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WASTEWATER COLLECTION SYSTEM OPERATOR I/II or III

($26.68 - $44.71/hour)
(Depending Upon Qualifications)

The District is seeking to fill one vacant Collection System Operator position. This position will be filled at an Operator I, II or III level depending on experience and qualifications.

The Ojai Valley Sanitary District (District) provides sanitary sewer service, collection & treatment, for residents of the City of Ojai and the unincorporated Ojai Valley.

This position performs cleaning, maintenance, repair, and construction of wastewater collection lines at levels ranging from an entry level Operator to an advanced journey-level Operator performing more complex & difficult repair and maintenance activities required. An Operator II & III may functionally supervise less experienced Operators. Operators of all levels operate under the supervision of the Collection System Supervisor. In all Operator levels when experience and skill increase, less supervision is required to perform the more complex tasks. Position requires frequent overtime, emergency call outs, regularly scheduled standby duty, and some weekend availability.

Candidate must have the experience, knowledge and ability to:

1) perform routine preventive and corrective maintenance on wastewater mains including cleaning, repairs, and CCTV; 2) Participate in construction, maintenance and repair work involving the wastewater collection system; 3) Perform lift station maintenance & repair on pumps, valves and pipelines; preventive maintenance on vehicles & equipment; 3) Respond to customer complaints including stoppages; 4) Prepare material requisitions, keep work records, & prepare reports of completed work; 5) Be assigned to Standby Duty which requires response within 15 minutes to any call out ready to work in compliance with all regular policies.

Possession of or ability to obtain a valid Class B California Driver’s License within 6 months of employment and a driving record acceptable to District insurance carrier. Education equivalent to completion of twelfth grade or equivalent experience.

Operator I = One (1) year of experience in construction or maintenance of wastewater collection system and appurtenant equipment preferred. Possession or ability to obtain Grade I Waste Water Collection System Certification from California Water Environment Association within one (1) year of employment.

Operator II = Two (2) years of experience performing duties comparable to those assigned to the Collection System Operator I in the construction or maintenance of wastewater collection systems and appurtenant equipment. Possession or ability to obtain Grade II Wastewater Collection System Certification from California Water Environment Association within one (1) year of employment.

Operator III = Two (2) years of experience performing duties comparable to those assigned to the Collection System Operator II in the maintenance of wastewater collection systems and appurtenant equipment. Possession or ability to obtain Grade III Wastewater Collection System Certification from California Water Environment Association within one (1) year of employment.

Applications and more information may also be obtained from the District Office located at 1072 Tico Road, Ojai, California 93023, (805) 646-5548.

Candidates must submit a completed application, and current resume to the District office. Resumes will not be accepted in place of a completed agency application.

Applications will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. Friday December 9, 2022.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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E-mailed submissions can be sent to alison.young@ojaisan.org