Water Pollution Control Operator III

City of Woodland | Woodland, CA

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Posted Date 8/31/2022

To perform complex Wastewater Plant operations and maintenance assignments involving plant process and control, preventative maintenance to include equipment repairs, laboratory procedures. The purpose of this recruitment is to fill a current vacancy in the Water Pollution Control Facility, as well as establish an eligibility list for future vacancies.

The Ideal Candidate for this position will have experience working in a facility that has activated sludge, biological nutrient removal, tertiary filtration and UV disinfection with a strong mechanical aptitude, as well as have the ability to take the lead on projects as assigned.

Operate the Water Pollution Control Facility, to ensure compliance with State Regulations. Interpret alarms, meters, gauges, SCADA system and test results to determine process and control criteria. May perform required laboratory tests, analyses, and record the results. Perform maintenance and repair work on pumps, valves, Ultra Violet Disinfection equipment, filtration equipment, laboratory equipment and storm water pumping stations. Participate in ongoing preventative maintenance program and accurately maintain and compile records and reports. Operate a personal computer to retrieve data from the SCADA system and then makes adjustments to plant operations; and create spreadsheets and word processing documents. Train and provide work direction to subordinate personnel. Work weekends and holidays as assigned. Regular and consistent attendance.

Participate in the department safety program and follow all safety precautions and regulations. Serve in a stand-by status after regular working hours and respond to emergency call-outs as assigned. Perform related duties as assigned


Education: High School diploma or equivalent, supplemented by training or coursework in the areas of chemistry, biology or related wastewater operations.

Experience: Three (3) years of experience in work involving the maintenance and operation of a water pollution control facility and/or related facilities and programs.

License and Certificates: Required upon hire, possession of a valid California Driver's License and a current Grade III Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators certificate, issued by the California State Water Resources Control Board.

Apply with a City of Woodland application by visiting www.cityofwoodland.org/employment or the Human Resources Office, City Hall, 300 First Street, 2nd Floor, Woodland, CA 95695 by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 23, 2022. Supplemental questionnaire must be submitted with application by final filing date to be considered. Résumés and cover letters are encouraged but will not be accepted in lieu of the application form. Postmarks will not be accepted.

Review Process: Based on the information provided in the application documents, the best qualified applicants will be invited for further examination. All applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the examination. Depending upon the number of applications received, the examination may consist of an application screening, written and/or practical exam, oral interview or any combination thereof.

Applicants will be required to take and pass a medical examination by a City of Woodland physician to insure their physical suitability to perform the assigned duties. If you have a disability that requires accommodation during the selection process, please notify Human Resources at least seven (7) days prior to the event.

Virtual Panel interviews are tentatively scheduled for the week of October 10, 2022.


Current Salary: $6,367.75 - $8,127.05 per month

Retirement: CalPERS Retirement System (2 % @ 60 formula for Classic CalPERS members and 2% @ 62 formula for new CalPERS members). The City does not participate in social security

Deferred Compensation: Choice of deferred compensation plans (Traditional and Roth options)

Medical: CalPERS Medical Insurance Plans, including HMOs and PPOs. City gives an allowance toward the cost of insurance. Maximum Family Medical Allowance (2022): $2,346.66 per month

Dental/Vision: City paid Delta Dental and Medical Eye Services

LTD/STD: City paid wage protection for long/short term disabilities

Life Insurance: City provides $50,000 life insurance policy

Supplemental Benefits: Voluntary Supplemental Life, Cancer, Accident Only and Critical Illness insurance, and Flexible Spending Accounts available

Vacation: 6.7 hours per month during first three years of service

Holidays: 12.5 paid holidays (including two floating holidays)

Sick Leave: 8 hours per month

Bilingual Pay: $200 per month upon certification

Professional Growth Incentive: $625 per fiscal year for education or professional activities

The City of Woodland hires only U.S. citizens and individuals lawfully authorized to work in the U.S.

The City of Woodland is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Entry Level

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