Water Treatment Plant Operator
Are you looking to start a career path in Public Service? Do you currently have a Waterworks License and looking to move up within an organization? The City of Winchester and the Department of Public Services invites you to come join our team! The City has an outstanding strategic plan that includes goals and objectives, a clear vision, and a culture of collaboration. We are recruiting for a Water Treatment Plant Operator at our Percy D. Miller Facility.
Starting Salary based on Licensure:
Operator Trainee – $30,971.20
Operator 4 – $34,132.80
Operator 3 – $37,627.20
Operator 2 – $41,496.00
Operator 1 – $45,739.20
Lead Operator – $50,440.00
The successful candidate will perform routine semi-skilled work in the operation of a water treatment facility, maintain operational parameters, and records data. Also, monitors SCADA and recording equipment and determines usage or flow, collects samples from designated points, and performs routine physical and chemical analyses.
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a High School diploma or General Education Degree (GED) is required. Possession of a valid and appropriate driver’s license. Ability to complete within 6 months from receipt, California State University Sacramento, Small Water Systems Operation and Maintenance Course. Ability to complete within 9 months, 3 facility Demonstration of Capabilities, DOC’s. This is the first stage in our career development, required to achieve compliance with Virginia Department of Heath Regulations.
The remaining steps, obtaining a Class 4 Waterworks License within 1 year, Class 3 Waterworks License required within 2 years, Class 2 Waterworks License within 3 years, and completion with Class 1 Waterworks License within 5 years. Salary adjustments are delivered for each phase of career development. All timelines are from date of hire and licenses are issued by the Virginia Department of Professional Occupation and Regulation.