Wastewater Collections Operator

City of Scottsdale

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Posted Date 6/09/2022
Description

Wastewater Collections Operator
Water Resources

SALARY: $26.24 - $38.16 Hourly
CLASSIFICATION: Classified
STATUS: Full-Time Regular
FLSA: Non-exempt position, eligible for overtime compensation.

OPENING DATE: 06/08/22
CLOSING DATE: 07/07/22 11:59 PM

INTRODUCTION:

Located in the beautiful Sonoran Desert, Scottsdale, Arizona is bordered by Phoenix to the westand the McDowell Mountains on the east. Scottsdale is annually rated among the nation's mostdesirable communities to live in, visit and do business in. Check out more
about Scottsdale.

The application and supplemental questions are an integral part of the selection process, and mustbe completed in full in order for you to be considered as a candidate. Please complete eachsection and answer all questions as thoroughly as possible. DO NOT state “See resume” in lieuof answering.
Unanswered questions, incomplete responses, omissions, or partial informationmay result in disqualification from the selection process.

About The Position:

This position performs the operation, maintenance, cleaning, inspection, preventativemaintenance, repair and construction of City’s Wastewater Collection Infrastructure. Operates avariety of heavy equipment such as a combination sewer truck. This includes all aspects of theoperation and maintenance of 1,500+ miles of sewer pipe, 35 sewer lift stations and 5 large pumpstations, in addition to all mechanical maintenance aspects of related equipment.

Please Note: Based on the needs of the city, this position has been reposted for 30 days; itcloses Thursday, July 7, 2022. If you have previously submitted an application, you do notneed to reapply to be considered.

Please note: The salary range as of June 19, 2022 will be $27.55 - $40.07.

Selection Process:

Applicants whose education, training and experience most closely meet the needs of this positionmay be invited to participate in a selection process to include an interview panel and skillsassessment.

Final selection is contingent upon a background check which includes:

  • Fingerprinting
  • Criminal Background screening for the past 7 years
  • Drug Testing
  • Medical Examination to include an Audiogram & Pulmonary Function Test
  • Motor Vehicle Department Records Check

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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education and Experience:

  • A High School diploma or General Education Development (GED) equivalent.
  • Three years of relevant experience in the operation and maintenance of large, complex,wastewater collection systems that includes multiple pump stations, heavy duty pumpmaintenance, equipment related to odor mitigation systems, combination hydro/jettercleaning truck and associated equipment.
    Preferred:
    • Two additional years of experience in pump operation and chemical feed.
    • Experience in the operation and maintenance of sewer force main systems thatinclude sophisticated pumping arrangements and odor control.
    • Experience with advanced computerized systems utilized in wastewater collectionworks.
    • Experience in mechanical and electrical trouble shooting.

Licensing, Certifications and Other Requirements:

The Scottsdale Water Resources Division offers an Operator Certification Incentive Program for those employees who obtain certifications above what is required of their positions. Thedepartment recognizes the intrinsic value of operator certifications and the added value to the cityof having a workforce that possess them.

  • Must possess and maintain a valid, unrestricted Arizona driver's license with no majorcitations within the past 39 months prior to the start date.
  • Must possess within 6 months of hire or promotion and maintain a Grade 2 operatorcertification from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality within the discipline ofWastewater Collection.
  • Must obtain and maintain within 6 months of hire or promotion a Class B Commercial DriverLicense (CDL) with tanker endorsement. Must maintain a valid CDL with appropriateendorsements and will be subject to unannounced alcohol and drug testing as required by law.
  • Must obtain within 6 months of hire or promotion certification as a Self-Contained BreathingApparatus (SCBA) user.
  • Must obtain within 6 months of hire or promotion certification as a general backflow testerwithin the State of Arizona.
  • Every person employed by the City of Scottsdale shall reside in the State of Arizona duringhis or her active employment by the City, regardless of whether the employee is approved toremote work.

Other pertinent licenses and/or certifications may be required of some positions depending ondepartment/section assignment.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Performs maintenance associated with the wastewater collection system which includes theheavy-duty maintenance and repair of small and large submersible pumps, sewer mains, airrelease valves and sewer services as well as the repair of residential sewer laterals.
  • Maintains pumps, tanks, switches, diesel and natural gas generators at City sewer liftstations large sewer pumpback stations, sewer wetwells, and odor control sites. Performsmaintenance and control work on odor mitigation equipment, various pressure controldevices and adjusts the system to meet specific demands.
  • Acts as a first responder to sanitary sewer overflows (SSO's) within the wastewatercollection system to prevent undesirable environmental impacts to the community.
  • Operates a high velocity combination hydro/jetter sewer cleaning truck; adjusts manholecovers and performs main line sewer repairs.
  • Performs construction and fabrication at work sites.
  • Adjusts telemetry system to meet wastewater generation and conveyance demands.
  • Repairs and maintains all types of valves, pumps and equipment, including hydrogen sulfidemitigation systems, electric and hydraulic valves, blowers and fans.
  • Repairs, maintains and modifies complex chemical feed systems.
  • Plans, organizes, schedules and performs preventive maintenance, such as greasing,lubing, oil changes, re-packing or replacing seals or bearing, chain or gear adjustments.
  • Maintains accurate computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) coveringvarious equipment related to large, complex wastewater collection systems. Oversees andcompletes modifications, fabrications and upgrades to facilities mechanical systems such aschemical tank and feed systems plumbing and piping.
  • Oversees completion of annual testing on all backflow devices within the wastewatercollection related facilities ensuring compliance with the City ordinance.

WORK ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Potential for exposure to hazardous chemical feed and storage systems and below gradeinfrastructure containing high levels of hydrogen sulfide gas.
  • Performs manual work that requires standing and walking/moving continuous periods oftime, lifting, bending and climbing elevations, stairs and rough terrain.
  • Works in small areas and must climb ladders or steps to reach objects.
  • Moves and lifts up to 50 pounds both short and long distances.
  • Moderate exposure to dust, noise, and inclement weather and temperature extremes.
  • Travels to/from various locations.
  • May work rotating weekend shifts, holidays, overtime and a call-out schedule.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:

It is the policy of the city to provide employmentopportunities to all persons based solely on ability, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, nationalorigin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability.

When advised, reasonable accommodations will be made in order for an "otherwise qualifiedapplicant" with a disability to participate in any phase of the recruitment process. Please contactHuman Resources to request an accommodation. Persons with a disability may request areasonable accommodation by contacting HR Receptionist at (480) 312-2491. Requests should bemade 24 hours in advance or as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. ForTTY 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 andemployee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer andrequirements of the position change.

Wastewater Collections Operator Supplemental Questionnaire

*1. Can you, after employment, submit proof of your legal right to work in the United Stateswithout sponsorship from the City of Scottsdale or any other employmentrequirement/restriction that would impact your potential employment with the City ofScottsdale?

Yes No

*2. Do you have a valid, unrestricted driver's license with no major citations within the last 39months of hire? NOTE: "Unrestricted" means you are not limited on where and when youcan drive and/or you are not required to have a car breathalyzer installed to operate yourvehicle.

Yes No

*3. Do you have a High School diploma or General Education Development (GED) equivalent?If you answer yes to this question, you must include this information in the "Education"section of your application.

Yes No

*4. Do you have any combination of training and experience equivalent to 3 years ofexperience in the operation and maintenance of large, complex, wastewater collectionsystems that includes multiple pump stations, heavy duty pump maintenance, equipmentrelated to odor mitigation systems, combination hydro/jetter cleaning truck andassociated equipment? If you answer yes to this question, you must include thisinformation in the "Work Experience" section of your application.

Yes No

*5. If you have any combination of training and experience equivalent to 3 years ofexperience in the operation and maintenance of large, complex, wastewater collectionsystems that includes multiple pump stations, heavy duty pump maintenance, equipmentrelated to odor mitigation systems, combination hydro/jetter cleaning truck andassociated equipment, briefly describe this education and/or experience, including thename of the coursework and/or employer(s).

*6. Describe your experience with welding and piping fabrication, to include the years ofexperience and name of employer(s). NOTE: If you have this experience, you mustinclude this information in the "Work Experience" section of your application. If you don'thave this experience, write "None."

*7. Describe your experience in the operation and maintenance of sewer force main systemsthat include sophisticated pumping arrangements, including the years of experience andthe name of the employer(s). NOTE: If you have this experience, you must include thisinformation in the "Work Experience" section of your application. If you don't have thisexperience, write "None."

*8. Describe your experience with advanced computerized systems utilized in wastewatercollection works, including the years of experience and the employer(s). NOTE: If youhave this experience, you must include this in the "Work Experience" section of yourapplication. If you don't have this experience, write "None."

*9. Describe your experience in mechanical and electrical trouble shooting, to include theyears of experience and the name of the employer(s). NOTE: If you have this experience,you must include this information in the "Work Experience" section of your application. Ifyou don't have this experience, write "None."

*10. Do you have or can you obtain within 6 months of hire or promotion and maintain a Grade2 operator certification from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality within thediscipline of Wastewater Collection? NOTE: If you have this certification, you must includethis in the "Licenses & Certifications" section of your application, to include thecertification grade, discipline and expiration date.

Yes No

*11. Do you have or can you obtain and maintain within 6 months of hire or promotion a ClassB Commercial Driver License (CDL) with tanker endorsement? NOTE: If you have a CDL,you must include this in the "Licenses and Certification" section of your application, toinclude the Class of license, endorsements and expiration date.

*12. Do you have or can you obtain within 6 months of hire or promotion a Self-ContainedBreathing Apparatus (SCBA) certification? NOTE: If you have this certification, you mustinclude this in the "Licenses & Certifications" section of your application.

Yes No

*
13. Do you have or can you obtain within 6 months of hire or promotion certification as ageneral backflow tester within the State of Arizona? NOTE: If you have this certification,you must include this in the "Licenses & Certifications" section of your application.

Yes No

* Required Question

Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Mid Level

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