Irvine Ranch Water District

Established in 1961 as a California Water District under the provisions of the California Water Code (see Authorizing Statue/Enabling Act), Irvine Ranch Water District is an independent special district serving central Orange County. IRWD provides high-quality drinking water, reliable sewage collection and treatment, ground-breaking recycled water programs, and environmentally sound urban runoff treatment to its customers. As an independent, not-for-profit public agency, IRWD is governed by a publicly elected five-member Board of Directors. Board members are elected from five divisions and serve four-year terms. The Board is responsible for the District's policies and decision-making. Day-to-day operations are supervised by the General Manager.

12 job(s) at Irvine Ranch Water District

Irvine Ranch Water District, CA Irvine, CA, United States
May 17, 2022
Intern
General Description The Irvine Ranch Water District is accepting applications for a Temporary Student Intern who under general supervision, will perform a variety of computer support work, and prepare comprehensive reports and studies as assigned, work directly with professional and technical staff in assigned area. The incumbent assigned to Information Services will get exposure in various aspects of technology in the water industry and will be utilized in different areas as needed. The Student Intern will receive hands on training emphasizing teamwork, independence, and development of technical skills. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS Student Intern(s) must be actively enrolled as a student in an institution of higher learning at either the undergraduate or graduate level. Summary of Duties Troubleshoot computer hardware and software issues, apply problem solving skills, and present and implement solutions. Perform hardware and software applications testing for integration, usability, and functionality completeness and communicate with end users. Perform project tracking, including preparation of status reports and technical documentation. Perform other duties as assigned. Comply with District safety work-related practices and attend relevant safety training. Qualifications Education: At the time of appointment, active enrollment as a full-time student in an institution of higher learning either at the undergraduate or graduate level is required. Must be majoring in Computer Science, Information Technology, Computer Engineering, or a computer related major at the sophomore, junior or senior bachelor's degree level. Experience: No experience required. Position requires good communication skills to effectively deal with District employees. Knowledge and Abilities: Ability to work part-time (minimum 10 hours/week) during the school year and full-time (40 hours/week) during summer breaks. Knowledge of computer hardware and software installation, troubleshooting, research methods and data collection techniques including statistical methods, English usage, grammar, punctuation, report writing techniques and intermediate to advanced level skill in Microsoft Office Suite required. LICENSE / CERTIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Valid Class "C" California Drivers. Additional Information To submit an application, click on the green "APPLY" button at the top right of the screen. For a complete job description, click here . Closing Date/Time: 6/6/2022 11:59 PM Pacific
Irvine Ranch Water District, CA Irvine, CA, United States
May 12, 2022
Part Time
General Description Irvine Ranch Water District is accepting applications for a Temporary Student Intern in the Inorganic Chemistry section within the Water Quality department. Under supervision, the successful candidate will work directly with professional and technical staff performing a variety of analytical tasks and support work. The Temporary Student Intern will perform meaningful, productive, and challenging work by making significant contribution to projects, research, or other primary District functions. Temporary Student Interns will receive hands on training emphasizing teamwork, independence, and development of technical skills within a quality framework. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS Student Intern(s) must be actively enrolled as a student in an institution of higher learning at either the undergraduate or graduate level. Summary of Duties Under supervision, analyze various water and wastewater samples for general chemical parameters including conductivity, pH, general physical analyses (color, turbidity), as well as other parameters as needed. Accurately enter data results into the lab's Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS). Assist with chemical reagent and standard preparation, as needed. Assist with chemical standard preparation, as needed. Learn and follow all laboratory safety protocols. Learn and follow general laboratory and analysis-specific Quality Assurance/Quality Control protocols. Compile, organize and interpret data. Prepare documents, memos and other correspondence necessary for project completion. Work part-time during the school year, and full-time during summer breaks. Comply with District safety work-related practices and attend relevant safety training. Attend district-wide meetings as required. Qualifications At the time of appointment, active enrollment as a student in an institution of higher learning, at either the undergraduate or graduate level, is required. Completion of chemistry and laboratory college level courses required. Knowledge and Abilities: Knowledge of research methods and data collection techniques including statistical methods, English usage, grammar, punctuation, report writing techniques and intermediate to advanced level skill in Microsoft Office Suite required. Ability to work part-time during the school year, and full-time during summer breaks. License / Certifications Required: Depending on assignment, possession of a valid class "C" California Driver's License may be required. Additional Information To submit an application, click on the green "APPLY" button on the top right of the screen. To view the complete job description, please click: Student Intern Job Description About IRWD: Irvine Ranch Water District is the largest water district and the first in Orange County, California to develop a recycled water supply and a budget based tiered rate structure- maximizing the efficient use of water and renewable resources to benefit our customers and enhance the environment. We provide high-quality drinking water, reliable sewage treatment, groundbreaking recycled water programs and environmentally sound urban runoff treatment for more than 390,000 residents. We seek highly qualified, innovative, and creative people who are committed to customer service, employee development, resource management, community leadership and dedicated to excellence in public service. Established in 1961, IRWD is an independent, not-for-profit public agency, governed by a five-member, publicly elected board of directors. To learn more, visit http://www.irwd.com/.Closing Date/Time: 6/1/2022 11:59 PM Pacific
Irvine Ranch Water District, CA Irvine, CA, United States
May 08, 2022
Full Time
General Description Are you an experienced electrician who enjoys activities involving practical hands-on problems and solutions? If so, Irvine Ranch Water District is accepting applications for an Electrical Technician who under general supervision will perform a wide variety of skilled journey-level duties in maintenance, design, modification, construction, installation, and repair of electrical and electronic systems, analytical and safety instrumentation, machinery, motors, equipment, devices, plant control systems, and related facilities of District domestic and reclaimed water distribution systems, sewage collection systems and water treatment. Summary of Duties Install, maintain, calibrate, repair, troubleshoot, test, and modify: Electrical equipment and systems - electric motors, motorized valves, hand and power tools, conduit and wire systems, electrical inspections and start-up testing, building and area lighting, repair enunciation systems, access control systems, cathodic protection, etc. Control Systems -Motor controls, variable frequency drives (VFD's), engine controls, lighting controls. Power Distribution Systems - 5 KV power distribution systems, switchboards, motor control centers (MCC's), transformers, power panels, grounding systems, generators, automatic transfer switches, uninterruptable power supply (UPS) systems, solar arrays, etc. Ability, when called upon, to work on analytical instrumentation, safety instrumentation and process control instrumentation. Read and interpret electrical drawings, schematics, power distribution drawings, control panel wiring diagrams, and installation manuals for electrical and instrumentation systems. Provide working drawings. Perform preventive, corrective, predictive, and demand maintenance on all electrical systems. Requisition supplies, materials, tools and equipment utilizing a computerized Purchase Requisition system. Process and track work orders utilizing a Computerized Maintenance Management system (CMMS). Ability to utilize the Oracle and other District utilized computerized system(s). Coordinate and work with outside agencies and companies to complete assigned tasks. Participate in the department after hours standby program. Work in vaults and other confined spaces utilizing proper safety techniques and equipment in accordance with Cal-OSHA, District, and departmental safety policies and procedures. Comply with District safety work-related practices and attend relevant safety training. Performs related duties as assigned. Qualifications Education: A combination of education and experience equivalent to the completion of 15 semester units of college electronics, or the technical school equivalent in the area of electricity or electronics is required. For degrees obtained outside of the U.S., an official equivalency evaluation is required. Associate's degree or technical school certification equivalent in electricity or electronics is preferred. Experience: Two years of journey level experience installing and maintaining industrial or production electrical and electronic equipment is required. Licenses and Certifications Required: Valid Class 'C' California Driver's License required. Grade I CWEA Electrical/Instrumentation Technologist Certificate desired. Additional Information For a complete job description, please visit: Electrical Technician Job Description For more information regarding our benefits, please visit: Benefits Information Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Irvine Ranch Water District, CA Irvine, CA, United States
May 08, 2022
Full Time
General Description Irvine Ranch Water District is accepting applications to fill Operator III positions in Recycling Operations. The successful candidates will perform the more complex and difficult work activities related to the operation ofsewage treatment and recycling processes and equipment. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS Operator's with a valid Grade III or higher WW Operator Certificate from the California State Water Resources Control Board, are the advanced journey levels in this class. Incumbents perform the full range of skilled plant operations and maintenance tasks and at any time may oversee the work of lower grade operators. Assignments are varied and require sound judgment and initiative. Incumbents are required to accept standby duty, make process adjustments from a laptop computer or provided electronic device, and/or respond to process problems and equipment malfunctions. Summary of Duties Under minimal supervision, oversee and participate in the work activities of staff responsible for performing operational duties related to the operation ofsewage and recycling processes and equipment. Operate and monitor the operation of sewage and recycling processes in order to produce a quality tertiary effluent, consistently meet recycled water distribution requirements and consistently achieve 100% compliance with all applicable local, state, and federal environmental permit requirements. Perform all assigned operational duties required to operate the plant efficiently and for responding to emergencies and changing conditions within the plant, including: Daily plant process and equipment inspections; Review of process performance; Process efficiency testing; Process control calculations and spreadsheets; Solids handling and disposal; Maintaining a daily log of operations; Ordering and receiving bulk chemical deliveries; Dissolved Oxygen profile testing; 30-minute settling Sludge Volume Index (SVI) testing, Chlorine residual testing; Turbidity testing; H2S testing; ambient air monitoring, Micro-organism examination; and a variety of other test including calibration and maintenance of monitoring equipment. Possess and apply knowledge of principles, methods, and techniques for operating pumps, valves, electric motors, diesel engines and electronic, computerized and manual control systems; functions and servicing requirements of the equipment used in a recycling facility; principles, methods, practices and techniques utilized in chemical, bacteriological and biological analyses; relevant federal and state laws and regulations; computer applications related to the work, including modern, state-of-the-art process control and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems. Ability to operate a variety of pumping, treatment and control equipment and machinery, including digital control equipment; accurately read meters, gauges, valve books, blueprints and schematic drawings; make mathematic calculations, including metrics; prepare basic records and reports of work performed; operate and maintain hand and power tools pertaining to the work. Make adjustments and/or recommend operational changes to maintain and improve treatment efficiency. Record flow and hour meter readings from gauges, graphs, and related instrumentation and make appropriate calculations as required. Perform routine and non-routine assigned operational duties. Assist with the planning, implementation and monitoring of routine and non-routine assigned operational duties by reviewing operations work schedule, planned operational duties, special projects, and scheduled coordination with contractors. Effectively communicate all facts essential to the efficient operation of the reclamation plant and report all operating problems or emergencies immediately to the Operations Supervisor or the Operations Manager. Trouble-shoot and report variations in operating conditions, report findings to the Operations Supervisor and make recommendations to address changes, in order to prevent a process imbalance or upset. Effectively communicate and interface frequently with other departments and occasionally with regulatory agencies. Assist with review and updating of Standard Operational Procedures, (SOP's), Energy Control Procedures (ECP's), Job Safety Analysis (JSA's), confined space inventory, and specialized operational safety procedures. Assist in the preparation of reports summarizing treatment plant operational activities, including: Process performance and efficiency; Equipment operation; Work performed; and materials used. Assist in the preparation of a weekly and monthly report detailing unit process efficiencies, flows and cost of operation. Identify source(s) of existing or potential operational and mechanical problems with treatment processes, operational procedures and mechanical equipment and work efficiently to correct, troubleshoot and diagnose process and equipment malfunctions. Assist with or leads in projects such as: tank dewatering, cleaning operations and preparation of mechanical equipment to facilitate repairs and replacement by the Mechanical Maintenance Department. Clean and consistently maintain assigned treatment plant facilities and equipment. Leads and participates in performing housekeeping and maintaining the entire treatment facility. Monitors collection system lift stations; inspects collection system lift stations on a regularly scheduled basis; services equipment and machinery in lift stations and reports the need for repairs. Inspect the operation of sewage treatment plant including recycling pumps, motors, structures, tanks, and equipment and assist with scheduling and coordination of mechanical work activities with the Maintenance Department for timely and appropriate repair and/or replacement of treatment process mechanical and related equipment. Utilize Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) for the creation of work orders. Submit purchase requests for equipment, materials and chemicals within the Agency's system programs and network for the continuous operation of the treatment plant. Monitor spare parts and daily expendables inventory. Assist in ensuring inventory is maintained at an acceptable level via purchase orders. Verify shipments to ensure they are complete and correct then administrate correct storage. Possess process treatment knowledge and experience to efficiently, safely, and cost effectively maintains all recycling plant process systems. Assist with coordination, scheduling and inspection of contract maintenance work and participate in special operational and maintenance projects including Capital Projects. Participate in the development, counseling and training of treatment plant operators. May be required to work in various facilities on varying, shifts, nights, weekends, holidays, overtime, on-call duty (Standby Program) and respond to call backs. May be required to work alone on weekends and Holidays. Work a 4-10 schedule. Incumbent may be required to work any of the District's work schedules including weekends and Holidays. Assigned work shift may be changed from time to time at discretion of the District. Respond to emergency situations during off-hours as required. Participate in Emergency Standby Program at the sole discretion of the District. Assist in presenting safety topics at the bi weekly department safety meetings. Conduct or assist with preparation of plant tours. In the absence of the Operations Supervisor, will perform his/her duties. Comply with safety work-related practices and attend relevant safety training. May be required to serve on the District Hazardous Materials Response Team and respond to emergency situations and/or chemical spills. Participate on process teams and committees as required. Qualifications High School graduation or equivalent required. Completion of thirty college level units relating to water/sewage treatment or environmental studies is preferred. Water/Sewage Associate's Degree or equivalent is preferred. Three years of experience in the operation of a Grade V wastewater recycling facility, incorporating biological pond treatment, preliminary and primary treatment, Biological Nutrient Removal (BNR) activated sludge treatment, tertiary treatment, membrane treatment, and solids handling facilities, or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. Ability to read and interpret standard operating procedures (SOP), blueprints, schematics, operational/maintenance manuals, required facility permits, and follows written and verbal instructions. Hazardous materials response experience is desirable. License / Certifications Required: Depending on assignment, a valid Class 'C' California Driver's License may be required. Valid Grade III Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Certificate issued by the California State Water Resources Control Board required. Forty hour Emergency Response, Hazardous Materials Technician Certificate desired. Related Collections System Maintenance, Water Treatment, and/or Water Distribution Certifications are desired. Additional Information For a complete job description, please visit: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/irwd For more information regarding our benefits, please visit: http://www.irwd.com/about-us/retirement-and-benefits Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Irvine Ranch Water District, CA Irvine, CA, United States
May 08, 2022
Full Time
General Description T his position is open until filled with a first applications review date of November 1, 2021 . Irvine Ranch Water District is accepting applications for a Community Relations Manager. The successful candidate will report to the Director of Strategic Communications and Advocacy/Deputy General Counsel and under general direction , this individual will be responsible for developing, implementing, and managing the District's community relations program. IRWD's community relations program is one of the key components of the District's overall public policy engagement and communications strategy. It is a primary element in the District's ongoing policy leadership at the local level. This position is responsible for building and sustaining relationships between IRWD and community leaders, groups, and stakeholders across the District's service area so that they know IRWD, have direct contact and interaction with IRWD, and recognize IRWD as a community partner, resource, and water / wastewater infrastructure policy and service leader by: Strategically creating a more visible and active IRWD community presence within the District's service area and Orange County; Engaging and building strong relationships with community groups, regional associations, and local community leaders; Initiating outreach to key segments of the Orange County community and IRWD's service area that are less familiar with the District; Coordinating with other IRWD departments on strategic communications so that these communications properly address and reach segments of the community less familiar with the District; and Directing the District's speakers bureau program and IRWD Community Facilities Program. Summary of Duties Community Presence and Stakeholder Engagement: Develop and maintain a strong community relations and engagement strategy, which cultivates positive relationships for the District with the communities it serves and the stakeholders it works with. Build strong relationships with members of the community, key individuals, and other Orange County organizations (e.g., Rotary Clubs, Exchange Club of Irvine, etc.) across IRWD's service area and the county. Be a principal ambassador for IRWD within the community. Local and Regional Associations: Increase and maintain IRWD's presence and participation within regional associations serving as an IRWD staff representative to local and regional associations and groups including, but not limited to, the Association of California Cities - Orange County, Asian Business Association of Orange County, Black Chamber of Commerce, canyon community groups, COAST, Fire Safe Council, Greater Irvine Chamber of Commerce, ISDOC, Lake Forest Chamber of Commerce, League of California Cities / Cal Cities, Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce, Orange County Business Council (Infrastructure Committee & backup on Gov't Affairs Committee), Orange County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Orange County Taxpayers Association, South Orange County Economic Coalition, Sustain OC, Tustin Chamber of Commerce, and WACO. Local Government Outreach: Coordinate and implement, in partnership with the Director of Strategic Communications and Advocacy/Deputy General Counsel, the District's ongoing local government relations outreach and advocacy program. On behalf of the District, act as a local government liaison for the County of Orange, cities, special districts, building relationships and working together on policy issues and projects of mutual interest. Coordinate meetings of IRWD Board members and management with local elected officials. Develop and sustain strong relationships with County, city and special district staff. As needed, monitor local governance proceedings (e.g., council meetings, water agencies) of interest to IRWD. Strategic Communications: Produce presentations and outreach communications as needed specific to the community relations program. Arrange, prepare and deliver presentations and tours to various industry groups, community, civic groups, and other stakeholders. Coordinate larger strategic communications outreach efforts on behalf of the District including larger capital projects, District polices and other initiatives. Department Activities: Assist with other activities of the Strategic Communications and Advocacy Department, as appropriate. Run the District's Speakers Bureau, and Community Facilities Program. Manage IRWD's exhibit and booth presence at various events and manage association memberships and events sponsorships on behalf of the District. Supervise direct reports and assign and monitor tasks. Assist with preparation of the annual budget and prepare specifications. Other Responsibilities : Proactively establish and maintain relationships and communications with other departments, water industry groups, and public agencies in efforts to promote and implement the District's priorities. Effectively and regularly communicate with District management and Board of Directors. Various strategic, policy projects and coordination. Attend public and other outside meetings and functions on behalf of the District, including on nights and weekends. Participate in community events, tours, and trips at night and on weekends as necessary. Supervise employees reporting to this position, serve in the Emergency Operations Center during emergencies, and serve in other duties as assigned. Perform other duties of a similar nature or level as required. Comply with District safety work-related practices and attend relevant safety training. Qualifications Education: A combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor's degree in public policy, communication, public administration, political science, journalism, public relations, or a related field required. For degrees obtained outside of the U.S., an official equivalency evaluation is required. Experience: Five years of experience in a community relations position with demonstrated ability to manage people, relationships, and projects. Three years of supervisory experience and water industry experience is desirable. Knowledge of: Local government policies, operations and procedures Communications and public relations principles and outreach strategies Copy writing, business writing and editing principles. Budget preparation and administration - basic knowledge Research techniques and strategies License and Certifications: Valid Class 'C' California Driver's License Additional Information How to Apply: Click here to submit an online job application. For a complete job description, click here . For more information regarding our benefits, click here . Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Irvine Ranch Water District, CA Irvine, CA, United States
May 08, 2022
Full Time
General Description The Irvine Ranch Water District is seeking to fill the following two (2) temporary positions. Operator I I - Salary $32.97 - $46.92/Hourly Qualifications: High School graduation or equivalent, and two years of experience in the operation of a sewage treatment plant, incorporating biological pond treatment, preliminary and primary treatment, Biological Nutrient Removal (BNR) activated sludge treatment, tertiary treatment, and solids handling facilities is required. Ability to read and interpret standard operating procedures (SOPs), operational manuals and required facility permits is required. Completion of fifteen college level units relating to water/sewage treatment or environmental studies, and/or Water/Sewage Associates Degree is preferred. Hazardous materials response experience is desired. License and Certifications Required: Depending upon assignment, valid Class 'C' California Driver's License may be required. Valid Grade II WW Treatment Plant Operator Certificate issued by the California State Water Resources Control Board is required. Forty hour Emergency Response, Hazardous Materials Technician Certificate or ability to receive within 12 months from date of hire is required. Related Collections System Maintenance, Water Treatment, and/or Water Distribution Certifications highly desired. Operator III - Salary $34.94 - $49.72/Hourly Qualifications: High School graduation or equivalent required. Completion of thirty college level units relating to water/sewage treatment or environmental studies is preferred. Water/Sewage Associate's Degree or equivalent is preferred. Three years of experience in the operation of a Grade V wastewater recycling facility, incorporating biological pond treatment, preliminary and primary treatment, Biological Nutrient Removal (BNR) activated sludge treatment, tertiary treatment, membrane treatment, and solids handling facilities, or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. Ability to read and interpret standard operating procedures (SOP), blueprints, schematics, operational/maintenance manuals, required facility permits, and follows written and verbal instructions. Hazardous materials response experience is desirable. License / Certifications Required: Depending on assignment, a valid Class 'C' California Driver's License may be required. Valid Grade III Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Certificate issued by the California State Water Resources Control Board required. Forty hour Emergency Response, Hazardous Materials Technician Certificate desired. Related Collections System Maintenance, Water Treatment, and/or Water Distribution Certifications are desired. Summary of Duties IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN APPLYING FOR THIS TEMPORARY OPPORTUNITY, PLEASE CONTACT: Helpmates Staffing Agency http://www.helpmates.com/ TEL: (949) 752-6006Closing Date/Time:
Irvine Ranch Water District, CA Irvine, CA, United States
May 08, 2022
Full Time
General Description Irvine Ranch Water District is accepting applications for a Senior Energy & Water Resource Planner who under general direction, will plan, organize and implement innovative projects related to water resources and energy management. The successful candidate will coordinate and oversees various planning efforts and serve as project manager. Perform technical analyses on a range of projects involving water resources, groundwater banking, energy efficiency and energy management and water quality. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS A highly organized and detailed minded professional that is a flexible self-starter with broad experience and demonstrated abilities to pursue water and energy projects from concept to operation. Effective negotiation and communication skills to lead the development and implementation of innovative water and energy management programs. Capable of presenting new ideas and programs to the Board of Directors and outside agencies. Excellent verbal, written and public speaking skills. An innovative leader who can effectively lead staff and consultants to work as a team to "get the project done". Summary of Duties Plan, evaluate and develop water resource and energy management programs and opportunities. Conduct financial and economic analyses related to water resource and energy management programs. Develop and review detailed technical data and reports related to water resources, water rights, water quality, hydrologic modeling, energy efficiency and energy management. Participate in the planning of water resource projects involving water conveyance, recharge and recovery facilities. Review and oversee work performed by consultants. Prepare Requests for Proposals for retaining consultants on water resources or energy management projects. Review detailed proposals and contracts. Prepare, review and present agenda items and supporting material for Committee and Board consideration. Prepare correspondence and technical reports in a professional manner. Track industry developments and emerging technologies involving water resources and energy management. Serve on various industry committees as needed as a representative of IRWD. Comply with District safety work-related practices and attend relevant safety training. Responsible for all other work-related duties. Qualifications Education: A combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor's degree in engineering, geology, economics, business or environmental science or a related field. Master's Degree desired. For degrees obtained outside of the U.S., an official equivalency evaluation is required. Experience: Five years of increasingly responsible experience in water resource planning and project management. Demonstrated experience in energy efficiency and energy management fields is desirable. Knowledge of: Principles and practices of project management, water resource management, water rights as well as energy management practices and strategies. Knowledge of groundwater hydrology is desirable. License/Certifications Required: Possession of a valid California Class C driver's license may be required. Professional license in engineering or geology is desirable. Additional Information How to Apply: Click here to submit an online job application. For more information regarding our benefits, click here . Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Irvine Ranch Water District, CA Irvine, CA, United States
May 08, 2022
Full Time
General Description The Irvine Ranch Water District is currently accepting applications for a Cybersecurity Analyst. Under general supervision, the incumbent will be responsible for cybersecurity engineering processes and procedures, assisting with cybersecurity architecture, design, requirements validation and verification, and handling the day-to-day duties for the cybersecurity infrastructure. Summary of Duties Assist in defining global security policies, standards, guidelines and procedures to ensure ongoing maintenance of security. Assist in developing and implementing strategies to balance security recommendations with business needs; define solutions that balance both business and security requirements. Identify deficiencies in current system designs and recommend solutions. Assist in performing project management duties on assigned systems projects; may be assigned full responsibility for specific systems. Monitor vendor and third-party security reports/lists in order to assist staff in proactively applying security patches. Monitor and analyze cybersecurity incident-related data and determine the appropriate response. Provide emergency response to reduce down-time, correct errors, or initiate and monitor vendor activity surrounding critical system failures, off-hours scheduled maintenance downtime, or on an as needed basis. Perform research, gather costing information, recommend hardware and software; gather vendor quotes and assist in budget preparation. Provide reporting on system security status and relevant cybersecurity data. Assist with conducting disaster and recovery analysis, planning, implementation, testing and administration for systems. Conduct security impact analyses; implement and monitor access controls. Coordinate cybersecurity projects with all District departments, including SCADA, to ensure compliance. Maintain effective relationships with various departments, consultants, and vendors to provided needed support and participate in cross-department projects as directed. Lead Automation in collaboration efforts with other cybersecurity experts, consultants, and internal staff to develop and implement well-constructed ICS/SCADA cybersecurity policies, standards, guideline, procedures, and cybersecurity tools to balance both business and security requirements. Stay abreast with current developments and regulation changes in the automation controls, information systems technologies, cybersecurity, and water utility industries to provide updates, best practices, and integrate new methods and tools as appropriate. Maintain a system performance management program with relevant key performance indicators (KPIs) and tracking mechanisms. After hours' accessibility will be required, to secure and support continuous 24/7 operation, as needed to meet District needs. Comply with District safety work-related practices and attend relevant safety training. Perform other related duties as assigned. Qualifications Education: A combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related field. For degrees obtained outside of the U.S., an official equivalency evaluation is required. Experience: A combination of five (5) years of experiences with at least: 1 year of experience in implementing cybersecurity and ultra-secure network architecture for Operational Technology (ICS/SCADA) or Defense Sector 2 years of highly specialized cybersecurity experience 2 years of experience in enterprise network & server Experience with all of the following software or hardware is required: Microsoft Windows Server and Desktop operating system Microsoft Active Directory and Group Policy PowerShell Scripting Kali Linux or other similar distribution Vulnerability Management Software (Nessus, OpenVas, Metasploit or other) Security Information and Event Management (SEIM) Syslog, Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) and Trap Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) and Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS) Wireshark Experience with two of the following software or hardware is required: Radio Communications Equipment Network Switches and Routers Next Generation Firewalls Experience with any of the following software or hardware is highly desired: Wonderware Intouch, Application Server or other SCADA software Schneider Modicon PLC Microsoft SQL and Power BI Schneider/Wonderware System Platform, Historian, InTouch and Maple Systems Schneider Unity Pro Python Scripting Licenses and Certifications: A valid class 'C' California Drivers' license may be required. Must obtain one (1) of the following certification(s) within 12 months of hire date: Cisco CCNP (Cisco Certified Network Professional) Security Microsoft MSCE (Microsoft System Certified Engineer) Server Infrastructure Certified Penetration Tester (CPT) and Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) Certified Expert Penetration Tester (CEPT) GIAC Industrial Cyber Security Professional (GICSP) GIAC Critical Infrastructure Protection (GCIP) GIAC Response and Industrial Defense (GRID) Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) DHS (Department of Homeland Security) Industrial Controls System 101, 201, 301 & 401 Series Other relevant Cybersecurity certifications if approved by the department manager Additional Information Language Ability and Interpersonal Communication Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of office/field employees and management. Represent District in a professional manner when dealing with outside suppliers and customers. Ability to explain, demonstrate and clarify to others within well-established policies, procedures and standards, as well as the ability to follow specific instructions and respond to simple and difficult requests from others. Mathematical Ability Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide and calculate percentages, decimals and fractions. Technology Ability Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). Judgment and Situational Reasoning Ability Ability to use good personal judgment and discretion in performing all job functions. Physical Requirements Regularly required to sit, bend, stoop and stand. Occasionally required to lift up to 50 lbs. Environmental Adaptability Noise level is generally equivalent to typical office environment. Ability to work in an environment, which may expose employee to hazardous materials, and environment. Occasional visits to construction sites where noise level may be higher than typical office environment. For a complete job description, click here . For more information regarding our benefits, click here . Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Irvine Ranch Water District, CA Irvine, CA, United States
May 08, 2022
Full Time
General Description T his position is open until filled with a first applications review date of April 25, 2022 . Are you a skilled and creative digital communicator, passionate about inspiring your followers through social media? Are you a born webmaster, hungry to build and manage a great website and direct the resources to make it stellar? Do you love engaging audiences with your clear, crisp writing? If so, Irvine Ranch Water District is ready for you. We are a forward-thinking team of creative community servants, known for our award-winning brand campaigns, our educational (and sometimes edgy) videos, and our beautiful, trend-setting water-efficiency outreach. As Orange County's largest retail water district, IRWD offers excellent benefits and a 9/80 work schedule - with alternate Fridays off. Your timing is great, too, because we're ready to redesign our websites, reignite our social media, and take our digital outreach to the next level. Under general supervision, this position is responsible for conceiving, leading, and executing IRWD's social media engagement, branding campaigns, and other outreach to customers, the community, the industry and IRWD staff. The Digital Communications Specialist serves as webmaster for District websites, while writing, developing, producing, and distributing newsletters, presentations, and other content; leading projects; communicating in crisis situations. Summary of Duties S ocial Engagement: Execute the District's social media strategy to maximize reach and engage communities across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest, Nextdoor, and other emerging channels, including platforms that will expand the District's reach among diverse communities. Gather creative content from District departments and other stakeholders. Create and maintain a social media content calendar. Connect social media efforts to an overall digital strategy and customer outreach programs. Branding and Outreach: Execute and lead branding, event-marketing, and public-outreach campaigns - using a variety of media and collaborating with staff, consultants, and vendors. Website Administration: Serve as webmaster, bring creativity, timeliness, attention to detail, and passion for excellence to IRWD's websites and intranet. Partner with internal and external content managers, writers, editors, designers, and developers to ensure IRWD's websites meet District and customer needs and align with outreach and customer engagement strategy. Manage multiple projects and maintain schedules and budgets. Play leadership roles in the planning and/or execution of redesigns of IRWD websites and in the launch of a new intranet. Negotiate contracts and create scope-of-work documents with consultants and vendors. Taking a lead role in the maintenance and development of web content; working with internal teams to plan and continuously enhance the style and appearance of the websites; using content management systems to post and update content; developing and analyzing usage metrics; and carrying out quality-assurance checks. Message Development and Implementation: Coordinate market research, surveys and contracts for focus groups and quantitative studies to help determine message strategies and to target optimal audiences. Look for opportunities to reach new audiences. Assist in the development and implementation of communication and marketing plans. Coordinate external outreach programs, including outreach efforts for Customer Service, Engineering, Water Operations, Water Efficiency, Finance, Information Services, and other District programs and projects. Content Development and Distribution : Serve as a writer, content creator and editor for external and internal outreach materials such websites, intranet, presentations, press releases, and other collateral as needed. Write, develop, and coordinate content for District newsletters , and coordinate their production. Collaborate with producers of targeted websites, newsletters, and other publications in the community and in the water industry to maximize the reach and effectiveness of District information content. Emergency Response and Crisis Communication: Respond with prompt digital media and other public outreach when local emergencies occur. Serve as a backup to the Public Information Officer and Deputy Public Information Officer as a media spokesperson when required, conducting press briefings, and responding with media inquiries. Community Outreach Events: Coordinate and execute events as needed. Research and recommend opportunities for events and community partnerships. Develop marketing materials and manage advertisements. Other Responsibilities: The Digital Communications Specialist is part of a small, multi-talented communications department and will pitch in as needed on a variety of tasks and projects. Lead or assist with outreach to students and schools. Serve as a department representative on inter-departmental teams. Coordinate with graphic design specialists. Participate in tours, trips and other tasks and attend meetings and functions on behalf of the District outside of the normal workday, including occasionally on evenings, early mornings, and weekends as necessary. The incumbent may occasionally work late hours, early hours, weekdays, Saturdays, and Sundays as required for events, emergencies, and other District needs. Comply with District safety practices and attend relevant safety training. Perform other duties of a similar nature or level as required. Qualifications Education: A combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor's degree in public relations, journalism, communications, marketing, digital marketing, or a related field. For degrees obtained outside of the U.S., an official equivalency evaluation is required. Experience: Five years of experience in public relations, outreach, journalism, or communication roles. Water-industry experience and experience engaging with news media are highly desired. Knowledge: Expert knowledge of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, and other social media programs; experience managing social media business accounts, advertising programs and channel growth strategies. Expert knowledge of website content management systems, social media management platforms and email marketing software. Experience with Joomla is a strong plus. Experience with Sprout Social, MailChimp or WaterInsight is a plus. Familiarity with marketing and communications concepts and practices. Ability to analyze marketing analytic research trends and results. Ability to speak and write more than one language is a plus. License and Certifications Required: Valid Class "C" California driver's license Additional Information To submit an application, click on the green "APPLY" button at the top right of the screen. For a complete job description, click here . For more information regarding our benefits, click here . Closing Date/Time:
Irvine Ranch Water District, CA Irvine, CA, United States
May 06, 2022
Full Time
General Description The Irvine Ranch Water District is recruiting for two Temporary Water Loss Prevention Specialists who u nder supervision, will participate in the development and implementation of water efficiency programs related to non-IRWD distribution system water loss prevention and revenue recovery. Primary responder to water loss-related phone calls, emails, and interdepartmental inquiries and referrals related to water loss from illegal connection, diversions and tampering. Qualifications : A combination of education and experience equivalent to high school diploma and three years of experience with on-site construction inspections, meter maintenance and testing, or other area related to water loss control programs. A Water Distribution Grade 1 certificate is preferred. Knowledge of: Knowledge of potable and recycled water systems and appurtenances. Knowledge of irrigation systems, timers and other appurtenances. Current techniques, devices, practices, and institutional process related to water loss. Legislation and regulations related to water loss. Ability to : Ability to read the IRWD atlas, plans and maps. Self-motivated, work with minimal supervision as well as work professionally with developers, contractors and all levels of field/office employees Use tact, discretion, patience and understanding in dealing with staff, developers, contractors, workers, customers and the public. Perform in a fast-paced, team-oriented, continuously changing, work environment. Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Licenses and Certifications: Valid Class 'C' California Driver's License. State Water Resources Control Board Grade 1 Water Distribution Certification preferred. Technical/college level course in backflow highly desirable Click here to view the complete job description. Summary of Duties IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN APPLYING FOR THIS TEMPORARY OPPORTUNITY, PLEASE CONTACT: Helpmates Staffing Agency https://www.helpmates.com/ 949-752-6006Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Irvine Ranch Water District, CA Irvine, CA, United States
May 06, 2022
Full Time
General Description The Irvine Ranch Water District is recruiting for two Temporary Water Maintenance Technician I's who will provide support to other Operations and Maintenance groups regarding shutdowns, traffic control and repair and construction crew assistance for water construction related projects. Qualifications : One year of experience in water maintenance or related field and State Water Resources Control Board Grade 1 Water Distribution Operator certification. Licenses and Certifications: Valid Class 'C' California Driver's License. State Water Resources Control Board Grade 1 Water Distribution Certification. Click here to view the complete job description. Summary of Duties IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN APPLYING FOR THIS TEMPORARY OPPORTUNITY, PLEASE CONTACT: Helpmates Staffing Agency https://www.helpmates.com/ 949-752-6006Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Irvine Ranch Water District, CA Irvine, CA, United States
Apr 26, 2022
Full Time
General Description The Irvine Ranch Water District is currently recruiting for an Accountant in our Finance Department. The current opening will be responsible for the general ledger and water operation accounting. This recruitment may establish an eligibility list used to fill current and future Accountant vacancies within the Finance Department. This recruitment may also be used to fill positions in similar and/or lower classifications. The incumbent will routinely perform analytical duties with responsibility for one or more of the following areas: General Ledger, Inventory, iProcurement / Purchasing, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Payroll Accounting, Debts, Investments, Real Estate, Water and Wastewater Accounting, Water Budget, Year End Processing, Financial Reporting. Summary of Duties The responsibilities assigned to Accountants may include any of the following depending on functional areas of expertise and District needs: General Ledger Understand and apply accrual basis of accounting and GAAP. Understand and apply Chart of Accounts. Perform general ledger period end closing process. Perform inventory / cost management subledger period end closing process, review and balance subledger control accounts to general ledger. Perform purchasing / cost management subledger period end closing process, review and balance subledger control accounts to general ledger. Prepare, review and approve journal entries with proper supporting documentation for recording and adjusting transactions. Review, analyze, and balance various general ledger accounts. Process, review, balance, and report G&A and provide recommendations. Review, reconcile, and report equipment usage and cost pool. Review, reconcile, and report inventory material overhead. Project and Grant Subledger Accounting In charge of project and grant subledger accounting. Analyze and reconcile projects identified and entitled from local agencies, state or federal grants. Prepare supporting documentation for grant filling. Reconcile grant receivables and revenues. Prepare and coordinate single audit or program audit. iProcurement / Purchasing, Accounts Payable, and Accounts Receivable Understand recording of payables, expenses, and payments in iProcurement / Purchasing and Accounts Payable; review PO / invoices to determine proper recording. Understand recording of receivables, revenues, and cash receipts in Accounts Receivable; record, review, and balance transactions in Receivables subledger. Prepare, review, balance, and report transactions related to property taxes and connection fees. Prepare, review, balance, and report UB receivables and revenues. Prepare, review, and approve Daily Cash Report. Payroll Accounting Act as a back-up for the Payroll Administrator. Understand recording of payroll transactions and adjustments in the payroll subledger and general ledger. Prepare, review, analyze, and reconcile payroll related accounts to the general ledger. Perform and review all payroll journal entries such as payroll costing, vacation and sick accruals, and payroll cash fund transfers. Perform reconciliations of various reports and accounts. Prepare the annual State Controllers Report for payroll and other reporting for internal/external use. Identify and assist with testing of payroll automation opportunities and any payroll system updates. Identify issues, find solutions, and make recommendations for improvement. Formulate, establish and maintain processes and procedures to improve internal controls. Work closely with various departments to solve issues and provide recommendations. Ensure activities are in accordance with District policy, regulations, and guidelines. Ensure proper application of established accounting processes and procedures. Debt, Investments and Real Estate Record new debt; maintain, reconcile, balance and analyze debt accounts; reconcile and maintain capital expenditures and construction fund availability. Maintain, reconcile, balance and analyze bank accounts, cash ledgers, treasury ledgers and investment ledgers. Prepare and record fair market value of investments. Calculate and record investment interest accrual and investment receipts. Record, maintain, reconcile, balance and analyze real estate transactions; work with outside bookkeeping companies to resolve any accounting issues; prepare reports and calculate rate of return. Water and Wastewater Accounting and Water Budget Maintain, reconcile, balance, and analyze water revenues and expenses. Generate various reports for internal customers and outside agencies. Process water bills with correct coding in the iProcument and verify that the invoices are paid on a timely manner. Assist in preparing the water banking budget. Maintain, reconcile, balance and analyze accounts related to equity participation and operational contracts with the Orange County Sanitation District. Year End Processing and Financial Reporting Responsible for year-end processing of relevant accounting functions including preparing lead and audit schedules for the annual external audit. Prepare the introductory section of the CAFR's, notes to the basic financial statements, basic financial statements, and statistical section. Prepare the Public Water System Statistics Report filing to the Department of Water Resources in Sacramento, California Municipal Utilities Association Report, Water Rate Survey Report filing to OC Water Agency, Certification for number of Retail Water Meters to MWDOC and East Orange County Water District. Prepare, with appropriate oversight, the annual State Controller's reports. All assigned areas Perform as back-up to other Accountants / Senior Accountant. Perform special projects and assignments. Perform other duties as assigned. Comply with District safety work-related practices and attend relevant safety training. Qualifications Education: A combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor's degree in business administration or related field with accounting emphasis is required. For degrees obtained outside of the U.S., an official equivalency evaluation is required. Experience: Two years of experience in a general accounting environment is required. Ability to create and maintain spreadsheets, amortization schedules, databases, and flowcharts including the use of financial functions. Additional Information The physical and mental demands described below are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Language Ability and Interpersonal Communication Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of office/field employees and management. Represent District in a professional manner when dealing with outside customers and suppliers. Ability to explain, demonstrate and clarify to others within well established policies, procedures and standards, as well as the ability to follow specific instructions and respond to simple and difficult requests from others. Ability to effectively listen and communicate with multi-cultural customers. Mathematical Ability Ability to add, subtract, multiply, divide and calculate percentages. Ability to apply Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (G.A.A.P.) and Governmental Accounting Standards (G.A.S.) to all analytical duties. Technology Ability Proficiency with the following software programs, depending on the requirement within the specific area of concentration: Oracle Enterprise Business Suite R12 - financials, projects, grants, fixed assets, payables, receivables, payroll, inventory, and purchasing; OBIEE; Excel; Access; Word; Visio. Basic knowledge of SQL queries is preferred. Judgment and Situational Reasoning Ability Ability to use good personal judgment and discretion in performing all job functions. Ability to use good judgment in decision making with customers. Ability to work independently with minimum of supervision. Physical Requirements Regularly required to sit, walk, bend, stand and stoop. Ability to sit for extended periods of time. Ability to lift up to 20 lbs. on a routine basis. Environmental Adaptability Noise level is equivalent to typical office conditions. For a complete job description, click here For more information regarding our benefits, click here Closing Date/Time: Continuous