Employment at TUD

EurekaThank you for your interest in working for Tuolumne Utilities District. The District is committed to employing and retaining a high quality, motivated workforce dedicated to delivering high-quality services to the community. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package, insist on a safe workplace, provide opportunities for training and advancement and utilize sound management practices and policies.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
The District will afford equal employment opportunity to all qualified employees and applicants as to all terms and conditions of employment, including compensation, hiring, training, promotion, transfer, discipline, and termination. The District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sex, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, family care or medical leave status, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, sexual identity or any other characteristic protected by state and federal law. We are committed to promoting an equal opportunity work environment within all levels of our workforce.

If you would like to join our team please check our website often for any open positions. Please Note: Employment offers are made contingent upon satisfactory completion of a comprehensive pre-employment process which may include drug testing, background investigation, reference checks and job related post offer physical exam.

How to Apply

All Tuolumne Utilities District (TUD) opportunities are posted on its website at www.tudwater.com. Candidates must apply using the TUD application at the TUD main office located at 18885 Nugget Blvd, Sonora, CA 95370 or email to hr@tudwater.com by the posted closing date. No other application forms will be accepted. A resume may also be submitted with the application, but a separate resume will not be accepted in lieu of the required TUD application for employment. Applications are only accepted for open and posted positions.

Application Packages:

Complete application packages are reviewed against the job requirements outlined in the job flyer and job description. TUD screens applications for the most qualified candidates. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee that an applicant will forward in the hiring process. Incomplete application packages (applications not indicating position applying for or not signed, those that are missing required documents, references, certificates, etc.) will not be considered further regardless of an applicant’s qualifications. Please carefully review any instructions noted in the application process and be sure to include any and all required application materials. It is recommended that you save all of your required attachments to a single PDF file and then send package via email to hr@tudwater.com by the closing date.

Your qualifications will be evaluated based on the information listed on your application materials. As a result it is very important that you fill out the application completely, even if you attach a resume. Please be thorough in describing your education, experience, job duties, professional affiliations, and volunteer experience.

Tip: If you move or change your email address or telephone number, it is important to notify the Human Resources Department.

Employment Opportunities

Safety Compliance Coordinator

Under general supervision of the Human Resources Director, oversees the District’s safety, risk management, hazard mitigation, disaster preparedness, emergency response, and other safety related programs including providing instruction, guidance, technical advice and direction to staff and department heads within the risk management and safety programs; and provides highly complex and confidential, staff assistance to the Human Resources Director, including the development of policies and procedures, and assists in all aspects of human resources related work. Performs other related duties as assigned.


This position requires an individual who possesses a high degree of knowledge in Safety and Risk standards, rules and regulations. Any combination of training, experience and education that would provide the desired knowledge and skills may be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:


  • Bachelor’s degree in related field and/or professional safety certification(s) (i.e. Certified Safety Professional, Certified Safety Management Specialist, Associate Safety Profession, Board of Certified Safety Professionals; Associate in Loss Control Management, Council on Certification of Health, Environmental and Safety Technologists).
  • Possession of a valid California driver’s license, a satisfactory driving record, and ability to be insured by the District to operate District vehicles is a requirement of this position.


Five years of increasingly responsible experience in developing and implementing a comprehensive occupational safety, risk management and workers’ compensation program that includes the development and presentation of training materials to staff, responsibility for conducting safety inspections and job hazard assessments, development and implementation of safety and risk management policies and procedures. Technical experience in claims handling, investigation of liability, loss prevention or property and liability insurance is preferred.

Work Hours:

7:00 a.m. to 4:00  p.m.; five consecutive workdays.  Subject to change, as required to meet the needs of the District.  Position is subject to after-hours calls and unscheduled work. Incumbent must be available to work overtime and to attend evening meetings when required.

Safety Compliance Coordinator Job Description

Pay Range: $32.98 - $40.08 per hour 

  1. Job Application Form: PDF DOC
  2. TUD Employee Benefits

Closing date: November 9, 2016 at 4:00 PM

Utility Worker - Collections

Under general supervision, performs a variety of construction, maintenance and repair work on wastewater collection, treatment and disposal systems and facilities; assists and performs work in the installation, maintenance and repair of water and sewer pipelines, services, and appurtenances, fire hydrants, and other District facilities. Performs other related work as required.

Education and Certification Requirements:

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • Possession of a Collections System Maintenance certificate issued by the California Water Environment Association, or obtain within 18 months.
  • Must possess a valid Class B California driver’s license, or obtain within 6 months. Must have a satisfactory driving record, and be insurable by the District to operate a vehicle.

Special Testing:

Drug/Alcohol Testing:        This position is subject to drug and alcohol testing requirements of the Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act of 1991, under the administration of the Federal Department of Transportation.

Experience: Two years’ experience in underground and above ground construction, working on installation, testing, maintenance and repair of pipelines and facilities.

Work Hours:

7:00 a.m. to 3:30  p.m.; five consecutive workdays.  Subject to change, as required to meet the needs of the District.  Must be willing to work holidays, overtime and/or alternate schedule when required. Participation in the on-call standby rotation required.

Utility - Collections Job Description 

Pay Range: $21.14 - $25.69/hour

  1. Job Application Form: PDF DOC
  2. TUD Employee Benefits

Closing date: September 30, 2016 at 4:00 PM

Choosing A Career in Water

Choosing a career in water can be among the most fulfilling and rewarding ways to make a living. Most positions at TUD require a Water Distribution and or Water Treatment Certification issued by the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB). For more information regarding getting certified in water or wastewater, click here.

TUD - Career Opportunities

About Tuolumne County

Tuolumne County, in the Central Sierra Nevada with its diverse terrain, is the setting for Yosemite National Park, Stanislaus National Forest, Columbia and Railtown 1897 State Historic Parks, and a wide selection of Gold Rush towns like Jamestown, Groveland, and Sonora; the resort community of Twain Harte; and the lumber town of Tuolumne City... all providing a wide array of recreational activities. Pinecrest History is the backbone of Tuolumne County. Gold rush towns, lumber towns, vintage steam engines, 1800's architecture, historic hotels and B&B's all linked together via historic Highway 49 and 108. For more information about Tuolumne County, please visit these informative links:

The District

Rockridge RepairTUD is committed to employing and retaining a high quality, motivated workforce. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package, insist on a safe workplace, provide opportunities for training and advancement and utilize sound management practices and policies.

All applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation or veteran status.

TUD Employment Documents

  1. Job Application Form: PDF DOC
  2. TUD Employee Benefits
  3. TUD Salary Schedule - FY 2017
  4. Job Descriptions: Job Description Listings
  5. MOU. The memorandum of Understanding ("MOU") applies to most full-time regular employees of the District. The purpose of the MOU is to confirm the terms and conditions of employment for employees covered by the MOU. Memorandum of Understanding - July 1 2014 to June 30 2017
  6. AB-2040 Employee Compensation: Per AB 2040 (effective Jan. 1, 2015), you can find compensation information at the State Controller's Office public compensation online database: Public Pay Gov Website

Employment Agreements General Manager's Contract (dated September 2015) TUD Administration Building

TUD Hours

TUD Office Hours: 7am to 4pm (Monday thru Friday) Closed on Major Holidays

Office Location: Click Here For Map 18885 Nugget Blvd, off of Tuolumne Road Sonora, CA 95370
Phone: 209-532-5536 Fax: 209-536-6485 Human Resources email: hr@tuolumneutilities.com

TUD provides water and wastewater services for Tuolumne County in the beautiful central Sierra foothills. Our competitive pay scale, outstanding benefits package and excellent team of employees makes us a great place to work.