ASSISTANT WATER PLANT OPERATOR I/II

  • Santa Clara Valley Water District
  • San Jose, California
  • Sep 14, 2018
Full Time Water and Wastewater Treatment
  • Salary: See Position Description

Job Description

Description

Unit:North Water Treatment Operations
Division:Water Utility Operations and Maintenance
Position Codes:0233Salary: Based on a seven-step salary plan. Pre-tax payroll deductions toward CalPERS contributions are required of all employees.
Assistant Water Plant Operator I: $5,820.53 - $7,448.13 monthly
Assistant Water Plant Operator II: $6,747.87 - $8,644.13 monthly


The supplemental questions should be answered thoroughly, clearly and concisely as the responses provided (along with the entire application package) will be carefully reviewed to determine which candidates will move forward in the recruitment process.

Duties:

The Assistant Water Plant Operator helps with all day-to-day plant operations, including operating and maintaining plant equipment, calibrating water quality monitoring equipment; taking and analyzing water and chemical samples; cleaning equipment and facilities; receiving bulk chemical deliveries; operating the sludge dewatering process; using the computer-based plant control, or SCADA, system, completing data entry, initiating work orders, and maintaining plant operations logs and reports. Operators work 6-month assigned rotations between day shift, night shift, and "relief" shift. The facility operates and is staffed continuously, which means 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This position reports to the Water Plant Supervisor and works under direction from the Senior Water Plant Operator.

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Operate, maintain, troubleshoot and clean water treatment plant equipment
  • Operate the SCADA system to monitor water treatment operations
  • Receive and monitor chemical deliveries
  • Collect and analyze water samples
  • Perform sludge handling and disposal tasks
  • Participate in Safety Training
Ideal candidate's background includes:
  • The ideal candidate has a strong interest in water treatment plant operations, has completed coursework in math, science, engineering or a related field, functions well in a team environment, enjoys juggling multiple priorities and learning new skills, and is prompt, responsible, curious, mechanically inclined, and safety conscious.


Typical Qualifications

Experience:
Assistant Water Plant Operator I: None
Assistant Water Plant Operator II:One (1) year experience performing work as a licensed operator at a water treatment plant that is rated as a T-4 or higher facility.

Training:
Assistant Water Plant Operator I:
Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by six (6) quarter units in chemistry and six (6) quarter units in math from an accredited college.
An Associate's degree in engineering or chemistry from an accredited college may substitute for the training and experience required at the time of application.
Possession of a Grade T1 Water Treatment Operator certificate issued by the California State Water Resources Control Board may substitute for the training requirement at the time of application.
Assistant Water Plant Operator II:
Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by six (6) quarter units in chemistry and six (6) quarter units in math from an accredited college.
An Associate's degree in engineering or chemistry from an accredited college may substitute for the training and experience required at the time of application.

License or Certificate:
Assistant Water Plant Operator I:
As a condition of employment individuals must acquire and maintain a Grade T2 Water Treatment Operator certificate issued by the California State Water Resources Control Board within eighteen (18) months of appointment.
Assistant Water Plant Operator II:
Possession of a Grade T2 Water Treatment Operator certificate issued by the California State Water Resources Control Board.
As a condition of employment, individuals must acquire and maintain a Grade T3 Water Treatment Operator certificate issued by the California State Water Resources Control Board within twenty-four (24) months of appointment.

Special Requirement:
Possession of, orability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver's license. Individuals who do not meet the driver's license requirement due to a disability will be considered for a reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis. Selected candidate will be requiredto successfully pass a medical examination.
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Selection Process

(1) The selection process may include one or more of the following: application review, application assessment, performance test, written test and/or oral interview examination.
(2) The Employment Application, Qualifying Information Questions and/or Supplemental Questions will be evaluated for minimum qualifications.Resumes are recommended.

NOTE: Position and start date is subject to availability of funds. The District retains the right to repost this position as deemed necessary.
Consideration may be given to existing applicant pools within the same classification.

The District's Equal Opportunity Non-Discrimination Policy is available for review upon request.

The Santa Clara Valley Water District will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate persons with disabilities.Please advise Human Resources in advance of any special needs by calling 1-408-630-2260.

Please be aware that once submitted all application materials become the property of the District and will not be returned.Human Resources staff is not authorized to make copies of application materials for applicants.
Closing Date/Time: 9/20/2018 11:59 PM Pacific