Post Date: 01/07/2019
Close Date: 01/21/2019
The City of Salem is looking for Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators to operate the two wastewater plants, Willow Lake Water Pollution Control Facility and the River Road Peak Wet Weather Treatment Facility.
Willow Lake is the primary treatment facility for the City with a dry weather secondary treatment capacity of 65 mgd, a wet weather secondary treatment capacity of 95 mgd, and a peak wet weather capacity of 155 mgd. It can be operated in trickling filter/activated sludge, conventional air activated sludge and in a combination of both processes plus selective treatment based on flow and load fluctuations.
The River Road Peak Wet Weather Treatment Facility is a high rate, physical chemical ballasted flocculation facility with ultra-violet disinfection. This facility is operated only when flows at the Willow Lake Facility are above 95 mgd. Operation of this remote facility is permitted for use to prevent sanitary sewer overflows associated with wet weather.
The City's treatment facilities serve a population equivalent of 229,000 within a three city area with an average annual flow of 45 mgd. The facility staff of 53 employees provide Operations, Maintenance, Laboratory, Biosolids, and Administrative Services for both facilities.
WTP Operator I pay range: $22.29 – $27.14
WTP Operator II pay range: $25.07 – $30.62
What are the minimum qualifications? •Must pass the pre-employment background check and a physical abilities exam.
•For positions requiring a CDL, must be able to pass pre-employment drug test (including marijuana).
•Must have an valid driver's license and have a driving record that meets the City of Salem's driving standards.
Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator I •Graduation from High School or GED; and experience working in wastewater treatment plant operations in a plant using activated sludge treatment.
•Grade I Wastewater Treatment System Operator Certification. Candidates with out of state licenses will be required to obtain Oregon certification within six months of hire. Candidates with the education requirements but little experience will be required to obtain their Grade I certification by the end of their probation period.
•Oregon Class A Commercial Driver's License may be required for some assignments.
Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator II •Graduation from High School or GED; and experience at a Class II, or higher Wastewater Treatment System, sufficient to have met the requirements for the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality Grade II Certification. Grade II Wastewater Treatment System Operator Certification. Candidates with out of state licenses will be required to obtain Oregon certification within six months of hire.
•Oregon Class A Commercial Driver's License desirable.
Where can I find out more about the position?
Go to menu option for Class Specifications and search for the Wastewater Treatment Plant (WTP) Operator I or II where the class specification is posted in its entirety, or view by clicking here: WTP Operator I or WTP Operator II.
How can I apply?
Click on the green "Apply" button to complete your application. Make sure you specify how you meet the qualifications outlined in the class specification and complete the application and supplemental questions in its entirety. Employment will be conditional upon passing a criminal background check and DMV driving report.
APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:
555 Liberty St SE, Room 225
Salem, OR 97301
WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT OPERATOR I/II
Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator I/II Supplemental Questionnaire
* 1. Do you have a Class A (CDL) License?
* 2. Would you be willing to get a Class A (CDL) within 6 months of employment?
* 3. Do you currently have a Wastewater Treatment System Operator Certification?
* 4. Are you willing to work swing shift, night shift and/or weekends?
* 5. What grade of the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality Certification do you possess?
Checkbox Grade IV
Checkbox Grade III
Checkbox Grade II
Checkbox Grade I
Complete details: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/cityofsalem