Irvine Ranch Water District

Established in 1961 as a California Water District under the provisions of the California Water Code (see Authorizing Statue/Enabling Act), Irvine Ranch Water District is an independent special district serving central Orange County. IRWD provides high-quality drinking water, reliable sewage collection and treatment, ground-breaking recycled water programs, and environmentally sound urban runoff treatment to its customers. As an independent, not-for-profit public agency, IRWD is governed by a publicly elected five-member Board of Directors. Board members are elected from five divisions and serve four-year terms. The Board is responsible for the District's policies and decision-making. Day-to-day operations are supervised by the General Manager.

15 job(s) at Irvine Ranch Water District

Irvine Ranch Water District, CA Irvine, California, United States
Feb 27, 2024
Full Time
General Description We are excited to announce that we are accepting applications for the position of Metering Systems Technician III. The District Irvine Ranch Water District (IRWD) is a progressive, values-driven agency, with an international reputation for its leading-edge financial management practices, water recycling program, water use efficiency practices, water banking, urban runoff treatment, and energy generation and storage. Established in 1961 as a California Water District under the provisions of the California Water Code, IRWD is an independent special district serving central Orange County. IRWD provides high-quality drinking water, reliable sewage collection and treatment, ground-breaking recycled water programs, and environmentally sound urban runoff treatment to its customers. As an independent, not-for-profit public agency, IRWD is governed by a publicly elected five-member Board of Directors. The Board is responsible for the District's policies and decision-making. Day-to-day operations are supervised by the General Manager. Additional information can be found at the District's website: www.IRWD.com. The Position: The Metering Systems Technician III is responsible for installation, testing, replacement and repair of all size meters, both in the field and meter shop for domestic, untreated and recycled water distribution systems and for maintaining all District meter information. The ideal candidate is someone with mechanical skills and knowledge of various tasks related to meter maintenance and calibration requirements. This person is self-motivated, a self-starter, who provides excellent customer service; focused on safety and maintaining professionalism and is detail oriented, dependable and flexible while using critical thinking skills to problem solve. Leadership, Traffic control requirements and Computer Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) database experience is desired . Distinguishing Characteristics: The Metering Systems Technician III position is distinguished from the Metering Systems Technician I and II by the following: In the absence of the Water Maintenance Supervisor, responsible for supervising the crew, preparing work schedules, daily/weekly logs and reports and administrative responsibility for the work order system. Assist in the training of Metering Systems Technician in proper procedures and responsibilities in both routine and emergency situations and provide on-the-job training. Make recommendations to the Supervisor regarding the selection, counseling and training of employees. May initiate purchase requisitions and material sign out sheets. Provide input to the Supervisor for reviews and performance evaluations of Metering Systems Technicians. Responsible for the Large Meter Maintenance Program, including all maintenance databases. Summary of Duties Install, maintain, test, calibrate, repair, troubleshoot and make recommendations for modification to all sizes (5/8" to 36") and types of District meters including: positive displacement, turbine, single jet and propeller. Read and interpret blueprints and installation manuals for metering systems and provide technical support and advice to other departments or outside customers. Coordinate with electrical and other departments regarding type of equipment and parts needed. Perform preventive and demand maintenance on all District meters utilizing the Customer Care & Billing System (CC&B) and the Computerized Maintenance Management System - Tabware (CMMS) or other computerized programs. Diagnose meter failures and repair/replace as appropriate. Provide miscellaneous support to other Operations and Maintenance groups regarding any systems maintenance. Ensure maintenance of stock and supply of meters and meter repair parts. Advise and request from supervisor, requisition of supplies, materials, tools and equipment. Coordinate with Engineering Department on new meter installations with customers, contractors and developers for recycled and domestic water meters 2" and smaller. Ensure customer and interdepartmental coordination for water interruption to perform meter maintenance. Comply with District Dechlorination Procedures. May be required to participate in District Standby Program. Comply with District safety work-related practices and attend relevant safety training. Qualifications Education: High School graduation or equivalent. For degrees obtained outside of the U.S., an official equivalency evaluation is required. Experience: Three (3) years of experience testing or replacing/repairing or calibrating meters (5/8" through 36") in either the field or shop settings. Familiarity with hand and power tools. License/Certification(s): California State Water Resources Control Board Grade III Water Distribution Certificate is required. Valid California Class C Driver's License is required. Additional Information IRWD Corporate Values Irvine Ranch Water District believes that its values drive the character, culture, and capacity of our organization. IRWD was built on values, and we weave them into the fabric of everything we do. Values are the ingredients in our recipe for both institutional and individual success. They are a code of conduct to promote positive outcomes for others and ourselves. They are more than words on a wall or a website. We live by them every day. We pledge to keep them relevant in an ever-changing world. IRWD's employees enjoy working in a safe, supportive, and nurturing environment where they form strong bonds with fellow employees. To ensure effective communication and promote a collaborative team environment, employees report to work each day in the office or in the field, depending on their positions. The physical and mental demands described below are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Language Ability and Interpersonal Communication Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing. Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of office/field employees, management, customers and vendors. Represent District in a professional manner when dealing with customers, outside contractors and agency officials. Ability to advise and provide interpretation to others on how to apply policies, procedures and standards to specific situations. Mathematical Ability Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide. Ability to calculate water formulas and interpret applicable tables and charts. Knowledge of algebra. Technology Ability Familiarity with Windows based computerized environment and Preventive Maintenance data base programs desirable. Judgment and Situational Reasoning Ability Ability to use good personal judgment and discretion in performing all job functions. Must exercise independent judgment when making decisions involving specific job functions, shutdowns and most efficient utilization of staff and equipment in the absence of the Supervisor. Physical Requirements Ability to lift 50 lbs. on a routine basis and up to 80 lbs. with assistance. Must be certified annually to wear respiratory equipment. Must be clean-shaven such that facial hair does not interfere with the fit of a tight-fitting respirator. Ability to exert moderate to heavy physical effort in heavy work, typically involving some combination of climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, lifting, carrying, pushing, twisting and pulling. Ability to operate equipment and machinery with some operations requiring complex and rapid adjustments. Ability to work in a confined space environment and in underground locations. Environmental Adaptability Ability to work under sometimes uncomfortable conditions with exposure to environmental factors such as toxic agents, wildlife, disease, equipment, high speed traffic or machinery. IRWD offers a comprehensive benefits package for eligible employees and their eligible dependents. These benefits include the following: retirement benefits; medical, dental, vision, and life insurance; anda variety of other benefits. Benefits may vary based on employment status. This benefits overview is intended to be a summary, is not intended to be all-inclusive,and may not be applicable to all employees. Retirement Employees hired on or after January 1, 2013: The District, in compliance with the California Public Employees' Pension Reform Act of 2012 (PEPRA), implemented a third tier for new employees hired on or after January 1, 2013. New employees hired on or after January 1, 2013 who have not been in PERS membership or in membership with a reciprocal retirement system within 6 months of hire date will receive benefits under the California Public Employees Retirement System at a 2 percent at age 62 formula. This formula gradually increases to a maximum benefits of 2.5 percent at age 67. Final compensation calculations will be based on the highest three-year average of regular recurring pay. The District pays the employer's share of these costs. The employee share of the pension cost of 7.50% is paid in full by the employees hired under this formula. Employees hired on or after September 29, 2012 or "Classic" PERS members hired on or after January 1, 2013: On September 24, 2012, the IRWD Board of Directors approved the addition of a second tier to the CalPERS retirement benefits. New employees hired on or after September 29th through December 31, 2012, and employees hired on or after January 1, 2013 who have been in PERS membership or in membership with a reciprocal retirement system, will receive benefits under the California Public Employees Retirement System at 2 percent at age 60 formula. This formula gradually increases to a maximum benefit of 2.418% at age 63. The District pays the employer share of these costs and the employee share of the pension cost of 7% is paid in full by the employees hired under this formula. Final retirement compensation calculations are based on the highest three-year average of regular, recurring pay. IRWDdoes not participate or pay into Social Security except for the Medicare portion. Medical Insurance IRWD contracts with CalPERS for medical insurance coverage. Employees may elect coverage from a variety of PPO and HMO plans. The employee and District contribution for health insurance varies by plan.Coverage is effective the first day of the month following the date of hire. Dental Insurance IRWD contracts with Delta Dental for dental coverage.IRWD pays 100% of the premium for dental coverage for eligible employees and their eligible dependents. Coverage is effective the first day of the month following the date of hire. Vision Insurance IRWD contracts with the EyeMed for vision coverage. IRWD pays 100% of the premium for vision coverage for eligible employees and their eligible dependents. Coverage is effective the first day of the month following the date of hire. Life Insurance Elgible employees are provided with life insurance coverage equal to three or four times their annual salary, depending on their level of compensation. Eligible dependents are also covered for a flat benefit amount. Coverage is effective the first day of the month following the date of hire. Deferred Compensation Participation in adeferred compensation plan is available through Empower Retirement. Enrollment is voluntary and contributions are employee-paid and subject to IRS limits. The District matches employee contributions up to 3% of base pay after 1 year of employment. Paid Vacation Eligible employees begin accruing vacation benefits at the rate of 80 hours per year for the first 5 years of employment and are eligible to use paid vacation time after 6 months of employment. Employees accrue 120 hours per year after 5 years of employment and 160 hours per year after 10 years of employment. Paid Holidays The District offers 11 scheduled paid holidaysplus one personal holiday per year. Sick Leave Eligible employees accrue 96 hours of sick leave annually. Flexible Spending Accounts Eligible employees may elect to participate in the District's Flex Advantage program. This program allows employees to deposit pre-tax dollars into special accounts to be used for a variety of purposes, including paying for qualified miscellaneous health care expenses and dependent care expenses. IRWD contracts with a third party administer to process payments from employee accounts using claim forms or a Flex Spending debit card. Educational Assistance The District will share in the pre-approved educational costs of tuition and books for employees who wish to attend college or take certification classes. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Irvine Ranch Water District, CA Irvine, California, United States
Feb 27, 2024
Full Time
General Description We are excited to announce that we are accepting applications for a Temporary Maintenance Mechanic position in Mechanical Services. The District Irvine Ranch Water District (IRWD) is a progressive, values-driven agency, with an international reputation for its leading-edge financial management practices, water recycling program, water use efficiency practices, water banking, urban runoff treatment, and energy generation and storage. Established in 1961 as a California Water District under the provisions of the California Water Code, IRWD is an independent special district serving central Orange County. IRWD provides high-quality drinking water, reliable sewage collection and treatment, ground-breaking recycled water programs, and environmentally sound urban runoff treatment to its customers. As an independent, not-for-profit public agency, IRWD is governed by a publicly elected five-member Board of Directors. The Board is responsible for the District's policies and decision-making. Day-to-day operations are supervised by the General Manager. Additional information can be found at the District's website: www.IRWD.com. The Position The incumbent at this position will under general supervision, install, maintain/service and assist in the overhauls of all District stationary rotating equipment related to domestic and reclaimed water distribution systems, sewage collections systems, wastewater/water treatment plants and dewatering/solids handling. Perform predictive (condition based monitoring) and preventive maintenance routes in a computerized environment. Summary of Duties Install, dismantle, overhaul, and repair waterworks machinery and equipment, including pumps, motors, engines, compressors, gear drive units, piping, valves, and related equipment. Perform repairs and modifications while providing training to apprentice level personnel. Prepare reports, summarizing the District's mechanical maintenance functions including labor, work performed, and materials used. Provide feedback on work performed. Perform Mechanical Predictive Maintenance/ Machinery Condition Monitoring routes. Utilize computer-based machinery analyzers as directed by senior level personnel for efficiency testing, tribology, thermography, and tri-axial vibration analysis. Possess knowledge and experience to properly and safely maintain District chemical, chlorination, and disinfection systems. Identify source(s) of existing or potential mechanical problems with systems, techniques, parts and equipment and work efficiently to correct, troubleshoot and diagnose various equipment malfunctions. Read and interpret blueprints, schematics, installation manuals, and follow written and verbal instructions. Ability to make rough drawings. Perform basic maintenance and repair operations using welding/machining skills required in Mechanical Services functions. Respond to emergency situations during off-hours as required. Troubleshoot the cause of malfunctions using visual inspection, precision measuring and test instruments. Perform beginning horizontal welding and machining. Adept in basic fabrication and silver soldering, and braising. Basic use of oxy-acetylene, and arc welders on ferrous and nonferrous metals; makes cuts using a band saw; and performs simple parts fabrication. Perform routine mechanical maintenance functions such as pump/motor, air compressor, engine and gear drive services. Assist in installing, dismantling, overhauling, and repair all waterworks machinery and equipment, including pumps, motors, engines, compressors, gear drive units, piping, valves, conveyors, and related equipment/appurtenances. Use shop cutting, grinding, bending, pressing, and drilling tools. Have basic knowledge of machine shop practices. Perform daily/weekly shop, tool, and vehicle maintenance/clean up. Submit purchase requests for materials and tools via an Oracle network system. Monitor spare parts and daily expendables inventory. Assist in ensuring inventory is maintained at an acceptable level via purchase orders. Check shipments to ensure they are complete and correct, then administrate correct storage. Suggest changes in work plans, and provide work-in-progress reports. Use Computerized Maintenance Management System, Oracle network, and Microsoft Office Suite. Create reports based on equipment condition and maintenance records. Assist in presenting Department safety meetings. Respond to emergency situations during off-hours as required. Participate on process teams and committees. Comply with District safety work-related practices and attend relevant safety training. Responsible for all other work related duties. Qualifications Education: High School graduation or equivalent required. For degrees obtained outside of the U.S., an official equivalency evaluation is required. Completion of a formal Apprenticeship Program and/or Collections System Maintenance and Water Distribution Certifications highly desirable. Completion of 21 field related college units or hold an accredited college Certificate in Mechanical/Electrical Maintenance highly desired. Experience: Minimum of two (2) years of apprentice level experience in a job requiring the application of mechanical skills in a water/wastewater treatment plant, water distribution system or similar environment preferred. License and Certifications: Valid Class 'C' California Driver's License required. Valid Class 'A' California Driver's License highly desired. HAZMAT DMV endorsement, and/or a National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCO) certification highly desired. CWEA Grade I Plant Maintenance Technologist Certificate desired. Additional Information IRWD Corporate Values Irvine Ranch Water District believes that its values drive the character, culture, and capacity of our organization. IRWD was built on values, and we weave them into the fabric of everything we do. Values are the ingredients in our recipe for both institutional and individual success. They are a code of conduct to promote positive outcomes for others and ourselves. They are more than words on a wall or a website. We live by them every day. We pledge to keep them relevant in an ever-changing world. IRWD's employees enjoy working in a safe, supportive, and nurturing environment where they form strong bonds with fellow employees. To ensure effective communication and promote a collaborative team environment, employees report to work each day in the office or in the field, depending on their positions. The physical and mental demands described below are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Language Ability and Interpersonal Communication Ability to effectively communicate both oral and written. Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of office/field employees, management and vendors. Represent District in a professional manner when dealing with outside suppliers and customers. Ability to advise and provide interpretation to others on how to apply policies, procedures and standards to specific situations. Mathematical Ability Ability to perform basic mathematical functions, including algebra and geometry. Must be able to perform dimension analysis, and basic water math/hydraulic calculations. Technology Ability Proficient in the use of MS Office Suite (Word, Excel). Keyboarding abilities sufficient to perform the job. Judgment and Situational Reasoning Ability Ability to use good personal judgment and discretion in performing all job functions. Physical Requirements Will lift 50 lbs. on a routine basis. Must be certified annually to wear respiratory equipment. Must be clean-shaven such that facial hair does not interfere with the fit of a tight-fitting respirator. Ability to exert moderately heavy physical effort in moderate to heavy work, typically involving some combination of climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling. Ability to operate heavy equipment and machinery with some requiring complex and rapid adjustments, such as power hand and shop tools, mechanic's hand tools, shovel, motor vehicles, compressors, hoists, ladders, drafting tools, etc. Environmental Adaptability Ability to work under sometimes uncomfortable conditions with exposure to environmental factors such as toxic agents, wildlife, disease, or equipment, traffic, or machinery. IRWD offers a comprehensive benefits package for eligible employees and their eligible dependents. These benefits include the following: retirement benefits; medical, dental, vision, and life insurance; anda variety of other benefits. Benefits may vary based on employment status. This benefits overview is intended to be a summary, is not intended to be all-inclusive,and may not be applicable to all employees. Retirement Employees hired on or after January 1, 2013: The District, in compliance with the California Public Employees' Pension Reform Act of 2012 (PEPRA), implemented a third tier for new employees hired on or after January 1, 2013. New employees hired on or after January 1, 2013 who have not been in PERS membership or in membership with a reciprocal retirement system within 6 months of hire date will receive benefits under the California Public Employees Retirement System at a 2 percent at age 62 formula. This formula gradually increases to a maximum benefits of 2.5 percent at age 67. Final compensation calculations will be based on the highest three-year average of regular recurring pay. The District pays the employer's share of these costs. The employee share of the pension cost of 7.50% is paid in full by the employees hired under this formula. Employees hired on or after September 29, 2012 or "Classic" PERS members hired on or after January 1, 2013: On September 24, 2012, the IRWD Board of Directors approved the addition of a second tier to the CalPERS retirement benefits. New employees hired on or after September 29th through December 31, 2012, and employees hired on or after January 1, 2013 who have been in PERS membership or in membership with a reciprocal retirement system, will receive benefits under the California Public Employees Retirement System at 2 percent at age 60 formula. This formula gradually increases to a maximum benefit of 2.418% at age 63. The District pays the employer share of these costs and the employee share of the pension cost of 7% is paid in full by the employees hired under this formula. Final retirement compensation calculations are based on the highest three-year average of regular, recurring pay. IRWDdoes not participate or pay into Social Security except for the Medicare portion. Medical Insurance IRWD contracts with CalPERS for medical insurance coverage. Employees may elect coverage from a variety of PPO and HMO plans. The employee and District contribution for health insurance varies by plan.Coverage is effective the first day of the month following the date of hire. Dental Insurance IRWD contracts with Delta Dental for dental coverage.IRWD pays 100% of the premium for dental coverage for eligible employees and their eligible dependents. Coverage is effective the first day of the month following the date of hire. Vision Insurance IRWD contracts with the EyeMed for vision coverage. IRWD pays 100% of the premium for vision coverage for eligible employees and their eligible dependents. Coverage is effective the first day of the month following the date of hire. Life Insurance Elgible employees are provided with life insurance coverage equal to three or four times their annual salary, depending on their level of compensation. Eligible dependents are also covered for a flat benefit amount. Coverage is effective the first day of the month following the date of hire. Deferred Compensation Participation in adeferred compensation plan is available through Empower Retirement. Enrollment is voluntary and contributions are employee-paid and subject to IRS limits. The District matches employee contributions up to 3% of base pay after 1 year of employment. Paid Vacation Eligible employees begin accruing vacation benefits at the rate of 80 hours per year for the first 5 years of employment and are eligible to use paid vacation time after 6 months of employment. Employees accrue 120 hours per year after 5 years of employment and 160 hours per year after 10 years of employment. Paid Holidays The District offers 11 scheduled paid holidaysplus one personal holiday per year. Sick Leave Eligible employees accrue 96 hours of sick leave annually. Flexible Spending Accounts Eligible employees may elect to participate in the District's Flex Advantage program. This program allows employees to deposit pre-tax dollars into special accounts to be used for a variety of purposes, including paying for qualified miscellaneous health care expenses and dependent care expenses. IRWD contracts with a third party administer to process payments from employee accounts using claim forms or a Flex Spending debit card. Educational Assistance The District will share in the pre-approved educational costs of tuition and books for employees who wish to attend college or take certification classes. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Irvine Ranch Water District, CA Irvine, California, United States
Feb 27, 2024
Intern
General Description The Irvine Ranch Water District is currently accepting applications for a Temporary Student Intern position in our Automation Department. This is an in-person position, located at our Operations Facility at 3512 Michelson Drive, Irvine, CA 92612. The District Irvine Ranch Water District (IRWD) is a progressive, values-driven agency, with an international reputation for its leading-edge financial management practices, water recycling program, water use efficiency practices, water banking, urban runoff treatment, and energy generation and storage. Established in 1961 as a California Water District under the provisions of the California Water Code, IRWD is an independent special district serving central Orange County. IRWD provides high-quality drinking water, reliable sewage collection and treatment, ground-breaking recycled water programs, and environmentally sound urban runoff treatment to its customers. As an independent, not-for-profit public agency, IRWD is governed by a publicly elected five-member Board of Directors. The Board is responsible for the District's policies and decision-making. Day-to-day operations are supervised by the General Manager. Additional information can be found at the District's website: www.IRWD.com. IRWD Corporate Values Irvine Ranch Water District believes that its values drive the character, culture, and capacity of our organization. IRWD was built on values, and we weave them into the fabric of everything we do. Values are the ingredients in our recipe for both institutional and individual success. They are a code of conduct to promote positive outcomes for others and ourselves. They are more than words on a wall or a website. We live by them every day. We pledge to keep them relevant in an ever-changing world. IRWD's employees enjoy working in a safe, supportive, and nurturing environment where they form strong bonds with fellow employees. To ensure effective communication and promote a collaborative team environment, employees report to work each day in the office or in the field, depending on their positions. The Position The successful candidate will, under direct supervision, perform a variety of technical research, documentation preparation, and support related work within the Automation Department, as well as work directly with professional and technical staff in other assigned areas of the organization. Student Interns assigned to the Automation Department will get exposure to various aspects of Information Technology (IT), Operational Technology (OT), Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) and Cybersecurity technologies utilized in the water/wastewater industry. Student Interns will perform meaningful, productive, and challenging work by receiving hands on training emphasizing teamwork, independence, and development of technical skills. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS Student Interns must be actively enrolled as a student in an institution of higher learning at either the undergraduate or graduate level. Summary of Duties Participate in relevant technical and qualification training. Assist in designing, implementing, and installing server, network, and SCADA infrastructure. Assist with troubleshooting software and hardware issues. Receive training in problem solving, presenting, and applying solutions. Assist with performing software, hardware, firmware upgrades, patching & testing in development and production environments. Assist with creating automated reports and alerts. Assist with gathering, compiling, and integrating data into the districts computerized maintenance management systems. Assist with preparing documents, memos, and other correspondence as necessary. Assist with ordering materials and services within the procurement system. Attend meetings as needed. Perform other duties as required. Comply with District safety work-related practices and attend relevant safety training. Qualifications Education : At the time of appointment, active enrollment as a student in an institution of higher learning either at the undergraduate or graduate level is required. Must be majoring in Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Information Technology, Computer, Electrical, Control System or Mechatronics Engineering, or related major at the junior or senior bachelor’s degree level. Experience : None required. Knowledge of: Research methods and data collection techniques including statistical methods, English usage, grammar, punctuation, report writing techniques and intermediate to advanced level skill in Microsoft Office Suite and Visio are required. Prior experience with Microsoft Servers, Linux, SQL Database, or Splunk are desired. Additional Information The physical and mental demands described below are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Language Ability and Interpersonal Communication Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of office/field employees and management. Represent District in a professional manner when dealing with outside professionals and vendors. Ability to explain, demonstrate and clarify to others within well-established policies, procedures, and standards, as well as the ability to follow specific instructions and respond to simple and difficult requests from others. Mathematical Ability Ability to perform basic mathematics, including multiplication, division, and calculating percentages. Technology Ability Proficient in the use of MS Office Suite (Word, Excel). Keyboarding abilities sufficient to perform the job. Judgment and Situational Reasoning Ability Ability to use good personal judgment and discretion in performing all job functions. Ability to remain calm in crisis and emergency situations. Ability to use discretion when handling and disseminating sensitive and confidential information. Physical Requirements Regularly required to sit, walk, bend, stoop, and stand. Occasionally required to lift up to 25 lbs. Environmental Adaptability Ability to work under sometimes uncomfortable conditions with exposure to environmental factors such as electrical hazards, explosive environments, weather, toxic agents, wildlife, disease, equipment, traffic, or machinery. Prorated Holiday Pay No other Benefits Closing Date/Time: 3/24/2024 11:59 PM Pacific
Irvine Ranch Water District, CA Irvine, California, United States
Feb 21, 2024
Full Time
General Description We are excited to announce that we are accepting applications for the position of Senior Maintenance Mechanic! The District Irvine Ranch Water District (IRWD) is a progressive, values-driven agency, with an international reputation for its leading-edge financial management practices, water recycling program, water use efficiency practices, water banking, urban runoff treatment, and energy generation and storage. Established in 1961 as a California Water District under the provisions of the California Water Code, IRWD is an independent special district serving central Orange County. IRWD provides high-quality drinking water, reliable sewage collection and treatment, ground-breaking recycled water programs, and environmentally sound urban runoff treatment to its customers. As an independent, not-for-profit public agency, IRWD is governed by a publicly elected five-member Board of Directors. The Board is responsible for the District's policies and decision-making. Day-to-day operations are supervised by the General Manager. Additional information can be found at the District's website: www.IRWD.com. IRWD Corporate Values Irvine Ranch Water District believes that its values drive the character, culture, and capacity of our organization. IRWD was built on values, and we weave them into the fabric of everything we do. Values are the ingredients in our recipe for both institutional and individual success. They are a code of conduct to promote positive outcomes for others and ourselves. They are more than words on a wall or a website. We live by them every day. We pledge to keep them relevant in an ever-changing world. IRWD's employees enjoy working in a safe, supportive, and nurturing environment where they form strong bonds with fellow employees. To ensure effective communication and promote a collaborative team environment, employees report to work each day in the office or in the field, depending on their positions. The Position The Irvine Ranch Water District is currently accepting applications for a Senior Maintenance Mechanic. The successful candidate will install, maintain and overhaul all District equipment related to domestic and reclaimed water distribution systems, sewage collection systems and wastewater treatment, and dewatering/solids handling. The ideal candidate is someone with Millwright mechanic skills, who is self-motivated, a self-starter, who provides excellent customer service; focused on safety and maintaining professionalism; is detail oriented, dependable and flexible while using critical thinking skills to problem solve. Good pipefitting and production facilities experience is desired. Distinguishing Characteristics Positions at this level are distinguished from other classes within the series by the level of responsibility assumed and the complexity of the duties assigned. Employees perform the most difficult and responsible types of duties within the series including performing full range of maintenance, welding, fabrication, mechanical installations, operational duties, condition-based monitoring, mentoring, and leading lower level staff. Summary of Duties Perform the more complex journey level repairs, troubleshooting, and modifications of all water/wastewater/reclamation machinery and related appurtenances while providing training to sub-journey level personnel. Prepare reports, summarizing the District's mechanical maintenance functions including labor, work performed, and materials used. Provide feedback on work performed. Perform Predictive Maintenance/Machinery Condition Monitoring using computer-based machinery analyzer and exercise predictive diagnostic skills. Fabricate from raw and exotic stock utilizing machining and welding skills. Plan, implement and monitor non-routine mechanical related projects and tasks within the area of assigned responsibility. Assist in the implementation of assigned mechanical work tasks within the area of assigned responsibility. Install, dismantle, overhaul, and repair water/wastewater/reclamation machinery and equipment, including pumps, valves, engines, compressors, gear drive units, piping, conveyors, and related dewatering/solids handling/process equipment. Identify source(s) of existing or potential mechanical problems with systems, techniques, parts and equipment and work efficiently to correct, troubleshoot and diagnose various equipment malfunctions. Perform maintenance and repair operations using machinist skills required in Mechanical Services functions. Has thorough knowledge of machine shop and construction practices. Perform maintenance and repair operations using welding skills required in Mechanical Services functions. Possess knowledge and experience to properly and safely maintain District chemical, chlorination, and/or associated disinfection systems. Read and interpret blueprints, installation manuals, and follow written and verbal instructions. Ability to make rough drawings. Submit purchase requests for materials and tools. Monitor spare parts and daily expendables inventory. Assist in ensuring inventory is maintained at an acceptable level via purchase orders. Check shipments to ensure they are complete and correct, then administrate correct storage. Suggest changes in work plans, implement specific tasks and projects that are not normal operating procedures, and provide work-in-progress reports. Maintain records relating to equipment breakdowns and repair. Utilize Computerized Maintenance Management System for work orders and Oracle network system for purchasing. Assist in presenting department safety meetings. Responds to emergency situations during off-hours and required. Participates in standby duties at the sole discretion of the District. Comply with District safety work-related practices and attend relevant safety training. Qualifications Education: High school graduation or equivalent required. For degrees obtained outside of the U.S., an official equivalency evaluation is required. An accredited College Certificate in Mechanical/Electrical/Millwright/Welding or related Maintenance occupation is highly desirable. Associate's Degree is highly desirable. Experience: Four years of journey-level experience in a job requiring the application of mechanical skills in a water/wastewater treatment plant, water distribution system or similar environment is required. Ability to operate all hand and power tools. License / Certifications: Valid Class 'C' California Driver's License required. May require Class 'A' California Driver's License, HAZMAT 1st Responder Certification, and/or Crane certification depending upon assignment. Grade II Mechanical Technologist Certificate issued by the California Water Pollution Control Association desired. Grade III Mechanical Technologist Certificate issued by the California Water Pollution Control Association highly desired. Completion of a Formal Apprenticeship Program and/or Collections System Maintenance and Water Distribution Certifications are highly desired. Additional Information The physical and mental demands described below are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Language Ability and Interpersonal Communication Ability to effectively communicate both oral and written. Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of office/field employees, management and vendors. Represent District in a professional manner when dealing with outside suppliers and customers. Ability to advise and provide interpretation to others on how to apply policies, procedures and standards to specific situations. Mathematical Ability Ability to perform basic mathematical functions, including college level algebra and geometry. Must be able to perform dimension analysis, speed ratio computations, linear thermal expansion coefficiencies, BHP (Brake Horse Power) calculations, basic water math/hydraulic calculations and be familiar with the pump laws of affinity. Judgment and Situational Reasoning Ability Ability to use good personal judgment and discretion in performing all job functions. Ability to use functional reasoning in performing influence functions such as supervising, managing, leading, teaching, and directing. Physical Requirements Will lift 50 lbs. on a routine basis. Must be certified annually to wear respiratory equipment. Must be clean shaven such that facial hair does not interfere with the fit of self-contained breathing apparatus. Ability to exert moderately heavy physical effort in moderate to heavy work, typically involving some combination of climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling. Ability to operate heavy equipment and machinery with some requiring complex and rapid adjustments, such as power hand and shop tools, mechanic's hand tools, shovel, motor vehicles, compressors, hoists, ladders, drafting tools, etc. Environmental Adaptability Ability to work under sometimes uncomfortable conditions with exposure to environmental factors such as toxic agents, wildlife, disease, or equipment, traffic, or machinery. IRWD offers a comprehensive benefits package for eligible employees and their eligible dependents. These benefits include the following: retirement benefits; medical, dental, vision, and life insurance; anda variety of other benefits. Benefits may vary based on employment status. This benefits overview is intended to be a summary, is not intended to be all-inclusive,and may not be applicable to all employees. Retirement Employees hired on or after January 1, 2013: The District, in compliance with the California Public Employees' Pension Reform Act of 2012 (PEPRA), implemented a third tier for new employees hired on or after January 1, 2013. New employees hired on or after January 1, 2013 who have not been in PERS membership or in membership with a reciprocal retirement system within 6 months of hire date will receive benefits under the California Public Employees Retirement System at a 2 percent at age 62 formula. This formula gradually increases to a maximum benefits of 2.5 percent at age 67. Final compensation calculations will be based on the highest three-year average of regular recurring pay. The District pays the employer's share of these costs. The employee share of the pension cost of 7.50% is paid in full by the employees hired under this formula. Employees hired on or after September 29, 2012 or "Classic" PERS members hired on or after January 1, 2013: On September 24, 2012, the IRWD Board of Directors approved the addition of a second tier to the CalPERS retirement benefits. New employees hired on or after September 29th through December 31, 2012, and employees hired on or after January 1, 2013 who have been in PERS membership or in membership with a reciprocal retirement system, will receive benefits under the California Public Employees Retirement System at 2 percent at age 60 formula. This formula gradually increases to a maximum benefit of 2.418% at age 63. The District pays the employer share of these costs and the employee share of the pension cost of 7% is paid in full by the employees hired under this formula. Final retirement compensation calculations are based on the highest three-year average of regular, recurring pay. IRWDdoes not participate or pay into Social Security except for the Medicare portion. Medical Insurance IRWD contracts with CalPERS for medical insurance coverage. Employees may elect coverage from a variety of PPO and HMO plans. The employee and District contribution for health insurance varies by plan.Coverage is effective the first day of the month following the date of hire. Dental Insurance IRWD contracts with Delta Dental for dental coverage.IRWD pays 100% of the premium for dental coverage for eligible employees and their eligible dependents. Coverage is effective the first day of the month following the date of hire. Vision Insurance IRWD contracts with the EyeMed for vision coverage. IRWD pays 100% of the premium for vision coverage for eligible employees and their eligible dependents. Coverage is effective the first day of the month following the date of hire. Life Insurance Elgible employees are provided with life insurance coverage equal to three or four times their annual salary, depending on their level of compensation. Eligible dependents are also covered for a flat benefit amount. Coverage is effective the first day of the month following the date of hire. Deferred Compensation Participation in adeferred compensation plan is available through Empower Retirement. Enrollment is voluntary and contributions are employee-paid and subject to IRS limits. The District matches employee contributions up to 3% of base pay after 1 year of employment. Paid Vacation Eligible employees begin accruing vacation benefits at the rate of 80 hours per year for the first 5 years of employment and are eligible to use paid vacation time after 6 months of employment. Employees accrue 120 hours per year after 5 years of employment and 160 hours per year after 10 years of employment. Paid Holidays The District offers 11 scheduled paid holidaysplus one personal holiday per year. Sick Leave Eligible employees accrue 96 hours of sick leave annually. Flexible Spending Accounts Eligible employees may elect to participate in the District's Flex Advantage program. This program allows employees to deposit pre-tax dollars into special accounts to be used for a variety of purposes, including paying for qualified miscellaneous health care expenses and dependent care expenses. IRWD contracts with a third party administer to process payments from employee accounts using claim forms or a Flex Spending debit card. Educational Assistance The District will share in the pre-approved educational costs of tuition and books for employees who wish to attend college or take certification classes. Closing Date/Time: 3/3/2024 11:59 PM Pacific
Irvine Ranch Water District, CA Irvine, California, United States
Feb 14, 2024
Full Time
General Description We are excited to announce that we are accepting applications for the position of User Support Administrator. The first round of applications will be reviewed by Monday, March 4th, 2024. The District Irvine Ranch Water District (IRWD) is a progressive, values-driven agency, with an international reputation for its leading-edge financial management practices, water recycling program, water use efficiency practices, water banking, urban runoff treatment, and energy generation and storage. Established in 1961 as a California Water District under the provisions of the California Water Code, IRWD is an independent special district serving central Orange County. IRWD provides high-quality drinking water, reliable sewage collection and treatment, ground-breaking recycled water programs, and environmentally sound urban runoff treatment to its customers. As an independent, not-for-profit public agency, IRWD is governed by a publicly elected five-member Board of Directors. The Board is responsible for the District's policies and decision-making. Day-to-day operations are supervised by the General Manager. Additional information can be found at the District's website: www.IRWD.com . The Position Under general supervision, responsible for the installation, administration and support of business desktop infrastructure, cybersecurity, telephony, printing, and mobile systems. The ideal User Support Administrator candidate will: Be comprehensively knowledgeable in the administration and installation of Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office suite. Be familiar with configuring and supporting Office 365, Teams, SharePoint, Power BI, PowerShell, Microsoft Endpoint Manager, AZURE AD, and Mobile devices (iOS/Android). Use knowledge and judgment in applying appropriate methods and techniques to ensure speed, quality, and consistency when performing installations and supporting end users with software or products. Readily identify current opportunities for improvement in end-user support and produce novel, resourceful, creative, or imaginative approaches to hardware or software issues. Show a high level of care and thoroughness in handling the details of the job. Handle complaints and disputes with neutrality, composure, and tact. Summary of Duties Install business desktop infrastructure, cybersecurity, telephony, and mobile equipment as required. Perform hardware support for business desktop infrastructure, cybersecurity, telephony, printing, and mobile equipment. Perform software and operating system support for business desktop infrastructure, cybersecurity, telephony, printing, and mobile systems. Perform desktop system analysis and programming as required. Perform troubleshooting for business desktop infrastructure, cybersecurity, telephony, printing, and mobile systems as needed. Provide monitoring of business desktop infrastructure. Provide user assistance as required. Comply with District safety work-related practices and attend relevant safety training. Perform other related duties as assigned. Qualifications Education : A combination of education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, or related field, is required. Work experience may be substituted on a year-for-year basis. For degrees obtained outside of the U.S., an official equivalency evaluation is required. Experience: Three years of experience in information systems, enterprise computer networks and associated software products; two years in Microsoft Windows administration and installation, Microsoft Office suite system administration and installation required. Experience in installing and supporting Office 365, Teams, SharePoint, mobile devices (iOS/Android), Microsoft 365 certifications, and PowerShell automation is desired. Additional Information IRWD Corporate Values Irvine Ranch Water District believes that its values drive the character, culture, and capacity of our organization. IRWD was built on values, and we weave them into the fabric of everything we do. Values are the ingredients in our recipe for both institutional and individual success. They are a code of conduct to promote positive outcomes for others and ourselves. They are more than words on a wall or a website. We live by them every day. We pledge to keep them relevant in an ever-changing world. IRWD's employees enjoy working in a safe, supportive, and nurturing environment where they form strong bonds withfellow employees. To ensure effective communication and promote a collaborative team environment, employees report towork each day in the office or in the field, depending on their positions. The physical and mental demands described below are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Language Ability and Interpersonal Communication Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of office/field employees and management. Represent District in a professional manner when dealing with outside suppliers and customers. Ability to explain, demonstrate and clarify to others within well established policies, procedures and standards, as well as the ability to follow specific instructions and respond to simple and difficult requests from others. Mathematical Ability Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide and calculate percentages, decimals and fractions. Technology Ability Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). Judgment and Situational Reasoning Ability Ability to use good personal judgment and discretion in performing all job functions. Physical Requirements Regularly required to sit, bend, stoop and stand. Occasionally required to lift up to 50 lbs. Environmental Adaptability Noise level is generally equivalent to typical office environment. Ability to work in an environment, which may expose employee to hazardous materials, and environment. Occasional visits to construction sites where noise level may be higher than typical office environment. IRWD offers a comprehensive benefits package for eligible employees and their eligible dependents. These benefits include the following: retirement benefits; medical, dental, vision, and life insurance; anda variety of other benefits. Benefits may vary based on employment status. This benefits overview is intended to be a summary, is not intended to be all-inclusive,and may not be applicable to all employees. Retirement Employees hired on or after January 1, 2013: The District, in compliance with the California Public Employees' Pension Reform Act of 2012 (PEPRA), implemented a third tier for new employees hired on or after January 1, 2013. New employees hired on or after January 1, 2013 who have not been in PERS membership or in membership with a reciprocal retirement system within 6 months of hire date will receive benefits under the California Public Employees Retirement System at a 2 percent at age 62 formula. This formula gradually increases to a maximum benefits of 2.5 percent at age 67. Final compensation calculations will be based on the highest three-year average of regular recurring pay. The District pays the employer's share of these costs. The employee share of the pension cost of 7.50% is paid in full by the employees hired under this formula. Employees hired on or after September 29, 2012 or "Classic" PERS members hired on or after January 1, 2013: On September 24, 2012, the IRWD Board of Directors approved the addition of a second tier to the CalPERS retirement benefits. New employees hired on or after September 29th through December 31, 2012, and employees hired on or after January 1, 2013 who have been in PERS membership or in membership with a reciprocal retirement system, will receive benefits under the California Public Employees Retirement System at 2 percent at age 60 formula. This formula gradually increases to a maximum benefit of 2.418% at age 63. The District pays the employer share of these costs and the employee share of the pension cost of 7% is paid in full by the employees hired under this formula. Final retirement compensation calculations are based on the highest three-year average of regular, recurring pay. IRWDdoes not participate or pay into Social Security except for the Medicare portion. Medical Insurance IRWD contracts with CalPERS for medical insurance coverage. Employees may elect coverage from a variety of PPO and HMO plans. The employee and District contribution for health insurance varies by plan.Coverage is effective the first day of the month following the date of hire. Dental Insurance IRWD contracts with Delta Dental for dental coverage.IRWD pays 100% of the premium for dental coverage for eligible employees and their eligible dependents. Coverage is effective the first day of the month following the date of hire. Vision Insurance IRWD contracts with the EyeMed for vision coverage. IRWD pays 100% of the premium for vision coverage for eligible employees and their eligible dependents. Coverage is effective the first day of the month following the date of hire. Life Insurance Elgible employees are provided with life insurance coverage equal to three or four times their annual salary, depending on their level of compensation. Eligible dependents are also covered for a flat benefit amount. Coverage is effective the first day of the month following the date of hire. Deferred Compensation Participation in adeferred compensation plan is available through Empower Retirement. Enrollment is voluntary and contributions are employee-paid and subject to IRS limits. The District matches employee contributions up to 3% of base pay after 1 year of employment. Paid Vacation Eligible employees begin accruing vacation benefits at the rate of 80 hours per year for the first 5 years of employment and are eligible to use paid vacation time after 6 months of employment. Employees accrue 120 hours per year after 5 years of employment and 160 hours per year after 10 years of employment. Paid Holidays The District offers 11 scheduled paid holidaysplus one personal holiday per year. Sick Leave Eligible employees accrue 96 hours of sick leave annually. Flexible Spending Accounts Eligible employees may elect to participate in the District's Flex Advantage program. This program allows employees to deposit pre-tax dollars into special accounts to be used for a variety of purposes, including paying for qualified miscellaneous health care expenses and dependent care expenses. IRWD contracts with a third party administer to process payments from employee accounts using claim forms or a Flex Spending debit card. Educational Assistance The District will share in the pre-approved educational costs of tuition and books for employees who wish to attend college or take certification classes.
Irvine Ranch Water District, CA Irvine, California, United States
Feb 10, 2024
Intern
General Description The Irvine Ranch Water District is currently accepting applications for a Temporary Student Intern in our Information Technology (IT) Department. This is an in-person position, located at 15600 Sand Canyon Ave., Irvine, CA 92618. The District Irvine Ranch Water District (IRWD) is a progressive, values-driven agency, with an international reputation for its leading-edge financial management practices, water recycling program, water use efficiency practices, water banking, urban runoff treatment, and energy generation and storage. Established in 1961 as a California Water District under the provisions of the California Water Code, IRWD is an independent special district serving central Orange County. IRWD provides high-quality drinking water, reliable sewage collection and treatment, ground-breaking recycled water programs, and environmentally sound urban runoff treatment to its customers. As an independent, not-for-profit public agency, IRWD is governed by a publicly elected five-member Board of Directors. The Board is responsible for the District's policies and decision-making. Day-to-day operations are supervised by the General Manager. Additional information can be found at the District's website: www.IRWD.com. IRWD Corporate Values Irvine Ranch Water District believes that its values drive the character, culture, and capacity of our organization. IRWD was built on values, and we weave them into the fabric of everything we do. Values are the ingredients in our recipe for both institutional and individual success. They are a code of conduct to promote positive outcomes for others and ourselves. They are more than words on a wall or a website. We live by them every day. We pledge to keep them relevant in an ever-changing world. IRWD's employees enjoy working in a safe, supportive, and nurturing environment where they form strong bonds with fellow employees. To ensure effective communication and promote a collaborative team environment, employees report to work each day in the office or in the field, depending on their positions. The Position: Under General supervision, student interns will perform a variety of research tasks and support work and prepares comprehensive reports and studies as assigned, work directly with professional and technical staff in assigned area. Temporary Student Interns assigned to Information Technology will get exposure in various aspects of technology in the water industry and will be utilized in different areas as needed. Temporary Student Interns will receive hands on training emphasizing teamwork, independence, and development of technical skills. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS Student Intern(s) must be actively enrolled as a student in an institution of higher learning at either the undergraduate or graduate level. Summary of Duties Troubleshoot software issues, apply problem solving skills, and present and implement solutions. Perform unit and system testing and communicate with end users. Perform software applications testing for integration, usability, and functionality completeness. Perform project tracking, including preparation of status reports and documentation. Assist with preparation of software development documentation. Perform other duties as assigned. Comply with District safety work-related practices and attend relevant safety training. Qualifications Education: At the time of appointment, active enrollment as a student in an institution of higher learning either at the undergraduate or graduate level is required. Must be majoring in Computer Science, Information Technology, Computer Engineering, or a computer related major at the sophomore, junior or senior bachelor’s degree level. Experience: No experience required. Position does require good communication skills to effectively deal with District employees. Knowledge and Abilities: Ability to work part-time (minimum 10 hours/week) during the school year and (30 hours/week) during summer breaks. Knowledge of research methods and data collection techniques including statistical methods, English usage, grammar, punctuation, report writing techniques and intermediate to advanced level skill in Microsoft Office Suite required. Prior experience with Microsoft Project Management, SQL Database and application development desired. Additional Information The physical and mental demands described below are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Language Ability and Interpersonal Communication Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of office/field employees and management. Represent District in a professional manner when dealing with outside professional and vendors. Ability to explain, demonstrate and clarify to others within well established policies, procedures and standards, as well as the ability to follow specific instructions and respond to simple and difficult requests from others. Mathematical Ability Ability to add, subtract, multiply, divide and calculate percentages. Technology Ability Proficient in the use of MS Office Suite (Word, Excel). Keyboarding abilities sufficient to perform the job. Judgment and Situational Reasoning Ability Ability to use good personal judgment and discretion in performing all job functions. Ability to remain calm in crisis and emergency situations. Ability to use discretion when handling and disseminating sensitive and confidential information. Physical Requirements Regularly required to sit, walk, bend, stoop and stand. Occasionally required to lift up to 25 lbs. Environmental Adaptability Noise level is generally equivalent to a typical office environment. Prorated Holiday Pay No other Benefits Closing Date/Time: 3/3/2024 11:59 PM Pacific
Irvine Ranch Water District, CA Irvine, California, United States
Feb 08, 2024
Full Time
General Description We are excited to announce that we are accepting applications for the position of Engineer. The first round of applications will be reviewed by February 28th, 2024. The District Irvine Ranch Water District (IRWD) is a progressive, values-driven agency, with an international reputation for its leading-edge financial management practices, water recycling program, water use efficiency practices, water banking, urban runoff treatment, and energy generation and storage. Established in 1961 as a California Water District under the provisions of the California Water Code, IRWD is an independent special district serving central Orange County. IRWD provides high-quality drinking water, reliable sewage collection and treatment, ground-breaking recycled water programs, and environmentally sound urban runoff treatment to its customers. As an independent, not-for-profit public agency, IRWD is governed by a publicly elected five-member Board of Directors. The Board is responsible for the District's policies and decision-making. Day-to-day operations are supervised by the General Manager. Additional information can be found at the District's website: www.IRWD.com . The Position The Engineer will, under direction, plan and oversee the planning, design and preparation of plans, specifications and cost estimates for water, sewage and recycled water systems engineering work with emphasis on design, construction and operations; coordinate various planning efforts; and serve as project manager related to capital improvement projects. Incumbents may be assigned to work in any area including dams and storage, infrastructure planning, operations support and pipelines, and treatment and conveyance. The ideal candidate is knowledgeable of the most current information, theories, techniques, practices, and procedures in engineering and will use this knowledge to ensure quality, consistency, and compliance with district and industry standards when delivering reports, Board agenda items, preliminary and final designs, and contractual documents; and when reviewing designs submitted by consultants, developers, and other entities. The ideal candidate will determine the necessary activities, their logical sequence, interdependencies, and allocation of resources for complex planning, design, and construction projects; and will define project goals and criteria for success. Lastly, the ideal candidate will be able to develop and maintain work relationships with staff and stakeholders and continuously work to improve relationships, contacts, and networks for the benefit of Irvine Ranch Water District. Summary of Duties Act as Project Manager/Engineer for simple to moderately complex planning, design, and construction projects. Prepare correspondence and reports in a professional manner complying with District standards. Prepare agenda items and supporting material for Committee and Board action. Develop preliminary and final designs for a wide variety of engineering projects. Maintain a variety of records and prepare correspondence and reports in a professional manner complying with District standards. Prepare contractual documents on design and construction projects. Review designs submitted by consultants, developers, and other entities for compliance with standards. Review shop drawings and other construction submittals for compliance with the approved plans and specifications. Prepare Requests for Proposals for retaining consultants. Review work of and give instruction to consultants. Comply with District safety work-related practices and attend relevant safety training. Responsible for all other work-related duties. Qualifications Education: A combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in civil, mechanical, or electrical engineering or a related field, and experience as described below. For degrees obtained outside of the U.S., an official equivalency evaluation is required. Experience: Five years of professional engineering experience, preferably with a public agency or consultant/contract provider to a public agency AND registration as a Professional Engineer (P.E.)* in the State of California. *Four years of additional experience - for a total of nine years of experience for the Engineer - will be qualifying without registration as a P.E. CAD experience desirable. License/Certifications Required Depending on assignment, possession of a valid California Class C driver’s license may be required. Engineering-in-Training (E.I.T.) Certificate or State of California Professional Engineer (P.E.) registration as noted. Additional Information IRWD Corporate Values Irvine Ranch Water District believes that its values drive the character, culture, and capacity of our organization. IRWD was built on values, and we weave them into the fabric of everything we do. Values are the ingredients in our recipe for both institutional and individual success. They are a code of conduct to promote positive outcomes for others and ourselves. They are more than words on a wall or a website. We live by them every day. We pledge to keep them relevant in an ever-changing world. IRWD's employees enjoy working in a safe, supportive, and nurturing environment where they form strong bonds with fellow employees. To ensure effective communication and promote a collaborative team environment, employees report to work each day in the office or in the field, depending on their positions. The physical and mental demands described below are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Language Ability and Interpersonal Communication Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of office/field employees and management. Represent District in a professional manner when dealing with outside professional and vendors. Ability to explain, demonstrate and clarify to others within well established policies, procedures and standards, as well as the ability to follow specific instructions and respond to simple and difficult requests from others. Mathematical Ability Ability to add, subtract, multiply, divide and calculate percentages. Understanding of advanced principles and mathematical reasoning and the ability to successfully apply that knowledge to solve scientific and engineering problems. Technology Ability Proficient in the use of MS Office Suite (Word, Excel). Keyboarding abilities sufficient to perform the job. Judgment and Situational Reasoning Ability Ability to use good personal judgment and discretion in performing all job functions. Ability to remain calm in crisis and emergency situations. Ability to use discretion when handling and disseminating sensitive information. Physical Requirements Regularly required to sit, walk, bend, stoop and stand. Occasionally required to lift up to 25 lbs. Environmental Adaptability Noise level is generally equivalent to typical office environment. Ability to work in an environment, which may expose employee to hazardous materials and environment. Occasional visits to construction sites where noise level may be higher than typical office environment. IRWD offers a comprehensive benefits package for eligible employees and their eligible dependents. These benefits include the following: retirement benefits; medical, dental, vision, and life insurance; anda variety of other benefits. Benefits may vary based on employment status. This benefits overview is intended to be a summary, is not intended to be all-inclusive,and may not be applicable to all employees. Retirement Employees hired on or after January 1, 2013: The District, in compliance with the California Public Employees' Pension Reform Act of 2012 (PEPRA), implemented a third tier for new employees hired on or after January 1, 2013. New employees hired on or after January 1, 2013 who have not been in PERS membership or in membership with a reciprocal retirement system within 6 months of hire date will receive benefits under the California Public Employees Retirement System at a 2 percent at age 62 formula. This formula gradually increases to a maximum benefits of 2.5 percent at age 67. Final compensation calculations will be based on the highest three-year average of regular recurring pay. The District pays the employer's share of these costs. The employee share of the pension cost of 7.50% is paid in full by the employees hired under this formula. Employees hired on or after September 29, 2012 or "Classic" PERS members hired on or after January 1, 2013: On September 24, 2012, the IRWD Board of Directors approved the addition of a second tier to the CalPERS retirement benefits. New employees hired on or after September 29th through December 31, 2012, and employees hired on or after January 1, 2013 who have been in PERS membership or in membership with a reciprocal retirement system, will receive benefits under the California Public Employees Retirement System at 2 percent at age 60 formula. This formula gradually increases to a maximum benefit of 2.418% at age 63. The District pays the employer share of these costs and the employee share of the pension cost of 7% is paid in full by the employees hired under this formula. Final retirement compensation calculations are based on the highest three-year average of regular, recurring pay. IRWDdoes not participate or pay into Social Security except for the Medicare portion. Medical Insurance IRWD contracts with CalPERS for medical insurance coverage. Employees may elect coverage from a variety of PPO and HMO plans. The employee and District contribution for health insurance varies by plan.Coverage is effective the first day of the month following the date of hire. Dental Insurance IRWD contracts with Delta Dental for dental coverage.IRWD pays 100% of the premium for dental coverage for eligible employees and their eligible dependents. Coverage is effective the first day of the month following the date of hire. Vision Insurance IRWD contracts with the EyeMed for vision coverage. IRWD pays 100% of the premium for vision coverage for eligible employees and their eligible dependents. Coverage is effective the first day of the month following the date of hire. Life Insurance Elgible employees are provided with life insurance coverage equal to three or four times their annual salary, depending on their level of compensation. Eligible dependents are also covered for a flat benefit amount. Coverage is effective the first day of the month following the date of hire. Deferred Compensation Participation in adeferred compensation plan is available through Empower Retirement. Enrollment is voluntary and contributions are employee-paid and subject to IRS limits. The District matches employee contributions up to 3% of base pay after 1 year of employment. Paid Vacation Eligible employees begin accruing vacation benefits at the rate of 80 hours per year for the first 5 years of employment and are eligible to use paid vacation time after 6 months of employment. Employees accrue 120 hours per year after 5 years of employment and 160 hours per year after 10 years of employment. Paid Holidays The District offers 11 scheduled paid holidaysplus one personal holiday per year. Sick Leave Eligible employees accrue 96 hours of sick leave annually. Flexible Spending Accounts Eligible employees may elect to participate in the District's Flex Advantage program. This program allows employees to deposit pre-tax dollars into special accounts to be used for a variety of purposes, including paying for qualified miscellaneous health care expenses and dependent care expenses. IRWD contracts with a third party administer to process payments from employee accounts using claim forms or a Flex Spending debit card. Educational Assistance The District will share in the pre-approved educational costs of tuition and books for employees who wish to attend college or take certification classes.
Irvine Ranch Water District, CA Irvine, California, United States
Feb 08, 2024
Full Time
General Description We are excited to announce that we are accepting applications for the position of Senior Engineer (Electrical). The first round of applications will be reviewed by February 28th, 2024. The District Irvine Ranch Water District (IRWD) is a progressive, values-driven agency, with an international reputation for its leading-edge financial management practices, water recycling program, water use efficiency practices, water banking, urban runoff treatment, and energy generation and storage. Established in 1961 as a California Water District under the provisions of the California Water Code, IRWD is an independent special district serving central Orange County. IRWD provides high-quality drinking water, reliable sewage collection and treatment, ground-breaking recycled water programs, and environmentally sound urban runoff treatment to its customers. As an independent, not-for-profit public agency, IRWD is governed by a publicly elected five-member Board of Directors. The Board is responsible for the District's policies and decision-making. Day-to-day operations are supervised by the General Manager. Additional information can be found at the District's website: www.IRWD.com . The Position The Senior Engineer (Electrical): Independently plans and oversees the planning, design, plan preparation, specifications, and cost estimates for water, sewage and recycled water systems engineering work, emphasizing design, construction, and operations; Coordinates various planning efforts and serves as project manager on complex and difficult design and construction projects related to capital improvement projects; Makes decisions on engineering issues; Supervises the work of engineering personnel. The ideal candidate for the Senior Engineer (Electrical) position will have the ability to manage multiple design and construction projects. They will be able to communicate the assignment of work and ensure clarity of roles and responsibilities to various consultants, contractors, and staff to ensure completion of project assignments and meet deadlines. The ideal candidate will be thorough when providing technical support and will be able to detect and address errors in the supervision of acceptance testing of electrical, instrumentation and control system components. They will be able to identify key stakeholders needed for the success of a project or process. Lastly, the ideal candidate will be able to prepare designs, plans, specifications, cost estimates, and reports that are clear and focused on what is expected or needs to be accomplished for the implementation of electrical and instrumentation improvements. Summary of Duties Act as Project Manager for large complex planning, design, and construction projects. Prepare and review designs submitted by consultants, developers, and other entities for compliance with standards. Prepare and review specifications and cost estimates. Review shop drawings and other construction submittals for compliance with the approved plans and specifications. Prepare progress estimates and recommend change orders/variances. Provide technical support of water, sewer, and recycled water system operational requirements. Maintain a variety of records and prepare correspondence and reports in a professional manner complying with District standards. Prepare agenda items and supporting material for Committee and Board action. Prepare Requests for Proposals for retaining consultants on engineering and planning projects. Coordinate projects and maintain good relationships with representatives from other water agencies, city, county, regulatory agencies, and landowners. Review work, give instruction, and evaluate performance of assigned personnel on a periodic basis. May supervise lower level staff. May participate in the selection, counseling, and training of employees. Assume the duties of the Engineering Manager as required. Operate personal computers including word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, scheduling, email, internet, and database software. Comply with District safety work-related practices and attend relevant safety training. Responsible for all other work-related duties. When assigned to Electrical: Plan, schedule, assign, monitor, and evaluate the work of technical staff and consultants engaged in preparing designs, plans, specifications, cost estimates, and reports for implementing electrical and instrumentation improvements including power distribution, lighting, instrumentation, control system development and programming, and communication systems. Provide technical support during construction from contract award through startup including supervision of acceptance testing of electrical and instrumentation and control system components and supervision of control system integration efforts. Maintain and update the District’s electrical and instrumentation design and construction standards and recommend new standards for development. Qualifications Education: A combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. A master’s degree in electrical engineering is preferred. For degrees obtained outside of the U.S., an official equivalency evaluation is required. Experience: Seven years of electrical engineering experience with the design and construction of motor control centers, variable frequency drives, engine controls, chemical dosing systems, lighting controls, HVAC controls, pneumatic control systems, and 24 VDC and 4-20 mA power and signal circuits. Supervisory experience is highly desirable. Experience with AVEVA Wonderware System Platform; Schneider Modicon PLCs and the ProWORX NxT, Schneider Electric Control Expert (formerly Unity Pro), and Concept programming environments; and communication systems including radio telemetry systems and industrial control Ethernet networks is desirable. License/Certifications Required Depending on the assignment, possession of a valid California Class C driver’s license may be required. Registered Professional Electrical Engineer in the State of California. Additional Information IRWD Corporate Values Irvine Ranch Water District believes that its values drive the character, culture, and capacity of our organization. IRWD was built on values, and we weave them into the fabric of everything we do. Values are the ingredients in our recipe for both institutional and individual success. They are a code of conduct to promote positive outcomes for others and ourselves. They are more than words on a wall or a website. We live by them every day. We pledge to keep them relevant in an ever-changing world. IRWD's employees enjoy working in a safe, supportive, and nurturing environment where they form strong bonds with fellow employees. To ensure effective communication and promote a collaborative team environment, employees report to work each day in the office or in the field, depending on their positions. The physical and mental demands described below are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Language Ability and Interpersonal Communication Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of office/field employees and management. Represent District in a professional manner when dealing with outside professionals and vendors. Ability to explain, demonstrate and clarify to others within well-established policies, procedures and standards, as well as the ability to follow specific instructions and respond to simple and difficult requests from others. Mathematical Ability Ability to add, subtract, multiply, divide and calculate percentages. Understanding of advanced principles and mathematical reasoning and the ability to successfully apply that knowledge to solve scientific and engineering problems. Technology Ability Proficient in the use of MS Office Suite (Word, Excel). Keyboarding abilities sufficient to perform the job. Judgment and Situational Reasoning Ability Ability to use good personal judgment and discretion in performing all job functions. Ability to remain calm in crisis and emergency situations. Ability to use discretion when handling and disseminating sensitive information. Physical Requirements Regularly required to sit, walk, bend, stoop and stand. Occasionally required to lift up to 25 lbs. Environmental Adaptability Noise level is generally equivalent to typical office environment. Ability to work in an environment which may expose employee to hazardous materials and environment. Occasional visits to construction sites where noise level may be higher than typical office environment. IRWD offers a comprehensive benefits package for eligible employees and their eligible dependents. These benefits include the following: retirement benefits; medical, dental, vision, and life insurance; anda variety of other benefits. Benefits may vary based on employment status. This benefits overview is intended to be a summary, is not intended to be all-inclusive,and may not be applicable to all employees. Retirement Employees hired on or after January 1, 2013: The District, in compliance with the California Public Employees' Pension Reform Act of 2012 (PEPRA), implemented a third tier for new employees hired on or after January 1, 2013. New employees hired on or after January 1, 2013 who have not been in PERS membership or in membership with a reciprocal retirement system within 6 months of hire date will receive benefits under the California Public Employees Retirement System at a 2 percent at age 62 formula. This formula gradually increases to a maximum benefits of 2.5 percent at age 67. Final compensation calculations will be based on the highest three-year average of regular recurring pay. The District pays the employer's share of these costs. The employee share of the pension cost of 7.50% is paid in full by the employees hired under this formula. Employees hired on or after September 29, 2012 or "Classic" PERS members hired on or after January 1, 2013: On September 24, 2012, the IRWD Board of Directors approved the addition of a second tier to the CalPERS retirement benefits. New employees hired on or after September 29th through December 31, 2012, and employees hired on or after January 1, 2013 who have been in PERS membership or in membership with a reciprocal retirement system, will receive benefits under the California Public Employees Retirement System at 2 percent at age 60 formula. This formula gradually increases to a maximum benefit of 2.418% at age 63. The District pays the employer share of these costs and the employee share of the pension cost of 7% is paid in full by the employees hired under this formula. Final retirement compensation calculations are based on the highest three-year average of regular, recurring pay. IRWDdoes not participate or pay into Social Security except for the Medicare portion. Medical Insurance IRWD contracts with CalPERS for medical insurance coverage. Employees may elect coverage from a variety of PPO and HMO plans. The employee and District contribution for health insurance varies by plan.Coverage is effective the first day of the month following the date of hire. Dental Insurance IRWD contracts with Delta Dental for dental coverage.IRWD pays 100% of the premium for dental coverage for eligible employees and their eligible dependents. Coverage is effective the first day of the month following the date of hire. Vision Insurance IRWD contracts with the EyeMed for vision coverage. IRWD pays 100% of the premium for vision coverage for eligible employees and their eligible dependents. Coverage is effective the first day of the month following the date of hire. Life Insurance Elgible employees are provided with life insurance coverage equal to three or four times their annual salary, depending on their level of compensation. Eligible dependents are also covered for a flat benefit amount. Coverage is effective the first day of the month following the date of hire. Deferred Compensation Participation in adeferred compensation plan is available through Empower Retirement. Enrollment is voluntary and contributions are employee-paid and subject to IRS limits. The District matches employee contributions up to 3% of base pay after 1 year of employment. Paid Vacation Eligible employees begin accruing vacation benefits at the rate of 80 hours per year for the first 5 years of employment and are eligible to use paid vacation time after 6 months of employment. Employees accrue 120 hours per year after 5 years of employment and 160 hours per year after 10 years of employment. Paid Holidays The District offers 11 scheduled paid holidaysplus one personal holiday per year. Sick Leave Eligible employees accrue 96 hours of sick leave annually. Flexible Spending Accounts Eligible employees may elect to participate in the District's Flex Advantage program. This program allows employees to deposit pre-tax dollars into special accounts to be used for a variety of purposes, including paying for qualified miscellaneous health care expenses and dependent care expenses. IRWD contracts with a third party administer to process payments from employee accounts using claim forms or a Flex Spending debit card. Educational Assistance The District will share in the pre-approved educational costs of tuition and books for employees who wish to attend college or take certification classes.
Irvine Ranch Water District, CA Irvine, California, United States
Feb 06, 2024
Full Time
General Description We are excited to announce that we are accepting applications for the position of District Secretary in the Office of the General Manager . The District Irvine Ranch Water District (IRWD) is a progressive, values-driven agency, with an international reputation for its leading-edge financial management practices, water recycling program, water use efficiency practices, water banking, urban runoff treatment, and energy generation and storage. Established in 1961 as a California Water District under the provisions of the California Water Code, IRWD is an independent special district serving central Orange County. IRWD provides high-quality drinking water, reliable sewage collection and treatment, ground-breaking recycled water programs, and environmentally sound urban runoff treatment to its customers. As an independent, not-for-profit public agency, IRWD is governed by a publicly elected five-member Board of Directors. The Board is responsible for the District's policies and decision-making. Day-to-day operations are supervised by the General Manager. Additional information can be found at the District's website: www.IRWD.com. The Position: The District Secretary is a key staff member in the Office of the General Manager and performs a variety of highly responsible, confidential, and complex secretarial and administrative functions for the General Manager and the Board of Directors. This position is also expected to reflect executive-level professionalism and embody the values of the District. The Ideal Candidate is: An Active Listener: engaging in attentive and empathetic listening to understand the needs and concerns of district stakeholders, ensuring effective communication and responsiveness. A Critical Thinker: analyzing complex situations, providing insightful perspectives, and contributing to strategic decision-making processes that enhance the district's overall efficiency. A Collaborator: fostering a collaborative environment by working closely with various teams, departments, and external partners. Detail-oriented: managing administrative tasks with meticulous attention to detail, ensuring accuracy and precision in documentation and record-keeping. An Effective Communicator: exhibiting strong oral and written communication skills to convey information clearly and concisely, both internally and externally. An Ethical Decision-Maker: upholding high ethical standards in all aspects of the role, handling confidential information with discretion, and making decisions that align with the District's values. Interpersonally Strong: building and maintaining positive relationships with colleagues, stakeholders, and the community, fostering a collaborative work environment. Initiative Driven: proactively identifying opportunities for improvement, recommending innovative solutions, and taking initiative to implement changes that contribute to the overall success of the District. Summary of Duties The following is a non-exclusive list of essential duties and responsibilities. The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar or related as determined by the incumbent’s supervisor. Serves as the official custodian of Board records and proceedings, overseeing the care and control of agendas, minutes, ordinances, resolutions, recordings of Board/Committee meetings, agenda items, official documents and records, and other supporting documents referred to in the Board minutes. Prepares agendas, agenda materials and agenda packages, including the writing of resolutions and ordinances for meetings of the Board of Directors and Committees of the Board. Prepares, signs and seals, under penalty of perjury, various affidavits as to acts and proceedings of the Board, accept and consent to the recording of deeds, grants, or easements. Attests to the approval and execution of contracts and agreements, resolutions, and other official records of the District. Prepares, executes, posts, publishes, and makes official filings of various statements, notices, certificates and legal notices as may be required. Administers oaths and affirmations; accepts the service of subpoenas. Certifies, attests to, and notarizes legal documents. Assists in the implementation of Board actions as directed by the Board or General Manager. Reviews mail and takes appropriate action concerning those matters not requiring the attention of the General Manager or Board of Directors. Ensures compliance with local, state, and federal laws pertaining to filing of conflict-of-interest statements; administers procedures for filing Statement of Economic Interest (Form 700s); and notifies affected parties of filing requirements and deadlines. Researches and compiles regular and special reports. Perform such special projects as may be required. Serves as corporate secretary for various independent corporations and entities established by the Board of Directors. Provides the necessary level of service to meet the requirements imposed by statute and necessary support services to the General Manager. Provides diplomatic liaison between the District and representatives of other agencies and the public concerning delicate or sensitive matters, particularly with respect to official acts of the District. Provides day-to-day leadership and work with staff to ensure a high-performance, customer-service-oriented work environment that supports achieving the office and District’s mission, strategic plan, objectives, and values. Participates in the selection, and training of employees and provides direct supervision, reviews, and evaluates the performance of assigned personnel. Responsible for all other work duties as assigned. Knowledge and Abilities: Knowledge of: Complex principles and practices of office administration; Organization, operations, and functions of the district; Conduct of Board elections; Rules and regulations for the conduct of public meetings; California Water District Law/Ralph M. Brown Act; Procedures and rules of the Board and its committees; Special District Administration; Advanced level of proficiency with MS Office Suite; and Proper English, spelling, grammar, and punctuation usage. Public Records Act Ability to: Evaluate operational and administrative problems and formulate effective strategies and solutions; Interpret and apply laws, codes, regulations, policies, and procedures; Perform highly complex secretarial work with speed and accuracy; Transcribe minutes and record actions for public governing boards, in accordance with local, state, and federal laws; Maintain confidentiality of privileged or sensitive information; and Operate standard office equipment. Qualifications A combination of education and experience equivalent to an associate degree with major coursework in public administration, business administration, or related field. Seven years of progressively responsible executive secretarial experience, including two years at a local government agency dealing with elected and appointed officials, is required. Previous supervisory experience preferred. License/Certifications Required Valid Class “C” California Driver’s License California Notary Public Commission, required within six (6) months of appointment. Certificate in Administration from California Special District Association within three (3) years of appointment. Additional Information IRWD Corporate Values Irvine Ranch Water District believes that its values drive the character, culture, and capacity of our organization. IRWD was built on values, and we weave them into the fabric of everything we do. Values are the ingredients in our recipe for both institutional and individual success. They are a code of conduct to promote positive outcomes for others and ourselves. They are more than words on a wall or a website. We live by them every day. We pledge to keep them relevant in an ever-changing world. IRWD's employees enjoy working in a safe, supportive, and nurturing environment where they form strong bonds with fellow employees. To ensure effective communication and promote a collaborative team environment, employees report to work each day in the office or in the field, depending on their positions. PHYSICAL AND MENTAL ABILITIES REQUIRED TO PERFORM ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS The physical and mental demands described below are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. Language Ability and Interpersonal Communication Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of office/field employees and management. Represent District in a professional manner when dealing with outside professionals and vendors. Ability to explain, demonstrate and clarify to others within well-established policies, procedures and standards, as well as the ability to follow specific instructions and respond to simple and difficult requests from others. Mathematical Ability Ability to add, subtract, multiply, divide and calculate percentages. Judgment and Situational Reasoning Ability Ability to use good personal judgment and discretion in performing all job functions. Ability to remain calm in crisis and emergency situations. Ability to use discretion when handling and disseminating sensitive information, including the protection of privileged and confidential information. Physical Requirements Regularly required to sit, walk, bend, stoop and stand. Occasionally required to lift up to 25 lbs. Environmental Adaptability Noise level is generally equivalent to a typical office environment. IRWD offers a comprehensive benefits package for eligible employees and their eligible dependents. These benefits include the following: retirement benefits; medical, dental, vision, and life insurance; anda variety of other benefits. Benefits may vary based on employment status. This benefits overview is intended to be a summary, is not intended to be all-inclusive,and may not be applicable to all employees. Retirement Employees hired on or after January 1, 2013: The District, in compliance with the California Public Employees' Pension Reform Act of 2012 (PEPRA), implemented a third tier for new employees hired on or after January 1, 2013. New employees hired on or after January 1, 2013 who have not been in PERS membership or in membership with a reciprocal retirement system within 6 months of hire date will receive benefits under the California Public Employees Retirement System at a 2 percent at age 62 formula. This formula gradually increases to a maximum benefits of 2.5 percent at age 67. Final compensation calculations will be based on the highest three-year average of regular recurring pay. The District pays the employer's share of these costs. The employee share of the pension cost of 7.50% is paid in full by the employees hired under this formula. Employees hired on or after September 29, 2012 or "Classic" PERS members hired on or after January 1, 2013: On September 24, 2012, the IRWD Board of Directors approved the addition of a second tier to the CalPERS retirement benefits. New employees hired on or after September 29th through December 31, 2012, and employees hired on or after January 1, 2013 who have been in PERS membership or in membership with a reciprocal retirement system, will receive benefits under the California Public Employees Retirement System at 2 percent at age 60 formula. This formula gradually increases to a maximum benefit of 2.418% at age 63. The District pays the employer share of these costs and the employee share of the pension cost of 7% is paid in full by the employees hired under this formula. Final retirement compensation calculations are based on the highest three-year average of regular, recurring pay. IRWDdoes not participate or pay into Social Security except for the Medicare portion. Medical Insurance IRWD contracts with CalPERS for medical insurance coverage. Employees may elect coverage from a variety of PPO and HMO plans. The employee and District contribution for health insurance varies by plan.Coverage is effective the first day of the month following the date of hire. Dental Insurance IRWD contracts with Delta Dental for dental coverage.IRWD pays 100% of the premium for dental coverage for eligible employees and their eligible dependents. Coverage is effective the first day of the month following the date of hire. Vision Insurance IRWD contracts with the EyeMed for vision coverage. IRWD pays 100% of the premium for vision coverage for eligible employees and their eligible dependents. Coverage is effective the first day of the month following the date of hire. Life Insurance Elgible employees are provided with life insurance coverage equal to three or four times their annual salary, depending on their level of compensation. Eligible dependents are also covered for a flat benefit amount. Coverage is effective the first day of the month following the date of hire. Deferred Compensation Participation in adeferred compensation plan is available through Empower Retirement. Enrollment is voluntary and contributions are employee-paid and subject to IRS limits. The District matches employee contributions up to 3% of base pay after 1 year of employment. Paid Vacation Eligible employees begin accruing vacation benefits at the rate of 80 hours per year for the first 5 years of employment and are eligible to use paid vacation time after 6 months of employment. Employees accrue 120 hours per year after 5 years of employment and 160 hours per year after 10 years of employment. Paid Holidays The District offers 11 scheduled paid holidaysplus one personal holiday per year. Sick Leave Eligible employees accrue 96 hours of sick leave annually. Flexible Spending Accounts Eligible employees may elect to participate in the District's Flex Advantage program. This program allows employees to deposit pre-tax dollars into special accounts to be used for a variety of purposes, including paying for qualified miscellaneous health care expenses and dependent care expenses. IRWD contracts with a third party administer to process payments from employee accounts using claim forms or a Flex Spending debit card. Educational Assistance The District will share in the pre-approved educational costs of tuition and books for employees who wish to attend college or take certification classes.
Irvine Ranch Water District, CA Irvine, California, United States
Jan 24, 2024
Full Time
General Description We are excited to announce that we are accepting applications for an Automation Specialist! The District Irvine Ranch Water District (IRWD) is a progressive, values-driven agency, with an international reputation for its leading-edge financial management practices, water recycling program, water use efficiency practices, water banking, urban runoff treatment, and energy generation and storage. Established in 1961 as a California Water District under the provisions of the California Water Code, IRWD is an independent special district serving central Orange County. IRWD provides high-quality drinking water, reliable sewage collection and treatment, ground-breaking recycled water programs, and environmentally sound urban runoff treatment to its customers. As an independent, not-for-profit public agency, IRWD is governed by a publicly elected five-member Board of Directors. The Board is responsible for the District's policies and decision-making. Day-to-day operations are supervised by the General Manager. Additional information can be found at the District's website: www.IRWD.com. IRWD Corporate Values Irvine Ranch Water District believes that its values drive the character, culture, and capacity of our organization. IRWD was built on values, and we weave them into the fabric of everything we do. Values are the ingredients in our recipe for both institutional and individual success. They are a code of conduct to promote positive outcomes for others and ourselves. They are more than words on a wall or a website. We live by them every day. We pledge to keep them relevant in an ever-changing world. IRWD's employees enjoy working in a safe, supportive, and nurturing environment where they form strong bonds with fellow employees. To ensure effective communication and promote a collaborative team environment, employees report to work each day in the office or in the field, depending on their positions. The Position The Automation Specialist will maintain, modify, install, upgrade and assist in the design of the Districts supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system, automation control system, and communication systems for all domestic and recycled water treatment plants, biosolids facilities, sewer collection lift stations, natural treatment systems (NTS), domestic and recycled water pump stations, domestic and reclaimed water production wells, reservoirs and their associated management systems. Summary of Duties Design, install, modify, maintain and troubleshoot new and existing Programmable Logic Controller (PLC), SCADA System, Human Machine Interface (HMI), Operator Interface Terminal (OIT), Alarm Dialers, Communication devices (radio, routers, switches, cellular modems, Ethernet to serial converters, etc.), industrial internet of things (IIoT), power & protection devices, industrial motor & engine controls, uninterruptible power supply (UPS) system and devices within the Automation and Control System Install, modify, maintain, and troubleshoot servers, operating systems, desktops, thin clients, tablets, and virtual machines. Maintain and update documentation, files, and spreadsheets as required. Utilize change management software to ensure critical software and documentation is routinely updated, securely backed up, and available for recovery. Monitor and respond to Automation system alerts to insure 24 hours per day/7 days per week (24/7) reliability and real-time operating environment. Assist Cybersecurity Analyst in the implementation of, and adherence to, cybersecurity related measures on the districts SCADA systems to ensure availability, integrity, and confidentiality of data and control system functionality. Support and collaborate with Operations, Maintenance, and Engineering departments to troubleshoot Automation control systems and implement enhancements to improve overall system efficiency and reliability. Provide support to Engineering and System Integrators with PLC and SCADA system validation and testing. Read and interpret design drawings, P&ID drawings, shop drawings and vendor manuals for process control and communications systems as required. Perform site assessments and evaluations of equipment to be maintained. Perform preventive maintenance duties at schedules intervals on all control and communications systems as required. Create preventive maintenance templates and schedule PM routines through the enterprise asset management (EAM) system. Ensure an adequate stock of spare parts and equipment is maintained. Requisition supplies, materials, tools, and equipment utilizing the computerized Purchase Requisition system. Process and track work orders utilizing the computerized enterprise asset management (EAM) system. Coordinate District intra-departmental work and work with outside agencies and companies to complete assigned task(s) as required. Participate in the department after-hours standby program. Perform other duties as assigned. Comply with District safety work-related practices and attend relevant safety training. Qualifications Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Electronics, or any combination of experience, education, and training in industrial automation and controls, SCADA and PLC Integration, process control and Information Systems that would provide the required skills, knowledge, training, and abilities is qualifying. For degrees obtained outside of the U.S., an official equivalency evaluation is required. Experience : Combination of four years of experience in the Information Systems, Electrical, Instrumentation and/or Automation field that would provide the required experience, knowledge, and abilities to effectively carry out the job duties assigned. Prior work and troubleshooting experience with the following are highly desired: Troubleshooting industrial control systems, SCADA networks, working with process control strategies, automation standards and process instrumentation. Modbus and other industrial control protocols Radio, Routers, Switches, Cellular Modems, Ethernet to Serial Converters Monitoring and Notification system VFD, Soft starters, Power Quality Meters and Motor Protection Relays Windows & Linux operating systems VMware Hypervisor and Microsoft Hyper-V Change management, backup and restore software Wonderware System Platform, Historian, InTouch, InTouch Edge Indusoft Web Studio and AVEVA Edge Schneider Electric Control Expert, Unity, Concept and ProWorx NxT Training or certification in the following areas is highly desired: Wonderware System Platform Training Unity Pro Level I Training Certified Control System Technician (CCST) Certified Automation Professional (CAP) CompTIA IT Fundamentals CompTIA Network+ Licenses/Certifications: California Class C driver's license is required. Must obtain a "Competent Tower Climber & Rescue Certification" within one year. Additional Information The physical and mental demands described below are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Language Ability and Interpersonal Communication Ability to effectively communicate both oral and written. Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of office/field employees, management and vendors. Represent District in a professional manner when dealing with outside suppliers and customers. Ability to advise and provide interpretation to others on how to apply policies, procedures and standards to specific situations. M athematical Ability Ability to add, subtract, multiply, divide and calculate percentages. Understanding of advanced principles and mathematical reasoning and the ability to successfully apply that knowledge to solve scientific and engineering problems. Technology Ability Competent in the use of PC based computer systems. Ability to work with Microsoft Excel and Word. Ability to configure network connectivity of equipment for TCPIP industrial control networks. Ability to troubleshoot and program Modicon PLCs and Wonderware SCADA products. Judgment and Situational Reasoning Ability Ability to use good personal judgment and discretion in performing all job functions. Ability to remain calm in crisis and emergency situations. Ability to use discretion when handling and disseminating sensitive information. P hysical Requirements Ability to lift 50 lbs. on a routine basis. 75 lbs. with assistance on an infrequent basis. Ability to exert moderate physical involving some combination of climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling. Ability to work at heights up to 120 ft. Ability to operate equipment and machinery with some requiring complex and rapid adjustments, such as hand and power tools, scaffoldings, bucket trucks, man lifts, and test equipment associated with the electrical/instrumentation trade. E nvironmental Adaptability Ability to work under sometimes uncomfortable conditions with exposure to environmental factors such as electricity up to 480V, explosive environments, toxic agents, wildlife, disease, equipment, traffic, or machinery. IRWD offers a comprehensive benefits package for eligible employees and their eligible dependents. These benefits include the following: retirement benefits; medical, dental, vision, and life insurance; anda variety of other benefits. Benefits may vary based on employment status. This benefits overview is intended to be a summary, is not intended to be all-inclusive,and may not be applicable to all employees. Retirement Employees hired on or after January 1, 2013: The District, in compliance with the California Public Employees' Pension Reform Act of 2012 (PEPRA), implemented a third tier for new employees hired on or after January 1, 2013. New employees hired on or after January 1, 2013 who have not been in PERS membership or in membership with a reciprocal retirement system within 6 months of hire date will receive benefits under the California Public Employees Retirement System at a 2 percent at age 62 formula. This formula gradually increases to a maximum benefits of 2.5 percent at age 67. Final compensation calculations will be based on the highest three-year average of regular recurring pay. The District pays the employer's share of these costs. The employee share of the pension cost of 7.50% is paid in full by the employees hired under this formula. Employees hired on or after September 29, 2012 or "Classic" PERS members hired on or after January 1, 2013: On September 24, 2012, the IRWD Board of Directors approved the addition of a second tier to the CalPERS retirement benefits. New employees hired on or after September 29th through December 31, 2012, and employees hired on or after January 1, 2013 who have been in PERS membership or in membership with a reciprocal retirement system, will receive benefits under the California Public Employees Retirement System at 2 percent at age 60 formula. This formula gradually increases to a maximum benefit of 2.418% at age 63. The District pays the employer share of these costs and the employee share of the pension cost of 7% is paid in full by the employees hired under this formula. Final retirement compensation calculations are based on the highest three-year average of regular, recurring pay. IRWDdoes not participate or pay into Social Security except for the Medicare portion. Medical Insurance IRWD contracts with CalPERS for medical insurance coverage. Employees may elect coverage from a variety of PPO and HMO plans. The employee and District contribution for health insurance varies by plan.Coverage is effective the first day of the month following the date of hire. Dental Insurance IRWD contracts with Delta Dental for dental coverage.IRWD pays 100% of the premium for dental coverage for eligible employees and their eligible dependents. Coverage is effective the first day of the month following the date of hire. Vision Insurance IRWD contracts with the EyeMed for vision coverage. IRWD pays 100% of the premium for vision coverage for eligible employees and their eligible dependents. Coverage is effective the first day of the month following the date of hire. Life Insurance Elgible employees are provided with life insurance coverage equal to three or four times their annual salary, depending on their level of compensation. Eligible dependents are also covered for a flat benefit amount. Coverage is effective the first day of the month following the date of hire. Deferred Compensation Participation in adeferred compensation plan is available through Empower Retirement. Enrollment is voluntary and contributions are employee-paid and subject to IRS limits. The District matches employee contributions up to 3% of base pay after 1 year of employment. Paid Vacation Eligible employees begin accruing vacation benefits at the rate of 80 hours per year for the first 5 years of employment and are eligible to use paid vacation time after 6 months of employment. Employees accrue 120 hours per year after 5 years of employment and 160 hours per year after 10 years of employment. Paid Holidays The District offers 11 scheduled paid holidaysplus one personal holiday per year. Sick Leave Eligible employees accrue 96 hours of sick leave annually. Flexible Spending Accounts Eligible employees may elect to participate in the District's Flex Advantage program. This program allows employees to deposit pre-tax dollars into special accounts to be used for a variety of purposes, including paying for qualified miscellaneous health care expenses and dependent care expenses. IRWD contracts with a third party administer to process payments from employee accounts using claim forms or a Flex Spending debit card. Educational Assistance The District will share in the pre-approved educational costs of tuition and books for employees who wish to attend college or take certification classes. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Irvine Ranch Water District, CA Irvine, California, United States
Dec 17, 2023
Full Time
General Description Under general administrative direction, our Manager of Biosolids and Energy Recovery Operations will plan, organize, and manage the safe and efficient operation of the Michelson biosolids handling and resource recovery facilities. Develop policies and procedures and prepare and administer the facilities’ annual budget. Comply with all State and Federal regulations for injury and illness prevention and hazardous substance control, including all required monitoring, inspecting, and reporting. As a management position, this position will also interface and coordinate with other departments and other members of the IRWD Management Team. Irvine Ranch Water District practices shared values that drive the character, culture, and capacity of our organization, and all managers are expected to champion these values. Summary of Duties Manage and coordinate the safe and effective operations of the biosolids and energy recovery facilities to ensure compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws and statutes. Manage and coordinate the operations of the Biosolids and Energy Recovery Facilities in the areas of sludge thickening, fats, oils, and grease (FOG) and food-waste receiving and addition, anaerobic digestion, solids dewatering, sludge drying, biosolids residual marketing, digester gas handling, and energy recovery. Support the management of and coordination with the operations of the District’s water recycling plant that includes preliminary, primary, secondary activated sludge, Membrane Bio Reactor (MBR), tertiary filtration, Ultraviolet (UV) and chemical disinfection processes, and recycled water pump station. Serve as Designated Chief Plant Operator for the District’s water recycling facilities as needed. Implement a Performance Management program for the Biosolids and Energy Recovery Facility specific to the setting and tracking of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to achieve optimal safety and efficiency. Maintain and improve biosolids processing and operation procedures. Develop and administer operator training and cross-training plans. Ensure State Water Resources Control Board operator certification requirements and all other permit requirements are met. Develop and implement plans to support the advancement of individual operator certification levels. Review and evaluate construction plans, specifications, and proposals. Maintain an effective communications log regarding plant procedures and maintenance. Inspect facility for efficient operation of equipment and request and coordinate appropriate repair or replacement. Prepare technical and non-technical reports on facility operations, flows, and plant parameters. Oversee and manage the monitoring, tracking, and historizing of required operational and process data from SCADA and other sources needed to develop regulatory compliance and process performance reporting. This includes but is not limited to District’s Operational database and reporting systems (WIMS, LIMS, etc.). Manage the requisition of chemicals, supplies, and capital items required for efficient facility operations and coordinate their delivery with vendors and District’s Purchasing department. Comply with District health & safety programs and safety work-related practices and attend relevant safety training. Ensure appropriate safety training for work being performed by assigned staff. Ensure safety meetings (tailgates) are held bi-weekly. Conduct planned visual safety inspections and report findings to the Safety office monthly. Assist in the development, administration, and enforcement of District policies and procedures as approved by the General Manager and the Board of Directors, including assisting Recycling Operations management team in the interpreting of existing and new policies and procedures. Assist supervisors in preparing budgetary data and monitoring quarterly and annual O&M budget performance. Initiate requests and follow all District procurement policies for purchase of parts, materials, tools, and equipment required to efficiently operate the department. Prepare and present justifications for large purchases of equipment as needed. Review and approve invoices for materials purchased. Establish and maintain effective communications with staff, as well as other departments and sections. Participate in the selection, counseling, and training of employees; and determine appropriate productivity standards for subordinate employees and measure staff performance accordingly. Provide information to regulatory agencies, community groups, the general public, and others as required. Advise the Director of Recycling Operations of significant operational and District issues. Responsible for all other work-related duties as assigned. KNOWLEDGE OF: Principles, theories, operational requirements, standards, and equipment used in the safe and effective operation and maintenance of biosolids and energy recovery facilities. Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Microsoft Access, Microsoft Project, Enterprise. Familiar with and able to implement progressive, innovative, best-practice technologies for operation and maintenance of biosolids and energy recovery facilities. Knowledgeable with asset management and maintenance strategies for biosolids infrastructure. Asset management software programs, such as Maximo. Developing, reviewing, and updating Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for process monitoring, equipment operation, lockout/tag out (LOTO), and other safety and emergency response related tasks. Practices, uses, classifications and requirements of biosolids, soil amendments, and fertilizers. A general knowledge of principles, practices, methods and techniques of public and private sales and marketing procedures and strategies including evaluating markets and setting prices is desirable. Facility permit conditions and discharge limits including those associated with emissions and with sewage discharge and disposal. Applicable and pertinent federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations, and procedures including those established by the Southern California Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and OSHA rules and regulation if applicable. Federal and state regulations regarding the production, sale, and use of biosolid materials. Research methods and statistical analysis techniques. Principles and practices of effective management and supervision. Basic principles and practices of organization and culture change. Principles and practices of sound business communications. Safety policies and safe work practices applicable to the work. Qualifications Education: A combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in one of the following areas: biology, chemistry, management, and wastewater treatment, biosolids treatment, water recycling or water treatment or a closely related field. Experience: Six (6) years progressively responsible experience in the operation of a secondary, biosolids, and tertiary water recycling plant, with four (4) of those six (6) years in a supervisory capacity. Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Microsoft Access, Microsoft Project, Enterprise is required. Asset Management software (Maximo), and budgeting software is highly desirable. License/Certifications Required: Valid Class ‘C’ California Driver’s License. Valid Grade V Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators Certificate issued by the California State Water Resources Control Board. Additional Information IRWD Corporate Values Irvine Ranch Water District believes that its values drive the character, culture, and capacity of our organization. IRWD was built on values, and we weave them into the fabric of everything we do. Values are the ingredients in our recipe for both institutional and individual success. They are a code of conduct to promote positive outcomes for others and ourselves. They are more than words on a wall or a website. We live by them every day. We pledge to keep them relevant in an ever-changing world. IRWD's employees enjoy working in a safe, supportive, and nurturing environment where they form strong bonds with fellow employees. To ensure effective communication and promote a collaborative team environment, employees report to work each day in the office or in the field, depending on their positions. The physical and mental demands described below are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Language Ability and Interpersonal Communication Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of office, management, and field employees. Represent District in a professional manner when dealing with outside professionals and vendors. Mathematical Ability Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide and calculate percentages, decimals, and fractions. Judgment and Situational Reasoning Ability Ability to use good personal judgment and discretion in performing all job functions. Ability to remain calm in crisis and emergency situations. Ability to use discretion when handling and disseminating sensitive and/or confidential information. Physical Requirements Regularly required to sit, bend, stoop, and stand. Occasionally required to lift up to 50 lbs. Environmental Adaptability Noise level is generally equivalent to a typical office environment. Ability to work in an environment which may expose employees to hazardous materials and environment. Occasional visits to District facilities where noise level may be higher than typical office environment. IRWD offers a comprehensive benefits package for eligible employees and their eligible dependents. These benefits include the following: retirement benefits; medical, dental, vision, and life insurance; anda variety of other benefits. Benefits may vary based on employment status. This benefits overview is intended to be a summary, is not intended to be all-inclusive,and may not be applicable to all employees. Retirement Employees hired on or after January 1, 2013: The District, in compliance with the California Public Employees' Pension Reform Act of 2012 (PEPRA), implemented a third tier for new employees hired on or after January 1, 2013. New employees hired on or after January 1, 2013 who have not been in PERS membership or in membership with a reciprocal retirement system within 6 months of hire date will receive benefits under the California Public Employees Retirement System at a 2 percent at age 62 formula. This formula gradually increases to a maximum benefits of 2.5 percent at age 67. Final compensation calculations will be based on the highest three-year average of regular recurring pay. The District pays the employer's share of these costs. The employee share of the pension cost of 7.50% is paid in full by the employees hired under this formula. Employees hired on or after September 29, 2012 or "Classic" PERS members hired on or after January 1, 2013: On September 24, 2012, the IRWD Board of Directors approved the addition of a second tier to the CalPERS retirement benefits. New employees hired on or after September 29th through December 31, 2012, and employees hired on or after January 1, 2013 who have been in PERS membership or in membership with a reciprocal retirement system, will receive benefits under the California Public Employees Retirement System at 2 percent at age 60 formula. This formula gradually increases to a maximum benefit of 2.418% at age 63. The District pays the employer share of these costs and the employee share of the pension cost of 7% is paid in full by the employees hired under this formula. Final retirement compensation calculations are based on the highest three-year average of regular, recurring pay. IRWDdoes not participate or pay into Social Security except for the Medicare portion. Medical Insurance IRWD contracts with CalPERS for medical insurance coverage. Employees may elect coverage from a variety of PPO and HMO plans. The employee and District contribution for health insurance varies by plan.Coverage is effective the first day of the month following the date of hire. Dental Insurance IRWD contracts with Delta Dental for dental coverage.IRWD pays 100% of the premium for dental coverage for eligible employees and their eligible dependents. Coverage is effective the first day of the month following the date of hire. Vision Insurance IRWD contracts with the EyeMed for vision coverage. IRWD pays 100% of the premium for vision coverage for eligible employees and their eligible dependents. Coverage is effective the first day of the month following the date of hire. Life Insurance Elgible employees are provided with life insurance coverage equal to three or four times their annual salary, depending on their level of compensation. Eligible dependents are also covered for a flat benefit amount. Coverage is effective the first day of the month following the date of hire. Deferred Compensation Participation in adeferred compensation plan is available through Empower Retirement. Enrollment is voluntary and contributions are employee-paid and subject to IRS limits. The District matches employee contributions up to 3% of base pay after 1 year of employment. Paid Vacation Eligible employees begin accruing vacation benefits at the rate of 80 hours per year for the first 5 years of employment and are eligible to use paid vacation time after 6 months of employment. Employees accrue 120 hours per year after 5 years of employment and 160 hours per year after 10 years of employment. Paid Holidays The District offers 11 scheduled paid holidaysplus one personal holiday per year. Sick Leave Eligible employees accrue 96 hours of sick leave annually. Flexible Spending Accounts Eligible employees may elect to participate in the District's Flex Advantage program. This program allows employees to deposit pre-tax dollars into special accounts to be used for a variety of purposes, including paying for qualified miscellaneous health care expenses and dependent care expenses. IRWD contracts with a third party administer to process payments from employee accounts using claim forms or a Flex Spending debit card. Educational Assistance The District will share in the pre-approved educational costs of tuition and books for employees who wish to attend college or take certification classes.
Irvine Ranch Water District, CA Irvine, California, United States
Dec 17, 2023
Full Time
General Description Summary of Duties Salary : Operator I - Salary $32.15 - $45.26/hourly Operator II - Salary $36.92 - $52.55/hourly Operator III - Salary $40.33 - $57.32/hourly The Irvine Ranch Water District is currently accepting applications for Operators at all levels in our Recycling Operations Department. Please click on the links below to review the full job description: Operator I Operator II Operator III Qualifications Operator I: Education High school graduation or equivalent Completion of two water or sewage treatment education courses at the community college level is required. Experience One year of experience in the operation of wastewater treatment plant, incorporating biological pond treatment, preliminary and primary treatment, Biological Nutrient Removal (BNR) activated sludge treatment, tertiary treatment and biosolids handling facilities is preferred. Water/Sewage Associates degree is desirable. Licenses Ability to obtain a valid Wastewater (WW) Operator-in-Training (OIT) Certification within 30 days of employment and ability to obtain Grade I Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Certificate within 18 months of employment is required. California State Water Resources Control Board Grade I Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Certificate highly desirable. Valid Class 'C' California Driver's License is required. Operator II: Education High school graduation or equivalent required. Experience Two years of experience in the operation of a sewage treatment plant, incorporating biological pond treatment, preliminary and primary treatment, Biological Nutrient Removal (BNR) activated sludge treatment, tertiary treatment, and biosolids handling facilities is required. Ability to read and interpret standard operating procedures (SOPs), operational manuals and required facility permits is required. Completion of fifteen college level units relating to water/sewage treatment or environmental studies, and/or Water/Sewage Associates Degree is preferred. Related Collections System Maintenance, Water Treatment, and/or Water Distribution Certifications highly desirable Licenses Valid Grade II WW Treatment Plant Operator Certificate issued by the California State Water Resources Control Board is required. Valid Class 'C' California Driver's License is required. Operator III: Education High School graduation or equivalent required. Completion of thirty college level units relating to water/sewage treatment or environmental studies is preferred. Water/Sewage Associate's Degree or equivalent is preferred. Experience Three years of experience in the operation of a Grade V wastewater recycling facility, incorporating biological pond treatment, preliminary and primary treatment, Biological Nutrient Removal (BNR) activated sludge treatment, tertiary treatment, membrane treatment, and biosolids handling facilities, or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. Ability to read and interpret standard operating procedures (SOP), blueprints, schematics, operational/maintenance manuals, required facility permits, and follows written and verbal instructions. Related Collections System Maintenance, Water Treatment, and/or Water Distribution Certifications are desired. Licenses Valid Grade III Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Certificate issued by the California State Water Resources Control Board required. Valid Class 'C' California Driver's License is required. Additional Information The physical and mental demands described below are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Language Ability and Interpersonal Communication Ability to effectively communicate both orally and written. Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of office/field employees, management and vendors. Represent District in a professional manner when dealing with outside contractors and regulatory agency officials. Ability to advise and provide interpretation to others on how to apply policies, procedures and standards to specific situations. Mathematical Ability Ability to perform basic mathematical functions, including college level algebra and geometry. Must be able to perform algebraic and geometry calculations and water/sewage calculations and formulas. Technology Ability Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). Keyboarding abilities sufficient to perform the job. Judgment and Situational Reasoning Ability Ability to use professional personal judgment and discretion in performing all job functions. Ability to use functional reasoning in performing influence functions such as mentoring, leading, teaching and training. Physical Requirements Will lift 50 lbs. on a routine basis. Must be certified annually to wear respiratory equipment. Must be clean shaven such that facial hair does not interfere with the fit of self-contained breathing apparatus. Ability to exert moderately heavy physical effort in moderate to heavy work, typically involving some combination of climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, lifting, carrying, pushing, twisting and pulling. Ability to operate equipment and machinery with some requiring complex and rapid adjustments, such as power hand and shop tools, shovel, motor vehicles, compressors, hoists, ladders, drafting tools, etc. Environmental Adaptability Ability to work under sometimes uncomfortable conditions with exposure to environmental factors such as raw sewage, toxic agents, wildlife, disease, equipment, traffic, or machinery. Ability to work in a confined space environment and in high locations. Shifts/Work Hours/Standby Operator I, II, III incumbents may be required to work, weekends, Holidays, night/day shift, and rotating shifts. Operator III incumbent will be required to participate in the Districts standby program, and adhere to scheduled or unscheduled overtime. IRWD offers a comprehensive benefits package for eligible employees and their eligible dependents. These benefits include the following: retirement benefits; medical, dental, vision, and life insurance; anda variety of other benefits. Benefits may vary based on employment status. This benefits overview is intended to be a summary, is not intended to be all-inclusive,and may not be applicable to all employees. Retirement Employees hired on or after January 1, 2013: The District, in compliance with the California Public Employees' Pension Reform Act of 2012 (PEPRA), implemented a third tier for new employees hired on or after January 1, 2013. New employees hired on or after January 1, 2013 who have not been in PERS membership or in membership with a reciprocal retirement system within 6 months of hire date will receive benefits under the California Public Employees Retirement System at a 2 percent at age 62 formula. This formula gradually increases to a maximum benefits of 2.5 percent at age 67. Final compensation calculations will be based on the highest three-year average of regular recurring pay. The District pays the employer's share of these costs. The employee share of the pension cost of 7.50% is paid in full by the employees hired under this formula. Employees hired on or after September 29, 2012 or "Classic" PERS members hired on or after January 1, 2013: On September 24, 2012, the IRWD Board of Directors approved the addition of a second tier to the CalPERS retirement benefits. New employees hired on or after September 29th through December 31, 2012, and employees hired on or after January 1, 2013 who have been in PERS membership or in membership with a reciprocal retirement system, will receive benefits under the California Public Employees Retirement System at 2 percent at age 60 formula. This formula gradually increases to a maximum benefit of 2.418% at age 63. The District pays the employer share of these costs and the employee share of the pension cost of 7% is paid in full by the employees hired under this formula. Final retirement compensation calculations are based on the highest three-year average of regular, recurring pay. IRWDdoes not participate or pay into Social Security except for the Medicare portion. Medical Insurance IRWD contracts with CalPERS for medical insurance coverage. Employees may elect coverage from a variety of PPO and HMO plans. The employee and District contribution for health insurance varies by plan.Coverage is effective the first day of the month following the date of hire. Dental Insurance IRWD contracts with Delta Dental for dental coverage.IRWD pays 100% of the premium for dental coverage for eligible employees and their eligible dependents. Coverage is effective the first day of the month following the date of hire. Vision Insurance IRWD contracts with the EyeMed for vision coverage. IRWD pays 100% of the premium for vision coverage for eligible employees and their eligible dependents. Coverage is effective the first day of the month following the date of hire. Life Insurance Elgible employees are provided with life insurance coverage equal to three or four times their annual salary, depending on their level of compensation. Eligible dependents are also covered for a flat benefit amount. Coverage is effective the first day of the month following the date of hire. Deferred Compensation Participation in adeferred compensation plan is available through Empower Retirement. Enrollment is voluntary and contributions are employee-paid and subject to IRS limits. The District matches employee contributions up to 3% of base pay after 1 year of employment. Paid Vacation Eligible employees begin accruing vacation benefits at the rate of 80 hours per year for the first 5 years of employment and are eligible to use paid vacation time after 6 months of employment. Employees accrue 120 hours per year after 5 years of employment and 160 hours per year after 10 years of employment. Paid Holidays The District offers 11 scheduled paid holidaysplus one personal holiday per year. Sick Leave Eligible employees accrue 96 hours of sick leave annually. Flexible Spending Accounts Eligible employees may elect to participate in the District's Flex Advantage program. This program allows employees to deposit pre-tax dollars into special accounts to be used for a variety of purposes, including paying for qualified miscellaneous health care expenses and dependent care expenses. IRWD contracts with a third party administer to process payments from employee accounts using claim forms or a Flex Spending debit card. Educational Assistance The District will share in the pre-approved educational costs of tuition and books for employees who wish to attend college or take certification classes.
Irvine Ranch Water District, CA Irvine, California, United States
Dec 17, 2023
Full Time
General Description We are excited to announce that we are accepting applications for the position of S enior Network Administrator! The District Irvine Ranch Water District (IRWD) is a progressive, values-driven agency, with an international reputation for its leading-edge financial management practices, water recycling program, water use efficiency practices, water banking, urban runoff treatment, and energy generation and storage. Established in 1961 as a California Water District under the provisions of the California Water Code, IRWD is an independent special district serving central Orange County. IRWD provides high-quality drinking water, reliable sewage collection and treatment, ground-breaking recycled water programs, and environmentally sound urban runoff treatment to its customers. As an independent, not-for-profit public agency, IRWD is governed by a publicly elected five-member Board of Directors. The Board is responsible for the District's policies and decision-making. Day-to-day operations are supervised by the General Manager. Additional information can be found at the District's website: www.IRWD.com. The Position The Senior Network Administrator is responsible for administration and support of computer-based networks, network operating systems, cloud networking and configuration, identity management, wireless technologies, scripting, Microsoft 365, Active Directory, security, DR, backup, and related network applications software. Summary of Duties Perform hardware support for network equipment, servers, backup systems and hybrid computing environments. Perform software and operating system support for network equipment, servers, backup systems, hybrid computing environments and cloud services. Review requirements and recommend selection of network equipment, servers, backup systems, hybrid computing environments, cloud services and related software. Perform planning, scheduling and installation of network equipment, servers, backup systems, hybrid computing environments, cloud services and related software. Perform operating system level analysis and programming as required. Perform database configuration, administration, and support for server database systems as required. Provide user assistance as required. Perform other duties as assigned. Comply with safety work-related practices and attend relevant safety training. Qualifications Education: A combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Network Engineering, or related field. For degrees obtained outside of the U.S., an official equivalency evaluation is required. Experience: Five (5) years experience in information systems, enterprise networks and associated software products is required. Five (5) years experience with VMware and Cisco administration and installation is desired . Three (3) years experience with Microsoft Windows Server and Active Directory system administration and installation, three (3) years experience with SAN administration or hybrid computing installation is desired . Three (3) years experience supporting Checkpoint Firewalls or equivalent desired. Licenses/Certifications: Valid Class ‘C’ California Driver’s License is required. Cisco CCNP (Cisco Certified Network Professional), VMware VCP (VMware Certified Professional), and/or AZ-800 Training; Administering Windows Server Hybrid Core Infrastructure, AZ-801; Configuring Windows Server Hybrid Advanced Services desired. Additional Information IRWD Corporate Values Irvine Ranch Water District believes that its values drive the character, culture, and capacity of our organization. IRWD was built on values, and we weave them into the fabric of everything we do. Values are the ingredients in our recipe for both institutional and individual success. They are a code of conduct to promote positive outcomes for others and ourselves. They are more than words on a wall or a website. We live by them every day. We pledge to keep them relevant in an ever-changing world. IRWD's employees enjoy working in a safe, supportive, and nurturing environment where they form strong bonds with fellow employees. To ensure effective communication and promote a collaborative team environment, employees report to work each day in the office or in the field, depending on their positions. The physical and mental demands described below are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Language Ability and Interpersonal Communication Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of office/field employees and management. Represent District in a professional manner when dealing with outside suppliers and customers. Ability to explain, demonstrate and clarify to others within well established policies, procedures and standards, as well as the ability to follow specific instructions and respond to simple and difficult requests from others. Mathematical Ability Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide and calculate percentages, decimals and fractions. Technology Ability Proficient with the use of MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). Keyboarding abilities sufficient to perform the job. Judgment and Situational Reasoning Ability Ability to use good personal judgment and discretion in performing all job functions. Physical Requirements Regularly required to sit, bend, stoop and stand. Occasionally required to lift up to 50 lbs. Environmental Adaptability Noise level is generally equivalent to typical office environment. Ability to work in an environment which may expose employee to hazardous materials and environment. Occasional visits to construction sites where noise level may be higher than typical office environment. IRWD offers a comprehensive benefits package for eligible employees and their eligible dependents. These benefits include the following: retirement benefits; medical, dental, vision, and life insurance; anda variety of other benefits. Benefits may vary based on employment status. This benefits overview is intended to be a summary, is not intended to be all-inclusive,and may not be applicable to all employees. Retirement Employees hired on or after January 1, 2013: The District, in compliance with the California Public Employees' Pension Reform Act of 2012 (PEPRA), implemented a third tier for new employees hired on or after January 1, 2013. New employees hired on or after January 1, 2013 who have not been in PERS membership or in membership with a reciprocal retirement system within 6 months of hire date will receive benefits under the California Public Employees Retirement System at a 2 percent at age 62 formula. This formula gradually increases to a maximum benefits of 2.5 percent at age 67. Final compensation calculations will be based on the highest three-year average of regular recurring pay. The District pays the employer's share of these costs. The employee share of the pension cost of 7.50% is paid in full by the employees hired under this formula. Employees hired on or after September 29, 2012 or "Classic" PERS members hired on or after January 1, 2013: On September 24, 2012, the IRWD Board of Directors approved the addition of a second tier to the CalPERS retirement benefits. New employees hired on or after September 29th through December 31, 2012, and employees hired on or after January 1, 2013 who have been in PERS membership or in membership with a reciprocal retirement system, will receive benefits under the California Public Employees Retirement System at 2 percent at age 60 formula. This formula gradually increases to a maximum benefit of 2.418% at age 63. The District pays the employer share of these costs and the employee share of the pension cost of 7% is paid in full by the employees hired under this formula. Final retirement compensation calculations are based on the highest three-year average of regular, recurring pay. IRWDdoes not participate or pay into Social Security except for the Medicare portion. Medical Insurance IRWD contracts with CalPERS for medical insurance coverage. Employees may elect coverage from a variety of PPO and HMO plans. The employee and District contribution for health insurance varies by plan.Coverage is effective the first day of the month following the date of hire. Dental Insurance IRWD contracts with Delta Dental for dental coverage.IRWD pays 100% of the premium for dental coverage for eligible employees and their eligible dependents. Coverage is effective the first day of the month following the date of hire. Vision Insurance IRWD contracts with the EyeMed for vision coverage. IRWD pays 100% of the premium for vision coverage for eligible employees and their eligible dependents. Coverage is effective the first day of the month following the date of hire. Life Insurance Elgible employees are provided with life insurance coverage equal to three or four times their annual salary, depending on their level of compensation. Eligible dependents are also covered for a flat benefit amount. Coverage is effective the first day of the month following the date of hire. Deferred Compensation Participation in adeferred compensation plan is available through Empower Retirement. Enrollment is voluntary and contributions are employee-paid and subject to IRS limits. The District matches employee contributions up to 3% of base pay after 1 year of employment. Paid Vacation Eligible employees begin accruing vacation benefits at the rate of 80 hours per year for the first 5 years of employment and are eligible to use paid vacation time after 6 months of employment. Employees accrue 120 hours per year after 5 years of employment and 160 hours per year after 10 years of employment. Paid Holidays The District offers 11 scheduled paid holidaysplus one personal holiday per year. Sick Leave Eligible employees accrue 96 hours of sick leave annually. Flexible Spending Accounts Eligible employees may elect to participate in the District's Flex Advantage program. This program allows employees to deposit pre-tax dollars into special accounts to be used for a variety of purposes, including paying for qualified miscellaneous health care expenses and dependent care expenses. IRWD contracts with a third party administer to process payments from employee accounts using claim forms or a Flex Spending debit card. Educational Assistance The District will share in the pre-approved educational costs of tuition and books for employees who wish to attend college or take certification classes. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Irvine Ranch Water District, CA Irvine, California, United States
Dec 17, 2023
Full Time
General Description We are excited to announce that we are accepting applications for the position of Water Operations Manager! The District Irvine Ranch Water District (IRWD) is a progressive, values-driven agency, with an international reputation for its leading-edge financial management practices, water recycling program, water use efficiency practices, water banking, urban runoff treatment, and energy generation and storage. Established in 1961 as a California Water District under the provisions of the California Water Code, IRWD is an independent special district serving central Orange County. IRWD provides high-quality drinking water, reliable sewage collection and treatment, ground-breaking recycled water programs, and environmentally sound urban runoff treatment to its customers. As an independent, not-for-profit public agency, IRWD is governed by a publicly elected five-member Board of Directors. The Board is responsible for the District's policies and decision-making. Day-to-day operations are supervised by the General Manager. Additional information can be found at the District's website: www.IRWD.com. The Water Operations Manager, under general administrative direction, is responsible for managing, directing, and safely integrating the planning, operation and maintenance, budgeting, and personnel of the District’s water treatment facilities and distribution infrastructure. This position receives administrative direction from and reports to the Director of Recycling Operations, directs the work of subordinate supervisors and employees assigned to the Water Operations department and is responsible for operations and federal and state regulations regarding the water treatment, production, storage, and water and recycled water distribution. As a management position, this position will also interface and coordinate with other departments and other members of the IRWD Management Team. Irvine Ranch Water District practices shared values that drive the character, culture, and capacity of our organization, and all managers are expected to champion these values. Summary of Duties The following is a non-exclusive list of essential duties and responsibilities. The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar or related as determined by the incumbent’s supervisor. Manage domestic and recycled water system operators in the operation and maintenance of turnouts, wells, pipelines, valves, pumps, control structures, chlorination stations, treatment plants, hydroelectric power stations and reservoirs. Oversee the operation and management of advanced treatment systems, including but not limited to Reverse Osmosis, Nanofiltration, and Micro Filtration treatment plants. Ability to analyze the District’s treatment facilities and implement operational changes as required to ensure safe and efficient operation. Supervise and oversee the use of the water treatment and distribution system control and monitoring systems. Provide input and direction on the development and administration of system reports, graphics, alarm points, control schemes, etc. Assist in the management of the District’s groundwater pumping and imported water programs. Provide on-going training of operators in the operation of the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems. Plan, organize, analyze, and evaluate domestic and recycle water system operational modes. Plan and implement operational changes to ensure system reliability, acceptable water quality, water conservation and minimize cost of service. Develop annual Potable Water and Recycled Water reservoir management plans to forecast usage, demands, manage reservoir elevation and storage, water supply available, and the purchase of treated and untreated water. Responsible for the implementation and updating of the plan. Prepare various weekly, monthly, and semi-annual reports including reservoir surveillance, water, and energy usage regarding System Operations. Prepare technical and non-technical reports on plant operations, flows, and plant parameters. Prepare and present operational plans and special studies as needed. Oversee and manage the monitoring, tracking, and historicizing of required operational and process data from SCADA and other sources needed to develop regulatory compliance and process performance reporting. This includes but is not limited to the District’s Operational database, Enterprise Asset Management software, and reporting systems (WIMS, Maximo, etc.). Supervise major pipelines, pump station, reservoir and turnout shutdowns and tests. Coordinate major operational changes with the Engineering, Water Recycling, and Customer Service Departments. Safety is a key Value at IRWD, and this position will support and advocate for safe practices. Ensure appropriate safety training for work being performed by assigned staff. Ensure safety meetings (tailgates) are held bi-weekly. Conduct planned visual safety inspections and report findings to the Safety office monthly. All employees are required to notify their supervisor and the Safety Office of any sub-standard working conditions. Train System Operators in procedures and system operations techniques, including adjustment of pressure control structures, handling of chemical systems, maintenance of system monitoring and control equipment and testing and repair of system components. Assist in the development, administration, and enforcement of District policies and procedures as approved by the General Manager and the Board of Directors, including assisting Operations management team in the interpreting of existing and new policies and procedures. Assist in preparation of the District’s bi-annual operating budget for Water Operations. Preparing data for quarterly and annual O&M budget performance reporting. Initiate requests and follow all District procurement policies for purchase of chemicals, supplies, parts, materials, tools, and equipment required to efficiently operate the department. Prepare and present justifications for large purchases of equipment as needed. Review and approve invoices for materials purchased. Ensure an effective communications log regarding plant procedures and maintenance is maintained. Conduct regular department meetings. Participate in regular managerial and supervisory meetings. Participate in the recruitment, selection, counseling, and training of employees. Review and evaluate performance of assigned personnel on a timely basis; recommend salary adjustments, promotions, and disciplinary action for assigned staff. Review and prepare feedback comments on preliminary construction project plans from Technical Services and consulting engineering firms as needed. Attend pre-construction and planning/design meetings for water treatment infrastructure and distribution system facilities. Respond to emergencies and participate in the scheduled emergency standby program as needed. Responsible for all other work-related duties. Qualifications A combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in one of the following areas: Environmental Science, Chemistry, Water Utility Science, Water Treatment, or a closely related field. Six years of progressively responsible experience in water utility systems operation and management, with four of those six years in a supervisory capacity. Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Microsoft Access, Microsoft Project, Enterprise Asset Management software (Maximo), and budgeting software is highly desirable. LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS: Valid Class C California Driver's License required. Valid Grade T5 Water Treatment Operator Certificate issued by the State of California State Water Resources Control Board required. Valid Grade D5 Water Distribution Operator Certificate issued by the State of California State Water Resources Control Board preferred. Additional Information IRWD Corporate Values Irvine Ranch Water District believes that its values drive the character, culture, and capacity of our organization. IRWD was built on values, and we weave them into the fabric of everything we do. Values are the ingredients in our recipe for both institutional and individual success. They are a code of conduct to promote positive outcomes for others and ourselves. They are more than words on a wall or a website. We live by them every day. We pledge to keep them relevant in an ever-changing world. IRWD's employees enjoy working in a safe, supportive, and nurturing environment where they form strong bonds with fellow employees. To ensure effective communication and promote a collaborative team environment, employees report to work each day in the office or in the field, depending on their positions. The physical and mental demands described below are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. Language Ability and Interpersonal Communication Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of office/field employees and management. Represent District in a professional manner when dealing with outside suppliers and customers. Ability to explain, demonstrate and clarify to others within well established policies, procedures and standards, as well as the ability to follow specific instructions and respond to simple and difficult requests from others. Mathematical Ability Ability to add, subtract, multiply, divide and calculate percentages, fractions and decimals. Judgment and Situational Reasoning Ability Ability to use good personal judgment and discretion in performing all job functions. Must be self-motivated and have excellent oral/written communication skills. Must be organized with the ability to multi-task and make decisions independently. Physical Requirements Will lift 80 pounds on a routine basis. Must be certified annually to wear respiratory equipment. Must be clean shaven such that any facial hair does not interfere with the fit of self-contained breathing apparatus. Environmental Adaptability Noise level may be higher than the typical office environment. Ability to work in an environment which may expose employee to hazardous materials and environment. IRWD offers a comprehensive benefits package for eligible employees and their eligible dependents. These benefits include the following: retirement benefits; medical, dental, vision, and life insurance; anda variety of other benefits. Benefits may vary based on employment status. This benefits overview is intended to be a summary, is not intended to be all-inclusive,and may not be applicable to all employees. Retirement Employees hired on or after January 1, 2013: The District, in compliance with the California Public Employees' Pension Reform Act of 2012 (PEPRA), implemented a third tier for new employees hired on or after January 1, 2013. New employees hired on or after January 1, 2013 who have not been in PERS membership or in membership with a reciprocal retirement system within 6 months of hire date will receive benefits under the California Public Employees Retirement System at a 2 percent at age 62 formula. This formula gradually increases to a maximum benefits of 2.5 percent at age 67. Final compensation calculations will be based on the highest three-year average of regular recurring pay. The District pays the employer's share of these costs. The employee share of the pension cost of 7.50% is paid in full by the employees hired under this formula. Employees hired on or after September 29, 2012 or "Classic" PERS members hired on or after January 1, 2013: On September 24, 2012, the IRWD Board of Directors approved the addition of a second tier to the CalPERS retirement benefits. New employees hired on or after September 29th through December 31, 2012, and employees hired on or after January 1, 2013 who have been in PERS membership or in membership with a reciprocal retirement system, will receive benefits under the California Public Employees Retirement System at 2 percent at age 60 formula. This formula gradually increases to a maximum benefit of 2.418% at age 63. The District pays the employer share of these costs and the employee share of the pension cost of 7% is paid in full by the employees hired under this formula. Final retirement compensation calculations are based on the highest three-year average of regular, recurring pay. IRWDdoes not participate or pay into Social Security except for the Medicare portion. Medical Insurance IRWD contracts with CalPERS for medical insurance coverage. Employees may elect coverage from a variety of PPO and HMO plans. The employee and District contribution for health insurance varies by plan.Coverage is effective the first day of the month following the date of hire. Dental Insurance IRWD contracts with Delta Dental for dental coverage.IRWD pays 100% of the premium for dental coverage for eligible employees and their eligible dependents. Coverage is effective the first day of the month following the date of hire. Vision Insurance IRWD contracts with the EyeMed for vision coverage. IRWD pays 100% of the premium for vision coverage for eligible employees and their eligible dependents. Coverage is effective the first day of the month following the date of hire. Life Insurance Elgible employees are provided with life insurance coverage equal to three or four times their annual salary, depending on their level of compensation. Eligible dependents are also covered for a flat benefit amount. Coverage is effective the first day of the month following the date of hire. Deferred Compensation Participation in adeferred compensation plan is available through Empower Retirement. Enrollment is voluntary and contributions are employee-paid and subject to IRS limits. The District matches employee contributions up to 3% of base pay after 1 year of employment. Paid Vacation Eligible employees begin accruing vacation benefits at the rate of 80 hours per year for the first 5 years of employment and are eligible to use paid vacation time after 6 months of employment. Employees accrue 120 hours per year after 5 years of employment and 160 hours per year after 10 years of employment. Paid Holidays The District offers 11 scheduled paid holidaysplus one personal holiday per year. Sick Leave Eligible employees accrue 96 hours of sick leave annually. Flexible Spending Accounts Eligible employees may elect to participate in the District's Flex Advantage program. This program allows employees to deposit pre-tax dollars into special accounts to be used for a variety of purposes, including paying for qualified miscellaneous health care expenses and dependent care expenses. IRWD contracts with a third party administer to process payments from employee accounts using claim forms or a Flex Spending debit card. Educational Assistance The District will share in the pre-approved educational costs of tuition and books for employees who wish to attend college or take certification classes.
Irvine Ranch Water District, CA Irvine, California, United States
Dec 01, 2023
Full Time
General Description We are excited to announce we are currently accepting applications for a Senior Electrical and Instrumentation Technician! The District Irvine Ranch Water District (IRWD) is a progressive, values-driven agency, with an international reputation for its leading-edge financial management practices, water recycling program, water use efficiency practices, water banking, urban runoff treatment, and energy generation and storage. Established in 1961 as a California Water District under the provisions of the California Water Code, IRWD is an independent special district serving central Orange County. IRWD provides high-quality drinking water, reliable sewage collection and treatment, ground-breaking recycled water programs, and environmentally sound urban runoff treatment to its customers. As an independent, not-for-profit public agency, IRWD is governed by a publicly elected five-member Board of Directors. The Board is responsible for the District's policies and decision-making. Day-to-day operations are supervised by the General Manager. Additional information can be found at the District's website: www.IRWD.com. IRWD Corporate Values Irvine Ranch Water District believes that its values drive the character, culture, and capacity of our organization. IRWD was built on values, and we weave them into the fabric of everything we do. Values are the ingredients in our recipe for both institutional and individual success. They are a code of conduct to promote positive outcomes for others and ourselves. They are more than words on a wall or a website. We live by them every day. We pledge to keep them relevant in an ever-changing world. IRWD's employees enjoy working in a safe, supportive, and nurturing environment where they form strong bonds with fellow employees. To ensure effective communication and promote a collaborative team environment, employees report to work each day in the office or in the field, depending on their positions. The Position: Under general supervision, the Senior Electrical and Instrumentation Technician performs a wide variety of skilled journey-level duties in maintenance, design, modification, construction, installation, and repair of electrical and instrumentation systems, machinery, motors, equipment, devices, plant control systems, and related facilities of District domestic and reclaimed water distribution systems, sewage collection systems, water treatment systems and Bio-solids and gas recovery systems. Provide quality and cost effective service to customers. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS Positions at this level are distinguished from other classes within the series by the level of responsibility assumed and the complexity of the duties assigned. Employees perform the most difficult and responsible types of duties within the series. Summary of Duties Lead and train lower level staff. Plan and execute system modifications. Develop and perform infrared thermography routes. Maintain reporting database. Develop testing routes and perform electric motor predictive maintenance testing utilizing electric motor analyzer. Schedule and oversee the protective relay and circuit breaker testing program. Plan, coordinate and manage projects performed by outside Contractors. Install, maintain, calibrate, repair, troubleshoot, test, and modify: Electrical equipment and systems - electric motors, motorized valves, hand and power tools, conduit and wire systems, electrical inspections and start-up testing, building and area lighting, repair enunciation systems, access control systems, cathodic protection, etc. Control Systems - Motor controls, variable frequency drives (VFD's), engine controls, lighting controls. Instrument control loops, PLCs, HVAC controls, pneumatic control systems, etc. Power Distribution Systems - 5 KV power distribution systems, switchboards, motor control centers (MCC's), transformers, power panels, grounding systems, generators, automatic transfer switches, uninterruptable power supply (UPS) systems, solar arrays, etc. Instrumentation systems- Analytical instrumentation (PH, conductivity, turbidity, DO, ORP, chlorine, etc.), safety instrumentation (fixed and portable gas detectors, LEL detectors, etc.), process control instrumentation (air and water flow meters, Proportional Integral Derivative (PID) controllers, level and pressure instrumentation, chemical injection systems, etc.) Read and interpret electrical drawings, schematics, power distribution drawings, control panel wiring diagrams, and installation manuals for electrical and instrumentation systems. Provide working drawings. Ability, when called upon, to work on electrical systems up to and including 4160 volts. This would include motor controls, motors, power panels, etc. Perform preventive, corrective, predictive, and demand maintenance on all electrical and instrumentation systems. Requisition supplies, materials, tools and equipment utilizing a computerized Purchase Requisition system to ensure maintenance of stock and supply. Process and track work orders utilizing a Computerized Maintenance Management system (CMMS). Ability to utilize the Oracle and other District utilized computerized system(s). Coordinate and work with outside agencies and companies to complete assigned tasks. Participate in the department after-hours standby program. Work in vaults and other confined spaces utilizing proper safety techniques and equipment in accordance with Cal-OSHA, District, and departmental safety policies and procedures. Comply with District safety work-related practices and attend relevant safety training. Perform other related duties as assigned. Qualifications Education: A combination of education and experience equivalent to one year of college course work in the area of electronics is required. For degrees obtained outside of the U.S., an official equivalency evaluation is required. Experience: Four years of journey level experience installing and maintaining industrial or production electrical equipment, process instrumentation, analytical instrumentation or electronic equipment is required. License/Certification: California Class C Driver's License is required. Grade II CWEA Electrical/Instrumentation Technologist Certificate desired. Additional Information The physical and mental demands described below are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Language Ability and Interpersonal Communication Ability to effectively communicate both oral and written. Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of office/field employees, management and vendors. Represent District in a professional manner when dealing with outside suppliers and customers. Ability to advise and provide interpretation to others on how to apply policies, procedures and standards to specific situations. Mathematical Ability Ability to add, subtract, multiply, divide, and calculate percentages, fractions and decimals. Knowledge of algebra, basic geometry and basic trigonometry. Technology Ability Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite. Ability to utilize, IBM Maximo, and Oracle computerized system. Judgment and Situational Reasoning Ability Ability to use good personal judgment and discretion in performing all job functions. Read, interpret and apply National Electric Code and other NFPA guidelines in all applications. Physical Requirements Will lift 50 lbs. on a routine basis and 75 lbs. with assistance on an infrequent basis. Must be certified annually to wear respiratory equipment. Must be clean-shaven such that facial hair does not interfere with the fit of self-contained breathing apparatus. Ability to exert moderately heavy physical effort in moderate to heavy work, typically involving some combination of climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling. Ability to work at heights of 55 ft. Ability to operate equipment and machinery with some requiring complex and rapid adjustments, such as hand and power tools, facility and truck mounted cranes, forklifts, scaffoldings and man-lifts and test meters associated with the electrical/instrumentation trade. Environmental Adaptability Ability to work under sometimes uncomfortable conditions with exposure to environmental factors such as electricity up to 5 KV, explosive environments, weather, toxic agents, wildlife, disease, equipment, traffic, or machinery. IRWD offers a comprehensive benefits package for eligible employees and their eligible dependents. These benefits include the following: retirement benefits; medical, dental, vision, and life insurance; anda variety of other benefits. Benefits may vary based on employment status. This benefits overview is intended to be a summary, is not intended to be all-inclusive,and may not be applicable to all employees. Retirement Employees hired on or after January 1, 2013: The District, in compliance with the California Public Employees' Pension Reform Act of 2012 (PEPRA), implemented a third tier for new employees hired on or after January 1, 2013. New employees hired on or after January 1, 2013 who have not been in PERS membership or in membership with a reciprocal retirement system within 6 months of hire date will receive benefits under the California Public Employees Retirement System at a 2 percent at age 62 formula. This formula gradually increases to a maximum benefits of 2.5 percent at age 67. Final compensation calculations will be based on the highest three-year average of regular recurring pay. The District pays the employer's share of these costs. The employee share of the pension cost of 7.50% is paid in full by the employees hired under this formula. Employees hired on or after September 29, 2012 or "Classic" PERS members hired on or after January 1, 2013: On September 24, 2012, the IRWD Board of Directors approved the addition of a second tier to the CalPERS retirement benefits. New employees hired on or after September 29th through December 31, 2012, and employees hired on or after January 1, 2013 who have been in PERS membership or in membership with a reciprocal retirement system, will receive benefits under the California Public Employees Retirement System at 2 percent at age 60 formula. This formula gradually increases to a maximum benefit of 2.418% at age 63. The District pays the employer share of these costs and the employee share of the pension cost of 7% is paid in full by the employees hired under this formula. Final retirement compensation calculations are based on the highest three-year average of regular, recurring pay. IRWDdoes not participate or pay into Social Security except for the Medicare portion. Medical Insurance IRWD contracts with CalPERS for medical insurance coverage. Employees may elect coverage from a variety of PPO and HMO plans. The employee and District contribution for health insurance varies by plan.Coverage is effective the first day of the month following the date of hire. Dental Insurance IRWD contracts with Delta Dental for dental coverage.IRWD pays 100% of the premium for dental coverage for eligible employees and their eligible dependents. Coverage is effective the first day of the month following the date of hire. Vision Insurance IRWD contracts with the EyeMed for vision coverage. IRWD pays 100% of the premium for vision coverage for eligible employees and their eligible dependents. Coverage is effective the first day of the month following the date of hire. Life Insurance Elgible employees are provided with life insurance coverage equal to three or four times their annual salary, depending on their level of compensation. Eligible dependents are also covered for a flat benefit amount. Coverage is effective the first day of the month following the date of hire. Deferred Compensation Participation in adeferred compensation plan is available through Empower Retirement. Enrollment is voluntary and contributions are employee-paid and subject to IRS limits. The District matches employee contributions up to 3% of base pay after 1 year of employment. Paid Vacation Eligible employees begin accruing vacation benefits at the rate of 80 hours per year for the first 5 years of employment and are eligible to use paid vacation time after 6 months of employment. Employees accrue 120 hours per year after 5 years of employment and 160 hours per year after 10 years of employment. Paid Holidays The District offers 11 scheduled paid holidaysplus one personal holiday per year. Sick Leave Eligible employees accrue 96 hours of sick leave annually. Flexible Spending Accounts Eligible employees may elect to participate in the District's Flex Advantage program. This program allows employees to deposit pre-tax dollars into special accounts to be used for a variety of purposes, including paying for qualified miscellaneous health care expenses and dependent care expenses. IRWD contracts with a third party administer to process payments from employee accounts using claim forms or a Flex Spending debit card. Educational Assistance The District will share in the pre-approved educational costs of tuition and books for employees who wish to attend college or take certification classes. Closing Date/Time: Continuous