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Water Resource Recovery Operator Trainee

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No.: PWRROT-0921-19 Name: Water Resource Recovery Operator Trainee
Type: Civil Service Exams Deadline: 08/12/19 05:00PM
Exam Date: 09/21/19 08:30AM Price: N/A
Salary: CSEA Salary Group 12

Description of Duties

This is a two (2) year trainee position in the Department of Environmental Services wastewater treatment plants and pumping facilities, in which employees (1) learn and master various tasks and safety procedures associated with their operation and (2) are provided training to obtain a Grade III-A Wastewater Treatment Operator (WTO) certification issued under the provisions of part 650 of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Regulations. Upon successful completion of the training period and attainment of the Grade III-A WTO certification, permanent employees are promoted to the title of Water Resource Recovery Operator without further civil service testing.  Employees who do not successfully attain the Grade III-A WTO certificate and complete the training within the two (2) year period will be removed from the position.  Employees will be given various assignments and training related to preliminary, primary and secondary treatment; solids handling, odor control, sampling, disinfection, wet weather flow handling, aeration process control, energy management, process troubleshooting, pumping systems, safe operating practices, State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) permit compliance and Discharge Monitoring Report (DMR), supervision, work order entry, and process monitoring. Duties further include manual labor, working in confined spaces, and require shift and weekend work, and remaining on call for emergencies. The employee reports directly to, and works under the general supervision of a Senior Water Resource Recovery Operator or other higher-level staff member. 

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must be permanently employed in the non-competitive class at the Monroe County Department of Environmental Services and must have served continuously on a permanent basis for twenty-four (24) months holding the position of Water Resource Recovery Assistant immediately preceding the date of the written test.

 

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