Parks Utilities and Water System Specialist

County of Monterey | Salinas, CA

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Posted Date 1/14/2019



The County of Monterey Park Department seeks to fill a vacancy for a Parks Utility/ Water Specialist. The Parks Utility/Water System Specialist performs a variety of skilled and semi-skilled work for duties associated with the operation of sewage and drinking water treatment plant and the installation, maintenance, and repair of electrical and plumbing systems for a park facility.

 The ideal candidate will have a proven track record demonstrating his/her knowledge of:

  • Operating, repairing and maintaining sewage and drinking water treatment plants/systems, water distribution, lift station, and sewage collection systems; perform preventative maintenance on all water, sewer, plumbing and electrical systems; review and test repaired equipment by operation; reviews and keeps records of work.
  • Repairing campsite restrooms, facilities and building water, sewer, plumbing, and electrical services; assist in the update and design of controls for electrical, water and sewage systems to meet future expansion needs of the parks facilities.
  • Installing, maintaining and repairing non-routine major plumbing fixtures; repair or replace leaky faucets, pipes, pumps, toilets, sinks, drains and supply lines in campsite restrooms, facilities buildings, and sewer lift station.

 The successful applicant will also have the ability to:

  •  Read, understand and work from blueprints, schematic diagrams of circuitry, sketches and drawings.
  • Perform a wide variety of skilled and semi-skilled plumbing, electrical and heating repair and maintenance work; perform heavy manual labor.
  • Give and follow complex verbal and written instructions, complete basic time and equipment records, compile data for local and state government reports, and write clear and concise reports and correspondence, maintain and keep accurate.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted through the course of work, including other park staff, volunteers, contractors and the general public.


Examples of Duties


  • Operate, repair, and maintain sewage and drinking-water treatment plants/systems, water distribution, lift stations, and sewage-collection systems; perform preventative maintenance on all water, sewer, plumbing, and electrical systems; review and test repaired equipment by operation; review and keeps records of work.
  • Perform a variety of basic laboratory tests to monitor seasonal water ecology of lake and lake water pollution, chemical traces, drinking water quality, and wastewater treatment success; assist in preparation of reports for various regulatory agencies on water quality and sewage treatment; and keep appropriate records.
  • Make routine maintenance checks on sewage and water-treatment plants/systems, sewage lift stations, building plumbing and electrical systems, and equipment to identify, diagnose, and problems, needed repair, and determine means of repair; may estimate requirements to perform repairs, and test repaired equipment by operation as required; keep records of work done.
  • Install, maintain, and repair non-routine major plumbing fixtures; repair/replace leaky faucets, pipes, pumps, toilets, sinks, drains, and supply lines in campsite restrooms, facility buildings, and sewer lift stations.
  • Apply safety practices and procedures commonly used in maintenance work.
  • Repair campsite restrooms, facilities, and building water, sewer, plumbing, and electrical services; assist in the update and design of controls for electrical, water, and sewage systems to meet future expansion needs of park facilities.
  • Provide input into proposals for maximizing use of energy systems (electrical, propane gas, water heating, production, and delivery, sewage collection and treatment, and pneumatics); monitor electrical and propane gas consumption throughout parks and keep appropriate records.
  • Perform electrical work such as replacing switches, sockets, wall plugs, floor receptacles, light bulbs, and fluorescent fixtures, fuses, and breakers, some wiring and replacement of electric motors; test, repair, or replace electrical systems, maintain inspection and repair reports.
  • Operate and maintain hot-water heating and other heating equipment.
  • Read maps and interpret diagrams, blueprints, and schematics.
  • Prepare requisitions for supplies, parts, and/or equipment.


Examples of Experience/Education/Training


Any combination of training, education, and/or experience which provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities and required conditions of employment listed above are qualifying. An example of a way these requirements might be acquired is:

Equivalent to the completion of twelfth grade supplemented by one (1) year of experience in the operation and preventative maintenance of potable water treatment, wastewater treatment, water distribution, collection and/or disposal systems.


Additional Information


Required Conditions of Employment
 As a condition of employment, the incumbent will be required to:
  1.  Possess a valid California Class C Driver's License at time of hire and maintain a satisfactory driving record throughout the course of employment.
  2. Be available 24/7, to work all shifts, all days, including on-call. This position frequently is required to work extra hours performing overtime work.
  3. Work with or near potentially hazardous substances and/or under adverse conditions such as dust, rain, mud, extremes in temperature, in areas not well ventilated, on uneven or slippery ground or floor surfaces, or in extremely noisy environments or confined work spaces.
  4. Pass a pre-employment physical/medical assessment.
Pursuant to Title 22, subsection 63765 and 63770 of the California Code of Regulation, the following certificates are required:
T1, T2, T3 = Potable water treatment certification – levels 1, 2, 3
D1, D2 = Distribution water treatment certification – levels 1,2

1. T2 Drinking Water Treatment Plant Operator's Certificate must be obtained within one year of appointment

2. D2 Water Distribution System Operator Certificate must be obtained within 2 years of appointment

3. Grade 1 or 2 Wastewater Treatment License is desirable at time of appointment

Visit the Monterey County website to view the complete Job Description:

Monterey County offers an excellent benefits package. To view the "J" Unit Benefit Summary please visit our website. This information is not legally binding, nor does it serve as a contract. The benefits listed in the Monterey County Personnel Policies and Practices Resolution or Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) prevail over this listing.

As a condition of employment, prospective employees will be required to submit to a background review which may include a review of information concerning present and/or prior employment, driving record, and record of criminal conviction. Employees must have and show their Social Security Card on the first day of work. Employment is contingent upon acceptable documentation verifying identity and authorization for employment in the U.S.; a list of acceptable documents is available on the USCIS Form I-9. If you are hired into this classification in a temporary position, your rate of pay will be hourly and you will not be eligible for the benefits listed in the summary. If you believe you possess a disability that would require test accommodation, please call the Human Resources Analyst at (831) 755-5373.
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Applications may be obtained from and submitted to:
Monterey County Resource Management Agency, Human Resources Department
Attn: Channelle Hubbard
1441 Schilling Place, First Floor – Human Resources, Salinas, CA 93901
Phone: (831) 755-5373 Fax: (831) 784-5603
The selection process is tentative and applicants will be notified if changes are made. The competitive selection process includes submittal of required application materials. A complete application packet will include:
  • A completed County of Monterey Employment Application
  • Responses to all of the Supplemental Questions
Final Filing Deadline: Monday, February 11, 2019
Applicants who fail to provide all required materials by the application filing deadline will not be considered. Resumes, cover letters, letters of interest, and other correspondence will not be accepted as a substitute for required application materials. All required application materials will be competitively evaluated. Those applicants that are determined to be the most appropriately qualified will be invited to participate further in the selection process. To assess applicants' possession of required qualifications, the process may include an oral examination, pre-exam exercises, performance exam, and/or written examination.


Monterey County is a drug-free work place and an equal opportunity employer. The County seeks candidates who can make contributions in an environment of cultural and ethnic diversity. Monterey County provides reasonable accommodations for the disabled. If candidates require special arrangements to participate in the selection process, they should state their needs in writing when submitting the application package.


Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Mid Level

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