Water System Supervisor

Rubio Canon Land and Water | Altadena, CA

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Posted Date 1/05/2022

Salary: $88,000 - $120,000 annual

Reports directly to the Operations Manager, under general direction, to supervise and coordinate water distribution and treatment system maintenance and operations, including water quality sampling; coordinate assigned activities with other divisions, and perform a variety of tasks relative to water quality, compliance reporting and general public service. Directly in charge of system mainline repairs, reading meters, meter change-outs, vehicle maintenance, daily rounds, routine sample collection, SCADA monitoring, power usage/analysis control, valve exercising and other assignments as required.

The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by an individual assigned to this job. Other duties may be assigned as needed.

  1. Perform a variety of skilled equipment installations, maintenance and repair work to buildings, pump stations, water storage tanks, and power equipment including pumps, motors, chemical feeders, mixers, compressors and other equipment and related instrumentation.
  2. Sample and test water for such parameters as pH, turbidity, temp and chlorine residual using chemical testing instruments and equipment.
  3. Perform minor plumbing, pipe-fitting, painting, electrical, carpentry, masonry, pavement maintenance and related duties.
  4. Perform a multitude of tasks in which moderate physical effort is required and occasionally requires contact with chemicals and undesirable physical conditions.
  5. Provide on-call duty for operating and monitoring the distribution system, as the Operator-in-Charge, over a 24 hour per day basis for a duration of at least one week.   A required prerequisite to on-call duty and successfully pass the on-call test. 
  6. Perform field work that involves steep terrain, walking and performing work duties over uneven ground surfaces, and climbing & descending ladders into vaults, tanks and canyons. Also perform work within confined spaces.
  7. Surface water environmental requirements.
  8. State Water Resources Control Board vulnerability assessment requirements (based on system)
  9. Water supply sources and connections.
  10. System map reading and mainline location assessments, including knowledge of Dig Alert markings.
  11. Reading and understanding blueprints and work orders.
  12. County of Los Angeles permit and inspection requirements.
  13. Distribution service repairs.
  14. Plant and distribution system elevations and capacities.
  15. SCADA monitoring and analysis.
  16. Basics of Cross Connection Control/Backflow Device(s).
  17. Safety practices and procedures.
  18. Reports and record keeping.

Assist in the formulation and implementation of procedural objectives and programs.  Operators in this class frequently participate in training activities both as a student and a teacher.  Operators may be required to learn and contribute to other departments within the association. Also, responsible for prioritizing activities between the different facilities and systems in order to maintain proper facility operation.  Employees are exposed to job hazards including:  chlorine gas, sludge, and adverse weather conditions. 

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE: Any combination of education and experience that provide the skills, knowledge and abilities to perform the distribution and treatment plant duties. Minimum requirements would be: High school graduation or tested equivalent and minimum (3) years of experience working as a Certified Treatment Plant Operator (minimum 2 years as T3) and minimum four (4) years of distribution experience (minimum 2 years as D3).  Applicant must have at least (5) years in a supervisory role.

LICENSES:  Possession at time of hire and continued maintenance of a valid California driver's license and a safe driving record.  Water System Supervisor must possess at time of appointment and continue to maintain, a Treatment III, Water Treatment Operator Certificate as well as a Distribution III, Water Distribution Operator Certificate from the State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water.

-     Operational characteristics, services and activities of a public water system.
-     Methods and techniques of water distribution computer operating systems.
-     Methods and techniques of water quality sampling and analysis.
-     Tools and equipment used in the maintenance, construction and repair of water.
-     Pertinent Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations.

  • Computing chemical dosages and adjusting chemical feed equipment for proper operation and application of chemicals in order to assure high quality effluent water.
  • Water supply sources and connections.
  • Water quality sampling.
  • Surface water environmental requirements.
  • SWRCB vulnerability assessment requirements (based on system)
  • Water supply sources and connections.
  • System map reading and mainline location assessments.
  • Reading and understanding blueprints and work orders.
  • County of Los Angeles permit and inspection requirements.
  • Distribution service repairs.
  • Plant and distribution system elevations and capacities.
  • SCADA monitoring and analysis.
  • Basics of Cross Connection Control/Backflow Device(s).
  • Safety practices and procedures.
  • Reports and record keeping.

- Supervise, direct and coordinate the work of different levels of staff.
- Select, supervise, train and evaluate staff.
- Oversee assigned water distribution system operations.
- Coordinate and schedule preventive maintenance programs
- Read and interpret construction blue prints and schematics.
- Prepare clear and concise reports.
- Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with personnel.
- Attend Board Meetings and present projects or updates as needed.

PHYSICAL ABILITY TO: Perform manual labor involving the frequent bending, pulling, pushing, lifting, digging and carrying of weights up to 50 lbs. and 100 lbs. with the use of lift gates or dollies; perform the duties assigned while wearing respiratory protection equipment.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Willingness to be available and ready to serve at any given moment in the event of an emergency, work rotating shifts including nights, weekends, holidays and overtime as assigned.

These statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principle functions of this job, the level of knowledge, the skills typically required and the scope of responsibility.  These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive.  Other duties may be required and assigned.

Close: Fri Jan 28, 2022

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