The Utilities Plant Operations Supervisor is responsible to plan, organize, direct, and supervise a variety of activities associated with the operations of the wastewater treatment plant, maintenance, installation, monitoring, and repair of the City's water distribution infrastructure and equipment; and to perform a variety of technical tasks related to assigned area of responsibility.The current vacancy is in Wastewater; however, the eligible list established by this recruitment could be used to fill future vacancies in both Water or Wastewater.APPLICATION PROCESSApplicants will be assessed on the application submitted. Due to the volume of applications received, resumes will not be screened for the purpose of determining who is the most qualified to compete in the testing process. It is the applicant's responsibility to fill out the "Education" and "Work Experience" sections of the application with complete information and adequate detail. Do not substitute any part of the application with the words "SEE RESUME."The following information is provided for you to use as a reference and as a planning tool. Human Resources is unable to schedule make-up examinations. Applicants considered to be the most qualified may be invited to continue in the testing process.
One year as a Senior Utilities Services Worker or Senior Utilities Plant Operator with the City of Modesto;
Three (3) years of increasingly responsible experience performing construction, maintenance, and repair work in a water or wastewater utility; including one year providing technical and functional supervision over assigned personnel.
Equivalent to an Associate's degree from an accredited college with major course work in wastewater technology, laboratory, chemistry, environmental science, business administration, public administration, or a related field.
License or Certificate:
Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate valid California driver's license.
Depending upon assignment, one or more of the following certifications may be required at time of appointment or within a prescribed timeframe:
When assigned to Water Distribution and Production:
Possession of a Grade II Water Treatment Operator certificate issued by the State of California at time of appointment.
Possession of a Grade IV Water Distribution Operator certificate issued by the State of California at the time of appointment.
Possession of a certificate issued by the American Water Works Association (AWWA) for backflow device testing and/or a Grade I Water conservation Practitioner is highly desirable
When assigned to Wastewater Treatment Plant Operations:
Possession of a Grade III Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator certificate as issued the State of California is required at time of appointment.
Possession of a Grade IV Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator certificate as issued the State of California is required within eighteen (18) months of appointment.
Failure to obtain any of the required certificates within the prescribed time will result in release from probation or termination; or if probation is completed, may result in demotion to a previously held classification or termination.
Must be a minimum 18 years of age at time of application.
During the course of employment, may be required to attend and successfully complete training courses as needed to perform assigned duties, such as First Aid and CPR.