Water Resources Operator II - Wastewater

  • City of Buckeye, AZ
  • Buckeye, Arizona
  • Sep 20, 2021
Full Time Water and Wastewater Treatment
  • Salary: $46,072.00 - $64,500.80 Annually USD

Job Description

Position Scope

***RECRUITMENT IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED***

Under supervision, performs routine semi-skilled and skilled maintenance, repairs and operations of wastewater treatment plants, water production sites; water distribution lines and collections systems.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

The following duties ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification, only a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.
  • Samples/monitors water and wastewater using specialized equipment.
  • Operates, maintains, monitors and adjusts a variety of equipment, including pumps, motors, gauges, meters, aerators, blowers, chlorinators, chemical feeds, sludge equipment and the SCADA system to ensure treated water meets City, County and State quality standards.
  • Performs daily facility inspections by visually checking, equipment, machinery, chemical levels and related systems to ensure proper operation and to detect equipment failures, potential leaks or other problems.
  • Operates wastewater treatment and sludge processing disposal equipment.
  • Performs semi-skilled and skilled construction, maintenance and manual labor; duties will vary according to job assignment.
  • Operates a variety of trucks and equipment in accordance with all safety regulations and procedures.
  • Performs routine wastewater or water line repairs and maintenance; plumbing work; installs and repairs water and sewer lines.
  • Collects and delivers water and wastewater samples to laboratory.
  • Completes required daily documentation, logs and reports.
  • Picks up and delivers materials as directed.
  • Must be available for emergency, on-call rotation.
  • Performs field test for physical or chemical parameters
  • Performs daily entry and record keeping
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.


Minimum Qualifications & Position Requirements

Education and Experience:

High School diploma or GED equivalent. Two (2) years of skilled water/wastewater equipment maintenance or operations experience; OR equivalent combination of education and experience providing the skills, knowledge and ability to perform the required job duties.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of:
  • City policies and procedures.
  • Principles and practices of water and wastewater operations.
  • Equipment maintenance and repair methods and materials.
  • Safety standards and practices.
  • Traffic laws and rules involved in vehicle and equipment operation.
  • Principles of basic documentation and record keeping.

Skill in:
  • Safe and efficient operation of trucks and equipment according to standard operating and safety procedures.
  • Reading and interpreting maps, technical specifications and operations manuals for vehicles and equipment.
  • Following and effectively communicating verbal and written instructions.

Ability to:
  • Create and maintain accurate information.
  • Observe, compare and monitor data to determine compliance with prescribed operating, regulatory or safety standards.
  • Enter data or information using a terminal, PC or other keyboard device.
  • Learn new computer applications.
  • Move heavy objects (50 pounds or more) short distances (20 feet or less).
  • Perceive the full range of the color spectrum
  • Work outside on uneven surfaces in extreme temperatures.

Additional Information
Special Requirements: Grade II Certification, from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality in one or more of the following disciplines: Water Distribution, Water/Wastewater Treatment or Wastewater Collection. Grade III Wastewater Collection Certification is preferred. After-hours, shift, weekends and on-call work may be required. This position requires employees to be on-call on a rotating basis. On-call employees must be available to respond to the job-site within one (1) hour from the time they receive the call. Possession of a valid Arizona Driver's License is required. Possession of a valid Arizona Commercial Driver's License or the ability to obtain one in 6 months may be required.
Physical Demands / Work Environment: Work is performed outdoors, in inclement weather and in public facilities.
Reports To: Water Resources Supervisor, or other supervisory staff
Supervision Exercised: None
FLSA Status: Non-exempt

Employee Benefits & Wellness

The City offers a comprehensive benefits package to full-time classified and management employees. Part-time classified employees may be eligible for select benefits where defined.

For complete Benefit Plan & Wellness Information, please visit the City website at:
Benefits & Wellness

City benefit plans are subject to change at any time.
Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

Buckeye, Arizona United States View Map