Regional Government Services

Resources Maintenance Specialist

For Monterey Peninsula Water Management District (MPWMD)
Parks Maintenance
Central Coast
12/16/2018 at 11:30pm or until 100 applicants
$4,807.00-$5,842.00 Monthly

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


5 Harris Court, Building G Monterey, 93940


On Behalf of The Monterey Peninsula Water Management District

Regional Government Services (RGS) is conducting a recruitment for the position



Monthly Salary Range:  $4,807 - $5,842

Final Filing Date:  December 16, 2018

The Position:

The Monterey Peninsula Water Management District seeks a progressive and enthusiastic individual who is highly independent and self-motivated, to join its Water Resources and Fisheries teams. Resources Maintenance Specialist performs a variety fieldwork, including the installation and maintenance of District resources projects. These activities include: routine and skilled heavy, physical work in an outside environment;  maintenance, repair, and installation of streambank erosion protection;  installation of irrigation systems;  vegetation management and cleaning river channel of debris along the Carmel River; assisting  with fisheries activities; operation and maintenance of equipment at a steelhead rearing facility; operation and maintenance of high volume injection/extraction wells; operation of  vehicles and equipment; and  performing a variety of physical tasks relative to assigned areas of responsibility.

This position may work a non-standard week (i.e. weekend work may be part of a normal schedule).  This position will work in and around water; be exposed to inclement weather conditions, noise, dust, fumes, poison oak, and stinging insects. Must have possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver’s license.


The Monterey Peninsula Water Management District (MPWMD) is responsible for regional water resource management on the Monterey Peninsula and Carmel Valley. The District’s mission is to promote or provide for a long-term sustainable water supply, and to manage and protect water resources for the benefit of the community and the environment.


Ideal Candidate

Ideal Candidate will:

  • Work independently while performing the most difficult maintenance duties.
  • Understand the necessity for communicating and coordinating work efforts with other employees and organizations.
  • Have knowledge of riparian vegetation propagation, planting methods, and techniques.
  • Have knowledge of design, installation, and operational characteristics of irrigation systems and methods.
  • Have knowledge of materials, tools ,and equipment used in the construction, maintenance, and repair of streambank projects.
  • Have knowledge of proper fish handling techniques, water quality sampling techniques, and aquifer recharge.   
  • Operate a variety of hand tools and power equipment such as chainsaws, brush chippers, and portable winches, in a safe and effective manner.
  • Be physically able to operate vehicles safely (trucks, trailers, mini-loaders, etc.).  
  • Possess a valid driver license and acceptable driving record.
  • Perform operation and maintenance on wells, pumps, pipes, valves, and monitoring systems.
  • Exercise sound independent judgment and maintain the highest level of ethical behavior in all matters.
  • Have the ability to work a non-standard week as needed (i.e. weekend work may be part of a normal schedule).
  • Adhere to safe work practices and procedures.
  • Assist with a variety of riparian and stream bed restoration efforts including monitoring vegetation for stress and disease.
  • Design, estimate, requisition, and install a variety of irrigation systems.
  • Perform heavy manual labor for extended periods of time.
  • Identify weed species, native riparian vegetation, including federally threatened species.
  • Perform basic computer skills.
  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

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

Experience & Education: Two years of increasingly responsible environmental restoration and one year of system maintenance involving high- or low-pressure water distribution systems AND equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in environmental science, fisheries, biology, soil science, forestry, water resources management or a closely related field.

License: Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid, appropriate California driver’s license and a satisfactory driving record.

Prior to a conditional employment offer being made, a thorough background check will be completed, including a fingerprint check. At the time employment is offered, applicants are required to successfully pass a pre-employment/medical examination and must be able to furnish proof of legal right to work within the United States.


Retirement: California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS).

Medical, Dental, and Vision: 95% for employee and qualified dependents.

Life and Long-Term Insurances: 100%

Short-Term Disability: 50%

Leaves: Ten vacation days per year for first year of service with progressive increase up to 20 days/year after 8 years. Sick: 12 days of sick per year. Thirteen paid holidays per year.

Special Instructions

Complete the online application, the required supplemental questionnaire, and submit a resume.  All materials must be included to be considered as a candidate.  Responses as "See resume" are considered incomplete.  Applicants must clearly demonstrate through the application materials that they meet the qualifications listed above. 

The deadline to apply is Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 11:30 PM PST.

In addition to completing the online application, applicants must answer the supplemental questions and provide a resume. Review of application materials will take place on or before December 16, 2018; and the most qualified applicants will be invited to an interview based on the application materials submitted.  Applicants must clearly demonstrate through the application materials that they meet the qualifications listed above. Candidates who are most qualified will be invited to an Oral Interview /Performance Examination in mid-January 2019 and it is desired that the successful candidate begin employment as soon as possible.

Additional inquiries about the position may be directed to Victoria Edwards at Candidates with a disability who may require special assistance in any phase of the application or selection process should advise RGS by emailing

NOTE:  Neither Regional Government Services nor MPWMD are responsible for failure of Internet forms or email in follow up communications.

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