2018-04-11 2018-05-09

Operations Analyst

West Basin Municipal Water District
  • Organization Type: Public Water/Wastewater Agency
  • Location: Carson, California
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Job ID: 47139
  • Organization Website
  • Organization Type: Public Water/Wastewater Agency
  • Location: Carson, California
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Job ID: 47139
  • Organization Website
West Basin Municipal Water District is a global leader in the water industry in water recycling, conservation, water resource management, youth and adult education, and ocean-water desalination. West Basin provides drinking water and recycled water to eight local retail water agencies including four cities, three private water companies and one county water agency. The District serves a population of nearly one million residents in 17 cities and unincorporated areas along the coastal corridor from Palos Verdes to Malibu. The District is governed by an elected five-member Board of Directors and is a member agency of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.

West Basin operates the state-of-the-art Edward C. Little Water Recycling Facility and three satellite locations. It is the largest treatment and water purification facility of its type in the world providing nearly 40 million gallons of water each day to over 300 sites. West Basin utilizes various advanced treatment processes to produce five types of high-quality “designer” waters used for commercial, industrial and landscape purposes, including three ultra-pure waters. The District is also researching environmentally-responsible ocean-water desalination and currently hosts tours at its Water Education Center in Redondo Beach, California and also at the Edward C. Little Recycling Facility.

West Basin owns and operates approximately 100 miles of recycled water pipeline, and supplies recycled water to customers for non-potable use. To expand the use of recycled water, the District assists customers with the process of converting their sites to utilize recycled water. In addition, the District conducts site inspections to ensure compliance for the safe use of recycled water.

West Basin is an equal opportunity employer, promoting diversity in our recruitment process and programs. West Basin is committed to customer service and seeks to provide our customers with the most qualified and exceptional professional services through those we employ, while offering an excellent benefits package to our employees.

THE POSITION: The District is seeking an Operations Analyst who under general direction will perform a variety of technical analyses and administrative tasks required to support the operation and maintenance of West Basin’s Recycled Water Program.

Key responsibilities:

• Analyzes data and prepares a variety of routine and special reports; prepares charts, maps, graphs and flow diagrams in support of such reports; prepares data input and develops spreadsheets for analysis of various data such as water production and water quality.

• Represents the District at various water-related meetings. Coordinates project activities with internal departments and outside agencies and organizations; provides information and assistance to outside agencies on water production and water quality issues.

• Performs data collection, interpretation, financial and trend forecasting, and other technical analysis and research in support of the District’s water management programs.

• Develops and maintains database of the District’s assets and assists in data collecting, gathering and compiling data on various District assets. Conducts visual and field inspections and captures the data in the database.

• Provides technical assistance in developing new maintenance procedures as new conditions arise, including new facilities and/or new equipment.

• Prepares financial, operation, maintenance and other technical reports utilizing computerized inventory and asset registry, including calculations of net present value and life cycle cost.

• May assist, as needed, with various operations and maintenance projects related to the District’s recycled water treatment plants and/or distribution system.


The ideal candidate will have:

• A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in engineering, computer science, environmental science or related field OR trade school course work in area of assigned trade; AND two years of experience in technical or administrative experience in water or wastewater systems; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

• Knowledge of water and wastewater treatment practices, the analysis and reporting of data; computer operating systems and software including spreadsheet and database applications; and principles of basic report preparation.

• Ability to collect and analyze technical data; conduct a variety of technical field inspections; and manage projects as needed.

• Ability to read, interpret, and understand plans, schematics, technical manuals, diagrams, blueprints and drawings; compile information and data from multiple sources including mobile devices; and prepare clear and concise reports, correspondence and other written materials.

• Ability to communicate ideas clearly and concisely both orally and in writing; exercise independent judgment and initiative within general policy guidelines; and establish and maintain effective working relationships with those encountered in the course of work.

• Possession of a valid Class C California Driver's License, proof of insurance and an acceptable driving record are required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continued employment. Employee is required to use his or her own vehicle with mileage reimbursed at the standard IRS rate.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: One vacancy is currently available. The salary range is $82,681 - $103,352 annually, depending on qualifications.

Apply by: May 09, 2018. Apply online at: www.westbasin.org. For questions or additional information, please contact: West Basin Municipal Water District, Human Resources Department, 17140 S. Avalon Boulevard, Suite 210, Carson, CA 90746, (310) 660-6228. Email: hr@westbasin.org.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed District Online Application and Supplemental Questionnaire. The most qualified applicants will be invited to participate further in the screening process, which will include a panel interview and possible written exercise.

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