Lead Water Distribution Operator III/IV

City of Ventura

The City of Ventura is now accepting applications for the position of Lead Water Distribution Operator III/IV. The resulting eligible list will be used to fill future vacancies within the Ventura Water Department during the life of the eligible list.  Please visit www.cityofventura.ca.gov/jobs to apply by the January 30, 2020 filing deadline.

The Lead Water Distribution Operator III/IV assigns work by giving instruction and direction to assigned crew; develops work orders using Lucity AMMS, determines priority of work to be performed; implements new and/or revised methods, practices or procedures which improve the work flow or utilization of work crews time and abilities.This position will also schedule work related to meter testing and audits, water meter installations, repairs and change outs, moving and upgrading water meters and service lines, meter box repairs and replacement; monitors and inspect work in progress; assists in field activities as necessary. Refer to the job classification for additional information by selecting here. Lead Water Distribution Operator III/I

The ideal candidate is energetic and organized, with excellent leadership skills and is able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously. The candidate will possess strong working knowledge of a water distribution system, American Waterworks Association standards and California Water Resources Control Board standards. In addition, this person will be a motivated self starter with the ability to work independently and in a team environment. Finally, the candidate will have formal training in confined space hazard prevention, asbestos safe handling and disposal, traffic safety control and flagging.

A combination of education, training and experience equivalent to graduation from high school and three years of related water system maintenance experience, one year of which should be in a journey-level capacity. Prior supervisory or lead experience and/or training highly desirable.  Formal training in the following areas is highly desirable:  confined space hazard prevention, asbestos safe handling and disposal, traffic safety control and flagging.
License: Possession of a valid California Class C driver license is required. Within 6 months of employment, incumbent is required to obtain and, thereafter, maintain a valid California State Class A license with Auto Transmission and Air Brakes Restrictions - No Endorsement. Pursuant to the Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations, drug testing is required.

Lead Water Distribution Operator III:  Possession of a valid California Water Resources Control Board Grade D3 Water Distribution Operator certification.
Lead Water Distribution Operator IV:  Possession of a valid California Water Resources Control Board Grade D4 Water Distribution Operator certification.

The City offers a total compensation package that includes both a generous salary and other benefits!
Lead Water Distribution Operator III/IV $62,224.45 - $79,900.29 annually

Submit a City application and supplemental questionnaire by the filing deadline. The preferred method to submit your application is on-line. If you are unable to submit an online application, you may request paper application materials by calling (805) 654-7853 during regular business hours or emailing recruitment@cityofventura.ca.gov. Paper applications and answers to the supplemental questionnaire can be Faxed to (805) 648-4467, or mailed, or hand delivered to City Hall at: 501 Poli Street, Room 210; Ventura, CA 93001. If you FAX, it is highly recommended that you also send the original documents via mail. The Eligibility List established for this classification may be used to fill other regular and temporary vacancies at the discretion of the City.
Application Filing Deadline:
Applications and supplemental questions will be accepted until 5:30 p.m. on January 30, 2020.
Department Selection Interview:
A select number of candidates will be invited to a panel interview process and a department selection interview. Specific dates will be communicated to selected candidates after the filing deadline.