2020-08-31 2020-09-24

Chief Plant Operator - Wastewater

City of Stockton
  • Organization Type: Municipality / Public Works
  • Location: Stockton, California
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Job ID: 61571
  • Organization Website
  • Organization Type: Municipality / Public Works
  • Location: Stockton, California
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Job ID: 61571
  • Organization Website

Monthly Salary: $8,248.26 - $10,590.93

The City of Stockton Municipal Utilities Department is seeking a Grade V Chief Plant Operator for the Regional Wastewater Control Facility (RWCF). The RWCF is a 55-MGD facility run by a staff of 27 experienced operators who are looking forward to operating a new, state-of-the-art treatment plant. This position will be responsible for the day-to-day activities of the RWCF and will report to the Deputy Director of Wastewater Operations. The position is also responsible for providing overall RWCF operations management, including NPDES permit compliance, process control, and Operator development.

The Chief Plant Operator will play a crucial role in construction of the RWCF Plant Modifications Project, a $220 million dollar project that will enable the City to meet new and stricter wastewater discharge limits mandated by the State. The RWCF Plant Modifications Project will increase the reliability of the liquid and solids treatment processes. Additional projects to enhance renewable energy alternatives are also underway. The planned completion date for the RWCF Plant Modifications Project is June 2024.

The ideal candidate will be technically experienced in wastewater treatment standards and practice and should be familiar with State and Federal regulations for the treatment and discharge of wastewater, as well as the general maintenance of a treatment facility. Experience with activated sludge and UV disinfection is preferred, but not required. The Chief Plant Operator will be integral in the RWCF Plant Modifications Project construction activities and should demonstrate the ability to read and understand design drawings and specifications and provide input to ensure the new facility is operable and efficient. The candidate will be responsible for ensuring the current treatment processes continue to meet all NPDES, state and federal requirements for treatment and discharge during construction. Additionally, the ideal candidate should demonstrate the interpersonal and management skills necessary to build relationships, communicate effectively, lead staff and work in a team environment. Experience with SCADA and CMMS is essential.

This is an exciting time for the City of Stockton, Municipal Utilities Department, and the RWCF staff. State-of-the-art facilities and new treatment processes are on the immediate horizon providing an opportunity for the new CPO to demonstrate both their technical knowledge and management skills. The ideal candidate will be able to combine their experience with the talent of the Operations staff for a smooth transition to a new facility.

The incumbent will work a City of Stockton 9/80 schedule: 7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Fridays, with every other Friday off. Hours may be subject to change depending on operational needs.

Education/Experience:
Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in public health, biology, chemistry, civil engineering, environmental science or a closely related field and five (5) years of increasingly responsible wastewater operations and treatment program administration experience including three (3) years of administrative and supervisory responsibility.

OR

Possession of an Associate's degree or equivalent units from an accredited college or university with major coursework in public health, biology, chemistry, civil engineering, environmental science or a closely related field and seven (7) years of increasingly responsible wastewater operations and treatment program administration experience including three (3) years of administrative and supervisory responsibility.

OR

Possession of a high school diploma or GED and nine (9) years of increasingly responsible wastewater operations and treatment program administration experience including three (3) years of administrative and supervisory responsibility.

Other Requirements:

  • Must possess and maintain a valid Grade 5 Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Certificate issued by the State of California.

  • Must possess a valid California Class C Driver's License.

  • Must successfully complete the designated number of contact hours (e.g. continuing education/training requirements) required by the State of California. Certification is required as a condition of employment with the City of Stockton. Failure to comply with State regulations pertaining to Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator certification will result in termination of employment.

  • Must be willing to assume responsibility for 24-hour operations in assigned area of responsibility or to respond to emergency situations in off-hours as required

Final Filing Date: Thursday, September 24, 2020, 5:30 p.m.

For a full job description and on-line application, please go to http://www.stocktonca.gov/jobs

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