Sanitation District Maintenance and Operations Supervisor

  • Sacramento County, CA
  • Sacramento, California
  • Jan 01, 2022
Building Maintenance Clerical and Administrative Support Sanitation and Solid Waste
  • Salary: $83,728.80 - $101,748.24 Annually USD

Job Description

The Position

This is a continuous filing exam. The next filing cut-offs are at 5:00 pm on:
7/16/2021, 10/15/2021, 1/14/2022, 4/15/2022, 7/15/2022, 10/14/2022, 1/20/2023

Sanitation District Maintenance & Operations Supervisors, under direction, supervise staff engaged in the inspection, cleaning, repair, preventive maintenance and minor construction of sewer lines and the operation, maintenance and repair of pump and lift stations of the Sanitation Districts Agency in Sacramento County.
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Examples of Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of
  • Basic principles of supervisory responsibilities and training methods
  • Equipment and methods for cleaning and repairing pipelines involved in the conveyance of wastewater
  • Pipe types and pipe materials used in the maintenance and repair of wastewater systems
  • Methods, materials, tools, and equipment, including their operation, maintenance, capacities and limitations, used in the maintenance and repair of wastewater collection systems, including electrical and mechanical motors and pumps at pump and lift stations
  • General Safety Orders and Construction Safety Orders as issued by OSHA for personal safety
  • Various computer programs and software including computerized maintenance management systems and Supervisor Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems
  • Environmental considerations, policies, procedures and agreements with government agencies and jurisdictions
  • Math principles such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division
  • Purchasing contracts, policies and procedures for purchasing rental agreements, equipment and supplies
  • Policies and procedures regarding gas detection devices, confined space, and handling of hazardous materials
  • Traffic control and worksite safety methods
Ability to
  • Plan, organize, supervise and direct the work processes of others
  • Communicate clearly, concisely and courteously with co-workers, other employees, customers, and the general public
  • Record data, prepare work orders, and write investigatory reports
  • Provide good customer service, work in a team environment and establish good relationships with co-workers, the public, and other customers
  • Recognize abilities of employees and their competence for various duties and recommend training
  • Read and interpret plans and specifications
  • Investigate service requests
  • Be flexible, decisive and make responsible decisions
  • Identify plants and rodents and determine their control by herbicides and pesticides
  • Make decisions in emergency situations
  • Read and understand maps
  • Direct and train staff
  • Read and interpret electronic controls

Employment Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

A valid California Driver License, Class C or higher;

- AND -

The Grade 2 California Water Environmental Association (CWEA) Collection System Maintenance Certification

- AND -

1. One year of full-time, paid experience employed by the County of Sacramento supervising work involved in highway maintenance, stormwater drainage, airfield maintenance, or construction inspection.

2. Two years of full-time, paid experience in the class of Sanitation District Maintenance and Operations Senior Technician, Mechanical Maintenance Technician and/or Underground Construction and Maintenance Specialist in Sacramento County service.

3. Two years of full-time, paid experience in the public or private sector as a lead worker or supervisor over crews performing, inspecting or planning/scheduling the maintenance, construction, repair or cleaning of wastewater systems, storm drainage systems, or water distribution systems.

Note: The following education may be substituted for one year of experience in either pattern 2 or 3 above: Possession of an Associate's degree or higher from an accredited college or university in engineering technology or civil, environmental or mechanical engineering; management, business or public administration; or construction management technology or construction management.

Note: The word "experience" referenced in the minimum qualifications means full-time paid experience unless the job announcement states that volunteer experience is acceptable. Part-time paid experience may be accumulated and pro-rated to meet the total experience requirements.

Note: If the minimum qualifications include an educational or certificate/license requirement, applicants must submit proof of requirements with the application. Failure to submit proof of requirements may result in disqualification from the examination. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. For guidelines on submitting acceptable proof of educational requirements, please click here or speak to someone in our office before the cut-off date listed in this notice.

General Qualifications

Driver's License: Incumbents appointed to this class are required to maintain a valid California driver's license, Class C.

Failure to maintain the appropriate California driver's license constitutes cause for personnel action in accordance with Civil Service Rule 11.4. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to disability will be reviewed on a case by case basis.

Certificates/licenses: Incumbents must obtain the Grade 3 CWEA for Collection System Maintenance Certification within two years of permanent appointment to this class or within two CWEA exam cycles after the date of appointment to this class, whichever is greater.

Failure to obtain and maintain the appropriate certificates as described above may constitute cause for termination from this class in accordance with Civil Service Rules and/or applicable bargaining unit agreement.

Physical Abilities: Positions in this class require the incumbent to be able to:
  • Sit for periods up to one hour while driving to work sites
  • Stand and walk on a consistent and daily basis
  • When working at the wastewater collection systems sites instructing employees, planning work to be performed or reviewing completed work, discussing plans and specifications with contractors, etc., incumbents will be required to:
    • Bend, stoop, kneel, and crouch
    • Reach above the shoulder
    • Climb ladders with a maximum capacity of 300 pounds
    • Lift and carry up to 60 pounds without assistance
    • Walk on uneven surfaces
    • Climb into and out of excavations
    • Wear respirators or breathing devices
    • Enter and exit restricted entrances of 24 inches in diameter.
Individuals who do not meet these physical requirements due to disability will be reviewed on a case by case basis.

Working Conditions: Positions in this class require the incumbent to be able to:
  • Work outside in all weather conditions on a daily basis and subject to temperatures rarely under 32 degrees and occasionally over 100 degrees.
  • Work in enclosed areas where the temperature may occasionally exceed 100 degrees or rarely reach lows below 20 degrees.
  • Work in enclosed and confined spaces.
  • Work in trenches up to 23 feet, or more, in depth.
  • Work around dust, fumes, smoke, gases, noise, contaminated and non-contaminated water, chemicals such as silica and solvents, machinery and equipment with moving parts, moving vehicles, traffic, fumes and/or odors.
Shift, Weekend and Holiday Work: Wastewater collection systems operation and maintenance work is performed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. All employees in this class will be subject to working shifts, weekend, holidays, overtime and standby.

Background/Criminal History: The County may access criminal history information on candidates who have accepted a conditional offer of appointment for this class consistent with the provisions of Board of Supervisors Resolution No. 82-602, Personnel Policies and Procedures B-5, and applicable federal and state laws. The County shall not consider for employment any candidate who has been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor that relates to or impacts the candidate's ability to perform the job duties of this class unless it is determined that mitigating circumstances exist. For purposes of accessing criminal history information, the candidate will be fingerprinted. A subsequent arrest notification may be obtained.

Probationary Period
The probationary period for this classification is six (6) months.

Application and Testing Information


Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. All applicants must complete and submit an online County of Sacramento employment application by 5:00 PM on the posted cut-off date. Click here to apply.

County of Sacramento
Department of Personnel Services
Employment Services Division
700 H Street, Room 4667
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone (916) 874-5593; 7-1-1 California Relay Service

Inter-Office Mail Code: 09-4667
  • Employment applications and all documentation requested in this announcement must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on the cut-off date.
  • Employment Services is not responsible for any issues or delays caused by an applicant's computer or web browser. Applicants will be automatically logged out if they have not submitted their applications and all documentation prior to 5:00 p.m. on the cut-off date.
  • Your application should highlight all relevant education, training, and experience, and clearly indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications for the position as of the cut-off date.
  • Application information must be current, concise and related to the requirements in this job announcement. You may only apply for this recruitment once. Duplicate and incomplete applications will be disqualified.
  • A resume may be included with your application, however it will not substitute for the information requested on the application.


Applicants are required to provide a full and complete response to each supplemental question. The Supplemental Questionnaire is located in the tab marked "Supplemental Questions". Please be descriptive in your response.

Note:Responses of "See Resume" or "See Application", or copy and paste of work experience are not qualifying responses and will not be considered.
  • Supplemental Questionnaires must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on the cut-off date. Employment Services is not responsible for any issues or delays caused by an applicant's computer or web browser. Applicants will be automatically logged out if they have not submitted their applications and all documentation prior to 5:00 p.m. on the cut-off date.
  • The supplemental questions are designed to elicit specific information regarding a candidate's experience, education, and training. Responses should be consistent with the information on your application and are subject to verification.
  • Please provide place of employment, pertinent dates, and concise, descriptive and detailed information for each question.
  • If a job included responsibilities applicable to several questions, separate the different functions of the job to answer all the questions completely.
  • Resumes or referral to the application or other questionnaire responses will not be accepted in lieu of completing each question.
  • If you have no experience, write "no experience" for the appropriate question.
  • For many individuals, it is more efficient to develop responses to the supplemental questions in a word processing document and then paste them into the final document to be submitted. Changes or corrections to your Supplemental Questionnaire cannot be made once your application packet has been submitted.
  • If the Supplemental Questionnaire is used in the Formula Rate exam, failure to complete all of the questions or incomplete responses will result in a lower score. While scoring the Supplemental Questionnaire, the candidate's application and/or attachments will not be reviewed , therefore, a candidate's responses to the questions should be accurate, thorough, detailed, and complete.


All candidates meeting the minimum qualifications by the cut-off date will have their Supplemental Questionnaire scored in the Formula Rate Examination.

This examination will evaluate the relevance, level, recency, progression and quality of candidate's education, training and experience. The candidate's application or other materials will not be included in this examination. Therefore, the candidate's responses to the supplemental questionnaire should be thorough, detailed and complete. The score from the Formula Rate Examination will determine the ranking on the eligible/employment list for this job.

All candidates competing in the testing process will receive written notice of their examination results by email. Notices can also be accessed in their inbox. Applicants achieving a passing score will be placed on the eligible list in rank order. The rank is determined by the test score attained from the examination.


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