Utilities Worker

City of Oceanside Water Utilities Department | Energy, Environmental, and Utilities

Average Wage for this Career

$46,961 ** *This figure represents the median wage for this career in San Diego County and not the wages of any specific interviewee

Occupational Outlook


About Utilities Worker

Meet Jonathan Monterozza, Utilities Worker II, who tells us all about his role with the City of Oceanside Water Utilities Department. A utilities worker performs a variety of duties in the construction, installation, maintenance, operation, and repair of the City’s water transmission and distribution systems including water mains, service lines, water meters, hydrants, and related equipment and facilities. Jonathan was able to start this job right out of high school. Learn more with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Water and Wastewater Competency Model.


Education Resources

Environmental Innovation & Engineering Academy at Oceanside High School

Career and Technical Education program

Wastewater Operator Certification Program

California Water Board

Apprenticeship Program

California Department of Water Resources