Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator III (Special Districts)*

  • San Bernardino, California
  • Jun 04, 2022
Full Time Construction and Skilled Trades Water and Wastewater Treatment
  • Salary: $54,350.40 - $73,070.40 Annually USD

Job Description

The Job


San Bernardino County has reciprocity with CalPERS and other California '37 Act counties.
Excellent Benefits Package includes reti rement, health, vacation, certification differentials, & much more!

San Bernardino County's Department of Public Works, Special Districts, Water and Sanitation Division is recruiting for Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators III * who are responsible for the safe and economical operation and maintenance of water distribution, water treatment, wastewater collection and wastewater treatment facilities. Duties consist of operating wastewater treatment facilities to control flow and processing of wastewater to meet discharge permits; coordinating and assisting with preventive and corrective maintenance projects on water/wastewater systems throughout the County; and optimizing water/wastewater treatment system's processes to ensure regulatory compliance and water quality are maintained at all times.

These positions are assigned to Special Districts only; work sites are located throughout the County, including high/low deserts, mountains, and valleys. At some of the smaller wastewater plants, this position may include responsibility as the Chief Plant Operator, with an additional 5% hourly compensation while performing these duties.

*Official Title: Treatment Plant Operator III (Special Districts). For more detailed information, refer to the job description .

Pre-Employment Process: Applicants must successfully pass a background check and a job-related physical exam, including a drug test, prior to employment.
Health and Physical: Persons seeking appointment to this class must meet the health and physical condition standards deemed necessary and proper for performance of the duties established by the San Bernardino County Special Districts Department.
-Must obtain a State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) Water Distribution Operator Grade D1 certification within 12 months or 2 consecutive test cycles, from date of employment; failure to do so may result in return to former classification or termination.
-Must obtain a SWRCB Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Grade III within 18 months of employment; failure to do so may result in return to former classification or termination. Additional compensation may be available for employees possessing certifications at a higher level than required for the assigned site, and/or for specialized industry-specific certifications.
License: Must obtain and maintain a CA Class A unrestricted driver's license with tanker endorsement within 18 months of employment, or be terminated.
Travel: Travel throughout the County is required. A valid CA driver's license and proof of automobile liability insurance is required at time of appointment and must
Assignment: Employees on call must respond by phone within 30 minutes. Employees may be assigned to one region, but are expected to work any site located throughout the County, to meet the Department's needs. Incumbents are required to be available on-call evenings, weekends, and holidays, as needed. Sites/locations encompass the mountains, deserts, and the valley.

Minimum Requirements

Must meet all of the following:
Certification: Current Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Grade II, issued by the CA State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB).
Experience: Two (2) years of recent experience (within the last 5 years) as an operator in a Wastewater Treatment plant.
License: Must possess a valid CA Class C or higher driver's license.

Substitution: Possession of SWRCB Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Grade III certification with one (1) year of the above listed experience is qualifying.

Copy of treatment certificate must be attached to the application.

Desired Qualifications

The ideal candidates will have lead worker experience with other Water Plant Operators, as well as a CA class A driver license, in addition to possession of the SWRCB Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Grade III certification, SWRCB D2 Water Distribution certification, SWRCB T2 Water Treatment certification, California Water Environment Association (CWEA) Collection System Grade 2 certification, and San Bernardino County Back Flow certification, along with experience using SCADA computer program.

Selection Process

There will be a competitive evaluation of qualifications based on the information provided in the Application, as well as the information provided as a response to the Supplemental Questionnaire. You are encouraged to include detailed descriptions of your qualifying experience and skills, as only the most highly qualified applicants will be referred to the Department. In addition, a written examination may also be administered.

All communications regarding the recruitment process will be via e-mail. Applicants are encouraged to check their e-mail frequently to learn additional information regarding this recruitment. Check your GovernmentJobs account for notifications. Update your firewalls to allow e-mails from San Bernardino County through governmentjobs.com. Update your Spam, Junk, and Bulk settings to ensure it will not spam/block/filter communications from e-mail addresses with the following domain: "@hr.sbcounty.gov". Finally, be sure to keep your personal information updated. Taking these steps now will help ensure you receive all communications regarding this recruitment.

Application Procedure : To be considered for this excellent opportunity, please complete and submit the online employment application and supplemental questionnaire. This recruitment will remain open until a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the application and/or supplemental questionnaire.

To ensure timely and successful submission of your online application, please allow ample time to complete and submit your application before the posted filing deadline. Applicants will be automatically logged-out if they have not submitted the application and all required materials prior to the posted deadline. Once your application has been successfully submitted you will receive an onscreen confirmation and an email. We recommend that you save and/or print these for your records. Please note, if you do not receive an onscreen confirmation and an email acknowledging our receipt of your application we have not received your application.

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EEO/ADA: San Bernardino County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant employer, committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants.

ADA Accommodation: If you have a disability and require accommodations in the testing process, submit the Special Testing Accommodations Request Form within one week of a recruitment filing deadline.

Veterans' Preference: Eligible veterans and their spouse or widow(er) who are not current County employees may be awarded additional Veterans' Preference points. Click here for information and instructions to request Veteran's Preference points.

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Remote-eligible (Remote work is a type of flexible working arrangement that allows an employee to work from remote location)


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