Wastewater Treatment Operator

  • King County, WA
  • Maple Valley, Washington
  • Sep 20, 2021
Part Time Water and Wastewater Treatment
  • Salary: $32.72 - $39.77 Hourly USD

Job Description

This posting was previously opened on 7/8/21. If you applied during that time, there is no need to reapply. Your application will be considered. Review of applications will occur frequently.

This Term Limited Temporary or Special Duty position will under the direction of the Wastewater Treatment Operator- Senior In Charge and existing Wastewater Treatment Operators perform laboring tasks in the maintenance and operation of landfill wastewater and water supply facilities, processes, and equipment located at Cedar Hills Regional Landfill and remote Solid Waste Division sites. The responsibilities of this classification include operating, monitoring, troubleshooting and maintaining equipment, systems and processes in landfill wastewater facilities.

WHO MAY APPLY: This position is open to all qualified applicants. This recruitment will be used to fill a Term-limited temporary position and may be used to create a list of competitive candidates to fill possible future vacancies in a regular or other temporary (i.e. Special Duty Assignment, or Short Term Temporary) capacity. If hired as a TLT, it is possible this may convert to a regular position.

FORMS AND MATERIALS REQUIRED: Applicants must submit a King County Application form along with the completion of the Supplemental Questions. Please note: Applications without the required material may not be considered for the position.

WORK LOCATION: Primary work location is Cedar Hills Regional Landfill located at 16645 228th Ave SE, Maple Valley, WA 98038 with various locations throughout King County, WA.

WORK SCHEDULE: This position works a 40-hour workweek, is non-exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act and is overtime eligible. The work schedules will vary which will include 5/8, Sunday through Thursday, 4/10 work schedule 6 a.m. - 4:30 a.m. or swing shift 2:30 p.m.-11:00 p.m. In addition, this position may be assigned to be on stand-by and emergency call-out, and must be available for weekend, on call status, as necessary. Solid Waste Division facilities are open seven days a week.

OPERATIONS SECTION PROFILE: The operations section of the Solid Waste Division operates a solid waste transfer and disposal system for residents and businesses in King County (except for Milton and Seattle). The operations section is responsible for the transfer facilities, transportation, maintenance shop (maintaining the division's heavy equipment, vehicles and facilities), landfill operations, landfill gas and wastewater. Commercial garbage collection companies and self-haulers (business and residential) bring solid waste to the transfer facilities, where it is located into large transfer trailers and hauled to the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill for disposal. At the landfill, a network of environmental controls ensures the by-products of the decomposing waste are captured and managed.
Job Duties
• Performing control tests to determine if landfill conveyance systems are operating correctly and effectively, water flow, leachate/contaminated storm water extraction efficiency.
• Operating, servicing and maintaining a variety of equipment, including pumps, valves, motors, meters, computerized motor controls, and related equipment.
• Performing periodic testing of conveyance pump stations, pressure, temperature, water flow, and leachate levels at key locations.
• Inspecting landfill water conveyance equipment and facilities to locate and perform needed repairs.
• Preparing daily control data sheet and compiling other reports and input data into computer system.
• Respond to unusual occurrences and assist in emergency responses
Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

• Demonstrated experience working directly with landfill waste water conveyance facilities and systems with one (1) year experience working on a landfill performing manual labor areas
any equivalent combination of experience and education which provides the applicant with the skills, knowledge and ability required to perform the work.
• Experience operating pumps, computerized motors, motors, meters, valves and related landfill waste water conveyance equipment.
• Experience performing repairs on landfill waste water conveyance systems related equipment.
• Skill in operating specialized equipment such as forklifts, vactor trucks, portable pumps, cranes, generators and safety equipment
• Skill in the application of safety policies, procedures and practices for working around landfill gas and untreated wastewater, confined-space entry, fall protection, hazard communication, recognition and control, hazardous energy control, emergency response and evacuation, accident prevention, hearing conservation, back injury prevention, respiratory protection, fire safety, department facilities and operations, forklift training, overhead cranes, and plant-specific and department-wide safety information
• Ability to perform mathematical calculations associated with wastewater monitoring and testing
• Ability to work independently and as a team member
• Ability to effectively develop and maintain relationships with a diverse range of staff and customers
• Knowledge of basic electrical, mechanical and plumbing trades.
• Skill of basic hand and power tools and specialized equipment
• Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing

• Demonstrated experience working directly with landfill waste water conveyance facilities and systems in the Solid Waste Division.

• Washington State Driver's License or out of state equivalent
• The incumbents perform field work at Cedar Hills Regional Landfill and associated facilities and must be able to walk long distances and may need to lift and carry up to 50 lbs.

• The candidate must have the ability to work in confined spaces, climb in and out of tanks using ladders, work inside/outside in heat/cold, wet/humid, inclement weather while on uneven slopes, surfaces, grades and terrain and other adverse conditions such as odor, high volume noise, dust and heavy traffic.

• This is an outdoor duty assignment; dressing properly for all weather conditions needs to be considered.

Offers of employment will be contingent upon verification of a valid Washington State Driver's License, satisfactory supervisor/lead reference checks, and satisfactory pre-employment physical examination.
Supplemental Information

UNION MEMBERSHIP: This position is represented by the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 302.

WHO TO CONTACT: If you have questions about this position, please contact Jemima McMahon, Human Resource Analyst at (206) 477-4002 or via e-mail at jemima.mcmahon@kingcounty.gov OR Roxanne Malatesta, Human Resource Analyst at (206) 477-5210 or via e-mail at roxanne.malatesta@kingcounty.gov .

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Covid-19 Vaccination Requirement

As of October 18, 2021, most* King County employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If hired, you will be required to submit proof of vaccination by October 18th. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine. Employees may make requests for a reasonable accommodation based on a medical disability or for sincerely held religious beliefs. Philosophical, political, scientific, or sociological objections to vaccination will not be considered for an exemption or accommodation. This directive applies to employees in the Executive branch*, the Assessor's Office, Elections, the King County Sheriff's Office, and the Executive Office.

To Apply
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Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

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