2022-01-12 2022-02-16

Water Distribution Production Technician

City of Fresno
  • Organization Type: Public Water/Wastewater Agency
  • Location: Fresno, California
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Job ID: 80253
  • Organization Website
  • Organization Type: Public Water/Wastewater Agency
  • Location: Fresno, California
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Job ID: 80253
  • Organization Website

SALARY: $4,345 to $5,279 Monthly


The Water Division manages and operates the City of Fresno's water system, delivering drinking water to about 500,000 urban residential, commercial, and industrial customers in over 114 square miles of the city and many county islands within the City's Sphere of Influence.

Water Distribution/Production Technician is the entry level class in the Water Distribution/Production series. Incumbents perform duties in the testing, sampling, cleaning, maintenance, inspection, repair, installation, replacement, surface and groundwater treatment, and operation of the City's water system infrastructures for the delivery of potable water. Water Distribution/Production Technicians are responsible for installing, maintaining, and repairing water lines, valves, meters, pressure regulators, pumps and tanks, surface water and groundwater treatment equipment, production equipment, and other water system infrastructures; operating and maintaining wells, reservoirs, and treatment facilities; inspecting residential and commercial service issues. Incumbents must be willing to work evenings, weekends and holidays and serve in an after-hours on-call rotation. Depending on assignment, incumbents may be assigned to work in distribution or groundwater production.

Vacancies currently exists in the Department of Public Utilities, Water Division. 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 at the City's discretion. If the examination process is suspended for this recruitment, the eligible list may be limited to three (3) months.

As required by Emergency Order 2021-02, section 7.8, newly hired City employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination before appointment or onboarding with the City. The City will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request of the agency a legally required exception from this requirement.

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RETIREMENT: Fresno City Retirement System, one of the best funded public systems in the state. Reciprocity with other public California systems. The City does not participate in Social Security. Vested in Retirement benefits after 5 years of service.

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: Increase your retirement savings with The City's 457 plan.

VACATION LEAVE: Eight (8) hours per month, available after 6 months.

SICK LEAVE: Eight (8) hours per month, available after 90 days.

HOLIDAYS: Ten (10) City-observed annual holidays plus birthday and one (1) personal day.

SHORT TERM DISABILITY: Provided through California SDI program.

Additional information regarding the City of Fresno benefits is available at www.fresno.gov.

Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications on or before the posted filing deadline in order to qualify for the examination and do not assure placement on the eligible list.

HS Diploma or GED completion or possession of a valid Water Distribution Operator Certificate, Grade D1, issued by the California State Water Resources Control Board at time of application and one (1) year 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" California Driver's License. Candidates considered for hire must provide proof of a valid driver's license and current copy of their driving record.

Depending on assignment area: 1) may be required to obtain and maintain a valid Commercial Class "A" or "B" California Driver's License with appropriate endorsements for entire term of employment, 2) may be required to obtain and maintain a valid Backflow Certificate by the California State Water Resources Control Board.

Within 12 months of appointment, possession and continued maintenance throughout entire term in this class, a valid Water Distribution Operator Certificate, Grade D1, issued by the State of California, State Water Resources Control Board. Failure to obtain and continue to maintain the valid certification within the specified time period above shall be cause for termination from this class.

The selected eligible candidates certified will be required to successfully pass a Department interview and a Department of Justice fingerprint prior to employment with the City of Fresno.

Please note: Some positions have been designated as being 'safety sensitive' and require all eligibles offered employment to successfully pass a drug test prior to employment. Federal law requires that applicants for positions involving the operation of certain transit vehicles, revenue service vehicles, the transportation of hazardous materials, or heavy equipment over 26,001 pounds requiring a commercial driver's license, must undergo pre-employment drug testing as a condition of employment. This classification is subject to random drug and alcohol testing throughout entire term of employment in this class.

The examination process may consist of the following:

Written Examination - 100%: The written examination may be conducted online and is designed to assess a candidate's knowledge of the materials, methods, practices equipment and tools used in the installation and maintenance of valves, hydrants, water lines, meters, regulators, pumps, surface water and ground water treatment equipment, distribution and water services, basic mathematical principles, ability to communicate effectively in oral and written form, ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the performance of assigned duties and other subject matter designed to test the knowledge, skills and abilities of a Water Distribution/Production Technician.

The written examination has been tentatively scheduled for the week of February 21, 2022.

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

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.

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.

APPLICANTS MUST COMPLETE AN ON-LINE APPLICATION. Apply at www.fresno.gov/jobs 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.

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