2022-11-08 2022-12-12

Water Quality Technician

City of Fresno
  • Organization Type: Public Water/Wastewater Agency
  • Location: Fresno, California
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Job ID: 85238
  • Organization Website
  • Organization Type: Public Water/Wastewater Agency
  • Location: Fresno, California
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Job ID: 85238
  • Organization Website

SALARY: $4,345 – $5,279 /month FILING DEADLINE: Open until filled

THE POSITION Under supervision, a Water Quality Technician performs semiskilled and skilled 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. The incumbent will be responsible 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.

Three vacancies exists in the Department of Public Utilities Water Division. Immediate and future vacancies will be filled from this eligible list for a period of six (6) months from the date the eligible list is created, with the option of extending that period at the City’s discretion. Should the competitive process be suspended for this recruitment, the eligibility list may be limited to three (3) months.


All newly hired and current City employees are required to comply with Administrative Order 6-30 “Employee Covid-19 Safety Protocols.” For more information, please visit: Personnel Services | Policies and MOU’s (fresno.gov)

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 eligibility list:

Possess a High School Diploma or GED completion or possession of a valid Water Treatment Operator Certificate, Grade T1, issued by the California State Water Resources Control Board at time of application; AND, One year of full-time work experience in the testing, sampling, cleaning, maintenance, inspection, repair, installation, replacement, construction, distribution and operation of water systems.

Eligibles certified for consideration for hire will be required to successfully pass a Department interview and a Department of Justice fingerprint prior to employment with the City of Fresno.

Possession of a valid California Driver's License is required at time of appointment. Candidates considered for hire must provide proof of a valid driver's license and current copy of their driving record.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS Within 12 months of appointment, possession and continued maintenance through entire term of this class, a valid Water Treatment Operator Certificate, Grade T1, 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 of termination from this class. (If you already possess this certificate, please upload a copy of your certificate and complete the information in the Licenses & Certifications Section of the application).

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 Certification issued by the California State Water Resources Control Board. (If you already possess an “A” or “B” license, please complete the information in the Licenses & Certifications Section of the application).

PAY, BENEFITS AND SCHEDULE Incumbents must be willing to work evenings, weekends and holidays and serve in an after-hours on-call rotation.

Additional monthly certificate compensation is paid to those who possess a valid Commercial Class ‘A” or “B” California Driver’s License.

BENEFITS: UNIT 1 – 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. 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. BILINGUAL PREMIUM: PAY: $50 per month 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 SELECTION PROCESS The examination process may consist of the following:

Written Exam – 100% - A multiple-choice job related written examination may be administered which will be worth 100% of your score in determining your eligibility and placement on the eligible list. The written examination is designed to assess a candidate's knowledge in the following areas: t the materials, methods, practices, and equipment used in the maintenance of water quality and treatment, distribution, pipefitting, water supply, pumps and wells, safety practices, water related math computations, public relations and interpersonal skills. Candidates must achieve a passing score in order to qualify for the eligible list.

The Written Exam is tentatively scheduled for the week of: To be determined.

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’S PREFERENCE 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.

EOE 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.