2017-10-09 2017-10-30

Wastewater Operations Specialist

Company: City of Portland
Organization Type: Municipality / Public Works
Location: Portland, Oregon
Job Status: Full-time
Salary: See Below
Job ID: 45265
Website: https://www.portlandoregon.gov

Salary: $28.46 to $33.18 Hourly

Closing Date: 10/30/2017 11:59 PM Pacific


Work involves the gathering of data from shift reports collected from the treatment facilities, and processing that data into a variety of regulatory and operations reports. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, performance of process control functions, NPDES spreadsheet summaries, plant operations records, periodic reports and personnel schedules. Wastewater Operations Specialists work on the following within the Operations Division:

  • Participate in long and short-term projects
  • Conduct, and oversee process experiments
  • Carry out product testing
  • Solve complex operating issues
  • Support other crafts in performing and preparing for maintenance tasks
  • Researching new technologies
  • Conducting facility tours
  • Wastewater Operations Specialists support the Operations staff by assisting in process areas, planning and carrying out lockout/tag-out procedures, producing SOP's and procedural documents for Operations staff and many other Operations related activities. All work is carried out under general supervision with a heavy emphasis on coordination with all plant staff.

This is a journey level position and it is desired that the applicant will be able to demonstrate 7-+ years of increasing responsibility in the field of Wastewater Treatment. It is also desired, but not required, that the applicant possess an Oregon Level III or above Treatment certification. The successful applicant must have the ability to quickly familiarize themselves on plant processes and act as a system expert within the Operations Division.


  • Knowledge pertaining to operation of a wastewater treatment facility, including treatment technology, process control, process performance parameters, laboratory sampling and analysis and control system logic.
  • Skill using computer software, including MS Office and wastewater treatment facility maintenance management programs.
  • Skills in oral and written communications, including report writing.
  • Ability to maintain databases and manage software with special attention to regulatory requirements.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and to work constructively as a team.

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