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Senior Water Treatment Operator
DEFINITION:
Under the general direction of the Supervisor, leads, oversees, reviews and performs work activities and duties assigned to the Water Treatment Operators and assumes responsibility for the more difficult and complex tasks.
 
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS:
The Senior Water Treatment Operator Is the advanced journey-level classification responsible for overseeing work crews in the maintenance, repair and installation of the water treatment systems. This classification is distinguished from the Water Utilities Supervisor classification by the performance of daily maintenance tasks and operations.
 
SUPERVISION EXERCISED:
 
Exercises direct technical and functional supervision over lower-level maintenance crews and staff.
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Examples of Essential Functions
 
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.
  • Lead, oversee, review and perform the work of staff responsible for the maintenance of water treatment facilities and equipment.
  • Supervise the operation and maintenance of construction equipment and/or machinery including backhoes, pumping equipment, dump trucks, and well boosters.
  • Assist in the training of lower-level personnel in the areas of work, ensure adherence to safe work methods, procedures and practices; identify training opportunities and needs; make recommendations to higher-level staff.
  • Evaluate assigned work projects; estimate time, manpower and equipment necessary for the successful completion of the project; acquire necessary resources as is appropriate; estimate quantities and determine correct types and amounts of materials.
  • Instruct maintenance staff in safety procedures and techniques and perform safety tailgate meetings at job sites.
  • Check chlorine system; take water samples throughout system on an as-needed basis and perform special well samplings as needed; prepare water samples for testing and processing.
  • Respond to questions and concerns from the general public; provide information as is appropriate and resolve service complaints.
  • Write and prepare reports on daily activities of the division maintenance staff.
  • Monitor and scan telemetry system for reservoir and well activity and status.
  • Maintain the upkeep to well sites, booster stations, and pressure reducing valve (PRV) stations on a regular basis.
  • Maintain records of installations and repairs of treatment equipment.
  • Perform pipefitting and fabrication work as necessary.
  • Give recommendations to upper staff on treatment system improvements. 
  • Responsible for the preparation, creation and execution of daily, weekly, quarterly and yearly, preventive maintenance scheduling of treatment facility equipment and reporting of PMS to supervisor.
  • Maintain prompt and regular attendance.
  • Perform other related duties as required.
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Position: Senior Water Treatment Operator
Organization: City of Colton
Location: Colton,  CA 
United States
Salary: $64,550.10 - $78,460.93 (USD) Annually
Posting Start Date: 6/15/2022
Date Posted: 6/15/2022
Requirements QUALIFICATIONS
 
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
 
A typical way to obtain this knowledge and abilities would be to possess:
 
Education:  A high school diploma or equivalent is required.

AND
 
Experience:  Four (4) years of experience as a Water Treatment Operator II or equivalent, performing duties directly applicable to assigned area of responsibility and have the necessary certifications and licenses.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • Possession of a class “B” California driver’s license with air breaks, tanker, and Hazmat endorsements is required.
  • Possession of a State Water Resources Control Board Grade III Water Distribution Operator Certificate is required.
  • Possession of a State Water Resources Control Board Grade II Water Treatment Operator Certificate is required.
  • A State Water Resources Control Board Grade III Water Treatment Operator Certificate is desired.
 
Additional Requirements:
Depending on the needs of the City, the incumbent of this classification may be required to maintain additional licenses or certificates and Continuing Education Units. The incumbent may be required to work outside the traditional work schedule. May be subject to call out/call back or stand-by scheduling.
 
Additional Information
Knowledge of:
Supervisory techniques and methods; chlorinating principles and disinfectant requirements as required; methods, materials, tools and equipment used in repair of water facility equipment. Heavy motor equipment operation and maintenance; water sampling procedures; hydraulic testing of electrical pumps and motors; telemetry control functions; water system emergency operations relating to water facility hydraulics; measurement techniques and projection to ensure ample water supply to set zone requirements; basic OSHA and Cal-OSHA safety regulations; modern office equipment, including computer and applicable software; report writing and record-keeping methods.
 
Ability to:
Effectively lead maintenance work crews; train and instruct in proper water treatment system maintenance procedures and safety procedures; methods, materials, tools and equipment used in repair of water treatment facility equipment, water sampling procedures, and hydraulic testing of electrical pumps and motors; basic telemetry control functions; water system emergency operations relating to water treatment facility hydraulics; measurement techniques and projection to ensure ample water supply to set zone requirements; monitor SCADA system for system operations; work cooperatively with the public, various City departments, and Water Utilities division staff; record-keeping methods; hold safety tailgate meetings within the treatment section of the Water Division.
 
Skill to:
Safely operate heavy equipment,  small hand tools,  and residual test kits in the maintenance and repair of water facilities; safely apply and distribute chlorine as needed; operate computer and applicable software.
 
Recruitment and Selection Process
The candidates with the most desired qualifications, and that best meet the city's needs will be invited to participate in the Oral Board Interview process. Candidates successful in this process will have their names certified to an eligibility list. This list is valid for one (1) year.
 
Disaster Service Worker Government Code Section 3100

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Status: This listing expires on: 8/14/2022
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Organization Information
Name:
City of Colton
Address:
650 N. La Cadena Drive

Colton,  CA 92324
United States
Email:
hrdept@coltonca.gov
Phone:
(909) 370-5062
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Contact:
Human Resources