Electrical/Instrumentation Technician

Agency Central Marin Sanitation Agency



Central Marin Sanitation Agency (CMSA) is located in San Rafael, the commercial and governmental center of Marin County, just north of San Francisco. Famous for its favorable climate, Marin County showcases many cultural and natural attractions. San Rafael offers a lively urban environment while retaining the ease and comfort of small town life. The city boasts a wide choice of entertainment and cultural activities and is home to several top rated schools. Marin County offers a wealth of recreational opportunities, including road biking, hiking, mountain biking, bird-watching, enjoying sun and surf at area beaches, or golfing at one of several golf courses with panoramic views. Marin County is only a twenty-minute drive from San Francisco. It’s also the gateway to an immense variety of other world-famous destinations – giant redwoods, California’s famous wine country, and national seashores.


CMSA owns and operates the largest wastewater treatment facility in Marin County. The Agency provides wastewater treatment, disposal and related environmental services to protect public health and enhance environmental quality within our central Marin service area. Up to 5 billion gallons of wastewater are treated and released as clean effluent into San Francisco Bay each year, and the Agency consistently meets and exceeds all Federal and State regulatory requirements. CMSA has service contracts with Sanitary District #2 of Marin for the operation and maintenance of pump stations and Forcemains, with San Quentin State Prison to operate and maintain a pump station and Forcemain, and with San Quentin Village Sewer Maintenance District to operate and maintain the sewer system and assets.


Under general supervision, the Electrical/Instrumentation Technician, installs, repairs, replaces and performs corrective, preventive and predictive maintenance on a variety of automated process information and control equipment, electrical, electronic, pneumatic, hydraulic, heating, ventilation, air conditioning and electro-mechanical systems as found in a wastewater treatment plant and related facilities.


Monthly Salary: $6,059.46-$7,733.59 (plus benefits package)


  • Installs, performs preventive maintenance on, repairs, programs, and replaces a variety of electrical and instrumentation equipment as found in a wastewater treatment plant or related facilities.
  • Troubleshoots equipment problems, and recommends time, equipment and materials required to effect repairs; makes emergency repairs as required.
  • Maintains power systems including cogeneration tuning and controls, emergency generator transfer controls and switchgear, and various battery backup systems.
  • Uses and performs maintenance on a variety of tools and electrical and electronic test equipment; calibrates equipment as required.
  • Reads and interprets specifications, diagrams, manuals, and other documentation.
  • Designs equipment installations and modifications; makes required mathematical calculations; prepares schematics and diagrams for documenting installations; determines supplies and materials required.
  • Confers with staff to determine equipment problems; suggests methods of minimizing such problems.
  • Maintains accurate records and files of work performed and materials and supplies used in a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS).
  • Observes appropriate safety procedures, uses safety equipment, and works to applicable codes and guidelines.
  • Attends training and safety sessions as assigned.


  • Interpersonal Skills – ability to interact with others in a professional manner.
  • Mathematical Skills – ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
  • Reasoning Ability – ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving multiple concrete variables in standardized situations.


High School diploma or general education degree. Completion of course work in an apprenticeship program or trade school in electronics instrumentation or computer field is desirable.


EITHER possession of a Grade I Electrical/Instrumentation Technician certificate or higher issued by the California Water Environmental Association (CWEA), OR two years of experience in the maintenance and repair of a variety of electrical, instrumentation and/or computer equipment such as found in a secondary wastewater treatment plant and related pumping facilities. Must possess a valid California Class C driver’s license, have a satisfactory driving record, and continue to meet CSRMA driving standards.


All candidates must complete an application form and may attach a resume and cover letter. Incomplete applications will be considered ineligible. Completed application packets will be reviewed and candidates considered best qualified will move forward in the examination process. Candidates’ background and qualifications will be further evaluated by a competitive examination process that may include a phone screen and oral interview. The Agency is the final decision maker in hiring a successful candidate.


Please send your application, cover letter, and resume to Kathy Crotty at Koff & Associates, 6400 Hollis St., Suite 5, Emeryville, CA 94608 or email to: kcrotty@koffassociates.com.

Salary: $6,059.46 – $7,733.59

Koff & Associates