Julius Water Utility Career Map


Wastewater Control Inspector I
Wastewater Control Inspector I

Under supervision, collects and tests samples of wastewater and water, contacts representatives of commercial, industrial and institutional accounts concerning water pollution control laws and regulations, and disposal service charges; and performs related work as required.

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Associate Control System Engineer
Associate Control System Engineer

Under direction, performs difficult and complex control system engineering work related to the planning, design, construction, and operation of a large municipal water and wastewater treatment utility, and hydroelectric generation system; may direct the work of a small group of subordinate engineers and technicians; and performs related work as required.

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Senior Engineering Planner
Senior Engineering Planner

Under direction, supervises and performs long-term planning for water distribution facilities needs, including structural rehabilitation and capital improvement programs (CIP); supervises and conducts CEQA-required review of proposed District CIP projects and impact of proposed land use developments in District service areas; and performs related duties as required.

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GIS Specialist
GIS Specialist

Under general supervision, performs routine, intermediate, and journey level Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping duties to produce cartographically correct maps; creates, maintains, and edits geospatial data in the GIS software system; graphically records and conveys project design images and information; performs quality control and quality assurance to ensure data accuracy; produces product requests, such as maps and reports, reviews requests, and develops methods to generate requested products; performs GIS data and graphical user interface research.

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Real Estate Representative II
Real Estate Representative II

Under general supervision conducts computer modeling of water supply and water quality relationships under existing and alternative system facilities and operations; prepares and presents technical reports of findings and recommendations on water management issues; and performs related work as required.

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Water System Planning Analyst
Water System Planning Analyst

Under direction, provides technical and analytical support of software applications used to manage Water Operations department Capital Improvement Program budgets, project and workload tracking, and water/energy consumption modeling programs; performs other related duties as required.

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Director, Water & Natural Resources
Director, Water & Natural Resources

Under executive direction of the General Manager, provides strategic direction and guidance for a group of departments in the implementation of Board policy and District priorities in Water Resources & Water Supply Improvements and Natural Resources Department.

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Laboratory Technician I
Laboratory Technician I

Under general supervision, performs physical, chemical, biological and bacteriological analyses of water, wastewater, industrial waste, and related materials; performs related work as required.

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Assistant Water Resource Specialist
Assistant Water Resource Specialist

Under general supervision conducts computer modeling of water supply and water quality relationships under existing and alternative system facilities and operations; prepares and presents technical reports of findings and recommendations on water management issues; and performs related work as required.

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Manager of Environmental Compliance
Manager of Environmental Compliance

Under general direction, plans, manages and coordinates regulatory compliance programs to meet environmental regulations governing air, water, wastewater and contaminated soils and groundwater; develops and implements proactive solutions to environmental compliance issues; and performs related duties as required.

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Water System Inspector I
Water System Inspector I

Under general supervision, investigates a variety of water quality, flow, pressure and other water distribution system problems; plans, schedules, and conducts disinfection and dechlorination of distribution mains, reservoirs, and equipment; interprets chemical, microbiological and other technical data pertaining to water quality; and inspects and samples raw and treated water.

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Meter Reader
Meter Reader

Under general supervision, reads water meters in an assigned area to record water consumption for a given period; detects and reports damaged or unusual meter conditions; and performs related work as required.

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Water Conservation Representative
Water Conservation Representative

Under general supervision, conducts complex water audits, instructs on landscape for commercial and industrial water audit methods; reviews and evaluates landscape plans and projects; inspects landscapes and provides consultation on water conservation to consumers, and distributes water saving devices.

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Water Treatment Operator
Water Treatment Operator

Under general supervision, operates, inspects, and maintains a water treatment plant or reclamation plant and related facilities to supply, treat, store, and distribute water for a large metropolitan water distribution system; and performs related work as required.

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Manager of Facilities Maintenance & Construction
Manager of Facilities Maintenance & Construction

Under administrative direction and as a division manager, through subordinate superintendents and supervisors, plans, organizes, staffs, directs and controls installation, maintenance, repair and capital construction project activities.

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Water Treatment Supervisor
Water Treatment Supervisor

Under direction, plans, organizes, directs and assists in the operation and maintenance of a water treatment plant and related facilities to treat raw water to potable water consistent with all state and federal regulations and local performance standards for a metropolitan water system; performs related work as required.

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Director, Engineering & Construction
Director, Engineering & Construction

Under administrative direction and as a department director, through subordinate division managers, plans organizes, staffs, directs and controls activities and staff of the Engineering and Construction Department which involves responsibility for: Engineering design, Technical drafting, Materials assessment, Corrosion control, Pipeline Construction, Construction inspection, Surveying, Plant inspection, Soil and geological engineering, Special Projects.

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Construction Inspector
Construction Inspector

Under general supervision, performs field inspection of contract construction work related to water pipelines, applicant agreement contracts, and nonpipeline work; and performs related work as required. Individuals in this class inspect and approve all, or a major phase of, a construction project performed by contractors to ensure compliance with plans and specifications. Inspectors have authority to stop work in any phase of construction or to reject materials which do not conform to plans and specifications. Alteration of plans and specifications to meet field contingencies is the responsibility of the project engineer or other designated individual.

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Environmental Health Safety Specialist 2
Environmental Health Safety Specialist 2

Under general supervision, implements programs and projects designed to ensure compliance with environmental, workplace health and safety, and emergency preparedness regulations and local standards and protocols; assists in developing and evaluates the results and impacts of field techniques and work site strategies to address emerging issues in any of the above listed areas; may monitor and or direct the work of a small group of technicians and/or consultants assisting the District in carrying out environmental health and safety programs; and performs related duties as required.

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Cross-Connection Specialist
Cross-Connection Specialist

Under general supervision, assists in the implementation and administration of the backflow prevention and cross-connection control program; performs inspections on plumbing systems to evaluate for potential cross-connections that can contaminate the public water system; determines and requires the appropriate type of protection at the customers' service-connection; assists in the implementation and enforcement of backflow and cross-connection regulations of potable and recycled water systems; coordinates, schedules and conducts cross-connection surveys of the potable and recycled water systems; inspects, tests, and repairs backflow prevention devices; cleans, tests, and adjusts water meters and related metering and control instruments in the shop and in the field; maintains a variety of records, files and documentation.

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Plant Maintenance Mechanic
Plant Maintenance Mechanic

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Maintenance Specialist I
Maintenance Specialist I

Under general supervision, performs a variety of operations, maintenance, repair, inspection, and construction tasks in connection with operating and maintaining facilities and properties associated with raw water storage and transmission systems; water and wastewater treatment systems; chemical treatment systems; power generation systems; and related facilities and properties.

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Water Quality Technician I
Water Quality Technician I

This is the entry level position performing Water Quality Technician I job duties.

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Water Distribution Operator
Water Distribution Operator

Under general supervision, monitors and controls water system facilities and equipment manually and/or using information technology to regulate raw water supply and treated water distribution, control hydroelectric power generation and monitor and control water quality; and performs related work as required.

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Career Advancement

Along the y-axis, jobs sit at three skill levels: ENTRY LEVEL (requiring a high school diploma or equivalent, and no specific education and work experience); MID-LEVEL (requiring a minimum of 1-4 years’ experience with post-secondary training preferred); ADVANCED (5+ years’ experience, journey-level training, or bachelor's level education).

Along the x-axis, jobs fall into different sectors, There is much overlap and conversation between these jobs and you can explore advancement opportunities between them.