Water Distribution Supervisor

East Orange County Water District | Orange, CA

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Posted Date 11/15/2021

Plans, supervises, schedules, coordinates, and participates in the installation, repair and maintenance of water mains and water service laterals, large valves, fire hydrants, residential and large production meters. Plans, assigns, directs, and trains subordinate personnel engaged in water system maintenance and repair; assists in the enforcement of  department policies; applies supervisory methods including delegating, counseling, disciplining, and evaluating job performance; determines, prioritizes, and orders supplies, tools and equipment required for the successful completion of projects; oversees activities including completion of timesheets, maintenance work orders, field activities, equipment use, proper accounting or project numbers and any unusual circumstances relating to the day's activities; exercises independent judgment when making decisions involving specific water related job functions, which could impact District operations or the public; ensures compliance with the District’s safety training, policies and procedures, and employee certification; monitors work sites and ensures adherence to safe work practices, traffic control conformance in accordance to District policies and procedures, including traffic control conformance with project and OSHA standards; checks dimensions and location of jobs and lays out trenches, tunnels, and grade lines using work orders, sketches, blueprints, and maps; reviews as-built drawings, blueprints, and maps to verify accuracy; recommends necessary changes and prepares the most complex job plans in accordance with District standards and guidelines; coordinates daily activities with contractors, vendors, utilities, city or county inspectors, and others to properly plan and execute jobs; maintains accurate records and reports on the materials used in the installation and maintenance of the water system; establishes and monitors team and individual performance and developmental targets, inspects completed jobs, and provides coaching for performance improvement and development; responds to the public and businesses regarding questions and/or complaints on maintenance and repair activities and assures that responsive customer service is provided and that exceptional levels of service expectations are maintained; responsible for field maintenance and inventory of vehicles, equipment and tools; uses computer programs to retrieve utilities underground infrastructure information and reports, meter and account information, and enter notes, and to retrieve and enter completed workorders and maintain backflow testing records; uses MS Office Suite (i.e., Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint), Adobe Acrobat, and similar software; responds to emergency call-outs on 24-hour basis within 30 minutes of being contacted while on standby; and performs other duties as required.


Three or more years of full-time, equivalent paid experience performing a variety of heavy manual, semi- skilled and skilled work in the installation, maintenance, operation, repair and testing of a water distribution system, equipment and components; operating a backhoe in connection with a water distribution system; or closely related water distribution facility, including one year in a lead or supervisory capacity.

Possess a Water Distribution Grade III (D3) certification issued by the California State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) or California Department of Public Health AND the following current certifications and license/endorsements:

  • Water Treatment Grade II (T2) issued by the California State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) or California Department of Public Health, and
  • Water Distribution Grade III (D3) Certificate or higher issued by the California State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) or California Department of Public Health, and
  • Collections System Maintenance Grade I (CWEA 1) issued by the California Water Environment Association or ability to obtain before passing probation.

Valid motor vehicle operator’s license.

Class B Commercial Driver’s License with tanker and hazmat endorsement required before passing probation.

*Required documents must be submitted with the application at time of filing. Any proofs submitted must contain the applicant’s name or other identifying characteristic on the form.

Willingness and ability to work overtime and perform on-call shifts during evenings, weekends, and holidays.  Must be able to respond within 30 minutes of notification.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to read construction drawings, blueprints, plans, and maps of water distribution and/or sewer collection systems.
  • Ability to respond to emergency call-outs on 24-hour basis within 30 minutes of being contacted while on standby.
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply occupational hazards and safety regulations, policies and procedures to enforce a safe work environment.
  • Ability to read and understand the importance of following the safety data sheets (SDS) in the event of the exposure to hazardous chemicals.
  • Knowledge on how to safely operate a vehicle.
  • Ability to analyze complex operational and administrative problems, evaluate alternatives and recommend or implement effective courses of action.
  • Ability to communicate clearly, tactfully, and effectively with the public to effectively resolve complaints.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, subordinates, contractors, representatives of utility companies, and other City departments to accomplish set goals and objectives for the Department.
  • Knowledge of supervision, methods, materials, fittings, tools and equipment used in the installation, maintenance, and repair of water distribution and sewer collection systems.
  • Knowledge of the operation of heavy equipment, installation of shoring, traffic control and safety procedures including working in confined spaces.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of employee supervision, including work planning, assignment, review and evaluation, and the training of staff in work procedures.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality in maintaining critical and sensitive information, and be discreet in handling and processing confidential information and data.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize a variety of projects and multiple tasks in an effective and timely manner - organize own work, set priorities, and meet critical time deadlines and goals / objectives.
  • Ability to use written, electronic and verbal communications to effectively interact with all levels of office/field employees, management, customers and vendors.
  • Ability to use a computer to enter and retrieve data including, but not limited to, work order management system, Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Adobe Acrobat.
  • Knowledge of and ability to evaluate / apply federal, state, and local laws in addition to Department personnel rules, policies and labor contract provisions.

Salary: $9,500 - $12,500 monthly

Apply at: https://www.eocwd.com/employment-op

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