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Presented by: CWEA

Interviewing Basics Webinar


  • October 3, 2019
  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Contact Hours: 0

The presentation will briefly cover the application process, with pointers on how to write an application that will get you past the Human Resources screening process and onto a supervisor’s desk for consideration of an interview. In addition, the presentation will explore how to make a good impression during the interview process and strategies for answering the questions properly.

Each interview question is an opportunity to gain employment and none should be wasted with a poor or incomplete answer.

Social and interview skills will be addressed, and real life interview questions and answers (both good and bad) will be used as examples of how to successfully conduct yourself during an interview. Last, the presentation will briefly touch upon strategies for passing probation, once you are awarded the job.


Todd Novacek is the Director of Operations at the Moulton Niguel Water District (MNWD), which provides water, wastewater and recycled water services to approximately 170,000 people in South Orange County. During his twenty-nine-year tenure at MNWD, Todd held positions in the Engineering and Customer Service Departments before being promoted to the Director of Operations.

An excellent manager, Todd supervises over 75 employees in the Operations Division, including water distribution, maintenance, collections, street and valve crews, as well as customer service and billing.

He enjoys the technical side of his job, but what he really values most are the people that work in the water utility industry.

Todd has devoted his entire adult life to water. Before joining Moulton Niguel, he was licensed by the United States Coast Guard as a passenger carrying sportfishing boat captain, and after college ran a small gold dredging operation in the Sierra’s.

His earnings from his work as a sport fishing boat captain allowed him to pay his way through San Diego State University, where he graduated with a degree in Journalism, with an emphasis in Public Relations, and a minor in English.

Born in Los Angeles, Todd lives with his family in Oceanside.

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