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Cross Connection Technician at Metropolitan Water District Southern California in La Verne, California

Posted in Construction 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Within the Water Quality Section’s Operations Compliance Team, the Cross Connection Technician will be responsible for testing and repairing backflow prevention assemblies throughout Metropolitan’s facilities to ensure compliance with drinking water regulations. The job duties will include, but are not limited to: conducting cross-connection surveys of Metropolitan’s facilities; recommending locations and types of backflow prevention assemblies to be installed, based on the degree of hazard; testing and repairing various types of backflow prevention assemblies; maintaining records of all backflow prevention assembly installations, tests, and repairs; and maintaining records of cross-connection surveys, recommendations for corrections, types of assemblies to be installed, and follow-up reports of compliance. In this positon you will demonstrate your knowledge of theories and principles of engineering; drinking water regulations related to cross connections and backflow prevention; water conveyance and distribution systems; water treatment processes; chemistry; mathematics; health and safety requirements; and current office technology and equipment.

This job announcement has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work being performed by employees in this classification / job.
To view the full job description click here: Cross Connection Technician

Education and Experience:High school diploma or certificate of high school equivalency and eight years of relevant experience.

Relevant Experience is defined as: Experience with backflow device testing.

License(s): Valid California Class C Driver’s License or equivalent (required at time of application) that allows you to drive during your employment.

Special Requirement:
Employee in this position will be required to obtain and maintain Backflow Prevention Device tester certification from four counties, including Los Angeles, Riverside, Orange County, and San Bernardino within six (6) months of appointment.

30% Technical knowledge/skills
15% Job Preparation (education, experience, and training relevant to the position)
15% Analytical Skills
15% Teamwork and Interpersonal Skills
10% Organization Skills
10% Oral Communication
5% Written Communication
100% Total

• Competitive compensation
• Excellent medical, dental, life, vision plans.
• Deferred compensation in the form of a 401(k) plan (with matching contribution) and a 457 plan.
• Retirement benefits under the California Public Employees' Retirement System
• Tuition reimbursement
• Training and advancement opportunities
• Excellent working environment
• Public transportation reimbursements and van pools

For more information on MWD benefits, please use the following link: Benefits Regular Full Time Employee

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is a consortium of 26 cities and water districts that provides drinking water to nearly 19 million people in Southern California. Metropolitan’s mission is to provide its service area with adequate and reliable supplies of high quality water to meet current and future needs in an environmentally and economically responsible way. Metropolitan’s facilities include the 242-mile Colorado River Aqueduct, five water treatment plants with a combined capacity of 2.3 billion gallons per day, nine surface water reservoirs, 800 miles of pipeline, and 16 hydroelectric power plants.

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Qualified individuals with disabilities, who need a reasonable accommodation during the application or selection process, please call (213) 217-7738 or email:

MWD is a Federal and State EO employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.

Application Filing Period: Closes at 4:30 pm PST on the date stated in the job announcement. However it may close prior to the filing end date if sufficient applications have been received. If sufficient applications have not been received, then the filing period end date may be extended.

Sponsorship: Applicants for employment with The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States (i.e., H1-B or other employment-based immigration case).