Utillity Worker and Utility Worker (Canal)

  • Contra Costa Water District
  • Concord, California
  • Jul 31, 2020
Full Time Utilities
  • Salary: $66,622.40 - $80,974.40 Annually USD

Job Description


The application deadline is 5:00 p.m. on Friday,August 14, 2020 or the first 150 qualified applications received, whichever comes first.



This recruitment is to establish a hiring eligibility list of qualified candidates to fillexisting andfuture vacanciesfor full-time, regular-status positions. The list will be in effect for an initial six months and could be extended for an additional six months. Accordingly, candidates interested in employment with the Contra Costa Water District in theUtility Workerand Utility Worker (Canal) classifications for the next 12 months should complete the required application and supplemental questionnaire.

CCWD is an innovative leader in water management and provides employees with a fast-paced and stable work environment that encourages professional growth and development.Formed in 1936 to provide water for irrigation and industry, CCWD is now one of the largest urban water districts in California and a leader in drinking-water treatment technology and source water protection. CCWD delivers safe, clean water to 500,000 people in central and eastern Contra Costa County in Northern California.Our mission is to strategically provide a reliable supply of high quality water at the lowest cost possible, in an environmentally responsible manner.

The Utility Worker classifications work under close supervision, performs a variety of unskilled, skilled and semi-skilled tasks required in the installation, repair and maintenance or constructionof the Contra Costa Canal and facilitiesgenerally within the boundaries of the District.

The duties of these classifications involve work which is physical in nature and requires familiarity with general laborer tasks. ome independent judgment and initiative is required. A Utility Worker and Utility Worker (Canal)may be required to operate some types of mobile and general construction equipment and vehicles, may work alone or as a member of a crew.


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Completion of the twelfth grade or its equivalent.

Six months of employment in laboring work which has provided some familiarity with the operation and uses of light construction equipment, and/or hand and power tools common to a mechanical, metal or building trade.Relevant experience may be substituted for education, up to two years.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
General knowledge of the identification, use and operation of light construction equipment and common construction hand and power tools. Ability to perform physical work requiring manual dexterity, agility, physical coordination; to read, write, and speak English; to perform simple arithmetic; to understand and carry out verbal or written instructions; drive a vehicle with a manual transmission; and perform all work in a safe manner. Must be able to tactfully communicate with the general public.

Other Requirements:
Must successfully pass a physical examination before employment with the District;have a valid California driver's license and satisfactory driving record. Stand-by, and work outside of normal working hours may be required. Must be in good physical condition for doing strenuous outdoor work under a variety of climatic and geographic conditions.


Possession of the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an invitation to the next step in the selection process.All candidate materials will be carefully evaluated and only those considered best qualified will be invited to the next step in the selection process; the written examination.

Scores from the written exam will be blended with the scores from the applicationandsupplemental question responses. Candidates scoring the highest on the blended score will be invited to participate in the next step.

All candidates will be notified of their status via email by no later than Wednesday, August 19, 2020.

The TENTATIVE Written Examination date is Wednesday, August 26, 2020.

The TENTATIVE Performance Examination andFirst Interviewdate is Wednesday, September 2, 2020.

The Contra Costa Water District (CCWD) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

A condition of employment for all CCWD positions includes successfully passing a Department of Justice Livescan fingerprint check and completion of the federal Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9. Additionally, in compliance with federal law, CCWD participates in E-Verify.

Per Chapter 8, Division 4 of Title 1 of the California State Government Code, public employees are declared to be "Disaster Service Workers." As such, District employees may be called upon to support the activities of the District during an emergency situation.

Additionally, in compliance with federal law,CCWDparticipates in E-Verify.

As a public agency employer in a relationship of responsibility and trust with our ratepayers and other constituents of the communities we serve, the Contra Costa Water District embraces diversity and inclusion within our core values. We recognize the strength and improved decision-making resulting from diverse staff participation in leadership, committees, and program/project administration. Accordingly, we strive to be a culturally diverse organization that recognizes, supports, and values the inclusion of diverse groups and views in all parts of the organization.

Applicants requesting reasonable accommodation during any phase of the examination process are instructed to contact Human Resources at 925-688-8002.

Job Address

Concord, California United States View Map