The Water Quality Supervisor will supervise, assign, review, and participate in the work of staff responsible for performing a variety of tasks associated with the planning and operation of the District's extensive water quality and related technical programs for water treatment and distribution and wastewater collection and treatment processes. The selected incumbent will oversee and participate in maintaining and operating Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District's (EVMWD's) Water Quality Laboratory for microbiological and chemical analysis to ensure water and wastewater system regulatory compliance, assuming responsibility as Laboratory Director/Technical Manager, as defined in Title 22, Division 4 of the California Code of Regulations. The successful candidate will be a dynamic and quick thinker, who displays proficiency and high attention to detail in their work, while performing a variety of complex, technical, and problem solving activities within the Water Quality Division of the Water Resources Department.
Immediate Impact: The successful candidate will be given the following objectives upon hire:
• Within the first month, demonstrate an understanding of District's water and wastewater sampling and testing programs. The selected candidate will effectively manage Laboratory operations and all technical and quality programs, as well as effectively utilize LIMS and WaterTrax software and data management, generate water quality reports, prepare all required regulatory compliance reports and Lab Operations reports to Management.
• Within the first 2 months, demonstrate an understanding of current program needs, effectively schedule sampling and testing projects to optimize resources, and demonstrate satisfactory progress on assigned projects.
• Within the first 3 months, complete gap-analysis of all Lab systems, including regulatory requirements and trainings; submit a written report with recommendations to management.
• Within 6 months, complete preparation of Lab Operations Manual, demonstrate understanding of program needs by independently planning and leading assigned projects and submitting required reports.
• Within 12 months, complete all assigned projects and implementation of identified goals, objectives, policies and procedures.
The Ideal Candidate:
• Is an effective communicator who interacts professionally across a wide range of internal and external audiences.
• Will act with integrity and in accordance with the accepted ethical standards of the District and applicable laws and regulations.
• Possesses the skills to train, develop, engage and motivate assigned workgroup.
• Is an enthusiastic team player, looking out for the common good for the organization.
• Possesses education equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in chemistry, biochemistry, biology, microbiology, environmental, sanitary or public health engineering, natural or physical science.
• Has at least four years of responsible water quality testing, laboratory, field sampling, and/or water treatment plant or water distribution system experience, including two years of lead supervisory and administrative responsibility.
• Possesses a valid Grade II Certificate in Laboratory Technology issued by the California Water Environment Association (CWEA) or American Water Works Association (AWWA).
• Possesses an appropriate, valid California driver's license.
• Must possess or obtain a valid T2 Water Treatment Operator or valid D2 Water Distribution Operator Certification issued by the California State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) within 12 months of hire. • Must possess or obtain a valid Grade III Certificate in Laboratory Technology issued by the CWEA or AWWA within 12 months of hire.
Compensation: The salary range for the Water Quality Supervisor is $7,657 -$10,046 per month with an excellent benefits package. Placement within the salary range will be based on the candidate's qualifications and experience.
WESA offers a comprehensive benefit plan, some of which includes:
•Medical, dental, vision, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, a life insurance policy equal to two times the annual salary for the employee and a $1,000.00 policy for eligible dependents. Benefits become effective on the first of the month following a 30-day waiting period and the Authority contributes 90% of the cost of such insurance.
• CalPERS Retirement is provided using the 2.7 at age 55 formula for "Classic" Members. Retirement is provided using the 2% at age 62 formula for "New" Members.
• Three deferred compensation plans to which an employee may voluntarily contribute up to $19,500 per year. The Authority does not contribute to these plans.
• Twelve (12) paid holidays per year. Upon employment with WESA for one year, employees also receive one (1) floating holiday annually.
• Employees accrue vacation at the rate of 3.08 hours per two-week pay period for the first 4 years of employment; 4.62 hours for years 5-8;6.16 hours for years 9-13; 6.47 hours for years 14-18; and 6.78 for 19+ years of service.
• Sick leave is accrued at the rate of 3.70 hours per bi-weekly pay period for a total of 96.20 hours per year with unlimited accumulation.
• Additional benefits available include:9/80 work schedule, Direct Deposit, Flexible Spending Accounts, Employee Assistance Program, Educational Assistance, Certification Reimbursement Program, Certification Bonus Program and two credit unions.
Our Mission: To manage our natural resources to provide reliable, cost efficient and high quality water and wastewater services for the communities we serve, while promoting conservation, environmental responsibility, educations, community interaction, ethical behavior and recognizing employees as highly valuable assets.
The Water Employee Services Authority: WESA was established as a joint powers authority between the Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District and Meeks & Daley Water Company. As a joint powers authority, WESA provides professional water and wastewater services to both agencies. WESA is committed to:
• Professionalism-Demonstrating competency while maintaining a professional demeanor and upholding a reputation for expertise, efficiency, and high quality through delivery of information, services, and products.
• Enthusiasm-Possessing a strong drive for learning, innovation, forward thinking, and the overall desire to do your job well.
• Transparency-Demonstrating high moral standards in principles, intentions and actions; conduct that encourages loyalty, integrity, and trust.
• Inclusiveness-Promoting respect and teamwork through communication and appreciation for all.
• Stewardship-Taking ownership and responsibility for assigned responsibilities, while demonstrating a proactive, positive willingness to serve.
The Application Process: If you are interested in this opportunity, submit a completed WESA employment application online at www.wesawater.com. Resumes and certifications may be included, but will not be accepted in lieu of a completed employment application. This position is open until filled. First review of applications will begin on Monday May 3, 2021.
Lake Elsinore, California