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Career Opportunity

Position: Water Operations Supervisor
Salary Range: $7,846 - $10,515 monthly
Posted: Monday, October 19, 2020
Closing Date: Monday, November 09, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

About the Position
Scotts Valley Water District is seeking qualified Water Operations Supervisor candidates to fill an existing full-time vacancy.

The Water Operations Supervisor is a supervisory position that plans, schedules, coordinates, monitors and supervises the work of field employees performing assignments related to the operations, maintenance and construction of the potable and non-potable water system.

In addition, this position records and analyzes production, maintenance and construction data; compiles statistical reports; prepares written correspondence including administrative reports, contracts for materials or services, regulatory compliance and performance evaluations; maintains data and records using modern office technology.

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 5 million dollars.

Minimum Qualifications

Methods, materials, tools and equipment used in the operations, maintenance and construction of potable and non-potable water systems; principles and practices in mechanical maintenance and plumbing; operating characteristics of a variety of tools and equipment used in water utility maintenance and treatment process work; safety regulations and aspects of water utility maintenance work, including work performed within the public right-of-way and the safe operations of tools and equipment; standards and specifications used in the inspection of underground construction work; techniques of scheduling, monitoring and reviewing field and treatment maintenance work.

Schedule, oversee and review the work of all field staff, as well as to provide technical guidance and training; perform a variety of technical field maintenance tasks for a water utility operation; operate tools and equipment used in field maintenance work, including heavy equipment; perform basic laboratory tests for water quality; read and interpret engineering plans and drawings; keep accurate, clear and organized records; deal tactfully and effectively with the public, outside agencies and contractors.

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:

Five years of journey level work in water system maintenance and operations including two years of a supervisory experience. Experience with recycled water operations is desirable.

Completion of high school or its equivalent, supplemented by specialized courses in water distribution and production systems. Two years of college in a related field is highly desirable. 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
Approximately 50% of the duties are performed in an office and the other 50% in the field.

The field 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
Must possess a Grade II Water Treatment Operator (T2) and a Grade III Water Distribution Operator (D3) Certification issued by the State Water Resources Control Board. Must obtain a Grade IV Water Distribution Operator (D4) Certifications within 18 months from the date of hire. Must possess and maintain a valid California Driver License and have a clean driving record. Possessing a Grade IV Water Distribution Operator (D4) 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 by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, November 9, 2020 a completed District emploment  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. Interviews are scheduled for 11/16/20.

All offers of employment are contingent on proof of a good driving record and successful completion of a District paid physical. 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.

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