DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: This is routine but important work involving responsibility during a shift for the efficient operation and maintenance of a Type IIB Water Treatment Plant (designated capacity of 2.5 million gallons or less per day) with facilities for the application of chemicals to the water, such as, but not limited to chlorine or chlorine compounds, chlorine‑dioxide, chlorine‑ammonia, fluoride compounds, or the process of dechlorination. Work is performed under general supervision of a chief operator or superintendent qualified to be in charge of the operation of the plant. Supervision may be exercised over subordinate employees in the performance of their assigned duties. Performs related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: (illustrative only)
Typical Work Activities are intended only as illustrations of possible types of work that might be appropriately assigned to an incumbent of this title. Work activities that do not appear above are not excluded as appropriate work assignments, as long as they can be reasonably understood to be within the logical limits of the job.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Good knowledge of the practices used and equipment required in the operation and maintenance of a Type B Plant with facilities for the application of chemicals to the water, such as but not limited to chlorine or chlorine compounds, chlorine‑dioxide, chlorine‑ammonia, fluoride compounds, or the process of dechlorination; working knowledge of the principles and application of physics, chemistry and bacteriology as they related to water purification; skill in the operation and repair of pumps, valves and related mechanical and electrical equipment; ability to read, understand and record data from gauges, scales, and meters; ability to make routine laboratory and field tests for control of plant operation; ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions; mechanical aptitude; alertness and dependability.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from High School or possession of a comparable diploma and one (1) year of experience in the actual operation of a water treatment plant.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: At time of permanent appointment individual must be in possession of a grade II-B Water Treatment Operator certificate issued under the provisions of the New York State Sanitary Code.