Water Superintendent

Big Bear Lake | Big Bear Lake, CA

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Posted Date 5/11/2021
Description

Water Superintendent

$105,859.85 - $128,673.30/year (exempt)

plus comprehensive benefits package

About the Community

The City of Big Bear Lake is nestled in the stunning San Bernardino Mountains. Big Bear Lake is defined by its rustic traditions, rich history, and pristine views. It is home to two of Southern California’s largest ski resorts, and provides four seasons of abundant recreational opportunities, including fishing, horseback riding, biking, camping, golfing, skiing, snowboarding, boating, and hiking. With its small-town atmosphere, Big Bear Lake offers its residents solitude and serenity with easy access to major metropolitan areas. The unsurpassed quality of life offered has attracted many people to have second homes in the area. The full-time population in Big Bear Valley is approximately 22,000. The City also has a Performing Arts Center with a state-of-the art 398-seat theater. The Center is dedicated to promoting and attracting both big names and local talent. Additionally, the City hosts a variety of special events throughout the year, including Oktoberfest, International Film Festival, mountain bike racing, jazz festivals, car shows, trout classics, rodeos, and ski and snowboard competitions. The City also boasts an exceptional school system, and active service groups and churches.

About the Opportunity

The Water Superintendent reports to the General Manager and is responsible for planning and managing the field staff and operations, construction and maintenance of the water production, transmission and distribution, water treatment, customer field service, warehouse, inventory, vehicles and equipment, GIS mapping, construction observation, purchasing, budget, capital purchases, and capital projects for the City of Big Bear Lake, Department of Water and Power (DWP).

The Water Superintendent is responsible for activities such as developing and overseeing maintenance and operations; capital project budget administration; determining funding requirements for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; and ensuring budget compliance with budget funding. The Water Superintendent is responsible for overseeing capital construction projects by planning water system upgrades and facility repairs; reviews drawing and plans; and inspects performance and workmanship. This position helps develop and meet Department and DWP objectives and provides highly responsible and complex administrative and operational support to the General Manager. A qualified and selected candidate must be capable to competently handle the full range of professional duties as assigned, work independently and as a team member and leader, apply well developed knowledge of water system operations and functions of routine, moderate, and superior complexity – this is accomplished by exercising critical judgment.

About the Responsibilities

Some of the Water Superintendent’s responsibilities will include but not be limited to the following:

  • Plans, manages, and oversees the daily functions, operations, and activities of staff deployed in the water production, water treatment, transmission and distribution, and customer field service
  • Participates in the development, administration, and oversight of maintenance and operations, vehicles, equipment, and capital project budget administration.
  • Participates in the selection of, trains, motivates, evaluates, and corrects deficiencies of assigned personnel.
  • Develops and manages requests for proposals for professional and contracted services; prepares scope of work and any technical specifications; evaluates proposals and recommends award; negotiates contracts; administers contracts to ensure compliance with DWP specifications and service quality.
  • Participates at DWP's Board meetings; provides monthly production totals and informs the Board of accomplishments in the field departments; prepares and presents staff and agenda reports.
  • Attends the City of Big Bear Lake’s Development Review Committee (DRC) meetings; reviews applicant/developer projects/plans and provides DWP's requirements, such as water facility construction requirements and water system upgrades.
  • Manages the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition System (SCADA) telemetry system.

Education & Experience Requirements

  • Equivalent to completion of the twelfth (12th) grade, supplemented by specialized training in water technology, construction, water treatment, hydraulics, supervision, or a related field.
  • Five or more years of increasingly responsible experience in water system production, operations, distribution, construction, and maintenance, including at least three years of supervisory or lead experience.
  • Possession of a valid California Driver’s and a satisfactory driving record is required.
  • Possession of a Grade D3 Water Distribution Operator Certificate and Grade T2 Water Treatment Operator Certificate required.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Builds strong working relationships with department staff, supervisors, managers, and the Board of Commissioners to assist the General Manager in the coordination, development, and implementation of water system management.
  • Establishes and maintains cooperative professional relationships with those contacted in the course of work, including outside agencies, federal, state, and other public sector organizations, community leaders, consultants, and citizens.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities.

Compensation

The annual salary range is $105,859.85 to $128,673.30 depending on qualifications and experience. 

The benefit package includes but is not limited to:

  • Retirement with SBCERA (reciprocal with CalPers)
  • 100% Employer paid Employee + family medical coverage at the HMO level (HealthNet or Kaiser)
  • 100% Employer paid Dental and Vision coverage
  • Employer paid life insurance of $50,000
  • 14 paid holidays
  • 80-120-160 hours of vacation per year (depends on number of years employed)
  • 88 hours of sick leave
  • 40 hours of administrative leave
  • 16 hours of personal leave
  • Employer 457 (b) matching contributions of up to 1%
  • Employee paid supplemental benefits – life, accident, LTD, STD, cancer, critical illness, flexible spending account

For more information on salary and benefits, please go to: https://www.bbldwp.com

Important Application Information

To apply for this opportunity, please visit DWP’s website at www.bbldwp.com/jobs for more information.

The information contained herein does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract, and these provisions are subject to change.

The City of Big Bear Lake, Department of Water & Power is an equal opportunity employer.



Requirements

Education & Experience Requirements

  • Equivalent to completion of the twelfth (12th) grade, supplemented by specialized training in water technology, construction, water treatment, hydraulics, supervision, or a related field.
  • Five or more years of increasingly responsible experience in water system production, operations, distribution, construction, and maintenance, including at least three years of supervisory or lead experience.
  • Possession of a valid California Driver’s and a satisfactory driving record is required.
  • Possession of a Grade D3 Water Distribution Operator Certificate and Grade T2 Water Treatment Operator Certificate required.
Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Manager

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