Modesto Irrigation District

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5 job(s) at Modesto Irrigation District

Modesto Irrigation District Modesto, California, United States
Oct 03, 2018
Full Time
The Modesto Irrigation District is currently recruiting to fill one full-time regular vacancy to operate a variety of tools, equipment and vehicles in the construction, maintenance and repair of electric, irrigation or other District facilities. Any qualified individual may apply. TheÂHeavy Equipment OperatorÂposition is a non-exempt position and is allocated to the Utility Services and MaintenanceÂBargaining Unit. The list established as a result of this recruitment may be used to fill otherÂHeavy Equipment OperatorÂvacancies that may occur through September 20, 2019. Examples of Duties: Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Operate a variety of light to heavy equipment including but not limited to backhoes, excavators, dozers, motor graders, loaders, cranes, boom trucks and tractor trailer equipment; operate hydraulic and pneumatic equipment Perform maintenance, repairs, and safety checks on equipment Transport equipment and materials Grade and compact as needed Install and remove road crossings, clear rights-of-way Read and interpret blueprints Dig trenches for maintenance or installation of electrical and irrigation substructures Shore trenches Construct and maintain District roads and canal banks Observe safety regulations and maintain a safe work environment Perform overtime and/or emergency work. Other Related Duties Other duties as assigned Typical Qualifications: Any combination of education, experience, knowledge and abilities may satisfy the necessary minimum qualifications. A typical way to obtain the education, experience, knowledge and abilities would be: Education:  High School diploma or equivalent. Experience:  Three (3) years of increasingly responsible experience operating a variety of construction equipment with two (2) years at the Construction/Maintenance Worker level. Knowledge and Abilities: Knowledge of construction and maintenance equipment operating techniques; safe operating limits of equipment, equipment maintenance needs; pressure hydraulics as applied to construction equipment; blueprint reading; boundaries and rights-of-way. Ability to safely operate a variety of vehicles and equipment; basic math calculations, keep records, carryout written and oral directions; maintain effective working relationships with staff and public; perform physical work. Special Requirement:  Must have a valid California Class A driver license. Attainment of crane certification is required subject to management discretion and must be maintained thereafter. Supplemental Information: Qualified applicants must submit a completed District application. A resume describing experience and qualifications for the position is recommended. APPLY IMMEDIATELY.ÂScreening of applications will begin on or after Friday,ÂOctober 19, 2018. Applications received after this date are not guaranteed consideration.  Applications will be reviewed on a comparative basis and only those most qualified will be invited to continue in the selection process which will consist of an overall assessment of the individual's skills through (1) written exam; (2) oral interview; (3)Âpractical exam; and (4) review of personnel file and contacting of references to include current and former supervisors. The applicant must perform successfully in each phase of the testing in order to continue in the selection process.  Applicants requiring necessary accommodations to the application process may contact Human Resources at (209) 526-7341. California Relay Service is available at (800) 735-3933 voice and (800) 735-2929 TDD. ÂThe Modesto Irrigation District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.  INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS ANNOUNCEMENT MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE
Modesto Irrigation District Waterford, California, United States
Aug 24, 2018
Full Time
The Modesto Irrigation District is currently recruiting to fill one full-time regular position under general supervision of the Water Treatment Plant Operations Supervisor, to supervise, operate, monitor, inspect and maintain a water treatment plant and its related facilities.  Any qualified individual may apply. This is a non-exempt position and part of the Utility Services and Maintenance Bargaining Unit. The list established as a result of this recruitment may be used to fill other Water Treatment Plant Senior Shift Operator vacancies that may occur within the District through August 16, 2019. Examples of Duties: Duties may include but are not limited to the following: Operate all necessary Water treatment equipment essential in treating, transmitting, storing, and delivering potable water, compute chemical dosages and flow rates; Operate pumps, valves and other equipment manually and remotely; Inspect, adjust, and maintain equipment; Physical, chemical and bacteriological analysis of water; Maintain necessary records and reports; Observe and enforce District safety rules; Supervise and train personnel in plant operation and maintenance activities; Control plant operation using SCADA and PC based computer systems; Use proper chemical applications and storage. This job involves shift, weekend, and holiday work, including rotating or relief shifts. Other Related Duties Other duties as assigned. Typical Qualifications: Any combination of education, experience, knowledge and abilities may satisfy the necessary minimum qualifications. A typical way to obtain the education, experience, knowledge and abilities would be: Education : High School diploma or equivalent. Formal course work in water treatment. Experience : Three (3) years of experience operating a water treatment plant as an operator in charge of a shift. Knowledge and Abilities : Knowledge of a conventional/direct filtration water treatment facility and appurtenances; Knowledge of membrane water treatment facility and appurtenances; Knowledge of safety rules and regulations; Knowledge of drinking water regulations; Knowledge of pumps, hydraulics, electricity and mechanical devices; Knowledge of basic laboratory and maintenance procedures. Ability to train and instruct personnel, assess changing conditions and initiate appropriate action; Ability to work with minimal supervision; Ability to prepare clear, complete and concise written reports; Ability to follow oral and written instruction; Ability to perform all duties in a safe manner; Ability to work cooperatively and communicate effectively with others. Special Requirements : Must have a ÂWater Treatment Operator Certificate (T3) and Water Distribution Operator Certificate (D2) issued by the State of California Department of Health Services at the time of appointment . Must obtain, within 18 months of appointment a Water Treatment Operator Certificate (T4) and maintain thereafter. Must have a valid California Class C driver's license. Supplemental Information: Qualified applicants must submit a completed District application. A resume describing experience and qualifications for the position is recommended. APPLY IMMEDIATELY. Screening of applications will begin on or after, Friday,ÂSeptember 14,Â2018. Applications received after this date are not guaranteed consideration. Applications will be reviewed on a comparative basis and only those most qualified will be invited to continue in the selection process which will consist of an overall assessment of the individual's skills through (1) oral interview; and (2) contacting of references to include current and former supervisors. The applicant must perform successfully in each phase of the testing in order to continue in the selection process. Applicants requiring necessary accommodations to the application process may contact Human Resources at (209) 526-7341. California Relay Service is available at (800) 735-3933 voice and (800) 735-2929 TDD. The Modesto Irrigation District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. THE SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT WILL BE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE VERIFICATION OF HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR GED AND APPLICABLE HIGHER EDUCATION DEGREE AND OFFICIAL EDUCATION TRANSCRIPTS, PASS A MEDICAL EXAM INCLUDING A DRUG AND ALCOHOL SCREEN, AND A COMPLETE BACKGROUND CHECK PRIOR TO BEGINNING WORK. INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS ANNOUNCEMENT MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE
Modesto Irrigation District Modesto, California, United States
Sep 12, 2018
Full Time
***THIS RECRUITMENT IS TO FILL THE SENIOR BUYER VACANCY ONLY. IF YOU PREVIOUSLY APPLIED FOR THE BUYER YOU MUST SUBMIT A SEPARATE APPLICATION FOR THIS VACANCY.*** The Modesto Irrigation District is currently recruiting to fill one full-time regular vacancy in the Purchasing and Materials Handling Department to perform specialized technical duties in the ordering of materials, supplies, equipment, and services. Negotiate, award and administer contracts. Assist departments in the development of specifications and review contract scope of services for completeness. Any qualified individual may apply. This is a non-exempt position and is part of the Administrative, Technical and Clerical Bargaining Unit.ÂThe list established as a result of this recruitment may be used to fill other Senior Buyer vacancies that may occur within the District throughÂSeptember 4,Â2019. Examples of Duties: Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Work closely with MID staff to forecast, schedule and bid: Transformers, circuit breakers, meters, cable, wood poles and other items used in the utility industry. Prepare Request for Proposals; evaluate price, quality, and value comparisons; recommend and award contracts and bids utilizing the competitive bidding process. Prepare bid requests for annual supply and blanket agreements; prepare detailed specifications, prepare quotations, tabulate and analyze bid results. Works closely with Risk and Property Department to request and obtain the correct insurance certificates. Maintain the Purchasing intranet website with current inventory part numbers, updated master purchase order agreement list and District forms. Bid and award the agreement for bulk chemicals. Process requisitions and contracts for the purchase of material, supplies and equipment for accuracy, completeness, and adherence to District policy. Locate and evaluate sources for items unique to the electrical and irrigation industries and general stock and non-stock materials, equipment, services and construction; obtain and determine prices, lead time, present market conditions, discounts offered and availability of goods. Provide technical assistance and make recommendations for the purchase of supplies and equipment based on price and conformance with specifications. Prepare and issue contracts and purchase orders. Consult with departments on needs and advise on new product availability; interviews sales representatives and search for new suppliers and innovative products. Assists in the development of department policies and procedures. Contact and resolve invoice, statement, RMA's, or shipping discrepancies with suppliers. Participate in staff meeting including monthly Engineering Standards Committee and Engineering Project Status meetings. Prepare business correspondence. Perform work of other department staff as assigned. Other RelatedÂDuties Other duties as assigned. Typical Qualifications: Any combination of education, experience, knowledge and abilities may satisfy the necessary minimum qualifications. A typical way to obtain the education, experience, knowledge and abilities would be: Education: High school diploma or equivalent. Possession of a Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.), Accredited Purchasing Practitioner (A.P.P.) or C.P.P.B./C.P.P.O. Certificate (Certified Public Purchasing Buyer / Certified Public Purchasing Officer) is highly desired. Two (2) years of related college course work. Experience: Three (3) years of increasingly responsible purchasing experience. Knowledge and Abilities: Knowledge of purchasing principles, procedures, terminology, knowledge of the methods of invoicing, including discounts and taxes, and laws affecting public purchasing. Current practices of a centralized purchasing operation. Ability to prepare, evaluate and award construction/service contracts. Knowledge of sources of supplies, materials, and equipment. Ability to perform complex technical and clerical duties relating to purchasing supplies, materials, and equipment; assist work of assigned staff. Inventory control and warehousing methods. Ability to work cooperatively with supplier, user and accounts payable on invoicing, delivery damage, shortages, overruns and shipping issues. Ability to develop and maintain records and files. Ability to operate business machines, including word processor, spreadsheet, and integrated Purchasing/Accounts Payable systems. Ability to work cooperatively with management staff, employees and the public; work well under pressure and manage people, projects, problems and time constraints in a courteous and efficient manner. Communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing and provide excellent customer service.  Special Requirement: Must have a valid California Class C driver license. Supplemental Information: Qualified applicants must submit a completed District application. In addition, a resume describing experience and qualifications for the position is recommended. Application screening will begin on or after Tuesday, September 18, 2018. Applications received after this date are not guaranteed consideration.  Applications will be reviewed on a comparative basis and only those most qualified will be invited to continue in the selection process, which will consist of an overall assessment of the individual's skills through (1)Âoral interview and (2) contacting of references to include current and former supervisors. The applicant must perform successfully in each phase of the recruitment in order to continue in the selection process.  Applicants requiring necessary accommodations to the application process may contact Human Resources atÂ(209) 526-7341. California Relay Service is available at (800) 735-2922 voice and (800) 735-2929 TDD. THE SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT WILL BE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE VERIFICATION OF HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR GED AND APPLICABLE HIGHER EDUCATION DEGREE, PASS A MEDICAL EXAM INCLUDING A DRUG AND ALCOHOL SCREEN, AND A COMPLETE BACKGROUND CHECK PRIOR TO BEGINNING WORK. The Modesto Irrigation District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.  INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS ANNOUNCEMENT MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE Â
Modesto Irrigation District Modesto, California, United States
Sep 12, 2018
Full Time
The Modesto Irrigation District is currently recruiting to fill one full-time regular vacancy to assist in planning and implementing changes to computer hardware, network and software systems for the District, provide system level programming support, and ensure availability of all IT systems. Any qualified individual may apply. This is an exempt position and is part of the Management and Confidential Group. The list established as a result of this recruitment may be used to fill other Systems ProgrammerÂvacancies that may occur within the District through September 12, 2019. Examples of Duties: Duties may include, but are not limited to: Investigation and isolation of computer and network system problems; Formulate and implement solutions to identified system problems; Identify and evaluate projects using computer technology; Identify and evaluate software to meet user needs; Install and configure software selected to support system users; Evaluate and select communications equipment for use with the District's computer systems; Consult with management and recommend possible solutions for upcoming projects; Evaluate and tune system performance; Document programs and procedures; Establish future hardware requirements and prepare plans for the timely acquisition. Perform other duties as assigned. Typical Qualifications: Any combination of education, experience, knowledge and abilities may satisfy the necessary minimum qualifications. A typical way to obtain the education, experience, knowledge and abilities would be: Education: Graduation from an accredited four (4) year college or university with a degree in Computer Science, Business Administration, or closely related field, with an emphasis in data processing. Experience:  Four (4) years of progressively responsible experience in data processing, communications or related field. Knowledge of: Data processing concepts to include software, hardware, and documentation practices; programming languages; operating systems. Ability to: Ability to provide support for the attachment of new equipment and devices; identify projects which could be facilitated by application of computer technology; assist users with specific and immediate problems; efficiently identify, isolate and implement solutions to computer system problems; work cooperatively with others. Special Requirement:  Must have a valid California Class C driver license. Supplemental Information: Qualified applicants must submit a completed District application. A resume describing experience and qualifications for the position is recommended. APPLY IMMEDIATELY. The position is open until filled. Screening of applications will begin on or after, Friday,ÂSeptember 28, 2018. Applications received after this date are not guaranteed consideration. Applications will be reviewed on a comparative basis and only those most qualified will be invited to continue in the selection process which will consist of an overall assessment of the individual's skills through (1) oral interview; and (2) contacting of references to include current and former supervisors. The applicant must perform successfully in each phase of the testing in order to continue in the selection process. Applicants requiring necessary accommodations to the application process may contact Human Resources at (209) 526-7341. California Relay Service is available at (800) 735-3933 voice and (800) 735-2929 TDD. The Modesto Irrigation District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. THE SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT WILL BE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE VERIFICATION OF HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR GED AND APPLICABLE HIGHER EDUCATION DEGREE AND OFFICIAL EDUCATION TRANSCRIPTS, PASS A MEDICAL EXAM INCLUDING A DRUG AND ALCOHOL SCREEN, AND A COMPLETE BACKGROUND CHECK PRIOR TO BEGINNING WORK. INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS ANNOUNCEMENT MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE  Â
Modesto Irrigation District Modesto, California, United States
Jul 07, 2018
Full Time
The Modesto Irrigation District is currently recruiting to fill one full-time regular vacancy to perform a variety of technical engineering duties including drafting, surveying, and mapping; to perform varied calculations for the District's electrical and/or irrigation system; and to perform field inspections. Distinguishing Characteristics Engineering Technician I This is the entry level class in the Engineering Technician series. Positions in this class typically have little or no directly related work experience. The Engineering Technician I class is distinguished from the II level by the performance of less than the full range of duties assigned to the II level. Incumbents work under immediate supervision while learning job tasks, progressing to direction as procedures and processes of assigned area of responsibility are learned. Engineering Technician II This is the journey level class in the Engineering Technician series and is distinguished from the I level by the assignment of the full range of duties. Employees at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new, unusual or unique situations arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies within the work unit. Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and are normally filled by advancement from the I level. This class is distinguished from the Engineering Technician III in that the latter is responsible for performing the more complex projects and provides technical and/or functional supervision. Supervision Received and Exercised Engineering Technician I: Receives immediate supervision from a higher level supervisor or manager. Engineering Technician II: Receives general supervision from a higher level supervisor or manager. Any qualified individual may apply. This is a non-exempt position and is part of the Administrative, Technical and Clerical Bargaining Unit. The list established as a result of this recruitment may be used to fill other Engineering Technician I/II vacancies that may occur within the District through July 6, 2019. Examples of Duties: Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Prepare, maintain and revise detailed drawings, maps, blueprints, files, records, tags, schematics, graphs and summaries per instructions, through the use of computers, CADD programs and other associated equipment; Conduct periodic and final inspection of construction projects performed by outside developers and contractors. Calculate estimates of relocation costs and coordinate construction projects with outside contractors and District construction crews; and monitor contracts with outside contractors and prepare billings as needed. Prepare engineering reports and studies and job packages. Determine, review, and administer requirements for service to specific plans, annexations, residential tracts and commercial and industrial developments. Assist with surveying field work including but not limited to staking for irrigation, electrical construction, and right-of-way. Prepare work authorizations. Make engineering calculations; take flow measurements on canal and stream channels; draft and design District facilities. Close and audit work orders and WBO's. Make field inspections ensuring District rules, regulations, and standards are adhered to. Maintain files and prepare reports. Provide technical direction and training for other department personnel. Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other District employees, outside agencies and the public using principles of good customer service. Perform related duties as assigned. Typical Qualifications: Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be: Engineering Technician I Knowledge of: Engineering principles, practices and terminology. Basic methods and techniques of engineering, drafting, surveying, and estimating. Algebra, trigonometry, and geometry as applied to technical engineering work. Use and application of computer aided design software (AutoCAD, GIS). Applicable equipment and instruments used in drafting, surveying, design, and mapping. English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Principles and practices of safety management. Modern office equipment including the use of applicable computer applications. Principles and practices of effective customer service. Ability to: Learn to perform technical engineering including estimating, planning, surveying and designing electrical and/or irrigation systems. On a continuous basis, know and understand all aspects of the job; intermittently analyze work papers, reports and special projects; identify and interpret technical and numerical information; observe and problem solve operational and technical policies and procedures. Prepare, maintain, and revise detailed drawings and maps manually and with CADD. Perform technical research and make recommendations regarding elementary engineering problems. Perform elementary engineering calculations with speed and accuracy. Use and care for engineering and surveying equipment. Maintain records related to work activities; prepare reports. Coordinate and schedule assigned tasks. Maintain computer databases. Perform technical research. Plan, organize and prioritize assigned tasks and functions efficiently under time and pressure deadlines. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Experience: One year of experience performing technical engineering work that involved the design, survey and inspection of utility facilities is desirable. Education: High school diploma or equivalent. Two years of college with substantial course work in engineering to include drafting, CADD, basic electricity and mathematics at the trigonometry level. License and Certificate: Possession of a valid California Class C driver's license. Engineering Technician II In addition to the qualifications for the Engineering Technician I: Knowledge of: Methods and techniques of engineering, surveying, drafting, and estimating. Survey techniques and practices. District functions, policies and procedures. State of California General Orders 95 and 128. District electric and/or irrigation service rules. Pertinent local, State, and Federal codes, regulations and laws, and District standards. Ability to: Independently perform technical engineering duties in estimating, planning, surveying, and designing electrical and/or irrigation facilities. Perform technical research and make recommendations regarding routine engineering problems. Perform complex engineering calculations with speed and accuracy. Prepare complete plans and estimates of projects. Experience: Three years of progressively responsible experience similar to Engineering Technician I with the District.  Training: High school diploma or equivalent. Two years of college with substantial course work in engineering to include drafting, CADD, basic electricity and mathematics at the trigonometry level. License and Certificate: Possession of a valid California Class C driver's license. Supplemental Information: Qualified applicants must submit a completed District application. A resume describing experience and qualifications for the position is recommended. APPLY IMMEDIATELY. The position is open until filled. Screening of applications will begin on or after, Friday,ÂJuly 20, 2018. Applications received after this date are not guaranteed consideration. Applications will be reviewed on a comparative basis and only those most qualified will be invited to continue in the selection process which will consist of an overall assessment of the individual's skills through (1) written exam; (2) oral interview; and (3) contacting of references to include current and former supervisors. The applicant must perform successfully in each phase of the testing in order to continue in the selection process. Applicants requiring necessary accommodations to the application process may contact Human Resources at (209) 526-7341. California Relay Service is available at (800) 735-3933 voice and (800) 735-2929 TDD. The Modesto Irrigation District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. THE SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT WILL BE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE VERIFICATION OF HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR GED AND APPLICABLE HIGHER EDUCATION DEGREE AND OFFICIAL EDUCATION TRANSCRIPTS, PASS A MEDICAL EXAM INCLUDING A DRUG AND ALCOHOL SCREEN, AND A COMPLETE BACKGROUND CHECK PRIOR TO BEGINNING WORK. INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS ANNOUNCEMENT MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE