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Plant Operator (Wastewater)

Company: City of Hollywood, FL
Location: Hollywood
Posted on: January 11, 2022

Job Description:

The Position JOB SUMMARY: Under the supervision of a specified departmental supervisor, operates treatment facilities to control flow and processing of wastewater, sludge and effluent. The incumbent observes variations in operating conditions and interprets meter and gauge readings and tests results to determine processing requirements. Work is reviewed through observation and written reports for adherence to established policies and work progress. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: * Monitors, adjusts and records data from gauges, meters, control panel and equipment to ensure proper chemical treatment, pressures and flow rates of the wastewater system. * Maintains shift log and records meter and gauge readings. * Extracts samples and performs routine laboratory tests and analyses. * Inspect and clean, if necessary, mechanical equipment in a wastewater treatment plant. * Performs routine troubleshooting on process equipment. * Must effectively and positively represent the City in delivering and performing work with colleagues and clients, irrespective of gender, race, religion, age, disability, political affiliation or belief, or sexual orientation. * Must establish and maintain effective and professional relationships with work colleagues, supervisors and managers. * Performs related work as required for this position description only. The Requirements EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Required: Wastewater Treatment: High School diploma or GED, supplemented by one (1) year of experience in the field of wastewater treatment or a related area. Must possess the ability to obtain a Florida certification class "C" license in wastewater treatment at the first available opportunity. Additional education and experience or an equivalent combination of training and experience may be substituted for the above requirements. CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: * Wastewater Treatment Class C License must be obtained at the first available opportunity * Valid Driver's License: With proof of automobile insurance * Background Check:Must have an acceptable background record * Driving Abstract: Must have an acceptable driving record KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: * Knowledge of basic water/wastewater treatment methods and procedures, sanitary characteristics of water/wastewater and chemicals used in the treatment process. * Knowledge of plant safety precautions. * Skill in the use of a variety of treatment plant equipment including pumps, measuring instruments, valves and laboratory equipment. * Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions. * Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing. * Ability to gather and maintain complete and accurate records. * Ability to establish and maintain effective and professional relationships with work colleagues, supervisors, managers and the public. The Examination Required Education and Background Information: Look over the announcement carefully to determine your eligibility. Please note minimum education and experience requirements. Closed competitive positions are open only to employees while open competitive positions are open to anyone who meets the minimum qualifications for the position. Evidence of GED test score is required if submitted for high school diploma. Applicants are responsible for clearly documenting work experience and/or providing all relevant information at the time of application. Additional information will not be accepted after the announcement closing date Examination: Depending on the number of applicants and the quality of their education and experience, the examination may consist of one or more of the following tests: written examination, performance examination, education and experience evaluation, oral examination and/or other job related examinations. You will be notified of the time and place of your examination when you file or later by mail. A passing grade is required on each part of the process. Repeated participation in any examination for which the same test is used is limited to once every 6 months. Your examination results will be sent by email as soon as possible after the grading is completed. Final passing grades are used to determine a candidate's position on the eligibility list of successful candidates. Departments fill vacancies from this list. The top three names are considered for each vacancy unless otherwise modified. Those not appointed are returned to the eligibility list for further consideration in accordance with the Civil Service Ordinance. Your name will remain on a register for one year for open competitive examinations and two years for closed competitive except where labor contract conflicts. Your name may be removed from an eligibility list prior to one year according to Hollywood's Civil Service Ordinance or labor contracts. Your eligibility may be cancelled if you refuse a position or if you are not available for work. You are responsible for notifying the Employment Office, in writing, of any change in your address or telephone number. Special Accommodation and Communication Needs: The City of Hollywood provides necessary reasonable accommodation in the examination process upon request to persons with disabilities. Such requests must be made PRIOR to any scheduled examination. Veteran's Preference:The City values the service that veterans and their family members have given to our country, and as such, proactively recruits and hires veterans and qualified spouses to the greatest extent possible. Certain servicemembers and veterans, and the spouses and family members of such servicemembers and veterans, receive preference and priority, and certain servicemembers may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements. To obtain veteran's preference, candidates MUST submit a copy of separation papers (DD214) and meet eligibility requirements as stipulated by the Florida Statutes. For additional information, please refer to theFlorida Department of Veterans' Affairs. Additional Information All successful applicants will be required to pass an extensive background which may include criminal history searches, driving history checks, credit report, courthouse searches, education verification, employment verification, professional license verification, or other search methods as deemed necessary for the position. In addition, the applicant will be required to undergo a medical examination, which may include a drug screening, prior to appointment. Employment of Relatives:The City of Hollywood has an Ordinance which regulates the employment of relatives of City employees. Effective January 28, 2008, a relative may only be hired under the following additional conditions: * The relative must have competed in an appropriate examination process as determined by Human Resources and be placed on a civil service eligibility list; * The relative must be among the top three ranked candidates available on the certified eligibility list unless expanded by the Civil Service Board; * The Department or Office Director and the Director, Human Resources must demonstrate that it is in the best interests of the City of Hollywood to hire the relative of a public officer or employee. As of 12/15/2005 the City will require all newly hired employees to sign an affidavit affirming non-usage of tobacco or tobacco products within the last yearprior to submission of application and will continue to be a non-user of tobacco products throughout employment with the City of Hollywood. REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: The Employment Office will make reasonable efforts in the examination and workplace to accommodate persons with disabilities. Please advise Human Resources of special needs by calling (954) 921-3216. All applicants receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, abilities, marital status, political affiliation, familial status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity and expression (except as limited by law, Personnel Rules, Collective Bargaining Agreements, or bona fide occupational disqualifications). The City of Hollywood is an Equal Opportunity / Equal Access Employer.

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