Variable Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator A, B or C

City of Clearwater | Clearwater, FL

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Posted Date 5/28/2020


Variable Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator A - $23.71/hr.
Variable Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator B - $21.05/hr.
Variable Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator C - $18.59/hr.

The City of Clearwater has a need for temporary variable employees to supplement our permanent workforce. These variable employees are invaluable in meeting the mission of the agency.
The definition of a Variable Employee:
•Average weekly hours cannot be determined at date of hire.
•Hours may vary from week to week and are anticipated to be 28 hours per week or less.
•NOTE: Will be considered full-time and eligible for medical coverage if hours average 30 hours per week or more over a 12-month measurement period (or 130 hours per month).

Under limited direction, the Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator A, B and C performs professional and highly skilled labor, expertise, and oversight in the operation and maintenance of a wastewater treatment plant, sludge handling facility, reclaim system and surrounding grounds during assigned shifts. Ensures that all activities undertaken at the wastewater treatment plant are completed in full compliance with the facility's FDEP Operating Permit and all applicable USEPA, FDEP, OSHA, and all other applicable regulatory agency rules and regulations.

Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions: -- Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Operates and monitors all wastewater treatment plant processes and equipment; coordinates with supervisors and/or maintenance staff to insure that all equipment is functional and operating as required to insure proper operation of the wastewater plant; conducts general operations tasks; monitors processes, materials, supplies, and surroundings; reviews information from local process control meters, SCADA system, observations made during plant tours, laboratory analyses, process testing results, abnormal events/alarms, or the surrounding environment to detect and assess wastewater treatment operating problems.
  • Makes daily operational checks, monitors meters, dials, and gauges, and records data; monitors, oversees, and checks/monitors SCADA system, report readouts and trends; services, repairs, calibrates, regulates, fine-tunes, or tests equipment to ensure functionality; performs general administrative tasks and maintains various files.
  • Conducts visual plant inspections and monitors plant operations and processes; identifies potential, imminent and/or current equipment failures and potential leaks, leans, calibrates, adjust and maintains chemical feed systems. Performs general housekeeping throughout plant.
  • Performs and provides various mechanical repairs; works with plant operators and trainees in their daily tasks to educate and ensure quality of daily tasks; uses control mechanisms or physical labor to operate machines or processes. 
  • Evaluates and reviews information to determine compliance with standards and regulations; uses relevant information to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, and standards; analyzes information and determines solutions. Assist in preparation of reports that will be submitted to FDEP.
  • Gathers and obtains samples to perform various laboratory tests; performs significant analysis and testing work for process and quality control and to ensure compliance.
  • Documents and records various wastewater treatment plant activities; enters, transcribes, records, stores, and maintains information in written, electronic, or magnetic form.
  • Provides customer service to internal and external customers with various wastewater concerns or questions; performs physical tours of the plant and attends to visitors and provides positive public relations.
  • Trains and assist lower level operators and trainees in their duties.
  • Ensures that adequate amounts and types of equipment, and chemicals are available for safe and efficient systems operations.
  • Ensures that sludge is processed and coordinates pickup by the contractor.
  • Responds to phone calls and emails.
  • Performs standby duty for after-hour responses; assists department in the event of an emergency and may be required to work odd or altered hours.
  • May be required to work a flexible schedule including night, weekend, and holiday hours to help complete work.
  • Obtains vendor quotes and prepares documentation to assist in the purchase of needed supplies and services of all types.
  • May serve as acting lead operator at the discretion of management.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Licenses, Certifications, and Equipment:

  • A valid State driver's license is required.
  • Florida Department of Environmental Protection Class "A", "B" OR "C" Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Certification.
  • The ability to obtain a forklift license.

 Does this position require a Commercial Driver's License? No   
Education and Experience:
High School Diploma, High School Equivalency Diploma, G.E.D. Certificate supplemented by courses in wastewater treatment technology, personnel supervision, bacteriology, microbiology, general science and chemistry; one to five (5) years of experience working in a wastewater facility of the complexity and size of those operated by Public Utilities; For "A" Operators,  one (1) year of experience supervising wastewater plant operations personnel preferred; OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience may be considered

Deadline July 4, 2020



Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Entry Level

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