Water Treatment Plant Operator II

City of Scottsdale | Scottsdale, AZ

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Posted Date 12/03/2018

Water Treatment Plant Operator II


SALARY: $21.26 - $30.91 Hourly


STATUS: Full-Time Regular

FLSA: Non-exempt position, eligible for overtime compensation.

OPENING DATE: 11/29/18

CLOSING DATE: 03/28/19 10:59 PM

Please Note: Applications must be filed online at: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/scottsdaleaz


Located in the beautiful Sonoran Desert, Scottsdale, Arizona is bordered by Phoenix to the west

and the McDowell Mountains on the east. Scottsdale is annually rated among the nation's most

desirable communities to live in, visit and do business in. Check out more about Scottsdale.

To learn more about working for the City of Scottsdale and meet a few of our employees, click


About The Position:

This position performs journeyman-level operational tasks involved in the operation and

maintenance of the City's water treatment plant equipment and processes.

Selection Process: Applicants whose education, training and experience most closely meet the

needs of the position may be invited to participate in a selection process to include a panel

interview. Successful candidates will receive a post-offer, pre-employment background screening

to include:

• Fingerprinting

• Criminal Background screening for the past 7 years

• Pre-employment Drug test

• Pre-employment Physical/Hearing Test

The City of Scottsdale reserves the right to change this process at any time.


• Maintains and operates plant equipment and processes related to water and advanced

water treatment systems on an assigned shift.

• Prioritizes activities between the different treatment facilities and systems, including the

operation of valves, gates, pumps, and machinery manually, locally in automatic mode or

remote via computerized control strategy.

• Samples and analyzes influents/effluents, source water/product water, feed water, and

permeate to detect quality variations, interpret laboratory results, reading sheets, process

test, computerized data, and information trends to identify variations in flow and water

quality and make appropriate changes.

• Oversees operation of an assigned treatment facility to maintain day to day operation

necessary to meet all required Local, State and Federal regulations pertaining to the

production of reuse, ground injection and potable water and comply with prescribed

operating and safety standards.

• Uses a variety of standard testing procedures to determine problems and any adjustments

needed in the treatment process.

• Conducts tours of facilities; responds to plant emergencies; and maintains a safe, clean

and orderly work environment.


• Operate equipment used in a modern conventional water treatment plant.

• Perform laboratory procedures and maintenance functions requiring manual dexterity and

precision movements.

• Works with highly hazardous chemicals such as chlorine, sulfuric acid and sulfur dioxide

following strict Arizona Department of Occupational Safety and Health(ADOSH) and Water

Resources departmental guidelines.

• Work around or uses potentially hazardous materials requiring the use of specialized


• Lift and carry materials weighing up to 50 pounds both short and long distances.

• Lift and carry heavy (up to 100 pounds or more) equipment, drums and chemicals for

distances of 20 feet or more with the assistance of a hand cart or power equipment.

• Perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, sounds, odor, depth and visual cues

or signals.

• Exert moderate, though not constant physical effort, typically involving some combination

of climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, climbing stairs, lifting,

carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of moderate weight (12-20


• Moderate exposure to dirt, dust, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, rain, temperature and

noise extremes, fumes, hazardous materials, machinery, vibrations, electric currents,

traffic hazards, water hazards, bright/dim light, toxic agents, disease or pathogenic


• Work rotating shifts, weekends and a call-out schedule.

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EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: It is the policy of the city to provide employment

opportunities to all persons based solely on ability, regardless of race, color, religion, sex,

national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability.

When advised, reasonable accommodations will be made in order for an "otherwise qualified

applicant" with a disability to participate in any phase of the recruitment process. Please contact

Human Resources to request an accommodation. Persons with a disability may request a

reasonable accommodation by contacting HR Receptionist at (480) 312-2491. Requests should

be made 24 hours in advance or as early as possible to allow time to arrange the

accommodation. For TTY users, the Arizona Relay Service (1-800-367-8939) may contact HR

Receptionist at (480) 312-2491.

This position description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer

and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and

requirements of the position change.

Please Note: Applications must be filed online at: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/scottsdaleaz

Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Entry Level

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