Water Distribution Supervisor

Moulton Niguel Water District | Aliso Viejo, CA

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Posted Date 12/17/2020

Under the direction of the Superintendent of Operations, is responsible for monitoring the domestic and recycled water distribution systems through direct field control devices and/or through the use of the computer-based telemetry control system. This classification is responsible for the supervision of staff and administrative direction of the crew.  Duties and responsibilities are carried out with considerable independence within the framework of established policies and procedures. The work of this class is complex and involves significant accountability and independent decision-making responsibilities.

The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position.

  1. Ability to perform the duties and responsibilities of the Senior Water Systems Operator.
  2. Responsible for performing the duties of the Chief Water Operator and the operation and maintenance of the department and facilities.
  3. Supervise the daily functions of Water Systems Operators I, II, III, and Senior Water Operator; provide work assignments and day-to-day leadership for assigned staff.
  4. Responsible for the District’s potable and recycled water systems, taking corrective measures to ensure a continued efficient operation; submit recommendations on system enhancements for reliability and efficiency.
  5. Responsible for supervision of all aspects of the water quality program for the District, adhering to rules, regulations, and District procedures.
  6. Compiles statistical information and forwards it to appropriate staff for analysis and incorporation into reports and spreadsheets.
  7. Responsible for scheduling after hours coordination for Water Distribution duties and standby.
  8. Work varying shifts, nights, weekends, holidays, overtime, standby duty and respond to call backs.
  9. Respond to emergencies during and after work hours consistent with the Incident Command System (ICS), Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS), and National Incident Management Systems (NIMS).
  10. Responsible for exercising independent judgment when making decisions on methods and procedures to accomplish specific complex tasks in the maintenance and repairs of assets and equipment.
  11. Supervise maintenance of equipment to assure its proper operation; coordinate, assign, plan, and schedule labor and equipment to accomplish major repairs and maintenance work to District facilities.
  12. Must work with all departments and managers across the District and be successful at coordinating projects with other departments.
  13. Manage and monitor the O&M and CIP budgets for the department in compliance with the District’s purchasing policy; initiate purchase requisitions; recommend capital equipment purchases.
  14. Oversee time management and work activities of assigned staff; ensure time sheets are completed accurately and submitted in a timely manner.
  15. Participate in the selection, counseling, and training of employees; regularly review and evaluate the performance of staff; write annual performance appraisals for assigned personnel while providing clear goals, expectations and professional growth goals for the coming year; may recommend merit increases, reclassifications, or disciplinary actions for assigned staff.
  16. Works with management, vendors, employees and customers to resolve problems and make critical decisions based on District policies and procedures.
  17. Exhibit clear, concise and professional verbal and written communication skills.
  18. Advise Superintendent of problems, liability situations, etc., ensuring proper notification of affected parties.
  19. Implement and maintain compliance with pertinent safety rules and regulations.
  20. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) may be qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the KSAs is:

  1. High school diploma or equivalent certificate.
  2. Must possess a valid California driver’s license and maintain a safe driving record.
  3. One year of experience in supervisory capacity is desired; must possess leadership abilities and be able to supervise subordinate staff directly and indirectly.
  4. Possession of California State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) Grade D5 Water Distribution Certificate, and a SWRCB Grade T2 Water Treatment Certificate.
  5. Cla-Valve and a Singer Valve Training Certificate.
  6. Possession of the Certified Occupational Safety Specialist (COSS) Certification or the ability to obtain within 18 months of job placement.

Position requires the ability to work in a field maintenance environment with the ability to carry, push, pull, reach, and lift equipment and parts weighing up to 80 pounds. Must be able to stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, and climb during field maintenance and repair work.  Must be able to stand and walk for extended time periods. Must have hearing, vision and eye-hand coordination sufficient to operate equipment and maintain good awareness during maintenance and repair jobs.  Must be able to work in an environment that could produce exposure to dust, dirt, chemicals such as, but not limited to, chlorine, chloramine, calcium hypochlorite, sodium thiosulfate, ammonia, and significant temperature changes.


26880 Aliso Viejo Parkway Aliso Viejo, CA 92656

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