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Recycled Water Distribution Operator

Company: Inland Empire Utilities Agency
Location: Chino
Posted on: November 16, 2022

Job Description:


$89,886.16 - $109,517.20 Annually


Chino CA 91708, CA

Job Type

Full-Time Regular


Groundwater Recharge

Job Number

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 positions
  • A pension through California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS)
  • 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 eligibility list.
    Salary Range: OP 179
    FLSA: Non-Exempt
    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 as assigned.

    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.

    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 this class.

    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 other agencies.

    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 process.

    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 and repairs.

    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 trade.

    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 system.

    May assist in the operation of wastewater treatment facilities, groundwater recharge facilities, and their equipment and systems.

    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 environment.

    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 complexity.
    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 schematic drawings.
    Make mathematical calculations related to water distribution needs.
    Exercise independent judgment and initiative within established guidelines.
    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 District.
    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 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 at least 72 hours in advance of the need for accommodation.

    "The Agency's success is obtained by creating a positive and diverse work environment which recognizes individual differences and experiences".

Keywords: Inland Empire Utilities Agency, Chino , Recycled Water Distribution Operator, Other , Chino, California

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