The Alderwood Water & Wastewater District (AWWD) is accepting applications for a Lead Wastewater Treatment Facility Operator position in the Maintenance & Operations Department. The incumbent in this position is responsible for leading, assigning, overseeing, and performing the work of Treatment Facility Operators.
This position is being filled due to a retirement at the treatment facility. This is the second major treatment operator retirement at the District within a year and more are expected in the near future. The District is planning to focus heavily on succession planning at the treatment facility. The lead will report to and act as the Treatment Facility Manager in his absence. The successful candidate will show that they are capable of training and building up other facility operators and will also be committed to their own development and growth in the areas of supervision, management, and leadership.
Any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the job is required for this position. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be four years of experience in the operation of a wastewater treatment plant, a high school diploma or GED equivalent, and college level coursework related to wastewater treatment. Membrane bioreactor (MBR) experience is preferred but not required. The ability to obtain a Treatment Operator Group III Certification from the Washington State Department of Ecology within one year is required.