Under general supervision, supervises, assigns and participates in the maintenance of water production, water blending/disinfection facilities, water meter system, storage, treatment, transmission and distribution facilities, assigns and participates in the operation and maintenance of the construction and repair of facilities; organizes, schedules and assigns work of crews engaged in the maintenance and repair of water production facilities, water blending/disinfection facilities; supervises the operation and adjustments of all operating equipment; and performs related work as required.
This is an advanced-level lead position responsible for the production and treatment of the District’s water supplies and overseeing the operations of the transmission, storage, and distribution facilities. This position is also responsible for the construction and repair of the water distribution system and recommends improvements to ensure efficient use of the resources related to the system. This position also conducts a variety of complex work assignments, demands exercising good judgment and decision making, must demonstrate a working knowledge of computer software applications to include SCADA, word processing, spreadsheets, and database programs. The position shall possess knowledge of general chemical principals, laboratory practices and techniques used in the treatment of surface and ground water as reflected in the water certification required for the position. Incumbents also perform the more advanced and skilled maintenance, installation, repair and operational duties and responsibilities.
Examples of Duties and Responsibilities:
The following duties are typical of this classification and are intended only to describe the various types of work that may be performed, the level of technical complexity of the assignment(s) and are not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties. The omission of a specific duty statement does not exclude it from the position if the work is consistent with the concept of the classification or is similar or closely related to another duty statement to address business needs and changing business practices.
Supervises, assigns, schedules and participates in the assigned work of skilled, semi-skilled, and manual labor crews; monitors performance of computerized automatic devices that regulate the metering of distribution of domestic water supplies; conducts inspections, making adjustments and reviewing records of instruments for water metering and distribution control, and water quality; monitors water meter systems and customer complaints; performs repairs and corrects operational-related characteristics; supervises the repairs of water resources facilities, including, but not limited to, installing water services, water mains, meters, asphalt paving, and other related improvements and equipment; ensures compliance with NPDES best management practices through flood control measures and practices; participates in developing enhancement and cost saving programs throughout the District infrastructure relating to water needs; provides for employee training and maintains a regular safety training program; assists and supervises a variety of projects in the water system as needed; inspects new water system facilities installed by new development; ensures that all water system facilities are installed per District specifications; records and carries out a preventive maintenance program for the water distribution system and various facilities; reviews work in progress; evaluates employee performance; supervises and participates in the flushing of hydrants and mains; works with contractors and others in the location of existing water mains and services; checks and takes chlorine residuals; responds to and addresses customer complaints; trains subordinates in the skills to properly maintain and operate water system facilities; operates District vehicles; develops and monitors program budget; maintains workload statistics and monthly performance reports; completes employee performance evaluations; recommends technology upgrades and the appropriate equipment relating to the conversion of water meters; monitors equipment malfunctions, adjusting or diagnosing problems; must be available for rotating on-call emergency duty as assigned; make every reasonable effort to continually improve the manner in which the job is performed and increase the quality of service to the public; and performs other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience:
Minimum seven (7) years of increasingly responsible water system operation, treatment, and distribution experience, including five (5) years of experience providing lead direction on an ongoing basis. In addition:
Required minimum of high school graduate or equivalent GED.
Equivalent to an Associates degree from an accredited college or university with college level course work in water treatment, water quality, engineering, or a related field. Directly related experience may be substituted for the college requirement on the basis of one and one-half years of experience for one year of education to a maximum of four years.
Possession of valid D-3, T2 Operator certifications issued by the State of California Department of Public Health are required at the time of appointment.
Possession of a valid California Driver’s License.
Possession and proof of a good driving record as evidenced by freedom from multiple or serious traffic violations or accidents for at least two (2) years duration. Driving record shall not contribute to an increase in the District's automobile insurance rates.
Full-time residency within 30 miles of the District office in order to efficiently respond to emergency calls.
Subject to call back during off-duty hours according to rotational schedule.
Under the Department of Transportation Drug and Alcohol Program, will be required to successfully complete a pre-employment drug and alcohol screening and submit to random drug and/or alcohol testing throughout employment with the District.
For the entire list of the employment standards, including essential job functions, knowledge, abilities, tools and equipment and physical demands, please see the job description on the Agency website at: www.syrwd.org.
About Santa Ynez River Water Conservation District, Improvement District No.1
Formed: January 1959 by State Legislation under the California Water Code.
Mission: To provide the residential and agricultural customers in the Santa Ynez River Water Conservation District, Improvement District No. 1 service area with reasonably priced, reliable, high quality water supply, and efficient and economical public services.
Service Area: Covers about 10,850 acres including the communities of Santa Ynez, Los Olivos, Ballard and incorporated area of the City of Solvang.
Population Served: 6,737 not inclusive of the City of Solvang.
Budget: Average Annual Budget, $9.3 million (not including City of Solvang State Water Passthrough payment).