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FIELD MANAGER

IDYLLWILD WATER DISTRICT

P.O. Box 397

25945 Highway 243

Idyllwild, CA 92549


JOB DESCRIPTION

POSITION: FIELD MANAGER

Description. Under direction of the General Manager, The Field Manager, plans, organizes, directs and coordinates the maintenance, construction and operational functions of the District: Oversees and directs Water and Wastewater Chief Operators and Maintenance personnel; and performs related work as required.

Examples of Duties.  Operates heavy equipment used in water system, construction and maintenance, such as backhoes and loaders. Directs and trains inexperienced operators. Maintains the District's back flow cross-connection programs.

Performs a variety of welding tasks in installing and repairing water distribution pipelines, repairing machinery and equipment, and cutting and fabricating special metal articles. Monitors, operates and adjusts water treatment plant equipment; performs standard chemical tests, maintains operating records performs routine equipment maintenance and directs and trains inexperienced operators.

Oversees domestic water supply and distribution and all water treatment functions; provides supervision, training and work evaluation for field and shop personnel; reviews acquisition requirements and develops recommendations regarding the purchase, servicing, testing, inspection and repair of vehicles and construction equipment; assists the General Manager with long range planning of District maintenance, construction and operations activities; inspects work in progress to insure proper utilization of personnel and equipment; monitors employee certification, training and safety programs; periodically reviews and evaluates power use at District facilities to minimize costs and improve efficiency; performs special projects as delegated by the General Manager; performs on-call and emergency work assignments. Prepares monthly and annual reports as needed.  Coordinates with the Water and Sewer Department

Chief Operators for both water and wastewater needs when assistance is required on projects and assistance at the wastewater treatment plant.

Required Qualifications: Requires a knowledge of principles, methods and practices used in water and wastewater system maintenance, operation and construction work; principles, methods and practices of vehicle and construction equipment operation, use, maintenance and repair; principles, methods and practices used in building and grounds maintenance; principles, methods and practices used in treatment plant operations, maintenance and construction work; rules, regulations and codes applicable to District maintenance, operation and construction functions; District policies, rules, regulations and procedures; work safety standards and requirements; principles of supervision, training and management. Requires an ability to plan, organize, manage and administrator the maintenance, construction and operations functions of the

District; oversee the establishment and maintenance of certification, training and work safety programs; perform administrative reviews of work activities, costs, staffing requirements, equipment uses and time requirements; effectively represent District maintenance, operation and construction functions with the public, contractors and other governmental organizations; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships. State of California Grade III Water Treatment, Distribution And Wastewater Certification. AWS Pipe Welding Certification.

Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in a related field. Ten years progressively responsible experience at a public water utility. State of California Grade IV or higher. OSHA 20 Certification. Local residency is highly desirable.

Typical Physical Activities. Travels regularly by vehicle in overseeing District facilities and field operations; frequently works in an outdoor environment with exposure to dust, dirt and significant temperature changes between cold and heat; communicates orally with District personnel and the public; uses a telephone; stands and walks for extended time periods; hearing and vision must be within normal ranges.

Special Requirement.  Possession of an appropriate California operator's license issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles.  Possession and proof of a good driving record as evidenced by freedom from multiple or serious traffic violations. The driving record will not contribute to an increase in the District's automobile insurance