Learns and performs a variety of skilled and semi-skilled work in the operation, maintenance, repair, plant sampling and other activities related to continuous operation of a wastewater treatment plant. Drives a variety of vehicles and operates equipment for the treatment of wastewater.
This is the entry-level class in the Wastewater Plant Operations series. Initially, incumbents are placed in the Technician I level in order to gain experience that will enable them to understand and operate the equipment required in the treatment of wastewater and to obtain a valid State of Nevada Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Grade I Certification within one (1) year of date of hire.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED:
The WRD Wastewater Plant Operations Technician I will receive direction from the lead operator on shift and will at times be required to work independently. Normally, job assignments and direction comes from the WRD Wastewater Plant Operations Specialist and WRD Wastewater Plant Operations Supervisor.
This examination will establish an Open Competitive and Promotional list to fill current and/or future vacancies that may occur within the next six (6) months or may be extended as needed by the Office of Human Resources.
Education and Experience: Graduation from high school or equivalent AND one (1) year of full-time experience, training, or education in the operation and maintenance of water, wastewater or similar industrial equipment. Equivalent combinations of experience, training, and/or education which provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the major functions of the position may be considered.
Qualifying education and experience must be clearly documented in the "Education" and "Work Experience" sections of the application. Do not substitute a resume for your application or write "see attached resume" on your application.
Working Conditions: Work day, evening, night, weekend, holiday shifts and standby. Work extended shifts or be called back in emergency situations. Work with potential exposure to hazardous chemicals and substances found in the wastewater treatment process. Work out of doors in all weather conditions.
Licensing and Certification: Must possess a valid Nevada Class C driver's license at time of appointment. Must possess or be able to obtain a valid Nevada Water Environment Association (NWEA) Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator's Grade I certificate within one (1) year from date of hire.
Some positions may require confined space entry certification.
Background Investigation: Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation. Periodically after employment background investigations may be conducted.
Medical Examination: Employment is contingent upon the results of a physical examination performed by our examining physician.
Pre-Employment Drug Testing: Employment is contingent upon the results of a pre-employment drug examination.
About Clark County Water Reclamation District
Since 1956, the Clark County Water Reclamation District (formerly the Clark County Sanitation District) has been collecting, treating and reclaiming wastewater in the unincorporated areas of Clark County. Each day, at our facilities throughout Southern Nevada, we treat and reclaim more than 100 million gallons of wastewater to levels near drinking water quality, and return it to the environment or send it to reuse locations throughout the community. The Clark County Water Reclamation District employs approximately 300 employees.