• Mechanical/Utility
  • Salary: $30.96 to $37.63 ($64,397 to $78,275 Annually)

Website Vista Irrigation District


Pay: $30.96 to $37.63 ($64,397 to $78,275 Annually)

Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Summary:
Under the supervision of the Facilities Supervisor, performs facilities location, leak detection and continuity tests on District’s underground services, mains and appurtenances.  As a condition of employment, this position is required to standby and work as an emergency crew (duty) person on a rotating basis covering nights, holidays and weekends. Applies all standard safety practices.


1.      Performs and prioritizes a variety of location and leak detection activities on distribution and transmission mains, fire hydrants, fire and meter services, cathodic protection stations and test sites and all other District appurtenances.

2.      Operates a computer to input, receive, process and obtain data on all underground locations for utility companies, private contractors and other public agencies. Assists with maintaining DigAlert ticket audits and daily activity logs per the District’s retention policy.

3.      Reads and interprets District maps, as-built drawings and geographic information system web-based mapping.

4.      Performs hard physical labor in a variety of construction and maintenance activities, such as installing and repairing water services, mains, valves and performs grounds maintenance at all District facilities.

5.      Operates construction equipment such as soil compactors, pneumatic tools, compressors, dump trucks, pickups and crew trucks.

6.      Assists with water distribution related tasks such as emergency and scheduled shutdowns, including notifying customers and other affected parties and/or agencies and ensuring District compliance with its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit.  Investigates, troubleshoots and reports leaks in the water distribution system.

7.      Standby and work as an emergency crew (duty) person on a rotating basis covering nights, holidays and weekends. Emergency crew personnel are required to be able to report to the District’s headquarters facility within 45 minutes. Employees on standby may not consume alcoholic beverages or be under the influence of controlled substances, as described in the District’s Personnel Policies Manual.

8.      Performs related work as assigned.


Education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school.  Experience in construction and/or maintenance in a water or sewer utility is desirable.  Experience using electronic location and leak detection equipment is desirable.

Knowledge of water industry construction standards; equipment and methods used in locating facilities and performing leak detection; DigAlert notification processes; and California Government Code 4216.

Must have a valid California driver’s license, and must be acceptable to the District’s automotive liability insurance carrier.

Must communicate clearly and concisely; and establish and maintain effective working relations with other personnel and promote good relations with the public.

Must possess a Water Distribution Operator D1 certification (or higher) administered by the California Drinking Water Certification program or obtain the required certification within one year of starting work in this position.

Must pass fit testing for an air-purifying respirator.

FILING DEADLINE:     Open Until Filled

To apply for this job email your details to MBernal@vidwater.org