Chief Operator - Wastewater Treatment

City of Bellingham | Bellingham, WA

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Posted Date 1/14/2020

Salary: $83,616 to $101,292 Annually

Closes 02/03/20

The Chief Operator - Wastewater Treatment is responsible for supervision and direction of primary, advanced secondary, solids handling, plants processes, industrial pretreatment program and control systems, and is responsible for recommending budgets, standards, and technical systems to ensure continuous and proper operation of the wastewater treatment plant. Error or negligence in supervision or performance could jeopardize wastewater facilities and put public health at risk; result in loss of life, property, financial resources, and equipment; and violate water quality, air, and other standards. Works under federal, regional, and Washington State regulations and procedures for wastewater treatment as well as City and departmental policies and procedures.

Experience and Training


  • Two years vocational or college coursework in technical areas such as environmental science, civil engineering, and/or computer technology.


  • Four years of experience required in wastewater-related plant operations industry involving automated systems and advanced unit processes associated with secondary treatment. Must include two years of supervisory experience with responsibility for leadership, scheduling, training and skills development.


  • Experience with full responsibility for plant operations preferred.


  • Familiarity with computer technology required.

A combination of education and experience that provides the applicant with the required skills and abilities will be considered.

Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Mid Level

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