The Senior Operator, under direction of the Assistant Superintendent, is the field supervisor for the evening or midnight operations of the Wastewater Treatment Plant with the primary responsibility of compliance with the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System Permit.
The Wastewater Treatment Plant operates 24-hours a day, 365-days a year and eight hour shifts may vary. Shifts will include night, weekend and holiday work schedules. The person in this position is considered essential personnel and will be required to respond to emergencies as directed by the Assistant Superintendent or Superintendent. They will be required to carry a City supplied cell phone and is subject to 24-hour calls and must be able to respond to emergencies as needed as directed by the Assistant Superintendent or Superintendent.
Wastewater Class 5A Certificate or equivalent.
A valid driver’s license from state of residence equivalent to Maryland Class C in good standing. Must provide a copy of complete driving history.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Maintain Wastewater 5A Certification.
Ability to regularly work beyond the scheduled work shift, including nights, weekends, and holidays, and to travel to various seminars or training classes as required to keep current in the wastewater profession and to maintain the required licenses.
Pass a criminal background check and Work Steps physical.
Complete all required City of Frederick training.
Knowledge of Federal and Maryland State regulations and materials, methods, processes and techniques commonly used in Domestic, Commercial and Industrial Wastewater Treatment or ability to obtain within 30 days of hire.
Knowledge of safety standards and practices for hazardous environments, including OSHA safety rules, standards and regulations.
Ability to communicate effectively in English and have the ability to carry out instructions furnished in oral, written or diagram form; ability to express ideas to appropriate audience clearly and concisely. To use English orally and in writing to groups and also to individuals; ability to provide classroom and other instructions on the operation, maintenance and safety of a Wastewater Treatment Plant.
Knowledge of computers and their applications, especially Microsoft Office Suite at an intermediate level and SCADA applications such as Citect and PLC’s.
Ability to define problems, collect data, interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables, calculate figures, decimals, fractions, percents, averages, conversions and solve for unknown values; must possess the ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry such as linear, area and volume measurements; must be able to solve mathematical word problems and set up and solve difficult wastewater formulas.
Internal Number: POS-110-19
About The City of Frederick
The City of Frederick is located less than an hour from Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, MD. Frederick is the second largest city in Maryland with 65,000 residents. The City of Frederick Currently has over 850 employees which includes Civilian and Sworn Police Officers. We offer a variety of benefits, which include pension, health, dental, vision and also an Employee Assistance Program. We employee full-time, part-time and seasonal positions.