Employment Opportunity

TREATMENT PLANT OPERATOR I/II or III

($28.11-$39.67/hour)
(Depending Upon Qualifications)

The Ojai Valley Sanitary District is seeking to fill one vacant Treatment Plant Operator position. This position will be filled at an Operator I, II or III level depending on experience and qualifications.

The Ojai Valley Sanitary District (District) provides sanitary sewer service, collection & treatment, for residents of the City of Ojai and the unincorporated Ojai Valley.

This position performs operating and maintenance/repair tasks in the wastewater treatment facility at levels ranging from an entry level Operator to an advanced journey-level Operator performing more complex & difficult operations and maintenance activities required in keeping the treatment plant functioning properly. An Operator II & III may functionally supervise less experienced Operators. Operators of all levels operate under the supervision of the Treatment Plant Supervisor. In all Operator levels when experience and skill increase, less supervision is required to perform the more complex tasks. Additional duties include but are not limited to housekeeping, assisting in the lab, biosolids handling and completing special projects.

Candidate must have the experience, knowledge and ability to: 1) perform routine monitoring & adjustment of plant manual and computerized control systems. Operate process equipment, values, start/stop pumps; read gauges & flow monitors; log and maintain accurate operational & maintenance records; 2) Perform routine to complex preventive & corrective maintenance of mechanical equipment such as removal, repair and/or repacking of pumps, valves, motors, water & chemical lines; 3) Operate mobile equipment such as tractors & dump truck in the handing of biosolids & compost operations.

Possession of or ability to obtain a valid Class C California Driver’s License within 3 months of employment and a driving record acceptable to District insurance carrier. Education equivalent to completion of twelfth grade or equivalent experience.

Operator I = One year of experience in the operation or maintenance of mechanical, electrical, and/or hydraulic equipment. Possession of, or ability to obtain, Grade I Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Certification from California State Water Resources Control Board within one year of employment.

Operator II = Two (2) years entry-level experience in the operation & maintenance of a wastewater treatment plant. Possession of, or ability to obtain, Grade II Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Certification from California State Water Resources Control Board within one year of employment.

Operator III = Two (2) years of journey-level experience in the operation & maintenance of a wastewater treatment plant. Possession of a current Grade III Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Certification from California State Water Resources Control Board.

Applications and information may be obtained on the District webpage www.ojaisan.org or from the District Office located at 1072 Tico Road, Ojai, California 93023, (805) 646-5548.

Candidates must submit a completed application, and current resume to the District office. Resumes will not be accepted in place of a completed agency application.

Applications will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. Thursday June 21, 2018. EOE

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