Water & Wastewater System Operator

Missoula County
Missoula, MT
United States
Job Description
Water & Wastewater System OperatorSalary$25.34 HourlyLocation Missoula, MTJob TypeRegular Full-time, 40 hours/weekJob Number2023-00268DepartmentPublic Works- RSID 901Opening Date12/12/2023Bargaining UnitNon-Union Personnel PlanWork SiteMissoula CountyScheduling/Hours of WorkFull TimeThis is a full-time opportunity with many benefits! As a Missoula County employee, you will be part of a team that is committed to positively impacting the community. The base rate of pay for this position is $25.34 per hour. The Public Works Department is seeking a Water & Wastewater System Operator to join their team. This position will perform duties to operate and maintain sewer, water treatment and water distribution systems within approved rural special improvement districts, (RSIDs), for the Missoula County Public Works Department. Details: Priority screening will begin on Wednesday, December 27, 2023. It is in your best interest to apply by this date. Applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established or the position has been filled.To Apply:Please complete all sections of the online application, even if a resume is requested.Please include with your completed application the following attachments: Class 3 Water Distribution certification and a Class 3 Water Treatment certification. Incomplete applications will be disqualified.Complete job description available upon request to the Department of Human Resources.Representative Examples of WorkWithin each assigned RSID, operates and adjusts equipment to provide to subscribers clean, potable water for domestic and commercial uses; and operates and adjusts equipment to treat human residential, commercial and industrial wastes to render them safe for discharge. Supervises employees assigned to special improvement maintenance districts including training, scheduling and evaluating employees and scheduling and overseeing work in the districts. Hires outside contractors to provide a variety of services in the maintenance of water and wastewater systems in the districts. Monitors the maintenance and operation of the systems, including site visits and SCADA reports. Responds to alarms and complaints. Inspects changes and connections to the system. Completes or maintains operator logs, records, reports, check lists etc. Issues permits; investigates complaints and resolves problems. Perform semi-skilled mechanical, electrical and/or electronic equipment maintenance and preventive maintenance on controls, meters, valves, etc., to include diagnosing problems, requisitioning materials and installing replacement parts. Repairs and maintains equipment, pumps, compressors, valves, motorized equipment, water and sewer lines. Performs technical work on the water wells and distribution system. Performs necessary water/wastewater diagnostic tests. Provides oversight of testing on water and sewage systems, including tests for plant process control and laboratory QA/QC. Reads meters; adjusts switches, meters and controls; keeps records. Adds chemicals as necessary. Takes instrument readings, records and reports data as appropriate for local, state or federal authorities. Assists in drafting, clarifying and enforcing district policies and requests for connection, annexation etc. Assists in budget preparation and monitors and approves expenditures from approved budget. May prepare claims and payroll documents. May participate in meetings and conferences. OTHER DUTIES: Assists the public with problems and questions relating to water, wastewater and public health concerns. Performs related work as required or directed.Minimum QualificationsRequires a Class 3 Water Distribution certification and a Class 3 Water Treatment certification.Requires at least three years of increasingly responsible experience in the maintenance and operation of water treatment and distribution, and wastewater systems.One year of supervisory experience is desired.Physical/Environmental DemandsPosition is subject to regular periods of assigned on-call duty including nights, weekends and holidays. Exposed to high voltage equipment and moving parts. Work requires standing or walking for extended periods of time and requires frequent physical exertion such as lifting of moderately heavy objects, (21 to 50 lbs), with occasional lifting over 100 lbs; bending and stooping. Requires working out of doors, in extreme weather conditions or under other adverse conditions and confined spaces such as street trenches, manholes, dry-wells, tanks or in close proximity to heavy equipment in operation. Involves moderate risk which requires safety precautions working with corrosive and irritating chemicals and contagious sewage water and diseases.Located halfway between Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks and home to the University of Montana, Missoula is an academic center situated in an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise. Depending on the season, you can hike, ski, fish, float rivers, ride mountain bikes, or just sit back and marvel at the surrounding scenery. Join us in scenic, sophisticated, and service-oriented Missoula!Missoula County covers over 2,618 square miles of mountain lands varying in topography and climate from temperate river valleys to snow-capped peaks. Five large valleys and two major rivers wind through this mountainous region. Missoula County is large and diverse, featuring everything from the spectacular scenery of Clark Fork River running through town to lush ranches and a growing economy of small business. Skiers, outdoor enthusiasts, wildlife watchers, mothers and fathers, business owners, vacationers, fisherman, retirees, students, and many others have grown to love Missoula County's boundless opportunities.AgencyMissoula CountyAddress200 W BroadwayMissoula, Montana, 59802Phone406-258-4874Websitehttp://www.missoulacounty.us