Utility Systems Supervisor (17142001)

Public Works
Central Valley
Until filled
$28.70-$36.74 Hourly

Please review the special instructions before applying for this job opportunity.


130 S Second Street Chowchilla, 93610


The City of Chowchilla is seeking a Utility System Supervisor to plan, direct, organize and manage the activities of the City's Utility Systems Division of the Public Works Department including utilities maintenance, water distribution, server collections, facilities maintenance and meter services.  


The Position:   The position reports to the Director of Public Works and develops and implements general policy directives for the water production, distribution, treatment, environmental control, and maintenance programs of the utility department.   The position also develops and implements general policy directives for the wastewater collection, treatment, environmental control, and land application programs of the Public Works Department.   The position is also designated as Chief Plant Operator pursuant to California Code of Regulations, Title 23, Division 3, and Chapter 26.  

Ideal Candidate

The position exercises independent judgement in supervising wastewater operations staff performing operations, maintenance, and repair of the City's wastewater treatment system and water distribution systems.  This classification is distinguished from the wastewater and water worker series in that it has direct supervisory responsibilities. 

Job Requirements Prerequisites: Graduation from an accredited college with an AA Degree and at least four years of progressively responsible experience in public work maintenance, including one year of supervisor experience; however, a combination of education and experience may be deemed equivalent to the requirements listed above.


  • Additional requirements include a valid State of California Driver’s License and a:
    • A Grade III Wastewater Treatment Plant Operations Certificate issued by the State Water Resources Control Board
      • or a Grade II Wastewater Treatment Plant Operations Certificate Issued by the State Water Resources Control Board with the ability to obtain a Grade III Wastewater Treatment Plant Operations Certificate within six months of hire
  • And 
    • A Water Distribution System Operator Grade III Certificate issued by the State Water Resources Control Board,
      • or a Water Distribution System Operator Grade II Certificate with the ability to obtain a Water Distribution System Operator Grade III Certificate within six months of hire.
  • General and Specialized Job Knowledge and Abilities General Knowledge: of materials, equipment, methods, and practices essential to the efficient operation and maintenance of modern water production, distribution, and treatment facilities and maintenance of modern wastewater collection and treatment facilities, water and wastewater laboratories, and land application facilities.
  • Specialized Knowledge: of principals of supervision, training, and performance evaluation. Operational characteristics and maintenance of a domestic water treatment and a distribution system including: wells, chlorination pumps, and motors. Procedures, methods, and techniques of water treatment within a water distribution system and laws, regulations, codes, and standards, governing wastewater collection, treatment, land application, industrial pre-treatment and laboratory operations.
  • Ability to: Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, to prepare concise, well documented, logically presented reports and budgets, and to establish cooperative working relationships with employees, department, city officials, regulatory agencies, and the general public.
  • Operate a wide variety of equipment, machinery, and tools used in water treatment and distribution system construction, maintenance, and repair in a safe and effective manner. Operate modern office equipment including computer equipment. Operate a motor vehicle safely and problem solve. Provide excellent internal/external customer services.


Benefits Include:

  • Holidays: The City recognizes 11 days each calendar year plus 1 floating holiday.
  • Vacation: Employees receive 12 days of vacation per year for the first three years of employment. This increases in increments to a maximum of 30 days for 25+ years of employment with maximum accrual caps for each increment.
  • Sick Leave: 3.7 hours earned per pay period with no maximum accrual cap.
  • Retirement: Depending on your CalPERS history, 2%@60 in which employee pays a portion of; or, 2%@62 in which employee pays entire share. The City does not participate in Social Security.
  • Health Insurance: Employee pays a portion for employee and dependent coverage of medical, dental, health and life insurance.
  • Medicare: City pays 1.45% of salary; employee pays 1.45% of salary.
  • SDI: 1% of salary paid by employee.
  • Deferred Compensation: CalPERS 457 Deferred Compensation program is available for employee participation.
  • Additional: Longevity pay based on years of service; City pays all state mandated training and licenses.

Special Instructions

An employment application can be downloaded from the City of Chowchilla web site at;

  • or you can pick up a printed version from Chowchilla City Hall, 130 S. Second St., Chowchilla, CA 93610;
  • or you can complete your application on line through

Candidates must submit application materials that include a complete and signed employment application, DMV print-out with copies of the required certificates listed under the Qualifications/Requirements in the Job Description.

The materials can be mailed; or hand-delivered to Chowchilla City Hall, 130 S. Second St., Chowchilla, CA 93610; emailed to; or faxed to (559) 665-7418; or uploaded onto

Candidates considered to be best qualified based on the information provided will move forward in the recruitment process. The applicant who is ultimately chosen for the position will have to pass a background check, drug test and physical exam.

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