2021-09-09 2021-10-14

Distribution & Operations Supervisor

Santa Ynez River Water Conservation District, Improvement District No. 1
  • Organization Type: Public Water/Wastewater Agency
  • Location: Santa Ynez, California
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Job ID: 47197
  • Organization Website
  • Organization Type: Public Water/Wastewater Agency
  • Location: Santa Ynez, California
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Job ID: 47197
  • Organization Website

Under general supervision, supervises, assigns and participates in the maintenance of water production, water blending/disinfection facilities, water meter system, storage, treatment, transmission and distribution facilities, assigns and participates in the operation and maintenance of the construction and repair of facilities; organizes, schedules and assigns work of crews engaged in the maintenance and repair of water production facilities, water blending/disinfection facilities; supervises the operation and adjustments of all operating equipment; and performs related work as required.

Examples of Duties and Responsibilities:
Supervises, assigns, schedules and participates in the assigned work of skilled, semi-skilled, and manual labor crews; monitors performance of computerized automatic devices that regulate the metering of distribution of domestic water supplies; conducts inspections, making adjustments and reviewing records of instruments for water metering and distribution control, and water quality; monitors water meter systems and customer complaints; performs repairs and corrects operational-related characteristics; supervises the repairs of water resources facilities, including, but not limited to, installing water services, water mains, meters, asphalt paving, and other related improvements and equipment; ensures compliance with NPDES best management practices through flood control measures and practices; participates in developing enhancement and cost saving programs throughout the District infrastructure relating to water needs; provides for employee training and maintains a regular safety training program; assists and supervises a variety of projects in the water system as needed; inspects new water system facilities installed by new development; ensures that all water system facilities are installed per District specifications; records and carries out a preventive maintenance program for the water distribution system and various facilities; reviews work in progress; evaluates employee performance; supervises and participates in the flushing of hydrants and mains; works with contractors and others in the location of existing water mains and services; checks and takes chlorine residuals; responds to and addresses customer complaints; trains subordinates in the skills to properly maintain and operate water system facilities; operates District vehicles; develops and monitors program budget; maintains workload statistics and monthly performance reports; completes employee performance evaluations; recommends technology upgrades and the appropriate equipment relating to the conversion of water meters; monitors equipment malfunctions, adjusting or diagnosing problems; must be available for rotating on-call emergency duty as assigned; make every reasonable effort to continually improve the manner in which the job is performed and increase the quality of service to the public; and performs other duties as assigned.


Education and Experience:
Minimum seven (7) years of increasingly responsible water system operation, treatment, and distribution experience, including five (5) years of experience providing lead direction on an ongoing basis. In addition:

  • Required minimum of high school graduate or equivalent GED.

  • Equivalent to an Associates degree from an accredited college or university with college level course work in water treatment, water quality, engineering, or a related field. Directly related experience may be substituted for the college requirement on the basis of one and one-half years of experience for one year of education to a maximum of four years.

Special Requirements:

  • Possession of valid D-3, T2 Operator certifications issued by the State of California Department of Public Health are required at the time of appointment.

  • Possession of a valid California Driver’s License.

  • Possession and proof of a good driving record as evidenced by freedom from multiple or serious traffic violations or accidents for at least two (2) years duration. Driving record shall not contribute to an increase in the District's automobile insurance rates.

  • Full-time residency within 30 miles of the District office in order to efficiently respond to emergency calls.

  • Subject to call back during off-duty hours according to rotational schedule.

  • Under the Department of Transportation Drug and Alcohol Program, will be required to successfully complete a pre- employment drug and alcohol screening and submit to random drug and/or alcohol testing throughout employment with the District.

Salary Range: $87,124 to $114,315 annually + benefits


  • Health, dental and vision insurance available the first day of the month following enrollment. Employee/family coverage paid by the District up to the maximum allotted by the Board of Trustees.

  • CalPERS Retirement – benefit formula determined upon Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act of 2013 rules - final compensation is the average of the highest 36 consecutive months. CalPERS is a defined benefit retirement plan that includes a lifetime benefit determined by a set formula (years of service, age at retirement, and final compensation).

  • Employees participate in Social Security.

  • Voluntary Deferred compensation plan available.

  • Disability insurance at a nominal cost to employee on date of hire.

  • 10 days vacation accrued each year (vacation accrual can be taken after six months of employment with the District); increases to 20 days after 10 years.

  • 12 paid holidays per year.

  • Sick leave – 12 days per year.
To obtain an application and supplemental questionnaire, please visit www.syrwd.org, via an email request to general@syrwd.org or via telephone at (805)688-6015. Completed application, resume and supplemental questionnaire should be sent to the Assistant General Manager, Santa Ynez River Water Conservation District, ID No.1, P.O. Box 157, Santa Ynez, CA 93460, via email to mmartone@syrwd.org or placed in the drop box at 3622 Sagunto Street, Santa Ynez, CA 93460.


When applying, mention you saw this opening listed at WaterDistrictJobs.com.