City of Redding Personnel Dept. - Water Systems Specialist

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ABOUT THE POSITION


Salary Range: $4,817 - $6,778 per month

Posting Date: January 10, 2013

Closing Date: 4 p.m., January 24, 2013

The Water Division of the Municipal Utilities Department is establishing an eligibility list to fill a current Water Systems Specialist vacancy. Incumbents in this position assist and direct in all types of job duties associated with the management and implementation of the cross-connection control program, meter testing and replacement program, fire-flow testing program, service installations and repair, and residential and commercial fire services coordination.


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EXAMPLES OF DUTIES


Perform a variety of complex research work, and may have responsibility for supervision of other projects or programs within the Water Utility including customer relations and utility field representation; provide technical assistance in the development, administration and implementation of the City's cross-connection control program, meter testing and replacement program, fire-flow testing program; assist in formulating program goals and procedures by keeping abreast of new local, state and federal codes and regulations pertaining to water; conduct surveys to identify cross-connections that are likely to occur and perform water conservation audits; coordinate the City's specifications, purchasing and contracts for the testing and maintenance of customers' cross-connection control devices, water meters and other materials for the water system; enforce all provisions pertaining to the health and safety of the water system, and identify potential health hazards to the public water supply at the user's connection or within the user's premises or both; coordinate and/or field test new installation backflow devices, water meters, and spot-check the accuracy of contractor test equipment; provide fire flow testing data as required by Development Services Engineering and the Fire Department; develop grant proposals to improve infrastructures of the Water Utility; act as departmental liaison and/or public relations coordinator with other agencies, City departments, committees, contractors, vendors and the public as necessary; supervise and coordinate the work of subordinate employees; and perform other related duties as assigned.


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QUALIFICATIONS


Knowledge of:  Methods and techniques used in the installation, testing and repair of various backflow prevention devices and water meters; equipment, tools, materials and methods used in underground water distribution system installation, groundwater wells and water treatment system, maintenance and repair; safe work methods and safety regulations pertaining to field and underground maintenance work; effective supervisory principles and practices; data gathering techniques and state and federal rules and regulations governing work performed.

Ability to:  Interact effectively with the public, contractors and other employees; install and test backflow prevention devices and varied water meters; maintain and repair valves, fire flow hydrants and read and interpret drawings and blueprints, plans and specifications, draft equipment specifications; maintain accurate records and prepare reports of work performed; plan, organize, coordinate and evaluate the work of staff; exercise independent judgement and initiative within the general procedural guidelines; and operate office equipment including copiers, facsimile machines, personal computer and applicable software.

Education/Experience:  Any combination of training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying; typical education would include a high school diploma or equivalent, supplemented with college level course work equivalent to an Associate of Arts Degree. Courses leading to a Bachelor's Degree are desirable. Typical experience would include five years of relevant experience.

Special Requirements: Possession of the USC (University of Southern California) Backflow Prevention Assembly General Testers Certificate, OR the AWWA (American Water Works Association) Backflow Prevention Assembly General Testers Certificate, AND State of California Grade III Distribution Operator Certificate. Possession of a valid California driver's license, or ability to acquire one within ten days of appointment.


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APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS


Interested individuals must submit a City of Redding employment application AND copies of certificates to the Personnel Department. Applications received after the recruitment closes may be rejected, therefore prompt application is encouraged. To obtain application materials, call (530) 225-4069, download from our web site at www.ci.redding.ca.us, or pick up at the Personnel Department, 777 Cypress Avenue, Redding, CA.

Veterans Credit: Veterans who have received an honorable discharge from the military service and receive a passing score on the examination will have 2 points added to their final examination score. To obtain this credit, veterans MUST provide a copy of the DD214, indicating honorable discharge, WITH EACH EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE.

Test Requirements: The examination process may include an oral board examination, written exercise, or any combination thereof.

NOTE: INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE PROCESSED. MEETING THE ANNOUNCED REQUIREMENTS DOES NOT GUARANTEE SELECTION INTO THE EXAMINATION PROCESS. APPLICATIONS WILL BE REVIEWED BY SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTS WHO WILL DETERMINE THOSE BEST QUALIFIED TO BE TESTED.

Refer to the Personnel Department General Employment Information page for additional employment and benefit information.

It is the policy of the City of Redding to hire only United States citizens and aliens authorized to work in the United States. Documentation of eligibility to work in the United States (i.e, driver's license, social security card, or birth certificate, or documentation authorizing work in the United States) will be required as a condition of employment.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/FEDERAL AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER


Applications and resumes must be received by the Personnel Department by the closing date. Postmarks may not accepted. Applications received after the closing date may be rejected.

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