Maintenance Worker III - Water/Wastewater

  • San Bernardino, California
  • Mar 08, 2024
Full Time Building Maintenance Water and Wastewater Treatment
  • Salary: $53,185.60 - $71,531.20 Annually USD

Job Description

The Job

Join Our Team And Receive A Recruitment Bonus!

Up to $1,000 upon hire and $1,000 upon completion of 2080 service hours .

Applications will be received until a sufficient number of applications are received. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to ensure consideration as recruitment may close at any time.

San Bernardino County's Department of Public Work, Special Districts , Water and Sanitation Division is recruiting for Maintenance Workers III who act as lead workers for the operations and maintenance of water treatment, water distribution and wastewater collection systems and related facilities, and provide functional supervision to subordinate maintenance workers. Maintenance Workersare required to perform their duties in all weather conditions, and at any work site; work sites are located throughout the County, including high/low deserts, mountains, and valleys. For more detailed information refer to the Maintenance Worker III job description.

The Special Districts Division provides cost-effective services to 100+ unincorporated areas throughout San Bernardino County. Services are provided with a commitment to safety, quality, and focus on customer satisfaction.

Excellent Benefits Package includes retirement, health, vacation, & much more!


Working Conditions: Applicants must be able to perform heavy manual labor and work outdoors in varying weather conditions; work in desert and mountainous areas, remote locations, and other locations as needed; have the ability to drive in all weather conditions; and work weekends and holidays, and respond to emergency calls as needed. Must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and have the ability to stoop, kneel, crouch, bend over, and crawl for extended periods in the performance of job duties for this position.

Health and Physical: Persons seeking appointment to this class must meet the health and physical condition standards deemed necessary and proper for performance of the duties established by the San Bernardino County Special Districts Department.

Certification: Some facilities require the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) Water Distribution Operator Grade D4 certification. Additional compensation may be available for employees possessing certifications at a higher level than required for the assigned site, and/or for specialized industry-specific certifications. Must possess and maintain CA SWRBC D3 (or higher) certification.

License: Must obtain and maintain a CA Class A unrestricted driver license with tanker endorsement within 24 months of Maintenance Worker series employment, or be terminated. Subject to DOT random testing requirements.

Travel: Travel throughout the County is required. A valid CA driver license and proof of automobile liability insurance is required at time of appointment and must be maintained throughout employment.

Assignment: Employees on call must respond by phone within 30 minutes. Employees may be assigned to one region, but are expected to work any site located throughout the County, to meet the Department's needs. Incumbents are required to be available on-call evenings, weekends, and holidays, as needed. Sites/locations encompass the mountains, the deserts, and the valleys.
Sponsorship: Please note that San Bernardino County is not able to consider candidates who will require visa sponsorship at the time of application or in the future.

Minimum Requirements

Must meet the following Certification, Experience, AND License requirements:

Must possess a current CA SWRCB Water Distribution Operator Grade D3.
Must possess either one of the following certifications:
A) a current CA SWRCB T2 Water Treatment certification; OR
B) a current CA SWRCB Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Grade II.

-- AND --
Must possess three (3) years of recent experience (within the last five years) in the maintenance and repair, or inspection, of water/wastewater equipment and machinery.
-- AND --
License: Must possess a valid CA Class "C" driver license (or higher).
Copy of required certificates must be attached to the application.

Desired Qualifications

The ideal candidate will possess a valid CA Class A unrestricted driver license with tanker and hazmat endorsements, in addition to possession of the SWRCB Water Distribution Operator Grade D4 certification, SWRCB T3 Water Treatment certification and SWRCB Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Grade III certification, along with experience as a lead worker in a water/wastewater industry.

Selection Process

There will be a competitive evaluation of qualifications based on the information provided in the Application, as well as the Supplemental Questionnaire. You are encouraged to include detailed descriptions of your qualifying experience and skills, as only the most highly qualified applicants will be referred to the Department. In the event of a large number of qualified candidates, a written examination may be conducted.

All communications regarding the selection process will be via e-mail. Applicants are encouraged to check their e-mail frequently to learn additional information regarding this recruitment. Check your GovernmentJobs account for notifications. Update your firewalls to allow e-mails from San Bernardino County through Update your Spam, Junk, and Bulk settings to ensure it will not spam/block/filter communications from e-mail addresses with the following domain "". Finally, be sure to keep your personal information updated. Taking these steps now will help ensure you receive all communications regarding this recruitment.

Application Procedure : To be considered for this excellent opportunity, please complete and submit the online employment application and supplemental questionnaire by the stated deadline. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the application and/or supplemental questionnaire.

Applications will be received until a sufficient number of applications are received. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to ensure consideration as recruitment may close at any time.

To ensure timely and successful submission of your online application, please allow ample time to complete and submit your application before the posted filing deadline. Applicants will be automatically logged-out if they have not submitted the application and all required materials prior to the posted deadline. Once your application has been successfully submitted you will receive an onscreen confirmation and an email. We recommend that you save and/or print these for your records. Please note, if you do not receive an onscreen confirmation and an email acknowledging our receipt of your application we have not received your application.

If you require technical assistance, please click HERE to review the Government Jobs online application guide , or contact their Toll-Free Applicant Support line at (855) 524-5627. Please note that Human Resources is not responsible for any issues or delays caused by the internet connection, computer or browser used to submit the application.

EEO/ADA: San Bernardino County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant employer, committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants.

ADA Accommodation: If you have a disability and require accommodations in the testing process, submit the Special Testing Accommodations Request Form within one week of a recruitment filing deadline.

Veterans’ Preference: Eligible veterans and their spouse or widow(er) who are not current County employees may be awarded additional Veterans’ Preference points. Click here for information and instructions to request Veteran's Preference points.

Please click HERE for important Applicant Information and the County Employment Process .

Water and Sanitation MOU

The County of San Bernardino offers a range of benefit programs for employees and their eligible dependents. These include health, dental, vision, and life insurance, as well as a variety of voluntary benefits. Programs and benefit amounts vary and are based on bargaining unit, family size, hire date, plan selection, and number of hours worked.

For a summary of benefits*, please click here .

A summary of benefits is provided below. Refer to the appropriate MOU, contact the County's Employee Benefits and Services Division at (909) 387-5787 or visit the Benefits website for more detailed information at .

*Retirement benefits subject to change.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

San Bernardino, California United States View Map