Chief Plant Operator - Water

City of St Helens | St. Helens, CA

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Posted Date 9/28/2020

Close Oct 23 2020

Salary: $81,765 to $99,387 Annually

Under direction, supervises, evaluates, plans, and participates in work relating to the production, treatment, delivery, and protection of the City's water supply; supervises, operates, and maintains water production facilities and equipment; assists in the preparation and administration of the division budget; evaluates and trains assigned staff; interfaces with and coordinates assigned functions with other City services and departments; represents plant operations with government regulatory agencies; ensures safe work practices, work quality, and accuracy; and performs related duties as assigned.


Education and/or Experience:
Any combination of education and experience that has provided the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for a Chief Utility Operator - Water Treatment. A typical way of obtaining the required qualifications is to possess the equivalent of four years of experience in the operation, mechanical maintenance and repair of water treatment systems, at least two of which were while in possession of a Grade III Water Treatment Plant Operator certificate, and possession of a high school diploma or equivalent with 24 continuing education credits needed to renew certification.



  • Possession of, or the ability to obtain, a valid class C California driver’s license.


  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Class C California driver's license.


  • Possession of a Grade IV Certification as a Water Treatment Plant Operator from the California State Department of Health Services


  • Possession of a Grade II Certification as a Wastewater Plant Operator from the California State Water Quality Control Board.

Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Entry Level

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