Wastewater Collections Operator II/III

City of Marysville, CA | Marysville, CA

Posted Date 2/10/2021

The City of Marysville seeks qualified candidates for this excellent career opportunity!

Wastewater Collections Operator will work under close supervision while performing basic inspection and maintenance of mechanical and hydraulic equipment (and components) in the operation of a Wastewater Treatment Plant, Lift Stations and the Wastewater/Stormwater Collection System.  The Operator performs a variety of advanced tasks in the installation, maintenance, and repair of the Wastewater Treatment Plant, Lift Stations and Wastewater/Stormwater Collection system for the City of Marysville's Wastewater Collections Division.

Wastewater Operator II – $3,487.63 to $4,577.51 - monthly 

Wastewater Operator III - $3,954.74 to $5,190.60 - monthly


8 hour shifts; services in emergency standby capacity; provides customer service and performs all aspects of collection system maintenance and repair during after-hours periods including holidays and weekends.


  • City policies and procedures;
  • Tools and equipment used in the operation, repair and maintenance of wastewater treatment plant and wastewater or stormwater collection systems;
  • State and Federal laws and regulations governing wastewater plant and wastewater/stormwater collection system operations;
  • California Department of Environmental Quality, American Water Works Association, Environmental Protection Agency, Marysville City Code, Occupational Safety and Health Administration laws, rules, and requirements governing the management of wastewater systems;
  • Safe work practices, occupational hazards and safety precautions in a utility systems; and,
  • Techniques for use and storage of chemicals, including OSHA Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for hazardous chemicals used in the workplace.


  • Following standardized methods and procedures, and verbal and written instructions; 
  • Performing basic wastewater systems maintenance activities;
  • Identifying unsafe conditions and mechanical problems; 
  • Reading and understanding manufacturer's manuals and equipment specifications; 
  • Operating heavy equipment in a safe and effective manner; 
  • Operating a personal computer utilizing standard and specialized software;  
  • Communicating effectively both verbally and in writing;
  • Using and maintaining tools and equipment to perform maintenance and repair work; 
  • Making routine operating adjustments and repairs to equipment; 
  • Following safe work practices;
  • Inspecting and monitor machinery and equipment to very compliance with prescribed operating conditions and safety standards; and, 
  • Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with co-workers.


The candidate's level of experience will determine the placement at level II (4 yrs) or level III (6 yrs).

Wastewater Treatment with Wastewater Collections System experience (Preferred).

Collection System Operations, Repair and Maintenance: 4 years (Required).


Education/Training:  High School Diploma or GED Equivalent;

Experience:  Four (4) years of wastewater experience OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

License:  Valid California State Driver's license is required.  A Wastewater Treatment Plant or Wastewater Collection System Operator's Grade 2 Certification from California State Water Resources Control Board or Collections System Maintenance Certification is required and/or within one year of appointment.  A valid California State Commercials driver's License Class A or B is required within six months of hire.  Additional technical training and certification maybe required, including Federal Emergency Management Agency training.

Ideal Candidate


Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Performs advanced inspection and maintenance of equipment and components in the operation of the wastewater treatment facilities and wastewater/stormwater collection system, infrastructure and equipment; performs work in accordance with all quality standards, safety regulations and procedures; duties will vary according to job assignment and skill level.
  • Directs the maintenance of mechanical, hydraulic and electrical equipment and components; performs and directs maintenance procedures, and can read mechanical drawings, designs, schematics and sketches.
  • Manages the operations of the wastewater plant, wastewater and stormwater collection systems.
  • Performs advanced preventive maintenance tasks; over sees in the installation, inspection and repair of a variety of wastewater equipment components.
  • Inspects treatment plant equipment, and verifies equipment is functioning within technical parameters.
  • Manages Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems.
  • Observes variations in operating conditions, and interprets meter and gauge readings; reports operating anomalies to supervisor.
  • Cleans and maintains plant work areas, tools and equipment; collects samples as directed.
  • Performs work in compliance with State and Federal environmental and water quality laws and regulations, and City policies and standards.
  • Follows all safety rules and regulations, and checks that the work zone and all equipment are in safe operating condition; notifies supervisor of maintenance and repair issues; reports unsafe conditions, accidents, injuries, security issues and illegal activities.
  • Operates the wastewater systems as assigned; performs preventive maintenance; assists in the installation, inspection and repair a variety of wastewater systems equipment and components.
  • Repairs infrastructure, repairs line and pipe breaks; and locates lines and components.
  • Uses hand and power tools, gauges, measuring and testing instruments, and specialized tools and equipment according to training and skill level.
  • Maintains and operates vehicles and equipment according to City standards.  Operates heavy equipment based on job assignment; backhoe, water truck, dump truck and trailer, jet vacuum truck and CVTV equipment.
  • Reviews and updates City maps, databases, blueprints, and technical diagrams of wastewater systems; collects and records operational and technical data and maintains activity logs.
  • Supports the relationship between the City of Marysville and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with citizens, visitors, and City staff; promotes the City goals and priorities, and complies with all City policies and procedures.
  • Maintains absolute confidentiality of work-related issues and City information ; performs other duties as required or assigned.


Vacation Leave: 

Vacation leave is accrued based on length of service, with accrual beginning at 10 hours per month.

Sick Leave: 

Sick leave is accrued at 8 hours per month, without a limit/cap.


Employees receive 12 paid holidays per year. 

Health Plan:

The City provides a generous plan for health, dental, vision and life insurance.  Health insurance is currently provided through the Teamsters Union, you can choose Blue Shield/Anthem or Kaiser HMO.  The employee pays 20 percent of the health premium.  Dental and Vision Insurance are provided through Principal, the employee pays 20 percent of the premiums.  Short and long term disability, as well as life insurance are provided through Mutual of Omaha Insurance and paid for by the City. 


California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) - two percent (2%)  @ 55 formula is used for Classic members or those with a less than six (6) month break in service.  The employee pays 100% of the "Employee" share of the premium costs assessed by CalPERS and three percent (3%) of the "Employer" share of the premium cost assessed by CalPERS.  Public Employee Pension Reform Act (PEPRA) - two percent (2%) @ 62 formula for new members hired since January 2013 or greater than a six-month break in service.  The employee pays 50% of the normal cost rate assessed by CalPERS.

Life Insurance:

City pays the premium for $50,000 in life insurance for the employee. 

Agency Shop:

All new employees in this bargaining unit are required to join the Teamsters and pay a "Fair Share Fee" as a condition of employment.


Special Instructions


It is important to complete all required application materials. This recruitment is open until filled, the first screening of applications will be on March 1, 2021 and qualified applications will be reviewed in detail to identify the most qualified candidates to interview.  


All required application materials must be submitted to be considered. Position is open until filled.  The City of Marysville is not responsible for failure of Internet forms for submitting your application. 

Accommodation: Candidates with a disability who may require special assistance in any phase of the application or selection process should advise Human Resources by emailing Nicole Moe at nmoe@marysville.ca.us . 


Salary3487.63 Month
Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Mid Level

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