Utility Plant Operator: Trainee, I, II or Senior (WPCD)

Town of Leesburg

Leesburg,VA

11/27/2019


Salary

$41,353.00 - $89,790.00 Annually

Location

Leesburg, VA

Job Type

RFT

Department

Utilities Department

Job Number

00641

Nature Of Work

The Utilities Department is a hard working team of friendly professionals who strive together to exceed excellence. The Water Pollution Control Division (WPCD) is responsible for the safe and efficient treatment of wastewater generated within the Leesburg service area and the subsequent stabilization and disposal of the solid wastes produced to ensure the protection of public health and the environment.

The WPCD is seeking an entry-level or journey-level Utility Plant Operator.

Come join our team!

What You'll Be Doing
This position involves entry-level or journey-level technical work in the operation, maintenance and cleaning of the wastewater treatment plant and other related facilities and equipment. Work involves reading and recording gauges, instruments, and meters; regulating valves; drawing samples; maintaining accurate records; performing tests; and maintaining plant facilities, equipment and grounds.

For a more detailed job description, please visit the Town's Job Descriptions page .


Required Qualifications

Utility Plant Operator Trainee
$41,353-$70,792 DOQ
HS/GED; ability to obtain a Class IV Wastewater Operator License for Water Pollution Control within one (1) year of employment; ability to obtain a Class III Wastewater Operator License for Water Pollution Control within three (3) years of obtaining Class IV license as issued by the Virginia Department of Professional & Occupational Regulation (DPOR); possession of a valid driver's license and a safe driving record; certifications in CPR/AED and First Aid or ability to obtain within one (1) year of employment; knowledge in MS Suite applications and computer program applications appropriate to the position; available and able to work various shifts (nights, weekends and holidays); completion of relevant NIMS ICS training courses within six (6) months of hire date.

OR

Utility Plant Operator I

$44,905-$76,882 DOQ
HS/GED; minimum of one (1) year of experience operating a water or wastewater treatment plant facility; possession of a current Class III Virginia Wastewater Operators License for Water Pollution Control as issued by Virginia Department of Professional & Occupational Regulation (DPOR); water or environmental laboratory experience; possession of a valid driver's license and a safe driving record; certifications in CPR/AED and First Aid or ability to obtain within one (1) year of employment; knowledge and familiarity with Virginia Waterworks Regulations; knowledge in MS Suite applications and computer program applications appropriate to the position; available and able to work various shifts (nights, weekends and holidays); completion of relevant NIMS ICS training courses within six (6) months of hire date.

OR

Utility Plant Operator II

$48,295-$83,085 DOQ
HS/GED; minimum of two (2) years of progressively responsible work in wastewater treatment; possession of a Class II Wastewater Operator's License as issued by Virginia Department of Professional & Occupational Regulation (DPOR); water or environmental laboratory experience; possession of a valid driver's license and a safe driving record; certifications in CPR/AED and First Aid or ability to obtain within one (1) year of employment; experience with industrial computer control systems (SCADA) and process control system; available and able to work various shifts (nights, weekends and holidays); completion of relevant NIMS ICS training courses within six (6) months of hire date.

OR

Senior Utility Plant Operator
$52,446-$89,790 DOQ
HS/GED; minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible work in water or wastewater treatment; possession of a Class I Wastewater Operator's License as issued by the Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation; possession of a valid driver's license and a safe driving record; completion of relevant NIMS ICS training courses within six (6) months of hire date.


Preferred Qualifications

Utility Plant Operator Trainee
Class IV Wastewater Operator License issued by the Virginia Department of Professional & Occupational Regulation (DPOR); water or environmental laboratory experience; possession of a valid commercial driver's license with appropriate endorsements and a safe driving record; bilingual in English/Spanish.

OR

Utility Plant Operator I
Backflow device certification; experience with SCADA and Process Control Systems; completion of VDH/VWEA Operators Short School - Virginia Tech; possession of a valid commercial driver's license with appropriate endorsements and a safe driving record; bilingual in English/Spanish.

OR

Utility Plant Operator II
Backflow device certification; Associates or Bachelor's degree in Biology, Chemistry or other related science; bacteriology laboratory experience; bilingual in English/Spanish.

OR

Senior Utility Plant Operator
Supervisory and training experience; Associates or Bachelor's degree in Biology, Chemistry or other related science; completion of VA Operators Short School, Level 3; possession of a valid commercial driver's license with appropriate endorsements and a safe driving record; bilingual in English/Spanish.

Compensation and Benefits
The Town of Leesburg is committed to providing competitive compensation and benefits, and opportunities to grow one's career, all while making a significant impact on the operations and quality of life in a thriving community.

The Town offers competitive compensation, affordable health insurance coverage, participation in the Virginia Retirement System, an optional 457(b) retirement plan with a Town matching contribution, flexible spending accounts, voluntary benefits, employee assistance program (EAP), membership to the Town's full-service recreation center, an optional payroll Roth IRA, and generous paid time off. For more information on the Town's robust benefits package, please visit the Town's Employee Benefits page.

Please click on this link " Employee Benefits " to review detailed information regarding employee benefits for regular full-time and regular part-time employees.

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