• WATER OPERATIONS FOREMAN

    General

    Date: August 08, 2017

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    Resumes and applications may be submitted any of the following ways:

    • Email: [email protected]
    • Fax: 661-944-3668
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      Littlerock Creek Irrigation District
      35141 87th St East
      Littlerock, CA 93543

    Definition/Summary

    Under administrative direction, plans, organizes, manages, and directs all District field staff involved in the construction, maintenance, repair and operation of water production, storage, and distribution facilities

    Essential Functions

    • Plans, organizes, assigns, reviews, and manages water production, storage, and distribution; plant and facility maintenance; repair and limited construction; equipment and vehicle maintenance and repair; ground keeping, warehousing; meter repair; water sampling and basic lab analysis.
    • Develops and implements long-range plans for major maintenance or replacement projects.
    • Develops, and directs implementation of policies, procedures, and standards related to maintenance and operations.
    • Provides field evaluation, inspection, and monitoring to plan major jobs.
    • Ensures compliance with requirements and standards.
    • Performs, performance planning, annual evaluation, and management.
    • Schedules employee work shifts, approves leave requests and time sheets.
    • Trains employees on work procedures, standards and safety related programs.
    • Develops, implements, and oversees preventive maintenance.
    • Assists in preparation of annual budget; reviews and approves purchase requests.
    • Manages district’s Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system.
    • Meets with contractors, utilities, governmental entities, suppliers, and public to coordinate operations, obtain services, secure cooperation, and resolve problems.
    • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with co-workers, outside agencies, and the public.
    • Regular attendance and adherence to prescribed work schedule to conduct job responsibilities.

    Other Duties

    • Confers with district staff and coordinates activities.
    • Prepares or reviews periodic or special reports.
    • Monitors employee certification.
    • Provides input and review for district activities.

    Job Standards/Specifications

    Knowledge of:

    • Principles, practices, equipment, and materials used in water system construction, maintenance and repair.
    • Supervisory principles and practices including planning, organizing and assigning work, selection of, training, motivating, and appraising staff and dealing with personnel issues.
    • Work safety standards and regulations.
    • District policies, rules, regulations, and procedures.
    • Budget development, and fiscal controls and capital improvement fiscal planning.
    • Principles, methods and practices used in communications control equipment installation, maintenance and repair.
    • Database applications related to maintenance, operations, and construction.

    Ability of:

    • Plan, organize, manage, review, and administer the maintenance, construction and operations functions of the district.
    • Prepare and carry out personnel, budgeting, and training activities as they relate to district operations staff.
    • Effectively represent the district’s operations functions with the public, other government agencies, contractors, developers, and professional consultants.
    • Analyze complex maintenance and operations problems.

    Typical Physical Activities

    • Operates District vehicles and equipment in collection system construction, maintenance, and repair work.
    • Must be able to carry, push, pull, reach, and lift equipment and parts weighing up to 50 pounds.
    • Stoops, kneels, crouches, crawls, and climbs during field maintenance and repair work.
    • Works in an environment with exposure to dust, dirt, and significant temperature changes between cold and heat.
    • Communicates orally with District staff in face-to-face, one-to-one settings.
    • Regularly uses a telephone for communication.
    • Uses office equipment such as computer terminals, copiers, and FAX machines.
    • Stands and walks for extended time periods.
    • Hearing and vision within normal ranges with or without correction.

    Environmental Factors

    1. Exposure to the sun: 50% to 100% work time spent outside a building and exposed to the sun.
    2. Work above floor level: Some work done on ladders or other surfaces from 4 to 12 feet above the ground.
    3. High temp: Considerable work time in hard manual labor in temperatures between 80-100 degrees.
    4. Humidity: Work in areas with unusually high humidity.
    5. Wetness: More than 10% of the work time getting part or all of the body and/or clothing wet.
    6. Noise: Occasionally there are unusually loud sounds.
    7. Slippery surfaces: Occasional work on unusually slippery surfaces.
    8. Oil: Some parts of the body in contact with oil or grease occasionally.
    9. Dust: Works in or around areas with minor amounts of dust.
    10. Irregular or extended work hours: Occasionally required to change working hours or work overtime.

    Desirable Qualifications

    Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the necessary knowledge and abilities is qualifying.

    Education: Equivalent to completion of high school and four years supervisory experience in construction, maintenance, repair, and/or operation of water distribution and treatment facilities.

    License Certificate Registration Requirement

    Driver License: Possess and maintain valid California driver’s license and safe driving record.

    Certificate: Possess and maintain a State Water Resources Control Board, Water Distribution Operator 2 (D2) and a Water Treatment Operator 2 (T2) as required by the California State Health Department. Certification(s) need to be finished and obtained either at date of hire or within an acceptability period of time, not to exceed 1 year from hire.