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Sr. Water Protection Technician

Company: Water Employee Services Authority
Location: Lake Elsinore
Posted on: June 1, 2021

Job Description:

Summary Description

The Position:

The Senior Water Protection Technician will oversee the District's backflow prevention and cross connection control program, including inspecting water system installations, to protect the District's public water supply from contamination. The selected candidate will enforce backflow and cross connection of potable and recycled water systems as well as investigate and test backflow devices for compliance. The successful candidate will be a dynamic and quick thinker, who displays initiative and creativity in their work, who will perform a variety of complex, technical, and problem solving activities within the Water Quality Division of the Engineering Department.

The Application Process: If you are interested in this opportunity, submit a completed WESA employment application online at - EVMWD.COM - JOBS

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 be take place after Tuesday, May 25, 2021 so please apply promptly.

For questions and inquiries, please contact: Jaime Huffman (951) 674-3146, ext. 8231;

Representative Duties

Immediate Impact:The successful candidate will be given the following objectives upon hire:

  • Within the first month, demonstrate very good understanding of the District's Potable and Recycled water systems; and ability to effectively utilize District's databases; including, Backflow program (BSIONLINE), Customer information and billing system (CIS), and other excel spreadsheet databases.
  • Within the first 2 months, demonstrate expert understanding of the District's Cross-Connection Program Administrative Code, Recycled Water Rules and Regulations, and pertinent Engineering Standards.
  • Within the first 3 months, develop work plans for completing assigned projects; demonstrate ability to appropriately respond to customer and public inquiries, and resolve complaints effectively and efficiently.
  • Within 6 months, demonstrate understanding of program needs and requirements by independently planning and leading assigned projects, completing and submitting required reports.
  • Within 12 months, complete Implementation of identified goals, objectives, policies and procedures.


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 enthusiastic team player, looking out for the common good for the organization.
  • Possesses education equivalent to high school graduate or equivalent, supplemented with coursework or specialized training related to water science, including pre-treatment and cross control programs.
  • Has at least two years experience in the administration, testing and inspection of backflow prevention devices or cross connection control surveys.
  • Possesses an appropriate, valid California driver's license.
  • Possesses a valid T1 certificate in Water Treatment or a D1 certificate in Water Distribution issued by the California State Water Resources Control Board.
  • Possesses a valid Cross-Connection Control Program Specialist certification issued by the American Water Works Association.
  • Possesses a valid Riverside County Certificate for testing backflow prevention devices.

Keywords: Water Employee Services Authority, Lake Elsinore , Sr. Water Protection Technician, Other , Lake Elsinore, California

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