Wastewater Treatment OIT/I/II

WESA | Lake Elsinore, CA

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Posted Date 5/28/2019

The Wastewater Treatment OIT/I/II will work under close supervision performing, operating, and maintaining segments of the wastewater treatment system.   When classified as an Operator in Training (OIT), performs semi-skilled work in the operation of all equipment, including maintenance,  repair, and operations activities under direct supervision of an assigned, licensed operator.  When classified as an Operator I, learns District policies and procedures for the operations and maintenance of the wastewater treatment system, and will assist higher classified operators in the maintenance of the wastewater system.  When classified as an Operator II, performs routine maintenance, change belts on machinery, collect samples, and maintain a variety of records.
$3,842 -$6,773 per month plus generous benefits

Immediate Impacts: The successful candidate will be given the following objectives upon hire:
· Within 3 months, learn the regulatory requirements and permits that pertain to the District's three water reclamation facilities, as well as learn the site layouts and processes of each facility.
· Within 6 months, understand and become proficient in the operations, plant rounds, and general maintenance requirements of the three water reclamation facilities.
· Within 9 months, demonstrate the understanding and competency in the process control of the three water reclamation facilities.

The Ideal Candidate:
· Will act with integrity and in accordance with the accepted ethical standards of the District and  applicable laws and regulations.
· Is an engaging team player, looking out for the common good of the organization as well as seeking to bring new ideas and innovative thinking to the Wastewater Department.
· Must have a desire to learn new skills and immediately become a productive member of a high performing team.
· Has an education equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by specialized  training in wastewater treatment plant operations or a related field.
· Possesses one (1) year experience performing related duties (desirable).
· Must obtain a valid Grade I Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Certificate   issued by the California State Water Resources Control Board within 4 (four) State exams for which first eligible from date of appointment; must obtain a valid Grade II certificate within 6 (six) exams for which first eligible from date of appointment.
· Possesses an appropriate, valid California driver's license.
· Will work a day shift schedule, that may vary between weekends and holidays.  *Anticipated schedule is 8 hour days, Monday--Friday, for the first three months, then transition to a regular 9/80 schedule. 

Compensation:  The salary range for the Wastewater OIT/I/II is $3,842 -$6,773 per month with an excellent benefits package.  Classification level at hire and placement within the salary range will be based on the candidate’s qualifications and experience.    WESA offers a comprehensive benefit plan, some of which includes:
· Medical, dental, vision, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, a life insurance policy equal to two times the annual salary for the employee and a $1,000.00 policy for eligible dependents.  Benefits become effective on the first of the month following a 30-day waiting period and the Authority contributes 90% of the cost of such insurance. 
· CalPERS Retirement is provided using the 2.7 at age 55 formula for “Classic” Members. Retirement is provided using the 2% at age 62 formula for “New” Members.
· Three deferred compensation plans to which an employee may voluntarily contribute up to $19,000 per year.  The Authority does not contribute to these plans.
· Twelve (12) paid holidays per year.  Upon employment with WESA for one year, employees also receive one (1) floating holiday annually.
· Employees accrue vacation at the rate of 3.08 hours per  two-week pay period for the first 4 years of employment; 4.62 hours for years 5-8;  6.16 hours for years 9-13; 6.47 hours for years 14-18; and 6.78 for 19+ years of service. 
· Sick leave is accrued at the rate of 3.70 hours per bi-weekly pay period for a total of 96.20 hours per year with unlimited accumulation. 
· Additional benefits available include:  9/80 work schedule, Retirement Health Savings Plan, Direct Deposit, Flexible Spending Accounts, Employee Assistance Program, Educational Assistance, Certification Reimbursement Program, Certification Bonus Program and two credit unions.
Our Mission:  To manage our natural resources to provide reliable, cost efficient and high quality water and wastewater services for the communities we serve, while promoting conservation, environmental responsibility, educations, community interaction, ethical behavior and recognizing employees as highly valuable assets. 
The Water Employee Services Authority:
WESA was established as a joint powers authority between the Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District and Meeks & Daley Water Company.  As a joint powers authority, WESA provides professional water and wastewater services to both agencies.  WESA is committed to: 
Leadership - A function which motivates a group of individuals while achieving a common goal 
Forward Thinking  - An innovative and progressive way of thinking while taking the future into 
Transparency - Remaining clear and concise to customers while successfully conducting a productive business.
The Application Process: If you are interested in this opportunity, submit a completed WESA employment application online at www.wesawater.com. Resumes and certifications may be included, but will not be accepted in lieu of a completed employment application. In order to be considered, applications must be received no later than 5:30 pm on Monday, June 3, 2019.

Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Entry Level

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