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Wastewater Collections Operator

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City of Scottsdale, Arizona

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Introduction Located in the beautiful Sonoran Desert, Scottsdale, Arizona is bordered by Phoenix to the west and the McDowell Mountains on the east. Scottsdale is annually rated among the nation's most desirable communities to live in, visit and do business in. Check out more\u00a0. \u00a0 To learn more about working for the City of Scottsdale and meet a few of our employees,\u00a0. About The Position Performs journeyman level work associated with the operation and maintenance of a large complex wastewater collection system. This includes all aspects of the operation and maintenance of 1,400 miles of sewer pipe, 30 sewer lift stations and 5 large pump stations, in addition to all mechanical maintenance aspects of related equipment. Work assignments are carried out without detailed instruction or guidance. \u00a0 Successful candidates will receive a post-offer, pre-employment background screening to include:\u00a0 \u00a0 Drug Screen Preemployment Physical, to include Pulmonary\/Respiratory Fit Exam 39 Month Motor Vehicle Department Record Check Fingerprinting Criminal Background screening for the past 7 years The City of Scottsdale reserves the right to\u00a0change this process at any time. Minimum Qualifications Education and Experience: A High School diploma or General Education Development (GED) equivalent. Three years of experience in the operation and maintenance of large, complex, wastewater collection systems that includes multiple pump stations, heavy duty pump maintenance, equipment related to odor mitigation systems, combination hydro\/jetter cleaning truck and associated equipment; two years of which include welding and piping fabrication at a journeyman's level. Experience in the operation and maintenance of sewer force main systems that include sophisticated pumping arrangements. Experience with advanced computerized systems utilized in wastewater collection works. Experience in mechanical and electrical trouble shooting. Licensing, Certifications and Other Requirements: The Scottsdale Water Resources\u00a0Division offers an\u00a0 Operator Certification Incentive Program\u00a0 for those employees who obtain certifications above what is required of their positions. The department recognizes the intrinsic value of operator certifications and the added value to the city of having a workforce that possess them. Must possess and maintain a valid, unrestricted Arizona driver's license with no major citations within the past 39 months prior to the start date. Must possess upon hire or promotion, and maintain a Grade II operator certification from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality within the discipline of Wastewater Collections. Must obtain a Class B Commercial Driver License (CDL) with tanker endorsement within 6 months of hire or promotion. Must maintain a valid CDL with appropriate endorsements and will be subject to unannounced alcohol and drug testing as required by law. Must obtain certification as a Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) user within 6 months of hire or promotion. Must obtain certification as a general backflow tester within the State of Arizona within 6 months of hire or promotion. This position requires satisfactory results of a pre-employment drug screen and a pre-employment physical that includes a pulmonary\/respiratory exam. Other pertinent licenses and\/or certifications may be required of some positions depending on department\/section assignment. Essential Functions Performs maintenance associated with the wastewater collection system. Including the heavy duty maintenance and repair of small and large submersible pumps, sewer mains, air release valves and sewer services including the repair of residential sewer laterals. Maintains pumps, tanks, switches, diesel and natural gas generators at City sewer lift stations large sewer pumpback stations, sewer wetwells, and odor control sites. Performs maintenance and control work on odor mitigation equipment, various pressure control devices and adjusts the system to meet specific demands. Acts as a first responder to sanitary sewer overflows (SSO's) within the wastewater collection system to prevent undesirable environmental impacts to the community. Operates a high velocity combination hydro\/jetter sewer cleaning truck; adjusts manhole covers and performs main line sewer repairs. Performs construction and fabrication at work sites. Work Environment\/Physical Demands Potential for exposure to hazardous chemical feed and storage systems and below grade infrastructure containing high levels of hydrogen sulfide gas. Performs manual work that requires standing and walking\/moving continuous periods of time, lifting, bending and climbing elevations, stairs and rough terrain. Works in small areas and must climb ladders or steps to reach objects. Moves and lifts up to\u00a050 lbs. both short and long distances. Operates a variety of equipment and machinery requiring continuous or repetitive arm and hand movements. Travels to\/from various locations. May work rotating weekend shifts and a call-out schedule. Click to review the entire job description. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: It is the policy of the city to provide employment opportunities to all persons based solely on ability, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability. When advised, reasonable accommodations will be made in order for an \otherwise qualified applicant\ with a disability to participate in any phase of the recruitment process. Please contact Human Resources to request an accommodation. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting HR Receptionist at (480) 312-2491. Requests should be made 24 hours in advance or as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. For TTY users, the Arizona Relay Service (1-800-367-8939) may contact HR Receptionist at (480) 312-2491. This position description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the position change. BENEFITS Full-Time Positions: The City of Scottsdale offers a comprehensive benefit package including vacation, holiday and medical leave as well as insurance for medical, dental, vision, life, short and long term disability insurance. For a more detailed overview of the employee benefits, . Part-Time Positions: The City of Scottsdale offers paid medical leave for part-time staff.

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Located in the beautiful Sonoran Desert, Scottsdale, Arizona is bordered by Phoenix to the west and the McDowell Mountains on the east. Scottsdale is annually rated among the nation’s most desirable communities to live in, visit and do business in. Check out our latest awards and accolades.

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