The Sacramento Suburban Water District (SSWD), located in Sacramento, California, is a publicly owned and operated water utility formed in 2002 resulting from the merger of two agencies. SSWD provides water to its customers from 72 operational groundwater wells. In addition, SSWD has contractual rights to 26,064 acre-feet from the City of Sacramento water entitlement; and a contract to purchase up to 29,000 acre-feet of surface water per year from Placer County Water Agency. SSWD is governed by a five-member Board of Directors.
The Environmental Compliance Technician (ECT) performs the full range of duties associated with environmental testing, investigation, and other assessment activities to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local water quality and environmental laws and regulations. Duties include:
Organizes and analyzes data to provide support for regulatory compliance reports.
Ensures documentation for sample collection is complete, accurate, and adheres to chain-of-custody rules.
Creates detailed work orders for sample collection in accordance with monitoring schedule.
Investigates customer inquiries and complaints regarding water quality.
Maintains accurate and up-to-date records of sampling, tests, flushing activities, customer complaints, investigations, procedures, and corrective actions taken.
Assists other field operations staff in the operation and maintenance of SSWD’s water production, storage, pressure reduction, and distribution facilities as needed.
Uses data from SSWD’s SCADA system to prepare tables and spreadsheets for regulatory reports, Board reports, permitting, and consultant requests.
Collects samples for bacteriological and chemical analyses from wells and the distribution system.
The Ideal Candidate…
The ECT will possess the knowledge of principles and procedures used in collecting and identifying samples for laboratory analysis, basic hydraulics as applied to a water distribution system, basic principles of biology, chemistry, and physics as related to environmental compliance requirements; and will possess the ability to provide good technical writing skills to produce written documents with clearly organized thoughts using proper sentence construction, punctuation, and grammar.
Qualified candidates will have…
Education: Associate’s Degree in engineering, environmental sciences, or related field from an accredited college or university, or an equivalent two (2) years of post-secondary education.
Experience: Two (2) years of responsible experience in water quality and compliance, water distribution, water production, or related field.
License: Valid Driver’s License issued by the California Department of Motor Vehicles and proof of good driving record as evidenced by the absence of multiple or serious traffic violations or accidents for at least two (2) years duration. The driving record will not contribute to an increase in SSWD’s automobile rates. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to a physical disability will be considered for accommodation on a case-by-case basis.
Compensation and Benefits…
$27.75 - $34.69 per hour depending on experience, plus a competitive benefits package including CalPERS retirement (2% @ 55 for Classic tier and 2% @ 62 under 2013 PEPRA) and employer-paid medical, dental, vision and life insurance; voluntary deferred compensation and flexible benefit plans; educational reimbursement program; and paid vacation, and holidays.
Application and Selection Process…
To be considered for the position, candidates should submit an SSWD application, resume, and cover letter by September 9, 2019 to: