Water Plant Operator II

Zone 7 Water Agency | Livermore

Salary Range: $ 90,563.20 - $104,832.00/year
Open Date: 12/21/2018
Close Date: 1/24/2019

Position Description

THE POSITION
Job Announcement: Water Plant Operator II, Zone 7 – County of Alameda

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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.

Position Qualifications

M I N I M U M Q U A L I F I C A T I O N S
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.

K N O W L E D G E A N D S K I L L S

The suitably qualified candidates will possess the following competencies:
Knowledge of:
• Water treatment principles, practices, methods, tools and equipment.
• Operation, basic maintenance and cleaning of water treatment plant and distribution system equipment and facilities,
including centrifugal pumps, electrical motors, and piping and control systems.
• Mechanical, electrical and hydraulic principles.
• Safety rules, regulations and work practices, particularly in reference to hazardous chemicals.
• Standard chemical and physical tests of water.
• Basic arithmetical calculations.
Abilities:
• Performing treatment plant and distribution system operations and maintenance activities, using sound independent
judgment within established guidelines.
• Recognizing unusual, inefficient or dangerous operating conditions and taking appropriate action.
• Making operating and maintenance adjustments to water treatment and distribution equipment and facilities.
• Performing standard water quality tests.
• Reading, interpreting and recording data from charts, gauges and meters.
• Keeping accurate records and preparing simple reports.
• Making basic arithmetical calculations quickly and accurately.
• Using a computer keyboard to enter and retrieve information.
• Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
OTHER REQUIREMENTS
Requires willingness and ability to:
• Work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions
• Work rotating shifts, weekends, holidays, and in emergencies
• Work with and around hazardous chemicals
• Wear respiratory protection equipment
Requires sufficient physical strength and agility to perform equipment operation, inspection and maintenance tasks, and to
unload, store and transfer supplies and equipment.

How to Apply

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.
Contact Email: www.acgov.org/hrs Anna Montoya, Human Resources Analyst III Human Resource Services Division, County of Alameda 510-271-6459
Website: www.acgov.org