Distribution System Technician

Solano Irrigation District   Vacaville, CA   Full-time     Maintenance
Posted on March 25, 2024
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The Distribution System Technician performs a variety of technical and semi-skilled duties involved in the maintenance, installation, and repair of the District’s water distribution infrastructure, with particular emphasis on water meters, backflow assemblies, pressure reducing stations, telemetry and other appurtenances, to ensure the proper operation of the system.

The ideal candidate will have knowledge of methods, materials, and equipment used in the operation and maintenance of water distribution systems. A successful candidate will have the ability to perform heavy manual labor, read maps, blueprints, and diagrams, read water meters and pressure recorder devices. They will perform mathematical calculations and respond to distribution system operations and maintenance/repair emergencies. Will be able to operate a variety of vehicles, equipment, and tools including service trucks, backhoe, trenching machine, concrete and asphalt cutting saws, jackhammer, soil compacting tamper, and hand and power tools; loads and unloads vehicles and equipment. They will serve in an emergency standby capacity; provide customer service and perform all aspects of distribution system operation and repair during after hour’s periods including holidays and weekends.


Any combination of training, education and experience which demonstrates possession of the knowledge and abilities stated above and the ability to perform the duties of the position.

Experience and Education

Typical qualifying entrance background is:

  • One (1) to two (2) years of responsible experience performing duties comparable to this position or comparable experience performing water distribution system operation, maintenance and repair duties.
  • Graduation from high school or equivalent.

Licenses and Certification

  • Possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's License with a satisfactory driving record to maintain insurability.
  • Possession and maintenance of D3 Distribution Operator Certificate issued by the State of California, Department of Public Health.
  • Possession and maintenance of AWWA Backflow Prevention Assembly General Tester Certificate.


Retirement - Solano Irrigation District participates in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS).

  • Classic CalPERS Members - benefits include equivalency of 2%@60 formula with the following provisions: final compensation is the monthly average of highest 36 consecutive months; and credit for unused sick leave. Employee pays 7% Employee Contribution.
  • New CalPERS Members – benefits include equivalency of 2%@62 formula with the following provisions: three-year final compensation period used to calculate the average final compensation; and credit for unused sick leave. Employee pays 6.75% Employee Contribution.

Deferred Compensation - 457 plan available. Employee may defer up to the annual maximum, as outlined by the IRS, on a tax-deferred basis.

Health Insurance - Plans include Anthem Blue Cross HMO and PPO plans and a Kaiser Permanente plan. The District pays a portion of the premium for employee and dependent coverage.

Dental Insurance - Dental provider is Premier Access Dental. District pays full premium for both employee and dependents.

Life Insurance - Benefit is equal to 2x annual base salary rounded to the next higher $1,000, up to a maximum of $300,000. Premium is paid by the District.

To Apply

Apply Online - Complete the Solano Irrigation District Online Job Application and Equal Employment Opportunities Questionnaire: https://www.sidwater.org/FormCenter/Human-Resources-2/Online-Job-Application-51



Apply by Paper - Submit the Solano Irrigation District Job Application and other required documentation, to:

Solano Irrigation District 

Attn: Human Resources 

810 Vaca Valley Parkway, Suite 201 

Vacaville, CA 95688  


Applications must be received by the closing date. Postmarks or faxed applications or resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the Solano Irrigation District Job Application.


 Final filing date: April 08, 2024 at 5:00 PM

Solano Irrigation District

810 Vaca Valley Parkway
Vacaville , CA