Combined Sewer & Waster Operator - OIT, Level I, II, or III
March 7, 2018
3445.00 - 6012.00
Full Time - Experienced
Operator in Training (OIT): OIT will be considered with expectation of obtaining the Group I Wastewater Certification within one year of hire. OIT requires three (3) months of domestic wastewater treatment plant operating experience, three (3) relevant college credits or continuing education units (CEU) can be used to substitute the operating experience.
Job Summary Primarily responsible for the operation of the wastewater treatment plants and water distribution systems of the County to ensure appropriate treatment of wastewater and drinking water for the citizens.
Examples of Duties Performs all functions necessary for the successful operation of wastewater treatment facilities, collection systems, public water systems, and distribution systems; maintains, troubleshoots, and repairs system machinery and equipment in accordance with established schedules and for emergency repairs; monitors the wastewater plant effluent water quality; operates the wastewater laboratory; collects samples and performs laboratory tests to insure compliance with established permits and regulations; inspects treatment plant sites; performs new construction utility hook ups; locates underground utilities; maintains grounds and buildings; responds to customer’s complaints and questions; generates reports, standard operating procedures, manuals, and other documents; completes records and logs; performs collections; attends training needed to maintain licenses and to be informed of new regulations and technologies; provides status updates and reports problems to management and provides recommendations.
Application & Selection Process Applicants are required to submit a Mason County Application. The completed application may include additional pages of employment history using the application format, and a resume may be attached. The completed application will be used as the primary document to determine if minimum qualifications are met for this recruitment. Misrepresentation, incomplete, or inaccurate entries may be the cause of application rejection, removal from the employment list, or discharge from county service. Applicants will be screened based upon education and experience, and the top candidates will be scheduled for interviews. Selection factors will include demonstrated knowledge and abilities for the particular position. Only those candidates chosen for
Eligible applicants must meet the following minimum requirements: High school graduate or GED, ability to work in all weather conditions, evenings, and weekends, plus on-call. Possess a WA State Driver’s License or have appropriate accommodation. Level I requirements– Experience in monitoring and/or maintenance of mechanical systems and WA State Department of Ecology Group I Wastewater Treatment Plant Certification and the WA State Department of Health Water Distribution Specialist Certification. Level II requirements – Possess a WA State Department of Ecology Group II Wastewater Treatment Plant Certification, WA State Department of Health Water Distribution Manager 1 Certification, and Wastewater Collection Specialist 1 Certification by Washington Wastewater Collection Personnel Association. Level III requirements - Possess a WA State Department of Ecology Group III Wastewater Treatment Plant Certification, WA State Department of Health Water Distribution Manager II Certification within a year of hire, and Wastewater Collection Specialist 1 certification by Washington Wastewater Collection Personnel Association.
Internal Number: 18-15
About Mason County
The mission of Mason County government is to provide essential and mandated services which will preserve and benefit the health, safety, and welfare of the general public in a professional and courteous manner through the effective and equitable management of available public resources.
Mason County government recognizes that its employees and volunteers are the foundation upon which these services are provided.