Employment Listings

Posting Date: January 17, 2018

System Name: California Rural Water Association
Title of Position: Wastewater Specialist
Contact Name: Shelly Sharma
E-mail Address: ssharma@calruralwater.org
Salary Range: $25.00-$30.00 per hour, depending on qualifications
Application Deadline: Open until filled

The Project will include providing grant, project, and technical assistance to water systems located in disadvantaged communities (DACs). The Project will target DACs, since DACs most often do not have the resources available to successfully design and implement proper drinking water solutions. The intent of this Project is to achieve measurable improvement in water quality and supply, more efficient water systems, and more stable and sustainable governance. Small water districts and mutual water companies that serve disadvantaged communities often lack training and experience in regulatory compliance and long-term system sustainability. They also suffer from contaminated and compromised water quality, and lack skills or staffing to secure federal and state funding via grant and loan programs. The Project will provide technical assistance and support to help with all stages of project development.

The Project service area is statewide.

The Wastewater Specialist will provide technical assistance in the following areas, as needed:

1. Wastewater Technical Assistance: will assist the entity by providing technical assistance resources to resolve any water issues in order to become compliant with changing regulatory requirements. Topics can include establishing new rate schedules; setting up proper testing methods; understanding changing and complex government regulations; developing a Sanitary Sewer Management Plan; and training on operator certification requirements. Wastewater topics/activities may include:

2. Wastewater Grant Assistance: will provide information, and assist entities in applying to grant programs and other forms of state and or federal funding related to water sustainability. Specific programs to be highlighted include:

3. Wastewater Project Assistance: If a potential project is identified and the system is ready to move forward, the Wastewater Specialist would:

Physical Demands:


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

Please submit resume and cover letter via email to Shelly Sharma at ssharma@calruralwater.org

California Rural Water Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posting Date: January 16, 2018

Title of Position: Wastewater OIT
System Name: Private Company
Contact Name: Amanda McCoy
E-mail Address: hrwaterqsi@gmail.com
Salary Range: Depends on Qualifications
Job Description: Seeking an individual for the position of Wastewater Operator in Training (OIT), who has a wide range of knowledge and skill to offer.  This candidate must be a team player, who is dedicated, long term, career minded, organized and able to multitask. This is a full-time position.



Knowledge of:

Ability to:


Applicants may send resume, statement of qualifications and copies of certificates to: hrwaterqsi@gmail.com.

Posting Date: January 4, 2018

Title of Position: State Revolving Fund (SRF) Capacity Development Specialist (CDS)
System Name: California Rural Water Association
Contact Name: Michelle MacLellan
E-mail Address: mmaclellan@calruralwater.org
Salary Range: $60-$70k annually DOQ, with full benefits

California Rural Water Association
Job Announcement
State Revolving Fund (SRF) Capacity Development Specialist (CDS)


The California Rural Water Association (CRWA) is a non-profit(501c3) membership association that has over 1,150 utility members throughout the state. CRWA is currently accepting application for the position of Capacity Development Specialist which is a field position within the SRF Program as established at CRWA.

This position will provide targeted capacity development and assistance and training to small and rural water systems throughout California. The CDS provides funding application assistance as well as on-site technical assistance to rural water systems and small municipalities while managing the program’s administrative affairs and promoting the California Rural Water Association (CRWA). The CDS position is a full time exempt position. Ability and willingness to train in a classroom environment is desired. Salary range is 60-70k annually DOQ with full benefits. The ideal candidate should reside in Central California or be willing to relocate to that area.

Employment Requirements:

Please note: this is an abbreviated job description. Background checks will be performed on all candidates being considered for employment. Interviews will be conducted at the CRWA Headquarters located at 1234 N. Market Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95834

Please send resume and completed CRWA Job Application 2018 to CRWA, 1234 N. Market Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95834, Attn: Jeff Ortmeier, SRF Program Manager and email to Michelle MacLellan at mmaclellan@calruralwater.org.

Position open until filled.

Posting December 21, 2017

Title of Position: Waste Water / Drinking Water Operator (Part-Time)
System Name: WW / DW Operator (2088)
Contact Name: Emily Meyer
E-mail Address: Emily.Meyer@apexcos.com
Salary Range:
Job Description: Apex Companies – a national Environmental Consulting and Services Firm and a California-licensed Third-Party Operator, seeks a part-time, dual-licensed wastewater and drinking water system operator to join our team in Red Bluff, California.

The successful candidate will share operation and maintenance (O&M) responsibility for a private wastewater and drinking water treatment and distribution system. A California Grade III WWTP Operator license and D2/T2 Drinking Water System license is required.

This is a great opportunity for an active Operator to moonlight or a recent retiree to keep the skills and certifications achieved through his career fresh, with a flexible, part-time schedule.

In addition to a competitive salary, Apex provides all equipment and safety supplies and sponsors continuing education and safety training.

The successful candidate will report directly to an Apex Senior Licensed Professional Engineer with decades of experience designing, operating, and maintaining compliance for wastewater and drinking water infrastructure.

Job Requirements:

Great minds think alike! Now that we understand each other, let’s sort through the minimum qualifications for this position:

We’re ready to get this key position filled so if this is you, submit your resume now for consideration. If you’re ready to grow, let us know!

Posting December 18, 2017

Title of Position: Wastewater Plant Operator – Grade II/III
System Name: City of Redding Public Works Department
Contact Name: Tara Maynes
E-mail Address: tmaynes@cityofredding.org
Salary Range: $24.61 – $32.20/hr
Job Description: The City of Redding Public Works Department is establishing an eligibility list for current and future vacancies for the classification of Wastewater Plant Operator II/III.  Individuals in this classification operate and control the City’s wastewater treatment facilities and perform maintenance of those facilities, equipment, and grounds. This position requires shift work and the ability to respond to after-hours call-outs. Grade level appointment will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis and will be based on department need and candidate certification.

Test sludge depth and visibility measurement in secondary clarifiers; check aeration basins for scum and foam; perform overall plant inspection and observations; check return sludge, waste, and scum pumps for seal, water, and excess noise and flow output; check  headworks; record daily readings and lab test results in monthly record book; maintain a daily diary; observe filter operations; check backwash water flow and surface wash water flow; perform grounds maintenance; perform basic laboratory testing; perform preventive and corrective maintenance on mechanical equipment such as drives, gearboxes, and pumps; and perform related duties as assigned.

Knowledge of:  Operation and maintenance procedures of plant controls and equipment; biological processes operation, and all applicable State regulations and requirements for plant operation and discharge.  For recruitment purposes, desirables may include knowledge and experience in biosolids land application operations, HAZMAT operations, personal computer software and SCADA software.

Ability to:  Interact effectively with the public and employees.  Operate all plant equipment with skill, efficiency, safety, and accuracy; effectively communicate in both oral and written manner; and work safely in hazardous atmospheres using a self-contained breathing apparatus.

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 graduate, or equivalent; advanced course work in wastewater treatment.  Typical experience would include two years progressively responsible relevant experience in wastewater treatment plant operation.

Special Requirements: California Water Resources Control Board Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator III Certificate or a grade II with the ability to obtain a grade III in one year.  Possession of the appropriate California driver’s license, or the ability to acquire one within ten days of appointment.
Ability to qualify to wear SCBA for routine chlorine and sulfur dioxide cylinder changes and confined-space entry, which includes physical fitness testing and physical exam, including but not limited to, pulmonary function/fit test; and, if interested, the ability to qualify for hazardous materials emergency response operations.

Interested individuals must submit a City of Redding employment application and copies of CA Water Resources Control Board Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Certificates to the Personnel Department by the closing date and time in order to be considered.  Please apply online at cityofredding.org.

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

Closing date of 1/14/18

Posting December 11, 2017

Title of Position: Superintendent of Public Works
System Name: City of Jackson
Contact Name: Yvonne Kimball
E-mail Address: ykimball@ci.jackson.ca.us
Salary Range: $5,462 – $5,908 per month
Job Description: Full-Time; Exempt; Not represented

Please visit www.ci.jackson.ca.us for a full job description. Application forms are also available on the website. Alternatively, you can visit us at 33 Broadway, Jackson, CA 95642. The office is open 8:30am-5:00pm Monday to Friday and we can provide you with an application form and answer any questions.

Some of the required duties include:

Some of the required qualifications include:


Any combination of education and experience which would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical background would include:




Posting December 04, 2017

Title of Position: Utilities Plant Operator I/II (Water)
System Name: City of Modesto
Contact Name: Lia Maksoud
E-mail Address: lmaksoud@modestogov.com
Salary Range: $24.74 – $32.38 Hourly
Job Description: The City of Modesto is currently looking for Utilities Plant Operators to join our team. This recruitment is being conducted to fill vacancies within our Water Division.

Utilities Plant Operators perform skilled and semi-skilled technical duties in the operation and maintenance of the city’s water or wastewater production/treatment plants.

Open – 12/1/17
Close – 12/18/17
Oral Board – 1/10/18

Experience and Training Guidelines:
Any combination of experience, education and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

One year of increasingly responsible experience performing duties in water or wastewater treatment, production or distribution.

Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade.

License and Certificates:
Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver’s license.

When assigned to Water:

Failure to obtain any of the required licenses/certificates within the prescribed time may result in release from probation or termination.

Apply online at www.modestogov.com. City application required, including supplemental questions. The City of Modesto is an Equal Opportunity Employer.