This position is responsible for performing control systems work involving installation, operation, & maintenance of mechanical, electrical & electronic instrumentation including computers, programmable logic controllers & system control & data acquisition systems related to water treatment, distribution & reclamation systems. May be assigned to on-call duty, shift work may be required.
Requires a High School diploma or equivalent & a current California Drivers License. Additional course work in mechanical, electrical & electronic maintenance & repair is highly desirable. One year of experience in performing skilled work in the maintenance of electrical-mechanical equipment for water treatment or similar facilities is required. One year of experience in the operation & maintenance of a conventional water treatment plant is desirable. Requires possession of or ability to acquire within one year of hire, a Grade T2 Water Treatment Operator certificate issued by the California State Water Resources Control Board. See job description for other certification requirements. To obtain an application package please visit our website at http://www.goletawater.com/about-the-district/employment or call us at (805) 879-4616 & an application package will be emailed to you. This recruitment will remain open until filled. Application materials received by January 5, 2018 by 5:00 p.m. will be considered first.
Established on November 17, 1944, the Goleta Water District encompasses an area extending along the south coast of Santa Barbara County west from the Santa Barbara city limits to El Capitan. The District, which spans approximately 29,000 acres, is bound on the south by the ocean and on the north by the foothills of the Santa Ynez mountains. GWD uses 270 miles of pipeline to provide water to approx...imately 85,000 people.
The District operates under the general direction of an elected five-member Board of Directors. The terms of office are four years, and elections for two or three directors are held every two years. The Board meets on the second Tuesday of each month, and these meetings are open to the public.
The Board employs a General Manager to manage approximately 60 people who carry out a variety of District functions. These include meter installation and repair, water quality testing, infrastructure development and maintenance, customer support, conservation activities, and applications for new water service.
The Board also determines water rates. GWD rates have consistently remained among the lowest on the South Coast for both urban and agricultural customers.
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