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Updated on August 28, 2014

Associate Engineer, Irrigation
Associate Engineer, Irrigation Salary: $6805 - $9409 Monthly Schedule: Full Time
Description:

The Coachella Valley Water District is a large multi-discipline water agency located near Palm Springs, CA.  Under general direction, the Assistant Engineer, Irrigation will plan, coordinate, and schedule civil engineering work involved in the planning, design, and construction of CVWD Irrigation and Drainage facilities; and to do related work as required.                                  

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 License as a Professional Engineer in the State of California is required.                                     

 

Education and Experience:  Any combination of training and experience which would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities.  A typical candidate would have successfully completed a four year degree program from a recognized college or university with a major in civil engineering, agricultural engineering or a closely related field. 

See Human Resources for full job description.

Closing Date: August 29, 2014, 5:00 P.M. Apply Now

Environmental Services Specialist
Environmental Services Specialist Salary: $5,179 - $7,123 Monthly Schedule: Full Time
Description:

The Coachella Valley Water District is a large multi-discipline water agency located near Palm Springs, CA.  Under general direction, the Environmental Services Specialist performs technical environmental services work related to gathering, summarizing, evaluating and reporting water quality data and implementing regulatory compliance programs in the fields of irrigation, domestic water, sanitation and stormwater.

Experience: Any combination of training and experience, which would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities, is qualifying.  A typical way would be to have three years of experience coordinating environmental services monitoring and reporting programs and working with water quality, laboratory, and regulatory issues in an irrigation, domestic water, sanitation and stormwater or similar environment.

Education:  A Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Science, Engineering, Chemistry, Biology or a related field from an accredited college or university is required.

See Human Resources for full job description.

Closing Date: August 29, 2014, 5:00 P.M. Apply Now

Engineering Technician II (CAD)
Engineering Technician II (CAD) Salary: $4742 - $6496 Monthly Schedule: Full Time
Description:

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:

Reports to: Technical Services Supervisor

Supervises the following positions: Not Applicable

DEFINITION: Under minimum supervision, uses computer aided drafting (CAD) or manual drafting techniques to prepare, organize, and take responsibility for construction drawings, presentations, mapping assignments, and other related duties.                                  

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Uses Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) and manual drafting for the preparation of construction drawings, technical details, plat sheets, graphs, charts, and other related graphics.
  2. Coordinates, updates, tracks, and prepares records for drawings, plat sheets, construction drawings, and other related projects.
  3. Coordinates and assists others in the preparation of exhibits and related maps for CVWD Board meetings, study sessions, and other presentations.
  4. Communicates effectively, both verbally and in writing and works well with others.
  5. Operates various printing and scanning machines.
  6. Performs related duties as assigned.

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.    

Experience: A minimum five years drafting experience including three years of computer aided drafting (CAD) or any combination of training which would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.                                                                    

Education: High school diploma or equivalent. Associates degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology with emphasis on computer aided drafting and/or civil engineering or related field preferred.

See Human Resources for full job description. 

Online District application must be submitted. Resume only will not be accepted in lieu of application.

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

Right-of-Way Specialist
Right-of-Way Specialist Salary: $4742 - $6496 Monthly Schedule: Full Time
Description:

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:                                                       

Reports to:      Right-of-Way Supervisor

Supervises the following positions:     Not Applicable                                                              

DEFINITION:  Under general supervision, with increased knowledge and ability, perform a variety of technical engineering related right-of-way work pertaining to management of District and Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) right-of-way, and other related duties.  

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:                                                          

  1. Assist with the planning, processing, and management of encroachment permits and noninterference review letters (NIRLs) conveyed by the District as needed.
  2. Assist with the planning, processing, and management of USBR contract packages, procedures, and assets as needed.
  3. Research, examination, and analysis of county assessor records, survey maps, tract/parcel maps, preliminary title reports, and other documents to identify ownership of property and to determine property rights, encumbrances, prior rights, and legal descriptions; perform title searches and title clearance.
  4. Review tract/parcel maps and prepare noninterference/objection letters and recording approval letters.
  5. Review and comment on developer review packages.
  6. Assist with the research of District and USBR right-of-way as needed.
  7. Obtain and evaluate appraisal reports prepared by independent appraisers to determine present and future value of property and property rights.
  8. Negotiate the acquisition and conveyance of easements, fee title property, leases, land exchanges, and surplus land sales; prepare and review legal descriptions, plat depictions, easement documents, deeds, escrow transactions, and any other documents as needed; and confer with legal counsel to ensure that the documents and transactions conform to legal requirements. 
  9. Correspond verbally and in writing with the public on right-of-way related needs.
  10. Perform any related right-of-way work and support as needed.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:                                                      

License or Certificates: Membership in the International Right of Way Association (IRWA) and pursuit of IRWA Generalist Right of Way Professional Career Path within six (6) months of date of hire with completion of the IRWA Right of Way Agent Certification within two (2) years.         

Education and Experience:  Any combination of training and experience which would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities.  A typical candidate should have successfully completed a two-year degree program from a recognized college or university with a major in business administration, real estate, legal studies, or a closely related field and a minimum of four (4) years of broad and extensive experience with right-of-way transactions.   Possession of a California Department of Real Estate salesperson or broker license and California Notary Public commission is desirable.

See Human Resources for full job description. 

Online District application must be submitted. Resume only will not be accepted in lieu of application.

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

CUSTOMER SERVICE SUPERVISOR
Customer Service Supervisor Salary: $5,824 - $8,022 Monthly Schedule: Full Time
Description:

 

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:

Reports to:  Customer Services Manager

Supervises the following positions: Lead Customer Service Representatives,                  Customer Service Representatives, Office Assistant/Data Entry Operator

                                                           

DEFINITION: Under direction, plan, organize, coordinate and supervise the work of  the Office Assistant/Data Operator, Customer Service Representatives and Lead Customer Service Representative; to receive and resolve the most difficult, complex or sensitive customer  complaints and questions concerning the delivery of services; to oversee the proper collection of fees and charges; to plan, coordinate and evaluate the call center activities; to have proficient knowledge of District functions and policies; evaluate employees; establish, review and evaluate office operation and schedules recommending changes of method, personnel and schedules when necessary; assist and substitute for Customer Services Manager; to do related work as required.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Plans, coordinates, and supervises the Customer Service Section who provides general account information, establish new water accounts, research customers’ billings, collect payments, schedules connections and disconnections of water services, and schedule conservation reviews.
  2. Plans, organizes, supervises and evaluates the work of assigned staff; develops, implements and monitors work plans to achieve goals and objectives.
  3. Supervises and evaluates the performance of assigned staff; establishes performance requirements’ monitors performance and provides coaching for performance improvement and development. Recommends changes in goals, procedures, policies, equipment, budget and or personnel to achieve maximize performance efficiencies.
  4. Schedules, analyzes and resolves the most difficult customer complaints, meets with customers to resolve problems and authorizes adjustments.
  5. Collects, evaluates and analyzes data and writes reports, letters and memos to customers and to department and District staff.
  6. Interprets rules, regulations, and policies, and makes decisions based upon them.
  7. Demonstrates continuous effort to improve operations, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively and jointly to provide quality seamless customer service.
  8. Provides day-to-day leadership, coaches and develops staff to ensure a high performance, customer service oriented work environment that supports the District’s mission, objectives and values.
  9. Supervises the training of new employees on the use of telephones, radio dispatching and computer equipment.
  10. Balances the scheduling of staff to accommodate customer demand work loads; monitors employee interactions with customers in person and by telephone to provide coaching to improve customer service techniques and assistance.
  11. Delegates correspondence and complaints to appropriate staff and/or takes or recommends action to resolve the complaints.  Handles difficult customers with compassion and composure.
  12. Develops processes and procedures to ensure accurate and efficient cash handling techniques.
  13. Prepares and maintains a variety of records and reports, including time sheets, work orders, daily, weekly, monthly and annual call center operation statistics.
  14. Schedules and coordinates activities with other departments and divisions for continual customer service improvement;
  15. Requisitions necessary equipment and supplies, and review and approves requests of staff.
  16. Responsible for preparation of the Customer Service budget. Analyzes actual performance to budget on a monthly basis.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education, Experience & Training:  A Bachelor’s Degree in Management or a related field and course work and/or certifications related to customer service and/or supervision is highly preferred.  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 three years of increasingly responsible experience in a water service agency handling customer service problems, monitoring a call center, working with the public and training new employees. Proficient in Microsoft Office is highly desired.

 


See Human Resources for full job description.

 

Online District application must be submitted. Resume only will not be accepted in lieu of application.

 

Closing Date: September 12, 2014, 5:00 P.M. Apply Now

Associate Engineer, Electrical and Controls
Associate Engineer, Electric and Controls Salary: $6805 - $9409 Monthly Schedule: Full Time
Description:

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:

Reports to:  Engineer Manager

Supervises the following positions:  Not applicable

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:

Licenses or Certificates:  Possession of a valid Certificate of Registration as a Professional Electrical Engineer 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 obtain this would be to have five years of increasingly responsible electrical and control 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.

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

Electronic Technician I or Electronic Technician II
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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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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