Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator (OIT...

Inland Empire Utilities Agency - Chino, CA (30+ days ago)4.6


There are (2) vacancies in the Operations Department.

This recruitment is being conducted to fill (2) vacancies and will establish an eligibility list which may be used to fill future vacancies as they occur during the active status of the eligibility list.

Salary Range:
Operator-in-Training OP 171 ($25.23 – $30.75 Hourly)
Operator I OP 174 ($29.21 – $35.59 Hourly)
Operator II OP 176 ($32.20 – $39.23 Hourly)
Operator III OP 178 ($35.50 – $43.25 Hourly)
Operator IV/V OP 180 ($39.14 – $47.69 Hourly)
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Probationary Period: 12 months

Successful candidates may be assigned to work at any of the Agency's facilities and/or multiple locations.

This position serves the front line operation of the various wastewater treatment facilities. Dependent upon possession and grade of wastewater or water certification, employees will receive various levels of on-the-job training and guidance from operations staff as required to safely and efficiently meet day-to-day compliance. Staff in this position follows prescribed and standardized procedures, under various levels of supervision of a higher-level Operator on duty.

4/10 work schedule; w/ability to work varying shifts, nights, weekends, holidays, overtime, on-call duty and respond to call backs and may be required to work alone.

Under general supervision, monitors wastewater treatment processes; performs routine laboratory tests; performs a wide variety of skilled tasks in the operation and servicing of machinery and equipment in a wastewater treatment plant; and performs related duties as required.

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Examples of Essential Functions:
The duties listed are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class.

Click the links below to view the full class specification for each position:

Operator-in-Training OP 171 ($25.23 – $30.75 Hourly)
Operator I OP 174 ($29.21 – $35.59 Hourly)
Operator II OP 176 ($32.20 – $39.23 Hourly)
Operator III OP 178 ($35.50 – $43.25 Hourly)
Operator IV/V OP 180 ($39.14 – $47.69 Hourly)

Qualification Guidelines:EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
Graduation from high school or GED equivalent with additional college-level coursework in chemistry, biology and wastewater and/or water treatment technology; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Operator III:
At least two years of progressively responsible experience in wastewater or water treatment plant operations; or an equivalent combination of education, training, education and experience. Experience in a public agency is preferred.

Operator IV/V:
At least four years of progressively responsible experience in skilled, journey-level wastewater or water treatment plant operation; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Experience in a public agency is preferred.

LICENSES; CERTIFICATES; SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
A valid California Class C driver's license and the ability to maintain insurability under the Agency's vehicle insurance program.

California State Water Resources Control Board Water Treatment and/or Distribution Operator certifications are desirable.

Annual certification for CPR, First Aid, HAZWOPER, forklift, and confined-space entry. Annual completion of Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) fit test per OSHA requirements is required within six months of appointment and during the course of employment. The employee may be required to wear other types of respirators, dust, and particulate or cartridge masks dependent upon the work environment.

Operator I:
A valid California State Water Resources Control Board Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Grade I Certification is required at hire or promotion. Or a valid California State Water Resources Control Board Water Treatment Plant Operator Grade T1 Certification.

Operator II:
A valid California State Water Resources Control Board Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Grade II Certification is required at hire or promotion. Or a valid California State Water Resources Control Board Water Treatment Plant Operator Grade T2 Certification.

Operator III:
A valid California State Water Resources Control Board Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Grade III Certification is required at hire or promotion. Or a valid California State Water Resources Control Board Water Treatment Plant Operator Grade T3 Certification.

Operator IV/V:
A valid California State Water Resources Control Board Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Grade IV/V Certification is required at promotion or hire. Or a valid California State Water Resources Control Board Water Treatment Plant Operator Grade T4/T5 Certification.

KNOWLEDGE OF:
Principles, methods and techniques for operating pumps, valves, electric motors, diesel engines and electronic, computerized and manual control systems; functions and servicing requirements of the equipment used in a wastewater and/or water treatment facility; principles, methods, practices and techniques utilized in chemical, bacteriological and biological analyses; relevant federal and state laws and regulations; computer applications related to the work, including process control and SCADA systems.

ABILITY TO:
Operate a variety of pumping, treatment and control equipment and machinery, including digital control equipment; accurately read meters, gauges, valve books, blueprints and schematic drawings; make mathematic calculations, including metrics; establish and maintain effective relationships with those encountered in the course of the work; work independently and exercise sound judgment in performing assignments; understand and follow oral and written instructions; prepare basic records and reports of work performed; operate and maintain hand and power tools pertaining to the work; follow safety practices and procedures pertaining to the work.

Selection Process:
All employment applications will be reviewed for accuracy, completion, relevant experience, education, training and other job related qualifications. Applicants with the strongest background relating to the responsibilities of this position will be invited to participate in the testing process which may include one or more of the following: written test, oral interview, performance/practical and/or agility examination. The successful candidate will be required to pass a background/reference check and pre-employment physical examination including a drug screen (for safety sensitive position) at no cost to the candidate. Please visit our website at www.ieua.org and select the Human Resources Department for additional information regarding the Agency, the hiring process and benefit information.

THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT DO NOT CONSTITUTE A CONTRACT, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, AND ANY PROVISION CONTAINED IN THIS BULLETIN MAY BE MODIFIED OR REVOKED WITHOUT NOTICE.

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