Maintenance Superintendent

  • by Monte Vista Water District
  • Feb 8, 2019

Job Location: Montclair (San Bernardino County), CA
Application Deadline: 03/31/2019
How to Apply: To be considered an applicant for this position, a completed District application must be submitted through the District website at This position will be open until filled. You will have an opportunity to attach a resume and cover letter to the application before you submit your application. Applications can also be obtained in person from 7:30am-5:30pm Monday-Thursday and from 8:00am–5:00pm on Friday at 10575 Central Ave, Montclair, CA 91763. Completed applications can be submitted by mail at the same address or by e-mail to


This position is a mid-management classification responsible for planning, organizing, supervising, reviewing, and evaluating the work of the District’s water distribution and facilities maintenance staff either directly or through lead workers, as well as significant administrative, planning, and budgetary activities.


  • Plans, organizes, assigns, supervises, reviews, and evaluates the work of assigned staff responsible for the construction, installation, maintenance, and repair of water mains, service lines, vehicles, facilities, and other related equipment.
  • Manages and participates in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for the Maintenance Department; recommends within departmental policy, appropriate service and staffing levels; recommends and administers policies and procedures.
  • Develops and standardizes procedures and methods to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the assigned department; continuously monitors and evaluates service delivery methods and procedures; assesses and monitors workload and administrative systems; identifies opportunities for improvement and recommends to the Director.
  • Participates in the development and administration of and oversees the budget for the assigned department; determines and recommends equipment, materials, and staffing needs for assigned maintenance projects; prepares detailed cost estimates with appropriate justifications; prepares and provides presentations to Board of Directors; maintains a variety of records and prepares routine reports of work performance.
  • Participates in the selection, training, motivating, and evaluating of assigned personnel; plans, organizes, assigns, supervises, and reviews the work of assigned staff; provides or coordinates staff training; works with employees on performance issues.
  • Monitors and controls supplies and equipment; orders supplies and tools as necessary; prepares documents for the procurement of equipment, supplies, and materials; participates in bid processes for maintenance and repair projects as necessary; oversees all on-going vendor contracts for services as applicable.
  • Inspects and verifies work in progress and completed work of assigned employees and contractors for accuracy, proper work methods, techniques, and compliance with applicable standards and specifications.
  • Troubleshoots complex operational and maintenance problems; corrects or directs the correction and repair of operational and/or equipment problems.
  • Coordinates assigned services and activities with those of other departments and outside agencies and organizations.
  • Compiles and maintains documentation and data required for regulatory compliance and reporting with various regulatory agencies.
  • Participates in the development of emergency response planning and protocol for water systems.
  • Provides complex staff assistance to the Director; prepares and presents staff reports and other necessary correspondence; supervises the preparation and maintenance of related reports, records, and files; ensures the proper documentation of activities.
  • Meets and confers with contractors, engineers, developers, architects, a variety of outside agencies, and the general public on development issues and acquiring information.
  • Conducts a variety of organizational studies, investigations, and operational studies; recommends modifications to assigned programs, policies, and procedures, as appropriate.
  • Participates in the design and construction of District facilities.
  • Attends and participates in professional group meetings; stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the assigned areas; researches emerging products and enhancements and their applicability to District needs.
  • Maintains current on the status of new and pending regulatory legislation; recommends changes to current policies and procedures in order to comply with changes in legislation; maintains current on new technology by meeting with vendors, as needed.
  • Receives, investigates, and responds to difficult and sensitive problems and complaints in a professional manner; identifies and reports findings and takes necessary corrective action.
  • Ensures the District’s safety program and goals are implemented and carried out in the Maintenance Department; develops and proposes safety requirements to be carried out in the department.
  • Responds to emergency situations as necessary.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth (12th) grade supplemented by college-level coursework in water distribution operations, public administration, engineering, or a related field, and five (5) years of increasingly responsible experience maintaining and operating water systems and related facilities, including at least three (3) years in a supervisory or lead capacity.

Licenses and Certifications:

  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California Driver’s License by time of appointment.
  • Possession of, and ability to maintain, a valid Grade V Water Distribution Operator Certificate issued by the State Water Resources Control Board.
  • Possession of, and ability to maintain, a valid Grade III Water Treatment Operator Certificate issued by the State Water Resources Control Board.


MVWD does not discriminate on the basis of disability. If you have a disability and need an accommodation to participate in the application, testing or interview process, please notify Human Resources immediately/ EOE.

Contact the Monte Vista Water District for a complete job description and application, or visit the District’s webpage at under Employment Opportunities.

Open until filled.