Ross Valley Sanitary District

Operations and Maintenance Superintendent (20158159)

Northern Bay Area
10/31/2021 at 11:59pm or until 200 applicants
$11,123.36-$14,196.54 Monthly

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


2960 Kerner Blvd. San Rafael, 94901


Ross Valley Sanitary District invites applications for the position of 

Operations & Maintenance SUPERINTENDENT

$11,123.36 - $14,196.54 per month
Plus an excellent benefits package

The Operations and Maintenance Superintendent (O&M Superintendent) oversees all aspects of wastewater conveyance system operations and maintenance. This position reports to the Operations and Maintenance Manager and supervises and directs assigned staff.

Under the direction of the Operations and Maintenance Manager, the Operations and Maintenance Superintendent is responsible for managing the daily operations of the District wastewater collection and conveyance system, maintenance on infrastructure such as cleaning of gravity lines, operation and maintenance of pump stations, inspection and testing of air valve assemblies, customer service calls requiring field personnel response, and utilizing the District's Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) to manage the productivity of the Operations and Maintenance Department.

Sample Essential Duties and Responsibilities Include:

  • Recommend and implement District goals and objectives; establish performance standards and methods for the operation and maintenance of the District’s wastewater conveyance system and the maintenance of District facilities and fleet; develop and implement policies, procedures and metrics.
  • Evaluate operation and maintenance activities; implement improvements and modifications; prepare various reports on operation and maintenance activities.
  • Direct and supervise safe and effective operations and maintenance of wastewater collection systems and staff.
  • Supervise assigned employees including directing work, conducting performance evaluations, coordinating training, and implementing hiring, discipline and termination procedures.
  • Collaborate with colleagues on District projects and development and implementation of policies and procedures.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Include: 

  • Principles of wastewater collection and conveyance systems, including best practices, procedures, methods, materials, tools, equipment, and supplies as applicable.
  • Understanding and use of heavy equipment, vehicles, power tools, and hand tools utilized in the maintenance of District’s wastewater collection system, pump stations, and related appurtenances.
  • Safety regulations, standards, and procedures in wastewater collection system and pump station maintenance.
  • Principles and practices of facilities and fleet management.
  • Principles and practices of supervision, training, and performance evaluation.
  • Proficient knowledge of the English language, both spoken and written.
  • Mathematics and calculations used in construction and wastewater industry.
  • Principles and procedures of emergency response preparedness.
  • Adept at using good personal judgment and discretion; remaining calm in crisis, emergency, and/or other stressful situations, and using discretion when handling and disseminating sensitive information.

Required Qualifications:  Any combination of education and experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this position. A typical way of obtaining the required qualifications is to possess the equivalent of:

  • Equivalent to graduation from high school supplemented by CWEA certification or courses in water/wastewater resources, project management, or a related field. A college degree is desirable.
  • Three years of experience as a supervisor, preferably in water or wastewater operations.

Licensing, Certification, and Registration Standards: 

  • Must possess a valid California Water Environmental Association (CWEA) certification at time of hire.
  • Must be able to obtain a valid Collection System Maintenance Grade III issued by the California Water Environmental Association (CWEA) within 24 months of date of hire.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid California Class C Driver’s License and insurability under the District’s vehicle liability insurance coverage.
  • Possession of CWEA Collection System Maintenance Grade IV and/or Mechanical Technical Grade I is highly desirable.



Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate for this position will possess the qualities of “big picture” recognition and initiative, positively and skillfully engaging with a range of people and systems in continuous pursuit of the improvement of operational activities.  Essential qualities include collaborative problem solving, excellent communication skills, team leadership, professionalism, and enthusiastic support for Ross Valley Sanitary District’s service mission.


The following provides a brief description of the Ross Valley Sanitary District’s (RVSD) benefit package for unrepresented employees. Please refer to individual contracts or policies for details.


Full-time regular employees earn vacation with pay at the following bi-weekly rates for each complete year of service with RVSD:

For the first 3 years of service                                            10 days per year (80 hours)

3-10 years of service                                                            15 days per year (120 hours)

10-15 years of service                                                          20 days per year (160 hours)

15-20 years of service                                                          22 days per year (176 hours)

For twenty (20) or more years of service                          25 days per year (200 hours)


Employees receive fifteen (15) paid holidays per year including four floating holidays.


Employees accrue 12 days (96 hours) per year.


FLSA-exempt employees receive ten (10) days of administrative leave per calendar year. Administrative leave benefits do not accrue from one calendar year to the next.


RVSD contracts with CalPERS health care which makes available a variety of medical plans. The maximum RVSD contribution equals 100% of the premium for Kaiser Bay Area for an employee only or an employee plus one or more dependents. The employee shall pay any difference between the District’s maximum contribution toward medical insurance, if applicable, and the actual premium of medical insurance selected by the employee. An employee may apply in writing to RVSD for waiver of required participation in the RVSD’s medical insurance program and to receive a payment of $184.62 per pay period in-lieu of medical insurance coverage.


RVSD pays the cost of the Marin County Dental plan with Delta Dental Service, which provides eighty percent (80%) payments for the employee and family to a maximum of $2000, plus orthodontics (child only, 50% coverage to a $1000 maximum).


Life insurance coverage of up to $125,000, Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance (AD&D) of up to $125,000, and long term (LTD) and short term (STD) disability insurance coverage based on wages are all provided at District expense.


RVSD offers optional a low-interest loan program to assist employees with their purchase of a personal computer.


This plan provides eligible full-time employees reimbursement of vision care expenses not covered by the health plan. It is provided by RVSD at no cost to the employee. Reimbursable expenses are up to $150 allowances for glasses and frames, $130 allowances for contacts, or other necessary vision care expenses covered by VSP benefit per calendar year.


RVSD contributes $50.17 per pay period to each employee enrolled in the District’s ICMA-RC 457 Plan.


RVSD reimburses up to five-hundred dollars ($500) per fiscal year for an employee’s wellness-related expenditures.


RVSD is a member of the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS). The program is mandatory for all full-time employees.

For new employees hired after January 1, 2013, the retirement formula is 2.0%@62. The current employee contribution rate is 6.75% of salary (subject to change). All provisions shall be as required by PEPRA.

For employees hired before January 1, 2013 the retirement formula is 2.7%@55. The employee contribution rate is 8%. Employees hired after January 1, 2013 who are already members of CalPERS and who have had less than a six-month break in service may be eligible for the 2.7%@55 formula. Actual CalPERS formula and eligibility requirements are contingent upon CalPERS regulations and conditions.


All eligible retirees shall be entitled to the required minimum employer contribution upon retirement, pursuant to the District’s CalPERS PEMHCA resolution. Employees hired on or after September 18, 2019 shall participate in the Enhanced Retiree Medical Plan.


Deductions are made for Social Security each pay period in accordance with Federal law.


To provide temporary disability income to an employee in the event of an on-the-job illness or injury, employees are covered under the provisions of California Workers’ Compensation.


Management may authorize up to $2,000 annual allowance for an employee’s education and training, which will not exceed a total of $7,500 during a ten-year period.

Special Instructions

Selection Process: It is important to complete all required application materials. All applications will be screened for completeness and possession of minimum qualifications. Qualified applications will be reviewed in detail to identify the most qualified candidates to interview. One or more selection processes will occur beginning the week of November 1, 2021. Additional pre-employment procedures include a background check and medical examination. It is anticipated that the successful candidate will begin employment as soon as possible upon successful completion of all procedures.

Accommodation: Candidates with a disability who may require special assistance in any phase of the application or selection process should advise Human Resources by emailing, upon submittal of application.

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