State of Washington Classified Job Specification
WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT OPERATOR 2
Instructs operating personnel in proper operating and maintenance methods and procedures;
Directs the analytical testing of sewage treatment plant chemical operations for plant efficiency, including daily and weekly tests for dissolved oxygen, settable solids, pH valves, and biochemical oxygen demand;
Inspects plant and advises supervisor regarding maintenance, operational, and safety problems; recommends corrective action;
Keeps or directs keeping of charts and records; prepares reports on sewage treatment plant operations;
Collects water samples for bacteriological and chemical analysis; maintains and repairs pressure reducing valves;
Checks chlorine residual and makes adjustments on feed rate, changes chlorine cylinders, cleans and checks the operation of residual analyzer;
Maintains various records and logs concerning water quality testing, water consumption and related matters; prepares reports on water treatment plant or water distribution system;
Supervises inmates in the maintenance of outdoor facilities and lawns in and around area of responsibility only;
Investigates complaints concerning water service;
Performs other work as required.
Knowledge and Abilities
Ability to: perform chemical tests and analyze plant operation; instruct and supervise others; keep records; make written reports OR assess water treatment plant problems and recommend sound solutions; operate a variety of equipment; perform basic pipe-fitting work and install meters, hydrants and valves.
Certification by Department of Ecology as a Group 2 wastewater treatment plant operator
A valid Washington State Certificate of Competency issued by the Department of Health as a Water Treatment Plant Operator 2 or Water Distribution Manager 2
Note: Classification of the wastewater treatment plant will be determined by the Department of Ecology.
Class Specification History
Revise class. Revises definition, minimum qualifications; adopted February 17, 1978.
Revise class. Revises minimum qualifications; adopted May 10, 1985.
Revise class. Revises minimum qualifications; adopted February 10, 1989.
Revise class. Revises title (formerly Waste Treatment Plant Operator 2), definition, minimum qualifications; adopted June 10, 1999.
Revise class. Revises class code (formerly 75420), general revision; adopted May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007.
Revise class. Revised definition, typical work, knowledge and abilities, and desirable qualifications; adopted May 8, 2008, effective July 1, 2008.