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Water Quality Specialist
City of Tulare
Water Quality Specialist
City of Tulare
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October 30, 2019
Full Time - Experienced
Thank you for your interest in our Water Quality Specialist position. We look forward to the opportunity to consider you as an applicant.
To be considered for this outstanding career opportunity applicants must submit an application with detailed information in each of the following sections of the application: Education, Work Experience, Certificates and Licenses, and Skills. Resumes may be attached but will not be accepted in lieu of a complete, detailed application or in lieu of detailed responses to the supplemental questions. Copies or required certificates must also be attached to your application.
Applicants that meet the minimum requirements will be invited to interview for the position on
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10th.
For planning purposes, we have included reference to the interview date. Additional details regarding the interview will be sent via email to applicants after our screening process is complete (on or before Tuesday, November 26th at 5 p.m.).
Under general direction, plans, schedules, assigns, and reviews the work of water treatment staff within the Water Utility Division; coordinates, monitors, and provides technical input for assigned water treatment, maintenance, construction, and repair projects and other special programs; provides technical assistance to the Water Utility and Collections Manager; performs a variety of technical tasks relative to the repair, maintenance, and alterations on a variety of facilities, buildings, water distribution pipes, water well pumps, motors, controls, and chlorination equipment; performs backflow testing and repairs; and performs related work as required.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
Receives general supervision from the Water and Wastewater Collection Utility Manager. Exercises general supervision over assigned staff. Coordinates and monitors the work of outside contractors, vendors, and consultants as assigned.
This is the full supervisory-level class in the water treatment series. Incumbents are responsible for planning, organizing, supervising, reviewing, and evaluating the work of water treatment staff either directly or through lead workers. The incumbents are also expected to independently perform the full range of water treatment duties. Performance of the work requires the use of considerable independence, initiative, and discretion within established guidelines. This class is distinguished from the Water Utility and Collections Manager in that the latter has management responsibility for all water utility operations and maintenance functions and activities of the City.
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Management reserves the rights to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job.
Plans, organizes, assigns, supervises, and reviews the work of water treatment staff.
Trains staff in work and safety procedures and in the operation and use of water production and treatment equipment; implements procedures and standards.
Provides input on employee performance evaluations; works with employees to correct deficiencies; implements discipline procedures; assists in selection and promotion.
Monitors operations and activities of the water treatment work unit assigned to water utilities; recommends improvements and modifications and prepares various reports on operations and activities; recommends and assists in the implementation of goals and objectives; implements policies and procedures.
Determines and recommends equipment, materials, and staffing needs for assigned projects; participates in the annual budget preparation; prepares detailed cost estimates with appropriate justifications, as required; maintains a variety of records and prepares routine reports of work performance.
Monitors and controls supplies and equipment; orders supplies and tools as necessary; prepares documents for equipment procurement; participates in informal bid processes for vendor selection.
Coordinates with and oversees contractors in providing water production, treatment, and repair services.
Participates in the administration of preventive maintenance, in-service training, and safety programs; develops safety programs that meet Federal and State standards; ensures compliance with safety procedures.
Performs operations, maintenance, and repair duties in the area of work assigned, including water distribution pipes, water wells, Supervisor Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system, Programmable Logic Control (PLC), and related appurtenances.
Monitors water production, pressure, and treatment using SCADA; uses SCADA to direct water wells; analyzes distribution and SCADA system problems.
Monitors water system pressure, tank levels and ground water levels, chlorine residual, GAC Filter Systems, water production; evaluates disinfection procedures and makes necessary adjustments.
Oversees the computerized SCADA telemetry system, troubleshoots difficult SCADA and pumping equipment problems; troubleshoot and resolve, repair computer control devices and other hardware at tank, treatment and well sites.
Coordinate water quality monitoring program; schedules water sampling events, performs groundwater and distribution system sampling; compiles summary of test results; track test results to ensure regulatory compliance; analyzes test results tracking specific constituents; maintains data base of water quality monitoring and testing; maintain logs of daily activities and keeps accurate records.
Tracks required analytical sampling of water systems and wells; prepares monthly, quarterly and annual water quality reports; prepares written correspondence and technical reports; responds to public inquiries regarding water issues; handle complaints and answer questions from the public.
Inspects, installs, repairs, maintains, calibrates, tests, and troubleshoots a wide variety of electronic recording, indicating, measuring, controlling, and test instruments including water lines, valves, meters, pressure regulators, gauges, chemical feed pumps and tanks, groundwater treatment equipment, production equipment, storage tanks and other water system infrastructures.
Performs preventative maintenance inspections and tests equipment, including metering and recording instruments, control apparatus, data logging and display equipment, communications and telemetry systems, SCADA, and PLC software and hardware, according to an established schedule; maintains documentation of changes; inspects facilities and equipment to determine the need for major maintenance or repair.
Operates and maintains chlorination equipment including leak detection, adjusting feed rates, test water for chlorine residual and coordinate chlorine deliveries; monitors and adjusts water production and treatment equipment
Operates and services equipment used in the repair, installation and maintenance of water system infrastructures including, but not limited to, compressors, jack hammers, tractors, trucks, and any other assigned light and heavy equipment; makes minor adjustments on service equipment; maintain tools and equipment in working order.
Operates and maintains wells, storage tanks, and treatment facilities; clean and monitor pump stations and related equipment;
Perform field duties related to the water system; take water samples and inspect new construction; inspect residential and commercial service issues.
Identify service and main leaks; operate pipe locators; install and inspect backflow devices.
Perform emergency repairs to water lines as necessary; establish proper traffic control devices; performs minor concrete work.
Observes safe work methods and makes appropriate use of related safety equipment as required.
Maintains logs and records of work performed; prepares periodic reports.
Answers questions and provides information to the public; investigates complaints; recommends corrective actions to resolve issues.
Responds to operations, maintenance, and repair emergency situations as required.
Performs other related work as required.
QUALIFICATIONS / REQUIREMENTS:
Materials, methods, practices, equipment and tools used in the installation and maintenance of valves, hydrants, water lines, meters, regulators, pumps, water wells and groundwater treatment equipment, distribution systems and water services.
Local, state and federal statues, codes, rules and regulations governing water systems, groundwater treatment and quality (e.g., Safe Drinking Water Act).
Principles and practices of employee supervision, including work planning, assignment, review and evaluation, discipline, and the training of staff in work procedures.
Principles, practices, and methods of the maintenance and repair work related to water distribution systems.
Equipment, tools, and materials used in maintenance activities and services related to water distribution systems.
Water purification and testing procedures.
Pumps, valves and backflow devices.
Applicable Federal, State and local laws, ordinances, regulations, and guidelines relevant to assigned duties.
Safe work methods and safety practices pertaining to the work.
Safe driving rules and practices
Modern office practices, methods, and computer equipment.
Computer applications related to work.
Basic arithmetic related to water treatment and distribution systems, mechanical, and electronic components.
English usage, spelling, vocabulary, grammar, and punctuation.
Techniques for dealing effectively with the public, vendors, contractors, and City staff, in person and over the telephone.
Techniques for providing a high level of customer service to the public and City staff, in person and over the telephone.
Principles, procedures, methods, equipment, materials, and tools used in the electrical and mechanical repair of minor and major equipment systems, including pumps, motors, generators, and pressure regulatory devices.
Principles, practices, and methods related to the maintenance and repair of various data acquisition and control instrumentation.
Water purification and testing procedures.
Use, testing, and operation of backflow prevention devices.
The operation and minor maintenance of a variety of hand and power tools, vehicles and power equipment.
Basic principles of supervision and training.
Assist in developing and implementing goals, objectives, practices, policies, procedures, and work standards.
Supervise, train, plan, organize, schedule, assign, review, and evaluate the work of staff.
Organize, implement, and direct water distribution maintenance and repair operations and activities.
Analyze, interpret, apply, and enforce Federal, State and local policies, procedures, laws, and regulations.
Understand, interpret, and successfully communicate both orally and in writing, pertinent department policies and procedures.
Identify problems, research, and analyze relevant information, develop and present recommendations, and justification for solution.
Develop cost estimates for supplies and equipment.
Safely and effectively use, operate, and maintain the full range of equipment and tools required for the work.
Performing the most complex maintenance duties and operating related equipment.
Work with heavy equipment requiring good motor coordination and physical strength.
Operate a motor vehicle safely.
Maintain accurate records and files of work performed.
Use computer technology and applications in the performance of daily activities.
Make sound, independent decisions within established policy and procedural guidelines.
Establish and maintain a variety of manual and computerized record keeping and project management systems.
Organize own work, set priorities, and meet critical time deadlines.
Operate modern office equipment including computer equipment and software programs.
Use English effectively to communicate in person, over the telephone, and in writing.
Use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgment within general policy, procedural, and legal guidelines.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.
Inspect, operate, diagnose problems, and perform preventive maintenance and repair work on electronic meters, electrical and mechanical equipment, systems, and facilities, and recording instruments and SCADA systems; take appropriate action when failures occur.
Perform a variety of minor fabricating and welding duties related to water system construction, maintenance, and repair.
Inspect the work of others and maintain established quality control standards.
Read and interpret water quality reports, maps, as-built plans and blueprints, manuals, diagrams, and technical regulations.
Safely and effectively use and operate hand tools, mechanical equipment, power tools, and equipment required for the work.
Perform routine groundwater treatment procedures.
Read and understand schematic diagrams.
Perform simple arithmetic and mathematical computations.
Education and Experience:
Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:
Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth (12th) grade supplemented by specialized training in water treatment, personnel supervision, and four (4) years responsible experience in water distribution system operation including testing, sampling, cleaning, maintenance, inspection, repair, installation, and construction, and one (1) year of lead or supervisory experience.
Licenses and Certifications:
Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Class C California driver's license.
Possession of and continued maintenance of a Grade T2 Water Treatment Operator Certificate issued by the State of California Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB)
Possession of and continued maintenance of a Grade D3 Water Distribution Operator Certificate issued by the State of California Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB).
Within eighteen (18) months of the date of entry into the position, must obtain a T3 Water Treatment Operator Certificate issued by the State of California Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB)
Within eighteen (18) months of the date of entry into the position, must obtain a D4 Water Distribution Operator Certificate issued by the State of California Department of Health Services (DHS).
May be required to obtain a Backflow Device Tester Certificate. If required, must obtain the certificate within 18 months of notification.
Internal Number: 201900016
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About City of Tulare
The City of Tulare is an exceptional community of 60,000 situated in the Central San Joaquin Valley along Highway 99, just 45 miles south of Fresno and 60 miles North of Bakersfield. Its mid-sate location benefits businesses needing same-day access to key California markets as well as residents seeking recreational opportunities in the beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountains to the east and the spectacular California coastline to the west.
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