Emergency Response Statewide Need – Chief Distribution Operator

  • Type: Contract
  • Job #92

LOCATION: State of California – Statewide Need
POSITION TITLE: Chief Distribution Officer


  • Supervise, train, assign and evaluate assigned personnel.
  • Assist the Superintendent with operating multiple public water systems using both treated surface and groundwater.
  • Assist the Superintendent with the non-public water system operations, and raw
  • water deliveries for non-potable commercial and industrial uses.
  • Prepare and supervise the preparation of reports required by State agencies.
  • Instruct assigned personnel in work techniques, proper use of equipment and safety precautions and requirements; ensure adherence to clientss safety policies and procedures by staff.
  • Work cooperatively with the supervisor of the department to meet the objectives of the department
  • Supervise the maintenance of time, material and equipment use records.
  • Ensure compliance of assigned work with appropriate laws, rules and regulations.
  • Investigate complaints concerning water service.
  • Make immediate decisions and adjusts work schedules during emergency situations such as floods, power failures, fires, and systems failures to assure quick restoration of normal services.
  • Recommend and assist in the implementation of goals and objectives; establish schedules and methods for assigned activities; implement policies and procedures.
  • Recommend and implement training programs which will help further develop an
  • efficient work force.
  • Operates client's telemetry and SCADA equipment in the regular performance of duties.


  • Understanding clients policies, rules, regulations, and procedures.
  • Principles, theory, and practices of domestic water treatment systems as applied to assigned work.
  • Mechanical systems applicable to domestic water flows including treatment, measurement, distribution, water quality and cross connection control.
  • Water sampling procedures, general knowledge of laboratory procedures for
  • testing treated water for quality including chlorine residual, pH, turbidity, MPN coliform bacteriological tests.
  • Principles of pumps, electronics and electrical components related to all types of pumping plants.
  • Methods, materials, practices, and equipment generally used in the operation,
  • maintenance, and repair of potable water supply and distribution systems.
  • Principles of supervision, training, and performance evaluations.
  • Principles and practices of safety management; applicable safety precautions and procedures.
  • Principles of budget monitoring.
  • Pertinent local, State, and federal laws, ordinances, and rules.
  • Common public relations courtesies, practices, and techniques.


  • Plan, coordinate, assign, organize, prioritize, delegate, supervise, train and evaluate assigned personnel and their work.
  • On a continuous basis, know and understand all aspects of the job and observe
  • safety rules. Intermittently analyze work papers, reports, and special projects, as well as problem equipment; identify and interpret technical and numerical information; read, interpret and apply administrative and operational regulations, policies, procedures and standards; locate tools and equipment used in assigned work; observe and problem solve operational, maintenance and technical policy and procedures.
  • Use available information to make sound decisions.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely in English, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Efficiently use computer systems and applicable software.
  • Maintain complex records and perform arithmetical computations.
  • Operate a vehicle observing legal and defensive driving practices.
  • Initiate and maintain effective safety practices that relate to the nature of the work.
  • Assist in the development and monitoring of budgets.
  • Develop and recommend policies and procedures related to assigned work.
  • Prepare clear and accurate reports and maintain simple records.
  • Deal tactfully and courteously with the public
  • State of California SWRCB Distribution Grade 4
  • State of California SWRCB Water Treatment Grade 3

OTS Employee Name: David S Sibelman
OTS Employee Number: 424-203-6352
OTS Employee Email: david@getots.com

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