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Updated on May 1, 2015

Facilities Worker
Facilities Worker Salary: $3166 - $4342 Monthly Schedule: Full Time

Under supervision, incumbents perform general clean up and maintenance of district facilities.  Duties include the operation of small engine equipment such as blowers and mowers and chainsaws, and the use of manual and electric hand tools to plant, reseed, and trim vegetation.   Incumbents repair valves and broken lines and sprinklers, conduct chemical spraying to eradicate weeds and fertilize.  Duties may include estimating time, materials and laying pavers. Incumbents may operate a forklift and/or dump truck. Incumbent may be required to perform additional related duties as necessary. 


  1. Operates a variety of facility maintenance equipment and machines, including lawn mowers,  edgers, trimmers, blowers, chippers, saws, and other related hand and power tools; maintains tools, equipment, and vehicles in clean and proper working condition.
  2. Performs general facility clean up, including removing litter and debris and cleaning paths and walkways; utilizes pitchforks and shovels to load debris into dump trucks; transports landscape and/or other related debris to disposal facilities.
  3. Maintains a variety of records related to equipment operation and maintenance, service requests, and/or other grounds maintenance activities.
  4. Assists in maintaining, repairing, replacing, and/or installing various types of irrigation systems or hardware, which includes heads, valves, solenoids, pipes, controllers, backflows, quick couplers, and/or other related items; assists in modifying irrigation systems.
  5. Plants, transplants, removes, stakes, fertilizes, and cultivates grass, trees, bushes, and flowers; aerates, grades, renovates, and seeds grass areas; prepares soil for planting.
  6. Performs facility maintenance activities, which includes: mowing; edging lawns; watering and weeding lawns and gardens; trimming and pruning shrubs, hedges, and trees; performs weed abatement activities, other related activities.
  7. Places barricades and cones around work areas to maintain safe work areas and to inform the public of potential hazards.
  8. Assists in designing paving stone layouts for sidewalks and/or other related sites.
  9. Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:                                                    

License or Certificates:  Possession of valid California Operators License issued by the State Department of Motor Vehicles. Department of Motor Vehicles driving record may influence employment of classification.  May be required to obtain pesticide spraying license or certification.

Experience:   One year landscaping and maintenance experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

See Human Resources for full job description.

In order to be considered for this position you must complete an online application form.  Resumes will not be accepted unless they are attached on an online application.  

Closing Date: May 8, 2015, 5:00 P.M. Apply Now

Chief Surveyor
Chief Surveyor Salary: $6873-$9490 Monthly Schedule: Full Time

Under general direction to coordinate, supervise and direct the work of the Survey division and its subordinate employees; to train subordinates in a variety of technical office, Electronic Survey techniques and filed application of survey works, and to do related work as required.


  1. Reviews job requests: determines coordinates and assembles job data needed
  2. Reviews, plans, coordinates and directs the schedules of works for survey staff to meet deadlines.
  3. Compiles, translates electronic survey and manual field data, operates computer programs and coordinates all survey data with staff and customers.
  4. Reviews and determines procedures and techniques for conducting property and right –of-way surveys, and the establishment of an effects uniform base mapping system.
  5. Provides training of Survey staff and evaluates job performance.
  6. Reviews all date of survey activities for accuracy and completion.
  7. Personally performs a variety of complex, technical surveying and drafting work.  Prepares reports and correspondence related to survey.
  8. Prepares(sign and stamp) and review complex legal descriptions and plat depictions
  9. Prepares exhibits depicting survey results (e.g., limits of easements, pipeline alignments, topography, encroachments etc.)
  10. Prepares Records of Survey and Certificates of Compliance documents.


License or Certifications: Possession of valid California Operators License issued by the State Department of Motor Vehicles. Department of Motor Vehicles driving record may influence employment of classification.

Must have a California Land Surveyors license.

Experience:  Ten years experience in land surveying, at least 3 of which were as a Party Chief or equivalent. 

Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices applied to manual and electronic surveying and Global Positioning Surveying.
  • Manual and electronic drafting.
  • Public Land Survey System and State Plane Coordinate System
  • Laws, rules, regulations applicable to surveying. Subdivision map Act, Land Surveyors Act.
  • Principles and practices of record searches, Assessor Parcel information, record maps, vesting, deeds and related documents.
  • Principles of supervision and training.
  • Common errors encountered in surveying and taking measurements.
  • Design and construction staking surveys.


  • Use algebra and trigonometry equations to solve problems.
  • Write complete reports and other documentation.
  • Communicate well with the public and other employees.
  • Lead a crew of employees to complete assigned tasks.
  • Keep supervisor informed as to the status of assigned tasks.
  • Operate a computer workstation using office and surveying software such as Word, Civil3D, and other related programs.

EDUCATION:   High school diploma or equivalent. Minimum of an Associate’s degree with courses related to math, science, and surveying, a Bachelor’s degree is preferred.

See Human Resources for full job description.

In order to be considered for this position you must complete an application online prior to the closing deadline for the position.  

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
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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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