Public Utilities - Operator II (Wastewater)

Public Utilities - Operator II (Wastewater)
Full-Time Public Utilities - Operator II (Wastewater) at City of Devils Lake
Available Openings: 1
Apply By: March 1, 2024
Pay Type: Salary
Compensation: $45,456 - $67,404
Education Level: High School

This position is responsible for the daily operation and maintenance of the City’s wastewater collection and treatment system and assists the Senior Operator with the supervision and coordination of the daily operation, maintenance and incidental repairs of the City’s wastewater system. Assists in the operation and maintenance of the stormwater system, flood protection system and drinking water system when required. Position includes night and weekend on-call hours.


The ideal candidate for this position must possess working knowledge of current wastewater collection/treatment materials and equipment; general understanding of wastewater sampling and testing techniques; general knowledge of public works services, applicable bylaws and procedures. Minimum qualifications include possession of, or ability to obtain within one year of hire, a valid commercial driver’s license (CDL) with proper endorsements. Position also requires Class I Water and Wastewater certifications through the NDDEQ. Applicant must pass a background check and pre-employment drug test.
 

Under direction of the Utilities Senior Operator, is primarily responsible for the daily operation and maintenance of the City’s wastewater collection and treatment system and assists the Senior Operator with the supervision and coordination of the daily operation, maintenance and incidental repairs of the City’s wastewater system. Assists in the operation and maintenance of the stormwater system, flood protection system and drinking water system when required.  

Qualifications

Typical Qualifications

    • High school diploma; or any equivalent combination of education or experience.
    • Highly organized and detail oriented, excellent communicator and effective at prioritizing.
    • Ability to create and maintain effective working relationships with peers, superiors, other City departments and the public.
  • Highly organized and detail oriented, excellent communicator and effective at prioritizing.
  • Ability to create and maintain effective working relationships with peers, superiors, other City departments and the public.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 2+ years of experience in Public Works, specifically wastewater operations.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain within one year of hire, a valid commercial driver’s license (CDL) with proper endorsements.
  • Working knowledge of current wastewater collection/treatment materials and equipment; general understanding of wastewater sampling and testing techniques; general knowledge of public works services, applicable bylaws and procedures.  
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain within two years of hire, the following operator certifications through the ND Department of Environmental Quality to qualify for the appropriate grade level:
    • Grade 9
      • Class I Operator Certification - Water Treatment and Water Distribution
      • Class I Operator Certification - Wastewater Treatment and Wastewater Collection
    • Grade 10
      • Class II Operator Certification – Water Distribution and Water Treatment
      • Class II Operator Certification – Wastewater Treatment and Wastewater Collection

City of Devils Lake

Contact: Joel Myhro
423 6th St NE
Devils Lake, North Dakota 58301
US