City of Camarillo | Camarillo, CA

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Posted Date 12/07/2020

Performs a variety of semi-skilled and skilled duties associated with the operation and maintenance of the City's water production facilities, pumping, and storage facilities; ensures safe production, delivery, and protection of the City's water supply; and operates and maintains a variety of heavy equipment and hand and power tools and equipment.

Water Production Operator II – This is the journey level class in the Water Production Operator series. Employees within this class are distinguished from the Water Production Operator I by the demonstrated ability to perform a variety of water production duties, greater independence with which the incumbent is expected to work, and the increased exercise of judgment and initiative expected in the performance of duties. Positions in this class series are flexibly staffed and positions at the Water Production Operator II level are normally filled by advancement from the "I" level. Positions at this level require two years of experience comparable to a Water Production Operator I with the City of Camarillo and must possess a T2 Water Treatment Operator Certificate issued by the California Department of Health Services. Advancement to the "III" level is based on demonstrated proficiency in performing the assigned duties, possession of required certifications, and is at the discretion of higher level supervisory or management staff.

Representative Duties

The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.

  • Monitors and adjusts reservoirs to ensure adequate supply of domestic water; maintains water production and storage facilities and grounds; collects water quality samples; reads meters; calculates chemical usage; adjusts and maintains chlorinators; chlorinates water.
  • Operates and controls water system using SCADA system software.
  • Monitors water quality by collecting representative water samples; performs laboratory tests for turbidity, color, odor, chlorine, and other tests as required; preserves samples for later shipment to the laboratory.
  • Performs routine preventative maintenance of pumps, motors, chemical equipment, and related equipment including lubricating, operating adjustments, cleaning, and painting equipment; performs general groundskeeping duties at sites as necessary.
  • Inspects pumps, valves, pilot controls and other water facilities and appurtenances; installs, repairs, and maintains equipment as necessary.
  • Operates a variety of hand and power tools and heavy equipment used in water production construction and maintenance work; maintains and performs minor repairs to equipment, tools, and vehicles.
  • Responds to public inquiries in a courteous manner; provides information within the area of assignment including explaining water quality procedures; resolves complaints in an efficient and timely manner.
  • Answers emergency calls from the public and other agencies; takes appropriate public safety measures and initiates corrective action.
  • Maintains records of basic operations, maintenance, and work performed; prepare reports on operations as necessary.
  • Assists in training and monitoring the work of less experienced workers.
  • Responds to emergency calls on the water distribution system and water production system during weekend duty or when on night duty.
  • Performs related duties as required.



The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.

Knowledge of:

  • Operations, services, and activities of water production systems.
  • Practices, techniques and materials used in maintenance, operation, and repair of water systems and related facilities.
  • Methods and techniques of water sampling.
  • Operational characteristics of equipment and tools used in assigned work.
  • Water treatment systems and techniques and associated materials and equipment.
  • Methods and techniques of performing preventive maintenance including preventive maintenance inspection methods.
  • Methods and techniques of performing diagnostic troubleshooting services.
  • Principles and practices used in the maintenance and repair of electrical and electronic equipment and systems including control systems, SCADA system, and electric motors.
  • Mathematical principles.
  • Principles and procedures of record keeping.
  • Principles and practices of customer service.
  • Safety equipment and practices used in the handling, storage, and application of chemicals.
  • Occupational hazards and standard safety procedures.
  • Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations.

Ability to:

  • Perform skilled and semi-skilled duties involved in the operation, maintenance, and repair of water production facilities.
  • Operate water production equipment, including production control and chemical feed devices.
  • Perform maintenance and make adjustments to water production equipment.
  • Clean and perform preventive maintenance on facilities and equipment.
  • Recognize unusual, inefficient or dangerous operating conditions and recommend appropriate courses of action.
  • Accurately read and record data from gauges, meters and computer systems.
  • Perform routine chemical tests and adjust equipment accordingly, observe safety principles and work in a safe manner.
  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Use water testing equipment.
  • Safely and effectively operate a variety of maintenance and construction equipment, tools and materials.
  • Adapt to changing technologies and learn functionality of new equipment and systems.
  • Respond courteously and appropriately to inquiries and complaints.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain effective professional working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Water Production Operator II
Education/Training: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade.
Experience: Two years of experience in the installation, maintenance, and repair of water production systems comparable to a Water Production Operator I with the City of Camarillo.
License or Certificate: Possession of a T2 Water Treatment Operator Certificate issued by the California Department of Health Services. Possession of a D1 Water Distribution Operator Certificate issued by the California Department of Health Services. Possession of a valid California Class A driver's license with tanker endorsement.


Physical Demands and Working Environment

The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Environment: Outdoor field environment; travel from site to site; exposure to noise, dust, grease, smoke, fumes, noxious odors, gases, mechanical and electrical hazards, and all types of weather and temperature conditions; work in or around water; exposure to hazardous traffic conditions; work and/or walk on various types of surfaces including slippery or uneven surfaces and rough terrain; work at heights; incumbents may be required to respond to emergency and public calls after hours including evenings and weekends.

Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in a field environment; to walk, stand, and sit for prolonged periods of time; to frequently stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, crawl, climb, reach, twist, grasp, and make repetitive hand movement in the performance of daily duties; to climb unusual heights on ladders; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull moderate to heavy amounts of weight; to operate assigned equipment and vehicles; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.

Salary: $4,319.47 - $5,825.73 Monthly

Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Entry Level

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