$25.9107 to $33.1679 hourly
Under supervision, to assist and participate in the operation and maintenance of a variety of processes and equipment utilized in the treatment of wastewater and the disposal of sludge. perform a variety of intermediate level duties in the monitoring and process operation; collect samples and perform laboratory testing; assist and participate in the control of processes through adjustments to equipment and corrections to biological/chemical balance; may be directed to provide guidance and/or training to lesser unskilled or semi-skilled workers; and to perform related duties as required.
The class of is the unskilled or semi-skilled entry level class in the Water Reclamation Operator series. Direction and guidance is received from the WR Lead Operator, the WR Process Control Supervisor, or the WR Plant Supervisor. Employees in this class typically report to the Water Reclamation Plant Supervisor. The incumbent performs a variety of unskilled or semi-skilled entry level plant operation duties and possesses a basic knowledge and application of wastewater treatment methods such as; primary clarification, activated sludge, extended aeration, sludge digestion, and sludge dewatering; may provide guidance and/or assist in the training process of new or lesser-skilled WR Operators, WR Trainees, and Volunteer Operator-in-Training (OITs). Incumbents perform the more routine tasks and duties. The Operations Section of the Water Reclamation Division is responsible for operating two (2) wastewater treatment facilities (33 MGD and 41 MGD). This class is distinguished from the Water Reclamation Senior Operator by the relative independence with which duties are performed by an incumbent in the latter class.
Education: Graduation from high school or G.E.D. equivalent,
Experience: One (1) year of experience in the operation of a wastewater treatment plant.
Certificates: Must possess a valid Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Grade I Certificate issued by the California State Water Resources Control Board. A copy of the required Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Grade I certificate must be submitted at the time of application.