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PW Wastewater Treatment Operator II

City of Salem
Keizer, OR 97303
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Salary: $26.47 - $32.33 Hourly
Job Type: Regular (Full-Time)
Job Number: 20-0553-04
Location: Keizer, OR
Department: Public Works Department

Job Summary
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 240,000 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.

The Public Works Department values employees and their professional development. If you are someone that takes pride in collaborating on innovative ideas, proactively responding to community needs, and being a good environmental and financial steward, we look forward to meeting you! The Public Works Department promotes a healthy work life balance, while maintaining the utmost dedication to the health, safety and welfare of our community, including our team!

What are the minimum qualifications?
  • High school graduate or GED; and demonstrated work experience at a wastewater or water treatment plant or experience and education as defined by operator certification level.
  • 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 a valid Oregon driver's license and have a driving record that meets the City of Salem's driving standards.
  • Three years of experience at a wastewater treatment plant, or two years of experience and one year of post high school experience sufficient to have met the requirements for the Oregon DEQ Grade II Wastewater Treatment System Operator Certification, with the ability to obtain the Grade II Wastewater Treatment System Operator Certification within six months.
  • 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.
    • Candidate with a Grade I Wastewater Treatment System Operator Certification must be able to obtain a Grade II Wastewater Treatment System Operator Certification within six months.
    • More information about Oregon Department of Environmental Quality Wastewater Operator Certification is available at: https://www.oregon.gov/deq/wq/wqpermits/Pages/Wastewater-Operator-Certification.aspx
  • All candidates must have experience working in wastewater treatment plant operations; in a plant using activated sludge treatment.

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 II where the class specification is posted in its entirety, or view by clicking here: WTP Operator II .

How can I apply?

The City of Salem invites individuals of all diverse communities and backgrounds to apply for our available job opportunities as we strive to provide the best service to everyone. The City of Salem is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all and has a culture that values diversity, equity, and inclusion. We believe that by welcoming differences, encouraging new ideas and views, listening to and learning from each other, we are better able to serve the community.

To apply, click on the green "Apply" button to complete your application. Make sure that you specify how you meet the qualifications outlined in the class specification and complete the application.

Applicants that meet the minimum qualifications as outlined above but not selected for this position may be placed on an eligibility list, and candidates may be hired from the list. Eligibility lists are valid for six months. The City will send email notifications to eligible candidates about potential hiring opportunities so please ensure your email settings accept our system generated email notifications.

You may subscribe for automatic notification of job openings at the City through the Job Interest Cards - sign up today!

For more information about employment at the City of Salem, please visit our website at www.cityofsalem.net/jobs .

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Posted: 2020-11-17 Expires: 2020-12-18

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City of Salem
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