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Treatment Plant Trainee II

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TPT II Vacancy 2136 Flyer.pdf 

Filing Deadline: 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, 8/15/2017




Applications are being accepted for a Water/Wastewater Operator position with The Sea Ranch Water Company.

Under direct supervision, this position is required to perform skilled tasks related to the operation and maintenance of The Sea Ranch Water Company’s Water Treatment/Distribution facilities and Wastewater Treatment/Collection facilities. Current certification with the State Division of Drinking Water or State Water Resources Control Board is highly desirable. Successful candidates will be required to obtain, at a minimum, a Grade I Water Treatment License and Grade I Water Distribution License, and pass the Grade I Wastewater Treatment exam within 18 months of hire.

Position is located at The Sea Ranch, CA. Candidates must reside in the Sea Ranch area; relocation will not be provided.


·         Must be dependable, accountable and honest

·         Willing to work hard and be a team player

·         Ability to read, write and speak English

·         Possess a valid CA Driver’s License and Clean DMV Record

·         Have a High School Diploma


Representative Duties

·         Learn to monitor, operate and maintain water and wastewater treatment facilities;

·         Maintain and repair various treatment plant components (pipes, pumps, valves, filters, motors, controls, chemical feed systems, etc.), water distribution and wastewater collection systems;

·         Maintain timely and accurate records;

·         Collect and analyze water and wastewater samples;

·         Participate in meter reading and leak detection;

·         Perform building and grounds maintenance;

·         Learn to operate and maintain equipment including (but not limited to) service truck, dump truck, tractor, generator, compressor, jackhammer, compactor, portable pump, weed-eater, chain saw and radio;

·         Complete requests for field service or work orders;

·         Participate in meetings and training;

·         Perform other duties as requested;

·         May be required to work weekends and/or holidays;

·         May be required to be “on-call”.


Organizational Relationships

This is a non-exempt, hourly position that reports directly to the Assistant Operations Supervisor and works in direct contact with the Operations Supervisor, the Director of Works, Financial and Customer Services Specialist, and the general public in the scope of his or her duties.


Knowledge and Abilities

·         Ability to communicate effectively and tactfully with co-workers and the general public, both orally and in writing;

·         Ability to analyze, interpret and utilize information to make informed decisions;

·         Ability to perform heavy physical labor, at times under adverse weather conditions, including (but not limited to) bending, stretching, crawling, climbing, stooping, twisting, lifting up to 75 pounds and working in permitted confined spaces;

·         Ability to maintain safe practices, effectively uses Personal Protective Equipment, and maintains awareness of the safety of self or others.

For more information call (707) 785-2411, Extension 6, or email

This posting will be available until the position is filled.



Lower Lake County Waterworks District #1 is currently seeking a General Manager.  Valid Water Distribution Operator II license required.  Please contact the district for a job description and minimum requirements at (707) 994-6009 or via email at



Clearlake Oaks County Water 

Operator II

Treatment or Distribution or Water

Status:  Non-Exempt   

Salary Range: $17.75 - $22.49


Definition/Summary: Under general supervision, performs a variety of maintenance, repair and operations work and performs related tasks as required. Operator II is expected to carry out maintenance and operations duties in accordance with stated operations procedures and instructions.

Makes inspections and performs preventive maintenance on sewer or water plant, pump station machinery control, and equipment; takes and records readings of gauges, meters, charts and records results in operating logs; repairs and maintains pumps, motors, generators and other equipment; makes minor electrical repairs; inspects and repairs and replaces water or sewer lines; performs plumbing and electrical, carpentry and painting tasks; operates and maintains equipment such as backhoe, trencher, loaders and sewer cleaning equipment; reports operating problems to the Operations Supervisor; adheres to State safety procedures; handles chemicals related to the water treatment plant or sewer plant; assists in the day to day operations of the water or wastewater systems; other duties as assigned by Chief Operator(s) or the General/Operations Manager.

Minimum Requirements:

Education:       High School Graduate or equivalent. 


Licenses:          Grade II California Water Distribution Operator Certification, Grade II California Water Treatment Operator Certification or Grade II California Wastewater Operator Certification and conversion from Class C to Class B California Motor Vehicle Operators License, with air break and tank endorsement, within six (6) months of employment.

Experience:     Any combination of education and experience equivalent to completion of High School and two years experience in construction, repair and maintenance of sewer and water lines, pumping stations and related facilities.

Knowledge of: Methods, materials, and equipment used in the operation and maintenance of water and/or wastewater treatment facilities or pipelines.

Ability To:       Make the most efficient use of time and achieve the highest quality workmanship.  Work with limited supervision; keep accurate records follow oral and written instruction; make emergency repairs within the collection and distribution systems and to District equipment; work cooperatively with others; exercise independent judgment and safety precautions; physical strength and agility are required.


Requirements: Requires prolonged sitting, standing, walking, reaching, twisting, turning, kneeling, bending, squatting, and stooping in the performance of daily activities. The position also requires grasping, repetitive hand movement and fine coordination in preparing statistical reports and data using a computer keyboard. Additionally, the position requires near vision in reading correspondence and statistical data on the computer. Acute hearing is required when providing telephone service and communicating in person and position requires responding to public inquiries and complaints in a tactful and courteous manner. The Operator participates in water and wastewater systems maintenance activities that may require walking on uneven ground, working around machinery, fumes, dirt and gas and sometimes during inclement weather. Employees in this classification will be required on a regular basis to do a Self Contained Breathing Apparatus and or perform work in “Confined Spaces”; all such work shall be performed within the parameters stipulated by California Department of Health and Safety Regulations as well as the District’s Safety Program and Illness and Injury Prevention Plan. Work may include considerable physical exertion, including heavy lifting, on an occasional basis. In emergency situations, the employee may be called upon to report for work and/or coordinate appropriate activities from a remote location. 






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