La Puente Valley County Water District - 112 N First St. - La Puente, CA 91744 - 626.330.2126
Providing Drinking Water To the Community Since 1924

Employment Opportunities

Operations and Maintenance Superintendent

The La Puente Valley County Water District (District) is accepting applications for the position of Operations and Maintenance Superintendent. This is an exciting and unique opportunity for an individual who is action and results focused and is looking for a critical leadership role in a progressive agency. The salary range for this position is $7,900 to $9,900 per month. The District will be accepting application until close of business on November 8, 2019.  
 

The Position

The Operations and Maintenance Superintendent will play a key role at the District and report to the District’s General Manager.  The Operations and Maintenance Superintendent plans, organizes, manages, directs, and supervises the operations and maintenance functions of the District.  The ideal candidate will be a leader and will have the ability motivate staff to carry out the District’s mission.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Plans, organizes, integrates, manages and evaluates the work of assigned personnel; develops, implements and monitors work plans to achieve the department’s goals and objectives; establishes performance requirements for assigned personnel; recommends compensation; subject to approval, takes disciplinary action to address performance deficiencies, in accordance with District personnel policies and procedures.
  • Coordinates the organization, operational activities and preventative maintenance for the water treatment and production facilities including the reservoirs, well sites, treatment facilities, pumping stations, pressure regulating stations, backflows, remote operated valves and related equipment.
  • Ensures that the facilities are maintained and operated in such manner as to meet safety standards.
  • Establishes schedules and methods for providing water systems operations, maintenance and repair services.
  • Manages operations and maintenance of wells, water treatment facilities, pumping stations and storage tanks to ensure the water quality meets and exceeds the state safe drinking water regulations.
  • Oversees the preparation and timely submittal of all related compliance reports to federal, state and local regulatory agencies; ensures compliance with various permits.
  • Ensure compliance with Federal, State and County codes and regulations.
  • Serve as liaison to regulatory agencies; interpretation of laws, regulations, rules and ordinances; environmental protection program implementation; performing technical computations; and preparation of permit applications and regulatory reports required to operate the District’s water production, treatment and distribution facilities.
  • Works with the General Manager and the District’s contracted Engineer to design and plan construction and maintenance projects.
  • Performs a variety of project administration duties for assigned projects; works with consultants to develop project scopes; oversees projects throughout completion including monitoring the work of contractors; coordinates work with other agencies as necessary.
  • Administer the District’s safety programs; responsible for their implementation; proposes safety requirements to be followed.
  • Participates in the development and administration of the operations and maintenance budget; monitors and approves expenditures; forecasting funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies.
  • Routinely makes presentations regarding operations, construction and water quality issues to the Board of Directors and other organizations.
  • Be called upon to respond to emergency call-outs.
Desirable Qualifications

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

  • Experience: 7 years of experience in performing complex/technical task in the areas of water system repair and maintenance, water treatment, water quality and regulatory compliance. At least 3 of the required 7 years in a lead or supervisory capacity in a related functional area.
  • Education: High school diploma or equivalent is required.  Associates degree with major course work in water science, water systems technology or related field is preferred.  Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a major in water technology, environmental engineering, civil engineering, public administration, business administration or a closely related field is highly desirable.

Certification and Other Requirements

  • Possession of a valid California Class C Driver License is required at the time of
  • Possession of a Grade III Water Treatment Operator certificate issued by the State Water Resources Control Board - Division of Drinking Water. Ability to obtain a Grade IV within 18 months upon notification of this requirement.
  • Possession of a Grade III Water Distribution Operator certificate issued by the State Water Resources Control Board - Division of Drinking Ability to obtain a Grade IV within 18 months upon notification of this requirement.
  • Possession of an AWWA Cross-Connection Control Specialist Certificate (preferred)
  • Cal OSHA 10 Hour Construction Safety (certificate of course completion).

The District may allow an appropriate amount of time to obtain required certifications, as specified and agreed upon at the time of hire.

 

To apply submit resume and application by email to General Manager, Greg Galindo at ggalindo@lapuentewater.com.



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La Puente Water District
112 N First St.
La Puente, CA 91744
Hours of Operation
Mon-Thr: 8:00am to 5:00pm
Fri: 7:00am to 3:00pm
Phone: 626.330.2126
Fax: 626.330.2679