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Water Resources Operator I

Company: City of Mesa
Location: Mesa
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

Description/Duties

The current recruitment will be used to fill multiple vacancies in the Water Treatment and Water Reclamation plants. Offering salary may be made above the minimum of the posted salary range for this position depending upon qualifications and experience. Employees may progress through the full salary range, subject to their successful performance and annual budget approval.

A Water Resources Operator I is a two-year assignment where incumbents function as trainees and are responsible for learning how to operate and maintain the City of Mesa's water reclamation or potable water treatment plants (depending on assignment) during an assigned shift. During this two-year assignment the incumbent must meet requirements and expectations outlined in the criteria-based promotion document. Incumbents in this class will work only on a shift where an experienced Operator is present. As experience is gained and skill level increases, the intensity of supervision will gradually decrease. An employee in this class is expected to use appropriate safety equipment and follow safety procedures in performing assignments. This class performs related duties as required.

An employee in this class is exposed to such job hazards as toxic chemicals, methane gas, chlorine gas, ozone, hydrogen sulfide, raw sewage, sludge, and adverse weather conditions. During the training process, this employee will learn to perform all of the job duties as required. This class is distinguished from the Water Resources Operator II class by working on a shift where an experienced operator is present, while the latter works on a shift independently. Employees in this class may be required to work rotating shifts. The Water Resources Operator I receives close-to-general supervision from the Water Resources Plant Supervisor, who reviews the employee's work in progress through meetings and by the evaluation of results achieved. A Water Resources Operator I will be eligible to progress to the Water Resources Operator II class by noncompetitive promotion upon meeting the specific criteria-based promotion requirements of experience, performance, certification, and on the job training. An incumbent who fails to complete the training and noncompetitive, criteria-based promotion within the two years of hire may be transferred, demoted, or terminated. This class is FLSA nonexempt.

Please refer to the link below for the full job description and additional information regarding assignments, preferred qualifications, and essential functions.

Qualifications & Requirements

Employee Values: All employees of the City of Mesa are expected to uphold and exhibit the City's shared employee values of Knowledge, Respect, and Integrity.

Minimum Qualifications Required.

Potable Water Treatment Assignment: Any combination of training, education, or experience equivalent to graduation from high school or GED. Some (6 months - 1 year) experience in a water treatment plant, water distribution systems, or closely related operation.

Water Reclamation Plant Assignment:Any combination of training, education, or experience equivalent to graduation from high school or GED. Some (6 months - 1 year) experience in a wastewater treatment plant, wastewater collection systems, or a closely related operation.

SpecialRequirements. Must possess a valid Class D Arizona Driver's License by hire date. Must meet the physical standards and requirements for the wearing of a Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) respiratory protection equipment. Must meet the qualifications to wear a tight-fitting respirator by passing a medical evaluation in accordance with Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1910.134 by hire or promotion date and must maintain certification. Must obtain a 40-hour Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HazWoper) Certification as per the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) within in 1 year, and must attend an eight-hour refresher course annually to maintain certification.

Potable Water Treatment Plant Assignment:Must possess a Grade I (or higher) Water Treatment System Operator certification from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) or equivalent certification from another state through reciprocity with Arizona by application date. Certification through reciprocity must be obtained within three months of hire or promotion. Incumbents must obtain a Grade II and Grade III Water Treatment System Operator certification from the ADEQ within two years of hire or promotion. Shall be responsible for acquiring a minimum of 30 Professional Development Hours (PDH's) every three years to maintain ADEQ Certification.

Water Reclamation Plant Assignment:Mustpossess aGrade I (or higher)WastewaterTreatment System Operator certification from the ADEQor equivalent certification from another statethrough reciprocity with Arizona byapplication date. Certification through reciprocity must be obtained within three months of hire or promotion. Incumbents must obtain aGradeII and GradeIIIWastewaterTreatment System Operator Certification from the ADEQwithin two years ofhire or promotion. Shall be responsible for acquiring a minimum of 30 PDH's every three years and maintain ADEQ Certification.

SubstanceAbuseTesting. Dueto thesafetyand/or securitysensitivenatureof this classification, individuals shall be subject to pre-employment orpre-placement alcohol, drugand/or controlled substancetestingas outlined in Citypolicyand procedures.

Preferred/DesirableQualifications. Completion of at least 15 semester hours of college coursework in Water Technology, Environmental or Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Maintenance/Repair, Manufacturing Equipment Maintenance/Repair, or any related curriculum. Grade II (or higher) ADEQ Wastewater Treatment or Water Treatment System Operator Certification(by assignment).

Link to Job Description

http://apps.mesaaz.gov/JobDescriptions/Documents/JobDescriptions/cs4203.pdf

Keywords: City of Mesa, Mesa , Water Resources Operator I, Other , Mesa, Arizona

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