LEAD PLANT OPERATOR III/IV

  • CITY OF VENTURA, CA
  • 501 Poli Street, Ventura, California
  • Jul 24, 2021
Full Time Construction and Skilled Trades
  • Salary: $37.91 - $48.43 Hourly USD

Job Description

Description

The City of Ventura is hiring! We have an immediate vacancy for a Lead Plant Operator III/IV with the City of Ventura Water Department. The current vacancy is in the Wastewater Division. Come join our team as we align our workforce to better serve our community together - they're counting on us.

The Lead Plant Operator III/IV works u nder general supervision, as a working leader, to direct the work of an "assigned crew" in the operation and maintenance of the City's domestic water conditioning plants and chemical feed equipment used in the field by the water system or the operation and maintenance of a 14 MGD tertiary wastewater treatment plant (10 MGD activated sludge), followed by multi-media filtration and disinfection, before being discharged into either a state receiving waters, landscape irrigation or a recreation area (wildlife habitat). The Lead Plant Operator III/IV is also responsible for providing work direction, instructions, training, giving guidance to staff and developing new procedures and methods for accomplishing the work.

The ideal candidate for this position will possesses solid technical knowledge of a wastewater/water treatment plant operations. This person will have a valid Grade Ill or IV California Wastewater/Water Treatment Operator certificate and demonstrates excellent leadership skills. The ideal candidate is energetic and organized and can handle multiple tasks simultaneously. We are looking for a motivated self-starter, with the ability to make logical, sound decisions. This person will have the ability to work independently, with minimal supervision, as well as in a team environment. The selected candidate must be willing to work shifts and weekends regularly.

Incumbent may be required to work stand-by on rotational basis and report to work on a callback basis as needed within a designated time frame. Standby assignment is at the discretion of the Division Head.

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City of Ventura

The City of Ventura is located just north of Los Angeles County and south of Santa Barbara County and is frequently considered one of America's most desirable places to live. The City is a full-service municipality that was founded in 1782, incorporated in 1866, and serves nearly 110,000 residents within its 32 square miles. With nearly 600 employees, the City is dedicated to delivering key services to our businesses, residents, and visitors to ensure Ventura remains a fiscally stable, economically vibrant, safe, clean, and desirable community.

Locals and visitors enjoy Ventura's impressive park system that includes 32 parks and historic sites, and more than 800 acres of open green space. The City offers a remarkable year-round climate , friendly people, and a spectacular coastline. Ventura is an exciting location for a variety of outdoor activities such as biking, hiking, kayaking, paddle-boarding, sailing, surfing, whale watching and windsurfing. Other activities include the Channel Islands National Park, championship golf, world-class shopping, wine tours, and more. Learn more about the City of Ventura at www.CityofVentura.ca.gov

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Benefits and Additional Information

The City offers a total compensation package that includes both a generous salary and other benefits! Refer to the benefits tab on the job posting for more information.

This recruitment is open until filled. The first review of application is scheduled for Friday, August 20, 2021.

To be considered for this career opportunity, please complete an online City Job Application and supplemental questionnaire. For initial consideration, please submit your application and supplemental questionnaire by the first review date. Please note, the recruitment may close without notice at any time after the first review date.

For additional information on the duties and responsibilities of the position, refer to the job descriptions located on the City's Career Page at www.cityofventura.ca.gov/jobs or by clicking here Lead Plant Operator III/IV .

If you have questions about the recruitment process please contact Human Resources at recruitment@cityofventura.ca.gov .

Minimum Qualifications

Wastewater: A combination of education, training, and experience equivalent to graduation from high school and five years of directly related experience, with at least two years in a wastewater treatment plant.

Water: A combination of education, training, and experience equivalent to graduation from high school and five years of directly related experience, with at least two years in a water treatment plant.

License: Depending on assignment, possession of a valid California Class C driver license may be required.

Certification:

Wastewater Position:
  • Lead Plant Operator III - Possession of a valid Grade III Wastewater Treatment Operator Certificate issued by the California State Water Resources Control Board.
  • Lead Plant Operator IV - Possession of a valid Grade IV Wastewater Treatment Operator Certificate issued by the California State Water Resources Control Board.
Water Position:
  • Lead Plant Operator III - Possession of a valid Grade III Water Treatment Operator certificate issued by the California State Water Resources Control Board. (A Grade IV Water Treatment Operator certificate is required by the State for this position within two years of appointment.)
  • Lead Plant Operator IV - Possession of a valid Grade IV Water Treatment Operator certificate issued by the California State Water Resources Control Board.


Selection Process

Submit a City application and supplemental questionnaire by the filing deadline. The preferred method to submit your application is online at www.cityofventura.ca.gov/jobs . If you are unable to submit an online application, you may request paper application materials by calling (805) 654-7853 during regular business hours or emailing recruitment@cityofventura.ca.gov. Paper applications and answers to the supplemental questionnaire can be Faxed to (805) 648-4467 or mailed to City Hall at: 501 Poli Street, Room 210; Ventura, CA 93001. If you FAX, it is highly recommended that you also send the original documents via mail.

It is important that your City job application show all the relevant education, training, and experience you possess. Resumes, CVs and cover letters may be attached to your application but will not be accepted in lieu of a completed job application or supplemental questionnaire. Submitting an incomplete application or supplemental questionnaire, may disqualify you from further consideration in the recruitment process.

Application Filing Deadline :

Applications and supplemental questions will be accepted on a continuous basis. The first review of applications will take place on Friday, August 20, 2021. For initial consideration, applicants are encouraged to apply before this date. Please note, the recruitment may close without notice at any time after the first review date.

Department Selection Interview :

A select number of candidates will be invited to a panel interview process that will be scheduled once a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received for this position. Selected candidates will be notified of specifics at any time after the first review date. Please note, given the current COVID-19 situation, initial panel interviews may be conducted via video teleconference. Selected applicants will be notified of specifics at the appropriate time.

The department selection interviews will be scheduled promptly after the panel interview process is completed.

The Eligibility List established for this classification may be used to fill other regular and temporary vacancies at the discretion of the City.

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In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), if you need an accommodation in a selection process, please notify the Human Resources Department in writing by the final filing date of the position you are interested in. The Human Resources address is: 501 Poli Street, Room 210, Ventura, CA 93001, (805) 654-7853, e-mail: recruitment@cityofventura.ca.gov.

Diversity and Inclusion

The City of Ventura values human rights, goodwill, respect, inclusivity, equality, and recognizes that the City derives its strength from a rich diversity of thoughts, ideas, and contributions. As leaders in public service, we aspire to be an employer of choice by promoting an organizational culture that reflects these core values. We seek to attract, develop, and retain a talented and dedicated workforce where people of diverse races, genders, religions, cultures, political affiliations, and lifestyles thrive. Our goal is to create a welcoming and inclusive environment that empowers our employees to provide the highest level of service to our community of residents and businesses; they're counting on us.

The City is an equal opportunity employer and strives to attract qualified applicants from all walks of life without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state and/or local law. We aim to create an environment that celebrates and embraces the diversity of our workforce. We welcome you to join our team!

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

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