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Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator III

City of Salem
Keizer, OR 97303
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Salary: $28.66 - $35.07 Hourly
Job Type: Regular (Full-Time)
Job Number: 20-0561-01
Location: Keizer, OR
Department: Public Works Department

Job Summary
The City of Salem is looking to hire two (2) Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator III's tooperate the two (2) wastewater plants, Willow Lake Water Pollution Control Facility and the River Road Peak Wet Weather Treatment Facility, including being assigned as a shift lead worker. The work performed requires and is consistent with the Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Grade III certification.

Willow Lake is the primary treatment facility for the City with a dry weather secondary treatment capacity of 65 MGD, a wet weather secondary treatment capacity of 105 MGD, and a peak wet weather capacity of 155 MGD. It can be operated in trickling filter/activated sludge, conventional air activated sludge and in a combination of both processes plus selective treatment based on flow and load fluctuations.

The River Road Peak Wet Weather Treatment Facility is a high rate, physical/chemical ballasted flocculation facility with ultra-violet disinfection. This facility is operated only when flows at the Willow Lake Facility are above 95 MGD. Operation of this remote facility is permitted for use to prevent sanitary sewer overflows associated with wet weather.

The City's treatment facilities serve a population equivalent of 229,000 within a three-city area with an average annual flow of 45 MGD. The facility staff of 53 employees provide Operations, Maintenance, Laboratory, Biosolids, and Administrative Services for both facilities. Due to the plant's 24/7 work operations, employees bid for day/swing/night shift, and shift differential pay may be available depending on schedule. The successful candidate will serve as an "all shift rover". They will also be required to cover short-term vacancies on other shifts and/or workdays.

The Public Works Department values employees and their professional development. If you are someone that takes pride in collaborating on innovative ideas, proactively responding to community needs, and being a good environmental and financial steward, we look forward to meeting you! The Public Works Department promotes a healthy work life balance, while maintaining the utmost dedication to the health, safety and welfare of our community, including our team!

What are the minimum qualifications?
  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Grade III Oregon Wastewater Treatment Certification (or out of state equivalent with ability to obtain Oregon certification within 6 months).
  • Must pass the pre-employment background check.
  • Must have an Oregon Driver's license and have a driving record that meets the City of Salem's driving standards.
  • Oregon Class A (CDL) license desirable.

Where can I find out more about the position?

Go to the menu option for Class Specifications and search for WTP Operator 3 or view by clicking here.

How can I apply?

The City of Salem invites individuals of all diverse communities and backgrounds to apply for our available job opportunities as we strive to provide the best service to everyone. The City of Salem is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all and has a culture that values diversity, equity, and inclusion. We believe that by welcoming differences, encouraging new ideas and views, listening to and learning from each other, we are better able to serve the community.

To apply, click on the green "Apply" button to complete your application. Make sure that you specify how you meet the qualifications outlined in the class specification and complete the application.

Applicants that meet the minimum qualifications as outlined above but not selected for this position may be placed on an eligibility list, and candidates may be hired from the list. Eligibility lists are valid for six months. The City will send email notifications to eligible candidates about potential hiring opportunities so please ensure your email settings accept our system generated email notifications.

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For more information about employment at the City of Salem, please visit our website at www.cityofsalem.net/jobs .



Posted: 2020-11-14 Expires: 2020-12-15

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