Collections System Superintendent

City of San Bernardino Municipal Water Department | San Bernardino, CA

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Posted Date 9/10/2021


Under general policy direction, to perform, plan, organize, and direct the activities of the sewer Collections System section of the Department; coordinate programs with regulatory agencies to ensure compliance; direct and/or perform the review and analysis of new and changing regulations and assist in or perform the development and implementation of operational procedures to ensure cost-effective compliance with all environmental regulations associated with the operations and construction of the sewer collections system; and performs related duties as assigned. 


The class of Collections System Superintendent reports to the Director of Water Reclamation. This single incumbent class is responsible for developing and managing the programs and staff engaged in sewer collections activities and for ensuring compliance with environmental regulatory requirements. The incumbent exercises significant authority and independence in implementing a broad range of activities with other Department executives and managers and is responsible for supervision of subordinate administrative staff and the Collections System Supervisor. The Superintendent may serve in the absence of the Director of Water Reclamation.



Graduation from high school, or equivalent;


Six (6) years of journey-level experience in wastewater collections field work with increasingly responsible experience in wastewater collection system maintenance and operations or construction project management of wastewater or collections systems; and at least two (2) of which were in a supervisory capacity or greater;

Possession of a degree in engineering, physical sciences, business administration, or a related field may qualify for two (2) years of the required experience for a Bachelor’s degree or one (1) year for an Associate’s degree.

Certificates:      California Water Environment Association (CWEA) Collection System Maintenance Certificate Grade IV is required at the time of application.



Possession of a valid California Class “C” driver’s license is required at the time of application. For out of state applicants, a valid Driver’s License is required and a valid California Class “C” driver’s license must be obtained within ten (10) days of appointment (CA Vehicle Code 12505c).

An employee in this classification shall be required to serve as a designated “key responder” and as such be required to respond to emergency operational conditions during non-working hours including nights, weekends, and holidays.


Work is primarily performed in a field environment that is frequently loud and prolonged, in a variety of environmental and extreme weather conditions (both indoors and out), and in or near street traffic with significant exposure to hazardous drivers.  Incumbents regularly work near moving mechanical parts, are exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, heavy vibration, and in precarious places.  Incumbents frequently work on slippery or uneven surfaces and work occasionally involves exposure to potential physical harm, infectious disease and hazardous chemicals including smoke, fumes or airborne particles, gas, untreated wastewater, dirt, dust, grease, oil, caustic chemicals, solvents, and toxic agents, and fumes in various states (gaseous, liquid, or solid). Incumbents need to be able to tolerate unpleasant odors (and take appropriate safety precautions), wet conditions, and uncomfortable climate conditions. Incumbents are regularly required to sit, walk, and stand on a variety of surfaces, use hands to finger, handle, feel, or operate objects, tools, and controls, use hands and arms at any height (including above the shoulder), perform repetitive movements of hand and/or wrists climb or balance on ladders or stairs, and traverse or stand on uneven surfaces.  There is frequent need to stand, stoop, bend at the waist, walk, crawl, crouch, climb and perform other similar actions during the course of the workday. Employee accommodations for physical or mental disabilities will be considered on a case-by-case basis. 

Incumbents require sufficient mobility to work in a field setting in varying weather conditions, to operate various equipment, regularly lift and/or move in any direction materials and supplies weighing up to 50 pounds and occasionally up to 100 pounds and to travel to various locations.  Must be able to work in enclosed spaces while wearing protective clothing.  Must be clean shaven or have trimmed facial and head hair to properly use personal respirators and self-contained breathing apparatus equipment. Must be able to see in the normal visual range with or without correction with both eyes and depth perception with vision sufficient to see colors, adjust focus, read small print, computer screens and other printed documents.  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: $9,999.42 to $12,762.08 monthly
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Recruitment opens 9/13/2021 and closes 10/10/2021
(909)453-6091  EEO/ADA

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