Water Systems Operator II

City of Rowland Heights | Rowland Heights, CA

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Posted Date 5/09/2019

Benefit Package:
•    Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance plans paid 100% by the District for employee and dependents
•    CalPERS Retirement: Classic members 2.5% at 55; PEPRA 2% at 62
•    10 paid holidays per year
•    10 paid vacation days per year with increases to a maximum of 20 days per year
•    12 paid sick leave days per year
•    Deferred Compensation Programs Available 
•    Tuition Reimbursement up to $7,500 per year, and not more than $37,500 in total
•    $400.00 per year boot allowance
•    9-80 Alternative work week (every other Friday off)  

Under general direction of the Operations Superintendent or the Water Systems Supervisor, the primary duties and responsibilities of this position involve performing the following: operating, maintaining and repairing potable and recycled water transmission and distribution pumping and storage systems; monitoring and maintaining water quality standards; and performing other related duties as required. 

Examples of Duties – Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
•    Controls daily operational functions of potable and recycled water distribution and storage systems.
•    Performs, documents, and evaluates preventive maintenance procedures on water system facilities.
•    Collects and analyzes water quality data and prepares mandatory chemical and microbiological reports. 
•    Performs and documents regular inspections of portable and stationary emergency backup power equipment.  
•    Maintains written and electronic databases which may include but are not limited to: source and finished water quality analyses; preventive maintenance procedures; fire-flow evaluations.
•    Stays current with water quality regulations and works cooperatively with other District personnel to ensure compliance of water quality regulations, standards and objectives. 
•    Utilizes appropriate safety equipment and procedures in the performance of duties. 
•    Operates the District’s water distribution system through the use of computer-based telemetry control, monitoring and alarm system, taking corrective measures to ensure its continued efficient operation and maintenance of water quality standards.

Special Requirements:
•    Possession of a valid California Driver’s License (Class C) issued by the State Department of Motor Vehicles. Proof of a good driving record, free of multiple or serious traffic violations or accidents for at least two (2) years duration. 

•    Required to pass a physical examination which includes an initial drug screening with subsequent random fit-to-work evaluations. The District will also conduct a comprehensive pre-employment background investigation.

•    Certification as State of California, Division of Drinking Water, Grade D3 Water Distribution Operator.

•    Certification as State of California, Division of Drinking Water, Grade T2 Water Treatment Operator.

•    Certification as AWWA CA/NV Section Backflow Prevention Assembly - General Tester.

•    Certification as an AWWA CA/NV Section Backflow Prevention Assembly - Cross-Connection Control Program Specialist, within eighteen (18) months of appointment.

•    Required to be on standby duty status for a continuous period of seven (7) days at scheduled intervals throughout the year.  

•    In order to respond to emergencies in a reasonable time period, this position requires that the employee must be capable of responding and reporting to the District service area boundaries within thirty (30) minutes, given moderate traffic conditions, to any call to service. 

Education and Experience:  
High School diploma or equivalent. Three (3) years combined experience in operating and maintaining complex water systems with responsibilities for water supply, water distribution and water quality monitoring.

Application Process
Visit www.rowlandwater.com for a complete job description. Applications can be submitted online at www.rowlandwater.com/job-application or completed application and resume (desirable) should be sent to: Rowland Water District, Human Resources, 3021 Fullerton Road, Rowland Heights, CA 91748

Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Entry Level

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