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Water Service Supervisor (3045)

Water Service Supervisor

California State Personnel Board Specification

  • Schematic Code: GP25
  • Class Code: 3045
  • Established: 12/17/1985
  • Revised: --
  • Title Changed: --


Under direction, to plan, organize, and direct staff engaged in water operations activities, supervise the distribution of State Water Project water through various conveyances, monitor water quality, and to other related work.

Typical Tasks

Plans, schedules, and directs the work of water operations units responsible for the delivery of State Water Project water to local water contractors; implements water diversion requests from water contractors; prepares water pumping and delivery schedules; coordinates and monitors flood control activities; supervises and directs the installation and maintenance of hydrologic measuring and water quality equipment, directs the gathering of data and preparation of hydrologic reports from basic data; acts as liaison and department representative with local, State, and Federal agencies.

Minimum Qualifications

Either I


Two years of experience in the California state service performing duties engaged in water operations, water quality investigations, or data collection at a level comparable to a Water Resources Engineering Associate.



Five years of responsible experience in water operations, at least three years of which were at a level comparable to a Water Resources Technician II. (College education in engineering or a closely related field may be substituted for two years of the required experience.)

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: State Water Project (SWP) water delivery contracts and subsequent amendments, SWP operational orders; Federal, State, and local regulations governing water delivery requirements; flood control criteria, operational loss and storage charge information, wet Water Services Supervisor 2 weather water delivery provisions, future entitlement reduction credits, regulated delivery of local water supply, reservoir and aqueduct operations, water rights decisions involving state water quality standards, major water contaminants and pollutants; water rights management including groundwater, local surface supply, recreation water, surplus water, unscheduled water, and entitlement water; characteristics of pumps, valves, check structures, aqueducts, reservoirs, spillways, water measurement, metering, and control devices; methods of sampling and treating water for meeting water quality objectives; collection of basic water flow data; climatological station service; algebra and trigonometry; low voltage switching orders; water operations and safety procedures; principles of effective supervision; effective public speaking; the department's Affirmative Action Program objectives; a supervisor's role in the Affirmative Action Program and the processes available to meet affirmative action objectives.


Ability to: Determine water needs of the 30 SWP contractors and make immediate decisions involving water delivery; interpret and administer terms of complex water delivery contracts; manage emergency flood control operations; effectively work with water agency management groups; disseminate department policy through media contact; direct the installation, calibration, and maintenance of water storage recorders and all types of water measuring devices; direct collection of water flow data for hydraulic computation; determine, sample and maintain appropriate water quality standards; operate manual and automated control systems; plan, organize, and direct the work of subordinates; schedule shifts to maintain continuity of operations; mediate customer complaints concerning department operations; effectively contribute to the department's affirmative action objectives.

  Updated: 6/3/2012
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