Pure Water Treatment Superintendent

City of San Diego | San Diego, CA

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Posted Date 5/18/2021

$105,102.40 - $127,774.40 Annually 

Pure Water Treatment Superintendent positions serve as a third-level supervisor and technical and administrative manager for the treatment facility; plan, direct, and coordinate the operation and maintenance of the treatment facility; organize and analyze process control and laboratory data; responsible for regulatory compliance of the treatment facility; serve as the City’s representative on various water quality boards and liaison with regulatory agencies; respond to inquiries from the public, industry representatives, and the news media; ensure that treated water meets public health and environmental standards; and perform other duties as assigned.


You must meet the following requirements on the date you apply, unless otherwise indicated.
EXPERIENCE: Two years of full-time experience supervising the operations of a wastewater or water treatment plant.

  • City of San Diego employees using Out-of-Class Assignment (OCA) experience to qualify must submit written documentation signed by their appointing authority or payroll specialist, detailing the work performed, dates, and total number of qualifying OCA hours. OCA experience without the required documentation will NOT be considered.

CERTIFICATON:  You must possess ONE of the following:

  1. A valid Grade V Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator's Certificate issued from the California State Water Resources Control Board.
  2. A valid Grade V Water Treatment Operator's Certification issued from the California State Water Resources Control Board. 
  • Possession of a valid Advance Water Treatment Operator Certificate (AWT5) issued from the California-Nevada Section of the American Water Works Association (CA-NV AWWA)/California Water Environment Association (CWEA) will be required within three years from date of hire.

LICENSE:  A valid California Class C Driver License is required at the time of hire.


  • Proof of a valid Grade V Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator's Certificate issued from the California State Water Resources Control Board or a valid Grade V Water Treatment Plant Operator's Certificate of issued from the California State Water Resources Control Board.
  • For City of San Diego employees, proof of Out-of-Class Assignment (OCA), if utilized to meet the minimum requirements.

Required documents should be attached electronically to your application.  If you are unable to attach at the time of application submittal, you must submit them as soon as possible via fax: (619) 533-3337; or to the Employment Information Center:  City of San Diego Personnel Department, 1200 Third Avenue - Suite 300, San Diego, CA 92101.  Include your name and the title of the position for which you are applying.



Please ensure all information is complete and accurate as the responses you provide on the supplemental questions will be reviewed using an automated evaluation system.   If you are successful in this initial screening process, your application will be reviewed for applicable education, experience, and/or training to ensure all minimum requirements have been met. Successful candidates will be placed on a list which will be used to fill position vacancies during the next six months (180 days).  For each vacancy, only those candidates with the most appropriate qualifications will be contacted by the hiring department for an interview.


PRE-EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS:  Employment offers are conditional pending the results of all screening processes that are applicable to this job, which may include but are not limited to the following:  Confirmation of citizenship/legal right to work in the United States; completion of a pre-employment medical review/exam (which may include drug/alcohol testing); reference checks; and a fingerprint check.  The fingerprints will be submitted to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the California Department of Justice for a conviction record report.  Certain positions may require additional screening processes which may include a polygraph examination and/or background investigation.  All of these processes must be successfully completed before employment begins.  A positive test for alcohol, illegal drugs, including marijuana, or inadequately explained prescription drugs, misrepresentation, falsification, or omission of pertinent facts in any step of the screening/selection process may be cause for disqualification and/or termination of employment.  Nothing in this job posting constitutes an expressed or implied contract for employment with the City of San Diego.  Applicants must notify the Personnel Department of any changes in their name, address (home, email), or phone number or they may miss employment opportunities.


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