The Water Production Operator I/II/III performs a variety of tasks associated with the operation and maintenance of domestic production facilities, agricultural pumping and storage facilities, and reclaimed water storage and pumping facilities in the Water Production Division of the Water Operations Department. The successful candidate may be appointed at any level, and appointment is dependent upon qualifications and experience. WESA is seeking a certified operator who is enthusiastic, eager to learn, efficient, detail-oriented, and organized, who possesses the ability to work under steady pressure and to effectively communicate in a professional manner.
The Ideal Candidate:
· Will act with integrity and in accordance with the accepted ethical standards of the District and applicable laws and regulations.
· Will learn the basic operation of the water distribution system including potable, recycled, and agricultural systems, as well as learn and understand the operation of the District's two treatment plants.
· Within the first 6 months, the selected candidate must be proficient in the daily operations related to the site checks and production runs. This will include being able to complete each run independently with only minor coaching from senior staff and include completing all the associated paperwork accurately.
· Must be able to respond within a thirty (30) minute time period to the District while on standby duty, must be able to work weekend shifts on a regular basis, and may also be required to respond to emergency callout situations on nights and weekends.
· Possesses an education level equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by specialized training in water treatment and distribution or a related field.
· Must possess a valid, appropriate California Driver's License.
Water Production Operator I:
· Must have a minimum of one (1) year experience in the operation of a water treatment plant and/or distribution system to be classified as a Water Production Operator I;
· Must possess a valid Water Distribution Operator Grade D1 Certificate and a valid Water Treatment Operator Grade T1 Certificate, issued by the California State Water Resources Control Board.
Water Production Operator II:
· Must have a minimum of two (2) years of experience in the operation of a water treatment plant and/or distribution system to be classified as a Water Production Operator II;
· Must possess a valid Water Distribution Operator Grade D2 Certificate and a valid Water Treatment Operator Grade T2 Certificate, issued by the California State Water Resources Control Board.
Water Production Operator III:
· Must have a minimum of three (3) years of experience in the operation of a water treatment plant and/or distribution system to be classified as a Water Production Operator III;
· Must possess a valid Water Distribution Operator Grade D3 Certificate and a valid Water Treatment Operator Grade T3 Certificate, issued by the California State Water Resources Control Board.
Typically, a Water Production Operator may be considered for advancement to the next higher classification level after demonstrating proficiency to perform all the major duties assigned to the class, in addition to meeting other predetermined criteria, as set forth in the job description.
Compensation: The salary range for the Water Production Operator I/II/III is $4,240-$7,477 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 $19,000 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, Retirement Health Savings Plan, 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:
Leadership - A function which motivates a group of individuals while achieving a common goal
Forward Thinking - An innovative and progressive way of thinking while taking the future into
Transparency - Remaining clear and concise to customers while successfully conducting a productive business.
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 4:30 pm on Friday, February 1, 2019.