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If you are interested in any of the open positions, please click on the appropriate link below for the position information and the supplemental application information. A city employment application is required for all open positions. A complete application (city employment application, record waiver and if required supplemental questionnaire) must be submitted to the Human Resources Department. IMPORTANT: Facsimiles, photo copies, electronic mail, or final filing date postmarks will not be accepted.

New application posted below pursuant to AB218. The City of Manhattan Beach will no longer request conviction information or proof of safe driving record at time of application submission unless criminal conviction background is required by law or exempt from AB218.


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Water Plant Operator, Job No. 17-054

  • Type:Full Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:$5,044 - $ 6,438 per month
  • Posted Date:03/07/2019

The City of Manhattan Beach is now accepting applications for the Water Plant Operator position in the Public Works Department. The Water Plant Operator will be responsible for plant facilities, including SCADA, groundwater wells, reservoirs, booster stations and disinfection systems to ensure customers receive adequate water volume, pressure, and purity. The Water Plant Operator will have knowledge of federal, state, and county water quality regulations, requirements and reporting. This position will be required to work independently and with small teams. In addition, we are looking for an energetic team player who is able to establish and maintain effective and professional working relationships with staff, contractors, vendors, and general public.

The City is currently in the planning phase of the replacement of it's 7.5 MG reservoir and pump station which will also incorporate Iron and Manganese treatment. Candidates with well treatment including Iron and Manganese treatment experience is desirable.

Licenses: A valid California Class "C" driver's license is required at time of employment and acceptable driving record is required.

Certifications: Possession of a California State Health Department T2 Water Treatment Certificate at time application. Possession of a California State Health Department D3 Water Distribution Operator Certificate is required within one (1) year of employment.

Experience: One (1) year of recent experience in the maintenance and operation of the facilities of a domestic water distribution system.

Special Requirements: Must comply with a 30 minute response to a standby call from main pumping plant.


To be considered for this opportunity, please submit a completed City employment application by 4:00 PM, Wednesday, April 3, 2019 for first review of applications. This position will remain open until filled. Facsimiles, electronic mail, photocopies, and final filing date postmarks will not be accepted. Applications are accepted by mail, online submission (link below), or in-person at the Human Resources Department, City Hall, 1400 Highland Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.

To Apply Online, click HERE.

City Employment Application (PDF)

Job Announcement (PDF)

All applications will be screened in relation to the criteria outlined in this job announcement. Candidates will be reviewed and only those candidates determined to be most qualified on the basis of experience, training and education, as submitted, will be invited to participate further in the selection process.

The selection process will consist of the following components and weights:

Written Exam: ( 30%) and Oral Interview ( 70%)



Manhattan Beach is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

NOTE: A drug test may be administered as part of the pre-employment exam. The provision of this announcement do not constitute a contract, express, or implied, and any provisions contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.


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