City of Rogue River
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:
Operates, monitors and maintains the process, equipment and facilities of a wastewater plant and its associated collection systems. Performs skilled work in the operation of water treatment equipment and facilities. Performs a variety of skilled and semi-skilled tasks including the operation of equipment used in the construction, repair and maintenance of streets, water and sewer systems, water and wastewater treatment plant, parks, and various public buildings and facilities; does other related work as required.
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASSIFICATION:
Responsible for the safe and efficient operation of water, sewage and storm water transmission and treatment facilities within the parameters established by the Public Works Director. Works as a member of a crew on street, water and sewer projects and may work independently on selected jobs.
Duties are performed under the general supervision of the Public Works Director but require a large degree of individual initiative, judgment and responsibility in dealing with malfunctions and emergency situations.
Supervision is not normally a responsibility of positions in this class; however, supervision may be provided to Public Works employees.
KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS:
- Operation and maintenance of the wastewater plant and lift stations, to insure the City’s compliance with state and federal regulations.
- Records data from charts, flowmeter and totalizer to meet operational and DEQ compliance and report requirements.
- Performs and records laboratory tests and analyses, including BOD, chlorine, pH, total and suspended solids, volatile solids, volatile acids/alkalinity and membrane fecal coliform in order to establish plant operational parameters and meet D.E.Q. reporting regulations.
- Comes in daily contact with noxious substances including raw sewage and sludge that pose personal health hazards.
- Adjusts chlorine feed rates as necessary.
- Conducts sludge monitoring and disposal operations.
- At times must work in confined spaces where hydrogen sulfide and methane gas may form a lethal environment.
- According to prescribed instructions, regulates the proper flow of alum, lime, carbon and chlorine through mechanical feeders.
- Takes and records readings of amounts of chemicals added to water.
- Operates water filters, washes filters when necessary, maintains proper water levels by operating pumps and opening and closing valves.
- Takes water samples for chemical analysis, checks samples for clearness of settled water, and makes routine chemical tests of water samples.
- Checks and lubricates pumps, motors and other plant equipment, and brings any mechanical defects to the attention of the Public Works Director.
- Keeps detailed records of all operations, including daily equipment checks, chemical usages, preventive maintenance, a daily log, and records required by state regulatory agencies.
- Performs a wide variety of skilled tasks in the preventive and reactive maintenance of plant and transmission system equipment, including lubrication, mechanical adjustments, bearing and packing adjustments, and pump, motor and generator replacement and repair.
- Maintains the grounds and physical plant in a professional manner.
- Works with large quantities of hazardous chemicals including chlorine gas, caustic soda and concentrated acids, involving personal, public and environmental health risks.
- Must be on standby 24 hours a day one week out of three.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Four general categories of work are involved to which an employee in this classification may be assigned:
- General janitorial services for city buildings, clean-up of City parks, road right-of-ways, and open ditches, including vegetation control;
- Road crew operations, including flagging duties;
- Monthly meter readings; the repair, replacement, cleaning, and testing of water meters; installation of new water lines, maintenance and repair old or broken main water lines, valves, fire hydrants, well pumps, and water reservoirs; overall maintenance of water treatment plant to assure proper operation and regulation.
- Installation of new sewer lateral and main lines, maintenance of old or broken lines or pumps, and overall maintenance to assure trouble-free system operation.
KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS:
- Installs, repairs and maintains water distribution system including meters, fire hydrants, service lines and mains.
- Performs general maintenance and repairs of sewer collection system including pumps, lines, laterals and manholes.
- Maintains and repairs streets, alleys and right-of-ways which include patching pavement; cleaning and repairing sidewalks, curbs, and streets; painting crosswalks and curbs.
- Maintains City’s storm drainage system by cleaning and repairing ditches, storm drainage lines and catch basins.
- Repairs and replaces street regulatory, directional and informational signs.
- Operates light and medium construction equipment including dump truck, mowers, and various power tools.
- Maintains and operates water and sewer treatment plant facilities.
- Performs routine maintenance on city buildings, parks, and vehicles.
- Performs other related work as required.
High School diploma or GED. Preference given to Associate’s Degree in related field.
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
Five years of experience/training which has provided specific knowledge to perform in the position assigned; or any satisfactory combination of experience and training which demonstrates the knowledge, skills and ability to perform the above described duties.
Water Treatment II and Water Distribution II
Wastewater Treatment II and Wastewater Collection II
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR THIS CLASSIFICATION:
Water, wastewater and storm water transmission systems and treatment techniques and procedures; strong mechanical aptitude and experience for repair and maintenance work normally performed in treatment plant facilities; chemical, bacterial and lab processes used in water and wastewater treatment; safety precautions related to water and wastewater treatment chemicals and hazards.
Safe operation of tools, equipment and vehicles required to perform in the position. Practicing safe work habits in area of responsibility; completing forms and maintaining thorough, accurate records; operating and maintaining the water and wastewater treatment plant; operating light to moderately heavy equipment; understand and follow oral and written instructions.
Operate and maintain the water distribution system, wastewater and storm water transmission systems, and water and wastewater treatment plants; make independent decisions to maintain operations within established guidelines; perform and evaluate laboratory tests for control and compliance purposes; establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, supervisors and the general public; work weekends and be on-call for emergencies.
Application of principles and methods used in water and wastewater treatment facilities; repair and maintenance work normally performed in treatment plant facilities; chemical, bacterial and lab processes used in water and wastewater treatment; using all safety precautions related to storm water, water and wastewater treatment chemicals and hazards.
Operation of all common equipment, including repair and maintenance work normally performed on it; General janitorial services for city buildings, general maintenance and clean-up of City parks, road right-of-ways, and open ditches, including vegetation control in the City Park. Maintaining open ditch drainage system; placing, maintaining and replacing street signs.
Taking monthly meter readings; repair, replace, clean, and test water meters; assist in various duties such as: install new water lines, maintain and repair old or broken main water lines, valves, fire hydrants, well pumps, and water reservoirs; installation of new sewer lateral and main lines, maintenance on old or broken lines, and overall maintenance.
Drug screen, bondable, educational and experience verification. Demonstrated ability to perform essential functions.
COMPENSATION TYPE: Monthly
FLSA EXEMPTION STATUS: Non-Exempt
JOB GRADE: Entry level through Step 5
Method of Application and Closing Date:
Will remain open until position if filled. Applications may be obtained by contacting:
City of Rogue River
Rogue River, Oregon 97537
The City of Rogue River is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, national origin or disability.