2022-11-02 2022-12-07

Senior Water Distribution/Production Operator

City of Fresno
  • Organization Type: Public Water/Wastewater Agency
  • Location: Fresno, California
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Job ID: 85171
  • Organization Website
  • Organization Type: Public Water/Wastewater Agency
  • Location: Fresno, California
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Job ID: 85171
  • Organization Website

SALARY: $5,844 - $7,104 Monthly

FILING DEADLINE: November 22, 2022

Position Description
Under general supervision, a Senior Water Distribution/Production Operator plans multiple projects and provides lead direction to crews involved in the construction, maintenance, and the distribution of potable water for the City's distribution water system. Senior Water Distribution/Production Operator is the lead level class in the Water Distribution/Production series. Incumbents lead, plan, organize and participate in the work of crews of skilled and semiskilled workers engaged in the construction and operation of water distribution system infrastructures and/or ground water production system infrastructures. Dependent upon assignment, incumbents may be assigned to work weekends, and holidays.

One vacancy currently exists in the Water Division within the Public Utilities Department. Immediate and future vacancies will be filled from this eligible list for a period of three (3) months from the date the eligible list is created, with the option of extending that period for up to a maximum of two years at the City's discretion. If the examination process is suspended for this recruitment, the eligible list may be limited to three (3) months.

Conditions of Employment
All newly hired and current City employees are required to comply with Resolution 2022 - 141 "Employee Covid-19 Safety Protocols." For more information, please visit: Personnel Services | Policies and MOU's at www.fresno.gov

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
BENEFITS: UNIT 1 Classification - International Union of Operating Engineers, Stationary Engineers Local 39

HEALTH INSURANCE: The City contributes toward monthly premiums for PPO medical, dental and vision for employee and dependents.
FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNT: IRS 125 Plan for health and dependent care expenses.
DEFERRED COMPENSATION: Voluntary 457 plan with Fidelity Investments to increase your retirement savings.
VACATION LEAVE: Accrue 8 - 14.66 hours per month based on years of service.
SICK LEAVE: Eight (8) hours per month, available after 90 days.
HOLIDAYS: Ten (10) City-observed annual holidays plus birthday and two (2) personal days.
SHORT TERM DISABILITY: Provided through California SDI program.
HEALTH REIMBURSEMENT ARRANGEMENT: To reimburse retirement medical insurance.
RETIREMENT: City of Fresno Retirement Systems, one of the best funded public systems in the state. Reciprocity with other public California systems. Vested in Retirement benefits after 5 years of service. City employees do not participate in Social Security.

DROP (Deferred Retirement Option Program): an optional, voluntary program that allows an employee to deposit retirement benefits in a special savings account within the Retirement System while continuing to work for the City of Fresno for up to 10 years. Participation minimum is age 50 and vested. Benefits includes ownership of accumulated funds, compound interest earnings, and alternative distribution options.

Additional information regarding the City of Fresno benefits is available at https://www.fresno.gov/personnel/human-resources-support/#tab-1

The Requirements
Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications on or before the posted filing deadline in order to qualify for the examination and does not assure a place on the eligible list.

High School Diploma or GED completion; AND three (3) years of full-time work experience in the testing, cleaning, maintenance, inspection, repair, installation, replacement, construction, distribution, and operation of water systems. Possession and continued maintenance of a valid Class C Driver's License.

Possession and continued maintenance of a valid Water Distribution Operator Certificate, Grade D3, issued by the California State Water Resources Control Board. Failure to maintain the valid certification shall be cause for termination from the class.

Additional Requirements
Depending on assignment area, the position may require obtaining and maintaining a valid Commercial Class 'A' or 'B' California Driver's License during the entire term of employment. Additional monthly certificate compensation is paid to those who possess a valid Commercial Class 'A' or 'B' California Driver's License.

Selection Process
The examination process may consist of the following:

Written Examination - 100%: The written examination is designed to test a candidate's knowledge of principles and practices of water distribution and appropriate safety practices; knowledge of local, state and federal statues, codes, rules and regulations governing water systems; basic math principles; ability to apply skills in interpersonal relations; AND tool and equipment identification and usage.

Candidates must achieve a passing score on the Written Examination to qualify for placement on the eligible list.

The written exam is tentatively scheduled for the week of: December, 12, 2022.

How to Apply
APPLICANTS MUST COMPLETE AN ON-LINE APPLICATION. PLEASE VISIT www.fresno.gov/jobs. TO APPLY. For information on how to complete an on-line application, please view "Instruction Guide" on the City's website, Personnel Services Career Opportunities page, or call (559) 621-6950 for assistance. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed employment application.

ALL CORRESPONDENCE regarding this recruitment and exam process will be sent via e-mail. All applicants will acknowledge such understanding when they complete their on-line application. Verify we have your correct e-mail address before you submit your application. It is an applicant's responsibility to check their email frequently to ensure they receive all pertinent communication from the Personnel Services Department on a timely basis. Applicants will receive an automatically generated confirmation e-mail upon a successful application submittal. The e-mail is the only proof of submittal.

It is an applicant's responsibility to check their email account and to ensure it is set up to accept emails from the City of Fresno. Dependent upon your settings, notices from the City of Fresno may be directed to the "junk mail" or "spam" folders. It is the applicant's responsibility to check these folders.

Applications must be submitted by midnight on the filing deadline or they will not be accepted for any reason. FOR THIS RECRUITMENT, IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT PERMANENT FRESNO CITY EMPLOYEES APPLY THROUGH PEOPLESOFT SELF SERVICE.

Veteran Preference Regulations
Candidates applying for veteran's preference are required to submit a copy of their DD214 with their application during the specified filing period. Evidence must be presented to indicate that the candidate was discharged honorably from the military service. Veterans, including City employees, must resubmit proof of honorable service for every examination for which veteran's preference credit is requested. Qualified veterans who pass the examination will have five (5) points added to their final score.

Equal Opportunity Employer
The City of Fresno is an equal opportunity employer. Should you need a special accommodation due to a qualifying disability, please contact the Personnel Service Department at (559) 621-6950 in advance of the examination.

When applying, mention you saw this opening listed at WaterDistrictJobs.com.