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City of Cambridge | Superintendent of Public Works and Water & Wastewater Operator

The City of Cambridge is hiring a Superintendent of Public Works and a Water & Wastewater Operator.

General Duties:
Incumbent plans, manages, oversees and directs the operations and services of the Public Works Department which may include water treatment, water distribution, sewer treatment, sewer collection, storm water, streets, facilities and equipment maintenance, parks, and public areas and facilities. This position requires that the employee can operate numerous pieces of water and wastewater equipment, perform work with minimal supervision and maintain the required certifications or skills for the assigned job. The principal duties of this class are performed in buildings and outdoor environment that may involve inclement weather and potential personal hazards. Also coordinates activities with other City Officials, departments, outside agencies and organizations; Work is performed under the direction of the Mayor and the City Council. Coordinates activities with other City Officials, departments, outside agencies and organizations. Flexible hours.

Minimum Acceptable Experience and Training:
Must possess IBOL Water Treatment 1 or higher license, and Wastewater Treatment 1 or higher license. Must be able to obtain Water Distribution 1 and Wastewater Collection 1 licenses within 3 years. Applicant must possess and maintain a valid current Idaho driver’s license. A CDL is not required because the City owns no heavy equipment. High school diploma or GED equivalency is required. Computer skills are required. Willing and able to work alone in a one person public works dept. Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the duties of this job.

For more information contact City Clerk/Treasurer, Sandra McKee, at (208) 257-3318 or cityofcambridge@ctcweb.net

Job Description

Employment Application

 

 


Entry Level – Public Works – City of Kimberly

The City of Kimberly is accepting applications for entry level position in our Public Works Department. Starting wage is $15.00 an hour d.o.e. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Successful Applicant must have a High School Diploma or equivalent and a current Valid Idaho Driver’s License.  Successful applicant must currently hold a Class 1 Water Distribution and/or Class 1 Wastewater Collection licenses or the ability to obtain them within 1 year of employment. Successful applicant must have or obtain a class B CDL within 6 months of employment. A benefit package including PERSI retirement, health, dental, vision, std, ltd, and life insurance is provided. Application and Job Description is on line at www.cityofkimberly.org or at Kimberly City Hall, 242 Highway 30 E Kimberly, Idaho 83341 Applications may be emailed to jkloer@cityofkimberly.org  EOE and Drug Free Workplace.


The City of Driggs is taking applications for the following positions:

Wastewater Plant Operator Class III

The City of Driggs, a small resort town nestled in the Teton Mountains on the Wyoming/Idaho border is seeking a Class III Wastewater Plant Operator (or ability to obtain within one year).  Come enjoy small town life in the mountains with world class skiing, fishing, hunting and multitudes of other outdoor activities

Primary responsibilities include the operation of the wastewater treatment plant and wastewater collection system.  Secondary responsibilities include a variety of other public works tasks associated with a small mountain town.  Join our Public Works team for a stable, exciting career with opportunities to learn and advance.  A full job description and application is available on the City of Driggs website at www.driggs.govoffice.com. Excellent benefits package included. To apply, submit an application, resume and cover letter to jmaz@driggsidaho.org or in person at Driggs City Hall 60 South Main Driggs ID 83422. Open until filled. Veteran’s Preference applies.

Starting Salary Range:  $42,000-52,000 DOE


Water Operator/Public Works | City of Heyburn

The City of Heyburn is accepting applications for current full-time employment opportunities in its Water Department. We are looking for someone with or without a water license with an interest in the water industry.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

High School Diploma or equivalent

  1. Have or be willing to obtain a CDL Drivers Licence
  2. Have or be willing to obtain Licences for Water distribution

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Tasks require a variety of physical activities. Physical activity and demands are frequently related to walking, standing, stooping, climbing, lifting, sitting, and reaching.  Ability to lift 50 lbs. on a regular basis with added ability to lift 100 lbs. at times. Willing to work in all types of weather conditions day or night if needed. Talking, hearing and seeing or other effective communication is essential to job performance.  Mental application utilizes memory for details, emotional stability and discriminating thinking common to most job functions.  Frequent travel required in course of performing portions of job functions.

Disclaimer:

The above statements describe the general nature, level, and type of work performed by the incumbent(s) assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, demands, and skills required of personnel so classified.  Job descriptions are not intended to and do not imply or create any employment, compensation, or contract rights to any person or persons.  City of Heyburn and/or the acting Dept. Head reserve the right to add, delete, or modify any and/or all provisions of this description at any time as needed without notice.  This job description supersedes earlier versions.

Full Benefits and Opportunities for Advancemenincluded. Applications can be found on the City’s official website http://heyburn.id.gov/
or at the City Office Building located at PO Box 147, 941 18th Street, Heyburn, ID 83336.

Please mail or drop off applications/resumes to the above address for the city or send by e-mail to: water@heyburn.id.gov

Heyburn is an Equal Opportunity Employerand does not discriminate with regard to race, color, national origin, gender, religion or age.

 


Public Works/Water Operator | City of Athol, ID

PUBLIC WORKS / WATER OPERATOR

The City of Athol, Idaho is now seeking a Public Works / Water Operator to join their staff.  The primary function of this employee is to provide administrative, management, and general labor duties of the Public Works Department, including water and treatment facilities, street construction and maintenance, building services, parks and ballfield, and cemetery maintenance. May assist with contract and grant administration, as well as department budgeting and capital improvement planning.  The work is performed under the general direction of the Mayor and City Council, but considerable latitude is granted for independent judgment and initiative.  The principal duties of this class are performed in an office and field environment.

A Water Operator Level 1 or higher license is required, or be obtained within 6 months of hire date.  Two Years’ experience with operating heavy equipment (grader, loader, etc.)  A CDL is not required but preferred. Wages will depend on experience. Medical, dental and vision insurance premiums are paid for by the employer.

The City of Athol is an equal opportunity employer.  All applicants are considered on the basis of qualifications and ability without regards to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or disability. A background check and drug test may be requested prior to hiring. Medical, dental and vision benefits as well as, participation is the State PERSI Retirement system are included.

A full job description may be found below and on the city website:  www.cityofathol.us  Applications will be accepted through August 20th, 2018.

Please complete the city application and submit it with a cover letter and resume to:  City of Athol PO Box 249 Athol, ID 83801 or by email to cityclerk@cityofathol.us, or in person to Athol City Hall 30355 N 3rd St. Athol, ID 83801 Monday–Thursday 9am-4:30pm and Fridays 8:30am–12:30pm. You may call Athol City Hall at 208-683-2101 or Mayor Wachter at 208-683-1133 with any questions.

 

Purpose of Class/Primary Function
The primary function of this employee is to provide administrative and management duties of the Public Works Department, including water and treatment facilities, street construction and maintenance, building services, street maintenance. May assist with contract and grant administration, as well as department budgeting and capital improvement planning. The work is performed under the general direction of the Mayor and City Council, but considerable latitude is granted for independent judgment and initiative. The principal duties of this class are performed in an office and field environment.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities (may vary by assignment)
• Designs and/or participates in the designing of plans and specifications for public works projects
• Coordinates the operation, maintenance, and repair activities of water services and systems, city cemetery, parks and streets
• Works with federal and state agencies regarding requirements concerning water and water quality
• Assists with planning and implementing a variety of capital improvement and maintenance projects
• Assists with preparing and monitoring departmental budget with the Mayor and City Clerk/Treasurer
• Assists in the technical review of plans and specifications as required by Athol Code and City policies
• Prepares plans, specifications, and budget estimates for in-house projects
• Works with other public agencies regarding public works projects
• May develop storm water management plans and policies, if needed
• Answers inquiries from the public
• Prepares correspondence and written communications
• Carries out other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned by the Mayor and Council
• Attends committee and City Council meetings, as required
• Performs all work duties and activities in accordance with City policies, procedures, and safety practices

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Knowledge of current residential, commercial, public works, design and construction
methods, materials, and principles and practices
• Knowledge of methods, procedures, equipment, standard practices, and objectives and
standards of water production and delivery
• Knowledge of methods, procedures, equipment, standard practices, and objectives and
standards of street construction, maintenance, and repair
• Knowledge of Federal, state, local, City, and other applicable environmental and safety
statutes, ordinances, and codes
• Knowledge of Public hearing, review, and approval processes
• Assists with contract negotiation, administration and project management methods, if/when
necessary
• Assists with Municipal budgeting methods, procedures, and objectives
• Knowledge of Federal (OSHA) and state regulations, and City policies regarding safety
training and safe work practices
• Ability to read, comprehend, and follow and interpret some legal, technical, regulatory and
operational documents, manuals, journals, blueprints, specifications, and diagrams
• Ability to research, analyze, and interpret data and make recommendations
• Ability to analyze standards and regulations and define the impact on the City
• Make sound decisions in accordance with laws, ordinances, regulations, and established
policies
• Ability to read, comprehend, follow and communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
with the public, peers, the City Council, and other City employees demonstrating effective
customer service and interpersonal skills
• Ability to follow written and oral instruction
• Evaluate and analyze customer needs to provide exceptional customer service
• Prepare and maintain records, documents and related reports
• Operate standard office equipment and a personal computer, including program applications
appropriate to assigned duties
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with government agencies,
elected/appointed officials, other City employees, vendors, and the general public
• Perform a wide variety of duties and responsibilities with accuracy and speed under the
pressure of time-sensitive deadlines
• Perform time management, scheduling functions, meet deadlines, and set project priorities
• Work independently with minimal supervision and make appropriate decisions in the absence
of a supervisor/Mayor
• Work well under pressure and maintain a calm and professional demeanor under stressful or
adversarial conditions
• Demonstrate patience, integrity, ingenuity, and inventiveness in the performance of assigned
tasks

Acceptable Experience and Training
• High school diploma or equivalent or 2year AA degree.
• Two (2) years’ experience in public works administration
• Any equivalent combination of experience and training of 4 years or more, which provides
the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work.
Special Qualifications
• Valid current Idaho Driver’s or CDL Licenses (preferred)
• Water Operator (level 1) or higher
• 2 years’ experience with operating heavy equipment (grader, loader, etc.)
• Must maintain an active cell phone for work purposes (stipends paid bi-annually)
Essential Physical Abilities
• Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing or other communication capabilities, with or without
reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to perform the essential functions
and interact with the public and communicate effectively
• Sufficient visual acuity, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the
employee to comprehend written work instructions, prepare technical documents and reports,
review complex plans, diagrams, blueprints and specifications, discern verbal instructions,
and to communicate effectively in person and on the telephone
• Sufficient manual dexterity, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the
employee to use hands and fingers to operate a computer, use a keyboard or type, to handle
materials and present information to small and large groups, and to operate a vehicle
• Sufficient personal mobility, flexibility, and balance, with or without reasonable
accommodation, which permits the employee to sit for long or extended periods, reach with
hands and/or arms to manipulate large documents such as blueprints, and occasionally
required to climb or balance, stoop and kneel, crouch, and lift and/or move up to 75 pounds


Pump and Purification Technician | City of Pocatello, ID

Pump and Purification Technician

City of Pocatello

$19.81 – $21.36 starting rate plus generous benefits

The Water Department Pump & Purification Technician maintains the Water Distribution system by performing installation, maintenance and repair work on wells, well houses, pumps and pumping stations, booster stations, pressure reducing stations, storage tanks and individual pumping/purification systems. This job is required to have both a Class I Drinking Water Treatment Operator and a Class II Drinking Water Distribution Operator certification.* The work is performed under the supervision of the Water Operations Supervisor.

The job requires knowledge of the methods of water distribution including wells and well houses, pumps and pumping stations, booster stations, pressure reducing stations, storage tanks, and individual pumping/purification systems.  It also requires additional knowledge of remote and electronic monitoring, recording, communications and alarm systems.

The job requires the ability to maintain a collaborative and cooperative working relationship with elected and appointed officials, other City employees, other organizations, and the general public.

The work environment is a public building and outdoor environment that may include exposure to hazardous chemicals and gases, confined space, elevated tanks, working in adverse weather conditions, traffic hazards and hazards involving the use of power tools and equipment. The noise level is generally moderate but with occasional exposure to noisy and/or loud equipment.

The job is an on-call position, responding to emergency situations. Employees designated as immediate response personnel must live 12.5 odometer miles from their usual daily work site and must be able to be at the job site in thirty (30) minutes or less.

For more information and to apply, visit City of Pocatello.


Collection Operator I (Wastewater Dept.) | City of Coeur d’Alene

The City of Coeur d’Alene is seeking a Collection Operator I for the Wastewater Department to perform diverse office and field duties including semi-skilled installation, maintenance & repair duties of the city’s wastewater collection system and sewer pump stations as well as responding to public inquiries & problems, including operating heavy equipment.

The position requires a High school diploma or GED, construction experience, working knowledge in field locating sewer mains, three (3) years previous experience performing similar duties in the construction  industry, Idaho Collection Operator I License preferred (CEUs are required each year to maintain certification) or must obtain  within 1 year from date of hire, Class “B” CDL w/ air brakes and tanker endorsement within 6 months from  date of hire, Flagger certification, CPR and First Aid certification required; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the essential functions of the position may be considered.

Starting wage is $16.84 per hour, eligible for an increase after 12-months of service with a standard or above evaluation. The position is supplemented by a generous benefit package (summary of benefits) and membership in PERSI (Public Employee Retirement System of Idaho) is required.

Job application and announcement available on website, www.cdaid.org, or City Hall, 710 E. Mullan Ave., CDA (208) 769-2205.  Application with resume deadline is Friday, July 20, 2018 at 5pm.

Classification Summary: The primary function of an employee in this class is to perform diverse
office and field duties for the Wastewater Department, including semi-skilled installation,
maintenance & repair duties of the city wastewater collection system including sewer pump stations
as well as responding to public inquiries & problems, including operating heavy equipment. This is
an on-call position. The work is performed under the direct supervision of the Collection
Supervisor. The position works in a treatment plant and outdoor environment where the noise levels
are generally moderate but may be higher with exposure to heavy equipment. Hazards include exposure
to adverse weather conditions, hazardous gases and vapors, and working around power tools, light,
and heavy equipment.

Wages and Benefits: Starting wage is $16.84 per hour, eligible for a five percent increase after
12-months of service with standard or above evaluations. This position is supplemented by a
generous benefit package (summary of benefits) and membership in PERSI (Public Employee Retirement
System of Idaho) is required.

Acceptable Experience and Training:
• High school diploma or GED; and
• Construction experience;
• Working knowledge in field locating sewer mains;
• Three (3) years previous experience performing similar duties in the construction industry,
• Idaho Collection Operator I License preferred (CEUs are required each year to maintain
certification) or must obtain within 1 year from date of hire.
• Class “B” CDL w/ air brakes and tanker endorsement within 6 months from date of hire;
• Flagger certification required;
• CPR and First Aid certification required; or
• Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and
abilities necessary to perform the essential functions of the position may be considered.

Classification Requirements:
The requirements listed below are representative of the minimum knowledge, skill, and/or ability
required for an individual to satisfactorily perform each essential duty satisfactorily and be
successful in the position.
Knowledge of:
• Methods, equipment, materials, tools, and standard practices for the installation, operation,
maintenance, and repair of a public wastewater collection system and treatment facility;
• City, state, federal, and other applicable laws, ordinances, and regulations applicable to the
maintenance and operation of a wastewater collection system and treatment facility;
• Hazards and safety measures specific to wastewater collection and treatment
including, but not limited to, hazardous chemicals, hazardous gases and vapors, confined space
entry, open trenches, and working around power tools, and light and heavy construction equipment;
• Operation and maintenance of hand tools;
• Operation and maintenance of power tools;
• Operation and maintenance of light and heavy construction equipment;
• Safety aspects involved in the use of heavy and construction equipment;
• Equipment and tool operation and maintenance practices;

• Personal computer operation and related applications software including database and word
processing;
• Public sector, government, or related environment and operations, including general
municipal management terminology, codes, acts, and regulations.
Skills & Ability to:
• Learn and apply Federal (EPA) and State (DEQ) water quality standards;
• Learn and apply Federal (OSHA) regulations and City policies regarding safe work;
• Follow written and oral instructions;
• Perform basic mathematical computations;
• Work independently with little or no instruction;
• Exercise initiative, independent judgment, and act resourcefully;
• Create and maintain comprehensive records and files;
• Read and interpret meters, gauges, control panels, and testing and monitoring equipment;
• Operate and adjust manual and automated valve, pump, and control systems;
• Operate a motor vehicle;
• Operate heavy equipment;
• Operate hand tools;
• Operate standard office equipment, including a computer using program applications appropriate
to assigned duties;
• Make visual inspections and adjust processes accordingly;
• Prepare written reports and maintain system performance records;
• Demonstrate integrity and ingenuity in the performance of assigned tasks and solving problems;
• Perform all duties in accordance with City policies and procedures with regard for personal
safety and that of other employees and the public;
• Communicate effectively with the public and other employees.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (illustrative only and may vary by assignment)
• Responds to problems and customer questions, requests, comments, and complaints both in the
field and in the office;
• Operates hydro-cleaner, Rod Truck and CCTV Unit;
• Operates backhoe, forklift, dump truck, jet cleaner and rod trucks, and snow removal equipment
as necessary;
• Operates variety of hand tools and power tools;
• Performs minor repairs to storm and sanitary sewer lines; and adjustments and repairs to sewer
manholes;
• Installs short sections of sewer pipe;
• Performs daily maintenance to lift stations, assures proper operation of pumps and telemetry
system, makes minor electrical changes or repairs as needed;
• Responds to customer complaints regarding sewer backups;
• Participates in work zone safety procedures including traffic flagging, setting up warning
signs as required by State and Federal regulations;
• Designs, installs, modifies, repairs, operates and troubleshoots electrical systems;
• Maintains buildings and grounds;
• Operates a variety of hand tools and power equipment including but not limited to
jackhammers, electrical testing equipment, metal detector and welder;
• Monitors electronic SCADA system for control of lift stations;

Other Duties and Responsibilities
• Must be willing to work on-call, shift work and 24 hour standby;
• Performs other related duties as required.

Physical Demands& Work Environment:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by
an employee to
successfully perform the essential functions of this classification. Reasonable accommodations
may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While
performing the duties of this classification, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk,
sit, stoop, kneel, bend, climb and work on a ladder, use hands to manipulate and make adjustments
to tools used in performing the essential functions of the classification, and reach with hands
and arms. The employee may work in confined spaces. The employee must frequently lift
and/or move up to 50 pounds and, infrequently, up to 90 pounds. Specific vision abilities required
by this classification include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral
vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Sufficient clarity of speech and
hearing abilities required by this classification includes those which permit the
employee to discern verbal instructions and communicate effectively in person and by
telephone and to discern safety warnings such as alarms and emergency warning sounds, including
vehicle backup warnings. While performing the duties of this classification, the employee works in
a public building setting where the noise level in the work environment is usually moderate and an
outdoor environment that includes exposure to power and construction equipment with elevated noise
levels, street traffic, hazardous chemicals, and inclement weather.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applicants meeting the qualification requirements are invited to submit a
completed City of Coeur d’Alene Employment Application and Resume to the Human Resources Office,
City Hall, 710 Mullan, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814. Application deadline is Friday, July 20, 2018.
Applications will be screened, and those applicants with the most appropriate qualifications will
be invited for further testing. If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation for the
recruitment process due to a disability, please provide a written request and submit with your City
of Coeur d’Alene application.

The City of Coeur d’Alene is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all persons
without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation,
gender identity, disability, veteran status, or any other applicable legally protected status.


Waste Water Treatment Plant Technician | McCain Foods, Burley, ID

McCain It’s All Good™ is our philosophy.  As a food manufacturer, our business is driven by good people, making good food, from good ingredients – and the result is food that makes people feel good.  But McCain It’s All Good™ is not just about the food we make, it’s about how we conduct ourselves in every aspect of our business.  From farmer and customer relationships to sustainable agricultural processes – we strive to make every element of our business good.  The McCain It’s All Good™ philosophy underpins everything we do.  McCain Foods has an immediate opening for Waste Water Treatment Plant Technician at the Burley, Idaho plant.

The Waste Water Treatment Plant Technician, as a member of the Environmental Team, assists in the operation of machinery and systems that convert waste water in drains and sewers into a form that is safe to release into the environment.  The Waste Water Treatment Plant Technician does this by monitoring equipment and conditions, adjusting and cleaning equipment, taking samples, performing complex laboratory tests and maintaining documentation and reports required by the Company and applicable regulatory agencies.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Collects waste water samples on a daily basis.
  • Takes pH and dissolved oxygen readings at various areas within the waste water treatment plant.
  • Performs chlorine tests and flushes analyzers when needed.
  • Checks aeration blowers for proper operation and oil levels and maintains at recommended levels.
  • Knowledge and ability to operate and adjust pumps and motors that move water and waste water through filtration systems.
  • Works collaboratively with Environmental Team to ensure all wastewater testing and maintenance records are complete and up-to-date.
  • Assist the Waste Water Treatment Lab Technician with some complex process lab analysis.
  • Administers ISO14001 program as directed by the ISO 14001 Coordinator.
  • Participates as needed in other environmental department work assignments, including process control, lab, and sanitation, painting, and keeping buildings clean.
  • Ability to work efficiently with little or no supervision.

Requirements:

  • Associate and/or Technical Degree in environmental system management or related field; or 5 years plus experience performing tasks similar to those identified as essential functions; or requisite combination of experience and education.
  • Preference given to candidates with Bachelor’s degree in an environmental field.
  • Must have or obtain at minimum a Small Systems Water License, Class One Idaho State Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator License, and Idaho State Waste License.
  • Basic computer skills – experience with CMMS preferred.

 

To apply for this position, please visit our website at www.mccainburley.com, then select “Current Opportunities” to view this and other opportunities with McCain Foods.  Use reference number 34096BR in a key word search to find this job more quickly.

McCain Foods and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers and do not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected status or characteristic.  Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran.


Public Works Employee | City of Riggins

The City of Riggins is currently accepting applications for a full-time Public Works position. At the minimum a high school diploma or similar General Education Degree (GED) is required. The successful candidate will either hold, or work towards, Wastewater Treatment-Class II, Wastewater Collection-Class I, and Drinking Water Distribution Operator-Very Small System licenses. The primary function of this position is to work with the Public Works Director and other employees to plan, and implement operations and services of the Public Works department which includes the wastewater treatment plant and collection system, water treatment and distribution, streets, park, city facilities and buildings, and general shop maintenance. This position will require a high degree of independent judgment and initiative, physical labor, knowledge of a wide range of tools and specialty equipment, and a current Idaho Driver’s license. A full job description and application form is available at: Riggins City Hall, 126 North Main, Riggins, Idaho; by e-mail at rigginscity@gmail.com ; or on the City of Riggins website: www.rigginsidaho.org . Salary will be dependent on experience and current Water/Wastewater licenses. The City of Riggins is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Class III Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator | Star Sewer & Water District

Star Sewer & Water District

PO Box 400

Star, ID, 83669

Office Phone: 208-286-7388

Email: testrada@starswd.com

The Position:
SSWD is looking to fill our Class III Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator position with a current Idaho Bureau of Occupational Licenses licensed Wastewater Operator Treatment – Class III. Applicants that possess a class II wastewater operator treatment license will be considered if you can demonstrate the ability to qualify and obtain a class III wastewater operator treatment license with one year.

Salary & Benefits:
Salary for a class III operator successful applicant will begin at $23.00 per hour. Salary for a well-qualified class II operator will start at $21.00.
Benefits included medical, dental, and vision insurance and a Health Savings Account. SSWD belongs to the Public Employee Retirement System of Idaho, the appropriate amounts are deducted/contributed accordingly. 12 hours per month are given and accrued for all personal time off. Required shirts, pants and boots are provided.

Requirements: Please see the Job Description (Below) for a full list of requirements, duties, and responsibilities.
It is essential that the person in this position be able to respond to emergency situations at lift stations and treatment plant within 30 minutes after notification. And have the ability to provide phone support and trouble shooting help for operators during normal working hours and after hours should the need arise.
A person in this position is expected to have a high degree of desire and ability to advance within the organization and assume the level of responsibility that comes with that advancement.

Why work for Star Sewer & Water District:
While Star is a fast-growing community it is still “small town” and has all the benefits of the small-town community atmosphere.
Star has a new middle school and will soon have a new elementary and high school.
SSWD’s wastewater treatment facility is state-of-the-art and is expanding and continuing to stay on the cutting edge of treatment technologies.
Our pay and benefits package are competitive and generous.
We also pay for continued education with raises for those individuals who successfully obtain a higher-class license for wastewater treatment, collections, water treatment, and distribution licenses.

JOB DESCRIPTION – Class III Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator for Star Sewer & Water District
Nature of the Work:
This is an advanced journey-level class in the Plant Operator position. Positions at this level are distinguished from other classes within the Star Sewer & Water District by the level of responsibility assumed and the complexity of duties assigned, including performing limited supervisory activities and participating in developing goals and procedures for wastewater treatment activities. Employees at this level are required to be fully trained in all procedures related to assigned area of responsibility and have the appropriate certification.
Work involves responsibility for the technical aspects of plant operations and all collections systems as well as compliance with state and federal regulations. Work is performed with considerable independence under the direction of the Wastewater Treatment Plant Manager, subject to review through daily varied communications, reports and results achieved.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Perform assigned treatment plant rounds; inspect, monitor, sample, troubleshoot, performance test and document plant processes by reading plant equipment gauges, dials, graphs, online analyzers, computer screens, meters, HMI & SCADA systems and other instrumentation and/or direct as necessary to plant operators under the Class III Wastewater treatment Plant Operator all of the above mentioned duties to maintain compliance with federal/state NPDES/IPDES permit regulations.
Install, maintain, repair, modify, troubleshoot and service plant operations machinery and equipment including pumps, valves, motors, meters, tanks, reservoirs, feeders, and online analyzers; change lubrications.
Collect and document liquid and solid samples and perform a variety of routine wastewater quality laboratory tests, work closely with the laboratory on testing processes, monitor laboratory results as required by federal/state NPDES/IPDES permit regulations.
Perform general plant facility maintenance such as cleaning, painting and repairing plant facilities; perform various grounds maintenance duties as required.
Operate a variety of heavy equipment including backhoes, loaders, tractors with integrated tool carriers, forklifts, truck mounted cranes, and man-lifts.
As assigned, participate in a variety of special projects such as construction of piping, electrical, and structural systems related to assigned work area.
Conduct tours for the general public, schools, and District staff as necessary.
Participate in the development of goals and procedures for water or wastewater treatment activities; gather and analyze data; develop a variety of reports.
Work with a variety of vendors, outside contractors and the general public on water or wastewater activities; answer questions and resolve conflicts.
Possess the ability to operate, maintain, and repair all components of the wastewater treatment plant and lifts stations.
During the Wastewater Treatment Plant Manager absence, act as the representative to the public, and to the District’s engineers, contractors, and vendors.
On call to respond to emergencies at plant and all related facilities.                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Conduct necessary weekend checks of the treatment plant, lift stations, and domestic wells on a rotating basis.

In addition to the above duties, incumbents in Plant Operator III positions may perform the following duties:
Maintain open communications with the Wastewater Treatment Plant Manager and Operations Supervisor regarding the treatment processes and lift stations operation and any malfunctions, as well as make recommendations for repair and improvements to those systems. This cannot be over stated!
Provide supervision and training to assigned personnel; assign tasks and projects to plant operations staff; train staff in appropriate treatment methods and techniques; schedule staff to ensure proper plant coverage.
Participate in establishing schedules and methods for providing maintenance and repair services; identify resource needs; review needs with appropriate supervisory and/or management staff; allocate resources accordingly.

QUALIFICATIONS:
The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.
Knowledge of:
Principles and practices of water or wastewater treatment plant operations. Operating principles of plant equipment such as valves, pumps and motors. Methods and techniques of maintaining, repairing and troubleshooting water or wastewater plant equipment and processes. Standard principles of the natural sciences including chemistry and biology. Basic mathematical principles. Laboratory analysis techniques and health standards for water or wastewater.
Operational and safety regulations pertaining to water or wastewater treatment plant operations and vehicle and equipment usage.
Water or wastewater treatment chemicals used within the plant and their safe use and application.
Sampling methods and techniques, “Clean Hands/Dirty Hands” techniques are needed for all metals and part “B”, and “D” testing as required by NPDES/IPDES permit regulations.
Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications.
Pertinent federal, state and local laws and regulations pertaining to water or wastewater treatment.
In addition to the above, incumbents in Plant Operator III positions require knowledge of: Principles of lead supervision and training.
Ability to:
Operate and monitor water or wastewater treatment plant equipment.
Read, interpret and calibrate gauges and other recording devices related to water or wastewater treatment plant operations.
Take liquid and solid samples and perform routine laboratory tests.
Diagnose operating problems and take effective courses of action.
Make independent technical decisions to maintain proper treatment process.                                                                                                                                                                                                         Maintain pertinent records and compile data into written reports.
Perform routine to difficult maintenance, repairs and installations to plant equipment such as pumps, valves, and electronic monitoring devices.
Read, interpret and understand technical manuals, drawings, blueprints, schematics, and diagrams. Perform heavy manual labor.
Schedule maintenance and repair of water or wastewater treatment plants.
Logically solve problems.
Operate office equipment including computers and supporting software applications.
Adapt to changing technologies and learn functionality of new equipment and systems.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
In addition to the above, incumbents in Plant Operator III positions require the ability to:
Assign tasks and special projects to lower level plant operations staff.
Lead and train lower level plant operations staff.
Be proficient in HMI and SCADA systems. Basic understanding of programing for SCADA/PLC’s will be especially helpful.
Education and Experience Guidelines:
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Education/Training:
Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by specialized training in water or wastewater treatment plant operations.
Experience:
Experience commensurate with each grade level of certification as required by the State of Idaho, which includes some course work in the area of assignment.
License and Certificate:
Possession of a Grade II, or III Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator certificate issued by the Idaho Bureau of Occupational Licenses.
If only possessing a grade II license, you must have the ability and successfully obtain a grade III license within 1 year.
At a minimum, you must be in possession of a valid Class D Idaho driver license. A class B CDL is required for operation of trucks with a GVWR of 26,001 lbs. or more. The class B CDL is required with 18 months of employment.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT:
The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions. 

Environment:

Treatment plant environment; exposure to noise, dust, grease, smoke, fumes, gases, solvents, electrical energy, toxic materials, hazardous chemicals and all types of weather and temperature conditions; work in or with water and/or wastewater in confined spaces; work and/or walk on various types of surfaces including slippery or uneven surfaces.
Physical:
Sufficient physical ability to perform moderate to heavy lifting; standing and walking for prolonged periods of time; climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching and operating motorized equipment
Vision:
See in the normal visual range with or without correction; vision sufficient to read computer screens and printed documents and to operate equipment.
Hearing:
Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction

 


Public Works Operator | City of Council

Class Summary/Primary Function

The principal function of an employee in this class is to operate equipment and perform skilled maintenance and service work on City utility service lines and systems, streets and public areas and facilities. A Public Works Operator may be assigned to specific areas such as water, sewer, streets, or be given specific maintenance assignments. This position is a fully skilled journey level job where the employee can operate numerous pieces of equipment, perform work with minimal supervision and maintain the required certifications or skills for the assigned job.  Work is performed under the direction of the Public Works Supervisor.  The principal duties of this class are performed in a shop and outdoor environment that may involve inclement weather and potential personal hazards.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (Duties will vary depending on assignment and therefore the following list is illustrative only)

  • Installing, maintaining, inspecting, sampling and performing repair work on water distribution and sewer collection systems, including water mains, service connections, meters, meter boxes. valves, culverts and other systems;
  • Cleaning, flushing and cleaning valves and lines;
  • Monitoring and repairing wells and pumps, booster pumps, checking tank levels and facilities; performing backfilling projects;
  • Shutting off water when necessary; reading water meters when requested;
  • Operating light and heavy equipment to assist in patching streets and roads and performing various road construction projects;
  • Locating and marking utility lines, including water and sewer, prior to excavation;
  • Monitoring and logging of plant and system operations; finding, troubleshooting and repairing facility problems; maintaining necessary records;
  • Operating a variety of vehicles and heavy equipment, including but not limited to, tractor mowers, dump trucks, front end loaders and attachments, sweepers, backhoes, snow removal vehicles, graders, and related equipment;
  • Operating a variety of hand tools and power equipment including but not limited to jackhammers, electrical testing equipment, metal detector, welder, hand held meter data collection device as needed;
  • Grading and watering roads; repairing and replacing street signs;
  • Removing snow from streets, sidewalks, parking lots and other public areas; removing debris and other safety hazards from streets, curbs, storm drains, alleys and adjacent public areas;
  • Placing work zone traffic control devices and performing flagging duties;
  • Reforming routine maintenance on vehicles and equipment and maintaining service and maintenance records;
  • Responding to emergency situations such as system breaks or blockages, including locating affected areas, traffic control, erection of safety barricades and notification of affected users;
  • Performing installation and repair work including digging and backfilling trenches, installing and repairing pipelines, including cutting, tapping, threading and making joint connections on copper, plastic and other pipe material;
  • Developing and maintaining positive working relationships with supervisor, co-workers, subordinates, the general public, and other individuals or groups encountered through this position.
  • Performing all duties with regard for personal safety and that of other employees and the public.
  • Providing information and answers inquiries from the public;
  • Providing assistance and expertise to other City departments, agencies, and staff.
  • Performing all work duties and activities in accordance with City and Department policies, procedures and safety practices.

Other Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performs other related duties as required.

Classification Requirements:

Knowledge of:

  • Methods, materials, equipment, tools and standard practices for the installation, operation, inspection, maintenance and repair of assigned area which may include one or more of the following: water distribution, water collection, wastewater collection, street construction, or other systems;
  • Federal (OSHA) and state regulations and City policies regarding safety training and safe work practices;
  • Methods, materials, procedures, and standard practices of snow removal, sanding, and de-icing;
  • Heavy and construction equipment operation and maintenance;
  • Equipment and tool operation and maintenance practices;
  • Customer service principles and procedures;
  • Federal, state, local, and other applicable traffic and safety laws, regulations, ordinances, and codes.

Ability to:

  • Independently operate and maintain water, wastewater, and street construction systems;
  • Operate a variety of light and heavy equipment, including but not limited to, dump trucks, bobcats, loaders, pavers, rollers, snow plowing and sanding, and related equipment as assigned;
  • Adhere to City, State and federal safety requirements and regulations.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing with supervisor, co-workers, city officials, city employees, and the public.
  • Read and interpret system maps and diagrams and technical and operational manuals;
  • Read and interpret meters and testing equipment;
  • Exercise sound judgment and generate workable solutions in problem situations.
  • Produce and maintain accurate and legible reports and documents.
  • Communicate effectively in orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, co-workers, and the public under sometimes stressful conditions.
  • Analyze and appropriately solve problems and resolve conflicts.
  • Maintain a professional demeanor at all times;
  • Perform a wide variety of duties and responsibilities with accuracy and speed under the pressure of time-sensitive deadlines;
  • Operate standard office equipment and a personal computer using program applications appropriate to assigned duties;
  • Demonstrate integrity, ingenuity, and inventiveness in the performance of assigned tasks;
  • Use logical and creative thought processes to develop solutions according to written specifications and/or oral instructions.

Minimum Acceptable Experience and Training

  • High school diploma or GED equivalency is required; and
  • Two (2) years water or wastewater treatment systems experience and Idaho Class I Water or Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator License preferred; or
  • Applicants that are not certified will be considered; however, license requirements must be achieved within 2 years of employment start date to retain employment.
  • Demonstrated skill in operating a variety of light and heavy equipment; or
  • Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the duties of this job.

Special Qualifications

  • Idaho driver’s license with Class B CDL;
  • Additional certifications may be required depending on assignment.

Essential Physical Abilities

An employee in this class should have sufficient physical and mental capability, with or without reasonable accommodation to:

  • Listen and respond to voice instructions; to communicate effectively in person, on the telephone and in a field environment; to discern and give verbal instructions;
  • View and review a wide variety of written and electronic materials, to operate computer and related office equipment; to observe and analyze water, wastewater, and streets systems and operations; and to operate power and hand tools, and heavy or light equipment;
  • Perform essential job functions in shop or field setting that may require lifting/moving 50 lbs., bending, stooping, kneeling, climbing, stretching and other physical exertions including performing tasks involving hand/wrist/arm movements, all in inclement weather conditions and with exposure to personal hazards.

Salary and Benefits – The salary range for this position is $13.00 – $19.00 per hour. Salary will be determined at time of a conditional offer and will be based on applicant’s education, qualifications, and prior and/or related experience.  The City provides an excellent benefits package, including the Public Employee Retirement System of Idaho (PERSI); vacation, holiday and sick leave; health, dental, vision, and life insurance.

The City of Council is a drug and alcohol free workplace and an equal opportunity employer.


Public Works Employee | City of Parma

The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. These statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. This position will be an entry level position. At the minimum, a high school diploma or similar General Education Degree is required.

This position will require a high degree of physical labor, knowledge of a wide range of tools and specialty equipment, and current Idaho Driver’s license with the understanding that an Idaho Commercial Driver’s License will also be needed.

The successful candidate will either hold or work towards a Wastewater Treatment 1 and Collections 1 certificates as well as Public Water System Treatment 1 and Distribution 2 Certificates. For more information regarding licenses, contact the Bureau of Occupational Licenses through the State of Idaho.

In addition, the successful candidate will assist in the maintenance of equipment and grounds related to the sewer and water departments, roads, parks, recreation (swimming pool), airport, and general shop maintenance. Also, the candidate will be required to be on call evenings for one week and one weekend every four weeks.

A major component of this job will be to learn and understand the location, reading, and maintenance of water meters.

Salary will be commissariat with experience and certificates already earned and held.

As part of the application process, please go to www.parmacity.net to download an application form. The application can be found under resources and forms.

The timeline for this position is as follows:

  • November 13: 2017 Position opens
  • December 8: Position closes
  • December 14 & 15, 2017: Interviews
  • January 2, 2018: Start Date
  • January 8: Approve new hire at Council meeting assuming negative drug test and background check.

Maintenance Operator | City of Ketchum

The City of Ketchum is recruiting a Maintenance Operator for the Water Division of the Public Works Department. This is a full-time position and reports directly to the Water Division Supervisor.

The ideal candidate will be required to operate a variety of light- and heavy-duty equipment and perform miscellaneous labor duties for operation and maintenance of a wastewater collection system and a water distribution system.

Qualified candidate should have a Class “A” Commercial driver’s license or the ability to obtain one within six (6) months of employment. Candidate should also have a Class 1 Drinking Water Distribution Operator license through the Idaho Bureau of Occupational License or the ability to obtain the license by the first full year of employment.

Starting salary range is $19-22 per hour DOE with benefits.

Applications and a copy of the job description are available on links on the city’s web page and at Ketchum City Hall, 480 East. Ave., N. and can be viewed on the City’s web site. City of Ketchum main page. https://ketchumidaho.org/ Send resume and job application to P.O. box 2315 Ketchum, Idaho 83340 or email  hr@ketchumidaho.org  Open until filled.


Public Works Assistant Position | City of Elk River

The City of Elk River is accepting applications for a full time (32 hrs per wk) Public Works Position. Experience operating equipment needed. Experience doing street work, facility maintenance, repairs, and project work a plus. Equipment includes 966 loader, backhoe, grader, dump truck, mini excavator, gas powered sewer snakes, hand and power tools, saws and mowers. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license and minimum GED. Applicants must be willing to train on drinking water and wastewater procedures and obtain drinking water and wastewater licenses for city facilities.

A complete job description, application and job requirement package is available at Elk River City Hall, P.O. Box H, 112 S. Second St., Elk River, Idaho 83827.  208-826-3209. Wage DOE.  Look for information on Facebook and at www.cityelkriver.org. Benefits include vacation leave, sick leave, medical, dental, vision and life insurance. Accepting applications and resumes until position is filledEOE/ADA


Public Works Drinking Water & Waste Water Operator

The City of Elk River is accepting applications for a full time Public Works Drinking Water & Waste Water Operator. The position encompasses all aspects of city water and waste water operations. Assisting with equipment, street and facility maintenance, repairs, and project work.

Must have a minimum of a High School Diploma or GED.

Must have or willing to obtain Drinking Water Distribution Operator Class I License, Drinking Water Treatment Operator Class I License, Waste Water Treatment Lagoon License, and Waste Water Collection Operator Class I License.

Other desirable skills include ability to operate 966 loader, backhoe, grader, dump truck (CDL a plus), gas powered sewer snakes, hand and power tools, saws and mowers.

A minimum of 1 year experience needed.

Applicants must have a valid driver’s license.  The City will help train.

A complete job description, application and job requirement package is available at Elk River City Hall, PO Box H, 112 S. Second St., Elk River, Idaho 83827.  208-826-3209. Wage DOE.  Benefits include medical, dental, vision and life insurance. Accepting applications and resumes until position is filledEOE/ADA


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