Water Operations Supervisor (20044409)

Sacramento/Metro Area
10/25/2020 at 5pm
$6,570.30-$7,986.24 Monthly

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


600 East A Street Dixon, 95620


The City of Dixon is excited to announce its recruitment for the position Water Operations Supervisor that include all required documents at the time application is submitted. 

Incumbents of this class are fully qualified plant and distribution system operators, certified by the California State Water Resources Control Board, under the Drinking Water Operator Certification Program, with responsibility for the overall efficient operation and maintenance of the water systems and equipment.  Duties are performed without immediate supervision. The majority of operational and maintenance decisions are made at this level, however, unusual operating conditions or emergencies are discussed with supervisor.  The training, supervision and evaluation of subordinate water operations personnel are regular duties of this class.

Exam Process: A limited number of candidates whose applications indicate that they, among those competing, are better qualified in terms of related education, training, and experience will be invited to participate in an interview process tentatively scheduled for Monday, November 9, 2020.  The most qualified candidates from this process will be placed on an employment eligibility list. Department interviews are tentatively scheduled for Monday, November 23, 2020.  In light of COVID-19, the interview processes may be in person or via Zoom depending on local restrictions.  Note: the examination process may be changed as deemed necessary.

Employment Processing: Those selected may be subject to a medical exam including drug screen; DOJ fingerprint clearance; background investigation; a 12 month probation period; and in accordance with Federal Law, are able to provide proof of identity and proof that they may legally work in the United States. It is the policy of the City of Dixon to practice fair and equal employment under the law.

VETERAN'S PREFERENCE POINTS will be applied. A copy of the DD214 form must be filed at the time of application.

The City of Dixon is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Reasonable Accommodation in the application, examination and selection process will be made upon request by calling 707-678-7000. 


Ideal Candidate


Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of laws, rules, regulations, and compliance requirements of water systems; City Engineer/Public Works Department’s operations, policies, procedures, and facilities; principles of budget development and monitoring; principles and techniques of team management, supervision and training; record keeping and reporting procedures; equipment, tools, and materials for water operations, maintenance, and repair work; principles and methods of preventive, corrective, and emergency maintenance programs; safe work practices and OSHA compliance procedures; standard chemical and physical tests of water and related materials; practices and techniques related to water sampling, sample handling, and standard analysis methods; telemetry systems including Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA); operation and maintenance of a variety of hand and power tools, vehicles, and power equipment; modern office practices, methods, and computer equipment and applications; Microsoft Office Suite; English usage, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, and punctuation; basic methods and techniques for report preparation and business writing; basic mathematical calculation techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, contracts, and City Staff;

Understanding of water systems and operations including but not limited to:

  • Water meter installation & repair
  • Backflow preventer assembly testing/repair
  • Cross connection control program monitoring
  • State permit sampling and testing requirements
  • Valve exercising equipment and development of routine valve exercising program.
  • Development and implementation of fire hydrant and dead end flushing program.
  • Expertise with the maintenance and operations of various appurtenances within the system including pumps, motors and s

Principles of exemplary customer service when interacting with customers, staff, contractors and various stakeholders.

Ability to understand, interpret, and carry out a variety of oral and written instructions in an independent manner; gather data for input into annual department budget; operate a variety of light to heavy motorized and power equipment utilized in the operation, maintenance, repair of the City’s water operation systems; identify problems, gather necessary information, develop alternate solutions, and make appropriate recommendations for action; establish and maintain a variety of records and logs in an organized and efficient manner; research, analyze, and evaluate new service delivery methods, procedures, and techniques; supervise and evaluate the work of assigned staff in an effective and positive manner; prepare a variety of administrative documents, forms, and reports in a readable, clear, and concise manner; efficiently use Computerized Maintenance and Management System (CMMS); organize and prioritize the work of self and others in an effective and timely manner; provide courteous and positive customer service; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the performance of required duties; may personally engage in work duties and responsibilities of subordinates.

Education and Experience

Any combination equivalent of experience and education that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:


Equivalent to completion of twelfth grade supplemented by specialized training in water systems treatment or a related subject.


Three years of increasingly responsible experience involving the operation and maintenance of a water systems,  including one year lead/supervisory experience.

Required License/Certificates

A current Grade D2 Water Distribution Operator Certificate and Grade T2 Water Treatment Operator Certificate issued by CA State Water Resources Control Board, under the Drinking Water Operator Certification Program.

A California Class B Commercial Driver's License and a satisfactory driving record are conditions of initial and continued employment.

Desired License/Certificates:

A current American Water Works Association (AWWA) Cross-Connection Control Tester (i.e. Backflow prevention assembly tester) and Cross-Connection Control Specialist Certification


This position is covered by the Dixon Mid Manager's and Supervisor's Association (DMSA).



CalPERS Annuitants will be limited to only 960 hours in a fiscal year and this position is full-time.

This summary is subject to change without notice, and does not constitute either an expressed or an implied contract.  If conflicts between this summary and basic policy statements occur, the basic policy will prevail.

Special Instructions

Complete an on-line application and submit required documents below. All additional application materials as requested in the job announcement (degree/transcripts, certificates) must be submitted through the on-line application and these are due by the final filing date.  

1.  Valid California Driver's License and satisfactory driving record. (Attach DMV Printout obtained from an official California DMV Office - www.DMV.ca.gov).   The online Driver Record is not an official document, but the City will accept either this or an official copy.  Although the DMV office is probably closed due to the Covid-19 situation, DMV records can still be obtained on-line.

2.  Copy of your Grade D2 Water Distribution Operator Certificate.

3.  Copy of your Grade T2 Water Treatment Operator Certificate issued by CA State Water Resources Control Board, under the Drinking Water Operator Certification Program.

4. DD214 (if applicable).


In light of COVID-19 the interview may be in person or via Zoom depending on local restrictions.

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