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Updated on October 27, 2014

Claims Manager
Claims Manager Salary: $5070 - $6970 Monthly Schedule: Full Time
Description:

The Coachella Valley Water District, a large multi-discipline water agency located near Palm Springs, CA, is seeking a Claims Manager.  Under general supervision, will mitigate the district’s exposure to risk by formulating, developing and coordinating all claims related activities, to include the proactive investigation and handling of all Incident Reports and claims in accordance with “good claims handling practices, District Regulations and the California Government Code.  Will direct a program to ensure the proper handling of claims, gathering data on claims for both recordkeeping and loss forecasting purposes, entering the Incident Report data and estimating the value of claims and resolving at the lowest possible cost.   Responsible for post loss reduction techniques such as salvage, subrogation and rehabilitation.                              

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Reviews, investigates and processes reports concerning damages filed against the district including entering all Incident Reports into the AS-400.
  2. Perform on site investigates including taking of photographs, interviewing witnesses, inspecting the accident scene and compiling other documentation used to determine liability.
  3. Prepares investigative report of findings and obtains evidence to establish the District’s position.   Interface with other District departments for assistance in obtaining information needed to handle each claim.
  4. Evaluates claims as to merit and establishes financial impact on the district.
  5. Establish claims administration and guidelines for monitoring and auditing the activities of the district’s insurance carrier(s) and legal defense counsel.
  6. Interface with claim counsel on the defense of lawsuits filed against the District. Assist in the negotiation of claims settlement with plaintiff and defense counsel.
  7. Report claims to insurance carrier when appropriate. 
  8. Represent the district in small claims court and put on the defense or prosecution when required.
  9. Assist with Workers’ Compensation claims when needed.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Experience:  7 to 10 years of professional claims experience reviewing, evaluating, investigating and processing claims including settlement of tort liability including property damage and bodily injury, first party property damage and personal injury. Handling of public entity claims a plus.

Education:  Graduation from a recognized college with a Bachelor’s degree in business, public administration, finance or related field.  Two additional years of the specified experience may be substituted for the required education on the basis of 30 semester units being equivalent to one of experience up to two years.

See Human Resources for full job description.

Closing Date: November 2, 2014, 5:00 P.M. Apply Now

Wastewater Reclamation Plant Shift Supervisor
Wastewater Reclamation Plant Shift Supervisor Salary: $5561 - $7657 Monthly Schedule: Full Time
Description:

The Coachella Valley Water District is seeking a Wastewater Reclamation Plant Shift Supervisor.  Under general direction, will perform the most difficult operational and maintenance work at the District’s Grade V rated, 7-day, 24-hour staffed Wastewater Reclamation Plant.  Supervises a shift and has supervisory responsibility for the reclamation plant. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:                                                          

  1. Supervises the day to day operation and maintenance of the District’s Wastewater Reclamation plants.  Inspects work in progress to assure quality completion and within time and cost constraints.  Provides feedback and suggestions for improvement when necessary.
  2. Schedules operations and maintenance work and insures that materials and equipment are available for operators.  Reviews laboratory test results and initiates action to be taken.
  3. Trains and instructs new employees on operational and safety procedures using established district policy and guidelines.
  4. Keeps accurate records and reports.  Makes oral and written reports of work performed.  Inputs data into a computer.
  5. Provides assistance to the Wastewater Reclamation Plant Supervisor in planning, coordinating and scheduling the overall plant operation.
  6. Responds to emergency situations, including when off duty.
  7. Evaluates employees on job performance.  Follows established counseling procedures.  Documents disciplinary action when necessary.
  8. Confers daily with Wastewater Reclamation Plant Supervisor on work performed or any potential problems.
  9. May act as Wastewater Reclamation Plant Supervisor in their absence.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:                                                       

Certificates:  Possession of a Grade IV Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator certification issued by the California State Water Resources Control Board as issued through procedures established by the Board.  Failure to comply with certification requirements may influence employment or classification.

Education and Experience: High School Diploma or Equivalent is required.  College coursework in engineering, management or supervision is preferred.  Any combination of training and experience which would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be to have four years experience in wastewater treatment plant operation with at least one year comparable to that of a Wastewater Reclamation Plant Operator IV in the Coachella Valley Water District.

See Human Resources for full job description.    

Closing Date: November 9, 2014, 5:00 P.M. Apply Now

Assistant or Associate Engineer, Electric and Controls
Associate Engineer, Electric and Controls Salary: $6805 - $9409 monthly Schedule: Full Time
or Assistant Engineer, Electric and Controls Salary: $5674 - $7814 monthly
Description:

Associate Engineer, Electric and Controls

$6805 - $9409 Monthly

OR

Assistant Engineer, Electric and Controls

$5674 - $7814 Monthly

DEFINITION:  Under direction, performs complex professional engineering work related to the design and construction of District electrical facilities and control systems.  Provides project supervision over engineering staff assigned to projects.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

1.      Assists in the administration of general construction projects such as wells, booster stations, treatment plants and other related projects.  This includes executing contract summaries, negotiations in changes of contract scope, monitoring design costs and overall project budget and resolution of claims, disputes and outstanding issues.

2.      Performs project management on district construction projects.  Maintains quality assurance of consultant’s designs, drawings and specifications to district requirements.  Ensures that inspection and quality assurance is performed on the construction and that the project is completed within budget cost and on schedule.

3.      Maintains documentation for both contract administration and project management that includes correspondences, meeting minutes, requests for information, submittal reviews and other activities on the construction project.

4.      Prepares plans and specifications for electrical and control systems.

5.      Prepares studies for planning of new facilities.

6.      Coordinates survey, operations, inspections, consultants and others pertaining to District projects.

7.      Uses computers to prepare spread sheets, analyses, simulations and process control.

8.      Gathers and compiles raw data and related information for the preparation of reports and studies.

9.      Provides support and advice to other district engineers on electrical and control issues.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

License and Certificates: Possession of a valid Engineer in Training Certificate is required for the Assistant Engineer, Electric and Controls position. The Associate Engineer, Electric and Controls position requires possession of a valid Professional Engineer Certificate issued by the State of California.

Experience: Any combination of training and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to have acquired the knowledge and abilities necessary for the Assistant Engineer, Electric and Controls position would be to have 1 year of related experience.  For the Associate Engineer, Electric and Controls position, a typical way to have the required skills and abilities would be to have 5 years of increasingly responsible electrical and controls facilities experience.

Education:  Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering or related field from an accredited college or university.

See Human Resources for full job description.

Closing Date: Open Until Filled Apply Now

Electronic Technician I or Electronic Technician II - 2 POSITIONS
ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN I Salary: $4844 - $6654 Monthly Schedule: Full Time
or ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN II Salary: $5296 - $7293 Monthly
Description:

DEFINITION: Under general supervision to perform installation, repair, calibration, and maintenance work on the district's supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system, automatic control systems, trunked and radio systems, telephone systems, security systems, flood warning systems, and do related work as required.  Familiarity with the district's domestic, flood control, irrigation, and sanitation distribution and collection systems preferred.                                                                        

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:                                                          

1. Performs professional installations and calibrations and proficiently repairs and maintains system, equipment, and components including but not limited to local and remote terminal units, programmable controllers, variable drives, automatic control circuits, process controllers, liquid level controllers, level and pressure transducers, flow and position transmitters, microwave radios, multiplex and data communications equipment, base and mobile radios, tone and pulse duration transmitters and receivers, security equipment, solar power equipment, flood warning equipment, gas detectors, audio and video equipment, telephone and voice mail equipment, cellular telephone, and underground cable.

2. Systematically troubleshoots system, equipment, and component malfunctions using effect-to-cause reasoning techniques to make timely and effective repairs.  Analyzes failures and takes prompt responsible corrective action in striving to minimize service interruptions to co-workers and the district's customers and to minimize damage.

3. Understands and adheres to the rules and regulations of the Federal Communications Commission regarding the operation and maintenance of radio transmitters and receivers.                                                   

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:                                                       

Electronic Technician I and Electronic Technician II: Possession of a valid Technician Certificate issued through a program endorsed by the Federal Communications Commission or a FCC license.

Experience: Electronic Technician I level: Any combination of training and experience, which would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities, is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain this knowledge and abilities would be to have two years experience in the electronics repair field. Electronic Technician II level: Must have experience working on the District's SCADA system as an Electronic Technician I for a minimum of 5 years.

Please note:  We will be filling this position at the Technician I or II level only. 

THIS POSITION IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED, SO PLEASE APPLY IMMEDIATELY IF YOU MEET THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS.

Closing Date: Open Until Filled Apply Now

ENGINEERING MANAGER
ENGINEERING MANAGER Salary: $9,214 - $12,798 per month Schedule: Full Time
Description:

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:                                                       

Reports to: Director of Engineering                                     

Supervises the following positions: Senior Domestic Water Engineer and Senior Sanitation Engineer     

DEFINITION:  Under general direction, to plan, coordinate, schedule, direct and review complex civil engineering functions involved in the planning, design, and construction of CVWD Domestic Water & Sanitation facilities, including supervision of this section; and to do related work as required.                                  

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:                                                          

  1. Oversees planning, design, and construction of CVWD Domestic Water & Sanitation facilities.
  2. Oversees the development and implementation of CVWD’s Domestic Water System Master Plan and Sanitation System Master Plan.
  3. Coordinates closely with the Manager of Engineering Services to ensure efficient development, implementation and update of the Domestic Water System and Sanitation System Hydraulic Models.
  4. Provides overall project management supervision to Domestic Water and Sanitation Engineering staff and outside engineering consultants in the planning, designs and construction of CVWD Domestic Water and Sanitation facilities.
  5. Prepares and administers construction contracts.
  6. In coordination with the Development Services branch of the Service Department, meets with developers and outside engineers to discuss concepts and general requirements for new projects and developments and reviews proposed subdivisions to determine compliance with CVWD’s planned expansion of the Domestic Water and Sanitation systems.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:                           

License or Certificates: Valid California Operators license issued by the State Department of Motor Vehicles.  Department of Motor Vehicles driving record may influence employment or classification AND Possession of a valid certificate of registration as a Professional Engineer (Civil Engineer).  Must obtain Civil Engineering registration issued by the State of California within two years of hire.

Education and Experience:  Any combination of training and experience which would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities.  A typical candidate must have successfully completed a four year degree program from a recognized college or university with a major in civil engineering or a closely related field and a minimum of 10 years of broad and extensive experience in professional engineering work, including at least 5 years of increasing responsibility in supervisory experience in one or more of these areas.  Masters Degree in Environmental Engineering and operational experience is desirable.  

See Human Resources for full job description.      

For questions and inquiries, please contact:

Sherrill Uyeda or Cindy Krebs

ALLIANCE RESOURCE CONSULTING LLC

400 Oceangate, Suite 510

Long Beach, CA 90802

Telephone: (562) 901-0769

E-mail: apply@alliancerc.com

Closing Date: Open Until Filled Apply Now

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Human Resources is available between the hours of 8:30 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. and 1:30 P.M. - 4:30 P.M. We are located at 75515 Hovley Lane East, Palm Desert, California.

Coachella Valley Water District
P.O. Box 1058
Coachella, CA 92236
Phone: (760) 398-2661, Ext. 2103
Fax: (760) 568-1774
www.cvwd.org
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The Coachella Valley Water District offers a full benefits package including Medical, Dental, and Vision plans as well as a life insurance policy, three deferred compensation plans, and two flexible spending accounts. CVWD also offers vacation benefits, floating and set holidays, paid sick leave and longevity pay after seven years. CVWD is a member of California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) and an equal opportunity employer.

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