WATER SERVICES QUALITY INSPECTOR

City of Santa Ana | Santa Ana, CA

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Posted Date 5/10/2018
Description
The  is looking for individuals who are results-oriented, possess great attitudes, demonstrate creativity and innovation, work efficiently, show a record of success and have a PASSION for public service. Having the best employees provides the best service to the community.
City of Santa Ana
Under general supervision, inspects and tests backflow protection units, inspects customer premises for cross-connections requiring backflow protection, collects and analyzes water quality samples, and conducts Fats, Oils, and Grease (FOG) inspections.
 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

Performs various customer service functions involving investigating and responding to complaints or requests for assistance regarding water pressure, water volume, water quality, taste, odor, color and leaks, and other types of water related problems. Investigates and troubleshoots the situation and takes corrective action or makes appropriate recommendations to the customer. Inspects and tests backflow protection units. Inspects customer premises for cross-connections requiring backflow protection and makes recommendations regarding their need. Inspects fire services for possible misuse and tests detector check valves for proper operation. Informs customers of violations and explains regulations. Inspects and conducts pressure, leakage, sterilization and flushing test procedures at various water construction and maintenance projects under construction by contractors for the utilities agency. Conducts Waste Discharge Requirement inspections, including sewer lines, manholes, grease interceptors, and grease removing devices. Inspects food establishments for FOG program compliance. Documents the condition of FOG related equipment. Writes FOG inspection reports and issues FOG administrative citations. Educates food establishments on FOG best practices. May manage, coordinate and participate in public outreach events relating to water and sewer awareness activities. Performs other related functions as assigned.

CHARACTERISTICS OF SUCCESSFUL PERFORMERS
The successful performer is a self-starter with strong customer service skills and has a technical background in water quality, water system operations, and cross connection control. The individual demonstrates good judgment and is able to make independent decisions based on established guidelines, regulations, and rules.
 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Two years of experience inspecting water and sewer related projects; or any other combination of experience and training which provides the following knowledge, skills and abilities.
 
DESIRABLE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of: methods and procedures employed in water system construction and maintenance; sewer systems and plumbing practices.

Skill in: collecting water quality samples.

Ability to: read and interpret construction plans and specifications; check backflow and cross-connection devices; check water pressure volume and quality, including taste, odor, and color; communicate effectively with all customers, fellow employees, and the general public; conduct site assessments and evaluations; write reports and issue FOG administrative citations; lift up and carrying objects weighing up to 50 pounds.
 
SPECIAL MINIUM REQUIREMENTS
Must possess and retain a valid California Class "C" Driver's License as a condition of continued employment in this classification.
 
In order to pass probation and as a condition of continued employment in this classification, employees must possess and retain valid California State Water Resources Control Board Water Distribution Certification – Grade 2.
 
In order to pass probation and as a condition of continued employment in this classification, employees must possess and retain valid California State Water Resources Control Board Water Treatment Certification – Grade 2.
 
In order to pass probation and as a condition of continued employment in this classification, employees must possess and retain a valid Orange County Environmental Health Division Backflow Prevention Device Tester Certificate.
 
HIGHLY DESIRABLE
Formal training and coursework in water quality, cross-connection, and backflow protection is preferred, but not required.
 
Successful completion of the California Association of Code Enforcement Officers (CACEO) Academy Basic Module or successful completion of the CACEO Basic Certification Exam is preferred, but not required.
 
Bilingual fluency in English and Spanish is highly desirable, but not required.

SPECIAL WORKING CONDITIONS
Must be willing and able to work irregular hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays, as needed; respond to after-hours emergency calls; and work outside in varying weather conditions.
 
 

HOW TO APPLY:

Candidates must apply online. For additional job information and to apply online, please visit www.santa-ana.org/jobs. For questions, please call: (714) 647-6748. EOE/ADA
Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Mid Level

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