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POSITION:  Tuolumne Utilities District, a diverse water and wastewater system in the beautiful sierra foothills, is seeking a qualified individual to serve as its Operations Manager. Under general administrative direction of the General Manager, the Operations Manager plans, organizes, coordinates, reviews, evaluates and supervises the operation and maintenance activities of the District, including its raw water storage and distribution systems, water treatment and distribution facilities, and wastewater collection, treatment and disposal systems; directs, coordinates and manages the District’s capital improvement program as assigned; assigns tasks to subordinates; provides liaison between District and other private and governmental agencies; and performs other related work as required.

As Department Head of the Operations Department, this exempt level position exercises direct supervision over the Water Superintendent, Wastewater Superintendent, Water Master (Distribution Department), Construction/Maintenance Superintendent, Fleet Foreman, Communications Technician and Electrician/Instrumentation Technician.

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE: The ideal candidate will be an experienced manager/supervisor in water and wastewater, or similar utility operations of a comparable size and scope. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of: principles and methods of water treatment and distribution, and wastewater treatment, collection and disposal; procedures, materials and equipment used in the operations, maintenance and improvement of water treatment and distribution, and wastewater treatment, collection and disposal; pertinent rules and regulations pertaining to safe work practices.

The position requires a motivated individual who is positive, approachable, and committed to excellence. This individual would have a strong customer service ethic and the ability to empower employees while also holding them accountable. An ideal candidate will also have a proven track record of sound budget development, technical and personnel management skills.

Education and Experience:

Any combination of experience and education that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills and abilities would be: 


  • High school diploma or the equivalent required. Higher education with major coursework in engineering or a technical field related to the work, supplemented by education or training in public administration desired.
  • Possession of a valid California driver’s license, have a satisfactory driving record, and be insurable by the District to operate District vehicles.
  • Possession of a valid Wastewater Plant Operator’s Certificate issued by the California State Water Resources Control Board.
  • Possession of a valid Water Treatment Plant Operators Certificate issued by the California State Water Resources Control Board.
  • Possession of a valid Water Distribution Operator Certificate issued by the California State Water Resources Control Board.


A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience in water and wastewater operations, including five years of supervision. Management experience desired.

For the complete job description, click here: Operations Manager

Hourly pay:    $49.50 – $60.17
Closing date:  May 8, 2015 4:00 PM

For additional information about this opportunity, please contact Abby Parcon, Human Resources/Safety Coordinator at abbyp@tudwater.com (209) 532-5536, extension 481


Tuolumne Utilities District is currently seeking interested individuals to serve as General Manager. An executive search is in the process and will continue until a successful candidate is hired. For more information, please click on the following link: TUD General Manager Brochure


ASSOCIATE ENGINEER I OR II The Tuolumne Utilities District is seeking an Engineer at the Associate Engineer 1 or Associate Engineer 2 level. Experience of the candidate will determine the hiring level. Under general direction of the District Engineer or Senior Engineer, provides professional engineering services as required for the planning, design, construction and maintenance of the District water and wastewater facilities; administers agreements and contracts; performs hydrology forecasting and watershed management; performs and/or coordinates periodic inspections of construction projects; evaluates or performs water and wastewater system modeling; prepares and administers grant and loan applications and programs; provides technical assistance to other District departments, and performs other related work as required. TUD – Associate 1 or 2 Flyer

For additional information about this opportunity, please contact Abby Parcon, Human Resources/Safety Coordinator at abbyp@tudwater.com (209) 532-5536, extension 481 or Erik D. Johnson, Senior Engineer at erikj@tudwater.com (209) 532-5536, extension 520.

Deadline date:  Open until filled.

TUD – Associate 1 or 2 Flyer
Job Descriptions: Associate Engineer 1 Associate Engineer 2
Monthly Salary Ranges: Associate Engineer 1: $6,226 – $7,566
Associate Engineer 2: $7,044 – $8,561
Job Application: TUD Job Application(PDF)
Employee Benefits: click here

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.

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 California Department of Public Health (CDPH). 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

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TUD 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.

TUD Employment Documents

1. Job Application Form: PDF DOC
2. Employee Benefits: click here
3. TUD Salary Schedule: July 2014 to June 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

Employment Agreements General Manager’s Contract 2013 (dated November 2013)

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.