Water Employee Services Authority

WESA was established as a joint powers authority between the Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District (EVMWD) and Meeks and Daley Mutual Water Company (Meeks & Daley) in western Riverside County, California. The purpose of WESA is to provide professional water and wastewater service to both agencies. It is expected that as the area develops from its rural roots into a modern suburban community, WESA will need to continue to grow its staff of motivated, exceptional employees.

As a joint powers authority, WESA is better positioned to recruit and retain high quality employees with benefits that surpass what was available through either of its member agencies independently. Primary among the benefit improvements is adoption of a 2.7% at 55 retirement plan through the California Public Employees Retirement System (PERS).

It is also important to note that WESA will be providing the same high quality labor-related services to both EVMWD and Meeks & Daley at lower cost than either agency would have experienced had WESA not been formed. Such savings are passed on to customers through reductions in future water rate increases.

The WESA Board of Directors and executive staff are progressive and looking to the future in many areas of endeavor. Their long view of continuous improvement gives WESA employees opportunities to be directly involved in initiatives that are pushing technology and management advances in the water industry.

WESA employees are highly qualified water industry professionals that care about their customers and the environment. The WESA team is made up of plant and field operators, construction crews, engineers, accountants, customer service professionals, electricians, mechanics, executives and a host of trades workers and other professionals. Many of WESA’s employees are industry-certified in their fields of expertise.

 

4 job(s) at Water Employee Services Authority

Water Employee Services Agency (WESA) Lake Elsinore, CA, United States
Aug 03, 2020
Full Time
Summary Description The Principal Engineer-Capital Projects, under the general direction of the Engineering Manager, will perform complex professional engineering duties in the management of the District's Capital Improvement Program. This includes planning, design, construction and commissioning of water and wastewater capital improvement projects, ensuring work quality and adherence to professional engineering standards and responding to questions and inquiries from the general public, developers, contractors and other engineering professionals. Representative Duties Immediate Impact • Within 1 month, become familiar with major aspects of the operations of the Capital Projects Department, the Engineering Division, including organizational structure, workforce, and facilities. • Within 3 months, review the Capital Improvement Program and demonstrate understanding of project priority, budget and funding constraints, and resource requirements. • Within 6 months, proficiently prepare the appropriate RFPs and IFBs for her/his assigned projects. • Within 9 months, demonstrate the ability to properly manage project budgets and hold consultants accountable to project scope, budget, and schedule. • Within 12 months, review, formalize, and implements the project planning process as it relates to the next 2 year budget cycle and engage the appropriate stakeholders. Qualifications The Ideal Candidate • Is an innovative, forward-thinking individual who will not only be able to envision the most appropriate and effective path for the department, but will effectively motivate staff and provide clear direction to implement the necessary steps to effect change. • Can provide clear direction and strategic planning for the organization which will encourage improvements. • Will utilize professional judgment and expertise as a manager as well as effective communication across a wide range of audiences. • Is a successful leader who is capable of organizing employees to effectively accomplish organizational goals while managing and improving processes. • Is skilled in effective management principles and practices such as goal setting, program development, training, supervision, evaluation and mentoring of staff. • Someone who is positive, approachable, and dedicated to excellence while challenging and empowering staff. • Will be proactive and solution-oriented in addressing challenges and opportunities. • Will act with integrity and in accordance with the accepted ethical standards of the District. • Possesses the ability to effectively and proactively manage programs and maintain accountability, productivity, and consistency. • Interacts in a professional manner with consultants, contractors, outside agencies, WESA staff, executives, and Board of Directors, and others contacted in the course of work. • Possesses an education equivalent to a Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited college or university in civil or environmental engineering. A Master's Degree is highly desirable. • Possesses a minimum of 6 years of responsible experience as a Professional Engineer that includes water and wastewater planning, water and sewer utility engineering design and construction and project management experience. • Possesses at least 3 years experience managing engineers and designers, including evaluation of their performance. • Possesses a valid Registration as a Professional Civil Engineer in the State of California. • Possesses an appropriate, valid Class C California driver's license. Supplemental Information If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, submit your resume to Jaime Huffman in the Human Resources Department at jhuffman@wesawater.com. This position is open until filled. First review of submittals will begin after Monday, April 13, 2020, so please submit your resume promptly for consideration. Closing Date/Time:
Water Employee Services Agency (WESA) Lake Elsinore, CA, United States
Aug 03, 2020
Full Time
Summary Description The Field Maintenance Worker III-CM will lead, oversee, and participate in the work of a water utility crew engaged in a wide variety of manual, semi-skilled and skilled duties associated with the installation, construction, maintenance, and repair of domestic, reclaimed, and agricultural water utility systems; and operate and maintain a variety of heavy equipment and hand and power tools and equipment. The successful candidate will be a dynamic and a quick thinker, who displays initiative and creativity in their work, as well as perform a variety of complex, technical, and problem solving activities within the Construction Maintenance Division of the Water Operations Department. Representative Duties Immediate Impact: The successful candidate will be given the following objectives upon hire: Can didate will lead, organize and establish the District's policies and procedures with all staff. Incumbent will oversee and participate in performing a variety of water facilities maintenance including main line repair, service line installation, replacement, and repair. Candidate will respond to public inquiries in a courteous manner; provide information within the area of assignment; resolves complaints in an efficient and timely manner. Qualifications The Ideal Candidate: Is an effective communicator, with the ability to interact professionally with a wide range of audiences. Is a candidate who is enthusiastic, diplomatic, efficient, and organized, with the ability to work under pressure with frequent interruptions and answer customer inquiries, all while maintaining a pleasant, professional demeanor. Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade. Three years of experience in the operation, maintenance, installation and repair of water utility systems. Possession of a valid Water Distribution Operator Grade 3 certification, issued by the State Water Resources Control Board. Possession of a valid Water Treatment Operator Grade 1 certification, issued by the State Water Resources Control Board. Possess a valid California Class A Driver's license. Closing Date/Time:
Water Employee Services Agency (WESA) Lake Elsinore, CA, United States
Aug 03, 2020
Full Time
Summary Description The Wastewater Treatment Operator III will oversee and participate in the operation, inspection, and maintenance of a variety of plant equipment in connection with the continuous operation of the District's Wastewater Treatment facilities. The incumbent will perform routine maintenance, such as lubricating equipment and changing belts, perform lab tests, and maintain a variety of records related to the area of assignment. The successful candidate will be a dynamic and a quick thinker, who displays initiative and creativity in their work, who will be required to respond to emergency call-out situations and perform standby duty for emergency response after hours and on days off, according to a predetermined schedule. Representative Duties Immediate Impact: The successful candidate will be given the following objectives upon hire: Within 1 month, learn the regulatory requirements and permits that pertain to the Districts three water reclamation facilities, as well as learn the site layouts and processes of the three reclamation facilities. Within 3 months, understand and become proficient in the operations, plant rounds, and general maintenance requirements of the three water reclamation facilities. Within 6 months, demonstrate the understanding and competency in the process control of the three water reclamation facilities. In addition, demonstrate leadership skills necessary to collaboratively and proficiently lead the operations staff towards achieving operational goals and assignments. Qualifications The Ideal Candidate: Will act with integrity and in accordance with the accepted ethical standards of the District and applicable laws and regulations. Is an engaging team player, looking out for the common good of the organization as well as seeks to bring new ideas and innovative thinking to the Wastewater Department. Is a leader and a quick thinker, who displays initiative and creativity in their work, as well as works independently, performing a variety of complex, technical, and problem solving activities. Possess the skills to train, develop, engage and motivate assigned workgroup. Has an education equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by specialized training in wastewater treatment plant operations or a related field. Must possess 2 years of experience in the operation and maintenance of a wastewater Treatment facility. Must possess a valid Grade III Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator certificate issued by the California State Water Resources Control Board. Possesses an appropriate, valid California driver's license. Closing Date/Time:
Water Employee Services Agency (WESA) Lake Elsinore, CA, United States
Aug 03, 2020
Full Time
Summary Description WESA is seeking an engaging and forward thinking leader who will be responsible for coordinating the activities and operations of the Wastewater Division within the Operations Department including collection system pipelines, lift stations, and wastewater reclamation treatment facilities. The selected candidate must have a complete understanding of wastewater reclamation facility operation, permit compliance and sludge de-watering and handling. The Wastewater Operations Manager will communicate clearly and effectively to subordinate staff, peers, executive management, and elected officials, as well as create a professional and cooperative work culture in the Wastewater Division. Representative Duties Immediate Impacts • Immediately after hire, work to ensure all Wastewater Division team members are aligned with the District's visions and goals. Also evaluate staffing levels to determine if they are correct for the current and anticipated workload. • Within three months of hire provide the Director of Operations a written report on the team's performance with recommendations for improvement if applicable. • Within three months of hire, develop a broad understanding of all water reclamation facility (WRF) operations and confirm regulatory compliance efforts are satisfactory. Ensure all requirements are being met or exceeded. • Within three months, develop a strong understanding of all current WRF projects currently underway or starting in the near future. Become closely involved in the projects by reviewing plans and providing comments, attending project related meetings, and facilitating process interruptions or bypasses to accommodate construction. • Within six months of hire provide the Director of Operations a written evaluation and opinion of all Wastewater Division operations including the water reclamation facilities and the collection system. Make recommendations for improvement opportunities if applicable. Qualifications The Ideal Candidate • Is an effective communicator, with the ability to interact professionally with a wide range of audiences. • Is efficient and organized, with the ability to work under pressure with frequent interruptions and answer both customer and staff inquiries, all while maintaining a pleasant, professional demeanor. • Will be proactive and solution-oriented in addressing challenges and opportunities. • Will act with integrity and in accordance with the accepted ethical standards and values of the District. • Will demonstrate adaptability, flexibility, and a professional attitude when addressing District challenges. • Will set strategic goals for staff, while organizing workflow and monitor productivity of the department while providing constructive feedback to ensure all areas of District goals are met in a timely manner. • Has a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in wastewater operations and water distribution, business administration, public administration or a related field. • Has seven years of increasingly responsible experience in the operation, inspection, maintenance, and repair of wastewater collection, pumping systems, wastewater treatment and wastewater reclamation including four years of administrative and supervisory responsibility. • Possesses a valid Grade IV Wastewater Treatment Operator certificate issued by the California State Water Resources Control Board. • Possesses a valid Grade V Wastewater Treatment Operator certificate issued by the California State Water Resources Control Board within 18 months of hire. • Possesses a valid Grade II Collection Systems certificate issued by the CWEA. • Possesses a valid Grade III Collection Systems certificate issued by the CWEA within 18 months of hire. • Possesses an appropriate valid California driver's license. Supplemental Information To Be Considered If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, submit your resume to Jaime Huffman in the Human Resources Department at jhuffman@wesawater.com. This position is open until filled. Additional review will beging after Monday, August 3, 2020 so please submit your resume promptly fors consideration. Following the filing date, resumes will be screened according to the qualifications outlined on the previous page. The most qualified candidates will be invited to personal interviews. Closing Date/Time: