First Review - July 27, 2020
Under direct supervision, operates the city of Bremerton’s Class IV secondary wastewater treatment plant, eastside UV/CSO plant (ESTP), and WWTP odor control system, and related equipment. Performs skilled, journeyman-level work in monitoring, repairing and controlling the functioning of plant equipment and processes to ensure compliance with state and federal standards and NPDES requirements.
Representative Essential Duties and Responsibilities
(Note – This list is intended only to illustrate the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements does not exclude them from the position. )
Performed Under Direct Supervision:
• Monitors and operates all plant/pump station equipment and makes process changes based on collected data analysis and visual inspection; troubleshoots process and makes process decisions. Operates plant centrifuge, maintains flow rates, and consistency for biosolids production.
• Ensures plant effluent meets or exceeds Washington State Department of Ecology permit requirements.
• Operates and maintains WWTP’s Odor Control System.
• Performs lab duties on the weekends (retrieves samples and secures to prevent contamination), and as needed during regular plant hours.
• Coordinates with maintenance staff as needed.
• Responds to all emergency situations as directed.
• Inspects all machinery and equipment; performs repair, maintenance and preventative maintenance on all plant equipment as required. Troubleshoots equipment malfunctions.
• Maintains and records data in logbook and computer databases.
• Makes operational decisions and assists with maintenance decisions based on review of directives, lab data, and log entries from previous shifts.
• Coordinates hazardous chemical transfers and mixes chemicals as necessary for process operations.
• Maintains control of tools and equipment inventory and assures cleanliness of all wastewater facilities during assigned shift.
• Conducts educational tours for the public as required.
• Responds to odor complaints and makes necessary adjustments.
• Monitors, operates and assists users of the recreational vehicle sanitary disposal site.
• Performs landscape maintenance duties at the Westside WWTP and ensures proper maintenance of landscape equipment.
• Performs janitorial duties at the WWTP and ESTP.
• Regular attendance is an essential requirement
• Performs related work as assigned and/or required
Qualifying Education and Experience (Minimum Requirements)
Equivalent to high school graduation, six (6) months experience in the wastewater or water field and eighteen (18) months experience performing manual work in operating hand tools and small equipment. A valid Washington State Driver's License is required.Examination Process
• Valid Washington State driver’s license.
• Possession and maintenance of a Washington State Wastewater Treatment Plant OIT certificate.
• Must be able to obtain a Washington State CPR/First Aid Certificate within 12 months of hire.
• Fork lift and crane certificate must be obtained by a date set by the City. (City will provide training.)
WWTP Operator Trainee Special Conditions: Incumbents in the trainee classification perform all the duties in a learning capacity as a probationary employee. Trainees work under close supervision while acquiring the required qualifications, licenses and certifications. Incumbents are required to become sufficiently proficient in the performance of the duties so as to advance to WWTP Operator in a maximum of twenty-four (24) months from entry into the trainee position. If at the end of twenty-four (24) months incumbents are not qualified to advance to WWTP Operator I, they shall be removed from the position in accordance with the Labor Agreement.
• City policies, procedures, and guidelines.
• Principles, practices, materials and procedures related to the operation and maintenance of a Class IV secondary wastewater treatment plant and UV/CSO facility.
• Secondary advanced activated sludge process which includes biotower and aeration basins with fine bubble diffusers.
• Odor scrubber systems.
• All applicable laboratory equipment and procedures as required by DOE permit.
• Health and safety hazards/precautions connected with sewage treatment plant operations and maintenance.
• Computer operations including Microsoft Word and Excel, data management, and specific programs related to wastewater plant operations and maintenance.
• Operate a variety of plant pumping, treatment, and odor control equipment.
• Safe use and care of hand tools, power tools, construction and maintenance equipment, lab equipment, and landscaping and lawn maintenance equipment. Communicate technical information clearly and concisely, both in writing and verbally.
• Follow all safety practices and procedures.
• Prioritize daily routine around unforeseen incidents/occurrences to preserve the integrity of the plant process, equipment and effluent.
• Operate a variety of plant pumping, treatment, and odor control equipment and analyze and act on a variety of data and instrument reading, and respond quickly to plant operations problems.
• Communicate effectively both in writing and verbally.
• Accurately log instrument readings and operating information.
• Log hours and materials used/purchased into the WWTP work order system (MP2).
• Analyze and act on a variety of data and instrument reading, and respond quickly to plant operations problems.
• Understand, implement and adhere to the current Plant NPDES Permit.
• Requires the employee to talk, receive and understand written and oral communication and to also give written and oral instructions in the English language.
• This position requires the ability to calculate mathematics problems and equations.
• Follow all safety practices and procedures.
• Enter and work in a confined space as per City and OSHA regulations.
• The ability to get along with others and be part of a team.
Applicants can apply on-line by clicking apply now, or application packets may be obtained from the Human Resources Department, Cobweb, or by calling (360) 473-5348.
First Review - July 27, 2020.
Required Application Materials: City application and personal résumé are required. Incomplete application packets will not be considered. Required application materials must be returned to the Human Resources Office by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. The City of Bremerton is NOT responsible for errors of any kind with faxed or e-mailed application packets. Original signature is required on paper application forms. It is the responsibility of the applicant to carefully list all pertinent experience and training.
Appraisal of Experience and Education/Training: Application packets will be evaluated on the basis of information provided. Applicant’s education, training, and experience will be assessed. The passing score is 70%. The top qualifying candidates will be invited to participate further in the examination process. Meeting or exceeding qualifications does not guarantee the applicant will be invited to participate in the oral examination process.
Oral Examination: A panel will evaluate the applicant’s training, experience, and ability to perform the job.
Placement on the eligibility list is determined by weighted examination scores as follows:
Appraisal of application packet regarding Experience and Education/Training -
Passing Score 70% - Weight 40%
Oral Examination - Passing Score 70% - Weight 60%
Applicants must achieve a score of 70% or better on each portion of the exam in order to be placed on the hiring list.
NOTE TO APPLICANTS WITH DISABILITIES: Applicants with disabilities who will need special accommodation for examination must advise Human Resources no later than one (1) week prior to the scheduled examination so that appropriate arrangements can be made. (360) 473-5348.
Fair Labor Standards Act: The classification is non-exempt under the laws of Fair Labor Standards Act minimum wage and overtime provisions.
Representation: The classification is included in the bargaining unit pursuant to the Recognition Article of the current labor agreement between the City of Bremerton and the Teamsters Local 589.
Civil Service: The classification is excluded from the City's Civil Service System.
Appointment and Removal Authority: The position is filled by appointment by the Department Head. Removal is by action of the Department Head in conformance with Human Resources Policies.
This classification specification does not constitute an employment agreement between the City and employee. It is subject to change by the City, with the approval of Human Resources, as the needs of the City and requirements change.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
It is the policy of the City of Bremerton to offer equal employment opportunity to all individuals. The City of Bremerton will administer all actions with respect to employment practices in compliance with federal, state and local laws, and will not discriminate in any employment practice on the basis of age (40+), sex, race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation/gender identity, marital status, military status, or the presence of any physical, mental or sensory disability.
The City of Bremerton does not discriminate on the basis of disability in programs and activities, which it operates pursuant to the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and ADA Amendments Act. This policy extends to both employment and admission to participation in the programs, services and activities of the City of Bremerton. Reasonable accommodation for employees or applicants for employment will be provided.
The City of Bremerton is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce.