California Water Service Company Jobs – Operations Manager

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Job Description:

The Operations Manager is responsible for managing the operation and maintenance activities of the water system including; expense budgets, execution of the capital budget, supporting activities customer service, and SOX compliance.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Serves as Chief Treatment Plant Operator for Lucerne water treatment plant.
  • Leads and manages team, including prioritizing and assigning work, conducting performance evaluations, oversee training and development, and making hiring, disciplinary and termination recommendations
  • Schedules and modifies operations to meet Company, and local goals and initiatives
  • Provides oversight of the water system; flushing and valve operation program, water main, service, and meter repairs and replacement programs, and fire flow availability tests
  • Exercise technical expertise in preparing written and oral reports
  • Ensures that employees comply with all safety guidelines per Company policy
  • Collaborates with Company’s Customer Service, Engineering, Water Quality, Environmental and Safety, Rates, and other internal departments
  • Establishes and maintains relationships with local government officials; acts as the Company representative in a public forum or before the media
  • Provides oversight to the operations and maintenance of well sites, system booster stations, reservoirs, treatment plants, compliance water sampling, and testing
  • Participates in a community service organization consistent with district public outreach plan
  • Responds to all water quality and environmental inquiries and issues; participates in inspections, adheres to Cal Water Statewide NPDES
  • Permit and interacts with applicable agencies
  • Ensures certified distribution and treatment operators are properly trained to make decisions that affect water quality and quantity using manual or supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA)
  • Oversees operations related to distribution, quantity, and quality including maintenance and construction activities, all capital construction and activities, budget development, monitoring expenditures, and resolving complex customer service issues

Job Requirements:

  • Upon hire, must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination status
  • Five years of experience working in a water utility in operations, or related field
  • State Water Resources Control Board-Drinking Water–Operator Certification Programs Water Distribution Operator Grade III Certification required
  • Five years of increasingly responsible experience in management or supervisory role
  • Excellent written, verbal, and public speaking skills
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications
  • Must live within 45 minutes of the district
  • State Water Resources Control Board-Drinking Water–Operator Certification Programs Water Treatment Operator Grade IV Certification required
  • Bachelor’s degree and, or equivalent relevant water industry or field operations experience
  • Valid California Driver License

Job Details:

Company: California Water Service Company

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Guerneville, CA, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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