Closing Date – 05/13/2022
This position is responsible for the operation, maintenance, and repair of wastewater treatment facilities.
Operates wastewater treatment machinery and equipment; monitors SCADA system and makes operational adjustments as required; maintains and repairs electrical, mechanical, and other systems; assists in installing plant equipment.
Monitors raw and treated water flows; adjusts flows and pumping rates as needed.
Collects samples and performs laboratory tests; makes control adjustments as indicated by results.
Ensures compliance with NPDES permit requirements and with EPA and ADEM regulations.
Performs preventive and reactive maintenance; formulates and executes approved maintenance plans; services screens, aerators, clarifiers, ultraviolet bulbs, etc.; maintains and repairs blowers, pumps, valves, etc.
Works with contractors and engineers to implement new treatment processes.
Researches and purchases supplies, parts, etc. as approved by supervisor.
Responds to after-hours emergencies.
Calibrates and maintains laboratory equipment and plant instrumentation.
Prepares a variety of regular and special reports; maintains related records.
Trains and oversees the work of WWT Plant Operator Trainees in performing routine operations and maintenance.
Performs plant security checks on gates, doors, fencing, etc.
Maintains treatment plant grounds.
Operates equipment such as loader, forklift, skid steer, tractor, dump truck, backhoe, etc.
Maintains and monitors stormwater ditches.
Performs other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED BY THE POSITION
Knowledge of safety policies and procedures.
Knowledge of wastewater treatment system maintenance and repair principles.
Knowledge of wastewater plant operations principles and processes.
Knowledge of wastewater treatment rules, regulations, standards, and principles.
Knowledge of relevant state and federal regulations.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of wastewater sample collection and analysis.
Skill in the mechanical maintenance and repair of treatment plant equipment.
Skill in the operation of assigned vehicles and equipment.
Skill in the use of hand and power tools.
Skill in problem solving.
Skill in interpersonal relations.
Skill in oral and written communication.
The Wastewater Treatment Chief Operator assigns work in terms of general instructions. The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures, accuracy, and the nature and propriety of the results.
Guidelines include NPDES permit requirements, OSHA regulations, EPA and ADEM regulations, other relevant state and federal regulations, industry standards, and department policies and procedures. These guidelines are generally clear and specific but may require some interpretation in application.
COMPLEXITY/SCOPE OF WORK
The work consists of related technical duties. Frequent condition changes contribute to the complexity of the position.
The purpose of this position is to operate, maintain, and repair wastewater treatment facilities. Successful performance contributes to the efficiency and effectiveness of wastewater treatment operations and ensures compliance with rules and regulations.
Contacts are typically with coworkers, other city personnel, vendors, contractors, representatives of state and federal agencies, and the public.
Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, resolve problems, and provide services.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/ WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work is typically performed while intermittently sitting, standing, walking, bending, crouching, or stooping. The employee frequently lifts light and occasionally heavy objects, climbs ladders, uses tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity, distinguishes between shades of color, and utilizes the sense of smell.
The work is typically performed in wastewater treatment facilities and outdoors, occasionally in cold or inclement weather. The employee is exposed to noise, dust, dirt, grease, machinery with moving parts, contagious or infectious diseases, irritating chemicals. Work is performed in wet and unsanitary locations. Work requires the use of protective devices such as masks, goggles, gloves, etc.
SUPERVISORY AND MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY
Graduation from a standard senior high school or GED equivalent, as recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE) or Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA); and
Possession of a current/valid ADEM Wastewater Grade II Operator certification; and
Eighteen (18) months recent working experience in a Grade II or higher wastewater treatment plant; or
Twenty-four (24) months recent combined experience in a Grade I, II, III, or IV wastewater treatment plant.
NOTE: Credit for a maximum of nine (9) months (45 hours) of working experience may be allowed for the completion/attendance of ADEM approved training programs, classes, or seminars as verified in writing by the operator’s direct supervisor and approved by the DU Director.
CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT/PROMOTION/DEMOTION/TRANSFER
Employees are required to complete/sign the Certification & Condition of Employment/ Promotion/Demotion /Transfer form(s). [See condition(s) for details.]
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
Possession of a current/valid ADEM Wastewater Grade II Operator certification as required by the regulating State agency and the City of Dothan, or the ability to obtain through reciprocity from another state within 60 days of employment/ promotion/demotion/transfer. An employee in this position must maintain such certification as a condition of continued employment, to include completing any required annual training. (See Condition for details.)
Employees in this position are required to progress/obtain ADEM Wastewater Treatment Operator Grade IV certification within twelve (12) months after obtaining the ADEM Wastewater Treatment Operator Grade II certification or employment/promotion/demotion/transfer. (See Condition for details.)
A valid driver license and an acceptable driving record. (PBA09/10/01)
Employees are required to obtain a Class B Commercial Driver License (CDL) within 120 days of date of employment/promotion/demotion/transfer into this position. (See Condition for details.)
In an emergency and/or standby situation, an employee in this position must be able to report to his/her regular workstation in a maximum of 30 minutes from the time of notification. (Sec. 2-30. (2) / PBA 1/9/95) This requirement must be met within six (6) months of employment/promotion/ demotion/transfer. (See Condition for details.)
An employee in this position must be available to be contacted via phone within 30 days of employment/promotion/demotion/transfer, due to call out requirements.
An applicant for this position is subject to various background investigations up to and including a criminal, credit, past employment, and reference checks.
Employees are required to submit to Drug and Alcohol testing in accordance with the City of Dothan policy, which includes pre-employment and random tests for the duration of employment in this position. (PBA 08/13/12)
Must meet the City of Dothan’s employment physical standards, which include drug/alcohol testing.
Application / Examination
Qualified applicants will be evaluated based on training and experience as documented on their application. This evaluation will comprise 100% of their final grade.
Applicants with a disability who feel they need accommodation should contact the Personnel Department in writing on or before the closing date of this advertisement by emailing email@example.com.
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