Polk County

 

Water Pollution Control Operator I, II, III

Winter Haven, Florida

Winter Haven, FL

Order: 78055

Order Type : Direct Hire

CODE 3250

PG-P14, P17, P19

NON-EXEMPT

WATER POLLUTION CONTROL (WPC) OPERATOR I, II, III - TRAINEE

(Utilities Operations)

Pay Ranges:

Water Pollution Control I - $18.03/hr. - $26.92/hr. ($37,502.40 - $55,993.60/annually)

Water Pollution Control II - $20.30/hr. - $30.35/hr. ($42,224.00 - $63,128.00/annually)

Water Pollution Control III - $21.81/hr. - $32.60/hr. ($45,364.80 - $67,808.00/annually)

**Trainee Pay Range: See Trainee Employment Status section**

Shift: Monday - Friday, 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM (40 hours/week)

Location: 1011 Jim Keene Blvd Winter Haven, FL 33880

Health Benefits Package, Including Paid Holidays

*** This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement ***

Must have the physical, developmental and mental ability to perform job tasks, work efforts, responsibilities and duties of the job illustrated below:

MAJOR FUNCTION

Routine mechanical and manual work responsibilities in the operation and maintenance of water pollution control plants.

ILLUSTRATIVE DUTIES

Operates and maintains pumping equipment with mechanical and automatic controls. Reads meters and charts. Makes daily visits to plants to perform plant and equipment maintenance and operational controls as required for water pollution control plants. Takes wastewater samples, conducts routine tests and collects samples. Performs daily operational functions and controls for wastewater treatment plants. Performs custodial and maintenance work in the care of plant and grounds.

Performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS

Knowledge of the principles of wastewater treatment including extended aeration, contact stabilization, oxidation ditch, advanced wastewater treatment, both chemical and biological. Knowledge of operations, maintenance and repair procedures relating to wastewater treatment facilities. Knowledge of occupational hazards involved in wastewater treatment and collection. Knowledge of the methods, practices and procedures in the repair and maintenance of pumps and related equipment. Ability to read meters and charts accurately and maintain records of operations. Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions. Sufficient physical strength and agility to perform a variety of labor tasks in all weather conditions including lifting and/or interacting with job related appurtenances and equipment which might weigh in excess of seventy five (75) pounds. Ability to see colors. Ability to perform tasks that require eye and hand coordination. Ability to see, ambulate independently, drive, bend, stoop, sit and stand. Knowledge of all Federal, State and Local rules and regulations governing the operations and maintenance of wastewater treatment facilities.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Water Pollution Control (WPC) Operator I

Graduate of an accredited high school or possess an acceptable equivalency diploma. Minimum of one (1) year experience in the operation and maintenance of wastewater treatment plants. Possess a Class "C" Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators license as issued by the Florida Department of Professional Regulation and/or Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

Possess a valid driver's license and be able to secure a valid Florida driver's license at the time of employment within this classification.

A comparable amount of related training and experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications with exception of the required licensure.

Water Pollution Control (WPC) Operator II

Graduate of an accredited high school or possess an acceptable equivalency diploma. Minimum of one (1) year experience in the operation and maintenance of wastewater treatment plants. Possess a Class "B" Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators license as issued by the Florida Department of Professional Regulation and/or Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

Possess a valid driver's license and be able to secure a valid Florida driver's license at the time of employment within this classification.

A comparable amount of training and experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications with exception of the required licensure.

Water Pollution Control (WPC) Operator III

Graduate of an accredited high school or possess an acceptable equivalency diploma. Minimum of one (1) year experience in the operation and maintenance of wastewater treatment plants. Possess a Class "A" Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators license as issued by the Florida Department of Professional Regulation and/or Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

Possess a valid driver's license and be able to secure a valid Florida driver's license at the time of employment within this classification.

A comparable amount of training and experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications with exception of the required licensure.

Water Pollution Control (WPC) Operator Trainee

Graduate of an accredited high school or possess an acceptable equivalency diploma.

Possess a valid driver's license and be able to secure a valid Florida driver license at the time of employment within this classification.

TRAINEE REQUIREMENTS:

Obtain a Class ā€œCā€ Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators license as issued by the Florida Department of Professional Regulation and/or Florida Department of Environmental Protection within two (2) years

TRAINEE EMPLOYMENT STATUS:

Persons hired as a trainee shall be eligible for benefits as described in regular full-time above, but will be hired at five percent less than the classification's minimum rate for each year of experience, education or certification/degrees required.

As the individual gains the required certification, education, etc., the individual's salary shall be adjusted to reflect that progress. For example, the job classification requires two years' experience but the trainee hired has no experience. This individual would be hired at 10 percent below the minimum rate for that classification. This individual would receive 5 percent increase upon completion of one year and 5 percent increase upon completion of the second year.

No annual increase will be made to trainees until they meet the requirements of their job classification and are relieved of the trainee status.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Must have home telephone at the time of employment as employee is subject to standby and/or call out for emergencies. Employee will assist with supervision and participation in any necessary emergency work.

This position may be required to report for work when a declaration of emergency has been declared in Polk County.

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