Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator I
City of Cedar Falls - Cedar Falls, IA

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City of Cedar Falls is seeking applicants to certify a Civil Service list for a Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator I. Starting pay: $17.688/hr. Candidates must possess the ability to: perform complex/responsible plant operator duties under minimal supervision; operate the wastewater treatment plant on an assigned shift under general supervision; perform minor and major plant repair work; maintain assigned treatment plant facilities; and perform related work as required.

Candidates must be high school graduates and possess experience in wastewater treatment plant operations or any equivalent combination of experience/training that would provide the following knowledge/skills/abilities: knowledge of the principles and processes of wastewater treatment, ability to read/interpret gauges/recording devices, ability to make standardized bacteriological and chemical tests, ability to make repairs and adjustments to plant equipment, including motors and pumps, and ability to perform heavy manual labor.

Position requires candidates to be in possession of (or in the process of obtaining) an Iowa Grade I Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator’s certificate. Certification requirements and testing details can be found at http://www.iowadnr.gov/InsideDNR/RegulatoryWater/Certification/WaterWastewaterOperators.aspx Position also requires a good driving record and ability to obtain/maintain a Class B Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) within the 6 month probationary period from date of hire. Upon a conditional offer of employment, a physical exam including lifting assessment and drug screen will be required. Position is subject to DOT random drug and alcohol screening and requires an on-site interview with candidates meeting the above minimum qualifications. A $10 Civil Service fee is required with application materials (fee will be refunded to those not meeting minimum qualifications). Candidates meeting the minimum qualifications will be notified of interview information.

For consideration, submit a completed application form (available at Cedar Falls City Hall or click the link found at the top of this page) and $10 Civil Service fee by February 15, 2013 at 4:30 p.m. to: City of Cedar Falls, Admin. Services Dept.-Attn: WWTP Opr I, 220 Clay Street, Cedar Falls, IA 50613. Grade I certification must be acquired and documentation submitted before March 20, 2013. Equal Opportunity Employer

Publication Date/Time:

1/17/2013 12:00 AM

Closing Date/Time:

3/20/2013 4:30 PM

Qualifications:

Candidates must be high school graduates and possess experience in wastewater treatment plant operations or any equivalent combination of experience/training that would provide the following knowledge/skills/abilities: knowledge of the principles and processes of wastewater treatment, ability to read/interpret gauges/recording devices, ability to make standardized bacteriological and chemical tests, ability to make repairs and adjustments to plant equipment, including motors and pumps, and ability to perform heavy manual labor. Position requires candidates to be in possession of (or in the process of obtaining) an Iowa Grade I Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator’s certificate. Position also requires a good driving record and ability to obtain/maintain a Class B Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) within the 6 month probationary period from date of hire.

Special Requirements:

Upon a conditional offer of employment, a physical exam including lifting assessment and drug screen will be required. Position is subject to DOT random drug and alcohol screening and requires an on-site interview with candidates meeting the above minimum qualifications.

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