The City of Ventura Water Department is looking for experienced water distribution operators to join
the team. We are seeking candidates who enjoy working on a team and are ready to take a lead role in
managing a crew in a complex, D5 water system environment while working a 4/10 schedule! Interested
candidates should apply for immediate consideration. This is an exciting time to join the Ventura Water
Department and take the next step in your career.
Currently, there are two full-time positions available that the City is looking to fill immediately. This
recruitment may also be used to fill future vacancies.
Candidates possessing a D2 certification and who have successfully completed the D3 examination are
encouraged to apply!
What You’ll Do
Reporting to the Water Distribution Supervisor, the Lead Water Distribution Operator III/IV directs
work and trains employees in the technical aspects of installation and maintenance of water distribution
and service facilities, including valves, hydrants, air/vac's, meter, and services. Utilizing Lucity AMMS,
the Lead Water Distribution Operator develops work orders and determines the priority of work,
optimizing work crews’ time and abilities in the installation, shutdowns, maintenance, replacement and
disinfection of water mains, valves and appurtenances, such as installing and relocating fire hydrants
and making up to 12-inch taps on water mains. This position oversees the annual flushing program and
provides oversite of regulatory discharge requirements and best management practices as applied to
NPDES with the use of NoDES flushing truck. In this role, the lead operates heavy equipment, such as
backhoe, skip loader, tractor, boom truck and attachments, crew trucks, dump trucks, valve operating
trucks and performs minor acetylene welding and cutting.
Who You Are
If you want to join a team committed to the delivery of high-quality water that meets or exceeds State
and Federal Standards this position is for you! If through education, training and/or experience you:
- lay out work in an organized and well-planned manner, communicating clear directions,
- lead a team to get the job done and be a self-starter demonstrating sound judgement,
- possess strong working knowledge of a water distribution system, American Waterworks
Association standards and California Water Resources Control Board standards,
- formally trained in confined space hazard prevention, asbestos safe handling and disposal,
traffic safety control and flagging
…. then you are an ideal candidate for this position.
The City of Ventura offers the ability to grow your water distribution skills as a you lead an exemplary,
group of employees.
A combination of education, training, and experience equivalent to graduation from high school and
three (3) years of related water system maintenance experience, one year of which should be in a
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.
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 OR possession of a D2 certification and successful
completion of the D3 examination, and possession of the D3 certification within one year from the date
Lead Water Distribution Operator IV: Possession of a valid California Water Resources Control Board
Grade D4 Water Distribution Operator certification.
Salary and Benefits
The City offers a compensation package that includes both a generous salary and excellent benefits!
Salary: $82,763.20 - $105,726.40 Annually
How to Apply
To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please complete an online City Job Application and
Applications are reviewed on a continuous basis and qualifying candidates are encouraged to apply.
Open until filled. Please note, this position may close without notice.
Go to www.cityofventura.ca.gov/jobs and Apply! EEO/ADA
salary plus 6 Medical options, CalPers Retirement, Dental, Vision, FSA, 45