Collections and Distribution System Operator II

Employment Application


Collections and Distribution System Operator II

Salary: $3,411.20-$4,193.60 Monthly  (Currently under review)

Application Deadline: May 31, 2019

General Description:

Under direction of the Operations Manager and/or Collections and Distribution Lead, operates, repairs and maintains the District’s water and waste water treatment facilities, including water treatment and distribution systems, waste water treatment facilities; reads and interprets charts and meter readings for analyzing the efficiency of plant operations; maintains chemical inventory; and performs other related work as required.

Essential Functions: - Essential responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Operates and maintains a variety of automatic and manually controlled equipment, motors, and pumps used in the treatment, distribution and disinfection of water and waste water.
  • Regulates and controls the amount of chemicals used to maintain specified water and waste water treatment requirements.
  • Takes samples, performs standardized quality control tests, and adjusts chemical feeders and other system equipment according to results.
  • Reads, interprets, and records data, such as residual content of chemicals, water turbidity, water pressure, biological activity, etc.
  • Makes regular assessments of water flow, turbidity, pressure, chemical use, residuals, and other pertinent data to maintain system operating conditions.
  • Performs a variety of maintenance and repair work on plant facilities , infrastructure and equipment.
  • Observes pumping equipment and troubleshoots and identifies possible problems and operating difficulties.
  • Backwashes filters.
  • Changes recording charts as required.
  • Maintains logs, records, and data systems for required plant reports. Performs general maintenance on facilities and grounds.
  • Inputs data into computer to develop database for generating system operations reports.
  • Operates a District vehicle, driving to pumping stations and other facilities for inspection and maintenance work.
  • Training of C&DSO I
  • Operate a variety of Heavy Equipment used for the repair and maintenance of system infrastructure
  • Practices and ensures adherence to District and OSHA safety procedures.


Qualification Requirements:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Knowledge of:

  • Methods, materials, procedures, and equipment used in the operation and maintenance of water and waste water treatment plants and facilities.
  • Water and Waste Water treatment methods, principles, distribution and practices.
  • Federal, state, and county regulations pertaining to water and waste water treatment plant operations.
  • Methods and precautions for handling and storing potentially hazardous chemicals.
  • Standard water quality tests.
  • Standard Water and Waste Water Laboratory testing procedures
  • Plant measurement and recording equipment.
  • Correct application and usage of the English language, including spelling, grammar and punctuation.
  • Safe work methods and safety precautions as related to the job.

Ability to:

  • Perform a variety of operations and maintenance assignments.
  • Operate automatic control systems.
  • Read system measurements and recording equipment, interpret results to make adjustments to operations.
  • Troubleshoot, diagnose, and correct a variety of operating problems.
  • Use proper safety precautions in working with chemicals.
  • Perform standard water and waste water quality tests.
  • Maintain and update Lift Station/Pump station records and logs.
  • Read and interpret plant piping and distribution diagrams, system maps.
  • Understand and carry out oral and written directions.
  • Safely work with Heavy Construction Equipment
  • Safely perform repair and replacement of system infrastructure.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.
  • Read and write at the level required for successful job performance.
  • Perform algebraic and geometrical calculations
  • Perform metric conversions.

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to speak and hear to effectively interface with other staff members and the public; walk, stand, kneel, crawl, climb, lift and move up to 75 pounds, pull, stoop, bend, squat, twist, turn and work in tight, confined space; use hands and fingers to write and to handle, grip, feel and operate tools, pumps, and equipment.

Other Requirements:


  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • Must obtain a Collection System Operator II Certificate issued by the California Water Environment Association (CWEA) within 12 months of assignment and a Grade I Water Treatment Certification issued by the California Department of Public Health within 18 months of assignment. Additionally must obtain a California Class B Commercial Drivers License within 24 months of assignment.
  • Must possess a Grade II Distribution Certificate issued by the California Department of Public Health
  • Must possess a valid California Class C driver’s license, have a satisfactory driving record, and be insurable by the District to operate District vehicles
  • Must Obtain CPR and First Aid Training Certification annually
  • Must Obtain Trenching and shoring competent person training annually
  • Must obtain Confined Space Entry training annually
  • Must obtain and maintain Traffic Control certification training within 12 months of assignment


One year experience in the operation of water and waste water distribution, treatment plants and related facilities.