Water Plant Operator II

Zone 7 Water Agency | Livermore, CA

Salary Range: $43.54 -$50.40/hour; - $90,563.20 - $104,832.00 /annually
Open Date: 08/03/2018
Close Date: 9/7/2018

Position Description

INTRODUCTION
THIS IS A NEW CONTINUOUS EXAMINATION. The eligible list resulting from this examination will cancel any existing list and may last approximately one year but can be extended. This examination may be reopened as necessary and the names of additional candidates merged onto the existing list according to examination score.

Applications and Supplemental Questionnaire: A properly completed Supplemental Questionnaire must be submitted with each application. Applications and Supplemental Questionnaires must be in the possession of the Human Resource Services Department by 5:00 p.m. on the Last Day for Filing. Postmarks are not accepted. Failure to submit the Supplemental Questionnaire will result in disqualification.

IN ADDITION TO COMPLETING AN ONLINE APPLICATION AND SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE, APPLICANTS MUST ALSO SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING:

1. Valid California Driver’s License

2. Grade II Water Treatment Operator Certificate Issued by the State of California

COMPUTER PRINTOUTS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. FAILURE TO SUBMIT ALL OF THE MATERIAL LISTED ABOVE WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION FROM THIS RECRUITMENT. All of the above material must be uploaded to the online application through the “Resume” tab; please upload and submit only one (1) PDF that contains all of the above material. DO NOT try to upload multiple documents.

DESCRIPTION

THE AGENCY

Zone 7 provides treated drinking water to four major water retailers serving around 220,000 residents and businesses. The retailers are: the City of Pleasanton; the City of Livermore; California Water Service Company – Livermore; and Dublin San Ramon Services District, which provides water service to Dublin and the Dougherty Valley area of San Ramon

THE POSITION

Under general supervision, to operate, inspect, and maintain water treatment plant, well field and distribution system equipment and facilities; and to perform related duties as required.

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE

In addition to meeting the minimum qualifications stated below, the ideal candidate will have demonstrated a track record of success in the following areas:

Possession of a valid Grade 2 or higher Water Treatment Operator Certificate issued by the State of California;
Passed Grade 3 Water Treatment Operator examination desirable;
Performs treatment plant and distribution system operations and basic maintenance activities using sound independent judgment within established guidelines;
Basic understanding of key regulations, as well as reporting procedures and requirements;
Knowledge of safety rules, regulations and work practices regarding water treatment plant chemicals and equipment;
Ability to follow established standard operating procedures, initiating action as appropriate to correct or notify others of quality issues;
Decision-making skills in order to identify and understand issues, problems, and opportunities and determine alternatives and appropriate action;
Proficiency in water treatment math and chemistry;
Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) and SCADA;
Ability and willingness to work in a variety of conditions, including outdoors in various weather conditions; rotating shifts, weekends, holidays and in emergencies; and with and around hazardous chemicals and equipment
Water Plant Operator II is the second-level trainee classification in the series. Under direct supervision, individuals continue to learn and perform treatment plant, well field and distribution system operations. Routine decisions are made within standard operating policies and procedures, subject to approval of a Water Plant Operator Ill and/or a supervisor. Individuals are eligible to advance to the journey level upon attainment of the required experience, proficiency and certification, typically after one year.

This class is distinguished from the Water Facilities Supervisor class, which is a supervisory class with 24-hour plant responsibility.

See entire job posting and required qualifications @
www.acgov.org

Position Qualifications

Either I

Experience:

The equivalent of one year of full-time experience involving the use of pumps, motors, and piping systems, such as are used in sewage works, refineries, food processing plants, large marine equipment installations, or similar facilities.

And

Possession of a valid Grade Ill Water Treatment Operator Certificate issued by the California Department of Health Services within 2-1/2 years of appointment to the class of Water Plant Operator II.

Or II

The equivalent of one year of full-time experience in operating a water treatment plant with a system capacity of 1OMGD.

And

Possession of a valid Grade Ill Water Treatment Operator Certificate issued by the California Department of Health Services within 2-1/2 years of appointment to the class of Water Plant Operator II.

License:

Possession of a valid California driver’s license.
Possession of a valid Grade II Water Treatment Operator Certificate issued by the California Department of Health Services.

NOTE: The Civil Service Commission may modify the above Minimum Qualifications in the announcement of an examination.

How to Apply

Alameda County Website www.acgov.org
Contact Email: www.acgov.org/hrs
Website: www.acgov.org