City of Newberry Water and Wastewater Operator I in Newberry, Florida

The City of Newberry is accepting applications for individuals to fill the full-time position of Water and Wastewater Operator I. This is technical work involved in all aspects of the operation and maintenance of the Cityandrsquo;s Wastewater and Water Plants. The employee works under the general direction of the Water/Wastewater Supervisor. The employee typically works shifts in combination with other Operators but may be assigned to work certain shifts alone.QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTSGraduation from an accredited high school or possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma.Possession of a valid Class andldquo;Candrdquo; Water and/or Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators Certification issued by the State of Florida (FAC 62-602).Upon obtaining any higher level license in water and/or wastewater beyond the Class andldquo;Candrdquo; while employed with the City is subject to a 5% pay increase pending Utility Directors approval.A minimum of one (1) year experience in the operation of a water and/or wastewater treatment plant.Must possess a valid Florida Driverandrsquo;s License with record acceptable to the City Driving Policy and insurance program.Must be able to obtain a Class andldquo;Bandrdquo; CDL with air brake endorsement within six (6) months of employment.Must be able to obtain Backflow Tester/Repair Certification within six (6) months of employment.Preferred Skills Maintenance of Traffic (MOT) Intermediate Level Training Certification preferred or obtained as required.Must possess ability to use heavy equipment.This position may be subject to vaccines when necessary.ADDITIONAL NOTESThis position is subject to the Hepatitis B vaccine and other vaccines when necessary. Must maintain a telephone for emergency contact.Skilled in the use of basic mechanical repair tools and procedures.Knowledge of state and federal codes, rules and regulations pertaining to the safe and continuous operation of the treatment facilities.Knowledge of laboratory procedures, filed tests and sample collection techniques for water and wastewater are preferred.ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIESMonitors the water and wastewater treatment facilities performance to ensure effective treatment and pumping of the Cityandrsquo;s supply and makes adjustments to the treatment process or pumping, as required, to effectively treat and deliver potable water and/or clean wastewater effluent in compliance with all rules, regulations and the facilityandrsquo;s standard operating procedure.Prepares Monthly and Quarterly Operating Reports for timely submission to regulatory agencies.Collects various wastewater samples for laboratory testing and analyses; reviews and interprets results; makes modifications to treatment and other processes to comply with codes, rules and regulations.Immediately reports unusual increases or decreases in bacteria, chemicals or physical properties to the Water/Wastewater Supervisor.Uses a variety of field test kits to conduct tests on wastewater (chlorine residual, pH, and process control).Maintains and updates safety and fire preventions equipment to ensure it is functional and operational.Maintains facilities, structures, buildings, and grounds to ensure they are in a proper state of repair, safe and well kept.Maintains records and charts for recording wastewater and process control data and to document the operation of equipment and systems.Performs preventive maintenance on pumps, auxiliary engines, motors, buildings, and structures.Repairs minor breaks and damage to water and wastewater systems in order to minimize interruption of service.Investigates and resolves complaints and problems with customer, the public and other staff members.Requires the ability to apply principles of rational systems; to interpret instructions furnished in written, oral, diagrammatic, or schedule form; and to exercise independent judgement to adopt or modify methods and standards to meet variation in assigned objectives.Requires the ability exer