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PLANT OPERATOR-IN-TRAINING
LOS ANGELES CA 90001
Category: Other
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Job code: lhw-e0-88400827

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City of Stockton, CA

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PLANT OPERATOR-IN-TRAINING
PLANT OPERATOR-IN-TRAINING


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PLANT OPERATOR-IN-TRAINING





Salary




$3,519.51 - $4,300.85 Monthly






Location




City of Stockton, CA








Job Type




Full-Time (Probationary)






Department




Municipal Utilities








Job Number




0418-03890












Closing




4/20/2018 5:00 PM Pacific

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DEFINITION



OPEN/PROMOTIONAL RECRUITMENT


MONTHLY SALARY RANGE:

$3,519.51 - $3,700.41 - $3,890.62 - $4,090.60 - $4,300.85


FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt


TENTATIVE EXAM DATE: Week of May 7, 2018 (Candidates must appear in person for the examination)





The current vacancy exists in the City of Stockton's Municipal Utilities Department. Under immediate supervision, the incumbent performs wastewater inflow, treatment, effluent processing and laboratory sampling operations. The incumbent will work a 12-hour shift schedule that rotates periodically between days and nights.


Incumbents in this position are included in the Civil Service System, in a "for-cause" employment status, and are represented by the Operating Engineers' Local No. 3, Operations and Maintenance Unit (Classified/Represented).





This recruitment is being conducted as an Open/Promotional recruitment. Current full-time City of Stockton employees may apply for this position as a promotional opportunity and successful candidates will be placed on a promotional list. All other candidates may apply for this position as an open competitive opportunity and successful candidates will be placed on an open list. The appointing authority will have the option of requesting names from the promotional list, the open list, or a combination of both.


These lists may be used to fill future vacancies.


Prior to appointment, eligible candidates may be required to submit to and successfully pass a background investigation, which will include fingerprinting and a medical examination which includes a back evaluation.


Veteran's Preference

This position is eligible to receive five (5) Veteran's Preference points for entrance into the Civil Service. Veteran's Preference will not be granted on the promotional list. If you believe you may qualify for Veteran's Preference, a DD-214, Member 4 copy indicating at least 181 consecutive days of service must be received in Human Resources (see supplemental questionnaire for details in submitting DD-214 copy) on or before the Final Filing Date.









CLASS CHARACTERISTICS



This is a trainee level position in the wastewater treatment Plant Operator series. This position is alternately staffed with Plant Operator I upon acquisition of a California Grade I Wastewater Treatment Certificate.



PRINCIPAL DUTIES (Illustrative Only)






+ Learns process control of wastewater treatment.

+ Learns to review and record readings, logs, and test results.

+ Learns to read, record, interpret and monitor meters, gauges, control panels and laboratory test results.

+ Learns to extract wastewater samples; prepares and maintains associated chain of custody and quality control records; transfers samples to laboratory; performs routine laboratory tests and analyses.

+ Learns to operate direct and remote controls of manual and automatic equipment.

+ Observes the application of chemicals used during treatment processes.

+ Learns to identify and diagnose existing and potential repair requirements to plant, wells, pump stations and associated equipment.











MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS





Education/Experience:



Possession of a high school diploma or GED. Experience with mechanical, hydraulic, or material process systems is desirable.



Other Requirements:





+ Must maintain a valid Class C California Driver's License at all times.

+ Upon employment, the City will apply for the California State Water Resources Control Board (CSWRCB) Operator-in-Training Certificate on behalf of the employee. Thereafter, it is the responsibility of the employee to maintain a valid certificate.

+ Enrollment in supplemental educational courses as determined by the CSWRCB within one (1) year of employment. Failure to comply with CSWRCB regulations will result in termination of employment.

+ As a condition of continued employment with the City of Stockton, must obtain a California Grade I Wastewater Treatment Certificate within two (2) years from date of hire. This position is alternately staffed with Plant Operator I upon acquisition of a California Grade I Wastewater Treatment Certificate.







Ability to:





+ Learn methods, practices, and equipment applied to wastewater conveyance and treatment;

+ Learn by classroom and on-the-job, specific Federal, State, and local regulatory practices; and technical terms applied to wastewater treatment processes.





Knowledge of:





+ Basic principles of chemical and biological testing;

+ Basic construction, assembly, and operation of large and small mechanical equipment;

+ Basic computerized record keeping applications and operation of computerized equipment;

+ Basic operation of a personal computer and other standard office equipment;

+ Basic mathematics; and

+ Safe work methods and safety regulations.









Skill in:





+ Performing housekeeping and preventative maintenance duties.

+ Extracting wastewater samples and performing standard laboratory tests;

+ Observing, interpreting, and recording measurements;

+ Performing minor maintenance on wastewater equipment and facilities;

+ Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those encountered in the course of the work;

+ Communicating effectively, tactfully, and courteously with co-workers and the public; and

+ Understanding and following oral and written instructions.










Physical / Mental Abilities:





+ Mobility - Frequent performance of heavy manual labor; frequent standing for long period of time; frequent walking and bending;

+ Lifting - Frequent lifting up to 100 pounds;

+ Vision - Constant use of overall visual capabilities; frequent need for use of color perception, hand/eye coordination, reading and/or close up work; ability to see PC screens;

+ Dexterity - Constant grasping, holding, and reaching; Occasional repetitive motion;

+ Hearing/Talking - Frequent hearing and talking in person. May be required to wear ear protection or hear in noisy conditions;

+ Mental - Ability to comprehend and communicate oral and written instructions; ability to follow basic instructions and guidelines; ability to complete routine forms and basic reports and comprehend and communicate technical information;

+ Emotional/Psychological - Frequent coworker contact; occasional working alone;

+ Environmental Conditions - Frequent exposure to loud noise, chemicals, fumes, hazardous materials, gases, poor ventilation, exposure to extremes in temperature, humidity, wetness, and other environmental substances and constituents and odors associated with water and wastewater treatment plants;

+ Working Conditions - Must be willing to work outdoors in all weather conditions and in confined areas from heights, ability to wear respirators and self-contained breathing equipment; and

+ Special Requirements - Shift, weekend, holiday, overtime as required, and off-hours in emergency situations.













The Examination

Applicants who qualify in terms of relevant work experience and education, that best fit the needs of the City, will be invited to participate in the examination process. The examination process may include a written examination weighted 100%. However, the City reserves the right to utilize alternative testing methods if deemed necessary. Candidates must receive a minimum passing score of 70%, as determined by the relative performance of all candidates in all portions of the examination. In the event of identical ratings, candidates' names will be arranged in order of application date/time, and, if the same, then arranged alphabetically.



ALL APPLICATIONS AND SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS MUST BE COMPLETED FULLY AND SUBMITTED ON AN OFFICIAL CITY OF STOCKTON APPLICATION FORM. (DO NOT STATE "REFER TO RESUME" ON YOUR APPLICATION OR SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE.) INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS AND SUPPLEMENTALS WILL BE REJECTED AND CANNOT BE REVISED AFTER SUBMITTAL ON OR BEFORE THE FINAL FILING DATE. POSTMARKS, FACSIMILES, AND PHOTOCOPIES OF THE CITY'S EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. RESUMES ARE WELCOMED BUT SHOULD BE SUBMITTED AS ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ONLY.


The information in this announcement concerning the terms and conditions of employment does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract, and these provisions are subject to change.


NOTE:




+ After on-line submittal, immediate notification will appear on your screen indicating your application has been received. Please print this notice as proof of filing.

+ Notices and correspondence will be sent via e-mail only. No paper notices will be mailed to applicants. It is the applicants responsibility to ensure a correct e-mail address is provided and that correspondence is being received.

+ NeoGov.com: You will receive correspondence via the e-mail address you placed on your application. Some e-mail accounts have been known to place these e-mails in the spam/junk file. Please check your e-mails folder to accept e-mails ending with neogov.com.






In accordance with California Government Code section 3100, et., seq., all City of Stockton employees are considered disaster service workers who may be required to report for duty, or remain on duty to address disaster service activities in the event of an emergency or disaster and are required to undertake an applicable loyalty oath.







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