Water Systems Operator

City of Phoenix | Phoenix, AZ

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Posted Date 7/20/2020

Performs daily monitoring and control of staffed and non-staffed water works facilities through the operation of a central computerized system, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA). Duties include monitoring drinking water storage and flow at the City’s surface water treatment plants and remote water facilities to determine water production and pumping needs; interacting with supervisors regarding current water demands to determine daily plant production requirements; communicating with outside agencies; and monitoring operational set points and alarm levels.



  • Three years of experience in the operation of a large public water system (serving 50,000 persons or more) including experience with multiple pressure zones, pumping stations, large water storage reservoirs, transmission mains, well operation, elevated water tanks, metering stations, remote chlorination equipment, large diameter control valves, and personal computers.


  • Must have at least a Grade 3 Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) Water Distribution System Operator certification at time of hire and a Grade 4 Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) Water Distribution System Operator certification by the end of the probationary period.


  • If you possess certification from another state or jurisdiction, please contact Arizona Department of Environmental Quality for Arizona Request for Operator Certification Reciprocity procedures and certification equivalency - www.azdeq.gov


  • Working irregular hours, shifts, weekends, holidays, and evenings are required.

Salary: $42,078 to $61,693 Annually

Close Date: Aug. 3, 2020

Learn More/Apply: https://www.phoenix.gov/hr/current-jobs

Equal Employment Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employer. The City of Phoenix does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression. All individuals are encouraged to apply and compete for jobs.

Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Entry Level

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