Please see the SELECTION PROCESS below for required attachment(s) to the electronic application. Applicants will not be able to "submit" the application, without first electronically attaching the required documents.
If you have further job-related questions please contact staff in the HR Division at 805-925-0951 x2203. If you are experiencing any technical (computer related) difficulties, please call the NEOGOV help line for technical assistance at 1-855-524-5627.
Under general direction, supervises, assigns and participates in the operation and 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 utility facilities; organizes, schedules, and assigns work of crews engaged in the maintenance and repair or water production facilities, water blending / disinfection facilities, and as needed, the stormwater system; and supervises the operation and adjustments of all operating equipment; trains staff and evaluates performance.
The incumbent is the first-level supervisory class responsible for the supervision and maintenance of reliable and accurate water production, blending/disinfection facilities, water meter system, storage, treatment, transmission, distribution, and construction facilities; water distribution repairs determining section priorities, processes, and assessment of productivity associated with industry performance standards; and participates in the work of crews. This classification recommends improvements and processes changes to ensure efficient use of City resources related to water supply and distribution. This position conducts a variety of complex work assignments, exercises sound judgment and decision-making, works independently, and demonstrates a robust working knowledge reflected in the level of water certification required.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
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, sewer mains, manholes, concrete structures, stormwater facilities, asphalt paving, and other related public 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 City 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 utility facilities installed by new development; ensures that all utility facilities are installed per City specifications; records and carries out a preventive maintenance program for the water distribution system and various utility 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 complaints; trains subordinates in the skills to properly maintain and operate utility facilities; operates City 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; reviews and schedules requests from the Finance Department associated with Utility Billing; monitors equipment malfunctions, adjusting or diagnosing problems; must be available for standby emergency call-back duty as assigned; makes 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.
Principles, practices, methods, materials, equipment and standards used in the operation and maintenance of water production facilities, including pumping stations and related facilities; schematic plant flow diagrams and treatment functions; plant instrumentation; safety rules, codes, principles, and practices related to the work, including the methods and precautions used in storing and handling hazardous chemicals; applicable public health and governmental regulations; water sampling and standard process control analyses; mathematics and record keeping; mechanical and hydraulic principles as they relate to the operation of a water system; domestic water treatment and distribution systems; mechanical and electrical characteristics of motors, meters, valves, control panels, water systems, telemetry systems and other water control or measuring devices; Federal, State and local standards for maintaining water quality; public health codes related to water regulations; AWWA specifications; hydraulics; principles for disinfection of water distribution systems and principles and practices of effective supervision, exemplary customer service, teamwork and developing consensus.
Effectively supervise subordinate staff; assign, plan, schedule, organize, evaluate, and direct the work of others; participate in work related to the operation and maintenance of the City's water system, including water meter system, storage, treatment, transmission and distribution facilities; inspect plant facilities and recognize inefficient, unusual, or dangerous operating conditions; exercise sound judgment in emergency and non-emergency situations; develop and revise operating schedules to meet changing conditions; conduct and interpret process control tests and direct the adjustment of plant operations accordingly; operate and maintain a wide variety of hand and power tools used in water treatment and distribution; perform and train others regarding the use of a variety of skilled and semi-skilled tasks in utility facility construction and maintenance; maintain logs, charts, and records of plant operational results; read and interpret gauges and recording devices reflecting water system operations; read, write, and perform mathematical calculations; interpret plant piping and distribution diagrams; read and interpret maps, drawings, product label instructions and equipment operation procedures; perform routine laboratory tests and samplings; analyze and make recommendations for improved procedures or take effective corrective action when necessary; understand and follow oral and written instructions; collaborate with a variety of diverse interest groups in reaching a consensus for the betterment of the community; demonstrate an awareness and appreciation of the cultural diversity of the community; attend, as scheduled, on a regular basis, to effectively perform the position's required duties and responsibility; communicate effectively in both oral and written form; take a proactive approach to problem solving; perform assigned tasks in a safe manner; attend work, as scheduled, on a regular basis, to effectively perform the position's required duties and responsibilities.; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; learn the organization, procedures, and operating details of the City department to which assigned; and practice and exemplify the City of Santa Maria's Mission Statement.
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED
Generators, pumps, motors, engines, chemical feeders, valves, gauges, detection devices, and specialized equipment including analyzers, computer-based telemetry recorders and indicators, computer control systems, electrical equipment and various kinds of hydraulic systems; motorized vehicles and trucks; common hand and power tools including but not limited to shovels and wrenches; calculators; a variety of lab equipment; mobile radios, telephones, fax machines, and copy machines; personal and mobile computers; and word processing software and other software.
Once a recruitment has been open for ten (10) calendar days, the City reserves the right to stop accepting applications prior to the initially posted deadline if a sufficient number of qualified applications are received. To ensure review of application materials, applicants are strongly encouraged to apply as early as possible in the process. The recruitment is officially closed once it has been removed from the City's web site.
The completed electronic application packet will include the online application and supplemental questions, and electronic attachments of a resume, cover letter, and required attachments. For any technical difficulties or help with attaching documents to your application, please contact NEOGOV at 1-855-524-5627.
As you complete your online application, please provide complete and accurate information for each employment during the past 10 years. Although a resume is required, it does not substitute for providing the information requested on the electronic application. Do not write "See resume" or "See attached." Failure to provide complete information will cause forfeiture toward employment with the City.
As you complete your supplemental questionnaire, please provide length of experience as of the date the recruitment closes, not as of the date you are submitting your application.
Applicants are required to apply online. Hard copy application packets will not be accepted in lieu of applying through the online process. However, persons who believe they are qualified under the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) or California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) may request a reasonable accommodation to participate in the recruitment process. The request must be received by Human Resources with sufficient time prior to the final filing deadline, to allow for the request to be considered through the interactive process.
The most qualified candidates will be selected to appear before a panel for an oral interview. Those applicants invited to an interview will be notified electronically at the email address provided by each candidate through the application process. Therefore, it is the applicant's responsibility to provide an accurate email address and to allow their inbox to receive emails in regard to this recruitment. A tentative oral interview date has been scheduled for August 28, 2018. The oral board will recommend a limited number of candidates to the eligibility list from which the new Water Supervisor may be selected. This recruitment may also establish an eligibility list for future Water Supervisor openings.
If at any time during the recruitment any portion of your application packet does not meet the requirements you may be disqualified from further consideration in this recruitment.
The City of Santa Maria is a participant in the E-Verify program through the Department of Homeland Security. Upon hire, the candidate must produce original documents according to the Department of Homeland Security Form I-9 List of Acceptable Documents. If you have any questions, please contact Human Resources staff at (805) 925-0951 extension 2203.
Although you are unable to make changes to a completed application or add additional documents once you initially submit your packet, if you need to make corrections or attach a document you missed, you may only do so by submitting an entire new application packet prior to the final filing deadline. Please note if you reapply, ONLY your most recent application will be reviewed; all portions of previous applications submitted will be automatically archived without review. It is the applicant's responsibility to submit a fully completed application for Human Resources review; incomplete applications will be subject to disqualification.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
As a condition of employment with the City of Santa Maria, all employees are required to be in compliance with the terms and requirements of the City's Dress Code Policy, CAM 2008-02; which includes restrictions regarding tattoos and piercings.
Upon hire, the candidate must submit a Department of Motor Vehicles printout summarizing their driving record covering the last 30 days from the closing date of this recruitment. Upon hire, candidate must possess a bank account to accommodate the City of Santa Maria's direct deposit for bi-weekly pay.
If a diploma/certificate/degree is required to meet minimum qualifications for the position, proof must be submitted to department staff and received during the reference check process, prior to offer of employment or promotion.
A "No Smoking" policy has been adopted in all City facilities to promote a health-based, smoke-free work place as part of the City's commitment to a pollution-free environment.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Minorities, women and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Interested parties may request a copy of the City of Santa Maria Equal Employment Opportunity Plan by contacting the Human Resources Division.
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITY ACT (ADA) AND CALIFORNIA FAIR EMPLOYMENT AND HOUSING ACT (FEHA)
Under the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons desiring a reasonable accommodation to compete in the recruitment process may contact the Human Resources Office at 805-925-0951, Extension 2203, or the California Relay Service at 1-800-735-2920 or 1-888-877-5378 for TDD (Telecommunications Devices for the Deaf), prior to the final filing deadline.
IMMIGRATION REFORM AND CONTROL ACT
In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, if you are selected for employment with the City of Santa Maria, you will be required to provide proof of identity and work eligibility.
The provisions contained in these job postings do not constitute an expressed or implied contract and any provisions contained herein may be modified or revised without notice.
Once a recruitment has been announced for ten (10) calendar days, the City reserves the right to stop accepting applications prior to the initially posted deadline if we receive a sufficient amount of qualified applications. Therefore, applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible in the process, to ensure review of their application materials. The recruitment is officially closed once it has been removed from the City's web site.
APPLICANTS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY ONLINE AT:
If you do not have computer and internet capabilities available in your home, please visit the Santa Maria Public Library located at 421 S. McClelland or the Workforce Resources Center located at 1410 S. Broadway, for no cost computer access. Time usage restrictions may apply; thus it is recommended that you have all necessary background and experience information readily available.
Human Resources Division contact info:
805-925-0951 ext. 2203
A valid Class "C" California Driver's License at time of appointment. Within 12 months of appointment, must obtain a Class "B" California Driver's License with Tanker endorsement. Must have and maintain a satisfactory driving record and be insurable to operate City vehicles.
A valid Grade 4 Water Distribution Operator certificate issued by the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) Drinking Water Operator Certification Program (DWOCP). A valid Grade 3 Water Treatment Operator certificate issued by SWRCB DWOCP is highly desirable.
Under the Department of Transportation Drug and Alcohol Program, may 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 City.
Additional Salary Information: The following benefits vary by bargaining unit. For full benefit information please refer to the Memorandum of Understanding or compensation resolution available at http://www.cityofsantamaria.org/city-government/departments/human-resources-employment/salary-group-agreements.
Life Insurance and AD&D Coverage
Short-Term & Long-Term Disability
Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
Employee Assistance Program
457 Deferred Compensation
Post Employment Health Plan (PEHP)
Educational Incentive Program
About City of Santa Maria
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