Public Works Department
SENIOR UTILITIES ENGINEER
Full Time/Exempt; 36 hour work week, Monday-Thursday
SALARY: $79,023 - $96,053 DOQ
The City of Norco provides an outstanding benefit package which includes: a 36-hour workweek; Health Insurance, City paid up to $1,250 premium per month; Dental HMO and Vision family coverage paid by City; Life Insurance and PERS Retirement (Classic Employee 2.7% @ 55 - employee pays 8%, New Employee 2% @ 62 employee pays 6.25%); 48 hours Administrative Leave; Vacation accrual at 86.4 hours per year (0-4 years); Sick leave accrual at 8.1 hours per month; 11 paid holidays and up to 3 floating holidays per year (pro-rated). City contribution towards Flexible Spending Account (6 month waiting period). The City does not participate in Social Security.
This is a mid-management position reporting to the Director of Public Works. This position is responsible for planning, coordinating, and directing the preventive, predictive, and corrective maintenance programs for all utility facility related assets. Assists the Director with implementing and managing budgetary and administrative duties of the department. The work in this position is complex and involves significant accountability and decision making responsibilities. This position requires a practical working knowledge of intermediate to complex water utility systems.
Under general direction of the Director of Public Works, the Senior Utilities Engineer is responsible for the oversight of public works related capital improvement program, assisting with the day-to-day regulatory reporting related to the City’s water, sewer, and NPDES programs, assisting with plan checks, pavement management system, work order and asset management system and GIS.
TYPICAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them for the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment. Typical duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
Interacts with staff to evaluate daily activities of the City’s water, wastewater, sanitation, and storm channel systems including operations, maintenance, facilities, and equipment of the systems and meter reading.
Ensures compliance with local, State, and Federal agencies, standards and regulations; interprets policies and procedures established by all related regulatory agencies; prepares and submits reports to these agencies on an annual and monthly basis (as required).Ensures compliance with all environmental, safety and security programs associated with the City.Prepares a variety of reports, agendas, and/or other related documentation for dissemination to internal departments and/or external agencies.
Performs analysis of complex technical, operational and economic information as needed to support water and sewer projects and provide recommendations to management on the utility’s facilities and infrastructure maintenance, capital improvement, capital development, staffing requirements and other technical and management issues.Compiles reports and describes impacts related to water, sewer, sanitary sewer and storm drainage to mitigate the potential of adverse health risks, costly repairs, and/or other related issues.
Oversees the monitoring of water quality, sanitary sewer, and ensures reclaimed/recycled water operation comply with federal, state and local requirements; ensures processes are performing at an optimal and cost effective level; analyses programs, projects and maintenance activities to meet requirements and takes corrective action to achieve and maintain maximum levels of water quality.
May be tasked with representing the City at community, local and regional meetings such as Chino Basin Watermaster; Chino Basin Desalter Authority; Western Municipal Water District; Western Riverside County Regional Wastewater Authority; and others.
Assists in the preparation of utility-related projects, planning, reviews, pre-construction meetings, and design projects.Participates in the preparation of the annual operating budget for assigned areas of responsibility, monitors and approves expenditures.
Responds to public inquiries and complaints related to assigned areas of responsibility.
Experience: Ten years of increasingly responsible experience in water/wastewater utility operations in the maintenance and operation of domestic water supply and distribution facilities and sewer systems, including five years of supervisory and administrative responsibility, including contract administration. A Bachelor’s Degree and five (5) years of progressive water industry experience, of which at least four (4) years includes significant, advanced experience in water supply, wastewater collection, storm water management, and water and sewer treatment activities is highly desirable. Professional engineering experience in design and construction of water and sewer conveyance systems, including at least five (5) years in a management or supervisory capacity, and two (2) years of operations and maintenance experience is highly desired.
Education: Equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, public administration, water science or a related field.
License/Certificates: Possession of a valid Class C California drivers’ license with a satisfactory driving record is required throughout employment. Registration as a Professional Civil Engineer in the State of California is highly desirable.
Possession of State of California Water Distribution Operator D-2 Certificate, State of California Water Treatment Operator T-1 Certificate, CWEA Collection System Maintenance Grade 1 Certificate, and/or AWWA Cross-Connection Control Specialist Certificate is highly desirable.
Knowledge of water utility infrastructure and maintenance processes.
Principles and techniques involved in water/sewer supply system operation including Federal and State guidelines and regulations.
Knowledge of and experience with computerized management maintenance control system.
Knowledge of wastewater pretreatment programs, storm water regulations
Knowledge of resource management, project planning and coordination.
Knowledge of principles and practices of budget development and management, including the preparation of bid specifications, request for proposal and procurement.
Supervisory principles, practices, and techniques.
Analyze complex technical and operational issues and problems.
Prepare clear and concise records, reports and other written materials.
Prepare Annual Water System and Consumer Confidence Report.
Understand, interpret, explain and apply City, state and federal requirements. Interpret and implement City resolutions, ordinances, rules, policies, and regulations.
Analyze, interpret, prepare and make recommendations on complex water, sewer, and reclaimed water facility plans. Interprets ordinances, municipal codes and other regulatory documents.
Maintain water, sanitary sewer and storm drain infrastructure and facilities at an optimal and cost effective level. Prepare technical reports on the condition and lifecycle of City facilities and infrastructure.
Establish and maintain effective working relations with all levels of City staff, elected officials, contractors, consultants, agencies and the public encountered in course of work.
Analyze, audit, and evaluate operational practices and procedures; recommend improvements to existing methods which increase efficiency, mitigate risk, and reduce costs.
Monitor the production, storage, treatment, and distribution of potable water in order to identify deficiencies and capacity needs.
Produce consistent, desirable, results; both in the areas of operations and maintenance of the potable water and wastewater system, and staff growth and development. Includes the ability to evaluate those results and implement improvements as needed.
Effectively operate a motor vehicle on City streets.
Effectively utilize tools of the trade.
Operate computer and applicable software using modern office equipment. Use Microsoft Office applications to create presentations, spreadsheets, and Word documents.
In accordance with Government Code Section 3100, in the event of a disaster, all city employees are considered disaster service workers and may be required to perform assigned emergency service duties in the event of an emergency or disaster. Employees must complete required FEMA courses within six months of employment.
Work is performed in office and field environments. Requires vision (which may be corrected) to read small print. Requires mobility of arms to reach and dexterity of hands to grasp and manipulate small objects. Requires mobility to stand, stoop, reach, and bend. Sit for long periods while typing and using a computer. Performs lifting, pushing and/or pulling and lift up to 40 pounds for the purpose of lifting supplies or equipment. Requires the ability to move from place to place with in the office and to reach for items above and below desk level. May be exposed to extreme weather, moving traffic, construction sites, uneven terrain and toxic chemicals.
While performing the duties of this class, employees are regularly required to use oral and written communications skills; read and interpret data, information and documents; analyze and solve problems; observe and interpret situations; use math and mathematical reasoning; learn and apply new information or new skills; interact with City staff, other organizations and the public.
SELECTION PROCESS: Only those candidates who have the best combination of qualifications in relation to the requirements and duties of the position will continue in the selection process. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an invitation to participate in the process.
Final appointments will be subject to a selection interview with the Director of Public Works or designee and the remaining conditional steps in the hiring process. This position requires a conditional employment offer based on the successful completion of a drug and alcohol screening and physical.
APPLICATION PROCESS/FILING PERIOD: Position open until filled. First review of applications March 28, 2019. Applicants must complete and submit a signed/original City of Norco employment application, resumes are not accepted in lieu of a City application. Enclose copies of any certifications, training, or degrees. This recruitment may close at anytime without notice. Faxes or emails will not be accepted.
Successful candidates are required to submit original documentation to establish both work authorization and identity (per the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986)
within the first three days of employment.
The screening process is based on the successful completion of a background investigation. Applications must be thoroughly completed and signed. All information on the application is subject to investigation and verification. Reference checks will be conducted by the City to include at least the following: (1) verification/reference from current and past employers, (2) fingerprinting and Department of Justice criminal background check, and (3) confirmation of necessary licenses, certificates, and/or diploma/degrees.
DRUG SCREENING: In accordance with the City’s drug free workplace policy, all employment offers are condiditional and based on successful completion of drug test.