Job Opportunity

Treatment Plant Operator
Santa Cruz County

Date Posted:

January 26, 2018


$5,198 – 6,581 / Month


This is the journey level in the Treatment Plant Operator series. Under general supervision perform difficult and complex operations and maintenance functions for the County’s wastewater and water treatment plants; to function as a lead worker to trainee operators; may act as Chief Plant Operator for a class II or I wastewater treatment plant; and to perform other duties as required. There is currently one vacancy in the Department of Public Works, Sanitation Operations Division. The list established from this recruitment will be used to fill the current and future vacancies during the life of the eligible list.


Any combination of education and experience which would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying, unless otherwise specified. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Two years of experience comparable to a Treatment Plant Operator in Training in Santa Cruz County. One year as a Sanitation Maintenance Worker II may be substituted for one year of experience as a Treatment Plant Operator in Training.

Special Requirements: Possession upon hire, of a valid California Class C Driver License AND a Grade I or higher Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Certification issued by the California State Water Resources Control Board. Within two years, possession of a Grade II Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Certificate.

Special Working Conditions: Exposure to variable temperatures and weather conditions; confined work spaces; heights, such as on ladders; high levels of noise; strong, unpleasant odors; infections which might cause chronic disease or death; electrical hazards; raw sewage; dust; and the possibility of experiencing burns, bodily injury or contact with toxic substances or chemical irritants.

Other Special Requirements: Availability to work irregular hours, including weekends and holidays, as well as responding to twenty-four hour emergency calls.

How to Apply:

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Filing Deadline:

Friday, February 9, 2018

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