Calwater Jobs – Superintendent

Website California Water Service Company

Job Description:

The Superintendent has oversight of the district’s operations, including capital construction and maintenance activities in the distribution system; supports the District Manager by providing operations updates and critical decisions made; provides relief in the absence of the Assistant District Manager. The position is located in Bakersfield, CA.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Ensures certified distribution operators or treatment operators are properly trained to make decisions that affect water quality and quantity using manual or supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA)
  • Provides oversight to system main repairs, service repairs, meter repairs and replacement program, flushing program, valve operation program, and conducts fire flow availability tests
  • Provides oversight to field operations, including all capital construction and maintenance activities for the distribution system
  • Performs shift operator duties on a daily bases and act as the Shift/Chief operator as needed
  • Responsible for distribution system flushing and District valves exercise maintenance programs; distribution system maintenance; repairs and replacements of mains, services, and valves
  • Provides direction for daily water quality and quantity water system operations, maintenance, and after-hours stand-by operator activities
  • Provides oversight to the operations and maintenance of well sites, system booster stations, reservoirs, treatment plant, compliance water sampling, and testing
  • Responds to all water quality and environmental inquiries and issues; participates in inspections; and interacts with applicable local, state, federal agencies
  • Supervises the day-to-day operations in one or more of the Company’s water systems, including water distribution, production, treatment, maintenance, and construction activities
  • Oversees sub-divider installations; meets with contractors; participates and oversees inspections, closings, and mapping
  • Responsible for identifying distribution capital budget projects and ensuring budget guidelines are adhered to
  • Supervises staff, including prioritizing and assigning work; may conduct performance reviews, and may oversee the training of staff

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent relevant water utility experience
  • Upon hire must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination status
  • Valid California Driver License
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Five years of experience working for a water utility in field operations, customer service, or related department desired
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications
  • Must obtain State Water Resources Control Board-Drinking Water–Operator Certification Programs Water Distribution Operator Grade III Certification within 12 months
  • State Water Resources Control Board-Drinking Water–Operator Certification Programs Water Distribution Operator Grade II Certification
  • Knowledge of construction, maintenance, and repairs to distribution system
  • One year of increasingly responsible experience in a supervisory role desired
  • Must live within 45 minutes of the District office
  • State Water Resources Control Board-Drinking Water–Operator Certification Programs Water Treatment Operator Grade II Certification

Job Details:

Company: California Water Service Company

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Bakersfield, CA, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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