WATER POLLUTION CONTROL (WPC) OPERATOR I, II, III

Polk County - Utilities Operations | Winter Haven, FL

Posted Date 3/12/2019
Description

WATER POLLUTION CONTROL (WPC) OPERATOR I, II, III

(Utilities Operations)

Pay Ranges:

WPC Operator I: $16.83/hr. - $25.13/hr. ($35006.40 - $52,270.40/annually)

WPC Operator II: $18.95/hr. - $28.33/hr. ($39,416.00 - $58,926.40/annually)

WPC Operator III $20.36/hr. - $30.43/hr. ($42,348.80 - $63,294.40/annually)

Shift: Monday - Friday, 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM (40 hours/week)

Location: 1011 Jim Keene Blvd. Winter Haven, FL 33880

Health Benefits Package, Including Paid Holidays

*** This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement ***

Must have the physical, developmental and mental ability to perform job tasks, work efforts, responsibilities and duties of the job illustrated below:

MAJOR FUNCTION

Routine mechanical and manual work responsibilities in the operation and maintenance of water pollution control plants.

ILLUSTRATIVE DUTIES

Operates and maintains pumping equipment with mechanical and automatic controls. Reads meters and charts. Makes daily visits to plants to perform plant and equipment maintenance and operational controls as required for water pollution control plants. Takes wastewater samples, conducts routine tests and collects samples. Performs daily operational functions and controls for wastewater treatment plants. Performs custodial and maintenance work in the care of plant and grounds.

Performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS

Knowledge of the principles of wastewater treatment including extended aeration, contact stabilization, oxidation ditch, advanced wastewater treatment, both chemical and biological. Knowledge of operations, maintenance and repair procedures relating to wastewater treatment facilities. Knowledge of occupational hazards involved in wastewater treatment and collection. Knowledge of the methods, practices and procedures in the repair and maintenance of pumps and related equipment. Ability to read meters and charts accurately and maintain records of operations. Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions. Sufficient physical strength and agility to perform a variety of labor tasks in all weather conditions including lifting and/or interacting with job related appurtenances and equipment which might weigh in excess of seventy five (75) pounds. Ability to see colors. Ability to perform tasks that require eye and hand coordination. Ability to see, ambulate independently, drive, bend stoop, sit and stand. Knowledge of all Federal, State and Local rules and regulations governing the operations and maintenance of wastewater treatment facilities.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

WPC I

Graduate of an accredited high school or possess an acceptable equivalency diploma.  Minimum of one (1) year experience in the operation and maintenance of wastewater treatment plants.  Possess a Class "C" Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators license as issued by the Florida Department of Professional Regulation and/or Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

Possess a valid driver's license and be able to secure a valid Florida driver's license at the time of employment within this classification.

A comparable amount of related training and experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications with exception of the required licensure.

WPC II

Graduate of an accredited high school or possess an acceptable equivalency diploma.  Minimum of one (1) year experience in the operation and maintenance of wastewater treatment plants.  Possess a Class "B" Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators license as issued by the Florida Department of Professional Regulation and/or Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

Possess a valid driver's license and be able to secure a valid Florida driver's license at the time of employment within this classification.

A comparable amount of training and experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications with exception of the required licensure.

WPC III 

Graduate of an accredited high school or possess an acceptable equivalency diploma. Minimum of one (1) year experience in the operation and maintenance of wastewater treatment plants. Possess a Class "A" Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators license as issued by the Florida Department of Professional Regulation and/or Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

Possess a valid driver's license and be able to secure a valid Florida driver's license at the time of employment within this classification.

A comparable amount of training and experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications with exception of the required licensure.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Must have home telephone at the time of employment as employee is subject to standby and/or call out for emergencies. Employee will assist with supervision and participation in any necessary emergency work.

This position may be required to report for work when a declaration of emergency has been declared in Polk County.

Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Entry Level

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