Water Systems Operator III - Cross Connection

West Valley Water District | Rialto, CA

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Posted Date 10/04/2021

Under general supervision, implements and maintains cross connection control program; facilitates hydrant meter rental program; and performs other related duties as assigned.

Salary: $60,861 - $85,613


The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the class.

  • Maintains records and Tokay for cross connection control program; sends out test forms for annual backflow assembly testing and inputs testing results; coordinates with testers to turn off fire services for testing purposes.
  • Tests new backflow assembly installations. 
  • Performs cross connection control surveys.
  • Rents hydrant meters to contractors and developers for new development projects.
  • Maintains and repairs hydrant meters and district backflow assemblies.
  • Installs and relocates hydrant meters.
  • Tests backflow assemblies for hydrant meter program. 
  • Obtains monthly hydrant meter readings and input reads into handheld devices for monthly consumption billings.
  • Manages documents for hydrant meter program; opens and closes accounts.
  • Calibrates and tests hydrant meters for accuracy.
  • Monitors district for commercial accounts unauthorized consumption.
  • Serves on call as necessary.  
  • Performs maintenance and repairs for a variety of District equipment and facilities.

Qualifications: Knowledge of:

  •  Principles and practices of backflow prevention programs;
  • Cross connection devices, applications, inspection, and regulations; district policies, procedures, and specification;
  • Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, regulations, and ordinances affecting District operations;
  • California Code of Regulations Title 22 and 17 as it relates to Cross Connection Control and prevention;
  • Cross-Connection Control Policy Handbook (CCCPH);
  • Safe drinking water act;
  • Safe pesticide handling;
  • Customer service and customer relations practices and principles;
  • Record keeping and report writing practices;
  • Principles of letter writing and basic report preparation;
  • Modern office procedures, methods, and equipment, including computers;
  • District service area.

 Ability to:

  •  Coordinate an effective Cross Connection Control Program;
  • interpret, apply, and explain District policies and procedures related to Cross Connection, backflow, hydrant, commercial meters, and billing activities;
  • Keep accurate records and prepare required reports;
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others;
  • Deal tactfully and courteously with the public;
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing;
  • Understand and carry out oral and written instructions;
  • Operate standard office equipment, personal computers, internet, and Microsoft Office software products.
  • Ability to repair, test and calibrate hydrant meters and backflow devices.

High School graduation or G.E.D. equivalent, supplemented by college level coursework in water technology.


Five years of progressively responsible experience in both meter service and distribution system operations with a public agency water system.
Licenses, Certificates; Special Requirements: 
Possession of a valid Class C California driver’s license, acceptable driving record, and proof of auto insurance in compliance with the District Vehicle Insurance Policy standards. May obtain Class A driver’s license within 12 months of hire.  
Possession of a valid Grade II Water Treatment Operator’s Certificate, issued by the State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water.  
Possession of a valid Grade II Water Distribution Operator’s Certificate, issued by the State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water.  
Possession of a valid Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester Certificate, issued by the American Water Works Association.
Possession of a Cross Connection Control Program Specialist Certificate issued by the American Water Works Association.
Must be able to obtain a Backflow Prevention Device Tester’s Certificate issued by the County of San Bernardino Department of Environmental Health Services within six (6) months of employment.

Please submit application at wvwd.org

Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Entry Level

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