of Water Operator I.

This position performs a variety of maintenance, operations, and repair work on the City's water distribution system, including pumps, mains, chlorinators, meters, and other equipment. Receives general supervision from the Water Operations Supervisor. No supervision exercised.

Ideal Candidate

Knowledge and Abilities:

Knowledge of principles, methods, and practices necessary for the operation and maintenance of water distribution; record keeping and reporting procedures; practices, tools, equipment, and materials used in a water distribution system and repair of related systems; laws, rules, regulations, and other requirements applicable to operation and maintenance of water distribution; principles and methods of preventive maintenance programs; safe work practices and procedures; methods of construction and maintenance of water services.

Ability to perform assignments in the operation, maintenance, and repair of the City’s water distribution system; inspect water distribution systems to maintain proper and safe operating conditions; collect samples and conduct field tests; skillfully use a variety of hand and power tools in the maintenance, testing, and repair of water distribution systems and equipment; operate testing equipment; operate a variety of heavy equipment including backhoe, jackhammer, compaction equipment, sawcutter, etc. used in the repair of water mains and service lines; maintain accurate records and reports; perform routine mathematical computations; operate a personal computer; exercise independent judgment and initiative within established guidelines without close supervision; deal tactfully and courteously with the public; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships; communicate effectively orally and in writing; work independently, and as part of a team.

Experience and/or Education:

Any combination of experience and/or education that has provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform at the Water Operator I level. A typical way of meeting these requirements is to possess the equivalent of:

Water Operator I: One (1) year of experience equivalent to a Maintenance Worker in the City of Dixon OR One (1) year of experience in the operation and maintenance of a water distribution system.


Possession of a high school diploma or equivalent.

License/Certification Requirement:

Water Operator I:

Possession of a valid Class C California Driver's License and a satisfactory driving record as a condition of initial and continued employment.

Possession of or ability to obtain a Water Distribution System Operator Grade I certificate issued by the State Water Resources Control Board, Drinking Water Operator Certification Program within six (6) months of employment as a condition of continued employment in this classification.

Please visit https://www.calopps.org/city-of-dixon for more information and to apply. Final filing date is June 25th, 2019 at 5:00pm.

Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Mid Level

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