Water Services Worker I

  • Santa Ana, California
  • Jun 30, 2022
Full Time Water and Wastewater Treatment
  • Salary: $46,752.00 - $62,712.00 Annually USD

Job Description

Description The City of Santa Ana is looking for individuals who are results-oriented, possess great attitude, demonstrate creativity and innovation, work efficiently, show a record of success and have a passion for public service. Having highly talented employees provides the best service to our community. Under immediate supervision, performs heavy routine manual labor involved in water and sewer system and/or public works projects.
This position is open until further notice and can close at any time without advance notice. You are encouraged to apply immediately! First application review is scheduled for July 18 , 2022 . Essential Functions Include But Are Not Limited To
Performs pick and shovel work on a variety of surfaces that may include but not be limited to asphalt, concrete, unpaved streets, walks and parkways; assists in laying pipe; assists in installing water services, sewer main/laterals and cleaning sewer laterals. Loads and unloads supplies and materials that may include but not be limited to stone, gravel, dirt, asphalt, timber, pipe, debris, construction materials, tools and equipment; digs and backfills ditches and trenches; lifts, moves and carries heavy objects weighing up to 95 pounds; may operate small power equipment; may drive small trucks;. Employees possessing a valid California Class “B” or higher driver’s license may operate equipment requiring said license, including cranes, dump trucks, sewer trucks and other heavy equipment. Responds to after-hours emergency calls. Performs other functions as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications
High school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent plus one year of laborer or related experience involving construction, maintenance and repair of streets, sidewalks, water or sewer lines; or any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities listed below.


Knowledge of: common tools and equipment used in public works construction, maintenance and repair work; basic knowledge of safety precautions and practices in the operation of these common tools and equipment.

Skill in: the safe use of common tools and equipment used in a variety of public works construction, maintenance and repair work.

Ability to: understand and follow specific oral and written instructions; perform strenuous manual tasks, often for extended periods and under occasionally adverse climatic conditions; operate standard transmission vehicles. Must be willing and able to perform work of a strenuous physical nature, including lifting up and carrying objects weighing up to 95 pounds.


  • Must possess and retain a valid California Class “C” Driver's License as a condition of employment. In addition, in order to pass probation employees must obtain and retain: a valid California Class “B” or higher driver's license throughout tenure in this classification.
  • Must obtain and retain valid California State Water Resources Control Board Water Distribution - Grade 1 as a condition of successful completion of the probationary work test period.
  • Must obtain and retain valid California State Water Resources Control Board Water Treatment - Grade 1 as a condition of successful completion of the probationary work test period.


Must be willing and able to work irregular hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays as needed; must be willing and able to respond to after-hours emergency calls. Must be willing and able to work outside in varying weather conditions.
Selection Process
The City communicates with candidates via e-mail. You are responsible for providing a valid e-mail address that you access regularly and checking your spam folder. To apply, click on the "Apply" link located at the top of this page. New users must create an account first. Click on this link for instructions on how to set up your account and apply for the first time: Online Employment Application Guide .

Applications will be reviewed by the Human Resources Department. Those applicants possessing the most pertinent qualifications will be invited to continue in the selection process, which will include:

Written Examination (Qualifying) (tentatively scheduled for July 21 - 23, 2022): which may include questions on principles and practices of public works maintenance and repair, including: tools and equipment, trenching, concrete, water, and sewer repair; arithmetic calculations; map reading; and safety. Calculators will be permitted during the exam. Candidates must obtain a minimum passing score in this examination step in order to move to the next examination step(s). The exam will be available online via the eSkill platform.

Performance Examination (Weight of 40%): which may include a demonstration of skill in the operation of equipment and/or tools used in public works maintenance, construction, and/or repair.

Oral Examination (Weight of 60%) (tentatively scheduled for August 10, 2022) : will evaluate the candidates' knowledge, skills, abilities, training and experience in relation to those factors which are essential for successful performance on the job

Candidates must achieve a passing score in every component of the selection process in order to be placed on the eligible list. The Human Resources Department may waive one or more examination components. When one weighted examination component is waived, the remaining section will receive a weight of 100%.

The City of Santa Ana is an equal opportunity employer. If you consider yourself a person with a disability, you may contact us regarding providing reasonable accommodation.

Miscellaneous (non-safety) employeeshired after January 1, 2013, whoare deemed to be new CALPERSmembers,will be enrolled in the2% @ 62CalPERS formula and will contribute 7% of reportable compensation toward this benefit. Miscellaneous(non-safety) employeeshired after January 1, 2013, who are deemed to be existing CALPERS members, will beenrolled in the2.7% @ 55CalPERS benefit formulaand will pay 8% toward cost-sharing.

HOLIDAYS: 11 holidays per year plus onefloating holiday. A floating holiday shall be credited at a rate equivalent to the employee's regularly scheduled work shift.

SICK LEAVE: 96 hours per year.

  • 1-2 years = 80 hours
  • 3-5 years = 120 hours
  • 6-15 years* = 124 - 160 hours
  • 16-20 years* = 168 - 200 hours

*Includes Longevity Vacation Benefit.

MEDICAL & DENTAL INSURANCE: The City provides comprehensive medical and dental coverage plans for employees and their families.Currently the City pays a maximum of $1,800per month for family medical and $105per month for dental.

VISION INSURANCE:Employees may elect to purchase a City-sponsored vision plan.

FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNT:Three accounts are available to reduce taxable income for federal, state and Social Security tax purposes: health care ($2,750 annual maximum), dependent care ($5,000 annual maximum), Qualified Transit and Parking ($270 monthly maximum).

LIFE INSURANCE: City paid $50,000 policy plus AD&D. Optional additional coverage is available for employee and dependents at employees' expense.

DEFERRED COMPENSATION: A voluntary deferred compensation 457 plan is available.

TUITION REIMBURSEMENT PROGRAM: Available for eligible employees. Maximum reimbursement is $2,500 per fiscal year.

The above is intended as a summary of some of the benefits available to this classification and does not constitute an expressed or implied contract. For a list of complete benefits or further information, please see the SEIU Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).

NOTE: A more complete set of specifications for this classification may be found on the City's website or on file in the Human Resources Department. The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice. The types and levels of employee benefits provided, including City contribution toward benefit costs, are subject to change as a result of periodic contract settlements between recognized employee associations and the City of Santa Ana.

(updated as of 8/5/21)

Closing Date/Time:

Remote-eligible (Remote work is a type of flexible working arrangement that allows an employee to work from remote location)


Job Address

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