Saturday , January 28 2023

Cal Water Jobs in Visalia – Water Quality Program Manager

Website California Water Service Company

Job Description:

The Water Quality Program Manager performs complex tasks to implement, maintain, and comply with all water quality and environmental regulations and programs within an assigned region. Primary responsibilities focus on drinking water public health, regulatory planning and compliance, and Division of Drinking Water (DDW) permitting. This position is located in Visalia, California.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Obtains the appropriate permits whenever changes or modifications are made to the drinking water system
  • Assesses new water supply source data to ensure quality and regulatory compliance and identifies/recommends appropriate treatment technologies for removal of contaminants
  • Trains applicable Company personnel on sample collection, water quality regulations, water treatment operations, and all other water quality-related topics
  • Responds to emergencies 24/7 and works with district management to assess conditions, coordinate communication with key internal staff, and relay clear and concise information to regulators
  • Provides guidance to all operations management staff on water quality problem-solving and regulatory compliance
  • Performs analytical calculations to ensure adequate treatment of water
  • Manages water quality projects of various scope, schedule, and budget in coordination with the District and Engineering team
  • Provides water quality input in the development of capital projects and strategic planning
  • Performs complex tasks to ensure compliance with water quality regulations within the assigned region
  • Communicates in a timely manner with the DDW as required to ensure compliance with local, state, and federal water quality regulations
  • Communicates in a timely manner with the DDW as required to ensure compliance with local, state, and federal water quality regulations
  • Develops sampling plans and assesses analytical results of raw and finished water to ensure regulatory compliance
  • Participates in and supports the Company’s Continuous Improvement program and projects
  • Performs other similar duties as assigned
  • Develops water quality monitoring schedules for sources, water treatment plants, and distribution systems in accordance with applicable regulations
  • Works with the Cross Connection Control Program Manager to ensure the program is in compliance with state and federal requirements
  • Primary liaison between the Company, districts, state and federal agencies, the Division of Drinking Water (DDW) and fosters relationship with these groups
  • Prepares and reviews Consumer Confidence Reports, Annual Water Quality reports, Monthly reporting and any other internal and external reporting

Job Requirements:

  • Ability to think clearly and react appropriately in emergency situations
  • Ability to prepare manage and analyze data
  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Biology, Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering and/or equivalent relevant experience
  • Three years of experience working in water quality compliance
  • Water Treatment Operator Grade 2 Certification preferred (required to obtain within 1 year)
  • Cross Connection Control Specialist Certification preferred
  • Knowledge and ability to use Microsoft Office applications to create presentations, spreadsheets, and Word documents
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with agencies, contractors, consultants, customers, employees, and vendors
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply water and environmental regulations
  • Knowledge of drinking water contaminants, their standards, and all associated regulations
  • Demonstrated commitment to outstanding cus
  • State Water Resources Control Board
  • Water Distribution Operator Grade 2 Certification preferred (required to obtain within 1 year)
  • Ability to work effectively with all levels of employees and management
  • Ability to work with regulators, operators, technical staff, and customers
  • Knowledge of water quality sampling, test methods, chain of custody documentation, and compliance standards
  • Knowledge of treatment technologies, common treatment interferences, causes of failures, and troubleshooting

Job Details:

Company: California Water Service Company

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Visalia, CA, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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