2020-01-13 2020-02-03

Backflow and Cross Connection Coordinator I

Olivenhain Municipal Water District
  • Organization Type: Public Water/Wastewater Agency
  • Location: Encinitas, California
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Job ID: 54108
  • Organization Website
  • Organization Type: Public Water/Wastewater Agency
  • Location: Encinitas, California
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Job ID: 54108
  • Organization Website

OMWD is seeking candidates for the position of Backflow and Cross Connection Coordinator I. This at will position responsibilities include: performing inspections on a variety of water systems including recycled water sites, enforcing cross connection and water quality regulations, and reviewing plans and manuals for compliance with District, State, and Federal standards. This position reports to the Water Reclamation Facilities Supervisor. The pay range is $26.80 - $37.50 per hour DOQ.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plans, coordinates, designs and performs cross connection tests for new and existing recycled water use sites; reviews plans and specifications for new construction and remodeling; ensures cross connection regulations are followed.

  • Performs cross connection control surveys; implements procedures and schedules for evaluating new and existing facilities to assess the degree of hazard, type, quantity, and location of backflow prevention.

  • Receives, investigates, reviews, and responds to customer complaints regarding cross connections; resolves complaints in a timely and efficient manner. Inspects and administers testing of existing backflow devices for the District’s backflow prevention and cross connection control program; ensures conformance with the District’s, as well as federal, state, and local backflow and cross connection regulations.

  • Performs inspection of new backflow units and associated installation; performs routine inspection of businesses and industrial and residential customers within the District’s service area to assess backflow prevention needs in order to protect the water system from potential contamination and pollution; based on inspection results, notifies and advises customers where and what kind of devices need to be installed, and follows up to ensure that the appropriate devices have been installed.

  • Maintains computerized records and files of backflow device locations, inspections, test results and corrections; maintains records of recycled water use sites, compliance history, areas within use sites where recycled water is used, cross connection and annual inspection due dates.

  • Coordinates, generates, and sends initial notices, follow up notices, and final notices for backflow device and cross connection control testing.

Minimum Qualifications:
A State of California Water Distribution Operator D2 Certificate is required, a D3 Certificate is desirable. Possession of a Backflow Device Tester Certificate issued by the American Water Works Association (AWWA) or American Backflow Prevention Association (ABPA). High school diploma or equivalent is required, supplemented by college course work or specialized training related to water science, including cross connection control programs. One year of experience in the administration, testing, and inspection of backflow prevention devices and cross connection control surveys; or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Valid California driver’s license and proof of insurability are also required.

Close Date: Feb. 4, 2020, 5:00 p.m.

Learn More/Apply: https://www.olivenhain.com/about-us/employment/job-opportunities

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