City of Bingen
Open until filled. Next review of applications: June 13, 2022
The City of Bingen, Washington, is recruiting for a Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator or Manager who understands all aspects of biological wastewater treatment. We are seeking either an Operator (Level II Certification) or Manager (Level III Certification), with the step corresponding to certification as recognized by the Washington State Department of Ecology. This position is supervised by the City Administrator and performs the general operations and maintenance of the City’s Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP). The person in this role is responsible for the safe operation of the WWTP within the guidelines set by the multiple State regulatory agencies.
The Bingen Wastewater Treatment Plant is a biological facility that handles discharge from the cities of Bingen and White Salmon as well as the Port of Klickitat. The plant consists of 2 oxidation ditches (used one at a time), 2 digesters, 3 clarifiers, 3 RAS pumps, 1 centrifuge and one Rotomat. Our WWTP Manager has retired after being with the City for 30 years. We have an Operator Level II employee also working at the treatment plant. The entire City of Bingen is run by 7 outstanding employees–work ethic and being a team player are valued highly by our dedicated staff.
The Ideal Candidate:
This position requires experience and training in wastewater operations, facilities, and equipment maintenance. The ideal candidate must have a strong background and interest in troubleshooting problems; have collaborative decision-making skills; be independent and self-motivated; have a positive, can-do attitude; have excellent communication and technology skills; and be dedicated to the crucial service that the plant provides for the community.
Valid Commercial Driver’s License or the ability to acquire within six (6) months. Ability to receive certification from Washington State through reciprocity within six (6) months of hire.
Operator Level II Requirements:
- graduation from high school or GED or equivalent.
- 3 years of plant experience.
Manager Level III Requirements:
- 2 years of college credits and 4 years of experience, with two of those four years at a Class II or higher plant.
Union representation by International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 701. The Union requires City employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.
Compensation and Benefits:
- Annual Base Salary of $57,167-$80,776 depending on qualifications and experience, plus overtime and on-call pay
- Medical and dental insurance for employee and dependents
- Washington State PERS
- Voluntary Deferred Compensation plan
- 11 paid holidays per year
- 10 vacation days per year
- 2 floating holidays days per year
- 12 days sick leave per year
Submit a cover letter and a resume to City Hall at 112 N Ash, PO Box 607, Bingen, WA 98650, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Job descriptions of each role are posted on the City’s website at www.bingenwashington.org.
Open until filled. The City of Bingen is an Equal Opportunity Employer.