Wednesday , April 17 2024

Cal Water Jobs in Bakersfield – 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:

  • Provides water quality input in the development of capital projects and strategic planning
  • Primary liaison between the Company, districts, state and federal agencies, the Division of Drinking Water (DDW) and fosters relationship with these groups
  • Prepares and reviews Consumer Confidence Reports, Annual Water Quality reports, Monthly reporting and any other internal and external reporting
  • Communicates in a timely manner with the DDW as required to ensure compliance with local, state, and federal water quality regulations
  • Provides guidance to all operations management staff on water quality problem-solving and regulatory compliance
  • 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
  • Performs analytical calculations to ensure adequate treatment of water
  • Performs complex tasks to ensure compliance with water quality regulations within the assigned region
  • Manages water quality projects of various scope, schedule, and budget in coordination with the District and Engineering team
  • Performs other similar duties as assigned
  • Assesses new water supply source data to ensure quality and regulatory compliance and identifies/recommends appropriate treatment technologies for removal of contaminants
  • Communicates in a timely manner with the DDW as required to ensure compliance with local, state, and federal water quality regulations
  • Participates in and supports the Company’s Continuous Improvement program and projects
  • Works with the Cross Connection Control Program Manager to ensure the program is in compliance with state and federal requirements
  • Develops sampling plans and assesses analytical results of raw and finished water to ensure regulatory compliance
  • Obtains the appropriate permits whenever changes or modifications are made to the drinking water system
  • 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
  • Develops water quality monitoring schedules for sources, water treatment plants, and distribution systems in accordance with applicable regulations
  • Trains applicable Company personnel on sample collection, water quality regulations, water treatment operations, and all other water quality-related topics

Job Requirements:

  • Valid California Driver License
  • State Water Resources Control Board
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply water and environmental regulations
  • Ability to prepare manage and analyze data
  • Water Treatment Operator Grade 2 Certification preferred (required to obtain within 1 year)
  • Demonstrated organizational and time management skills and ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects with competing deadlines
  • Knowledge and ability to use Microsoft Office applications to create presentations, spreadsheets, and Word documents
  • Good problem-solving and trouble shooting skills
  • Knowledge of state and federal water quality regulations, including Backflow and Cross Connection Control programs
  • Knowledge of water quality sampling, test methods, chain of custody documentation, and compliance standards
  • Flexible and able to prioritize work
  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to outstanding customer service
  • Three years of experience working in water quality compliance
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with agencies, contractors, consultants, customers, employees, and vendors
  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Biology, Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering and/or equivalent relevant experience
  • Ability to think clearly and react appropriately in emergency situations
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications
  • Knowledge of treatment technologies, common treatment interferences, causes of failures, and troubleshooting
  • Cross Connection Control Specialist Certification preferred
  • Ability to work with regulators, operators, technical staff, and customers
  • Knowledge of water systems treatment and distribution practices
  • Upon hire, must provide proof of COVID vaccination status
  • Water Distribution Operator Grade 2 Certification preferred (required to obtain within 1 year)
  • Ability to work effectively with all levels of employees and management
  • Knowledge of Company policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of drinking water contaminants, their standards, and all associated regulations

Job Details:

Company: California Water Service Company

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Bakersfield, CA, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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