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Cross-Connection/Backflow Specialist

Rcho Sta Marg, CA 92688

Posted: 04/26/2024 Employment Type: Full-Time or Part-Time Category: Water/Wastewater Job Number: PPI003126 Pay Rate: $45 - $55 per hour

Job Description

Project Partners is seeking an experienced Cross-Connection/Backflow Specialist with 5+ years of experience to assist our public client in the Rancho Santa Margarita area. The position will be on-site and either part-time or full-time (approximately 20-40 hours per week). 

The Cross-Connection/Backflow Specialist duties and responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Support compliance with the State Water Resource Control Board “Cross-Connection Control Policy Handbook”.
  • Support permitting process for commercial and residential applicants, and testing process associated with backflow devices.
  • Conduct regular field surveys to conduct hazard assessments on potable water systems and recommend/enforce procedures for compliance with current regulations.
  • Review new commercial applications, residential pool applications, building plumbing plans, and cross-connection surveys to determine if backflow assemblies are required and incorporate new devices into the backflow program.
  • Coordinate routine surveys with State and County health agencies.
  • Arrange for the inspection and testing of backflow prevention assemblies.
  • Maintain descriptive records of all backflow assemblies, with a record of all tests performed in compliance with State and other requirements.
  • Administer files, correspondence, test reports, etc. through a computerized cross-connection program.
  • Work with regulatory authorities, contractors, homeowner associations, developers, and local entities.
  • Review applications from commercial and residential customers and their representatives for issuance of “Will-Serve Letters” and “Sanitation Clearances”.
  • Review plumbing plans, proposed tenant improvements, new construction plans, backflow device requirements, and proposed impact on water and sewer systems.

Career Advantage:

The selected candidate will gain key public sector experience that can effectively position the candidate to pursue and obtain key, sought-after public sector jobs.

Job Requirements

The Cross-Connection/Backflow Specialist will have:

  • Experience in the permitting process in the retail water industry
  • Cross-Connection Control Specialist Certification from a certifying organization recognized by the State of California Water Resources Control Board is desired
  • Experience in the field of cross-connection control or water system distribution operation is desired
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Candidates must be legally authorized to work permanently in the U.S. (i.e., without time limitations, without restrictions or without need for work sponsorship in the U.S.)
  • Valid CA Driver’s License and proof of insurance

Additional Information

Project Partners is Southern California's public sector civil engineering specialist. Our singular mission is to help engineering professionals advance their careers while providing employers with flexible and cost-effective engineering staff resources.

Project Partners provides professional benefits to its full-time employees that meet the eligibility requirements. 

  • Project Partners offers medical and dental benefits. You can choose the best plan for you and your loved ones. We pay 80% of employee’s medical premium costs.
  • Paid time off – Start accruing paid time off right away – including vacation, holidays, and floating days off
  • 401(k) and Profit-sharing programs

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