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East Bay Municipal Utility District
  • Position Number: 3800265
  • Location: Oakland, CA
  • Position Type: Facilities Management

Opens online at on Monday, January 16, 2023
Online applications must be received by 4:30 p.m., Friday, January 27, 2023
Internal Reference # 23-012

Under direction, provides lead direction in planning, scheduling, assigning and reviewing the work of employees engaged in the maintenance of mechanical metering equipment, as well as those directly involved in the administration of East Bay Municipal Utility District's (EBMUD's) backflow prevention and cross-connection program; implements and administers the backflow prevention and cross-connection control program; performs the most complex and/or high exposure inspections on plumbing systems to evaluate for potential cross-connections that can contaminate the public water system; implements and enforces backflow and cross-connection regulations of potable and recycled water systems; conducts and oversees cross-connection survey work of the potable or recycled water systems; coordinates the inspecting, testing, installing, and repairing of backflow prevention devices, water meters, and meter related equipment; establishes file and document control systems and maintains a variety of records, files, and documentation.

This is a senior level classification. The Senior Cross-Connection Specialist/Meter Technician leads and provides work direction for staff specializing in cross-connection inspection and testing, as well as repair and testing of backflow prevention devices and water meters. Individuals in this class perform the more advanced and complex assignments. This class is distinguished from the Meter Repair and Testing Supervisor in that the latter has overall responsibility for the planning and direction of cross-connection inspection and testing and the backflow prevention program in addition to meter inspection, testing and repair activities.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES (Illustrative only)
1. Plans, schedules, assigns, reviews, trains, and assists employees engaged in repairing water meters; in maintaining, repairing, and testing backflow prevention devices; and in the inspection of potential cross-connections.
2. Coordinates and administers EBMUD's backflow programs to comply with regulatory requirements of Title 17 of the Health and Safety Code, the Clean Water Act, and EBMUD requirements.
3. Provides technical advice to customers and EBMUD personnel concerning backflow programs.
4. Performs and oversees the performance of cross-connection surveys to determine degree of hazards; performs and oversees the performance of cross-connection testing to determine if the consumers' internal plumbing is cross-connected to an alternate source.

The ideal candidate will have broad cross-connection and inspection experience; familiarity with utilities and recycled water operations; excellent customer service skills; a strong background in meter maintenance and testing practices; and the ability to work independently and effectively in the field with minimal supervision.

The salary range is $9,094 per month increasing to $9,549, $10,026, and $10,527 after 12, 24, and 36 months, respectively.

EBMUD offers an excellent benefits program that includes: paid vacation, holidays and sick leave; family health insurance coverage; family dental and vision care plans; retirement plan (reciprocal with CalPERS); 401(k), 401(a) and 457(b) tax-deferred retirement plans; transit subsidy; tuition reimbursement; and opportunities for professional growth including training and career development.

1. Possession of a high school diploma or its equivalent; AND
2. Three (3) years of experience as a skilled meter mechanic, which has included the adjustment/installation of backflow prevention devices; or,
3. Two (2) years of experience performing cross-connection inspections; or,
4. One (1) year of experience as a Cross-Connection Specialist with EBMUD.
5. Must possess and maintain a California approved certificate that demonstrates competency as a backflow prevention device tester.
6. Must possess and maintain a California approved certificate that demonstrates competency as a cross-connection control specialist.
7. Must possess both a valid California driver's license and a satisfactory driving record.
8. Must possess the physical characteristics to perform the critical and important duties of the class.
9. Must be willing to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions and work overtime as needed.
10. May be required to be clean shaven as required to wear respiratory protection equipment.

Please note: EBMUD requires all employees to provide written proof of vaccination. Those employees with sincerely held religious beliefs or valid medical reasons, as determined by EBMUD, will be exempt from vaccination requirements. Contact EBMUD Human Resources for additional questions.

Submit a completed EBMUD application and the required supplemental question responses online at by 4:30 p.m., Friday, January 27, 2023. Only application materials submitted online during the filing period will be accepted.

EBMUD is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disability
Job Hotline: (510) 287-0735

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