Wednesday , April 17 2024

California Water Service Jobs – Water Quality Program Manager

Website California Water Service Company

Job Description:

The Water Quality Program Manager performs complex tasks to implement, maintain, and comply with all water quality and environmental regulations and programs within an assigned region. Primary responsibilities focus on drinking water public health, regulatory planning and compliance, and Division of Drinking Water (DDW) permitting. This position is located in Visalia, California.

Job Responsibilities:

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

Job Requirements:

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

Qualification & 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)
  • Three years of experience working in water quality compliance
  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Biology, Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering and/or equivalent relevant experience
  • Valid California Driver License
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications
  • Cross Connection Control Specialist Certification preferred
  • State Water Resources Control Board

Job Details:

Company: California Water Service Company

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Visalia, CA, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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