WATER QUALITY SPECIALIST
CA MADERA COUNTY, CA | Temporary
Performs domestic water system quality assurance and operation functions; inspects, installs, services
and repairs backflow, cross-connection and other water delivery controls; performs backflow
prevention, cross-connection control assurance and testing.
Constructs, maintains, repairs and inspects water production wells and facilities, water mains and
lines; operates water systems quality assurance and operations equipment and other tools; inspects
and tests water, controls and water system tools and equipment for safety and mechanical defects;
assists in installation and repair of water service connections and meters.
Collects data; operates a computer to enter data, manage files, prepare, maintain and update records,
logs and reports; recognizes occupational hazards and follows safety precaution procedures; insures
quality assurance programs, testing and analysis is conducted within safety standards established by
Federal, State and local laws, ordinances and regulations.
Follows instructions, reads and interprets technical drawings and literature; responds to questions and
concerns from the general public; provides information as is appropriate.
Establishes positive working relationships with representatives of community organizations,
state/local agencies, City management and staff, and the public; respond to questions and concerns
from the public, representatives of community groups, state/local agencies, and City management.
Any combination of education and experience that has provided the knowledge, skills and
abilities necessary for an Water Quality Specialist I. A typical way of obtaining the required
qualifications is to possess the equivalent of two years of experience in water systems
construction, maintenance, including backflow prevention device general testing and crossconnection controls, or related work; possession of a high school diploma or equivalent
supplemented with appropriate coursework in environmental health, public health and biological science, or a related field.
Possession of, or the ability to obtain, a valid class C California driver s license at time of
appointment. Possession of a State Department of Health Services Water Treatment Operator
Grade I Certificate, an American Water Works Association Backflow Prevention Device General
Testers Certificate and an American Cross-Connection Control Program Specialist Certificate.