Chief Plant Operator (CPO) for the Sustainable Water Facility (SWF)
Cambria Community Services District
March 2, 2018
6268.25 - 7619.08
Full Time - Experienced
The Cambria Community Services District, located on the beautiful central coast of California approximately five miles south of Hearst Castle and 15 miles north of Morro Bay, seeks qualified and highly motivated individuals with a strong work ethic. We are recruiting for one full-time position to fill the newly created position of Chief Plant Operator (CPO) for the Sustainable Water Facility (SWF).
The Cambria Community Services District serves a population of approximately 6500 and Cambria is considered one of the most desirable places to live in California. Within thirty minutes of San Luis Obispo and Paso Robles, Cambria offers a quality of life that provides unlimited outdoor amenities, rugged coastlines, rolling hills, clean air and a Mediterranean climate. Cambria offers excellent schools and a work environment that fosters teamwork, collaborative thinking and a sense of community.
The District shall provide the PERS 2% @ 60 retirement plan for covered employees who are “classic” members hired on or after October 1, 2012, including the 36 highest consecutive months’ final compensation, and the employees shall pay one hundred percent (100%) of the employee paid member contribution, through a payroll deduction. For full benefit information please refer to the SEIU Memorandum of Understanding available at www.cambriacsd.org.
As defined under the Public Employee Pension Reform Act (PEPRA), miscellaneous "non-classic" employees (aka new members) hired after January 1, 2013 shall be covered under the CalPERS 2% at 62 retirement benefit, including the 36 highest consecutive months’ final compensation, and the employees shall pay one hundred percent (100%) of the employee paid member contribution, through a payroll deduction. Eligibility for other benefits provided to “non-classic employees” under this MOU through CalPERS (as stated above) shall be determined by the provisions of PEPRA for "non-classic employees" aka new members.
Under direction of the District Engineer, the Chief Plant Operator is directly responsible for operating Cambria Community Services District’s Sustainable Water Facility (SWF) in compliance permits. Responsibilities include monitoring, adjusting, and troubleshooting facilities and equipment to ensure that all parameters within the SWF’s Title 22, Title 27, and low threat discharge permits are being met at all times. Responsible for maintaining records and logs, both electronically and manually relating to the Sustainable Water Facility. Works in close unison with CCSD staff and operational and technical consultants relating to all aspects of the Sustainable Water Facility.
Serves as the Sustainable Water Facility (SWF), Chief Plant Operator (CPO). Work in close unison with the Administrative Department, Water & Wastewater Departments, and in direct support of the Sustainable Water Facility. Work in close unison with multiple regulatory agencies regarding the Sustainable Water Facility, specifically including but not limited to the Regional Water Quality Control Board (RWQCB) staff. Continue to build a positive and proactive relationship with the RWQCB staff based on trust, accountability, and a continuous open and honest dialogue regarding the SWF.
Serve as the District’s liaison with the RWQCB and other Regulatory and Governmental entities relating to the day to day operations of the Sustainable Water Facility (SWF), the Title 22 and Title 27 permits. Work closely and in unison with the General Manager, District Engineer, Water Supervisor, Wastewater Supervisor, and and Administrative Technician IV. Actively participate with and timely provide information to assist with the coordination of preparing and transmitting reports, collecting and transportation of lab samples for the SWF and Impoundment Basin. Ability to meet deadlines and have strong organizational skills.
Is responsible for the day to day operations of the Sustainable Water Facility and work in close unison with the General Manager, District Engineer, Water Supervisor, Wastewater Supervisor, and Administrative Technician IV. Ensures that all regulatory and operational requirements as outlined within the Sustainable Water Facility’s Operation Maintenance and Manage Plan (OMMP), and required within the SWF’s Title 22, Title 27, and low threat discharge permits are met. Work with General Manager, Administrative Services Officer, District Engineer, and Finance Manager in the preparation of the annual budget for the Sustainable Water Facility. Will assist and work closely with the District’s Administrative Technician IV in the timely completion of self-monitoring reports. Trains and directs staff when appropriate and in the operation and maintenance of the Sustainable Water Facility.
During periods when the Sustainable Water Facility is not in operation, the CPO of the SWF may be required to assist the Water Department with emergency responses and repairs, as well as daily operational tasks while working in collaboration with the Water System Supervisor. In doing so, the operation of the Sustainable Water Facility will take precedence over other water operational matters. Ability to get along well with others.
Two years of progressive experience in the operation, and maintenance of an indirect potable reuse facility or similar potable water facilities, or any other equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the work.
Experience in operations and maintenance of a water system that utilizes microfiltration, chemical feed systems, reverse Osmosis technology and advanced oxidation with ultra violet disinfection.
Experience in preparing self-monitoring reports to a Water Board. Experience working with SCADA systems and complex monitoring instrumentation.
Strong communication skills both orally and in writing.
Experience in computer software programs relating to the operation and reporting requirements of a complex water system.
High School graduate or G.E.D.
Grade T3 Water Treatment Operator’s License issued from the State of California Department of Health Services.
Grade D2 Water Distribution Operator’s License issued from the State of California Department of Health Services.
Valid California class "C" driver's license. Must maintain satisfactory DMV driving record and ability to maintain insurability.
Additional Salary Information: $6268.25 - $7619.08, per month