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Vallecitos Water District is currently accepting applications for the following position(s):

Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator I/II

  • Type:Full Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:I: $24.30 - $26.79 per hour II: $28.13 - $31.01 per hour
  • Posted Date:02/08/2018 11:14 AM
  • Deadline to Apply:02/23/2018 5:00 PM

Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator I/II 


Hiring Range

I: $24.30 - $26.79 per hour

II: $28.13 - $31.01 per hour



I: $24.30 - $32.56 per hour

II: $28.13 - $37.70 per hour


Application Deadline

February 23rd, 2018, 5:00 p.m.


For an application and job description, visit

Ideal Candidate

The successful candidate has demonstrated dedication to the wastewater field, such as operator certifications or wastewater education.


  • Vacation and sick leave
  • 4 Medical Plan Options
  • District-paid Dental, Vision, Life, and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • CalPERS 3% at 60 for Classic Members
  • 9/80 work schedule
  • $1,000 District match to Deferred Compensation Plans
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • On-site Fitness Facility
  • Computer Loan Program


Vallecitos Water District is an award-winning special district located in north San Diego County.  Our mission is to serve as water and wastewater specialists, providing exceptional & sustainable services.

 The Job

The Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator I/II daily monitors plant operations, equipment, and processes to ensure compliance with environmental and public health standards, including chemical dosage & pumping rates; assists in reviewing and analyzing control system data and corrects system problems as permitted.  The position operates pumps, valves, chlorinators, instrumentation, odor control system, emergency power generator and other equipment to regulate wastewater flow through primary, secondary, and tertiary treatment processes.  Both position levels perform laboratory procedures as appropriate, and to the standards of an Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program certification.


Qualifications include graduation from 12th grade or equivalent, and possession of, or ability to obtain, a California Class C driver’s license; wastewater education is desirable. 

The I level must have 12 months’ experience operating pumps, motors, valves, and other instrumentation OR 6 education points as defined by the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB).  The I level must have successfully passed the SWRCB test to obtain a Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator I certificate.  

The II level must have 12 months’ experience as an operator with a wastewater treatment plant, and a SWRCB Wastewater Plant Operator Grade II certificate.  An SWRCB Laboratory Analyst Grade I is desirable

Applications must be submitted to, or to 201 Vallecitos de Oro, San Marcos, CA 92069.

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Human Resources only accepts applications for positions that are currently open. Unsolicited applications are not kept on file. Resumes will not be considered in lieu of a valid employment application.

Application Process 

To apply, follow the link above to the Job Application, which will open a PDF file.  Save the file to your computer.  Once complete, the application must be sent by e-mail to, or submitted by mail or in person at 201 Vallecitos de Oro, San Marcos, CA 92069.  Applications must be received by the deadline posted in the announcement.  Postmarks will not be considered when determining if the application was received by the deadline. Faxed applications will not be considered.

Successful applicants are subject to a background investigation and pre-employment medical exam and drug screen before a final offer is extended.


California law states that all disaster service workers must sign a oath or affirmation before beginning their duties. Because all public employees are automatically considered disaster service workers, District employees must sign the oath or affirmation on their first day of work. (California Constitution, Article 20.3; California Government Code 3101 – 3103)

All Vallecitos positions and employees are considered at-will.