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Career Opportunity

Position: Water Facilities Operator I / II  (Open and Promotional)
Salary Range: Water Facilities Operator I     $29.00 - $38.86 hourly
                         Water Facilities Operator II    $32.36 - $43.36 hourly

Posted:           February 16, 2021
Closing Date: March 15, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.

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About the Position
Scotts Valley Water District is seeking qualified Water Facilities Operator I / II candidates to fill an existing full-time vacancy.

The Water Facilities Operator I/II is an alternately staffed position; Water Facilities Operator I is an entry and training level position that performs specialized work under direct supervision; Water Facilities Operator II is the intermediate level position performing more complex and specialized tasked while exercising broader discretion and independent judgement.

About the District
Scotts Valley Water District has established itself as a regional leader in sustainable water management and is the trusted source of high-quality water for our local community. The District serves about 4,000 customers, employs 18 full-time staff. and has an annual operating budget of 6 million dollars.

Minimum Qualifications

Basic mechanical and hydraulic principle, equipment and tools used in maintenance and repair, basic mathematical principles, including fractions, decimals, proportions, measurements, volume and area calculations.  Safety aspects and precautions in field maintenance work.

Safely perform a variety of field operations and maintenance tasks, perform field tests and mathematical calculations, follow oral and written instructions, read, interpret, and record data: learn more complex principles, practices, regulations and technology pertaining to water systems, use office and field technology equipment and to communicate clearly with public and staff.

Education and Experience
Any combination that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and skills would be:

Experience: One year of work in construction, maintenance or utility.

Education: Completion of high school or its equivalent. Additional related education may be substituted for experience or experience
                   may be substituted for education.

Physical Demands
This position requires sufficient strength and stamina to perform heavy physical labor and must be able to sit, stand and walk on level, unlevel or slippery surfaces; stoop, crouch, squat, bend, turn, twist, kneel, grasp, push, pull, reach and climb ladders in the performance of daily duties. The ability to lift, carry and push tools, equipment and supplies weighing up to 60 pounds while wearing personal protective equipment is also required. In addition, it requires vision, hearing, balance, and hand eye coordination appropriate to perform maintenance and repair work and to operate power tools and heavy equipment. Office duties require the ability to sit for extended periods of time, to use modern office equipment and technology on a daily basis.

Working Environment
Work takes place outdoors in a variety of weather conditions, including wet, heat and cold and may include exposure to dust, dirt, chemicals, fumes and other contaminants, noise producing tools and equipment, machinery with moving parts, around moving equipment and vehicle traffic.  Some work may take place below ground, overhead, in confined spaces or on ladders.

License or Certification
Water Facilities Operator I must obtain a Grade I Water Treatment Operator (T1) and a Grade I Water Distribution Operator (D1) Certification issued by the California Water Resources Control Board within 18 months from the date of hire. Must possess a valid California Driver License and have a clean driving record. Possessing a Grade I Water Treatment Operator (T1) and/or a Grade I Water Distribution Operator (D1) Certification is highly desirable.

Water Facilities Operator II must possess both a Grade I Water Treatment Operator (T1) and Grade II Water Distribution Operator (D2) Certification issued by the California Water Resources Control Board. Must possess a valid California Driver License and have a clean driving record. Possessing a Grade I Water Treatment Operator (T1) and a Grade II Water Distribution Operator (D2) Certification is highly desirable.

Other Requirements
Must be available for call-back emergency work, which may include holidays, weekends and eve-nings; must be willing to wear a uniform and must reside within a 30-minute response time by the end of probationary period. 

To be considered for this position
Please submit via email to employment@svwd.org before 5:00 p.m. on March 15, 2021 a completed District employment  application, a detailed resume and a compelling cover letter that describes 1) what makes you a good fit for this position and our team, 2) what differentiates you from other candidates, 3) why did you choose us, the Scotts Valley Water District, as a potential employer, and include where you heard about this career opportunity.

Selection Process
All submissions will be acknowledged and reviewed, and those candidates presenting the most relevant qualifications for the position will be invited to continue in the selection process. Oral interviews are scheduled for the week of March 29, 2021.

All offers of employment are contingent on proof of a good driving record and successful completion of a District paid physical examination. The District paid physical examination includes physical abilities testing as appropriate for the position and drug and alcohol testing as required for safety sensitive classifications.

This classification is represented by the District’s Employee Union, AFSCME Local 101 (AFL-CIO) and is non-exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Vacation – up to 2 years 16 days, 2 through 7 years 21 days and over 7 years 26 days a year
Holidays - 11.5 days a year
Sick Leave – 7 days
Medical, Dental, & Vision Insurance coverage is provided for employee and eligible dependents
Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance
Supplemental Life Insurance
California Public Employee Retirement System (CalPERS) -New Members 2% at 62, Classic Members 2% at 55
457 Deferred Compensation
Tuition Reimbursement
Employee Assistance Program
AFLAC Supplemental Insurance plans