Senior Water Distribution Operator

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Miscellaneous

DescriptionThe City of Oxnard's Public Works Department is seeking a Senior Water Distribution Operator with strong technical and customer service skills to be part of the Water Division team. This individual must be comfortable providing guidance and direction to staff and conducting maintenance and repairs of water and recycled water distribution systems. The ideal candidate will have experience in water distribution system maintenance. This position will be responsible for providing oversight and training of water distribution operators, planning and scheduling maintenance, and monitoring purchases.DEFINITION:Under direction, performs the full array of duties assigned to the Water Distribution Operators including planning, scheduling, supervising and participating in the maintenance, repair and construction of the City's Water and Recycled Water distribution system; monitors expenditures, material purchases and equipment; and performs related duties as required including after hours on call/standby duties.DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS:The Senior Water Distribution Operator is the advanced journey level class responsible for field supervision of water distribution personnel, regulatory compliance, field sampling and system pressure testing and the collection, interpretation and evaluation of water quality data and the preparation of related reports. This classification is distinguished from the next lower classification of Water Distribution Operator II by the performance of the supervisory/lead responsibilities and the more complex, technical and water distribution testing tasks.SUPERVISION RECEIVED/EXERCISED:Direction is provided by the Chief Operator. Exercises technical and functional field supervision to Water Distribution Operator I/II and other assigned personnel.The seniors are required to be on call and have been on call for several years.WORK SCHEDULE: The normal work week is Monday through Friday 7:00am to 4:30pm, with alternating Fridays off. This position may be required to be available to work additional hours as needed to respond to workload needs. This position is eligible for overtime pay.Essential FunctionsInclude but are not limited to the following:* Leads, oversees, reviews and participates in the work of water distribution operators responsible for maintenance, construction and repair of water and recycled water distribution systems.* Plans and lays out daily approaches to maintenance and repair projects; inspects work in progress; performs scheduling duties for work crews; resolves technical and functions work problems; instructs crews in operation of equipment, work techniques and safety protocol; operates heavy equipment.* Assists in the training of lower level personnel in the areas of work; ensures adherence to safe work methods, procedures and practices; identifies training opportunities and needs; makes recommendations to higher level staff.* Maintains work records such as man hours, materials and progress reports; tracks receipts for materials and equipment purchased; fills out and submits requisition forms and purchase requests for approval.* Evaluates assigned work projects; estimates time, materials and equipment necessary for the successful completion of the project; acquires necessary resources as is appropriate.* Works with contractors and City inspectors to coordinate work on the water and recycled water distribution system and ensure proper closures; monitors size, location and placement of water connections.* Attends various meetings for coordination purposes, including underground service alerts, pre-construction meetings.* Performs water quality sampling and disinfection monitoring in the distribution system.* Performs other work-related duties as assigned.Minimum QualificationsThe following are minimum qualifications necessary for entry into the classification:Any combination of education and experience that has provided the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for a Senior Water Distribution Operator. A typical way of obtaining the required qualifications is:Education and/or Experience:* Possess at least the equivalent of four (4) years of related experience in water distribution systems maintenance and construction with some supervisory experience* Possession of a high school diploma, or equivalent.License/Certificate* Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Class A California driver's license within 12 months of hire.* Possession of, or the ability to obtain, a valid California State Water Resources Control Board D3 Water Distribution Operator Certificate within 18 months of hire or three (3) test cycles.General InformationThe selected candidate must pass a thorough background investigation.UNION MEMBERSHIP: Positions in this classification are represented by International Union of Operating Engineers.APPLICATION PROCESS:* Submit NEOGOV/Government Jobs on-line application.* Complete and submit responses to the supplemental questions, if required.* Upload resume, cover letter, proof of degree (transcript) or other requested documents.Your application may be rejected as incomplete if you do not include the relevant information in the online application and include the information only on the resume. Applications and/or Supplemental Questionnaires that state 'see my resume' or 'see my personnel file' are considered incomplete and will not be accepted. Cover letters and/or optional resumes are not accepted in lieu of a completed application.The list of qualified candidates that is established from this recruitment may be used to fill other full-time, part-time and temporary assignments as vacancies arise. There are currently two (2) positions in Public Works Water Division.Note:For most positions, the City of Oxnard relies on office automation (Microsoft Office) and web-based enabled tools, therefore candidates must be proficient and comfortable with computer use to perform functions associated with on-going work.Regular and reliable attendance, effective communication skills, and development of effective working relationships are requirements of all positions.City staff may be required to play an active role in the event of an emergency, which may include changes in responsibilities and working hours.This position requires a twelve (12) month probationary period.Employees are required to participate in the City's direct deposit plan and are paid on a bi-weekly basis.Pursuant to California Government Code Section 3100, all public Employees are required to serve as disaster service workers subject to such disaster service activities as may be assigned to them.EQUAL OPPORTUNITY: The City of Oxnard is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from all qualified applicants. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, medical condition, disability or sexual orientation.REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: The City of Oxnard makes reasonable accommodation for the disabled. If you believe you require special arrangements to participate in the testing process, you must inform the Human Resources Department in writing no later than the filing date. Applicants who request such accommodation must document their request with an explanation of the type and extent of accommodation required.LEGAL REQUIREMENT: On the first day of employment, new employees must provide proof of citizenship or documentation of legal right to work in the United States in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, as amended. The City participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, this employer is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before the employer can take any action against you, including terminating your employment. Employers can only use E-Verify once you have accepted a job offer and completed the Form I-9. For more information on E-Verify, please contact DHS. 888-897-7781 you have any questions regarding this recruitment please contact Jackie Ramos at 805-385-7451 or at The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.Retirement Contributions:New members (as defined by PEPRA), 2% @ 62; 'Classic' members 2% @ 55. The employee will be required to pay a portion of their annual earnings toward their retirement. The City of Oxnard does not participate in social security.Vacation Time:Full time employees accrue vacation time at a rate of 4.08 - 7.77 hours per pay period based on years of service.Sick Time:Full time employees accrue sick time at a rate of 3.70 hours per pay period.Bilingual Pay:A regular full time employee may receive bilingual pay at the rate of $50.00-$125.00 bi-weekly depending on the level the employee is required to provide bilingual services as determined by the City Manager or designee.Educational Incentive:For positions that do not require a Bachelor's Degree, the City offers an educational incentive award of 2.5% for employees that complete 30 work-related college semester units above the minimum education requirements for the position.Health and Dental:The City contributes $827.89 per month toward medical insurance premiums and an additional $66.80 per month for dental insurance premiums. For those employees who waive the medical the City will contribute $727.89 per month. Any unused dental premium monies are paid to the employee.Life Insurance:City employees receive Basic Life Coverage and have the option to purchase additional insurance.Deferred Compensation:The City contributes 1% to a deferred compensation program.Tuition Reimbursement:Full-time employees receive reimbursement of educational expenses including the costs of tuition, registration fees, laboratory fees, and books at a rate of 50% for work related coursework up to a maximum of $500 per fiscal year.Holidays:The City observes 12 holidays per year

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