City of Riverside, California
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The City of Riverside is accepting applications for the position of Senior Wastewater Plant Operator to fill one (1) vacancy in the Wastewater Division of the Public Works Department. The eligibility list established may be utilized to fill the current and/or upcoming vacancies within this classification for up to six (6) months.
The Riverside Water Quality Control Plant (RWQCP) is located at 5950 Acorn Street Riverside, CA 92504. In the last few years the plant was expanded and retrofitted to meet the needs of future generations. The plant expansion introduced several new technologies designed to produce high quality effluent water and increase the plant's efficiency.
Under general supervision the Senior Wastewater Plant Operator will perform skilled and supervisory work in the operation of all equipment and processes in a wastewater treatment plant during an assigned shift; and perform related work as required.
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Supervise and participate in the operation of wastewater treatment facilities to control flow and processing of wastewater, sludge and effluent; monitor gauges, meters and control panels; observe variations in operating conditions, interpreting meter and gauge readings and test results to determine processing requirement.
Supervise and participate in the operation of valves and gates; start and stop pumps, engines and electric motors to control and adjust flow and treatment processes; operate and maintain boilers and incinerators; perform routine maintenance work.
Supervise and participate in the collection of samples and perform routine laboratory tests and analyses.
Oversee the maintenance of shift logs and the recording of meter and gauge readings.
Calculate loadings, flow rates, set pumping rates and make process adjustments as required.
Supervise and train subordinate operators.
Respond to emergencies on an on-call basis 24 hours per day, seven days per week.
Schedule overtime when necessary.
Read and interpret plant piping and distribution plans; assist in locating and troubleshooting plant malfunctions.
Recommend and initiate improved work methods and procedures.
Assist in the training of existing and new employees in the operations section.
Write technical reports and instructions for the operation of process equipment and systems.
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus as required.
Research and investigate information for development of process parameters and standard operating procedures.
Oversee the control, monitoring and operation of wastewater processes and equipment utilizing a Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition system (SCADA).
Assist in Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system development and upgrades.
Education and Experience:
A Bachelor's degree with a major related to wastewater treatment and which includes a minimum of 30 units of basic science courses; AND two (2) years of experience performing the functions of a wastewater treatment plant operator;
An Associate's degree or completion of 60 semester units at a college or university, either of which includes 15 semester units of basic science courses; AND four (4) years of experience performing the functions of a wastewater treatment plant operator;
Graduation from high school or equivalent AND six (6) years of experience performing the functions of a wastewater treatment plant operator;
Four (4) years of experience performing the functions of a wastewater treatment plant operator while certified as a Grade III operator.
Supervisory experience is desirable.
Highly Desired Qualifications:
Experience in Tertiary wastewater treatment and Membrane Bioreactor Systems (MBR), treatment processes.
Necessary Special Requirements
Possession of an active Grade III Wastewater Operations Certificate issued by the State of California.
Possession of, or ability to obtain during the probationary period, an appropriate, valid Class B California Motor Vehicle Operator's License.
DOCUMENTS REQUIRED AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION:
1) Completed Employment Application
2) Completed Supplemental Questionnaire
3) Current Grade III or higher Wastewater Operations Certificate issued by the State of California Certificate (must be scanned and attached to the online application)
PLEASE NOTE: THE CERTIFICATION REQUIRED MUST BE SCANNED AND ATTACHED TO THE ONLINE APPLICATION. THE SYSTEM WILL NOT ALLOW AN APPLICATION TO BE SUBMITTED WITHOUT THE REQUIRED ATTACHMENT. FOR DIRECTIONS ON ATTACHING A DOCUMENT TO AN ON-LINE APPLICATION, OR GENERAL INFORMATION ON COMPLETING YOUR ON-LINE APPLICATION, CLICK HERE: (Application Guide).
The selection process will begin with an employment application package screening, with the best qualified candidates being invited to participate further in the assessment process. This process may include any combination of written, performance, and oral assessments to evaluate job-related education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities. Those who successfully complete the selection process will be placed on the eligibility list for this classification.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON SCHEDULING ASSESSMENTS:
If you are selected to move forward in the assessment process, you may be required to self-schedule your appointment. You will be notified via email of your status and provided with self-scheduling instructions. Please check your email regularly following the closing date of this recruitment.
It is the responsibility of candidates with a disability requiring accommodation in the assessment process to contact the Human Resources Department in writing to request such accommodation prior to the closing date of this recruitment.
Appointment may be subject to the successful completion of a pre-employment background investigation, drug screen, and/or medical/physical examination.
NOTE: The City reserves the right to modify selection devices and test instruments in accordance with accepted legal, ethical, and professional standards. Candidates may reapply when there is a posting to establish an eligibility list.
Proof of education listed in your application will be requested at the time of conditional offer. Acceptable documentation consists of transcripts or degree, if applicable, by the accredited U.S. college or university.
Education obtained outside the United States (US) require one of the following options:
An equivalency statement from an evaluation company certified by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) at http://www.naces.org/members.html or the Association of International Credential Evaluators Inc. (AICE) at http://aice-eval.org/members/.
An advanced-level degree from an accredited US college or university.
All applicants will be notified via e-mail or telephone of their application status and the assessment dates/times/locations after the closing date of this announcement.
THE PROVISIONS OF THIS JOB ANNOUNCEMENT DO NOT CONSTITUTE AN EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED CONTRACT.
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