General Manager / Lead Water Treatment Operator

Westhaven Community Services District | Trinidad, CA

Posted Date 4/12/2018

Salary Range: $3,500 – $4,000 per month, based on experience
Job Description: Serves full-time as Manager (65%) and Lead Operator (35%) of a public water treatment and delivery system serving approximately 230 homes in a small rural community along the coast of northern California.  Responsible for overall system operation on a day-to-day basis, including regulatory compliance with water quality standards, seeking outside funds required for successful continued system operation, diagnosis and repair of system waters leaks, drafting agenda for monthly meetings of the Board of Directors (including preparing Manager’s Report), developing annual budget and water rates for base and commodity service, and oversight and evaluation of other staff (secondary operator and secretary/bookkeeper employed on a part-time basis).

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Possession of Class C CA driver’s license;
  • Possession of Grade 1 Water Distribution and Grade 2 Water Treatment certificates issued by the State of California

Desired Experience:

  • At least 2 years’ experience as water treatment operator;
  • Experience in supervision and evaluation of employees;
  • Experience in preparation of grants for outside funding of projects;
  • Experience in development of specifications for Requests for Proposals for heavy equipment contract work (e.g., for replacement water lines in specific areas of the system);

Job Benefits:

  • Health Insurance contribution
  • Annual IRA contribution
  • Accrual of vacation days and sick days after six months of employment

Full Job Description: available by email from either contact listed above.

To apply:  Resume, copies of required certificates, references, and cover letter (expressing interest in the position and indicating willingness and competence to carry out duties specified in the full job description) may be submitted by:

(1) Surface mail to Westhaven Community Services District, PO Box 2015, Trinidad, CA 95570, or

(2) Email (all materials must be combined into a single pdf) to one of the email addresses above.

Application Deadline: 15 May, 2018          Position Fill Date: 01 July, 2018

Job Category
Local Government
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