Water Treatment Plant Operator II

  • City of Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Aug 29, 2023
Full Time Construction and Skilled Trades Water and Wastewater Treatment
  • Salary: $29.00 - $35.30 Hourly USD

Job Description


At Scottsdale Water, we pride ourselves on delivering superior quality water and service to the Scottsdale community. Our employees ensure a safe, sustainable drinking water system, operate an innovative water reclamation system and help Scottsdale Water consistently maintain its position as one of the nation's most advanced and efficient water utilities.

We value our employees and challenge them to constantly improve how we do business. Our team is made up of professionals from all disciplines - engineering, finance, operations, laboratory science, chemistry, public relations, hydrology, customer service, electrical, maintenance and so much more. To learn more, click here .
To be directed to the Scottsdale Water Careers webpage, click here .

The application and supplemental questions are an integral part of the selection process, and must be completed in full in order for you to be considered as a candidate. Please complete each section and answer all questions as thoroughly as possible. DO NOT state "See resume" in lieu of answering. Unanswered questions, incomplete responses, omissions, or partial information may result in disqualification from the selection process.

About The Position
The Water Treatment Plant Operator II performs intermediate-level operational tasks involved in the operation and maintenance of the City's water treatment plant equipment and processes.

Please Note:
  • The Minimum Qualifications have been modified to include "One year as a Scottsdale Water/Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator I" will meet the required years of experience for the W/WW Treatment Plant Operator II.
  • There are two vacancies, one at the CAP Water Treatment Plant & one at the Chaparral Water Treatment plant.
The City of Scottsdale offers a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • 12 Paid Holidays, which includes 1 Floating Holiday
  • Vacation Accrual; starts at 10.3 hours/month
  • Sick Leave Accrual; 8 hours/month
  • Medical (which includes behavioral health coverage), Dental and Vision Benefits
  • City Paid Basic Life Insurance (equal to one times employee annual salary); option of Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement; $2,500/year
  • Participation in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) Defined benefit plan with mandatory employer and employee contributions currently at 12.29% which includes a Long-Term Disability benefit
  • Supplemental 457 Retirement Plans through Nationwide
  • Pet Insurance
  • Bilingual pay compensation
  • For a more detailed overview of the employee benefits, click here .
Selection Process
Applicants whose education, training and experience most closely meet the needs of this position may be invited to participate in a selection process to include oral board interview and skills assessment. Final selection is contingent upon a background check which includes:

  • Fingerprinting search of the national FBI Database
  • Criminal Background screening
  • Drug Screen
  • Motor Vehicle Record Check
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The City of Scottsdale reserves the right to change this process at any time, potentially without advance notice.

PLEASE NOTE: Years of experience are based on a work schedule of 2,080 hours per year for full-time positions and 1,040 hours per year for part-time positions, and while work experience may substitute for education on a year-for-year basis, depending upon the job classification, education may not be substituted for work experience.

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience:
  • A High School diploma or General Educational Development (GED) equivalent.
  • Two years' experience in the operation of advanced, complex water treatment facility.
  • Experience with advanced computerized systems utilized in water treatment facilities.
  • Experience in mechanical and electrical trouble shooting.
  • Satisfactory completion of the Scottsdale Water/Wastewater Treatment Operator Apprentice Program or one year as a Scottsdale W/WW Treatment Plant Operator I will meet the required years of experience for the W/WW Treatment Plant Operator II.
Licensing, Certifications and Other Requirements:
The Scottsdale Water Resources Division offers an Operator Certification Incentive Program for those employees who obtain certifications above what is required of their positions. The department recognizes the intrinsic value of operator certifications and the added value to the city of having a workforce that possess them.
All Assignments:
  • Must possess and maintain a valid, unrestricted driver's license with no major citations within the past 39 months prior to the start date. The Arizona Department of Motor Vehicles requires that out-of-state driver's licenses must be surrendered within 10 days of relocating to the State of Arizona.
  • Every person employed by the City of Scottsdale shall reside in the State of Arizona during his or her active employment by the City, regardless of whether the employee is approved to remote work.
Must obtain and maintain one of the following:
Water Assignment:
  • Must possess upon hire or promotion and maintain a Grade 2 operator certification from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality within the discipline of Water Treatment.
Other pertinent licenses and/or certifications may be required of some positions depending on department/section assignment.

Essential Functions

  • Maintains and operates plant equipment and processes related to water, wastewater and advanced water treatment systems on an assigned shift.
  • Prioritizes activities between the different treatment facilities and systems, including the operation of valves, gates, pumps, and machinery manually, locally in automatic mode or remote via computerized control strategy.
  • Samples and analyzes influents/effluents, source water/product water, feed water, and permeate to detect quality variations, interpret laboratory results, reading sheets, process test, computerized data, and information trends to identify variations in flow and water quality and make appropriate changes.
  • Oversees operation of an assigned treatment facility to maintain day to day operation necessary to meet all required Local, State and Federal regulations pertaining to the production of reuse, ground injection and potable water and comply with prescribed operating and safety standards.
  • Uses a variety of standard testing procedures to determine problems and any adjustments needed in the treatment process.
  • Conducts tours of facilities; responds to plant emergencies; and maintains a safe, clean and orderly work environment.
  • Drives a city vehicle between the different treatment facilities and systems to operate and maintain plant equipment and processes, including the operation of valves, gates, pumps, and machinery manually, locally in automatic mode as well as remote via computerized control strategy.

Work Environment/Physical Demands

  • Most work is performed in plant/field settings, with occasional work done in an office environment.
  • Works with highly hazardous chemicals such as chlorine, sulfuric acid and sulfur dioxide following strict Arizona Department of Occupational Safety and Health (ADOSH) and Water Resources departmental guidelines.
  • Work around or uses potentially hazardous materials requiring the use of specialized equipment.
  • Lift and carry materials weighing up to 50 pounds both short and long distances.
  • Lift and carry heavy (up to 100 pounds or more with assistance) equipment, drums and chemicals for distances of 20 feet or more with the assistance of a hand cart or power equipment.
  • Exert moderate, though not constant physical effort, typically involving some combination of climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, climbing stairs, lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of moderate weight (12-20 pounds).
  • Seldom sedentary and includes walking or moving. Work sometimes involves climbing elevations; requires moderate muscular exertion and lifting.
  • Moderate exposure to dirt, dust, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, rain, temperature and noise extremes, fumes, hazardous materials, machinery, vibrations, electric currents, traffic hazards, water hazards, bright/dim light, toxic agents, disease or pathogenic substances.
  • Drive a city vehicle between the different treatment facilities and systems.
  • Work rotating shifts, weekends, overtime and a call-out schedule.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: It is the policy of the city to provide employment opportunities to all persons based solely on ability, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability.
When advised, reasonable accommodations will be made in order for an "otherwise qualified applicant" with a disability to participate in any phase of the recruitment process. Please contact Human Resources to request an accommodation. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting HR at (480) 312-2491. Requests should be made 24 hours in advance or as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. For TTY users, the Arizona Relay Service (1-800-367-8939) may contact HR at (480) 312-2491.
This position description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the position change.
Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

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