SYSTEM OPERATOR I/II
Positions remain open until filled.
Send resumes and cover letter to Kevin Wahl, Superintendent of Operations, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’re seeking System Operators I/II to join our agile, versatile, dedicated team of water and wastewater professionals serving the eastern Camarillo and Santa Rosa Valley communities. Camrosa has three distribution systems—potable, nonpotable, and recycled water—a sewer collection system, and a water reclamation facility. System Operators have areas of expertise and focus but work on a wide variety of projects across all aspects of the District’s physical infrastructure. No two days are the same at Camrosa, and we encourage dual certification, require independence, and reward initiative.
GENERAL JOB DUTIES
- Under immediate to general supervision, System Operators perform semi-skilled and skilled duties in the construction, installation, service, maintenance, and repair of water transmission distribution systems, water leaks, pumping, water treatment, wastewater treatment, chemical control, monitoring, and related facilities and equipment.
- Monitor supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems and make necessary adjustments; use other modern communication equipment.
- Contact and supervise contractors; inspect work of contractors; ensure contract work is performed according to District standards.
- Standby rotation required; other duties as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF TYPICAL JOB FUNCTIONS
System Operator I: Entry level. Initially under close supervision, incumbents learn to and perform a variety of semi-skilled and skilled duties in the construction, installation, service, maintenance, and repair of water distribution, water treatment, and wastewater treatment systems. As experience is gained, assignments become more varied, complex, and difficult, and operators work with increasing independence.
System Operator II: Journey level. Distinguished from System Operator I by the performance of the full range of duties as assigned, working independently, and exercising judgment and initiative. Positions at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit.
Examples of the wide variety of functions and skills required of Camrosa System Operators include:
- Construction, installation, service, maintenance, and repair of water transmission distribution systems, water leaks, and related facilities and equipment, including water main lines, service lines, water meters, meter boxes, fire hydrants, customer valves, and cla-valves.
- Inspection, operation, maintenance, and repair of pumping, water treatment, chemical control, and monitoring equipment including booster pumps, wells, reservoirs, pressure regulators, automated valves, production systems, motors, and related facilities and equipment.
- Monitoring of supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, including necessary adjustments to maintain an adequate supply of water and water pressure for customers; reading and responding to alarms, e-mails, and other system notifications.
- System-wide reservoir inspections; reservoir chlorine residuals; well maintenance and disinfection work.
- Underground Service Alert (USA Dig-Alert) underground utility line locating; verification that utilities are properly marked prior to excavation; location of service lines, main water lines, sewer lines, and wastewater assets within Camrosa’s jurisdiction.
- Contact with various contractors; inspection of contractors’ work to ensures its performance according to District standards.
- Use of a variety of vehicles, tools, and equipment including trucks, forklifts, backhoes, skip loaders, front end loaders, tillers, dump trucks, vacuum trailers, cranes, air compressors, welders, hand tools, power tools, pneumatic tools, grinders, drills, meters, analyzers, booster pumps, and SCADA systems.
- Prompt response to after-hours emergencies and assistance of colleagues in emergency situations; on-call and standby duty as directed; emergency leak and system repair work; function as Chief SCADA Operator for entire District when on call.
- Building and ground maintenance including weed spraying, tree trimming, painting, roof repairs, and miscellaneous maintenance tasks.
- Communication of relevant information to coworkers, ensuring tasks are followed through to completion; assistance in customer service functions as assigned.
Camrosa employees are expected to:
- Present a professional image at all times and ensures all internal and external deadlines are met; continue professional development through attainment of additional certifications, training, and education.
- Observe and comply with District and mandated safety rules, regulations, and protocols; serve on Safety Committee as directed; repair safety hazards as they are discovered and/or assigned.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Placement within classification and pay scale dependent on experience.
- System Operator I ($20.19 – $36.06 per hour): Possession and maintenance of a valid: Class “C” California Driver’s License; Grade D1 Water Distribution and Grade T1 Water Treatment Operator Certificates.
- System Operator II ($28.85 – $45.67): Three years’ experience; possession and maintenance of a valid: Class “A” California Driver’s License; Grade D2 Water Distribution and Grade T2 Water Treatment Operator Certificates.
Camrosa provides group major medical, dental, and vision insurance for the individual employee, at no cost to the employee, plus options for dependents. Additional employer-paid benefits include life insurance and short-term and long-term disability. Camrosa retirements plans are offered under CalPERS.
TO APPLY: Send resumes and cover letter to Kevin Wahl, Superintendent of Operations, at email@example.com. Positions remain open until filled.