2021-10-04 2021-10-31

Collection Systems Supervisor

Irvine Ranch Water District
  • Organization Type: Public Water/Wastewater Agency
  • Location: Irvine, California
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Job ID: 74229
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  • Organization Type: Public Water/Wastewater Agency
  • Location: Irvine, California
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Job ID: 74229
  • Organization Website

Salary: $38.21 - $54.39 Hourly

Closing Date: Oct. 31, 2021, 11:59 p.m.

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The Irvine Ranch Water District is accepting applications for a Collection Systems Supervisor. The successful candidate will supervise the sewage collection system maintenance crews. This individual will be responsible for the planning, assigning, and coordinating the collection systems maintenance field operations.

Summary of Duties

  • Supervise assigned tasks to maintain, clean, and repair the sewage distribution lines, manholes, lift stations, diversion structures, and other sewage facilities and equipment. The sewer line cleaning equipment and vehicles have become increasingly sophisticated. New CNG vehicles and digital controls require greater expertise when operating the equipment.

  • Monitor maintenance and surveillance of stationary equipment such as lift stations. Assist in major repair work and maintain daily records of operation and maintenance. The task of monitoring the reliable operation of lift station pumps is a component of the ability to effectively track, respond and prioritize system alarms using SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition). This monitoring is performed with the use of a PC or laptop computer with intricate passwords and security clearance measures.

  • Plan, schedule, assign and coordinate labor and equipment to accomplish routine maintenance and repair of sewage collection system. Advances in technology have allowed the Department to utilize sophisticated tracking and alarm systems that monitor flow in the collection system. These include SmartCover Manholes that transmit signals via satellite and convey flow levels and trends via a computer program. Staff needs to be able to navigate this information and respond accordingly. Additionally, Mission Alarm systems are installed at virtually every lift station facility to alert staff via text message and/or email notification of critical alarms received.

  • Train Collection Systems Maintenance Technicians I and II in the safe operation of hydro-cleaner/combination and other equipment as necessary. Ability to operate high tech and complex equipment with an emphasis on Safety.

  • Operate portable pumps, ventilating fans, generators, pneumatic tools, and similar portable equipment. Technology advances in mobility tools include a heavy reliance on the use of cell phones, portable laptops and iPads. Equipment controls are increasingly computerized and complex. Staff is frequently required to assist Instrumentation and Automation Groups in troubleshooting or improving the functionality of these controls.

  • Perform field maintenance of assigned equipment to ensure proper operation.

  • Assist with major sewer repairs and maintenance work to the collection systems. Defects in the system are found using CCTV (Closed Circuit Television) inspections. Supervisors work closely with CCTV Technicians in the CSM group and must have extensive knowledge of NASSCO (National Association of Sewer Service Companies) PACP (Pipeline Assessment Certification Program), LACP (Lateral Assessment Certification Program) and MACP (Manhole Assessment Certification Program).

  • Prepare written weekly reports on the status of this maintenance and repair productivity for your assigned section. Tracking Key Performance Indicators for the electronic Weekly Report is now done using a computerized data base like a CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management System).

  • Review and evaluate performance of assigned personnel on a periodic basis using NEOGOV database.

  • Notify required regulatory authorities in the event of a system failure resulting in a sewage overflow. The notification process is initially done using phone and computer. The CIWQS (California Integrated Water Quality System) data base has been in existence only since 2007. CSM Staff prepares internal reports on the computer for the Regulatory Compliance group which serves as Data Submitter for the Legally Responsible Official (MWRP Operations Executive Director). In addition to SSO (Sanitary Sewer Overflow) events there are an increasing number of PLSD (Private Lateral Sewer Discharge) events which require response and notification. Coordinate Mutual Aid if needed with other Agencies.

  • Respond to complaints concerning sewer odors, blocked sewers, and noisy manhole covers and make corrections or recommendations. Calls and emails are now received through the CC&B (Customer Care and Billing) database.

  • Ensure assigned crews maintain hydro-cleaner/combination trucks, utility truck or similar vehicles.

  • Assign and schedule daily tasks to the Collection System Maintenance Technicians I and II. Use Tabware system for the creation and tracking of Work Orders. This is in the process of being replaced by Maximo CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management System). Interact with new Asset Management Department.

  • Supervise the scheduling and operation of the collection systems standby program and serve as First Responder during Collection Systems Maintenance and District emergencies.

  • Work closely with Management in a support role to achieve Departmental goals of Zero Spills and maximum productivity with a focus on Safety.

  • Work closely with the District Engineering Department to provide input on collection system rehabilitation and construction projects, flow monitoring projects and other projects as needed.

  • Work closely with District Purchasing Department to order supplies, assign Purchase Orders, enter Work Confirmations using Oracle EBS database.

  • Work closely with District Construction Inspection Department to monitor flushing and dewatering activities into the collection system.

  • Work closely with Regulatory Compliance for both SSO and PLSD notification and proper administration of the FOG (Fats, Oil and Grease) reduction and inspection processes for Industrial Users and FSE (Food Service Establishments) within the District.

  • Work closely with the GIS (Geographic Information Systems) component of the District Engineering Department to make corrections to Field Mapplet database as Redline Revisions.

  • Work closely with District Safety Office to ensure staff is educated on JSA (Job Safety Analyses), Evacuation Procedures and State and Federally mandated training which include but are not limited to Confined Space Entry, Traffic Control, Blood borne Pathogens, Injury and Illness Prevention Program, Lock Out Tag Out and all other safety topics; host bi-weekly Tailgate Safety meetings for staff.

  • Work closely with District Human Resources Department to comply with DOT (Department of Transportation) random drug and alcohol screening of Class “A” Commercial Drivers.

  • Work closely with District Mechanical and Automation Departments to troubleshoot lift station pumps and motors as well as assist with communication among pertinent staff to acknowledge SCADA and Mission alarms that are triggered during Preventive Maintenance activities.

  • Attend meetings and seminars in various trade groups such as CWEA (California Water Environment Association), SARBS (Santa Ana River Basin Section), CASSE (California Alliance for Sewer Service Excellence), SCAP (Southern California Alliance of Publicly Owned Treatment Works), etc.

  • Possess a thorough knowledge of the 13 Elements of the SSMP (Sewer System Management Plan) to ensure compliance with this guidance document regarding scheduling of preventive maintenance, emergency response and notification.

  • Work with City of Irvine, Newport Beach, Tustin and Lake Forest for Code Enforcement issues, etc.

  • Comply with District safety work-related practices and attend relevant safety training.



  • High School graduation or equivalent required. For degrees obtained outside of the U.S., an official equivalency evaluation is required.

  • Additional coursework in sewer and water related studies is highly desired.


  • Five years’ experience in collection systems maintenance operations, familiarity with the operation of video pipeline inspection equipment and computer-aided collection system maintenance program required.

Licenses and Certifications:

  • Valid Class 'C' California Driver's License required.

  • Valid Class 'A' California Driver's License required within 6 months of hire.

  • CWEA Grade III Collection System Maintenance Certificate required.

  • CWEA Grade IV Collection System Maintenance Certificate desired.

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