Wednesday , April 17 2024

Cal Water Jobs – Interim Water Quality Program Manager

Website California Water Service Company

Job Description:

California Water Service Group invites you to pursue a career in the water industry with the third largest publicly traded water utility in the United States. Our mission is to be the leading provider of water and wastewater services. We’re committed to improving the quality of life for our customers, communities, stockholders, and employees. To achieve that, we align our hiring strategies with the company’s core values of integrity, service, value, health and safety, respect and collaboration, and corporate citizenship so that we can provide quality, service, and value to all of these groups.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Prepares and reviews Consumer Confidence Reports, Annual Water Quality reports, Monthly reporting and any other internal and external reporting
  • Manages water quality projects of various scope, schedule, and budget in coordination with the District and Engineering team
  • Trains applicable Company personnel on sample collection, water quality regulations, water treatment operations, and all other water quality-related topics
  • Works with the Cross Connection Control Program Manager to ensure the program is in compliance with state and federal requirements
  • Communicates in a timely manner with the DDW as required to ensure compliance with local, state, and federal water quality regulations
  • Performs analytical calculations to ensure adequate treatment of water
  • Participates in and supports the Company’s Continuous Improvement program and projects
  • Provides water quality input in the development of capital projects and strategic planning
  • Communicates in a timely manner with the DDW as required to ensure compliance with local, state, and federal water quality regulations
  • Responds to emergencies 24/7 and works with district management to assess conditions, coordinate communication with key internal staff, and relay clear and concise information to regulators
  • Provides guidance to all operations management staff on water quality problem-solving and regulatory compliance
  • Obtains the appropriate permits whenever changes or modifications are made to the drinking water system
  • Develops water quality monitoring schedules for sources, water treatment plants, and distribution systems in accordance with applicable regulations
  • Performs complex tasks to ensure compliance with water quality regulations within the assigned region
  • Assesses new water supply source data to ensure quality and regulatory compliance and identifies/recommends appropriate treatment technologies for removal of contaminants
  • Exhibits behavior that supports a safety culture; attends and participates at all required safety training programs; adheres to Company Safety Policies; uses Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as appropriate, reports safety issues/concerns to management in a timely manner, and encourages others to behave in the same manner
  • Develops sampling plans and assesses analytical results of raw and finished water to ensure regulatory compliance
  • Primary liaison between the Company, districts, state and federal agencies, the Division of Drinking Water (DDW) and fosters relationship with these groups
  • Performs other similar duties as assigned

Job Requirements:

  • Ability to prepare manage and analyze data
  • Demonstrated commitment to outstanding customer service
  • Knowledge of drinking water contaminants, their standards, and all associated regulations
  • Knowledge and ability to use Microsoft Office applications to create presentations, spreadsheets, and Word documents
  • Ability to work with regulators, operators, technical staff, and customers
  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • Knowledge of water systems treatment and distribution practices
  • Good problem-solving and trouble shooting skills
  • Flexible and able to prioritize work
  • Ability to work effectively with all levels of employees and management
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with agencies, contractors, consultants, customers, employees, and vendors
  • Knowledge of treatment technologies, common treatment interferences, causes of failures, and troubleshooting
  • Knowledge of state and federal water quality regulations, including Backflow and Cross Connection Control programs
  • Demonstrated organizational and time management skills and ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects with competing deadlines
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply water and environmental regulations
  • Knowledge of Company policies and procedures
  • Ability to think clearly and react appropriately in emergency situations
  • Knowledge of water quality sampling, test methods, chain of custody documentation, and compliance standards

Qualification & Experience:

  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Biology, Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering and/or equivalent relevant experience
  • Water Distribution Operator Grade 2 Certification preferred (required to obtain within 1 year)
  • Water Treatment Operator Grade 2 Certification preferred (required to obtain within 1 year)
  • Valid California Driver License
  • Cross Connection Control Specialist Certification preferred
  • Three years of experience working in water quality compliance
  • Upon hire, must provide proof of COVID vaccination status
  • State Water Resources Control Board

Job Details:

Company: California Water Service Company

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Bakersfield, CA, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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