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Water Industry Job Description Manual and Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) / Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA)

The JPIA is pleased to provide this important tool to assist its members in the development of Job Descriptions, while keeping incompliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act and the Fair Employment and Housing Act, henceforth noted as ADA.

It is broken into several sections to include information on the development of job descriptions, facets of the ADA, and the employment process. A sample template is available for use, as well as the ability to "cut and paste" sections.

Please note that the job descriptions and template are models and are not intended to fit every need. It is important to customize the job descriptions for your district's needs and to conform to the format chosen.

If your district would like to supply any models for inclusion in the manual or you have any comments or questions, please foward them to Patricia Slaven at the JPIA via email. If you would prefer a "hard copy" of the manual, please submit a request to Patricia Slaven.


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Section #1

Development of Job Descriptions

Essentials of ADA and FEHA

ADA and the Employment Process

Section #2


Organizational Structure

Sample Template

Section #3


Administrative Analyst

Administrative Assistant

Administrative Services Manager

Assistant General Manager

Community Relations Coordinator

Computer Operator/Computer Technician

Customer Service Representative

Executive Assistant/Board Secretary

General Manager

Human Resources Assistant/Technician

Human Resources Manager

Information Processor

Information Technology Manager

Network Administrator

Office Assistant I / Receptionist

Office Assistant II

Office Manager


Project Manager/Coordinator

Public Information Officer

Safety/Compliance Officer

Section #4


Associate Engineer

Chief of Surveys

Civil Engineering Assistant

Civil Engineer

Construction Inspector

District Engineer

Engineering Drafter

Engineering Project Manager

Engineering Technician

GIS Specialist

SCADA and Special Projects Supervisor

Section #5



Accounting Assistant I

Accounting Assistant II

Accounting Technician


Director of Finance / Business Manager

Payroll Technician

Purchasing Assistant

Purchasing Manager

Section #6


Collection System Maintenance Worker I

Collection system Maintenance Worker II


Electrical and Instrumentation Technician

Equipment Mechanic I

Equipment Mechanic II

Equipment Operator

Equipment Shop Supervisor

Facility Maintenance Worker

Irrigation System Worker


Landscape Maintenance Worker


Maintenance and Operations Superintendent

Meter Reader

Meter Repair Worker

Pump Maintenance Worker

Warehouse Supervisor

Warehouse Worker

Water Operations Manager

Water Service Leadworker / Crew Leader

Water Service Supervisor

Water Service Worker I

Water Service Worker II


Section #7


Source Control Inspector

Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator I

Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator II

Water Distribution System Technician

Water Quality Chemist

Water Quality Laboratory Assistant

Water Quality Laboratory Supervisor

Water Treatment and Distribution Superintendent

Water Treatment Plant Operator I

Water Treatment Plant Operator II

Water Treatment Plant Supervisor / Chief Plant Operator

Section #8

Appendix A

Job Description Checklist

Appendix B

Legal Compliance

Appendix C

Sample Communication Letter

Appendix D

Position Description Questionnaire (PDQ)

Appendix E

Sample Action Words

Appendix F

Developing Essential Functions

Appendix G

Occu-Med Environmental Factors

Appendix H

Reasonable Accommodation

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