Water/Wastewater Treatment Operator I & II

Location: Santa Paula, CA

Job Number: 2024-01

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Water Wastewater Treatment Operator I

Water Wastewater Treatment Operator II 

 

The Water/Wastewater Treatment Operator I is responsible for the operation of assigned facilities and resolution of the majority of routine operational problems. Assignments in this position may vary but usually include one large or several smaller plants on a regular basis. This is the entry level technical class in the Water/Wastewater Treatment Operator Series, which allows the operator to develop journey level knowledge and abilities.  These operators are primarily assigned to work at smaller facilities and/or with a higher level certified operator or supervisor. The Water/Wastewater Treatment Operator I exercises no supervision.

The Water/Wastewater Treatment Operator II is responsible for the operation of assigned facilities and resolution of the majority of routine operational problems. Assignments in this position may vary but usually include one large or several smaller plants on a regular basis. This is the journey level technical class in the Water/Wastewater Treatment Operator Series, which works with a great level of independence, as allowed by their certification and assignment area. The Water/Wastewater Treatment Operator II may exercise technical and functional oversight over plant operations and lower level Water/Wastewater Operators.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following examples.

Water/Wastewater Treatment Operator I: 

  • Operates several treatment facilities with varying processes including sequencing batch reactor, sand filtration, activated sludge, aerobic and anaerobic digestion, and water reclamation.
  • Operates and services, lubricates, and adjusts and/or cleans pumps, plunger pump, D.O. probe, comminuting devices, sulfide oxidation process (SOP) systems, generators, pumps, digesters, boilers, oxidation ponds, biofiltration facilities, percolation beds, and activated sludge processes.
  • Performs checks on pumps, motors, hydraulic lines, structures, pressure tanks and mechanical equipment for proper condition and operation; takes meter, gauge and control panel readings and observes variations in operating conditions; interprets information to determine processing requirements; monitors and changes flows and processes within established parameters; reports readings and processing changes on operation logs and records.
  • Collects and performs routine biological and chemical tests/analyses (COD, settleable solids, C12 residuals, PH, DO, MLSS) on lake/well/wastewater and by-product samples; records sampling and test results; prepares samples for testing in central laboratory; monitors use of reclaimed water in agricultural fields.
  • Operates trucks, small tractors, front-end loader and other equipment in the maintenance of facilities and pump station grounds; performs routine maintenance and repair of facilities structures and grounds.
  • Prepares maintenance requests and reports; assists in development and implementation of safety and operational procedure improvements.
  • Performs other related duties as requested.

Water/Wastewater Treatment Operator II:

  • Operates several treatment facilities with varying processes including sequencing batch reactor, sand filtration, activated sludge, aerobic and anaerobic digestion, and water reclamation.
  • Operates and services, lubricates, and adjusts and/or cleans pumps, plunger pump, D.O. probe, comminuting devices, sulfide oxidation process (SOP) systems, generators, pumps, digesters, boilers, oxidation ponds, bio filtration facilities, percolation beds, and activated sludge processes.
  • Performs checks on pumps, motors, hydraulic lines, structures, pressure tanks and mechanical equipment for proper condition and operation; takes meter, gauge and control panel readings and observes variations in operating conditions; interprets information to determine processing requirements; monitors and changes flows and processes within established parameters; reports readings and processing changes on operation logs and records.
  • Collects and performs routine biological and chemical tests/analyses (COD, settleable solids, C12 residuals, PH, DO, MLSS) on lake/well/wastewater and by-product samples; records sampling and test results; prepares samples for testing in central laboratory; monitors use of reclaimed water in agricultural fields.
  • Operates trucks, small tractors, front-end loader and other equipment in the maintenance of facilities and pump station grounds; performs routine maintenance and repair of facilities structures and grounds.
  • Prepares maintenance requests and reports; assists in development and implementation of safety and operational procedure improvements.
  • Performs other related duties as requested.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

Any equivalent combination of experience and education that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:

Experience:

One (1) year of increasingly responsible experience as a Water/Wastewater Apprentice.

Education:

Equivalent to a high school diploma.

License/Certificate:

Water/Wastewater Treatment Operator I: 1 year experience as Water/Wastewater and successful completion of the Operator in Training program (OIT). Grade I Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Certificate issued by the California State Water Resource Control Board (SWRCB) or equivalent certification issued by a reciprocal state to California.

Water/Wastewater Treatment Operator II: 2 years’ experience as a Water/Wastewater Treatment Operator and Grade II Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Certificate issued by the California State Water Resource Control Board (SWRCB) or equivalent certification issued by a reciprocal state to California.

 

 


BENEFITS:

Retirement Benefits – Ventura County Employees’ Retirement Association (VCERA), Federal Social Security Program, and two optional 457 Deferred Compensation Plans.
Insurance/Cafeteria Plan – The District provides an employee assistance program (EAP), a $10,000 life insurance policy, and a monthly cafeteria plan contribution toward medical, dental, and vision of up to $1,192. Other optional plans include long term disability, additional life insurance, and flexible spending accounts for health care and dependent care.
Annual Leave – Employees receive a comprehensive annual leave. Initial accrual rates start at 175.5 hours per year for Non-Represented employees, 143.78 per year for SEIU members, and 167.44 per year for IUOE members.
Holidays – 8 Holidays, 4 Floating Holidays, and 2 hours on New Year’s Eve.
Textbook & Tuition – The District provides up to $5,250 per year.

Ventura Regional Sanitation District is pleased to be accepting applications to fill this position.

Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately as we will be filling this vacancy as soon as an ideal candidate is identified.

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Salary

$29.03-40.93 Hourly DOE

Type

Full Time

Category

Maintenance | Miscellaneous | Paraprofessional | Sanitation | Wastewater

Department

Water/Wastewater

Application Deadline

Open Until Filled