CCWA is currently accepting applications for the position of:

Distribution Technician Trainee The Central Coast Water Authority (CCWA) is seeking applicants for the position of Distribution Technician Trainee. We are looking for a team-oriented individual committed to learning, innovative problem solving and who is positive, approachable and has the utmost integrity to join our excellent staff.

The Distribution Technician Trainee will be based in the CCWA Buellton Administrative Office but may occasionally be assigned to any location along the 142 mile pipeline, extending from the Polonio Pass WTP in Santa Barbara County to Lake Cachuma in Santa Barbara County.

Salary for the position is commensurate with work experience and California Drinking Water Operator Certification Program (DWOCP) Certification level, as follows:

  • No California Drinking Water Operator Certification Program (DWOCP) Certificate: $62,481 – $76,227/year
  • DWOCP Distribution Operator Grade 1 Certificate: $63,837 - $77,881/year
  • DWOCP Distribution Operator Grade 2 Certificate: $65,222 - $79,571/year
  • DWOCP Distribution Operator Grade 3 Certificate: $66,638 - $81,298/year
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    To be considered for this position, please complete an employment application. Resumes will not be considered without an accompanying application.

Submit completed applications and resumes via e-mail to: recruiting@ccwa.com or via regular mail to: CCWA Recruiting, 255 Industrial Way, Buellton, CA 93427.

The personnel system of CCWA is based on the merit principle. Appointments of all employees of CCWA shall be based upon merit, including job-related knowledge, experience, ability, performance, and attitude.

Equal Employment Opportunity - CCWA supports equal employment opportunities and does not unlawfully discriminate against its employees or applicants because of race, color, religion, sex (including gender, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, veteran status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal or local law. CCWA also makes reasonable accommodations, as required by law, for employees who have a physical or mental disability. Finally, CCWA prohibits the harassment of any individual on any of the basis listed above. This policy applies to all areas of employment including recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, transfer, and social and recreational programs.

Complete List of CCWA Benefits
Dental and Vision Plan

Approved Pay Grades

Business Opportunities

CCWA works with qualified consultants, contractors and vendors on a range of construction and other projects in support of its operations and mission.

It is the policy of CCWA that the selection of consultants, contractors and vendors to provide services shall be on the basis of demonstrated competence and on the professional qualifications necessary for the satisfactory performance of the services required.

When an outside entity performs work for, or uses CCWA facilities, CCWA requires a written agreement with that entity, which will include the following:
• Hold harmless and indemnification provisions.

CCWA will require the following insurance documents from the outside entity prior to commencing work:
• Certificate of insurance
• Additional insured endorsement for general liability insurance

CCWA insurance requirements for contractors include a minimum requirement for $1,000,000 general liability insurance. There may be special circumstances where the minimum insurance requirements are not appropriate and a higher limit may be in order, as well as additional insurance requirements for automobile, workers compensation and professional liability. For example, when DWR facilities are going to be involved, the general liability limit is increased to $2,000,000.






If you have any questions or comments regarding this site or the information contained herein, please call or email:

Lisa F. Watkins
e: lfw@ccwa.com
p: 805.697.5219
Central Coast Water Authority
255 Industrial Way
Buellton, CA 93427
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