Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator I

City of Chowchilla | Chowchilla, CA

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Posted Date 10/21/2019

Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator I

($19.62 - $25.11 per hour)

The City of Chowchilla is seeking a Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator I to assist in the operation and maintenance of the City’s wastewater treatment and collection system under general supervision of the Utilities Systems Supervisor and/or Director of Public Works.

Full-Time Positions Available


Applicants are recommended to apply and submit application materials online at www.CalOpps.org. Application materials can also be emailed or hand-delivered to Chowchilla City Hall, Human Resources, 130 S Second Street, Chowchilla, CA 93610; emailed to CityClerk@CityofChowchilla.org; faxed (559) 665-7418.


Ideal Candidate

WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT OPERATOR I                                                                                               

This position is a full time, entry-level position. This individual will normally work under general supervision performing a group of related duties according to established procedures at the wastewater treatment plant and the wastewater collection system. While a variety of tasks may be assigned, each step usually follows a pattern which has been established and explained. The position reports to the Chief Waste Water Plant Operator.


To be eligible for this position, a candidate must possess of a State Water Resources Control Board Grade I Wastewater License. Candidate must also possess a valid Class “C” California Driver’s License by time of appointment.

Due to the 9-hour plant operation requirement, the selected candidate must have the ability to, respond on weekends or holidays, and the ability to report to the work-site within forty (40) minutes after receiving notification of being called back.



Benefits Include:

  • Holidays - The City recognizes 11 days each calendar year plus 1 floating holiday.
  • Vacation - Employees earn 3.70 hours of vacation per pay period for the first three years and increases to the maximum of 9.23 hours per pay period.
  • Sick Leave - 3.70 hours earned per pay period with no maximum accrual cap.
  • Retirement - Depending on your CalPERS history, 2%@60; or, 2%@62. Employee pays entire share. The City does not participate in Social Security.
  • Health Insurance - Employee pays a portion for employee and dependent coverage of medical, dental, health and life insurance.
  • Medicare - City pays 1.45% of salary; employee pays 1.45% of salary.
  • SDI - 1% of salary paid by employee.
  • Deferred Compensation - CalPERS 457 Deferred Compensation program is available for employee participation.
  • Additional - Longevity pay based on years of service; City pays all state mandated training and licenses.
Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Entry Level

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