Recycled Water Distribution Operator
Company: Inland Empire Utilities Agency
Posted on: November 16, 2022
$89,886.16 - $109,517.20 Annually
Chino CA 91708, CA
019 22 23 224
THE OPPORTUNITY:Are you interested in a meaningful career as an
integral part of the Groundwater Recharge team? Do you have a
passion for enhancing and improving the quality of life throughout
the region? The Agency is seeking a passionate individual to serve
as its next Recycled Water Distribution Operator. The successful
candidate will be an individual who strives to serve the
communities in the Inland Empire region to meet the dynamic and
growing needs of recycled water demand, wastewater collection,
treatment and disposal needs.
The Inland Empire Utilities Agency recognize that their commitment
to the community starts with their employees. In order to ensure
that our staff are able to continue to perform at a high level and
provide unparalleled services throughout our service area, we
strive to provide a healthy work-life balance.
Here are a few ways the Inland Empire Utilities Agency is committed
to helping you feel your best, work your best, and live your best
while working with us:
- A 4-day work week with remote hybrid work schedules for some
- A pension through California Public Employees' Retirement
- Generous employer monthly health benefit allowances to go
towards the cost of medical, dental, and vision insurance
- Competitive vacation, floating holiday, sick time in addition
to 9 agency paid holidays
- Education Reimbursement up to $5,250 per fiscal year
- Professional Development Stipend of $1,000 per fiscal year
- Basic life insurance coverage provided
- Wellness Stipend of $500 per fiscal year
- 457b Deferred Compensation Contribution
- Interest free loan for a computer purchase up to $3,000
Open until filled, Apply Immediately
First Review of Applications scheduled for October 27, 2022
There is (1) vacancy in the Recycled Water Groundwater Recharge
Department. This recruitment is being conducted to fill (1) vacancy
and will establish an eligibility list which may be used to fill
future vacancies as they occur during the active status of the
Salary Range: OP 179
Probationary Period: 12 months Under general supervision, performs
a variety of skilled journey-level duties in the operation,
inspection and minor maintenance and repair of the recycled water
distribution system; trains other Operators on recycled system
operations; serves in on-call status at multiple facilities and
responds to/resolves system problems; and performs related duties
A Recycled Water Distribution Operator performs the full range of
skilled journey-level recycled water distribution system operations
and maintenance tasks. Incumbents perform assigned duties with a
significant degree of independence within parameters established by
the level of certifications, referring more complex issues and
problems to the supervisor or designated operator in charge for
resolution and decision making.
Employees in this class typically report to a supervisor.
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the
various types of work that may be performed. The omission of
specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the
position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to
Monitors and troubleshoots recycled water distribution system
operations by using Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition
(SCADA), manual, electronic and computer process control systems to
regulate recycled water levels and flows in pump stations and other
critical points throughout the distribution system; adjusts set
points and reservoir levels to meet system demands; reads gauges,
meters, charts and graphs, and operates pumps, valves, electric
motors and related equipment; ensures discharge limits set forth by
regulatory agencies are met.
Conducts visual inspections of recycled water distribution system
and pipelines to ensure proper functioning; troubleshoots readings
outside normal parameters, makes manual adjustments or assists in
resolving problems and failures; notifies the senior, supervisor or
designated operator in charge of serious issues in accordance with
established protocols; performs lockout/ tagout procedures to shut
down equipment, pipelines, pumps stations and storage tanks.
Assists specialized trades personnel and other operators in the
installation, maintenance and repair of equipment, machinery and
systems; isolates equipment, structures, conveyance systems and
pipelines for maintenance and construction activities; works to
support and coordinates recycled water shutdowns and startups with
Collects samples for process and compliance monitoring; performs
basic analysis of samples using laboratory test equipment and
records field data; analyzes data in order to makes adjustments to
Acknowledges and responds to systems alarms, during and outside of
normal working hours, at the discretion of the Agency; assesses
conditions and situations based on SCADA information and Agency
system knowledge; makes decisions on required adjustments to system
operations; responds to or dispatches other specialized maintenance
personnel to field sites to assess conditions and make adjustments
Cleans distribution system facilities; maintains buildings and
grounds in a clean and orderly manner; removes weeds, debris and
trash from assigned areas.
Ensures key performance indicators (KPIs) are performed and met for
assigned system; updates reports and performs quality assurance on
data accuracy of other Wastewater Plant Operators assigned for
cross training in recycled water.
Provides input to Construction Management and Engineering
departments during the design phase of facility and systems
upgrades and new construction.
Follows strict safety policies and safe work procedures; attends
all required safety training; serves as a first responder in the
event of emergency chemical spills, using required safety and
personal protective equipment; ensures safety equipment is in sound
working condition; participates in Agency safety training.
Operates man lifts, forklifts, loaders, vehicles with towing
capabilities, and other industrial equipment/vehicles; operates an
Agency vehicle and radio communication equipment; ensures the
proper operation and maintenance of equipment and tools of the
Maintains records, including operating and maintenance logs, flow
data and recycled water supply and demand reports, utilize field
data recording devices, GIS databases and spreadsheets; prepares
work orders and regular activity reports.
May provide work direction and guidance and serve as a technical
resource to Wastewater Treatment Operators assigned to cross train
on the recycled water distribution and groundwater recharge
systems. May work alongside and be a technical resource to
Wastewater Treatment Operators cross training on the distribution
May assist in the operation of wastewater treatment facilities,
groundwater recharge facilities, and their equipment and
EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE:
Graduation from high school or GED equivalent with additional
college-level coursework in chemistry, biology and wastewater
and/or water treatment technology, and at least two years of
progressively responsible experience in water/wastewater treatment
plant operations or recycled water systems; or an equivalent
combination of training, education and experience. Experience in a
public agency is preferred.
LICENSES; CERTIFICATES; SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:A valid California
Class C driver's license and the ability to maintain insurability
under the Agency's vehicle insurance program.
A valid California State Water Resources Control Board Grade II
certificate as either a Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator or
Water Treatment Operator is required at hire or promotion.
A valid California State Water Resources Control Board Water
Distribution Operator Grade II (D2) certification is required
within one year of hire or promotion.
A valid California State Water Resources Control Board Wastewater
Treatment Plant Operator Grade III certification or Water Treatment
Grade III (T3) is highly desirable.
Annual certification for CPR, First Aid, HAZWOPER, forklift and
confined-space entry. Annual completion of Self-Contained Breathing
Apparatus (SCBA) fit test per OSHA requirements is required at time
of appointment and during the course of employment. The employee
may be required to wear other types of respirators, dust,
particulate or cartridge masks dependent upon the work
KNOWLEDGE OF:Practices, methods and techniques for operating pumps,
valves, electric motors and engines.
Principles, practices and techniques of wastewater treatment and
recycled water distribution system.
Methods and practices in the installation, maintenance and repair
of recycled water distribution systems, pipelines and
appurtenances, and ancillary machinery and equipment of similar
Principles, methods, practices and techniques utilized in chemical,
and biological sampling and analyses.
Uses of SCADA control systems and instrumentation, automated and
manual facility control systems, and computer applications related
to the job responsibilities.
Appropriate business policies, codes, procedures and practices
regarding area of assignment.
Local, state and federal laws and regulations regarding recycled
water distribution and use.
Safety policies, procedures and safe work practices applicable to
assignments including OSHA regulations, traffic control,
confined-space entry, and lockout/tagout procedures.
ABILITY TO:Monitor and maintain recycled water system processes and
distribution system at optimal and cost- effective levels;
troubleshoot system and equipment anomalies, malfunctions and
failures, evaluate alternatives and adopt effective courses of
action quickly and effectively.
Operate man lifts, forklifts, loaders, vehicles with towing
capabilities, and other industrial equipment/vehicles; operate an
Agency vehicle and radio communication equipment.
Accurately read valve books, pump curves, engineering as built and
Make mathematical calculations related to water distribution
Exercise independent judgment and initiative within established
Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Understand, remember, and follow written and oral instructions.
Operate a computer and standard business software.
Understand the regulatory requirements for assigned facilities,
i.e., the State Water Resources Control Board, California Regional
Water Quality Control Board, and South Coast Air Quality Management
Be medically authorized to be fitted for and wear a respirator.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with all
those encountered in the course of work.
All employment applications will be reviewed for accuracy,
completion, relevant experience, education, training and other job
related qualifications. Applicants with the strongest background
relating to the responsibilities of this position will be invited
to participate in the testing process which may include one or more
of the following: written test, oral interview,
performance/practical examination. The successful candidate will be
required to pass a background/reference check and pre-employment
physical examination including a drug screen (for safety sensitive
position) at no cost to the candidate. Please visit our website at
www.ieua.org and select the Human Resources Department for
additional information regarding the Agency, the hiring process and
benefit information. Any applicant requiring reasonable
accommodation during the selection process due to a qualified
disability must inform the Human Resources Office at (909) 993-1645
or firstname.lastname@example.org at least 72 hours in advance of the need for
THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT DO NOT CONSTITUTE A CONTRACT,
EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, AND ANY PROVISION CONTAINED IN THIS BULLETIN
MAY BE MODIFIED OR REVOKED WITHOUT NOTICE.
"The Agency's success is obtained by creating a positive and
diverse work environment which recognizes individual differences
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