Calwater Jobs – Program Manager

Website California Water Service Company

Job Description:

The Interim Water Quality Program Manager performs complex tasks to implement, maintain, and comply with all water quality and environmental regulations and programs within an assigned region. Primary responsibilities focus on drinking water public health, regulatory planning and compliance, and Division of Drinking Water (DDW) permitting. This position is located in Bakersfield, CA.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Obtains the appropriate permits whenever changes or modifications are made to the drinking water system
  • Primary liaison between the Company, districts, state and federal agencies, the Division of Drinking Water (DDW) and fosters relationship with these groups
  • Develops sampling plans and assesses analytical results of raw and finished water to ensure regulatory compliance
  • Works with the Cross Connection Control Program Manager to ensure the program is in compliance with state and federal requirements
  • Communicates in a timely manner with the DDW as required to ensure compliance with local, state, and federal water quality regulations
  • Performs complex tasks to ensure compliance with water quality regulations within the assigned region
  • Trains applicable Company personnel on sample collection, water quality regulations, water treatment operations, and all other water quality-related topics
  • Prepares and reviews Consumer Confidence Reports, Annual Water Quality reports, Monthly reporting and any other internal and external reporting
  • Assesses new water supply source data to ensure quality and regulatory compliance and identifies/recommends appropriate treatment technologies for removal of contaminants
  • Responds to emergencies 24/7 and works with district management to assess conditions, coordinate communication with key internal staff, and relay clear and concise information to regulators
  • Develops water quality monitoring schedules for sources, water treatment plants, and distribution systems in accordance with applicable regulations

Job Requirements:

  • Upon hire, must provide proof of COVID vaccination status
  • Knowledge of state and federal water quality regulations, including Backflow and Cross Connection Control programs
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply water and environmental regulations
  • Three years of experience working in water quality compliance
  • Water Distribution Operator Grade 2 Certification preferred (required to obtain within 1 year)
  • Knowledge of Company policies and procedures
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Biology, Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering and/or equivalent relevant experience
  • State Water Resources Control Board
  • Knowledge of water quality sampling, test methods, chain of custody documentation, and compliance standards
  • Cross Connection Control Specialist Certification preferred
  • Knowledge of drinking water contaminants, their standards, and all associated regulations
  • Knowledge of water systems treatment and distribution practices
  • Valid California Driver License
  • Water Treatment Operator Grade 2 Certification preferred (required to obtain within 1 year)

Job Details:

Company: California Water Service Company

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Bakersfield, CA, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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