Job Openings

Employment Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in joining the TUD team! The District is committed to employing and retaining a high quality, motivated workforce dedicated to delivering high-quality services to the community. TUD offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, insists on a safe workplace, provides opportunities for training and advancement and utilizes sound management practices and policies.

Job Openings

Water Treatment Plant Operator (OIT, 1,2,3)
Under direct or general supervision of the Water Operations Superintendent or Water Foreman, operates, repairs and maintains the District’s water treatment facilities, including water treatment and distribution systems; reads and interprets charts and meter readings for analyzing the efficiency of plant operations; maintain chemical inventory; and performs other related work as required.

Minimum Requirements (OIT): 

  • Employment application must be filled out accurately and completely in order to be considered.
  • Valid California driver’s license, have a satisfactory driving record, and be insurable by the District to operate District vehicles.
  • Successful completion of pre-employment selection process, background investigation, reference checks, post-offer physical and drug screening.
  • Hazardous Materials Endorsement or obtain within six months from hire date.
  • Current California Water Treatment Operator Grade T1 certification issued by the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) or obtain within 12 months, or by the second attempt at taking the State exam if taken within the first two possible exam periods, whichever is later, of hire date.
  • Ability to perform sometimes strenuous, manual labor often exposed to inclement weather conditions.
  • Ability to drive in all weather conditions.

Typical Work Hours:
6:00 AM – 4:30 PM, 4/10 schedule including one weekend day. Also requires after hours, weekends and holidays.  Schedule subject to change as required, to meet the needs of the District. 


Starting Hourly Wage:
WTP Operator-In-Training (OIT): $24.76
Closing date: April 4, 2023 at 4:00 PM

TUD Job Application
Job Description

Please review all documents listed above. To be considered for this position, please complete and submit the  TUD Job Application. This position will remain open until filled; however application packages will be reviewed and considered upon receipt and TUD reserves the right to close the recruitment at any time. Apply before it’s too late!

Under direct supervision, performs a variety of construction, maintenance and repair work on water and wastewater distribution, collection, treatment and disposal systems and facilities.  Assists and performs work in the installation, maintenance and repair of water and sewer pipelines, services, and appurtenances, fire hydrants, and other District facilities.  Performs other related work as required.

Education and Certification Requirements:

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • Must obtain California Water Distribution Operator certification issued by the California State Water Resources Control Board within required, specific period of time.  
  • Valid Class A or B driver license, or obtain within a specific period of time, have a satisfactory driving record, and be insurable by the District to operate District vehicles.

Special Testing:
Drug/Alcohol Testing:        This position is subject to drug and alcohol testing requirements of the Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act of 1991, under the administration of the Federal Department of Transportation (DOT).

Experience:                          Experience in underground and above ground construction, working on installation, testing, maintenance and repair of pipelines and facilities.

Work Hours:
7:00 a.m. to 3:30  p.m.; five consecutive workdays.  Subject to change, as required to meet the needs of the District.  Must be willing to work holidays, overtime and/or alternate schedule when required.  Utility Worker 2 and higher is  required to participate in the on-call standby rotation on a regular basis.


Utility Worker 1 – Starting Pay: $22.33/hr + excellent benefits and opportunity for advancement!

Closing date: November 18, 2022  4:00 PM

Application PRocess

All Tuolumne Utilities District (TUD) opportunities are posted on its website at Candidates who wish to apply must submit a complete and signed TUD Employment Application along with any additional required documentation by email as a PDF file to or by fax to 209-533-4268. A resume may be included, but will not be accepted in lieu of the required application documents. All required Application Documents must be received by the closing date and time in order to be considered. Applications are only accepted for open and posted positions.


The District will afford equal employment opportunity to all qualified employees and applicants as to all terms and conditions of employment, including compensation, hiring, training, promotion, transfer, discipline, and termination. The District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sex, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, family care or medical leave status, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, sexual identity or any other characteristic protected by state and federal law. We are committed to promoting an equal opportunity work environment within all levels of our workforce.


Complete application packages are reviewed against the job requirements outlined in the job flyer and job description. TUD screens applications for the most qualified candidates. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee that an applicant will forward in the hiring process. Incomplete or unsigned application packages will not be considered further regardless of an applicant’s qualifications. Please carefully review any instructions noted in the application process and be sure to include any and all required application materials. It is recommended that you save all of your required attachments to a single PDF file and then send package via email to or fax your completed application to 209-533-4268 by the closing date.

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