2023-03-08 2023-03-24

Field Services Worker I / II

San Lorenzo Valley Water District
  • Organization Type: Public Water/Wastewater Agency
  • Location: Boulder Creek, California
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Job ID: 86180
  • Organization Website
  • Organization Type: Public Water/Wastewater Agency
  • Location: Boulder Creek, California
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Job ID: 86180
  • Organization Website

San Lorenzo Valley Water District is looking for applicants for the position of Field Services Worker I / II. Please read the details of the position and how to apply below:


CLOSING DATE: Friday, March 24, 2023

SALARY: $5,077 - $7,147 per month depending on qualifications

The San Lorenzo Valley Water District is located in the coastal redwoods approximately 10 miles northeast of Santa Cruz, CA. If you live in the nearby towns of Felton or Scotts Valley, you are a relaxing 15-minute drive to work or the beach. The District maintains approximately 190 miles of pipeline and serves a population of approximately 35,000 customers. The SLV Water District was established in 1941 and serves the communities of Boulder Creek to Felton and Lompico to Scotts Valley.

Under the supervision of the Field Services Supervisor, a Field Services Worker I or II performs work in the maintenance, installation, and repair of the water distribution and transmission system and wastewater collection and transmission system; operates, maintains and repairs a variety of water distribution components; may be assigned, under supervision of the Customer Services Field Coordinator to read and record water meters; and performs other related duties as required.

Positions within this classification are flexibly staffed. Incumbents generally enter as a Field Services Worker I. A Field Services Worker I performs routine tasks and many of the duties required of a Field Services Worker II, but is not expected to perform at the same skill level and receives more supervision. A Field Services Worker I exercises less independent judgment and discretion and has a narrower scope of responsibility. A Field Services Worker I is required to obtain the required certifications within twenty- four (24) months of employment. Failure to obtain required certification is grounds for termination of employment. Upon meeting the performance standards of the higher level as designated by the District and meeting experience and certification requirements, an employee is promoted to the Field Services Worker II level. A Field Services Worker II is the fully experienced, journey level class. If an employee enters the series at the Field Services Worker II level, the employee must have the required certifications, closely related experience and meet the division's competency standards.

Field Services Workers may be assigned full time to either meter reading or maintenance and repair, performing the other functions on a relief basis, or may perform in all areas as a regular assignment. Incumbents are subject to being assigned after hour, standby duty assignments, and other irregular hours.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES (Duties may include, but are not limited to the following):

  • Installs new or repairs existing water or sewer Services mains and Services lines; excavates mains with shovel and backhoe; shores excavation sites; sets up traffic control; installs cast-iron and steel pipe; flares and sweats copper pipe; places concrete forms and pours concrete; patches pavement with cement, asphalt, or gravel; maintains and repairs fire hydrants, valve caps, air vacs and valves.

  • Uses blueprints, pipe locator, leak detector and other electronic test equipment to locate water mains and leaks.

  • Locates and reads water meters; records data using automated systems; calculates water use, compares readings to determine unusually high or low readings and rechecks readings.

  • Checks for inoperative, defaced or bypassed meters; checks for leaks or other indicators of high usage; cleans meter boxes, flushes system, maintains access to meters.

  • Turns on and disconnects water Services; collects delinquent bills, serves notices of delinquency and turnoff.

  • Operates and performs minor mechanical adjustments and repairs to light trucks, dump trucks, backhoes, forklifts, pneumatic digging and pavement breaking tools, concrete saws, rollers, and vibrating plates.

  • Performs a wide variety of manual labor when needed; washes, paints, oils, greases, brushes, adjusts and repairs tools and equipment.

  • May assist in the operation and maintenance of water distribution and transmission system and perform preventive maintenance and semiskilled repairs to water distribution equipment; may adjust and exercise valves; may inspect, adjust, repair and operate pumps, motors, compressors, generators, ventilation fans, and other equipment; maintain records and log plant activities.

  • Hears and reports on customer complaints in the field, investigates and handles complaints of high bills, leaks, water pressure and water quality.

  • When assigned to standby duty assignment may respond to customer Services calls, SCADA computer alarms, and monitor and operate water and wastewater systems.



Both Classes

  • Purposes and safe use of various hand and power tools and equipment employed in basic repair and maintenance work;

  • Principles, methods and tools employed in the installation, repair and maintenance of water mains and meters;

  • Safe working practices necessary in working with hazardous materials and chemicals, trenches and enclosed areas;

  • Basic plumbing and hydraulics.

Field Services Worker II

  • Principles and practices of water treatment and disinfection;

  • Principles and applicable state requirements relative to water treatment plant operations and water distribution systems.


Both Classes

  • Read and record meter readings;

  • Compute usage and recognize discrepancies;

  • Use basic hand tools to perform minor repair and maintenance tasks;

  • Operate of variety of equipment;

  • Apply appropriate safety precautions and procedures;

  • Repair, install and maintain water mains, service valves;

  • Perform basic mathematical computations;

  • Understand and carry out oral and written instructions;

  • Perform call back work as assigned;

  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with employees, supervisors, customers and the public.

Field Services Worker II

  • Understand water treatment plant operations and equipment.

Any combination of training and experience, which demonstrates attainment of the required knowledge and ability to perform the required work (with reasonable accommodation, if needed), typically:

EDUCATION: High school graduation or equivalent is desirable.


Field Services Worker I: One (1) year of experience performing construction or mechanical repair work.

Field Services Worker II: Twenty-four (24) months experience as a Field Services Worker I or comparable experience in potable water systems or water system meter reading.


Both Classes

  • A valid California Class C Driver’s License must be maintained at all times.

Field Services Worker I

  • Must obtain a Water Treatment Certificate Grade T1 and Water Distribution System Certificate Grade D1 from the State of California Department of Health Services within twenty-four (24) months of date of hire. Failure to obtain certification will be grounds for termination.

Field Services Worker II

  • Possession and continued maintenance of a State of California Department of Health Services Water Treatment Certificate Grade T1 and Water Distribution System Certification Grade D1.

This District provides a competitive benefit package, including but not limited to comprehensive Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance, Paid Time Off, Paid Holidays, Pension, Life Insurance, Short-Term and Long Term Disability, and more.

Please submit a completed package consisting of the following:

  • Employment Application

  • Resume
You can find the complete package of the Employment Application and Job Details on our website: https://www.slvwd.com/

Email your Resume and Employment Application to humanresources@slvwd.com

CLOSING DATE: Friday, March 24, 2023

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