Pay Range 14 Breakdown

Hourly (40 hrs.)$17.0237$25.5356
Hourly (42 hrs.)$16.2131$24.3196
Hourly (56 hrs.)$12.1598$18.2397

Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator III

Range: $35,409.35 - $53,114.03 (14)
Position Number: 6547

  This position is responsible for performing technical and supervisory duties in the operation of the water reclamation facility and off-site pump stations.
Monitors wastewater treatment plant and identifies needed changes and potential problems; interprets lab data; makes necessary adjustments; views, prioritizes, plans, and schedules work orders.
Assists in training, assigning, directing, scheduling, supervising, and evaluating personnel.
Receives shipments of chemicals and other supplies from vendor.
Performs chemical analysis of water samples.
Operates a computer to monitor pump stations, plant operations, and alarms.
Maintains daily records and shift logs of plant operations.
Reviews readings from meters, computers, and instruments.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Knowledge of city and department policies and procedures.
Knowledge of the principles, procedures, and techniques used in the operation of wastewater treatment facilities.
Knowledge of the operation and maintenance of the equipment used in wastewater treatment.
Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws, ordinances, and regulations related to wastewater treatment and laboratory analyses.
Skill in planning, organizing, and prioritizing work.
Skill in performing mathematical computations.
Skill in the supervision of personnel.
Skill in the use of a computer.
Skill in oral and written communication.
SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:  The Wastewater Operations and Maintenance Supervisor assigns work in terms of general instructions.  The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures, accuracy, and the nature and propriety of the final results.
GUIDELINES:  Guidelines include federal, state and local regulations, plant standard operating procedures, and supervisory instructions.  These guidelines are generally clear and specific, but may require some interpretation in application.
COMPLEXITY:  The work consists of related supervisory and technical duties in the operation of water reclamation facilities.  Frequently changing water conditions and inclement weather contribute to the complexity of the position. 
SCOPE AND EFFECT:  The purpose of this position is to operate a wastewater treatment plant.  Successful performance ensures the effective and efficient operation of wastewater treatment facilities.
PERSONAL CONTACTS:  Contacts are typically with co-workers, other city employees, other local government officials, contractors, vendors, state and federal agency personnel, truck drivers, and the general public.
PURPOSE OF CONTACTS:  Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, resolve problems, provide services, motivate personnel, and negotiate or settle matters.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The work is typically performed while intermittently sitting, standing, walking, bending, crouching, or stooping.  The employee occasionally lifts light and heavy objects, climbs ladders, and must be able to distinguish between shades of color.
WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The work is typically performed in an office and at wastewater treatment plant facilities.  The employee is exposed to noise, machinery with moving parts, contagious or infectious disease and irritating chemicals.  The work may be performed outdoors and occasionally in cold or inclement weather and requires the use of protective devices.
SUPERVISORY AND MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY:  The position has direct supervision over Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator (2).
Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with completion of specialized training in the field of work, in addition to basic skills typically associated with a high school education.
Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the work of subordinate positions to be able to answer questions and resolve problems, usually associated with one to three years experience or service.
Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver's license issued by the State of North Carolina for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.
Possession of or ability to readily obtain an appropriate state-certified license for water or wastewater treatment or distribution as appropriate.