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     City of Canyonville                                                   

250 N Main, Canyonville, OR 97417
                               
         541-839-4258 or 541-839-4020
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Attention Applicants:


Please make sure you read the attached job descriptions.  In order to be considered for the wastewater treatment plant operator you must have at lease a level 1 wastewater treatment certification.

Salary range for the operator is $2,899.00  to  $3,785.00 monthly.

If you do not have any wastewater certifications you are applying for the wastewater trainee classification.

Salary range for the trainee is $2,501.00  to  $3,263.00 monthly.

This is an emergency response position so you must be able to respond within 30 minutes.

You will be required to work a rotating weekend schedule for the weekend duties at the water and wastewater plants.




WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANTS OPERATOR

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:

 Operates, monitors and maintains the process, equipment and facilities of an activated sludge wastewater plant and its associated collection system, does other related work as required.

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASSIFICATION:

Responsible for the safe and efficient operation of sewage treatment  facilities within the parameters established by the Public Works Superintendent. 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

Duties are performed under the general supervision of the Public Works Superintendent but require a large degree of individual initiative, judgment and responsibility in dealing with malfunctions and emergency situations.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:

Supervision is not normally a responsibility of positions in this class; however, supervision is provided to Public Works employees assigned to the wastewater treatment plant/systems.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS:

            WASTEWATER TREATMENT

1.     Operation and maintenance of the wastewater plant and lift stations, to insure the City's compliance with state and federal regulations.

2.     Records data from charts, flowmeter and totalizer to meet operational and DEQ compliance requirements.

3.     Performs and records laboratory tests and analyses, including BOD, chlorine, pH, total and suspended solids, volatile solids, and volatile acids/alkalinity in order to establish plant operational parameters and meet DEQ reporting regulations.

4.     Establishes and adjusts clarifier sludge removal and primary digester transfer rates for optimum plant operation.

5.     Adjusts chlorine feed rates as necessary.

6.     Conducts sludge monitoring and disposal operations.

7.     Reports malfunctions or overflows to DEQ as required by State and Federal regulations.

8.     Comes in daily contact with noxious substances, including raw sewage and sludge that pose personal health risks.

9.     At times must work in confined spaces where hydrogen sulfide and methane gas may form a lethal environment.

10.  Performs related work as assigned.

            GENERAL

1.     Keeps detailed records of all operations, including daily equipment checks, chemical usages, preventive maintenance, a daily log, and records required by state regulatory agencies.

2.     Performs a wide variety of skilled tasks in the preventive and reactive maintenance of plant and transmission system equipment, including lubrication, mechanical adjustments, bearing and packing adjustments, and pump, motor and generator replacement and repair.

3.     Trouble shoots electrical equipment malfunctions, in the motor control and telemetry systems.

4.     Works with large quantities of hazardous chemicals including chlorine gas, caustic soda and concentrated acids, involving personal, public and environmental health risks.

5.     Maintains the grounds and physical plant in a professional manner.

6.     Deals knowledgeably and tactfully with the public in dealing with their problems and concerns.

7.     Performs other related work as required.

 

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

High School diploma or GED.  Preference given to Associate's Degree in related field.  Additional Certifications resulting from educational achievement will be taken into consideration for advancement or promotional opportunities.

CERTIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

Waste Water Collection I

Waste Water Treatment I

Water Treatment I

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:

Two years of experience/training which has provided specific knowledge to perform in the position assigned; or any satisfactory combination of experience and training which demonstrates the knowledge, skills and ability to perform the above-described duties.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: 

Possession of or ability to obtain a valid Oregon driver's license/CDL with tanker endorsement; possession of or ability to obtain a Wastewater Operator II and/or a Water Treatment Operator Certification and any other certification required by state or federal agencies to work in the position assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR THIS CLASSIFICATION:

KNOWLEDGE OF: 

Wastewater and storm water transmission systems and treatment techniques and procedures; strong mechanical aptitude and experience for repair and maintenance work normally performed in treatment plant facilities; chemical, bacterial and lab processes used in wastewater/water treatment; safety precautions related to water and wastewater treatment chemicals and hazards. 

SKILL IN:

 Safe operation of tools, equipment and vehicles to perform in the position.

ABILITY TO:

Operate and maintain the wastewater and storm water transmission systems and treatment plants; make independent decisions to keep processes and operations correctly within established guidelines; perform and evaluate laboratory tests for control and compliance purposes; establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, supervisors and the general public; understand and follow oral and written instructions; work weekends and be on-call for emergencies; operate sludge truck. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Application of principles and methods used in water and/or wastewater treatment facilities; operation of all common heavy equipment; repair and maintenance work normally performed in treatment plant facilities; chemical, bacterial and lab processes used in wastewater/water treatment; using all safety precautions related to storm water and wastewater treatment chemicals and hazards.

PRE-EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS:

Drug screen, bondability, educational and experience verification.  Demonstrated ability to perform essential functions.

COMPENSATION TYPE:  Monthly

FLSA EXEMPTION STATUS:  Non-exempt

JOB GRADE:  Entry level through Step "10"

 

 

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