SALARY:                  $31.60 – $37.68/hour

CLOSING DATE:    Open Until Filled



Under direction, supervises, assigns, reviews, and participates in the work of staff responsible for the maintenance of wastewater collection system; ensures work quality and adherence to established policies and procedures; and performs the more technical and complex tasks relative to assigned area of responsibility.


Receives general supervision from the Utilities Public Works Manager.   May exercise technical and functional direction over assigned staff.


Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job.

  • Plan, prioritize, assign, supervise, review, and participate in the work of staff responsible for clearing and cleaning wastewater collection system lines.
  • Establish schedules and methods for providing wastewater collection system maintenance services; identify problem areas in the collection system that require special attention; review needs with appropriate management staff; allocate resources accordingly.
  • Participate in the development of policies and procedures; monitor work activities to ensure compliance with established policies and procedures; make recommendations for changes and improvements to existing standards and procedures.
  • Recommend and assist in the implementation of goals and objectives; implement approved policies and procedures.
  • Perform all the basic maintenance tasks and more technical and complex tasks of the work unit including monitoring the progress of maintenance crews.
  • Supervise all confined space entries.
  • Conduct safety training regarding the handling of toxic gases found in the collection system.
  • Conduct field inspections and review video tapes of new sewer construction.
  • Participate in the selection of maintenance staff; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to collect deficiencies; implement discipline procedures.
  • Participate in the preparation and administration of the wastewater collection system maintenance budget; submit budget recommendations; monitor expenditures.
  • Prepare analytical and statistical reports on operations and activities.
  • Attend and participate in professional group meetings; stay abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of collection system line cleaning and maintenance.
  • Perform related duties as required.



Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:

  • Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by specialized training in wastewater collection system maintenance or a related field.
  • Four years of wastewater collection system maintenance experience including one year of administrative or lead supervisory responsibility.



  • Valid California Class B driver’s license with satisfactory driving record.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a California Water Environment Association Grade I Collection Certificate within 12 months of employment.



May be required to work on evenings, weekends and holidays.  Participates in after-hours emergency response and on-call and callback assignments.



Job Category: Permanent
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Water Plant

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