Public Works Superintendent

City of Santa Paula

Under the direction of the Public Works Director or designee, supervises and coordinates the operations and activities of the City’s water systems including water production and treatment systems, water distribution systems and meter reading functions.  Incumbent serves as the Chief Water Operator.


Directs, coordinates and reviews the work plan for assigned services and activities including water treatment and production systems, water distribution systems, meter reading functions, water conservation and water inspection; assigns work activities and projects; monitors work flow; reviews and evaluates work products, methods and procedures. Oversees the preparation and timely submittal of all related compliance reports to federal, state and local regulatory agencies; insures compliance with various permits including the drinking water permit issued by the State Water Resources Control Board. May supervise and coordinate the work and activities of the Fleet and Maintenance division, Streets division and related areas of assignment; provides highly responsible and complex staff assistance to the Director of Public Works or designee. Performs related duties as assigned.

Education, Training and Experience:  An Associate’s degree from an accredited college or university or the ability to obtain an Associate’s within two years of appointment, with major course work in water science, water systems technology or related field. Bachelor’s Degree in Water Resource Science and Management or related field is highly desired; and Seven years of increasingly responsible experience in the installation, operation, and maintenance of water systems, including two years of lead supervisory experience.


License; Certificates; Special Requirements:  Possession of a D4 Water Distribution Operator Certificate and T3 Water Treatment Operator Certificate issued by the State of California Water Resources Control Board.  Possession of a Backflow Device Specialist Certificate is highly desired.


APPLY BY:  March 21, 2018.  For complete information regarding this current opportunity or to apply, please visit the City’s website:


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