Bargaining Unit: District Employees Association
Salary Code: 20
FLSA Designation: Nonexempt
Revision Date: 10/15/18
Under general supervision of the Supervisor of Resources or Supervisor of Field Engineering and Planning, performs a variety of skilled technical engineering work. Depending upon assignment, individuals in this class provide estimates of water supply; coordinate, support, and assist in the development of the District’s power, groundwater monitoring, groundwater integration, and irrigation water conservation programs, and distribution system construction and design; and perform computing, drafting, design, mapping, research, and plan check work.
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED:
The information below is meant to serve as examples of the job duties and responsibilities for this classification. This list is neither inclusive nor exclusive, but indicative of several types of duties performed.
- Monitors, evaluates, and coordinates the Central Valley Project and State Water Project operations and forecasts.
- Coordinates and assists in the collection of information for the District’s groundwater and shallow groundwater monitoring programs, pH and electro-conductivity levels, and submits water samples to laboratories for analysis, and works with the Federal and State agencies as required.
- Coordinates the District’s power programs with other District staff, PG&E, and Western Area Power Administration, Power and Water Resources Pooling Authority, including annual power survey, power surcharges, contract administration, and annual budget calculations.
- Coordinates and supports the District’s Water Management Plan to comply with U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and the Department of Water Resources water conservation planning criteria.
- Records and maintains a log of samples and tests for laboratories, water wells, etc.
- Monitors groundwater extraction and instrumentation controls for data collection using appropriate equipment and recording devices.
- Inspects the construction of facilities and materials for conformity with plans and specifications.
- Provides assistance in Underground Service Alert notifications/administration.
- Develops and disseminates information, including technical reports and papers which promote efficient management of irrigation water.
- Performs technical research, including the gathering and detailed technical analysis of data, and assists in the development of engineering and technical reports to meet governmental requirements.
- Performs studies and prepares technical reports and specifications on water supply, power supply and other engineering related projects.
- Administers water quality testing and compliance aspects of the District’s groundwater integration programs, including blending calculations and modeling of the San Luis Canal for water quality impacts.
- Collects data and makes periodic determinations of water allocations for various crops, runoff, deep percolation losses, on-farm distribution system seepage losses, farm deliveries, peak water uses, and irrigation efficiencies. Analyzes seasonal and consumptive use of water for various crops.
- Collects and analyzes daily weather data and is responsible for maintaining the District’s weather stations.
- Maintains historical weather and crop data files used in the preparation of the weekly Irrigation Guide, Water Management Plans, and District Water use and drainage studies.
- Interprets and/or applies District rules and regulations, policies, and guidelines related to delivery installation requests and priority status for delivery of water and provides information to the public and other agencies in response to inquiries.
- Coordinates work performed by other departments and non-District personnel to ensure the protection of District facilities.
- Prepares technical information related to cost estimates, design, and construction of the District’s pipeline, pump stations, and drainage structures.
- Researches and interprets pertinent information from drawings, sketches, maps, field books, and catalogues. Performs and review engineering calculations.
- Conducts surveys related to design, construction, and location of facilities and assists with the preparation of designs, plans, estimates, reports, specifications, and prepares maps, graphics and visual displays for public meetings.
- Provides documents, drawings, pressure calculations, and survey information to other departments, landowners and water users, and other agencies.
- Maintains records; may prepare correspondence and reports.
- Prepares and reviews contracts for lease and maintenance of District acquired lands.
- Performs on-site inspections to insure District land is being maintained so adjacent lands will not be impacted.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience: Any combination of equivalent education and experience that has led to the acquisition of the knowledge required by the position. A typical way of acquiring the knowledge would be:
A bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Industrial Technology, Agriculture, Earth Science, or a water related field, and two (2) years of agricultural, water regulatory, earth science, or related technical experience; or any combination thereof.
Note: Recruitment may be limited to candidates with an education or experience background related to the specific position vacancy.
- Applying federal, state, and local laws, codes, regulations, and ordinances related to projects when assigned.
- Calculations to mathematical problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
- Read and interpret maps, charts, plans and property descriptions.
- Architectural/engineering drafting and Geographic Information System Techniques.
- Basic hydraulics.
- Basic engineering terminology, principles, and practices as applied to design and construction.
- Principles of planning soil-water relationships and soil science.
- Computer technology and design software, such as AutoCAD, Microsoft Word, and Excel to perform assigned duties.
- Exercise independent judgment.
- Understand and apply District standards and regulations related to the design and construction of District facilities.
- Understand and apply applicable laws and regulations related to the design and construction of District facilities.
- Operate modern office equipment including computer equipment, and related software to perform required duties.
- Maintain accurate records and files.
- Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Work cooperatively with staff, employees, and employee organizations.
- Provide prompt response to public concerns and complaints.
- Operate a District vehicle observing legal and defense driving practices.
- Possess physical characteristics to perform the critical and important duties of the job and, depending on assignment, the ability to occasionally enter confined spaces or climb stationary ladders.
- Work outdoors under adverse climatic weather conditions.
- Possession of a valid California Class C Driver’s License with a driving record acceptable to the District’s automobile insurance provider is required.