Water Systems Operator I/II - Environmental Services Department

City of San Jose - ESD | San Jose, CA

Applying to this job will open a new window on the employer's web site to apply there.

Posted Date 5/29/2020
Description

Job ID#: 2000417
Salary Range: $71,011.20 – $101,836.80 Annually
Closing Date: June 18th, 2020

 

About the Department

The Environmental Services Department (ESD) is a place where people do great work and make a difference. To see some of the first-rate work ESDers have accomplished in the past fiscal year, review the ESD 2018 Annual Report: http://www.sanjoseca.gov/esdannualreport. For more information about the department, please visit our website www.sjenvironment.org or @sjenvironment on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Join us to make a difference!

 

Positions & Duties

Salary Information:

Water Systems Operator I annual salary range is $71,011.20 – $86,548.80

Water Systems Operator II annual salary range is $79,560 – $96,969.60

Water Systems Operator III annual salary range is $83,574.40 – $101,836.80

 

The Environmental Services Department is recruiting for Water Systems Operators in the Water Resources Division.

ESD’s Water Resources Division brings together engineers, operations and maintenance, technical, and program staff to supply clean water to over 100,000 customers and recycled water to more than 850 customers; in addition, we lead conservation efforts to preserve our region’s precious drinking water supply. You can contribute to the local community by joining us in meaningful and important work focusing on water supply, resource sustainability, customer outreach, and infrastructure reliability. We are a small, but fun, division of ESD located in South San José.

The position performs mechanical and technical work of moderate difficulty in performing field and shop work in servicing and maintaining City of San Jose water services, equipment and devices for the potable and recycled water systems.

 

The position requires both scheduled and unscheduled standby and overtime work.

Depending on the work group, assignments will be made to any shift needed for an around-the-clock operation. Incumbents must also be available for work on Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays.

The incumbent in this position will be required to comply with Municipal Water Systems Standby Policy, which includes responding to system emergencies within 45 minutes upon being notified.

Duties require a heavy level of physical exertion, including exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects (e.g. large hand tools, pipes, or other water equipment). Incumbents work with large industrial equipment and machinery, in confined spaces, outdoors, and around hazardous materials. Incumbents may be required to utilize self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) equipment, which requires the ability to pass an annual fit and spirometry test.

The ability to perform the essential physical functions of the job will be determined by a post-offer medical examination.

 

This recruitment may be used to fill multiple positions in this, or other divisions or departments. If you are interested in employment in this classification, you should apply to ensure you are considered for additional opportunities that may utilize the applicants from this recruitment.

 

Competencies

The ideal candidate will possess the following competencies, as demonstrated in past and current employment history. Desirable competencies for this position include:

 

Job Expertise – demonstrates knowledge of and experience with applicable professional/technical principles and practices, including water regulations, safety management, water sampling and treatment best practices, meter reading technologies, water systems maintenance and repair practices and equipment, chlorination and disinfection specifications, chemical analysis, and water system hydraulics, Citywide and departmental procedures/policies and federal and state rules and regulations.

 

Communication Skills – Effectively conveys information and expresses thoughts and facts clearly, orally and in writing; demonstrates effective use of listening skills; displays openness to other people’s ideas and thoughts.

 

Computer Skills – Experienced with common business computer applications including but not limited to: MS Outlook, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Access, and MS Excel.

 

Customer Service – Demonstrates the ability to anticipate customers’ needs and deliver services effectively and efficiently in a timely, accurate, respectful and friendly manner.

 

Planning – Acts to align own unit’s goals with the strategic direction of the organization; Defines tasks and milestones to achieve objectives, while ensuring the optimal use of resources to meet those objectives.

 

Problem Solving – Approaches a situation or problem by defining the problem or issue; determines the significance of problem(s); collects information; uses logic and intuition to arrive at decisions or solutions to problems that achieve the desired outcome.

 

Teamwork & Interpersonal Skills – Develops effective relationships with co-workers and supervisors by helping others accomplish tasks and using collaboration and conflict resolution skills.

 

Minimum Qualifications

Water Systems Operator I

Experience:

One (1) year general experience in maintenance, repair and installation in the water utility industry or similar industrial work environment.

Licensing/Certifications:

· Possession of a valid driver’s license authorizing operation of a motor vehicle in California.

· Possess and maintain valid California State Water Resources Control Board Operator (SWRCB) Distribution Operator Grade 1 certification.

· Possess and maintain valid SWRCB Water Treatment Operator Grade 1 certification.

 

Water Systems Operator II

Experience:

One (1) year experience in potable water distribution or treatment operations experience at a distribution or treatment facility.

 

Licensing/Certifications:

· Possession of a valid driver’s license authorizing operation of a motor vehicle in California.

· Possess and maintain valid SWRCB Distribution Operator Grade 2 certification.

· Possess and maintain valid SWRCB Water Treatment Operator Grade 1 certification.

· Possession of a valid California Class A driver’s license.

 

Water Systems Operator III

Experience:

One (1) year experience as a Water Systems Operator II for the City of San José.

 

Licensing/Certifications:

· Possession of a valid driver’s license authorizing operation of a motor vehicle in California.

· Possess and maintain valid SWRCB Distribution Operator Grade 3 certification.

· Possess and maintain valid SWRCB Water Treatment Operator Grade 1 certification.

· Possession of a valid California Class A driver’s license.

 

Employment Eligibility: Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country. Please be informed that the City of San Jose will NOT sponsor, represent or sign any documents related to visa applications/transfers for H1-B or any other type of visa which requires an employer application.

 

The ID for this job opening is 2000417. To view the complete job announcement and to apply, please visit http://sanjoseca.gov/citycareers. If you have questions about the duties of these positions, the selection or hiring processes, please contact Maria Lane at Maria.Lane@sanjoseca.gov.

Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Entry Level

Share this job