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Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator 09
The Authority is seeking a highly motivated Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator, RW-09.
The Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator is involved in the operations of the Wastewater Treatment Plant, performing such duties in any major area of the Plant (i.e. including primary treatment, secondary treatment, nitrification, filtration, disinfections, sludge, thickening, dewatering, and digestion). Unusual problems referred to Foreman for resolution.
Operates all process equipment using manual and/or computer controls.
Collects composite samples from all phases of the various treatment processes.
Performs laboratory analysis, makes process control calculations, implements controls to ensure compliance with Federal law.
Is responsible for the proper operation of the treatment processes and equipment.
Evaluates data and maintains detailed records of process control analysis, and various meter readings.
Troubleshoots operational problems including process microbiology.
Performs minor preventive and corrective maintenance on equipment, including plant instrumentation.
Unloads liquid and dry chemicals, receives and stores, handles, dilutes, mixes, meters, directs flow and monitors all chemical systems at plant.
Provides assistance and guidance to lower grade and new employees.
Keeps all work areas clean.
Complies with applicable safety rules and regulations.
Performs other related duties and projects as assigned at the discretion of the immediate supervisor.
- High School diploma or General Educational Development (GED) certificate and three (3) years of experience in the operations of a wastewater treatment system.
Must possess and maintain a valid Class II ABC certification or equivalent class from Maryland (Class 2) or Virginia (Class 3).
Knowledge of how each unit process fits in the overall wastewater treatment process. Skill in independently operating duty stations assigned.
Must demonstrate knowledge of equipment and process troubleshooting at the plant. Knowledge of proper use of laboratory and sampling equipment e.g. meter calibration and flow-proportional sampler set-up.
Knowledge of process instrumentation control concepts. Ability to interpret technical drawings for process equipment.
Knowledge of concepts and skills related to safety including: confined space entry, personal protective equipment, process safety management, etc. Must demonstrate knowledge of regulations pertaining to permit compliance.
Must be able to lift 50 pounds.
Basic computer skills associated with computerized process control and monitoring systems.
Subject to indoor and/or outdoor environmental conditions that include exposure to extreme cold and hot temperatures.
Subject to atmospheric conditions that may adversely affect the respiratory system and general health or skin such as fumes, odors, dusts, mists, toxic and carcinogenic liquids, vapors, and gases, or poor ventilation, or to exposure to oils, other solvents, raw sewage, activated sludge, and lubricants.
Working conditions varies with duty station, but will include shift work, work in process areas, and work in other locations.
First time supervisors and all new DC Water and Sewer Authority employees will serve a one (1) year probationary period regardless of prior governmental affiliation.
In the event that an offer is extended, the candidate will be required to successfully complete a pre-employment physical and drug screening.
Incumbent serves as an essential employee, which means that the incumbent is required to work when the Authority has closed due to public emergencies, critical or hazardous conditions, or inclement weather.
Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator 3
Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator 3
Cedar Creek Corrections Center
Hours: 6:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m
Workweek: Wednesday - Sunday
This recruitment will remain open until a sufficient candidate pool is established. This posting may be closed at any time thereafter without prior notice.
The Department of Corrections is seeking a highly motivated and qualified individual for the position of Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator 3 (WWTPO3) at Cedar Creek Corrections Center.
This position manages, maintains, and operates the Compost and Recycle programs as well as helping to manage, maintain and operate a Group 3 Tertiary Wastewater Treatment Plant in compliance with the Department of Ecology (DOE), Thurston County Environmental Health, and the Environmental Protection Agency National Pollution Discharge Elimination System requirements. This position supports the Department of Corrections (DOC) mission by maintaining compliance with DOE permit requirements for this facility to operate the composting program wastewater treatment plant. This position also manages and provides a safe potable water system from three individual ground water wells.
CCCC is a 480 bed male facility. The facility is located in the Capital Forest 20 miles south of Tumwater. CCCC is co-located with the Department of Natural Resources and is a minimum security facility. This facility houses minimum security offenders and offers treatment, work and vocational programs to help ready offenders to transition back into the community. CCCC is a sustainability prison; some of the many programs include: rehabilitation of ailing Western Pond Turtles, raising bees, training service dogs, gardening, and composting. The site includes two living units, a health clinic, education buildings, a gymnasium and support facilities. All offenders work at this facility either on an off-site work crew or within the facility grounds.
Whether the work is inside a prison, in community corrections, or in an administrative office, the Washington State Department of Corrections professional staff experience a high degree of personal satisfaction knowing they are creating environments in which all offenders can learn to make choices that contribute to a safer society.
Duties of this position include:
Performing the necessary tasks associated with the Department Sustainability goals.
Plans, schedules, supervises and performs the operation and maintenance of the wastewater treatment plant and potable water system; supervises unskilled and skilled workers/adult male offenders at Cedar Creek Corrections Center.
Instructs operating personnel in proper operating and maintenance methods and procedures relating to wastewater treatment plant conditions and processes.
Directs, performs and records physical and analytical tests as required by regulatory agencies and applicable permit requirements. Maintains Laboratory accreditation for all DOE/DOH.
Coordinates with contractors,engineers, vendors, maintenance personnel and other agencies to ensure the uninterrupted operation of the water and wastewater treatment plants.
Performing all necessary preventative maintenance tasks.
Other duties as assigned.
Tasks involved with the above duties include:
Supervising and training adult male offenders in the practices associated with vegetable gardening, food waste and biodegradable material composting, bio-solid composting, vermiculture/worm farming and various other tasks associated with the Department Sustainability Goals. These Goals include supporting National and International endangered wild life species.
Collect and record detailed information using data form utilities, fuel, water, waste and recycle.
Using the procurement process for purchases.
Conducts, instructs, and supervisors others in testing and monitoring influent materials, sampling materials, operating various lab equipment, training and record keeping, inspecting and performing practical wastewater treatment plant operations.
Monitoring operation systems and making process control changes. Using available resources to research costs of replacement equipment items and preventative maintenance needs.
Directs, performs and records physical and analytical tests as required by regulatory agencies and applicable permit requirements. Maintains Laboratory accreditation for all DOE/DOH.
Gathering water samples from various distribution sites. Taking samples in to the health department. Recording sample data. Reporting analytical data.
Checking pumps, changing pumps, Checking and maintaining sand filter, Checking and servicing clarifier.
Checking chemical feeder for proper injection. Checking and servicing all moving parts and automated systems.
Escorting offenders to and from work, training and mentoring offenders, assisting Plant Manager with various tasks and details. Attend meetings as necessary.
Certification by Department of Ecology as a Group 3 Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator.
Water Distribution Manager 1 and Cross Connection Control Specialist Certification achievable within 13 months of hire.
Facility Compost Operator Certification within 12 months of hire.
- 2 or more years training, supervising, educating and mentoring adult male offenders in a prison setting.
The successful candidate will be required to maintain certifications Supplemental Information
'The mission of DOC is to improve public safety.'
For additional information about the agency, please visit doc.wa.gov.
- Please include a minimum of three professional references with your application. A professional reference is defined as an individual who has been paid to supervise your work and can attest to your work performance, technical skills, and job competencies. If you do not have any or sufficient professional references, please include non-related professionals, such as educators or other professional associates.
Phone number AND email address are required for all professional references.
Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.
Employees may work directly with or in close proximity to incarcerated individuals in a potentially hazardous setting. Please consider this when deciding whether to apply.
We are committed to maintaining a drug and alcohol free work environment, and our employees are expected to comply with all state and federal laws. A pre-employment drug test may be administered as part of the selection process, and applicants who test positive for any controlled substances, will be disqualified from consideration.
Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) is an aerosol pepper spray made available as a means of self-defense and/or de-escalation. Applicants with sensitivities or allergies are encouraged to ask about the level of exposure they could expect in this position.
Animal care projects are a common component of most Washington State prisons, including dog and cat programs. Applicants with animal sensitivities or allergies are encouraged to ask about the level of exposure they could expect in this position.
Tuberculosis (TB) is a priority health issue for DOC employees. The successful candidate may be required to provide valid proof of a baseline TB skin test within 60 days from the date of hire. When positive tests result, further information, testing and treatment may also be required. Employment is not contingent upon test results.
If this position is included in a Union Shop, employees will be required to become members within thirty (30) days of employment.
We are committed to hiring individuals who possess core diversity competencies:
Foster a positive attitude and openness toward the ever changing social and cultural makeup of the workplace.
Work effectively with people of different perspectives, abilities, disabilities, races, religions, ages, lifestyle preferences and social, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
Respectfully acknowledge people's differences and recognize these differences as important and valuable.
Be culturally sensitive and appropriate.
Respect and value diverse backgrounds and traditions.
DOC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity diversity, age, honorably discharged veteran, veteran status, genetic information, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability.
For questions about this recruitment, or to request reasonable accommodation in the application process, please email email@example.com or call us at (360) 359-4062. For TTY service, please call the Washington Relay Service at 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.
Construction Project Manager - Wastewater And Water Treatment Plant
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- Overall management of budget, quality, safety, and schedule to ensure success on assigned construction projects.
- Buyout and negotiation of subcontracts and major equipment & material purchase orders.
- Collaborate with the Project Team to develop and regularly update the CPM schedule and project budget.
- Process and manage Proposed Change Orders and Applications for Payment.
- Prepare, evaluate, and monitor job cost reporting.
- Provide leadership and mentoring to further develop fellow Teammates.
- Timely submission of all required internal and external deliverables.
- Maintain a positive image of company with vendors, subs, clients and teammates.
- Manage multiple jobs that may account for $15M to $25M in annual volume.
- Proven ability to excel in a fast-paced environment
- Negotiation, problem solving, and conflict resolution skills
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Outstanding technical knowledge and attention to detail
- Strong Leadership skills
- Thorough understanding of job cost reporting, billing and payable procedures
- Ability to utilize and quickly adapt to new technologies to maximize efficiency
- Minimum of 7-10 years’ experience within the construction industry required
- Experience with construction of water treatment plants and/or waste water projects preferred
- A bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Construction Management, or other relevant degree required
- Experience with Timberline PM Software highly preferred
- Experience with Schedule software and logic highly preferred
- Ability to lift 25 pounds.
- Ability to stand for extended periods of time, and safely maneuver around the nearby presence of various construction equipment and vehicles, on an active construction site or production shop environment.
- Prepared to regularly encounter moving mechanical parts, high precarious places, fumes or airborne particles, and a variety of outside weather conditions.
- Able to climb temporary or permanent stairs, and ladders.
- Able to bend, squat, kneel, crawl, crouch, balance and stoop, reach on a regular basis.
- Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Wastewater Treatment Plant Maintenance Superintendent
Until filled or until 100 applicants
About San Mateo
San Mateo is a city of approximately 100,000 residents located in Silicon Valley. One of the City's strengths is its diversity, both in the ethnic makeup and the physical development of the community. San Mateo has a vibrant business and retail environment with national and international businesses, two major shopping centers and an active downtown.
You would be joining over 500 people whose mission it is to serve the San Mateo community with a collaborative, innovative and professional spirit. We are looking for someone who embodies our shared values of respect, creativity, inclusivity, transparency, and integrity in their words and actions.
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2050 Detroit Dive San Mateo, 94404
This recruitment is open until filled. The first review of applications will be on October 20, 2017. This recruitment can close any time after October 20, 2017.
The City of San Mateo is building a cross-functional team tasked with upgrading the City's 15.7-MGD conventional activated sludge plant with new liquids treatment process facilities, including headworks, primary treatment, biological nutrient removal/membrane bioreactor (BNR/MBR) process, biological and chemically enhanced treatment (BioCET) process, and other general plant upgrades, including odor control to serve the new facilities. The major improvements will require innovation, coordination and planning on part of the Wastewater Treatment Plant Maintenance Superintendent.
The Wastewater Treatment Plant Maintenance Superintendent is responsible guiding, developing, and mentoring the maintenance team. They are an active participant in establishing computerized maintenance management system protocols including getting both scheduled and unscheduled work activities completed within a timely manner. The ideal candidate would be a seasoned leader in wastewater maintenance field with a desire to pass on knowledge and technical skills to other team members.
The position requires on-call emergency response, including occasional shift work, nights, weekends, and holidays. The maintenance team is in need of leadership that promotes high performance, encourages success, and fosters team work.
The Public Works Department is comprised of the Engineering and Facilities Services Division, and the Environmental Services Division. Each division is led by a Deputy Director reporting to the Director of Public Works. The department is responsible for the City's major capital projects and infrastructure including streets, street lights, traffic signals, publicly owned parking lots and garages, sewer and storm conveyance systems, wastewater treatment plant, pump stations, a major lagoon, and dams and levees.
The Department also has responsibility for the Wastewater Treatment Plant that handles all sewage treatment and disposal of treated water and sludge.
The Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) is a 15.7 MGD sub-regional facility that serves a population of more than 140,000 with an annual operating budget in excess of $10 million and has a staff of 28 professional and technical personnel.
Depending upon assignment, duties may include, but are not limited to the following.
Recommend and assist in the development and implementation of goals and objectives; establish schedules and methods for plant maintenance and repair; implement policies and procedures.
Schedule, assign, review and supervise maintenance and repair work performed on the treatment plant facilities, grounds, equipment (including tanks), offices and laboratory areas ensuring compliance with safety regulations.
Revitalize and implement the continuous preventative maintenance of work performed on treatment plant facilities.
Supervise the routine and emergency electrical and mechanical work performed on treatment plant equipment.
Participate in budget preparation and administration; prepare cost estimates for budget recommendations; submit justifications for needed materials and supplies; monitor and control expenditures.
Maintain records and prepare reports regarding the operation of a wastewater plant and qualify of the effluent; monitor monthly reports to regulatory agencies.
Prepare specifications for specialized equipment and contractual repair services. Determine and implement methods for improving the operating effectiveness and efficiency of plant equipment.
Make critical decisions necessary to repair equipment and assure the continuing operation of the plant as a result of wastewater treatment system malfunctions.
Participate in the selection, training, motivation and evaluation of staff, participate in monitoring employee performance objectives; prepare employee performance reviews; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline procedures.
Respond to emergencies on an on-call basis 24 hours per day, seven days per week.
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What You BringAny combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge skill and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:Training and Experience
Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by specialized training in electrical, mechanical, and plumbing fields.
Four years of experience in a construction or maintenance operation including electrical and mechanical work on a wide variety of pumps, motors, engines, generators, boilers and electrical, electronic and hydraulic control and gauging systems, including some lead supervisory experience, with two years supervisory experience desirable.
Possession of CWEA Wastewater Treatment Plant Maintenance certification or equivalents is desirable.
What You Need
Standard and specialized practices, methods, tools, equipment, and materials used in the maintenance and repair of sewer treatment plant facilities.
Occupational hazard avoidance and standard safety precautions necessary in the work.
Principle repair techniques required for electric and hydraulic pumps, motors, fans, boilers, compressors, generators, diesel and gas engines, pressure vessels, incinerators and electronic equipment.
Principles and practices of supervision, training and performance evaluation.
Salary range: $8,816- $10,510 per month
CalPERS Retirement with 3 year average final compensation:
"Classic" members 2% @ 55 with 7.5% contribution paid by employee
New" PEPRA members 2% @ 62 with 6.25% contribution paid by employee.
Social Security and State Disability benefits
Medical insurance with a choice of several different plans; City-paid individual coverage of 100%, OR family coverage up to 90% of the Kaiser family plan (prorated/work hours) OR $160 per month if waived
City-paid premiums for Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance
12 sick days annually per hours worked,20-25 days annual vacation, depending on length of service
13 days paid holidays per year (includes 3 floating days)
Administrative Leave - 48 hours
City contribution of 1 1/2 % to Deferred Compensation and City matchup to 1% to Employee's contribution, Free Fitness classes through City of San Mateo Parks and Recreation programs, Credit Union at City Hall, Employee Assistance,
Bilingual differential of $195 per month (if applicable)
This classification falls within an employee bargaining unit, employees of which may elect to join or pay an equivalent service fee
HIRING REFERRAL BONUS: Candidates hired from this recruitment will receive a signing bonus of $1,500.00 upon successful completion of probation. If an eligible merit City employee refers a candidate who is subsequently hired from this recruitment, he/she shall receive a $1,500.00 referral award in accordance with the City's Targeted Recruitment Program Policy. The candidate must note the referring employee's name on the City's official employment application at the time he/ she submits it.
A Supplemental Questionnaire and résumé are required. This application will be considered incomplete and not accepted if the packet is not complete.
This position is opened until filled. First review of applications will be October 20, 2017. This recruitment can close any time after October 20, 2017.
The Examination and Selection Process
Based upon a review of employment applications, supplemental questionnaires, and résumés received, a limited number of the most highly qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the examination process. The process may include an Oral Panel Interview and department interview. Subsequent recruitment process dates will be established following completion of the final screening of applications received during the filing period.
An eligible list will be established from those who pass the examination process. Current and future vacancies may be filled from this list. The list will remain in effect for at least one year unless abolished sooner. Once placed on an eligible list, and at the time a vacancy needs to be filled, eligible candidates may be contacted by the hiring department and scheduled for additional departmental interviews.
NOTE: The City of San Mateo reserves the right, at its discretion, to limit the number of qualified candidates invited to the examination process.
Wastewater Treatment Plant Superintendent
The purpose of this position is to provide supervision and management functions for the wastewater treatment plants. This is accomplished by managing personnel and monitoring performance; performing plant inspections for safety and appropriate plant operations; ensuring regulatory compliance; maintaining a safety-oriented work environment; facilitating employee training; and completing administrative duties. Responsibilities include developing annual budgets for approval; monitoring budgets throughout the year; reviewing lab reports and monthly operation reports; reporting non-compliance for all collection and treatment facilities to TCEQ; preparing TCEQ annual sludge reports; meeting with customers; managing the sludge hauling fleet; responding to emergencies; communicating with internal and external customers; preparing internal reports; managing capital projects; reviewing and amending risk management plans; and ensuring safety inspection compliance.
Examples of Duties
Plans, organizes, directs the work, and supervises. Perform inspections to inspect crews' work; provide communications between staff and Manager; monitor for safety and best work practices; ensure compliance with city, state and federal laws.
Performs project management by attending CIP project meetings; attends new construction meetings, pre-construction meetings, final walk-throughs, and progress meetings.
Ensures Wastewater Treatment Plant maintenance programs and repairs on all wastewater collection systems. Strategically plans for future regulations and responds appropriately to regulatory challenges. Analyzes and interprets data and prepares reports, including performance measures
Performs administrative functions by attending meetings including pre-construction meetings, progress meeting and project meetings; meets with customers about issues; performs supervisory functions including hiring, discipline, termination and time sheets; writes work orders, logic books, and weekly reports; ensures compliance with TCEQ and EPA.
Prepares division budget by establishing metrics, researching new programs, uses strategic plan and calculates personnel budget; prepares flex budget and 5 year plan. Implements and ensures compliance with the city purchasing policies.
Ensures training by providing all divisional employees receive training in water, wastewater, equipment, safety; attends supervisor and manager training; continues education with TCEQ.
Develops and oversees the facility emergency plan, risk management plan and other required safety programs. Coordinates training, inspections, and ensures that all safety rules and regulations are maintained.
Experience and Training
Associates degree from an accredited college or equivalent experience.
Seven (7) years of experience working with utility services or in a similar position.
Certificates and Licenses Required
Class A Wastewater Operator's License issued by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
Senior Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator (Open Until Filled)
The City of Fresno is currently recruiting for a Senior Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator. This is a lead level class within the Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator series in which incumbents provide lead direction and participate in a range of duties including the most difficult Wastewater operational work assignments requiring the application of independent judgment on an assigned shift. Senior Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators provide direction, monitor and control the performance of wastewater unit processes by a variety of methods and may be assigned to work any shift, weekends, and holidays.
The current vacancy exists in the Department of Public Utilities, Wastewater Division.
These are entrance requirements to the competitive examination and do not assure a place on the eligible list. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications on or before the posted filing deadline in order to qualify.
TO QUALIFY, an applicant must have: Possession of a Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Grade III Certificate issued by the State Water Resources Control Board.
A copy of valid WWTPO Grade III Certificate must be scanned and attached to your online application. Please also note this certificate in the "License and Certificate" section of your application.
Possession and continued maintenance of a valid California Driver's License at time of appointment.
Eligibles certified for consideration for this position will be required to successfully pass a Department interview and a Department of Justice fingerprint process prior to employment with the City of Fresno.
Candidates considered for hire must provide proof of a valid driver¿s license and current copy of their driving record.
How To Apply
APPLICANTS MUST COMPLETE AN ON-LINE APPLICATION. PLEASE VISIT WWW.FRESNO.GOV/JOBS TO APPLY.
For information on how to complete an on-line application, please view "Instruction Guide" on the City's website, Personnel Services Career Opportunities page, or call (559) 621-6950 for assistance. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed employment application.
ALL CORRESPONDENCE regarding this recruitment and exam process will be sent via e-mail. All applicants will acknowledge such understanding when they complete their on-line application.
Verify we have your correct e-mail address before you submit your application. It is an applicant's responsibility to check their email frequently to ensure they receive all pertinent communication from the Personnel Services Department on a timely basis. Applicants will receive an automatically generated confirmation e-mail upon a successful application submittal. The e-mail is the only proof of submittal.
It is an applicant¿s responsibility to check their email account and to ensure it is set up to accept emails from the City of Fresno. Dependent upon your settings, notices from the City of Fresno may be directed to the "junk mail" or "spam" folders. It is the applicant¿s responsibility to check these folders as well.
Applications must be submitted by midnight on the filing deadline or they will not be accepted for any reason. FOR THIS RECRUITMENT, IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT PERMANENT FRESNO CITY EMPLOYEES APPLY THROUGH PEOPLESOFT SELF SERVICE.
The examination process will consist of the following:
APPLICATION REVIEW - Qualifying Only: Of those applications which meet the minimum qualifications, a limited number of the MOST qualified candidates will be selected to appear before the oral examination board.
The selection will be based upon those applications demonstrating the greatest breadth and depth of applicable training, experience, and education. Therefore, applicants are urged to submit sufficiently detailed information in their application materials for a proper evaluation.
ORAL EXAMINATION -100%: A panel of subject matter experts will conduct a job-related oral interview to evaluate a candidate's training, experience, and personal traits for the position.
The panel interview date is tentatively scheduled for the week of: TBD.
Candidates must achieve a passing score to qualify for the eligible list.
The City of Fresno reserves the right to amend any phase of the examination process should there be a limited number of applicants or successful candidates.
Veteran Preference Regulations
Qualified veterans who pass the examination may obtain five (5) additional points.
Candidates applying for veteran's preference are required to submit a copy of their DD214 with their application during the specified filing period. Evidence must be presented to indicate that the candidate was discharged honorably from the military service. Veterans, including City employees, must resubmit proof of honorable service for every examination for which veteran's preference credit is requested.
Immediate and future vacancies may be filled from this eligible list for a period of six (6) months from the date the eligible list is created.
Equal Opportunity Employer
We welcome applicants of any race, gender, religion, ancestry or disability. For more information please refer to our Career Opportunities web page on the City of Fresno web site.
Should you need a special accommodation due to a qualifying disability, please contact the Personnel Service Department at 621-6950 in advance of the examination.
Plant Operator I, (A184210-4), R27, Wastewater Treatment
Performs technical duties to assist in the operation of a water or wastewater treatment facility; performs tests to ensure that water or wastewater meet the criteria established by state and federal governments. May perform routine maintenance tasks in the upkeep of facility.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of the functions and mechanics of equipment used in a water treatment facility.
Ability to check operation of equipment and to detect flaws or operational defects.
Ability to work independently.
Ability to understand and to execute oral and written instructions.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees.
Ability to visually inspect equipment.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with elected officials, the general public and others.
Ability to maintain good planning and organizational skills.
Ability to maintain a valid Texas Driver License and a good driving record.
Ability to maintain harmonious and effective working relationships with other employees and respond to general public complaints.
Ability to project a positive and professional image of the City of Laredo.
Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing in the English language and orally in the Spanish language.
Ability to comply with all City of Laredo's policies and procedures.
Ability to maintain good health and physical condition sufficient to permit the full performance of the duties of the position.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Work is performed inside and/or outside an office. Work may be exposed to a variety of weather conditions and outdoor elements, such as: excessive dampness, chill, heat, humidity, intermittent noise, and inclement cold weather. Work may be exposed to a variety of environmental conditions, such as: unknown & dangerous conditions, unusual environmental stress, contagious infectious disease, irritating chemicals, life-threatening situations, dry atmosphere, solvents, dirt, grease, oils, dust, constant noise, pneumatic vibration, fumes, smoke, gases, and slippery/uneven walking surfaces. Capable of working closely with others or alone, working long or irregular working hours, working shift work and/or weekends, working with protective devices, working below ground, working on ladders or scaffolding, working around moving objects or vehicles, working around machines with moving parts and objects, working with hands in water, and traveling by car 10% of the time. Ability to operate a motor vehicle, office equipment, and mechanical equipment; Work requires light to heavy carrying and lifting (under 15 pounds up to 45 pounds and over), straight pulling, pulling hand over hand, simple grasping, dual simultaneous grasping, repeated bending, sitting, standing, pushing, crouching, crawling, twisting, kneeling, stooping, climbing stairs and ladders, walking, and reaching above shoulders. Ability to see, write, read, count, identify shade of colors, perceive depth, and hearing is needed to perform the essential functions of this job.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Cleans, maintains, and operates various water/waste water equipment, assures all are functioning properly and maintain a high level of efficiency.
Wears safety equipment; self-sustains breathing apparatus, eye protection, head protection, hearing protection, and hand protection.
Follows established safety policies.
Performs collection and testing of samples every two hours.
Works with chemicals, implements dosages, and checks chemical residuals.
Repairs and changes motors, valves, water lines, and chemical lines; performs routine maintenance on plant equipment.
Maintains grounds and landscaped areas with power mowers, rakes, weed eaters and hand tools.
Inspects water/waste water samples and insures that they meet standards.
Troubleshoots operations, upsets and implements adjustments when required.
Must follow all rules of telephone courtesy in all telephone communications.
Performs other related duties as required.
High School Diploma or G.E.D.
Valid Licenses and Certifications
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Wastewater Operator License Class "D" must be obtained within one (1) year of employment.*
Continued employment is contingent on successfully obtaining required certification(s) and/or license(s) within the specified period of time indicated above from time of hire.
Valid Texas Driver License*
- If applicant holds an out-of-state license, a State of Texas Driver License must be obtained prior to employment.
As part of the minimum requirements for all positions with the City of Laredo, a thorough background check and certified school transcripts will be required from all applicants who are offered employment.
Effective February 24, 1997, all selected applicants are required to undergo a drug and alcohol test prior to employment.
Effective January 7, 2008, all persons in safety-sensitive functions/positions, as per City of Laredo Drug and Alcohol Policy definition, shall be subject to random drug and alcohol testing.
A person with a disability who needs a reasonable accommodation related to a selection process is requested to contact the Human Resources Department at (956) 727-6460 two days prior to the scheduled interview and/or test if applicable..
"AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER, THE CITY COMPLIES WITH THE AMERICAN WITH DISABILITIES ACT."
Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator IV*
The Job Benefits Supplemental Questions
Salary Increases expected in September of 2018 (2%), and September of 2019 (2%), with a Salary Range Adjustment in March of 2018 (2.5%).
THIS IS A SPECIAL DISTRICTS POSITION ONLY
San Bernardino County has reciprocity with CalPERS and other California '37 Act counties.
Excellent Benefits Package includes retirement, health, vacation, certification differentials, & much more!
San Bernardino County's Special Districts Department's Water and Sanitation Division is recruiting for Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators IV who are responsible for the safe and economical operation, maintenance, and supervision of water distribution, water treatment, wastewater collection and wastewater treatment facilities. Duties consist of supervising the operation of wastewater treatment facilities to control flow and processing of wastewater to meet discharge permits; coordinating and assisting with preventive and corrective maintenance projects on all water/wastewater systems throughout the County; and optimizing water/wastewater treatment system's processes to ensure regulatory compliance and water quality are maintained at all times. Some positions may include responsibility as the Chief Plant Operator, with an additional 5% hourly compensation while performing these duties.
These positions are assigned to Special Districts only. Current assignment is based in Glen Helen (San Bernardino). Work sites are located throughout the County, including high/low deserts, mountains, and valleys. Official vehicle is provided at the reporting location for use during work hours and any on-call duty, to be used when traveling within and between sites.
- Official Title: Treatment Plant Operator IV (Special Districts). For more detailed information, refer to the job description.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Health and Physical: Persons seeking appointment to this class must meet the health and physical condition standards deemed necessary and proper for performance of the duties established by the San Bernardino County Special Districts Department.
Certification: Must obtain a State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) Water Distribution Operator Grade D1 certification within 12 months or 2 consecutive test cycles, from date of employment, or be terminated.
Certification: Must obtain a SWRCB Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Grade IV within 18 months of employment, or be terminated.
License: Must obtain and maintain a CA Class A unrestricted driver license with tanker endorsement within 18 months of employment, or be terminated.
Travel: Travel throughout the County is required. A valid CA driver license and proof of automobile liability insurance is required at time of appointment.
Assignment: Incumbents are required to be available on-call evenings, weekends, and holidays, as needed; employees on call must respond by phone within 30 minutes. Sites/locations encompass the mountains, the deserts, and the valleys; employees may be assigned to one region, but are expected to work any site located throughout the County, to meet the Department's needs.
Must possess Certification and Experience as follows:
Certification: Current Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Grade III, issued by the CA State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB).
Experience: Two (2) years of recent experience (within the last 5 years) as an operator in a Class III (or higher) Wastewater Treatment plant.
Substitution: Possession of SWRCB Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Grade IV certification with one (1) year of above experience is acceptable.
License: Must possess a valid CA Class C (or higher) driver license.
Copy of required certificate must be attached to the application.
NOTE: Ensure your work history clearly details qualifying experience in water/wastewater activities, including records, logs, and visual diagrams, as well as supervisory/lead experience.
The ideal candidates will have supervision experience over other Water Plant Operators, as well as a CA class A driver license, in addition to possession of the SWRCB Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Grade IV certification, SWRCB D2 Water Distribution certification, SWRCB T2 Water Treatment certification, California Water Environment Association (CWEA) Collection System Grade 2 certification, and San Bernardino County Back Flow certification, along with experience using SCADA computer program.
There will be a competitive evaluation of qualifications based on the information provided in the Application and/or Resume, as well as the information provided as a response to the Supplemental Questionnaire. You are encouraged to include detailed descriptions of your qualifying experience and skills, as only the most highly qualified applicants will be referred to the Department.
Applications will be accepted and processed until a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received. This recruitment may close without further notice; interested candidates should apply as soon as possible.
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Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Grade II Certification
WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT OPERATOR – GRADE II
Salary Range: $32,526.83 - $53,670.03
Water Resources Department
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Performs intermediate semi-skilled work in the operation of a wastewater treatment plant; does related work as required. Work is performed under regular supervision.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Makes regular tours of plant and equipment assisting in plant operations;
Monitors gauges, meters, control panels, etc.;
Records readings from meters and instruments;
Checks functioning of equipment;
Regulates and adjusts motors, pumps, blowers, valves and other apparatus to meet changing operating conditions;
Performs various tests; collects plant samples for process control;
Operates dewatering press;
Skims grease from settling tanks;
Pumps sludge, drains tanks, cleans clarifiers;
Cleans and services pumps, motors and other equipment;
Controls amount of sludge entering and leaving plant;
Weights and fills chemical containers;
Makes minor or emergency repairs; performs minor preventive maintenance on plant equipment;
Performs general plant maintenance duties;
Follows all safety policies and procedures in performing duties;
Performs related tasks as required or as assigned.
JOB RELATED PHYSICAL ACTIVITY REQUIREMENTS: This position involves work requiring the employee to exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and less force frequently to move objects. Physical activity related to this position may include climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, and repetitive motions. Sufficient visual acuity is required to visually inspect mechanical parts for small defects; prepare and analyze data and figures, do extensive reading, and use measurement devices. An employee in this position will be exposed to indoor and outdoor environmental conditions including extreme cold and heat, noise; subject to fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases, or poor ventilation; subject to job hazards including exposure to chemicals and moving mechanical parts; and may be subject to wearing a respirator and working in narrow or confined spaces. An employee in this position could be "reasonably anticipated" as a result of performing their job duties to face contact with blood and other potentially infectious materials.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: General knowledge of the operating characteristics and maintenance requirements of a wastewater treatment plant; some knowledge of hydraulic, chemical and mechanical principles pertinent to wastewater treatment plant operations; some knowledge of occupational hazards of the work and of necessary safety precautions; ability to detect defects in the operation of mechanical equipment and to determine proper remedial measures; ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions; ability to read meters and charts accurately and to maintain records of shift operations; some skill in the use and care of hand tools.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Graduation from high school; or any equivalent combination of experience and training, which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Possession of a Grade II Wastewater Treatment Certificate; possession of a valid N.C. driver's license; may require possession of an appropriate valid commercial driver's license.
This position is "non-exempt" and is eligible for overtime pay.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator LVL Iii/Iv- North Shelby County/South Jefferson County, Alabama
Operates sewage treatment, sludge processing, and disposal equipment in wastewater (sewage) treatment plant to control flow and processing of sewage by performing the following duties.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Monitors control panels and adjusts valves and gates manually or by remote control to regulate flow of sewage
Observes variations in operating conditions and interprets meter and gauge readings and tests results to determine load requirements.
Starts and stops pumps, engines, and generators to control flow of raw sewage through filtering, settling, aeration, and sludge digestion processes.
Maintains log of operations and records meter and gauge readings.
Collects sewage sample and conducts laboratory tests.
Operates and maintains power generating equipment to provide electricity for plant.
Calculates and adjusts chemical feed rates and respectively measures and prepares chemicals.
Other duties as may be assigned.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
High School education or equivalent
Grade II Wastewater Operator Certification, with the ability to obtain a Grade III Wastewater Operator Certification within 12-months of hire date
A current and valid driver's license with good driving record
Ability to operate motor vehicle, climb stairs, and lift and carry samples
Ability to work overtime and on call
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Paid vacation and holiday benefits
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