2021-10-11 2021-11-10

Water Systems Operator I or II

Mojave Water Agency
  • Organization Type: Other
  • Location: Apple Valley, California
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Job ID: 74292
  • Organization Website
  • Organization Type: Other
  • Location: Apple Valley, California
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Job ID: 74292
  • Organization Website

The Water Systems Operator I is a non-exempt position with an annual salary range of $50,548 - $70,767; paid bi-weekly

The Water Systems Operator II is a non-exempt position with an annual salary range of $55,795 - $78,114; paid bi-weekly

The ideal candidate inspects, operates, maintains, services, and performs operational repairs and maintenance duties on potable and non-potable water lines for both water supply and water quality, at the Agency’s facilities, pipelines, meters, pump stations, wells, etc.; potable water quality sampling/reporting and/or USA live locating of water mains and related appurtenances; and performs related duties as assigned.

Some examples of essential job functions are:

  • Performs a variety of duties relating to operating and maintaining the water supply and water quality, potable and non-potable water lines, including measuring well levels; calibrating instrumentation equipment; investigating leaks; cleaning mains and flushing the water system; and conducting water quality sampling.

  • Monitors and operates water systems via Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems.

  • Performs routine repair and maintenance work for facilities, meters, pipelines, pump stations, wells and various equipment, including, but not limited to, pipefitting, valve repair, cement work, electrical work, carpentry, painting, and plumbing. Reviews data and sets up telemetry equipment to operate the waterline in order to ensure an adequate and safe supply of water in the reservoirs and the Agency’s pipelines.

  • Collects water quality sampling and maintains compliance with the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) potable water lines; monitors and adjusts the delivery of chemicals and materials; and performs calculations.

  • Performs some laboratory tests and interprets results for purposes of facility control. May conduct inspections for pipeline fabrication.

  • Conducts Underground Service Alerts (USA) investigations that include: traveling to specific sites, inspecting and marking areas for the pipeline ensuring contractors comply with specifications, and filing the appropriate report(s).

  • Travels to various facilities on a daily basis to perform security checks; monitor condition of structure, equipment, etc.; takes and records meter readings. May perform maintenance, as needed, on exercising valves, air vacuum, blow offs, etc. Performs related duties and responsibilities, as assigned.

Some examples of knowledge & abilities are:

  • Operations and maintenance procedures utilized for water treatment, distribution, pumping and maintenance.

  • Principles and methods of water treatment, including basic microbiology, chemistry, and hydraulics as applied to water treatment; basic water treatment processes and the tests used to check the effectiveness of such processes; chemical and biological tests used in monitoring water treatment facility processes;

  • Principles and practices of mechanical, electrical maintenance;

  • Water quality monitoring and sampling techniques and methods;

  • Inspect, operate, and maintain the water treatment and distribution facility;

  • Perform mechanical repairs, maintenance work, and modifications to equipment used in a water treatment facility; use various mechanic's tools with skill and accuracy;

  • Inspect facility operations and detect problems; perform technical procedures in facility operation; perform laboratory tests in facility monitoring;

  • Calculate flow, volume, detention time, chemical dosage and pressure; Recharge pond maintenance including removing sediment, building berms, setting flow rates, calculating percolation rate, and monitoring soil conditions;

  • Use a variety of hand and power tools such as a signal generator, welder, and pipeline locator in the performance of daily tasks;

  • Read and interpret a variety of documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals, maps, charts, gauges, pipeline plans, and profile drawings;

  • Exercise sound judgment in response to operational problems;

  • Perform work in accordance with specific safety procedures to minimize potential for injury.
For the entire list of the essential job functions, knowledge & abilities, and licenses/certifications, please see the job description on the Agency website at: www.mojavewater.org.


Qualified candidates will possess:

For the Water Systems Operator I:

  • High School Diploma or G.E.D.

  • One (1) year of related water operations and maintenance experience.
For the Water Systems Operator II:

  • High School Diploma or G.E.D.

  • Two (2) years of related water distribution operations and maintenance experience.


  • Valid California Class C Driver’s License and current automobile insurance.

  • First Aid and CPR Certification.

  • Confined Space Entry Certificate or attainment within six (6) months of hire.

  • And for WSO I: SWRCB Water Distribution Certificate Grade I or attainment within six (6) months of hire.

  • And for WSO II: SWRCB Water Distribution Certificate Grade II. SWRCB Water Treatment Operator Certificate, Grade I is desired.

If interested in this outstanding opportunity, please submit an Agency application to:

Mojave Water Agency
Attn: Monica Warren
13846 Conference Center Drive
Apple Valley, CA 92307
Email: mwarren@mojavewater.org

Completed Agency application and resume are required. Applications will be accepted until Wednesday, November 10, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. This position will remain open until filled. Additional information and Agency application can be obtained from the Agency’s website at: www.mojavewater.org.

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