Placer County Water Agency

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Deputy Director of Field Services

Placer County Water Agency
AUBURN, CA Full time
Posted on October 29, 2017




$92,932 - $118,603 annually, DOQ, plus excellent benefits 

PCWA is seeking an experienced individual to join the Agency’s Field Services Department’s leadership team as one of its Deputy Directors.  The position will be responsible for planning and directing activities related to the delivery of water throughout the Agency’s water system, focusing on raw water conveyance and canal operation and maintenance.  This position is a key interface with customers, stakeholders and the public and provides technical expertise for the integrity of the Agency’s water distribution system.  Our ideal candidate will have at least five years of increasingly responsible experience in the operation and maintenance of a water distribution and/or operations system, including two years of supervisory responsibility.  Possession of a valid California State Water Resources Control Board Water Distribution Operators Certificate, Grade 3 is required within two years of appointment; possession of a D5 certification is desirable.

Visit our website for detailed recruitment information and to complete the on-line application process:  

Applications must be received on/before Monday, November 27, 2017.

PCWA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Position Information


Minimum Monthly Salary 7744.36
Maximum Monthly Salary 9883.64
Position Type At-will
Work Schedule 5-8-80
Position End Date
(if temporary)

Position Summary and Qualifications


Position Number xx-2-50-30-012-80138-01
Division Field Services
Location Auburn
Summary Description

To organize, direct and coordinate the activities of the Field Services Division, specifically focused on the activities related to the delivery of raw water throughout the Agency’s water system; to coordinate Field Services activities with other divisions and departments; and to provide highly complex staff assistance to the Director of Field Services.

(Spec Revised July 2014)

Examples of Duties

The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices:

  • Develop and implement divisional goals, objectives, policies and procedures.
  • Plan, organize and direct Field Services activities including the operation and maintenance, measurement, regulation, and transmission and distribution functions of the Agency’s water system.
  • Direct, oversee and participate in the development of the Field Services Division work plan including the assignment, monitoring and review of work activities, projects and programs.
  • Prepare the Field Services Division budget, including Capital projects and purchases, and assist in budget implementation and administration including the forecast of additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies.
  • Recommend the appointment of personnel and provide staff training, conduct performance evaluations and implement discipline procedures as required to maintain high standards necessary for the efficient and professional operations of the department.
  • Plan, organize, direct, conduct and supervise the maintenance, measurement, regulation and distribution functions of the Agency’s water system.
  • Assist in the long range planning program of general improvements of Agency facilities.
  • Determine availability of water for additional sales, services, and main installations.
  • Meet and confer with property owners in matters relating to water and facilities.
  • Formulate safety policies and procedures and hazardous material Business Plans to improve safety, efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Coordinate work with all Agency departments and outside agencies.
  • Oversee project management for the construction of various Agency projects.
  • Estimate costs of field projects.
  • Coordinate with various governmental agencies on dam safety, federal and state safety and health regulations, environmental regulations, hazard and emergency response.
  • Maintain appropriate records, drawings and maps.
  • Evaluate issues and options and make recommendations.
  • Assist in preparing and administering grants, agreements and contracts relating to water resources, rights, operations, sales and distribution.
  • Review and check engineering plans prior to construction and submit comments.
  • Inspect projects in progress and upon completion to ensure compliance with Agency standards.
  • Coordinate emergency response to incidents which could affect the water supply and distribution system.
  • Make presentations to the Board of Directors in the absence of the Director and attend special committee meetings.
  • May act for the Director of Field Services in his/her absence.
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other Agency employees and the public using principles of good customer service.
  • Represent the division and department to outside agencies and organizations and participate in outside community and professional groups and committees.
  • Research and prepare technical and administrative reports and prepare written correspondence.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications - Knowledge of
  • Principles and practices of maintaining and operating a water delivery system.
  • Principles and practices of pipeline construction, fleet management, equipment maintenance, warehousing and purchasing.
  • Water operation, water flow measurement, maintenance, construction and distribution techniques and procedures in both domestic and agricultural water facilities.
  • Safe working procedures.
  • Principles of cross connection control and backflow prevention.
  • Principles and practices of leadership, motivation, team building and conflict resolution.
  • Pertinent local, State and Federal rules, regulations and laws.
  • Modern office equipment including use of word processing, database and spreadsheet applications.
  • Principles and practices of organizational analysis and management.
  • Budgeting procedures and techniques.
  • Principles and practices of supervision, training and personnel management.
  • Principles and practices of customer service.
Required Qualifications - Ability to
  • Organize and direct Field Services Division operations.
  • Establish, maintain and control division budget.
  • Prepare a wide variety of technical written and oral reports including hydrographic data analysis.
  • Coordinate department efforts with other departments and agencies to achieve overall Agency goals and objectives.
  • Perform the most complex work of the division.
  • Write and interpret vehicle and equipment specifications.
  • Operate a computer using word processing, business software and other office equipment.
  • Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals.
  • Gain cooperation through discussion and persuasion.
  • Interpret and apply Agency and department policies, procedures, rules and regulations.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Supervise, train and evaluate personnel.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Working Conditions
  • Work is generally carried out in an office setting with regular field visits requiring the operation of a motor vehicle and occasionally traversing uneven terrain and inclement weather.
  • Frequently sit at a desk and in meetings for long periods of time.
  • Frequently twist to reach office equipment and perform simple grasping and fine manipulation to write and use keyboard.
  • Occasionally lift up to 35 pounds.
License or Certificate
  • Possession and maintenance of a valid California driver’s license and acceptable driving record.
  • Possession of a valid California State Water Resources Control Board Water Distribution Operator’s Certificate, Grade 5 is required for the Deputy Director assigned to Treated Water Maintenance and is desirable for the Deputy Director assigned to Raw Water Operations and Maintenance.
  • The Deputy Director, Raw Water shall obtain a California State Water Resources Control Board Water Distribution Operator’s Certificate, Grade 3 within two years of appointment.
Experience and Education

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:


  • Five years of increasingly responsible experience in the operation and maintenance of a water distribution and/or operations systems, including two years of supervisory responsibility.


  • Equivalent to an Associate’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Civil Engineering, Public Administration, Business Administration or related field.

Posting Detail Information


PCWA EEO Statement

PCWA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. If you require accommodation in the employment process, contact Human Resources.

Open Date 10/24/2017
Close Date 11/27/2017
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions Summary

Applications must be submitted by 5:00pm on the final filing date, Monday, November 27, 2017.

Additional Information

Placer County Water Agency utilizes an online application format which allows the user to start an application, save changes and finalize his/her materials prior to submission. Users may log in and out of applications in progress. Applications must be submitted by the final filing date, as applicable; however, once certified and submitted no changes or updates will be allowed.

Users are encouraged to fully complete their application materials, clearly indicating how their experience, education, and training meet the qualifications required. Omitted or incomplete information in the application cannot be assumed or derived from a resume or other documents.