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Wastewater Plant Operator I/II

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$54,861.31 - $66,684.26 Annual

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Pismo Beach, CA

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The **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. is located along several miles of scenic Central Pacific Coastline in San Luis Obispo County.  The City enjoys a temperate marine climate, smog ****.97 Hourly

$46,152.91 - $56,099.15 Annually



Wastewater Plant Operator 
II
Under direct or general supervision, operates equipment, facilities, pump/lift stations, and related appurtenances as found in a wastewater treatment plant, as well as, wastewater collection systems; takes periodic samples and performs standardized tests to ensure proper operation within established guidelines; assists with preventive maintenance and makes minor repairs to plant facilities and equipment; and performs related work as required.



The ideal candidate will have well-established skills in Wastewater Treatment and Collection System maintenance, including electrical troubleshooting and repair, pump repair and sewer line cleaning experience.



This position requires a valid Grade II, or higher, Wastewater Operator Certification at time of application, and ability to obtain a Class A with Haz-Mat and tanker endorsement within 6 months of employment, or date of entry into the position.



QUALIFICATIONS
Knowledge of:
Basic principles, practices, tools, and materials as they relate to the operation, cleaning, and preventive maintenance of wastewater treatment, disposal, and collection systems, facilities, and equipment.
Basic principles and practices of record-keeping methods.
Safe driving rules and practices.
Basic computer software related to work.
English usage, spelling, vocabulary, grammar, and punctuation.
Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, contractors, and City staff.
Principles, practices, equipment, materials, and tools used in the operation, cleaning, and preventive maintenance of wastewater treatment, disposal, and collection systems, facilities, and equipment.
Operation and preventive maintenance of piping systems, including pipes, valves, and related appurtenances.
Standard chemical and physical tests of wastewater, sludge, and related materials.
Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, regulatory codes, ordinances, and procedures.
Basic equipment troubleshooting principles and practices.
Basic mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic principles.
Basic arithmetic and statistical techniques.
Safe work methods and safety practices pertaining to the work, including the handling and storage of hazardous chemicals.
Ability to:
Safely and effectively use and operate hand tools, mechanical equipment, power tools, and light to heavy equipment required for the work.
Perform routine equipment maintenance.
Maintain accurate logs, records, and basic written records of work performed.
Operate a motor vehicle safely.
Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
Organize own work, set priorities, and meet critical time deadlines.
Use English effectively to communicate in person, over the telephone, and in writing.
Establish, maintain, and foster positive and harmonious working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Operate, maintain, and repair a variety of wastewater treatment, disposal, and collection systems, facilities, and equipment.
Recognize and correct or report unusual, inefficient, or dangerous operating conditions.
Read a variety of gauges, charts, and meters, record data accurately and make appropriate process adjustments.
Conduct standard chemical and physical tests of wastewater, sludge, and related materials.
Handle hazardous chemicals in a safe manner.
Interpret and apply the policies, procedures, laws, codes, and regulations pertaining to assigned programs and functions.
Set up and operate traffic area construction zones, including cones, barricades, and flagging.
Locate underground utilities by use of blue prints and electronic locating equipment in accordance with Underground Service Alert (USA) regulations.
Read, interpret, and apply technical information from manuals, drawings, specifications, layouts, blueprints, and schematics.
Make accurate arithmetic calculations.
Follow department policies and procedures related to assigned duties.
Use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgment within general policy, procedural, and legal guidelines.
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION
Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:
Wastewater Plant Operator I
Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth (12th) grade. One (1) year of experience in wastewater treatment plant operations is desirable.



Licenses and Certifications:
Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California Driver's License by time of appointment.
Ability to obtain a valid Class A or B California driver's license with appropriate endorsements within twelve (12) months of employment or date of entry into the position.
Ability to obtain an Operator-In-Training certificate issued by the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) within ninety (90) days of employment or the date of entry into the position.
Ability to obtain a Grade I Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator certificate issued by the SWRCB within twenty-four (24) months of employment or the date of entry into the position.
Wastewater Plant Operator II
Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth (12th) grade. Supplemental specialized training in wastewater treatment plant operations and/or maintenance or related field and three (3) years of experience in wastewater treatment plant operations or two (2) years of experience equivalent to Wastewater Operator I at the **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***..



Licenses and Certifications:
Possession of a valid Class B California driver's license with appropriate endorsements.
Ability to obtain a valid Class A California driver's license with appropriate endorsements within six (6) months of employment or date of entry into the position.
Possession of a Grade II Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator certificate issued by the SWRCB.
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The deadline to apply in August 5, 2018.
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