Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator/Trainee

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No.: WTPO-02-18-23 Name: Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator/Trainee
Type: Civil Service Exams Deadline: 12/30/22 05:00PM
Exam Date: 02/18/23 08:30AM
Salary: Varies with other agencies

Description of Duties

This is a trainee position in the field of wastewater treatment operation designed to develop the technical skills required to independently perform duties in the safe and efficient operation and maintenance of a Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant with or without facilities for the activated sludge process (including all modifications).  Duties involve learning how to perform active regular on-site operational functions with facilities for chemical precipitation, sludge vacuum filtration, sludge incineration, separate sludge digestion, or any other biological oxidation process, including activated sludge, and the stabilization or oxidation process.  Upon successful completion of the training period, including possession of valid Wastewater Operator Certification issued by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation at the appropriate grade for the plant at which employed (Grade 3A, 3 or 2; dependent on type of plant), employee will advance to Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator without further civil service examination.  The employee reports directly to, and works under the direct supervision of, a Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator or other higher level staff member.


Minimum Qualifications

TRAINEE:          Graduation from high school or possession of an equivalency diploma.


OPERATOR:      Possession of a valid New York Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) Operator

    Certification as required by one of the Wastewater Treatment Plants listed below*


                                        Wastewater Treatment Plant      Certificate

                                       Town of Webster                         Grade 3A

                                       Village of Webster                       Grade 3

                                       Village of Honeoye Falls             Grade 2


Special Requirements:

*Provide copy of valid New York Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) Operator Certification with application.


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