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Employment Opportunity ~ Field Operations Technician

The Lake Oroville Area Public Utility District (LOAPUD) is searching for a qualified applicant to fill the position of FIELD OPERATIONS TECHNICIAN


Located in Oroville, CA approximately 75 miles north of Sacramento, LOAPUD provides sanitary sewer (waste water) collection services to approximately 4500 customers over 3500 acres, mostly in the unincorporated areas east and south of the City of Oroville.  Customers include single and multiple family residences, a variety of commercial uses, and public facilities including schools and recreational areas associated with nearby Lake Oroville.

The Field Operations Technician, under the supervision of the Field Operations Supervisor and Foreman; works to install and repair sanitary sewer main lines and related equipment; stocks trucks; drives service and dump trucks; operates compaction equipment, jackhammer and compressor, and other hand equipment as necessary and/or as directed; installs sewer pipe; assists in digging, backfilling, and repairing roads and pavement; repairs damaged pipe; installs service line taps, house sewer cleanout/locks, and other related equipment; assists in the construction, maintenance and repair of District property; assists in general yard and shop work.

The Field Operations Technician shares standby and emergency responsibilities with other field personnel.   

LOAPUD offers a competitive total compensation package, including healthcare benefits, CalPERS pension plan, and holiday/vacation/sick leaves.

Starting hourly wage is based on a board approved compensation schedule.  Placement on the wage schedule depends on experience and qualifications.

Please see additional job description information, prerequisite qualifications, essential job duties and additional job requirements in the FIELD OPERATIONS TECHNICIAN job description at this link:

2335 Job Description - Field Operations Technician.pdf

Please return completed application w/resume to:,SUBJECT: Field Operations Technician Position.

Applications may be found here:

Application for Employment 8-19-2020.pdf

Applications will be reviewed and evaluated. The most qualified applicants will be chosen for interviews.

The selection process may contain all or some of the following elements:

·         Oral Interview

·         Written Examination

·         Final Interview

·         Background Investigation

·         Pre-Employment Physical - All individuals who are offered full-time, temporary or part-time employment shall be required to submit to a physician’s examination and controlled substance test at District expense.  The examining physician will be provided a description of the job involved to assist in a determination of the individual’s fitness to work. 

**Lake Oroville Area Public Utility District is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, or sex. For additional information, or if you require accommodation in the recruitment process, please contact LOAPUD during office hours (Monday through Friday 7 AM to 12 PM and 1 PM to 4 PM) at (530)-533-2000, 1960 Elgin Street, Oroville, CA 95966**

This position will be open until filled.