The Field Maintenance Worker I/II—PM is the entry level class in the Preventive Maintenance series in the Operations Department. Initially, under close supervision, incumbents perform the more routine duties involved in the installation, maintenance, repair, inspection, exercising and servicing of the water distribution system, while learning District policies and procedures and becoming familiar with the variety of departmental systems and practices.
Immediate Impact: The successful candidate will be given the following objectives upon hire:
· Within the first 12 months, demonstrate the understanding of the basic components and operations of the different Cla-Val control valves used by the District. Incumbent will be given a hands on test to evaluate knowledge and skill level.
· Within the first 12 months, spend a minimum of 80 hours with a trained District locator learning the basics of line locating. This will include a field test where knowledge of USA as it pertains to Mapplet, actual line locating and associated data entry will be demonstrated.
· Within the first 12 months, demonstrate the ability to navigate and input accurate data into both Mapplet and Maximo. This will include valve exercising, fire flow data and red-lines.
The Ideal Candidate:
· Is an effective communicator, with the ability to interact professionally with a wide range of audiences.
· Will act with integrity and in accordance with the accepted ethical standards of the District and applicable laws and regulations.
· Must have a desire to learn new skills and immediately become a productive member of a high performing team.
· Has an education equivalent to the completion of twelfth grade.
· Possesses a minimum of two years of increasingly responsible full time experience in the installation, maintenance and repair of water distribution valves common to a municipal waterworks system is desirable.
· Possesses a valid Water Distribution Operator Grade D1 certification issued by the California State Water Resources Control Board.
· Possesses an appropriate, valid California driver’s license.
Compensation: The salary range for the Field Maintenance Worker I/II is $4,368 —$6,319 per month with an excellent benefits package. Placement within the salary range will be based on the candidate’s qualifications and experience. WESA offers a comprehensive benefit plan, some of which includes:
· Medical, dental, vision, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, a life insurance policy equal to two times the annual salary for the employee and a $1,000.00 policy for eligible dependents. Benefits become effective on the first of the month following a 30-day waiting period and the Authority contributes 90% of the cost of such insurance.
· CalPERS Retirement is provided using the 2.7 at age 55 formula for “Classic” Members. Retirement is provided using the 2% at age 62 formula for “New” Members.
· Three deferred compensation plans to which an employee may voluntarily contribute up to $19,500 per year. The Authority does not contribute to these plans.
· Twelve (12) paid holidays per year. Upon employment with WESA for one year, employees also receive one (1) floating holiday annually.
· Employees accrue vacation at the rate of 3.08 hours per two-week pay period for the first 4 years of employment; 4.62 hours for years 5-8; 6.16 hours for years 9-13; 6.47 hours for years 14-18; and 6.78 for 19+ years of service.
· Sick leave is accrued at the rate of 3.70 hours per bi-weekly pay period for a total of 96.20 hours per year with unlimited accumulation.
· Additional benefits available include: 9/80 work schedule, Direct Deposit, Flexible Spending Accounts, Employee Assistance Program, Educational Assistance, Certification Reimbursement Program, Certification Bonus Program and two credit unions.
Our Mission: To manage our natural resources to provide reliable, cost efficient and high quality water and wastewater services for the communities we serve, while promoting conservation, environmental responsibility, educations, community interaction, ethical behavior and recognizing employees as highly valuable assets.
The Water Employee Services Authority: WESA was established as a joint powers authority between the Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District and Meeks & Daley Water Company. As a joint powers authority, WESA provides professional water and wastewater services to both agencies. WESA is committed to:
· Professionalism—Demonstrating competency while maintaining a professional demeanor and upholding a reputation for expertise, efficiency, and high quality through delivery of information, services, and products.
· Enthusiasm—Possessing a strong drive for learning, innovation, forward thinking, and the overall desire to do your job well.
· Transparency—Demonstrating high moral standards in principles, intentions and actions; conduct that encourages loyalty, integrity, and trust.
· Inclusiveness—Promoting respect and teamwork through communication and appreciation for all.
· Stewardship—Taking ownership and responsibility for assigned responsibilities, while demonstrating a proactive, positive willingness to serve.
The Application Process: If you are interested in this opportunity, submit a completed WESA employment application online at www.wesawater.com. Resumes and certifications may be included, but will not be accepted in lieu of a completed employment application. In order to be considered, applications must be received no later than 5:30 pm on Friday, February 28, 2020.