Job Opportunity

Treatment Plant Operator in Training
Santa Cruz County

Date Posted:

January 26, 2018


$4,481 – 5,670 / Month


Under supervision, perform a variety of routine duties and to learn to perform more difficult and complex tasks in the operations and maintenance of the County’s wastewater and water treatment plants such as: assist in the operation of an activated sludge wastewater treatment plant; assist in operating sludge dewatering equipment; learn to record and interpret data from flow meters, strip chart recorders, and data loggers; learn to calculate chemical dosages, and laboratory procedures; assist in the maintenance of a wastewater treatment plant, collection system, and disposal system; operate sludge dewatering equipment; learn electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic control systems and how to maintain and repair them; operate a computer and software with supervision.
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:

One year experience comparable to Sanitation Maintenance Worker II in Santa Cruz County.

Special Requirements: Possession of a valid California Class C Driver License. Obtain an operator in training certificate issued by the California State Water Resources Control Board upon hire and within two years of employment, a grade I 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:

Apply online at

Filing Deadline:

Friday, February 9, 2018

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