Water System Supervisor (19943047)

Public Works
Central Valley
Until filled
$30.16-$38.61 Hourly

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Water System Supervisor

$30.16 - 38.61 Hourly

$62,737.94 - 80,309.87 Annually

Open Until Filled


The City of Chowchilla is seeking a full time Water System Supervisor who, under general direction, supervises, develops, and directs the work of staff performing difficult and complex technical and administrative support related to all programs and activities of the City’s water distribution division; assists with long- and short-term project planning and overseeing the design, construction, maintenance, and operations of water utility systems, facilities, and related appurtenances and other programs; works with technical and engineering staff to monitor and maintain water quality in accordance with State requirements; coordinates assigned activities with other City departments and outside agencies for services such as meter reading and repair; provides complex and responsible support to the Public Works Director and others in areas of expertise; and performs related work as required.

Incumbents serves as the Division Manager to the City’s water distribution system. Responsibilities include planning, organizing, supervising, reviewing, and evaluating the work of water quality, maintenance, and operations staff either directly or through lead workers. Incumbents are expected to independently perform the full range of water quality, maintenance and operations duties. Performance of the work requires the use of considerable independence, initiative and discretion within established guidelines. This classification is distinguished from the water worker series in that it has direct supervisory responsibilities. 

Ideal Candidate


Education and Experience

Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:

  • Equivalent to graduation from an accredited college with a B.S. in Engineering or Business Management or closely related field is desired, or an AA degree and five years progressively responsible experience in water systems.
  • OR, Five (5) years of increasingly responsible experience in water quality control, water distribution, and/or water treatment, including two (2) years of lead or supervisory experience.


Licenses and Certifications

  • Possession of a valid California Class C driver’s license by time of appointment.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Backflow Device Tester Certificate issued by the AWWA.
  • Possession of a valid Grade III Water Distribution Operator Certificate issued by the California State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB).
  • Possession of a valid Grade II Water Treatment Operator Certificate issued by the SWCRB may be required if treating water.



Holidays:  The City recognizes 11 days each calendar year plus 2 floating holidays.

Vacation:  Employees earn 3.70 hours of vacation per pay period for the first three years and increases to the maximum of 9.23 hours per pay period.

Sick Leave: 3.70 hours earned per pay period with no maximum accrual cap.

Retirement: Employees are members of the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS). 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

Please upload all required certifications and licenses along with your submittal. Incomplete submissions will not be accepted.


Candidates may submit an application through Www.CalOpps.Org and upload required certification (when applicable). Please visit the City’s website for additional information Www.CityofChowchilla.Org

The City of Chowchilla is an equal opportunity employer.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, age, marital status, medical condition, disability or any other protected class. The City of Chowchilla makes reasonable accommodations for the disabled. If you believe you require special accommodations in the testing process, you must inform the City of Chowchilla in writing prior to the testing. Applicants that request such accommodations must document their request with an explanation of the type and extent of accommodations required.

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