The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

Job Details

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is a consortium of 26 cities and water districts that provides drinking water to nearly 19 million people in Southern California. Metropolitan’s mission is to provide its service area with adequate and reliable supplies of high quality water to meet current and future needs in an environmentally and economically responsible way. Metropolitan’s facilities include the 242-mile Colorado River Aqueduct, five water treatment plants with a combined capacity of 2.3 billion gallons per day, nine surface water reservoirs, 800 miles of pipeline, and 16 hydroelectric power plants. 


The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California has an opening for a IT Communication Tech II  at its Headquarters in Los Angeles, California.

Job Summary


The Information Technology Communication Technician II will join the Field Service Department in the role of a Voice and Data Communications Technician.  You will perform installation, maintenance, and repair work on voice, data and wireless communications equipment, software, hardware and networks.  You will play a vital role in Districts daily operation. 


Positions at this level apply basic skills while developing specialized skills in procedures, operations, techniques, tools, materials and equipment appropriate to area of specialization. Established procedures for doing the work and guidelines are available. The number and similarity of guidelines and work situations requires the employee to use judgment in locating and selecting the most appropriate guidelines, references, and procedures for application, and in making minor deviations to adapt the guidelines in specific cases. Situations to which the existing guidelines cannot be applied or significant proposed deviations from the guidelines are referred. The work consists of duties that involve related steps, processes, or methods. The work involves the execution of rules, regulations, or procedures and typically comprises a complete segment of an assignment or project of broader scope. Coordinates with other information technology disciplines.

1. Assists with developing technical and operational support materials; tracks and monitors the value and condition of Information Technology and communication hardware and software.

2. Assists with performing and documenting configurations and changes to communication systems and networks including all hardware and software components.

3. Assists with communication network capacity planning, collecting data, and monitoring applications.

4. Assists with communication infrastructure support within area of responsibility which includes radio, telephony/PBX, VOIP, Microwave, and wireless technologies.

5. Provides vendors, contractors and agencies on-site access and inspects work performed.

6. Assists with the development and deployment of disaster recovery best practices. Executes disaster recovery plan for area of responsibility.

7. May participate on a project team.

Job Requirements



• Competitive compensation
• Excellent medical, dental, life, vision plans.
• Deferred compensation in the form of a 401(k) plan (with matching contribution) and a 457 plan.
• Retirement benefits under the California Public Employees' Retirement System
• Tuition reimbursement
• Training and advancement opportunities
• On-site fitness center
• Excellent working environment
• Hub of public transportation: rail, subway, buses, and taxis

• Public transportation reimbursements and van pools


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This job announcement has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work being performed by employees in this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. To receive a copy of the complete job description, please send an email to

Reasonable accommodation for people with disabilities may be requested by calling (213) 217-7738 at least 5 working days in advance of the scheduled examination date(s). 

MWD is a Federal and State EO employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories


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