Reclamation Plant Operator I, II, or III

Otay Water District | Spring Valley, CA

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Posted Date 5/20/2020
Description

Do you have excellent analytical and troubleshooting skills? Are you resourceful and self-directed?
Would you like to work for an employer that offers excellent benefits, a work/life
balance and is a leader in the industry? If so, we want to hear from you.

28.08-$42.66 Hourly

About the Position and Department
This position may be appointed at any level depending upon qualifications and experience. This
position is part of the Water Operations Department and reports directly to the Reclamation
Plant Supervisor. The Reclamation Plant Operator is part of a dedicated, service-oriented team
where collaboration and leadership are promoted at all levels.
The Operations Department is responsible for the operations, maintenance and repair of
all Otay Water District facilities and equipment. Facilities include pipelines, reservoirs, pump
stations, lift stations, and a reclamation plant for potable water and recycled water distribution,
wastewater collections, and wastewater reclamation. The Operations Department has a staff of
approximately 53 employees.

Applications will be accepted until there are a sufficient number of highly qualified
applicants from which to make a selection. However, for the earliest consideration,
please submit your application materials by May 29, 2020. For information on the
recruitment process, please go to the Employment section of our
website www.otaywater.gov.


EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
Controls treatment processes through adjustments to equipment and correction to
biochemical balance.
Conducts treatment process control sampling and testing.
Inspects wastewater treatment and reclamation equipment according to established
procedures.
Administers proper quantities of chemical solutions.
Reads and records meters and gauges, interpreting information according to operating
characteristics.
Regulates and adjusts equipment to conform to process requirements.
Checks equipment for vacuum, water, oil, and hot bearings.
Changes chlorine cylinders.
Assists Collection System Maintenance Team with customer calls and sanitary sewer
overflow response and confined space entry procedures.
Identifies equipment malfunctions and advises supervisor.
Records pertinent information into a computer database.
Reviews laboratory analysis reports.
Oils, lubricates, and/or cleans and maintains equipment according to schedules or as
required.
Flushes pumps and washes down tanks, sedimentation basins and similar facilities.
Adheres to safety, cleanliness, and fire prevention rules and safety standards.
Works in confined spaces utilizing proper safety techniques and equipment.
Performs all other duties needed to operate and maintain a tertiary treatment plant.
Operates District vehicles.
Participates in rotational shifts including weekends and on-call/stand-by duty as required.
Must be able to respond to treatment plant and collection system stations within one (1)
hour.
May serve as a member of the District's Hazwoper Team which includes entering and
working in confined spaces, wearing SCBA respirator gear and respirator protection,
wearing a Level A suit, and wearing a safety harness.
For the complete job description for all levels go to the Employment section of our
website www.otaywater.gov.

REQUIRED LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATIONS:
All levels require a valid California Class "C" Driver's License and a safe driving record.
Operator I
A valid State of California Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Grade I Certificate issued by the
Water Resources Control Board.
Operator II
A valid State of California Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Grade II Certificate issued by
the Water Resources Control Board.
Operator III
A valid State of California Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Grade III Certificate issued by
the Water Resources Control Board.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE, EDUCATION, AND TRAINING REQUIREMENTS:
All levels require a High School Diploma or G.E.D.
Operator I
One (1) year experience performing operation and maintenance duties at a wastewater
reclamation facility; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
Operator II
One (1) year experience performing operation and maintenance duties at a wastewater
reclamation facility and possession of a California State Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator II Certificate;
or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
Operator III
One (1) year experience performing operation and maintenance duties at a wastewater
reclamation facility and possession of a California State Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator
III Certificate; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

This position will be subject to random drug testing during employment.
This position is an hourly, non-exempt position.
Otay Water District is a Smoking, Tobacco and Nicotine Free Campus.
All Otay Water District employees are at-will pursuant to California Water Code,
Section 71362.

Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Entry Level

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