King County Wastewater Treatment Division

King County is committed to recovering and reusing the products of the wastewater treatment process. Beneficially recycling the treated water and nutrient-rich biosolids, and recovering energy from waste gases increases the efficiency of our wastewater treatment plants, conserves resources, protects the environment and saves money.
We protect water quality and prevent water pollution by providing wastewater treatment to 17 cities and 17 local sewer utilities. Wastewater Treatment Division serves about 1.5 million people, including most urban areas of King County and parts of south Snohomish County and northeast Pierce County.

 

11 job(s) at King County Wastewater Treatment Division

King County, WA Renton, Washington, United States
Jul 01, 2022
Full Time
Summary The King County Wastewater Treatment Division (WTD) has a staffing need for an experienced and technically proficient Wastewater Treatment Operator. The responsibilities includes operating, monitoring and maintaining wastewater treatment and odor control equipment, systems and processes in wastewater treatment facility and/or the collection and conveyance systems. Responsibilities may also include coordinating, training and providing technical expertise to other wastewater operations staff. Independently troubleshoot, problem-solve, and make decisions when performing duties, particularly in unusual and/or emergency situations. Subject to after-hours call out for such situations. WHO IS ELIGIBLE: This is a transfer-eligible posting and is open to S.E.I.U. Wastewater Local 925 members. This posting may be used to establish a list of qualified candidates for any Career Service, Special Duty Assignment or Term Limited Temporary openings in the following six months. WORK LOCATION: South Treatment Plant - 1200 Monster Road SW, Renton, WA WORK SCHEDULE: The treatment plants are operated 24/7. Applicants must be available to work any and all assigned shift schedules. Day Operations and Offsite Operations work a 4 x 10 schedule; shift Crews work a rotating shift schedule consisting of 2-11.7 hour day shifts followed by 2-11.7 hour night shifts followed by 4 days off. Applicants must be available to work any and all locations and assigned shift schedules. This position is covered under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and is overtime eligible. Job Duties Operate, monitor and maintain wastewater and odor control equipment and facilities. Operate, monitor and maintain biological, chemical, mechanical and hydraulic processes at wastewater treatment plants, collection system pump and regulator stations and associated facilities. Conduct sampling and test analysis of wastewater and recommend changes to process to meet federal and Washington State permits and regulations and to optimize wastewater plant performance. Train others on site-specific areas or through on-the-job training. Perform maintenance on wastewater treatment plant and associated facilities, including buildings equipment, and grounds. Duties include cleaning, servicing operating equipment, mowing lawns and performing housekeeping tasks. Communicate with the public, construction personnel, consultants, and engineers to resolve complaints, provide construction assistance, give tours and carry out related duties. Exchange information on wastewater operations, maintenance and processes with staff involved in process control, maintenance, facilities services, off-site facilities services and other areas. Respond to unusual occurrences and assist in emergency responses. Operate, monitor and control wastewater equipment and systems using complex computer systems. Record technical data and daily activities on logs Perform all essential duties in compliance with safety guidelines, policies and regulations. Be available to work all shift schedules Be on-call to respond to unusual occurrences and emergencies Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills Knowledge of wastewater treatment processes, including preliminary, primary, secondary, digestion, gas handling systems, sludge handling and plant-wide air, water, electrical and hydraulic support systems. Knowledge of collection systems, including pump stations, regulator stations and miscellaneous structures, and of disinfecting methods Knowledge of mechanical and electrical theory, cross connections, and pumps Knowledge of wastewater terminology and process control Knowledge of industrial safety procedures and practices Knowledge of and skill in applying sampling, testing and laboratory procedures Skill in verbal and written communication techniques and principles and ability to read, write and follow oral and written instructions Skill in reading, recording and interpreting information from field devices Skill in operating basic hand and power tools and specialized equipment Skill in operating complex computer control systems and identifying normal and abnormal operating conditions Skill in the interpretation and application of technical information from plant drawings, operations and maintenance manuals, and lab tests Ability to work rotating shifts including nights, weekends and holidays and demonstrate predictable, reliable and timely attendance Ability to work during adverse and inclement weather conditions Ability to lift and carry equipment weighing up to 50 pounds Ability to work in confined spaces, climb in and out of tanks using ladders, and work around noxious odors, heat and high noise levels Ability to effectively engage in and sustain relationships with people from diverse cultures and socio-economic backgrounds Ability to work independently and as a team member Demonstrated proficiency with business applications, such as Microsoft Office suite LICENSING / CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Washington State Group II or higher Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator certification from the Washington State Department of Ecology or out-of-state equivalency which must be converted to a Washington certification within one year of employment Washington State Driver's License CPR and first aid certification - can be achieved within the first six months of employment Additional licenses, certifications and other requirements determined to be necessary to meet the business needs of the employing unit may be required. SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION The position requires the ability to work all shift schedules and required to report to work during adverse and inclement weather conditions. Incumbents perform field work at one or more wastewater treatment plant(s), collection system pump and regulator stations and associated facilities, and are required to be able to lift and carry equipment weighing up to 50 pounds, use stairways and ladders. Possible exposure to biological and chemical hazards and noxious odors will be part of this position. Supplemental Information Application and Selection Process: Application materials will be screened for clarity, completeness including online application, cover letter and resume, and responsiveness to the list of qualifications, skills, and abilities. The most competitive candidates may be invited to participate in one or more panel interviews. Applications without the following required materials may not be considered for this position. King County ApplicationResponses to supplemental questions UNION MEMBERSHIP: This position is represented by S.E.I.U., Wastewater Local 925. For more information regarding this recruitment, please contact: Rodney O. Dungo Human Resource Analyst rdungo@kingcounty.gov Forbes recently named King County as one of Washington State's best employers. Together, with leadership and our employees, we're changing the way government delivers service and winning national recognition as a model of excellence. Are you ready to make a difference? Come join the team dedicated to serving one of the nation's best places to live, work and play. Guided by our " True North ", we are making King County a welcoming community where every person can thrive. We value diversity, inclusion and belonging in our workplace and workforce. To reach this goal we are committed to workforce equity. Equitable recruiting, support, and retention is how we will obtain the highest quality workforce in our region; a workforce that shares and will help advance our guiding principles--we are one team; we solve problems; we focus on the customer; we drive for results; we are racially just; we respect all people; we lead the way; and we are responsible stewards. We encourage people of all backgrounds and identities to apply, including Native American and people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ+, people living with disabilities, and veterans. COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement King County Executive Branch employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are the successful candidate for the position you applied for, the County will send you a conditional offer letter. As a condition of employment, prior to a final offer of employment, you will be required to: submit proof of vaccination, or have an approved request for medical or religious exemption and an approved accommodation. Philosophical, political, scientific, or sociological objections to vaccination will not be considered for an exemption or accommodation. People are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the final dose of a vaccination approved by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Executive Branch includes employees in the Executive branch, the Assessor's Office, Elections, the King County Sheriff's Office, and the Executive Office. King County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer No person is unlawfully excluded from employment opportunities based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class. Our EEO policy applies to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, selection for training, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation. To Apply If you are interested in pursuing this position, please follow the application instructions carefully. If you need this announcement in an alternate language or format, would like to request accommodation or assistance in the application or assessment process or if you have questions please contact your recruiter listed on this job announcement. Closing Date/Time: 7/14/2022 11:59 PM Pacific
King County, WA Seattle, Washington, United States
Jul 01, 2022
Full Time
Summary This is a great opportunity to apply your engineering skills in solving real world problems to improve our regional infrastructure, environment, and water quality. You will combine data, analysis, and science to develop, synthesize, and communicate model simulations of sewer flows, wastewater conveyance and treatment plant operations, water and sediment quality. All your work will contribute to improving regional sustainability and support thriving, resilient neighborhoods and communities. You will have the opportunity to work individually and as part of a team with a wide range of people throughout WTD, with consultants and other governmental agencies. In addition, you will support major Wastewater Treatment Division planning programs, such as the Conveyance System Improvements, Combined Sewer Overflow, and Treatment Plant Planning Programs as well as providing project support to individual capital projects. You can expect work assignments to progressively increase in scope, complexity, and expectations commensurate with your demonstrated abilities and interests. We strive to provide learning opportunities with work tasks when possible and focus on developing a wide breadth of knowledge within our workgroup. The Modeling Group provides cost-effective analyses and predictions of the quality and quantity of water to support capital project planning, design and operating decisions/strategies that affect the protection and improvement of public health and the environment. Our group is an open and supportive group of professionals dedicated to producing high quality products that inform many aspects of WTD. Our work spans a wide range of activities, including calibrating models, analyzing data, collecting field data, evaluating design questions, addressing climate change and sea level rise issues, and solving urban hydrology problems. Modeling works together as a team but also provides individual autonomy and responsibility to complete work tasks. We seek to understand the big picture, encourage innovation, and strive to improve how we do our work. We have a strong work ethic and equally strong belief in a balanced work-life ethic. A successful person in this position will continually be expanding their knowledge about many aspects of WTD's system. This includes the details of WTD conveyance systems, how groups within WTD and other organizations work, the details of models, modeling software and best practices, unusual hydraulic situations, the interaction of controls and hydraulics, hydrology and green infrastructure and I/I work to reduce peak flows. The ability to balance multiple tasks and goals including learning, work to move projects forward, and to solve problems in a timely manner requires engineering knowledge and the ability to quickly adapt to new situations, to listen and to communicate in ways others can understand. Job Duties Perform hydrologic and hydraulic modeling for combined and separated sewer systems Calibrate computer models and perform hydraulic modeling to determine sizing of conveyance and combined sewer overflow facilities. Develop wastewater flow projections to assess future wastewater facility needs. Perform Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) modeling Develop data analysis, data management systems, and graphical display programs for computer model input/output. Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills Working Conditions: Telecommuting Requirement The work associated with this position will be performed predominantly by telecommuting, with occasional onsite work and meetings, as influenced by business needs. Employee will have access to shared workspaces at various King County facilities. Employees must reside in WA state and within a reasonable distance to their King County worksite to respond to workplace reporting requirements. Employees will be provided with a County issued laptop and must maintain a workspace with an internet connection (access may be supplemented in some situations) where they can reliably perform work and remain available and responsive during scheduled work hours. Please note that when an employee conducts work that is likely to bring them in contact with another individual, safety precautions are required by the department in alignment with the Public Health Directive from the Seattle & King County Public Health Officer. King County is doing its part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and remains committed to reducing our carbon footprint. To support employees during this time King County has a robust collection of tools and resources to support working remotely. The individual selected for this opportunity will be joining an innovative and progressive team. Work Location: Primarily teleworking and the King Street Center 201 S. Jackson St., Seattle WA 98104. There will be an expectation to travel to various worksites throughout King and South Snohomish County as needed for your work. Work Schedule: This position is exempt from the overtime provision of the Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA) and is not overtime eligible. This full-time position works a 40-hour work week, Monday through Friday. Union Representation: This position is represented by Technical Employees Association (TEA). REQUIRED LICENSES, EXPERIENCE, QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS: Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or related field. An Engineer-in-Training (EIT) certificate or BS plus four years of engineering work commensurate with an EIT. The training and/or experience should include a preponderance or sewer and/or surface water modeling experience. Demonstrated experience synthesizing technical information and communicating in writing and verbally to both technical and non-technical audiences. Preferred Qualifications: Strong background in numerical wastewater, stormwater, and/or water quality modeling. Experience calibrating the hydrologic, hydraulic and/or water quality responses for sewer, stormwater, or receiving water systems. Strong understanding of hydraulics, including unusual or severe situations that may impact facilities or data collection. Strong computer programming experience (e.g., Python, FORTRAN, Visual Basic, VBA, R, MATLAB, C, C++, etc.) Experience calibrating sewer, stormwater or water quality models, such as the RDII, MOUSEHD, and RTC modules of the MOUSE/MIKE Urban model. Experience with free-surface CFD models. Strong Excel spreadsheet programming experience. Graduate degree in Engineering Knowledge of King County and City of Seattle sewer systems and controls. Experience using an automated calibration tool. Competencies Required: Action Oriented - Readily takes action on challenges, without unnecessary planning. Identifies and seized new opportunities. Displays a can-do attitude in good and bad times. Steps up to handle tough issues. Nimble Learning - Learns quickly when facing new situations. Experiments to find new solutions. Takes on the challenge of unfamiliar tasks. Extracts lessons learned from failures and mistakes. Application Instructions: All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. Application and Selection Process: Application materials will be screened for clarity, completeness including online application, cover letter and resume, and responsiveness to the list of qualifications, skills, and abilities. The most viable candidates may be invited to participate in one or more panel interviews. Applications without the following required materials may not be considered for this position. King County application Resume Cover Letter detailing your background and what you can bring to this position Responses to supplemental questions Union Representation: This position is represented by the Technical Employee's Association (TEA). If you are interested in pursuing this position, please follow the application instructions carefully. If you need this announcement in an alternate language or format, would like to request accommodation or assistance in the application or assessment process, if you have questions related to this recruitment process, please contact at diana.eberly@kingcounty.gov Supplemental Information WHO ARE WE? WTD is committed to the principles of equity and social justice. We value diverse perspectives and life experiences in our workforce and are committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive environment. WTD strives to provide equitable services to residents and businesses across King County. About the Wastewater Treatment Division (WTD): WTD protects water quality and public health in the central Puget Sound region by providing high quality treatment to wastewater collected from local sewer agencies. WTD includes 650 employees across multiple facilities and serves 1.5 million people. To our agency, success means clean water. It means honoring our legacy while keeping a promise to another generation that our beautiful environment will be there for them to enjoy. It also means being accountable to our ratepayers and operating a well-managed agency. To learn more about the Wastewater Treatment Division click on the below links: http://www.kingcounty.gov/environment/wtd/About.aspx http://www.kingcounty.gov/environment/wtd/About/Vision.aspx WHY WORK FOR KING COUNTY? King County was named "Best-in-State Employer" in the Forbes magazine 2019, ranking 16 on the list of best employers in Washington State, visit Awards given to King County to see more! King County's Investing in YOU initiative to build a workplace where ALL employees can thrive, and become the nation's Best Run Government. Enjoy a balanced life with benefits that support you! WHY IT'S WORTH TAKING A SECOND LOOK AT WORKING FOR KING COUNTY: http://kingcounty.gov/audience/employees/careers/why-work-here.aspx COMMITMENT TO EQUITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE As the only jurisdiction in the world named after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., one of the most influential civil rights leaders in our nation's history, King County is a vibrant international community with residents that represent countries from around the world. It is a region with increasing diversity that cherishes the traditions of many cultures. We have a deep commitment to equity and social justice and advancing practices, strategies, and policies that promote fairness, justice, and opportunity for all - in our workplaces and our communities. With this commitment, King County has adopted a pro-equity agenda to advance regional change and ensure that residents from vulnerable communities are incorporated into our emergency planning and public outreach efforts. To learn more, please visit: http://www.kingcounty.gov/elected/executive/equity-social-justice.aspx Forbes recently named King County as one of Washington State's best employers. Together, with leadership and our employees, we're changing the way government delivers service and winning national recognition as a model of excellence. Are you ready to make a difference? Come join the team dedicated to serving one of the nation's best places to live, work and play. Guided by our "True North" , we are making King County a welcoming community where every person can thrive. We value diversity, inclusion and belonging in our workplace and workforce. To reach this goal we are committed to workforce equity. Equitable recruiting, support, and retention is how we will obtain the highest quality workforce in our region; a workforce that shares and will help advance our guiding principles--we are one team; we solve problems; we focus on the customer; we drive for results; we are racially just; we respect all people; we lead the way; and we are responsible stewards. We encourage people of all backgrounds and identities to apply, including Native American and people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ+, people living with disabilities, and veterans. COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement King County Executive Branch employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are the successful candidate for the position you applied for, the County will send you a conditional offer letter. As a condition of employment, prior to a final offer of employment, you will be required to: submit proof of vaccination, or have an approved request for medical or religious exemption and an approved accommodation. Philosophical, political, scientific, or sociological objections to vaccination will not be considered for an exemption or accommodation. People are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the final dose of a vaccination approved by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Executive Branch includes employees in the Executive branch, the Assessor's Office, Elections, the King County Sheriff's Office, and the Executive Office. King County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer No person is unlawfully excluded from employment opportunities based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class. Our EEO policy applies to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, selection for training, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation. To Apply If you are interested in pursuing this position, please follow the application instructions carefully. If you need this announcement in an alternate language or format, would like to request accommodation or assistance in the application or assessment process or if you have questions please contact the recruiter listed on this job announcement. Closing Date/Time: 7/25/2022 11:59 PM Pacific
King County, WA Renton, Washington, United States
Jun 30, 2022
Full Time
Summary The King County Wastewater Treatment Division (WTD) has a staffing need for an experienced and technically proficient Industrial Maintenance Mechanic. The responsibilities includes repairing, maintaining, overhauling and installing a variety of machinery, including pumps, motors, grinders, blowers, compressors, presses, injection systems and hydraulic and pneumatic equipment to a journey level. The work associated with this position will primarily be performed onsite; this is not a telework position. Employees must reside in WA state and within a reasonable distance to their King County worksite to respond to workplace reporting requirements. Please note that when an employee conducts work that is likely to bring them in contact with another individual, safety precautions are required by the department in alignment with the Public Health Directive from the Seattle & King County Public Health Officer. The individual selected for this opportunity will be joining an innovative and progressive team. King County is doing its part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and remains committed to reducing our carbon footprint. WHO IS ELIGIBLE: This position is open to all qualified candidates. First consideration will be given to qualified S.E.I.U., Wastewater Local 925 internal candidates. T his posting may be used to establish a list of qualified candidates for any Career Service, Special Duty Assignment or Term Limited Temporary openings in the following six months at any of the three treatment plants. WORK LOCATION: South Treatment Plant - 1200 Monster Rd SW, Renton, WA 98057. WORK SCHEDULE: This position works a 4 day/10 hours per day schedule. Candidates must be available to work any assigned schedule. This position is covered under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and is overtime eligible. Job Duties Maintain, repair, troubleshoot and overhaul a variety of complex machinery. Install, repair, maintain and design piping and plumbing systems for sewage, water, gases, chemicals and solids using appropriate materials. Design, fabricate and repair plant piping, equipment guards and bases using welding equipment, metal inert and tungsten inert gases, arc, cutting, torch and plasma cutter and plastic welder. Install, design and fabricate a variety of metal fixtures including vents, air ducts, doors, louvers, containers, equipment covers, machinery bases and support members. Plan equipment repairs using blueprints, engineering drawings, computer-aided design, Maintenance Information Management System (MIMS), operations and maintenance manuals, vendor data, catalogs, internet or intranet information, work with Computer-Aided Design (CAD) personnel to provide as-built drawings to facilitate parts and material ordering, equipment assembly and modifications. Operate, maintain and inspect mobile/overhead cranes and forklifts (up to 40 tons) to remove, maintain and install multi-ton industrial machinery using safe rigging techniques. Operate a variety of machine shop equipment including fusion machines, hot saws, band saws, mills, lathes, radial drill, hydraulic press and surface grinder to fabricate parts, sleeves, shafts, bushings, cutters. Make tools and repair threads to meet design specifications according to the manufacturer's blueprints. Use testing equipment and software, measurement, vibration and ultrasonic techniques in the evaluation and troubleshooting of equipment problems. Lead the work for the assigned crew involved in the repair, overhaul, installation, and maintenance of equipment as determined by the supervisor. Perform other duties as assigned. Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills Knowledge of the mechanical maintenance trade which is typically found in two years of working experience as a millwright or related occupation which includes a broad scope of mechanical maintenance responsibilities Knowledge of the application of plumbing techniques and principles; knowledge of all types of welding techniques and principles including flat position welding; knowledge of the use of vibration analysis techniques, measurements, test equipment and software in troubleshooting and/or maintaining rotating machinery; knowledge of the application of pump/motor overhaul techniques and principles Knowledge of packing, bearings, and mechanical seals; knowledge of in reading schematic drawings Knowledge of the use and care of power and hand tools and their safe operation; basic knowledge of carpentry techniques to build supports for the repair and overhaul of machinery Knowledge of safety procedures associated with handling hazardous materials Knowledge of using an automated maintenance work order system; knowledge and demonstrated skill in using a computer and associated software Knowledge of the application of lubrication principles and techniques Demonstrated skill in the use of troubleshooting equipment, machinist measuring techniques and tools and the operation of mills, lathes and drill press Excellent oral and written communication techniques and principles; able to apply these skill in reading, writing, and following oral and written instructions Skill in working with a diverse group of individuals in varying occupations and varying skill levels Skill in working in a team environment LICENSING / CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: A valid Washington State Driver's License CPR and first aid certification (highly desired) OTHER REQUIREMENTS: The position requires the ability to work all shift schedules and required to report to work during adverse and inclement weather conditions Incumbents perform field work and are required to lift and carry equipment weighing up to 50 pounds, use ladders, and work around noxious odors and high noises levels. Supplemental Information Application and Selection Process: Application materials will be screened for clarity, completeness including online application, cover letter and resume, and responsiveness to the list of qualifications, skills, and abilities. The most competitive candidates may be invited to participate in one or more panel interviews. Applications without the following required materials may not be considered for this position. King County ApplicationResponses to supplemental questions UNION MEMBERSHIP: This position is represented by S.E.I.U., Wastewater Local 925. For more information regarding this recruitment, please contact: Rodney O. Dungo Human Resource Analyst rdungo@kingcounty.gov Forbes recently named King County as one of Washington State's best employers. Together, with leadership and our employees, we're changing the way government delivers service and winning national recognition as a model of excellence. Are you ready to make a difference? Come join the team dedicated to serving one of the nation's best places to live, work and play. Guided by our " True North ", we are making King County a welcoming community where every person can thrive. We value diversity, inclusion and belonging in our workplace and workforce. To reach this goal we are committed to workforce equity. Equitable recruiting, support, and retention is how we will obtain the highest quality workforce in our region; a workforce that shares and will help advance our guiding principles--we are one team; we solve problems; we focus on the customer; we drive for results; we are racially just; we respect all people; we lead the way; and we are responsible stewards. We encourage people of all backgrounds and identities to apply, including Native American and people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ+, people living with disabilities, and veterans. COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement King County Executive Branch employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are the successful candidate for the position you applied for, the County will send you a conditional offer letter. As a condition of employment, prior to a final offer of employment, you will be required to: submit proof of vaccination, or have an approved request for medical or religious exemption and an approved accommodation. Philosophical, political, scientific, or sociological objections to vaccination will not be considered for an exemption or accommodation. People are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the final dose of a vaccination approved by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Executive Branch includes employees in the Executive branch, the Assessor's Office, Elections, the King County Sheriff's Office, and the Executive Office. King County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer No person is unlawfully excluded from employment opportunities based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class. Our EEO policy applies to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, selection for training, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation. To Apply If you are interested in pursuing this position, please follow the application instructions carefully. If you need this announcement in an alternate language or format, would like to request accommodation or assistance in the application or assessment process or if you have questions please contact your recruiter listed on this job announcement. Closing Date/Time: 7/13/2022 11:59 PM Pacific
King County, WA Renton, Washington, United States
Jun 28, 2022
Full Time
Summary This position will perform a wide variety of routine manual work in the maintenance and repair of wastewater treatment buildings and grounds at the South Treatment Plant (Renton) . The work associated with this position will primarily be performed onsite; this is not a telework position. Employees must reside in WA state and within a reasonable distance to their King County worksite to respond to workplace reporting requirements. Please note that when an employee conducts work that is likely to bring them in contact with another individual, safety precautions are required by the department in alignment with the Public Health Directive from the Seattle & King County Public Health Officer. The individual selected for this opportunity will be joining an innovative and progressive team. King County is doing its part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and remains committed to reducing our carbon footprint WHO MAY APPLY: This position is open to all qualified S.E.I.U., Wastewater Local 925 internal members. This posting may be used to create a list of eligible candidates to fill career service and/or TLT vacancies that may occur during the following six months at either of the three treatment plants (South Plant, Brightwater, West Point). WORK LOCATION: South Treatment Plant - 1200 Monster Rd SW, Renton, WA 98057. WORK SCHEDULE: This position works a 4 day/10 hours per day schedule. Candidates must be available to work any assigned schedule. This position is covered under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and is overtime eligible. Job Duties Assist other staff in carrying out general preventive maintenance such as but not limited to gardening, cleaning, operating equipment, and assisting operations and maintenance positions in accomplishing work assignments at the Wastewater Treatment Plant and associated facilities. Operate a variety of equipment, machinery and/or vehicles such as; hand and power tools, landscape equipment, tractors, forklifts, cranes, vacuum trucks, backhoes, portable pumps, dump trucks, etc. Perform light maintenance tasks such as but not limited to changing light bulbs, inspections of safety equipment, inspection of HVAC systems to change filters, fire hydrant inspections, sweep and mop, wash windows, hosing, exterior facilities. Perform digester cleaning, tank cleaning, odor control, carbon changes, storm drain and catch basin cleaning, emergency bypass channel cleaning, in-plant and off-site locations. Respond to unusual occurrence and assist in emergency situations. Act as back-up for specific gardening, custodial, painting, and other support assignments. Maintain daily written and/or computerized logs and complete work requests for assignments. Use and work around chemicals associated with wastewater treatment facilities, buildings, and grounds such as cleaning agents, solvents, fertilizers, herbicides, etc. Work schedule may be reassigned to work alternative schedules or occasional nights and/or weekends. Perform work according to business and team standards and complies with safety guidelines, policies and regulations. Perform other duties as assigned. Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills Basic math skills and how to apply mathematical formulas Experience in the operation and use of hand and power tools Experience in the operation and use of pneumatic tools Experience in the operation of small and large equipment Experience in the operation of industrial steam cleaners Ability to operate a Multi Utility Loader and Sweeper, Dump Truck, Front Loader, and Sander Ability to lift and move up to 50 pounds Ability to work in confined space areas Ability to work at heights up to 30 feet - with all required PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) LICENSING / CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: A valid Driver's License HIGHLY DESIRED: Forklift certification Flagging and Traffic control certifications Commercial Driver's License class A endorsement, with Tanker Pesticide Spray License Additional licenses, certifications and other requirements determined to be necessary to meet the business needs of the employing unit may be required. Supplemental Information Application and Selection Process: Application materials will be screened for clarity, completeness including online application, cover letter and resume, and responsiveness to the list of qualifications, skills, and abilities. The most competitive candidates may be invited to participate in one or more panel interviews. Applications without the following required materials may not be considered for this position. King County ApplicationResponses to supplemental questions UNION MEMBERSHIP: This position is represented by S.E.I.U., Wastewater Local 925. For more information regarding this recruitment, please contact: Rodney O. Dungo Human Resource Analyst rdungo@kingcounty.gov Forbes recently named King County as one of Washington State's best employers. Together, with leadership and our employees, we're changing the way government delivers service and winning national recognition as a model of excellence. Are you ready to make a difference? Come join the team dedicated to serving one of the nation's best places to live, work and play. Guided by our "True North" , we are making King County a welcoming community where every person can thrive. We value diversity, inclusion and belonging in our workplace and workforce. To reach this goal we are committed to workforce equity. Equitable recruiting, support, and retention is how we will obtain the highest quality workforce in our region; a workforce that shares and will help advance our guiding principles--we are one team; we solve problems; we focus on the customer; we drive for results; we are racially just; we respect all people; we lead the way; and we are responsible stewards. We encourage people of all backgrounds and identities to apply, including Native American and people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ+, people living with disabilities, and veterans. COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement King County Executive Branch employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are the successful candidate for the position you applied for, the County will send you a conditional offer letter. As a condition of employment, prior to a final offer of employment, you will be required to: submit proof of vaccination, or have an approved request for medical or religious exemption and an approved accommodation. Philosophical, political, scientific, or sociological objections to vaccination will not be considered for an exemption or accommodation. People are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the final dose of a vaccination approved by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Executive Branch includes employees in the Executive branch, the Assessor's Office, Elections, the King County Sheriff's Office, and the Executive Office. King County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer No person is unlawfully excluded from employment opportunities based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class. Our EEO policy applies to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, selection for training, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation. To Apply If you are interested in pursuing this position, please follow the application instructions carefully. If you need this announcement in an alternate language or format, would like to request accommodation or assistance in the application or assessment process or if you have questions please contact the recruiter listed on this job announcement. Closing Date/Time: 7/11/2022 11:59 PM Pacific
King County, WA Seattle, Washington, United States
Jun 24, 2022
Part Time
Summary The Department of Natural Resources and Parks - Wastewater Treatment Division is hiring a Wastewater Support Specialist to work at the West Point Treatment Plant. The responsibilities of this classification include performing fully proficient and intermediate level technical and administrative functions to support the administrative, maintenance, and financial reporting systems that support a wastewater. This opportunity is being offered as a Special Duty Assignment (internal) or Term-Limited Temporary (external) , and is expected to last up to six (6) months, with a possibility of being extended. King County employees are encouraged to speak with their managers if they are interested in pursuing a Special Duty Assignment. Who is Eligible : This position is open to all qualified SEIU Wastewater Local 925 members. T his posting may be used to establish a list of qualified candidates for any Career Service, Special Duty Assignment or Term Limited Temporary openings in the following six months at any of the three treatment plants. Work Schedule: The treatment plants are operated 24/7. This position is currently assigned to working a 5 x 8 schedule and work hours of 7:00 am - 3:30 pm. Applicants must be available to work any and all assigned shift schedules, although the work is generally performed weekdays between the hours of 6:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This position is overtime eligible. Work Location and Conditions: West Point Treatment Plant - 1400 Discovery Park Blvd, Seattle, WA 98199. This position's work location is comprised of a hybrid schedule with both onsite and remote work performed. Onsite work is in an office setting located in an industrial facility where operational factors may affect the work environment. Additionally, the successful applicant must be able to provide their own transportation as there is no public transportation available to this facility . Free onsite parking provided. Job Duties Follow established policies and procedures for payroll and time and labor transactions (e.g., review electronic and paper time reports, enter data, file transfer to central payroll system)ensuring accuracy through review of documentation and audit of retained data; resolve and/or identify payroll and other accounting related problems by researching and answering questions or referring problems to other staff Develop, prepare, maintain, and track operational and administrative information such as mandated operations reports, permits, newsletters, presentation materials, organizational charts, expense reports, and directories Prepare and process documentation (paper and electronic) associated with travel, training and procurement Research and compile data for information requests including preparing spreadsheets and/or custom reports Document processes and procedures and propose improvements to existing processes and procedures Utilize SharePoint and Outlook to schedule meeting rooms and pool vehicles (and resolve related conflicts), track absences, and meetings. Maintain confidential plant operations information including employee emergency contact information, performance appraisals, stand-by lists, and process-related transactions. Maintain and administer portable communications equipment and motor pool vehicles assigned to the plant, including record-keeping and vendor agreements. Perform general administrative support as assigned including answering phones, maintaining calendars, screening mail, preparing correspondence and other documents for management's signature, purchasing supplies and archiving records for plant and associated facilities. Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills Administrative experience in an office or industrial environment Working knowledge and experience in the application of general office principles and techniques Working knowledge and experience in Microsoft Office products Working knowledge and experience in research techniques and principles Working knowledge and experience in basic accounting techniques and principles Working knowledge and experience in customer service techniques and principles Ability to work independently and on a team with appropriate, professional interactions Ability to comprehend and retain training in allotted timeframes Skill in reviewing detailed information and processing transactions with mandatory deadlines Skill in working on a number of assignments simultaneously Skill in organizing and prioritizing work assignments Skill in making independent decisions on work assignments and processing payroll transactions The Most Competitive Candidates Will Possess Knowledge and experience with software applications specific to payroll processing, accounts payable and project/asset management Ability to learn quickly Demonstrated time management and self-direction skills to prioritize work and complete multiple tasks simultaneously with accuracy Skill in communicating clearly and concisely in writing with professional, audience-appropriate language LICENSING / CERTIFICATION Valid Driver's License Supplemental Information Application and Selection Process: Application materials will be screened for clarity, completeness including online application, cover letter and resume, and responsiveness to the list of qualifications, skills, and abilities. The most competitive candidates may be invited to participate in one or more panel interviews. Applications without the following required materials may not be considered for this position. King County Application Cover Letter Resume Responses to supplemental questions UNION MEMBERSHIP: This position is represented by SEIU Wastewater Local 925. For more information regarding this recruitment, please contact: Rodney O. Dungo Human Resource Analyst rdungo@kingcounty.gov Forbes recently named King County as one of Washington State's best employers. Together, with leadership and our employees, we're changing the way government delivers service and winning national recognition as a model of excellence. Are you ready to make a difference? Come join the team dedicated to serving one of the nation's best places to live, work and play. Guided by our "True North" , we are making King County a welcoming community where every person can thrive. We value diversity, inclusion and belonging in our workplace and workforce. To reach this goal we are committed to workforce equity. Equitable recruiting, support, and retention is how we will obtain the highest quality workforce in our region; a workforce that shares and will help advance our guiding principles--we are one team; we solve problems; we focus on the customer; we drive for results; we are racially just; we respect all people; we lead the way; and we are responsible stewards. We encourage people of all backgrounds and identities to apply, including Native American and people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ+, people living with disabilities, and veterans. COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement King County Executive Branch employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are the successful candidate for the position you applied for, the County will send you a conditional offer letter. As a condition of employment, prior to a final offer of employment, you will be required to: submit proof of vaccination, or have an approved request for medical or religious exemption and an approved accommodation. Philosophical, political, scientific, or sociological objections to vaccination will not be considered for an exemption or accommodation. People are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the final dose of a vaccination approved by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Executive Branch includes employees in the Executive branch, the Assessor's Office, Elections, the King County Sheriff's Office, and the Executive Office. King County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer No person is unlawfully excluded from employment opportunities based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class. Our EEO policy applies to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, selection for training, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation. To Apply If you are interested in pursuing this position, please follow the application instructions carefully. If you need this announcement in an alternate language or format, would like to request accommodation or assistance in the application or assessment process or if you have questions please contact the recruiter listed on this job announcement. Closing Date/Time: 7/10/2022 11:59 PM Pacific
King County, WA Seattle, Washington, United States
Jun 24, 2022
Full Time
Summary The King County Wastewater Treatment Division (WTD) has a staffing need for an experienced and technically proficient Wastewater Treatment Operator/Senior Operator. Wastewater Treatment Operator The responsibilities of this classification includes operating, monitoring and maintaining wastewater treatment and odor control equipment, systems and processes in wastewater (primary and secondary) treatment facility and/or the collection and conveyance systems. Responsibilities may also include coordinating, training and providing technical expertise to other wastewater treatment operations staff and coordinating on-site responses to unusual occurrences and emergencies. Wastewater Treatment Senior Operator The responsibilities of this classification include serving in a lead capacity in a work group responsible for operating, monitoring, troubleshooting and maintaining equipment, systems and processes in wastewater facilities. Responsibilities include coordinating, training and providing technical expertise to other wastewater treatment operations staff and coordinating on-site responses to unusual occurrences and emergencies and may fill in for the Wastewater Treatment Supervisor. The work associated with this position will primarily be performed onsite; this is not a telework position. Employees must reside in WA state and within a reasonable distance to their King County worksite to respond to workplace reporting requirements. Please note that when an employee conducts work that is likely to bring them in contact with another individual, safety precautions are required by the department in alignment with the Public Health Directive from the Seattle & King County Public Health Officer. The individual selected for this opportunity will be joining an innovative and progressive team. King County is doing its part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and remains committed to reducing our carbon footprint WHO IS ELIGIBLE: This position is open to all qualified SEIU Wastewater Local 925 members. T his posting may be used to establish a list of qualified candidates for any Career Service, Special Duty Assignment or Term Limited Temporary openings in the following six months at any of the three treatment plants. WORK LOCATION: West Point Treatment Plant - 1400 Discovery Park Blvd, Seattle, WA 98199 WORK SCHEDULE: The treatment plants are operated 24/7. This position is currently assigned to West Point D-Crew. Shift Crews work a rotating shift schedule consisting of 2-11.7 hour day shifts followed by 2-11.7 hour night shifts followed by 4 days off. Applicants must be available to work any and all locations and assigned shift schedules. This position is covered under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and is overtime eligible. Job Duties Wastewater Treatment Operator Performs the essential duties of the Operator in Training (OIT) and the following: Operate, monitor, troubleshoot and maintain systems and processes in wastewater and stormwater facilities. Conduct sampling and test analysis of wastewater. Determine, recommend/implement changes to systems and processes to meet permits and regulations and to optimize the performance of wastewater facilities.. Train others on site-specific areas through on-the-job-training. Act as trainers in the new OIT program. Start up and shut down equipment and processes for maintenance and contractors. Perform maintenance on wastewater facilities, including buildings, equipment and grounds. Duties include cleaning, servicing operating equipment, mowing lawns and performing housekeeping tasks. Communicate with the public, construction personnel, consultants and engineers to resolve complaints, provide construction assistance, give tours and carry out related duties. Exchange information on wastewater operations, maintenance and processes with County staff and others as required involved in process control, maintenance, facilities services, off-site facilities services and other areas. Respond to unusual occurrences, assist in emergency responses, and may serve as on-scene incident commander. Operate, monitor and control wastewater equipment and systems using complex computer systems. Record technical data and daily activities on logs. Perform all essential duties in compliance with safety guidelines, policies and regulations. Develop and review Process Safety Management (PSM), Preventative Maintenance (PM) and Hazardous Energy Control Procedures (HECP) and provide draft documentation. Wastewater Treatment Senior Operator Performs the duties and responsibilities of a Wastewater Treatment Operator and the following: Serve in a lead capacity to operate, monitor, troubleshoot, and maintain wastewater treatment facilities, odor control equipment, biological, chemical, mechanical and hydraulic processes. Provide advanced level troubleshooting, problem-solving, coordination and decision-making when performing duties, particularly in on-site, unusual and/or emergency situations. Be on call after hours for such situations. Recommend and/or determine changes to wastewater process to meet federal and Washington State permits and regulations and to optimize plant performance. Provide broad, in-depth on-the-job training to other wastewater operations staff. Assist the supervisor in performance feedback and evaluation of staff. Plan, schedule, coordinate and perform maintenance for assigned wastewater facilities, systems and processes. Coordinate and perform on-site response to unusual occurrences and emergencies. Serve as technical resource to the other staff, the general public and external agencies. Operate, monitor and control wastewater equipment and systems with complex computer systems. Assume the full operational responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor in the absence of the Wastewater Treatment Supervisor. Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills Wastewater Treatment Operator Knowledge of wastewater treatment processes, including preliminary, primary, secondary, digestion, gas handling systems, sludge handling, plant-wide air, water, chemical, electrical and hydraulic support systems. Knowledge of collection systems; including pump stations, regulator stations, CSO facilities and miscellaneous structures. Knowledge of mechanical and electrical theory, cross connections and pumps Knowledge of wastewater terminology and process control Knowledge of industrial safety procedures and practices Knowledge of and skill in applying sampling, testing and laboratory procedures Skill in verbal and written communication techniques and principles and ability to read, write and follow oral and written instructions Skill in reading, recording and interpreting information from field devices Skill in operating basic hand and power tools and specialized equipment Skill in operating complex computer control systems and identifying normal and abnormal operating conditions Skill in the interpretation and application of technical information from plant drawings, operations and maintenance manuals, and lab tests Ability to work rotating shifts including nights, weekends and holidays and demonstrate predictable, reliable and timely attendance Ability to work during adverse and inclement weather conditions Ability to lift and carry equipment weighing up to 50 pounds Ability to work in confined spaces, climb in and out of tanks using ladders, and work around noxious odors, heat and high noise levels Ability to effectively engage in and sustain relationships with people from diverse cultures and socio-economic backgrounds Ability to work independently and as a team member Demonstrated proficiency with business applications, such as Microsoft Office suite LICENSING / CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Washington State Group I Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator certification from the Washington State Department of Ecology or out-of-state equivalency which must be converted to a Washington certification within one year of employment Valid Washington State Driver's License CPR and First Aid certification Wastewater Treatment Senior Operator Advanced knowledge and skill in plant-wide gas, disinfection and chemical feed systems, heating, ventilation and air conditioning, odor control, electrical, water, air and hydraulic systems Advanced knowledge and skill in major components, causes for alarms, remote monitoring and control system for the equipment and systems in the preliminary, primary and secondary solids handling, odor control and collection /conveyance systems Skill in providing in-depth training to staff on facility equipment and systems Knowledge and skills in operating complex computer control systems and in managing written and/or computerized information systems including logs, reports, laboratory and process data, work requests and timekeeping responsibilities. Knowledge of leadership techniques and principles. Skill in creating a positive, professional team environment, including the business planning process, the establishment of standards and feedback, communication, conflict resolution, effective team meetings, problem-solving, decision-making and facilitation Advanced skill in the application of safety policies, procedures and practices Skill in interpreting and applying technical information from plant drawings, technical data sheets, operations and maintenance manuals and laboratory test results Skill in operating specialized portable and stationary equipment such as boom trucks, forklifts, generator trucks, steam cleaners, mobile pumping units and overhead cranes Ability to work rotating shifts including nights, weekends and holidays and demonstrate predictable, reliable and timely attendance Ability to work during adverse and inclement weather conditions Ability to lift and carry equipment weighing up to 50 pounds Ability to work in confined spaces, climb in and out of tanks using ladders, and work around noxious odors, heat and high noise levels Ability to effectively engage in and sustain relationships with people from diverse cultures and socio-economic backgrounds Ability to work independently and as a team member Demonstrated proficiency with business applications, such as Microsoft Office suite LICENSING / CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Washington State Group III, Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator certification from the Washington State Department of Ecology or out-of-state equivalency which must be converted to a Washington certification within one year of employment Valid Washington State Driver's License CPR and First Aid certification Supplemental Information Application and Selection Process: Application materials will be screened for clarity, completeness including online application, cover letter and resume, and responsiveness to the list of qualifications, skills, and abilities. The most competitive candidates may be invited to participate in one or more panel interviews. Applications without the following required materials may not be considered for this position. King County ApplicationResponses to supplemental questions UNION MEMBERSHIP: This position is represented by S.E.I.U., Wastewater Local 925. For more information regarding this recruitment, please contact: Rodney O. Dungo Human Resource Analyst rdungo@kingcounty.gov Forbes recently named King County as one of Washington State's best employers. Together, with leadership and our employees, we're changing the way government delivers service and winning national recognition as a model of excellence. Are you ready to make a difference? Come join the team dedicated to serving one of the nation's best places to live, work and play. Guided by our " True North ", we are making King County a welcoming community where every person can thrive. We value diversity, inclusion and belonging in our workplace and workforce. To reach this goal we are committed to workforce equity. Equitable recruiting, support, and retention is how we will obtain the highest quality workforce in our region; a workforce that shares and will help advance our guiding principles--we are one team; we solve problems; we focus on the customer; we drive for results; we are racially just; we respect all people; we lead the way; and we are responsible stewards. We encourage people of all backgrounds and identities to apply, including Native American and people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ+, people living with disabilities, and veterans. COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement King County Executive Branch employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are the successful candidate for the position you applied for, the County will send you a conditional offer letter. As a condition of employment, prior to a final offer of employment, you will be required to: submit proof of vaccination, or have an approved request for medical or religious exemption and an approved accommodation. Philosophical, political, scientific, or sociological objections to vaccination will not be considered for an exemption or accommodation. People are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the final dose of a vaccination approved by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Executive Branch includes employees in the Executive branch, the Assessor's Office, Elections, the King County Sheriff's Office, and the Executive Office. King County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer No person is unlawfully excluded from employment opportunities based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class. Our EEO policy applies to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, selection for training, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation. To Apply If you are interested in pursuing this position, please follow the application instructions carefully. If you need this announcement in an alternate language or format, would like to request accommodation or assistance in the application or assessment process or if you have questions please contact your recruiter listed on this job announcement. Closing Date/Time: 7/10/2022 11:59 PM Pacific
King County, WA Seattle, Washington, United States
Jun 22, 2022
Full Time
Summary The primary responsibility of this position includes unifying and managing the WTD Operations technical and operations training program and supervising assigned staff in support of this objective at East and West operating sites. To ensure the highest level of employee knowledge & performance for the WTD's Operations & Maintenance groups, this position is responsible for the development, implementation and monitoring of a unified work and training plan and monitoring of both East and West Section training budgets. Employees working at this level may implement multiple project objectives and priorities. WHO MAY APPLY: This position is open to internal candidates employed by the King County Wastewater Treatment Division (WTD). WTD employees in Teamsters Local 117 Supervisors, and Professional, Technical & Administrative units will have first consideration. WORK LOCATION: Brightwater, South Plant, and West Point Treatment Plants WORK SCHEDULE: This position is exempt from the overtime provision of the Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA) and is not overtime eligible. This full-time position works a 40-hour work week and is open to flex hours and partial telework schedule based on business needs. Job Duties Develop and oversee the planning, scheduling and work activities of both East and West Section technical training groups including the formulation and execution of unified training goals, practical instruction strategies and Operator-in-training (OIT) support initiatives. Supervise assigned staff in support of the objectives of the technical training program at both East and West Operating Sections. Lead in the development of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) that will provide an accurate measure of meeting primary training goals including maintaining minimum operator proficiencies in critical operations and SOPs. Working w/ Human Resources, manage the screening and selection of new operators including field testing and conducting interviews of prospective operators while embracing modern ESJ principles to ensure the highest diversity of candidates. Manage, schedule and conduct specialized operations plant systems training including familiarization walkthroughs, operator cross-training and new technology training. As assigned, lead special project development, testing and implementation. Prepare performance appraisals for assigned staff, maintain staff records and execute King County protocols for disciplinary action when warranted. Develop and execute work plan for identifying, developing and implementing modifications and or revisions to existing operating procedures and plant operating manuals. Working w/ engineering Technical Standards Committee (TSC), develop and edit Guide Specifications and standards that enhance training and SOP capital project deliverables. Ensure proper safety precautions are followed by assigned staff. Participate in plant safety meetings. Support Process Safety Management (PSM) and Life Safety Management (LSM) directives as assigned. As directed, investigate complaints as well as answer inquiries from the general public; provide information to interested parties on issues within a specialized skill set. Work with fellow supervisors and operations managers in the planning and implementation of new training methods, technologies and tools to better support operations and maintenance staff. Provide strategic direction and guidance for all WTD Operations Facilities to ensure strong alignment in the development and application of a unified training program. Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills Experience supervising and managing a program in direct support of enhancing operational training and SOP proficiency. Experience in the successful development and implementation of technologically advanced training tools such as web-based and virtual reality (VR) platforms in an industrial environment. Previous experience developing a centralized training program that incorporates diverse methods and techniques in the deployment of technical training in an industrial environment. Experience in working with technical writing groups to document and update operator guidance documentation including Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's) and other procedural standards. Advanced knowledge of accepted supervisory principles and practices Knowledge of work planning principles and techniques Knowledge of job/project estimating principles and techniques Knowledge of County, Washington State and federal laws and regulations pertaining to the area of specialization. Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions, budget development, monitoring and administration skills, advanced communications skills (oral and written), customer relations skills. Skill in assigning, coordinating and supervising the work of subordinates Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with supervisors and subordinates Skill in dealing tactfully and courteously with the public and in-house customers. Skill in dealing with stressful situations LICENSING / CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Washington State Wastewater Treatment Group III Certification or higher Valid Driver's license Supplemental Information Application and Selection Process: Application materials will be screened for clarity, completeness including online application, cover letter and resume, and responsiveness to the list of qualifications, skills, and abilities. The most competitive candidates may be invited to participate in one or more panel interviews. Applications without the following required materials may not be considered for this position. King County Application Cover Letter Resume Responses to supplemental questions UNION MEMBERSHIP: This position is represented by Teamsters Local 117 Supervisors. Note: $1.00 per hour from the base wage will be diverted to the Western Conference of Teamsters Pension Trust Fund. For more information regarding this recruitment, please contact: Rodney O. Dungo Human Resource Analyst rdungo@kingcounty.gov Forbes recently named King County as one of Washington State's best employers. Together, with leadership and our employees, we're changing the way government delivers service and winning national recognition as a model of excellence. Are you ready to make a difference? Come join the team dedicated to serving one of the nation's best places to live, work and play. Guided by our "True North" , we are making King County a welcoming community where every person can thrive. We value diversity, inclusion and belonging in our workplace and workforce. To reach this goal we are committed to workforce equity. Equitable recruiting, support, and retention is how we will obtain the highest quality workforce in our region; a workforce that shares and will help advance our guiding principles--we are one team; we solve problems; we focus on the customer; we drive for results; we are racially just; we respect all people; we lead the way; and we are responsible stewards. We encourage people of all backgrounds and identities to apply, including Native American and people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ+, people living with disabilities, and veterans. COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement King County Executive Branch employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are the successful candidate for the position you applied for, the County will send you a conditional offer letter. As a condition of employment, prior to a final offer of employment, you will be required to: submit proof of vaccination, or have an approved request for medical or religious exemption and an approved accommodation. Philosophical, political, scientific, or sociological objections to vaccination will not be considered for an exemption or accommodation. People are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the final dose of a vaccination approved by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Executive Branch includes employees in the Executive branch, the Assessor's Office, Elections, the King County Sheriff's Office, and the Executive Office. King County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer No person is unlawfully excluded from employment opportunities based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class. Our EEO policy applies to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, selection for training, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation. To Apply If you are interested in pursuing this position, please follow the application instructions carefully. If you need this announcement in an alternate language or format, would like to request accommodation or assistance in the application or assessment process or if you have questions please contact the recruiter listed on this job announcement. Closing Date/Time: 7/5/2022 11:59 PM Pacific
King County, WA Seattle, Washington, United States
Jun 17, 2022
Part Time
Summary This position will perform a wide variety of routine manual work in the maintenance and repair of wastewater treatment buildings and grounds at the West Point Treatment Plant . The work associated with this position will primarily be performed onsite; this is not a telework position. Employees must reside in WA state and within a reasonable distance to their King County worksite to respond to workplace reporting requirements. Please note that when an employee conducts work that is likely to bring them in contact with another individual, safety precautions are required by the department in alignment with the Public Health Directive from the Seattle & King County Public Health Officer. The individual selected for this opportunity will be joining an innovative and progressive team. King County is doing its part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and remains committed to reducing our carbon footprint WHO MAY APPLY: This position is open to all qualified candidates. First consideration will be given to S.E.I.U., Wastewater Local 925 internal members. This posting may be used to create a list of eligible candidates to fill career service and/or TLT vacancies that may occur during the following six months at either of the three treatment plants (South Plant, Brightwater, West Point). WORK LOCATION: West Point Treatment Plant - 1400 Discovery Park Blvd, Seattle, WA 98199 WORK SCHEDULE: This position works a 4 day/10 hours per day schedule. Candidates must be available to work any assigned schedule. This position is covered under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and is overtime eligible. Job Duties Assist other staff in carrying out general preventive maintenance such as but not limited to gardening, cleaning, operating equipment, and assisting operations and maintenance positions in accomplishing work assignments at the Wastewater Treatment Plant and associated facilities. Operate a variety of equipment, machinery and/or vehicles such as; hand and power tools, landscape equipment, tractors, forklifts, cranes, vacuum trucks, backhoes, portable pumps, dump trucks, etc. Perform light maintenance tasks such as but not limited to changing light bulbs, inspections of safety equipment, inspection of HVAC systems to change filters, fire hydrant inspections, sweep and mop, wash windows, hosing, exterior facilities. Perform digester cleaning, tank cleaning, odor control, carbon changes, storm drain and catch basin cleaning, emergency bypass channel cleaning, in-plant and off-site locations. Respond to unusual occurrence and assist in emergency situations. Act as back-up for specific gardening, custodial, painting, and other support assignments. Maintain daily written and/or computerized logs and complete work requests for assignments. Use and work around chemicals associated with wastewater treatment facilities, buildings, and grounds such as cleaning agents, solvents, fertilizers, herbicides, etc. Work schedule may be reassigned to work alternative schedules or occasional nights and/or weekends. Perform work according to business and team standards and complies with safety guidelines, policies and regulations. Perform other duties as assigned. Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills Basic math skills and how to apply mathematical formulas Experience in the operation and use of hand and power tools Experience in the operation and use of pneumatic tools Experience in the operation of small and large equipment Experience in the operation of industrial steam cleaners Ability to operate a Multi Utility Loader and Sweeper, Dump Truck, Front Loader, and Sander Ability to lift and move up to 50 pounds Ability to work in confined space areas Ability to work at heights up to 30 feet - with all required PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) LICENSING / CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: A valid Driver's License HIGHLY DESIRED: Forklift certification Flagging and Traffic control certifications Commercial Driver's License class A endorsement, with Tanker Pesticide Spray License Additional licenses, certifications and other requirements determined to be necessary to meet the business needs of the employing unit may be required. Supplemental Information Application and Selection Process: Application materials will be screened for clarity, completeness including online application, cover letter and resume, and responsiveness to the list of qualifications, skills, and abilities. The most competitive candidates may be invited to participate in one or more panel interviews. Applications without the following required materials may not be considered for this position. King County ApplicationResponses to supplemental questions UNION MEMBERSHIP: This position is represented by S.E.I.U., Wastewater Local 925. For more information regarding this recruitment, please contact: Rodney O. Dungo Human Resource Analyst rdungo@kingcounty.gov Forbes recently named King County as one of Washington State's best employers. Together, with leadership and our employees, we're changing the way government delivers service and winning national recognition as a model of excellence. Are you ready to make a difference? Come join the team dedicated to serving one of the nation's best places to live, work and play. Guided by our " True North ", we are making King County a welcoming community where every person can thrive. We value diversity, inclusion and belonging in our workplace and workforce. To reach this goal we are committed to workforce equity. Equitable recruiting, support, and retention is how we will obtain the highest quality workforce in our region; a workforce that shares and will help advance our guiding principles--we are one team; we solve problems; we focus on the customer; we drive for results; we are racially just; we respect all people; we lead the way; and we are responsible stewards. We encourage people of all backgrounds and identities to apply, including Native American and people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ+, people living with disabilities, and veterans. COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement King County Executive Branch employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are the successful candidate for the position you applied for, the County will send you a conditional offer letter. As a condition of employment, prior to a final offer of employment, you will be required to: submit proof of vaccination, or have an approved request for medical or religious exemption and an approved accommodation. Philosophical, political, scientific, or sociological objections to vaccination will not be considered for an exemption or accommodation. People are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the final dose of a vaccination approved by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Executive Branch includes employees in the Executive branch, the Assessor's Office, Elections, the King County Sheriff's Office, and the Executive Office. King County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer No person is unlawfully excluded from employment opportunities based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class. Our EEO policy applies to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, selection for training, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation. To Apply If you are interested in pursuing this position, please follow the application instructions carefully. If you need this announcement in an alternate language or format, would like to request accommodation or assistance in the application or assessment process or if you have questions please contact your recruiter listed on this job announcement. Closing Date/Time: 6/30/2022 11:59 PM Pacific
King County, WA Woodinville, Washington, United States
Jun 17, 2022
Full Time
Summary The King County Wastewater Treatment Division (WTD) has a staffing need for an experienced and technically proficient Industrial Maintenance Mechanic. The responsibilities includes repairing, maintaining, overhauling and installing a variety of machinery, including pumps, motors, grinders, blowers, compressors, presses, injection systems and hydraulic and pneumatic equipment to a journey level. The work associated with this position will primarily be performed onsite; this is not a telework position. Employees must reside in WA state and within a reasonable distance to their King County worksite to respond to workplace reporting requirements. Please note that when an employee conducts work that is likely to bring them in contact with another individual, safety precautions are required by the department in alignment with the Public Health Directive from the Seattle & King County Public Health Officer. The individual selected for this opportunity will be joining an innovative and progressive team. King County is doing its part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and remains committed to reducing our carbon footprint. WHO IS ELIGIBLE: This position is open to all qualified S.E.I.U., Wastewater Local 925 internal candidates. T his posting may be used to establish a list of qualified candidates for any Career Service, Special Duty Assignment or Term Limited Temporary openings in the following six months at any of the three treatment plants. WORK LOCATION: Brightwater Treatment Plant - 22505 State Route 9 SE, Woodinville, WA 98072. WORK SCHEDULE: This position works a 4 day/10 hours per day schedule. Candidates must be available to work any assigned schedule. This position is covered under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and is overtime eligible. Job Duties Maintain, repair, troubleshoot and overhaul a variety of complex machinery. Install, repair, maintain and design piping and plumbing systems for sewage, water, gases, chemicals and solids using appropriate materials. Design, fabricate and repair plant piping, equipment guards and bases using welding equipment, metal inert and tungsten inert gases, arc, cutting, torch and plasma cutter and plastic welder. Install, design and fabricate a variety of metal fixtures including vents, air ducts, doors, louvers, containers, equipment covers, machinery bases and support members. Plan equipment repairs using blueprints, engineering drawings, computer-aided design, Maintenance Information Management System (MIMS), operations and maintenance manuals, vendor data, catalogs, internet or intranet information, work with Computer-Aided Design (CAD) personnel to provide as-built drawings to facilitate parts and material ordering, equipment assembly and modifications. Operate, maintain and inspect mobile/overhead cranes and forklifts (up to 40 tons) to remove, maintain and install multi-ton industrial machinery using safe rigging techniques. Operate a variety of machine shop equipment including fusion machines, hot saws, band saws, mills, lathes, radial drill, hydraulic press and surface grinder to fabricate parts, sleeves, shafts, bushings, cutters. Make tools and repair threads to meet design specifications according to the manufacturer's blueprints. Use testing equipment and software, measurement, vibration and ultrasonic techniques in the evaluation and troubleshooting of equipment problems. Lead the work for the assigned crew involved in the repair, overhaul, installation, and maintenance of equipment as determined by the supervisor. Perform other duties as assigned. Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills Knowledge of the mechanical maintenance trade which is typically found in two years of working experience as a millwright or related occupation which includes a broad scope of mechanical maintenance responsibilities Knowledge of the application of plumbing techniques and principles; knowledge of all types of welding techniques and principles including flat position welding; knowledge of the use of vibration analysis techniques, measurements, test equipment and software in troubleshooting and/or maintaining rotating machinery; knowledge of the application of pump/motor overhaul techniques and principles Knowledge of packing, bearings, and mechanical seals; knowledge of in reading schematic drawings Knowledge of the use and care of power and hand tools and their safe operation; basic knowledge of carpentry techniques to build supports for the repair and overhaul of machinery Knowledge of safety procedures associated with handling hazardous materials Knowledge of using an automated maintenance work order system; knowledge and demonstrated skill in using a computer and associated software Knowledge of the application of lubrication principles and techniques Demonstrated skill in the use of troubleshooting equipment, machinist measuring techniques and tools and the operation of mills, lathes and drill press Excellent oral and written communication techniques and principles; able to apply these skill in reading, writing, and following oral and written instructions Skill in working with a diverse group of individuals in varying occupations and varying skill levels Skill in working in a team environment LICENSING / CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: A valid Washington State Driver's License CPR and first aid certification (highly desired) OTHER REQUIREMENTS: The position requires the ability to work all shift schedules and required to report to work during adverse and inclement weather conditions Incumbents perform field work and are required to lift and carry equipment weighing up to 50 pounds, use ladders, and work around noxious odors and high noises levels. Supplemental Information Application and Selection Process: Application materials will be screened for clarity, completeness including online application, cover letter and resume, and responsiveness to the list of qualifications, skills, and abilities. The most competitive candidates may be invited to participate in one or more panel interviews. Applications without the following required materials may not be considered for this position. King County ApplicationResponses to supplemental questions UNION MEMBERSHIP: This position is represented by S.E.I.U., Wastewater Local 925. For more information regarding this recruitment, please contact: Rodney O. Dungo Human Resource Analyst rdungo@kingcounty.gov Forbes recently named King County as one of Washington State's best employers. Together, with leadership and our employees, we're changing the way government delivers service and winning national recognition as a model of excellence. Are you ready to make a difference? Come join the team dedicated to serving one of the nation's best places to live, work and play. Guided by our " True North ", we are making King County a welcoming community where every person can thrive. We value diversity, inclusion and belonging in our workplace and workforce. To reach this goal we are committed to workforce equity. Equitable recruiting, support, and retention is how we will obtain the highest quality workforce in our region; a workforce that shares and will help advance our guiding principles--we are one team; we solve problems; we focus on the customer; we drive for results; we are racially just; we respect all people; we lead the way; and we are responsible stewards. We encourage people of all backgrounds and identities to apply, including Native American and people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ+, people living with disabilities, and veterans. COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement King County Executive Branch employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are the successful candidate for the position you applied for, the County will send you a conditional offer letter. As a condition of employment, prior to a final offer of employment, you will be required to: submit proof of vaccination, or have an approved request for medical or religious exemption and an approved accommodation. Philosophical, political, scientific, or sociological objections to vaccination will not be considered for an exemption or accommodation. People are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the final dose of a vaccination approved by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Executive Branch includes employees in the Executive branch, the Assessor's Office, Elections, the King County Sheriff's Office, and the Executive Office. King County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer No person is unlawfully excluded from employment opportunities based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class. Our EEO policy applies to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, selection for training, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation. To Apply If you are interested in pursuing this position, please follow the application instructions carefully. If you need this announcement in an alternate language or format, would like to request accommodation or assistance in the application or assessment process or if you have questions please contact your recruiter listed on this job announcement. Closing Date/Time: 6/30/2022 11:59 PM Pacific
King County, WA Renton, Washington, United States
Jun 17, 2022
Full Time
Summary The King County Wastewater Treatment Division (WTD) has a staffing need for an experienced and technically proficient Process Laboratory Specialist I. The responsibilities of this classification include learning and performing entry level laboratory responsibilities such as routine chemical and biochemical analyses and operating required instrumentation in a wastewater treatment plant laboratory. The work associated with this position will primarily be performed onsite; this is not a telework position. Employees must reside in WA state and within a reasonable distance to their King County worksite to respond to workplace reporting requirements. Please note that when an employee conducts work that is likely to bring them in contact with another individual, safety precautions are required by the department in alignment with the Public Health Directive from the Seattle & King County Public Health Officer. The individual selected for this opportunity will be joining an innovative and progressive team. King County is doing its part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and remains committed to reducing our carbon footprint. Who is Eligible : This position is open to all qualified Wastewater SEIU 925 candidates. This posting may be used to establish a list of qualified candidates for any Career Service, Special Duty Assignment or Term Limited Temporary openings in the following six months at any of the three treatment plants. Work Location: South Treatment Plant - 1200 Monster Rd SW, Renton, WA 98057 Work Schedule: The treatment plants are operated 24/7. This position is currently assigned to working a 5x8 schedule, with a rotating weekend schedule. Applicants must be available to work any and all assigned shift schedules, including standby schedules/rotations. This position is overtime eligible. Job Duties Perform a variety of physical, chemical, and biochemical analyses following established laboratory procedures. Follow established laboratory protocols for spill response, laboratory safety, and cleaning and maintaining laboratory. Prepare samples for analysis and preserve/store them according to standard procedures. Maintain the physical and quantitative integrity of each sample and maintain associated records. Collect samples and operate a motorized vehicle to travel to remote work locations or locations with no public transportation services. Clean and perform some routine servicing of automatic samplers and specific field equipment. Assist with the calibration of on-line instruments. Enter test results and other pertinent data into spreadsheets and lab database and calculate data as required. Complete and maintain bench sheets, logs, and other records (paper and electronic). Prepare necessary reagents and standards and follow established disposal procedures. Identify and notify higher level staff of unusual test results. Monitor control charts and quality control samples (blanks, check standards, and duplicates) to maintain test integrity. Participate as member of a business team to make decisions regarding the work unit's business goals and objectives. Monitor and maintain laboratory chemical inventories and verify shipment orders. Validate data at bench sheet level. Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills Knowledge of field and laboratory techniques and sampling methods typically obtained in an associate of science degree or two years of college level science course work, including at least one year of chemistry, or two years equivalent experience applicable to a wastewater treatment laboratory. Working knowledge of the application and use of test equipment and instruments. Knowledge of scientific theories, principles and relevant mathematics. Basic knowledge and skills in laboratory quality assurance/quality control. Basic skill in using computer and associated software for spreadsheets, databases and word processing. Skill in working with detailed information. Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with a diverse group of individuals in varying occupations. Skill in team consensus building techniques and principles and working in a team environment. Skill in oral and written communication techniques and principles and ability to read, write, present and follow oral and written instructions. LICENSING / CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS A valid Washington State Driver's License OTHER REQUIREMENTS Positions assigned to this classification are required to report to work during adverse and inclement weather conditions. Incumbents perform field work at a wastewater treatment plant and associated facilities, and are required to lift and carry equipment weighing up to 50 pounds, work in confined spaces, climb in and out of tanks using ladders, and work around noxious odors and high noise levels. Supplemental Information Application and Selection Process: Application materials will be screened for clarity, completeness including online application, cover letter and resume, and responsiveness to the list of qualifications, skills, and abilities. The most competitive candidates may be invited to participate in one or more panel interviews. Applications without the following required materials may not be considered for this position. King County Application Cover Letter Resume Responses to supplemental questions UNION MEMBERSHIP: This position is represented by SEIU Wastewater Local 925 For more information regarding this recruitment, please contact: Rodney O. Dungo Human Resource Analyst rdungo@kingcounty.gov Forbes recently named King County as one of Washington State's best employers. Together, with leadership and our employees, we're changing the way government delivers service and winning national recognition as a model of excellence. Are you ready to make a difference? Come join the team dedicated to serving one of the nation's best places to live, work and play. Guided by our " True North ", we are making King County a welcoming community where every person can thrive. We value diversity, inclusion and belonging in our workplace and workforce. To reach this goal we are committed to workforce equity. Equitable recruiting, support, and retention is how we will obtain the highest quality workforce in our region; a workforce that shares and will help advance our guiding principles--we are one team; we solve problems; we focus on the customer; we drive for results; we are racially just; we respect all people; we lead the way; and we are responsible stewards. We encourage people of all backgrounds and identities to apply, including Native American and people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ+, people living with disabilities, and veterans. COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement King County Executive Branch employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are the successful candidate for the position you applied for, the County will send you a conditional offer letter. As a condition of employment, prior to a final offer of employment, you will be required to: submit proof of vaccination, or have an approved request for medical or religious exemption and an approved accommodation. Philosophical, political, scientific, or sociological objections to vaccination will not be considered for an exemption or accommodation. People are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the final dose of a vaccination approved by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Executive Branch includes employees in the Executive branch, the Assessor's Office, Elections, the King County Sheriff's Office, and the Executive Office. King County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer No person is unlawfully excluded from employment opportunities based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class. Our EEO policy applies to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, selection for training, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation. To Apply If you are interested in pursuing this position, please follow the application instructions carefully. If you need this announcement in an alternate language or format, would like to request accommodation or assistance in the application or assessment process or if you have questions please contact your recruiter listed on this job announcement. Closing Date/Time: 6/30/2022 11:59 PM Pacific
King County, WA Seattle, Washington, United States
May 13, 2022
Temporary
Summary This position assists with grounds maintenance by maintaining lawns and the landscape surrounding the facilities. The work associated with this position will primarily be performed onsite; this is not a telework position. Employees must reside in WA state and within a reasonable distance to their King County worksite to respond to workplace reporting requirements. Please note that when an employee conducts work that is likely to bring them in contact with another individual, safety precautions are required by the department in alignment with the Public Health Directive from the Seattle & King County Public Health Officer. The individual selected for this opportunity will be joining an innovative and progressive team. King County is doing its part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and remains committed to reducing our carbon footprint WHO IS ELIGIBLE: This position is open to all qualified candidates. First consideration will be given to qualified SEIU Wastewater Local 925 members This posting may be used to create a list of eligible candidates to fill other Summer Helper (STT) vacancies that may occur during the following six months at either of the three treatment plants (South Plant, Brightwater, West Point). Candidates must be at least 18 years old (industrial environment). WORK LOCATIONS: Brightwater Treatment Plant - 22505 State Route 9 SE, Woodinville WA West Point Treatment Plant - 1400 Discovery Park Blvd, Seattle, WA WORK SCHEDULE: Temporary Seasonal Positions - up to 6 months of work (ending around October/November, or up to 960 hours, whichever comes first). This position can work up to 40 hours per week and is overtime eligible. Workweeks vary depending on work assignment and location, some shifts may include weekend work. Hours of operation are from 5:30 a.m. to midnight, Sunday through Saturday. Job Duties Duties include operate mowers, high-pressure washer, pruning tools, maintain sprinklers and related equipment. Assist personnel in maintenance and cleaning of facilities including clean floors, windows, various surfaces and hose various tanks, sidewalks, and surrounding areas. Assist maintenance and operations personnel by performing general laborer duties including clean-up, move furniture and equipment, and operate county vehicles Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills Preferred Skills and experience: Experience in the safe operation of hand and power tools Experience in the safe operation of hedge trimmers Experience in the safe operation of industrial pressure washers Experience in the safe operation of power lawn mowers Forklift certification (highly desired) Pesticide certification/license (highly desired) We require: A valid and unencumbered driver's license A pre-employment physical, review of driving record and reference checks will be conducted prior to any final job offer. Supplemental Information Application and Selection Process: Application materials will be screened for clarity, completeness including online application, cover letter and resume, and responsiveness to the list of qualifications, skills, and abilities. The most competitive candidates may be invited to participate in one or more panel interviews. Applications without the following required materials may not be considered for this position. King County ApplicationResponses to supplemental questions UNION MEMBERSHIP: This position is represented by SEIU Wastewater Local 925. For more information regarding this recruitment, please contact: Rodney O. Dungo Human Resource Analyst rdungo@kingcounty.gov Forbes recently named King County as one of Washington State's best employers. Together, with leadership and our employees, we're changing the way government delivers service and winning national recognition as a model of excellence. Are you ready to make a difference? Come join the team dedicated to serving one of the nation's best places to live, work and play. Guided by our "True North" , we are making King County a welcoming community where every person can thrive. We value diversity, inclusion and belonging in our workplace and workforce. To reach this goal we are committed to workforce equity. Equitable recruiting, support, and retention is how we will obtain the highest quality workforce in our region; a workforce that shares and will help advance our guiding principles--we are one team; we solve problems; we focus on the customer; we drive for results; we are racially just; we respect all people; we lead the way; and we are responsible stewards. We encourage people of all backgrounds and identities to apply, including Native American and people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ+, people living with disabilities, and veterans. COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement King County Executive Branch employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are the successful candidate for the position you applied for, the County will send you a conditional offer letter. As a condition of employment, prior to a final offer of employment, you will be required to: submit proof of vaccination, or have an approved request for medical or religious exemption and an approved accommodation. Philosophical, political, scientific, or sociological objections to vaccination will not be considered for an exemption or accommodation. People are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the final dose of a vaccination approved by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Executive Branch includes employees in the Executive branch, the Assessor's Office, Elections, the King County Sheriff's Office, and the Executive Office. King County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer No person is unlawfully excluded from employment opportunities based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class. Our EEO policy applies to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, selection for training, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation. To Apply If you are interested in pursuing this position, please follow the application instructions carefully. If you need this announcement in an alternate language or format, would like to request accommodation or assistance in the application or assessment process or if you have questions please contact the recruiter listed on this job announcement. Closing Date/Time: Continuous