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Wastewater operator. It sounds like a dirty job, but it’s more about using science, collecting data and managing a system. It’s also a vital job for human and environmental health. Wastewater operators make sure water flushed from toilets, sinks, bathtubs, washing machines – all the water from homes and businesses – is cleaned up enough to be discharged to a lake or river.

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Small towns. Big cities. Communities across Minnesota are looking for wastewater operators, people who like science, like variety, like a steady job and like making a difference. These are jobs with benefits, including helping people and helping the environment.

You may qualify for this job through:

  • On-the-job training
  • 2-year program at Vermillion Community College or St. Cloud Technical College
  • 4-year degree in chemistry at any accredited college

Degree Programs Information

Minnesota North College, Vermillion – Website
888-223-8068
Wade.Klingsporn@vcc.edu
St Cloud Technical and Community College – Website
Gregg Kropp
Water Environment Technologies Instructor
320-308-5952
Gregg.kropp@sctcc.edu

St. Paul College – Website
Carol Kaszynski
Cell:   612-965-1666
Desk:  651-266-6295
Carol.Kaszynski@ci.stpaul.mn.us

Job ID: 77035
Location: Various
Telework Eligible: No
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Unlimited

Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers and those MPCA employees eligible to interest bid (permanent classified
MPCA employees in the same job class). Eligible interest bidders must apply through self-service and confirm their bid by emailing
Donovan.Baugh@state.mn.us by 6/03/2024.

Date Posted: 05/28/2024
Closing Date: 06/17/2024

Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Pollution Control Agency / Pollution Control-MAPE
Division/Unit: Environmental Analysis & Outcomes / Water Quality Monitoring Unit
Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift
Days of Work: Monday – Friday
Travel Required: Yes – Up to 50% of the time
Salary Range: $26.64 – $39.06 / hourly; $55,624 – $81,557 / annually
Classified Status: Classified
Bargaining Unit/Union: 214 – MN Assoc of Professional Empl/MAPE
FLSA Status: Nonexempt
Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities: Yes

This position may be located at one of the MPCA office locations: St. Paul or Brainerd

The work you’ll do is more than just a job.
At the State of Minnesota, employees play a critical role in developing policies, providing essential services, and working to improve the
well-being and quality of life for all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota is committed to equity and inclusion, and invests in employees
by providing benefits, support resources, and training and development opportunities.

Job Summary
This position exists to provide specific technical skills as a monitoring team lead conducting ambient water quality monitoring, data
analysis, reporting, and water quality condition assessments. The incumbent will work in the field and will collect ambient water quality
data for lakes, rivers, and streams throughout Minnesota. The incumbent needed for this position should have good communication and
public speaking skills and experience in water quality monitoring, data analysis, and reporting.

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, Conservation, Biology, Chemistry, Limnology, Hydrology, Water Resources, or related field
and 2 years of professional experience conducting professional-level environmental protection or pollution control experience that
includes water quality monitoring with an understanding of the principles of limnology, hydrology, water quality standards, and surface
water pollutants.
OR
Master’s degree in Environmental Science, Conservation, Biology, Chemistry, Limnology, Hydrology, Water Resources or related field
and 1 year of professional experience conducting professional-level environmental protection or pollution control experience that includes water quality monitoring with an understanding of the principles of limnology, hydrology, water quality standards, and surface water pollutants.

OR
THREE years professional-level experience conducting professional-level environmental protection or pollution control experience that
includes water quality monitoring with an understanding of the principles of limnology, hydrology, water quality standards, and surface
water pollutants.

All candidates must have:
The ability to develop and implement work plans, independently complete assignments in a timely manner, mentor and serve as a team
member, and understand the economic and social impact of environmental decisions.
The ability to review data for comparison of limnological concepts, models, and water quality parameters that affect recreation,
biological communities, and drinking water; and comprehensive knowledge of data collection methodologies that affect analysis.
Certification on trailering and watercraft operation must be obtained within one month. Ability to train entry level staff in trailering and
watercraft operation.
Good communication, interpersonal and collaboration skills needed.
Sufficient planning/organization skills to perform senior-level professional work.
Possess a valid Driver’s license (see additional requirements).
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency will not sponsor applicants for work visas. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will
be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification
form upon hire.

Preferred Qualifications
Experience collecting water quality and ecological data, recording observations in a field setting, and conducting quality assurance of
environmental data.
Experience working under professional/technical contracts and/or grant agreements, including processing invoicing, payments, and
budgeting in the project management context.
Knowledge of water quality standards and environmental assessment.
Experience with public communications efforts and public speaking related to water quality, harmful algal blooms, drinking water, or
environmental projects.

Ability to:
Work effectively with others and coordinate with individuals involved in diverse environmental programs and research and to establish
and maintain productive and open communications with business partners and other staff members.
Critically review, document, and summarize information and data into comprehensive recommendations, reports, and presentations.

Physical Requirements
Be able to perform field work associated with monitoring projects. This includes driving a vehicle, loading/unloading vehicles and boats
with field equipment, carrying equipment to sites, launching boats, or portaging canoes. Frequently may need to lift and carry
approximately 50 pounds in the water or over land. Should be capable of moderate physical exertion in summer conditions.

Additional Requirements
A driver’s license is an essential function of this position. This requires possession of an unrestricted Class D Driver’s License. The job
offer is contingent on confirmation of a valid driver’s license AND a satisfactory DLR check. Requires a Class D Driver’s License: a single unit vehicle with a gross vehicle weight of less than 26,000 pounds. This is a basic driver’s license. Operators may also tow vehicles/trailers as long as the gross combination weight does not exceed 26,000 pounds.

How to Apply
Apply online here. If you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email careers@state.mn.us. For additional information about the application process, go to http://www.mn.gov/careers.

Contact
If you have questions about this position, contact Donovan Baugh at donovan.baugh@state.mn.us.

To receive consideration as a Connect 700 Program applicant, apply online, email the Job ID#, the Working Title and your valid Proof of
Eligibility Certificate by the closing date to Donovan Baugh at donovan.baugh@state.mn.us.

About Pollution Control Agency
Our mission is to protect and improve the environment and human health. We work with many partners (citizens, communities, and
businesses, all levels of government, environmental groups and educators) to prevent pollution, conserve resources, and to help ensure
polluting does not have disproportionate impact on any groups of people. We emphasize work-life balance with flex schedules,
compressed schedules, and options to telework for some positions.

Working together to improve the state we love.
What do Minnesota’s State employees have in common?
A sense of purpose in their work
Connection with their coworkers and communities
Opportunities for personal and professional growth

Benefits
As an employee, you’ll have access to one of the most affordable health insurance plans in Minnesota, along with other benefits to help
you and your family be well.
Your benefits may include:
Paid vacation and sick leave
12 paid holidays each year
Low-cost medical, dental, vision, and prescription drug plans
Fertility care, including IVF
Diabetes care
Dental and orthodontic care for adults and children
6 weeks paid leave for parents of newborn or newly adopted children
Pension plan that provides income when you retire (after working at least three years)
Employer paid life insurance to provide support for your family in the event of death
Short-term and long-term disability insurance that can provide income if you are unable to work due to illness or injury
Tax-free expense accounts for health, dental, and dependent care
Resources that provide support and promote physical, emotional, social, and financial well-being
Support to help you reach your career goals:
Training, classes, and professional development
Tuition reimbursement

Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (Some positions may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.
For more information, visit the Federal Student Aid website at studentaid.gov)
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for work/life support:
A voluntary confidential program that helps employees and their families with life challenges that may impact overall health,
personal well-being, or job performance
Common sources of stress can be addressed through the EAP: mental health, relationship challenges (personal and work), grief
and loss, finances, and legal issues
Daily Living/Convenience Services: Chore services, home repair, trip planning, child/elder care
Programs, resources and benefits eligibility varies based on type of employment, agency, funding availability, union/collective
bargaining agreement, location, and length of service with the State of Minnesota.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYERS

Minnesota state agencies are equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employers. State agencies are committed to
creating a workforce that reflects the diversity of the state and strongly encourages persons of color and Indigenous communities,
members of the LGBTQIA2S+ community, individuals with disabilities, women, and veterans to apply. The varied experiences and
perspectives of employees strengthen the work we do together and our ability to best serve Minnesotans.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex
(including pregnancy, childbirth, and disabilities related to pregnancy or childbirth), gender identity, gender expression, marital status,
familial status, age, sexual orientation, status regarding public assistance, disability, veteran status or activity in a local Human Rights
Commission or any other characteristic protected by law.

APPLICANTS WITH DISABILITIES

Minnesota state agencies make reasonable accommodations to their employees and applicants with disabilities. If you have a disability
and need assistance in searching or applying for jobs with the State of Minnesota, call the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email
careers@state.mn.us and let us know the support you need.

Job ID: 76719 

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Location: Various 

  • Telework Eligible: Yes 
  • Full/Part Time: Full-Time 
  • Regular/Temporary: Unlimited 
  • Who May Apply: Open to all applicants and MPCA employees eligible to interest bid (permanent, classified employees in the same job class). Eligible MPCA bidders must apply through self-service AND confirm their interest bid by emailing 

Stephanie.Grant@state.mn.us.

Date Posted: 05/16/2024 

  • Closing Date: 06/05/2024 
  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Pollution Control Agency / Pollution Control-MAPE 
  • Division/Unit: REM Closed Landfill Unit 1 
  • Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift 
  • Days of Work: Monday – Friday 
  • Travel Required: Yes, up to 10% 
  • Salary Range: $32.71 – $48.51/hourly; $68,298 – $101,288 / annually 
  • Classified Status: Classified 
  • Bargaining Unit/Union: 214 – MN Assoc of Professional Empl/MAPE 
  • FLSA Status: Exempt – Professional 
  • Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities: Yes 

*This position may be located at one of the MPCA office locations: Duluth, Brainerd, St. Paul, Rochester, Detroit Lakes, Marshall or Mankato. 

The work you’ll do is more than just a job. 

At the State of Minnesota, employees play a critical role in developing policies, providing essential services, and working to improve the well-being and quality of life for all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota is committed to equity and inclusion, and invests in employees by providing benefits, support resources, and training and development opportunities. 

Job Summary 

This position is being reopened – if you previously applied, your application is still under consideration. 

This position exists to support overall management of cleanups and long-term operation and maintenance activities at assigned sites through hydrogeologic decision making to ensure that sites do not pose a threat to human health or the environment and risks are managed. Support activities may include data collection, data review and analysis, database upload, active remediation, and assistance on land management and other special projects. 

This position also exists to provide hydrologic expertise at assigned sites where releases of contaminants have occurred by evaluating, conducting, directing, and coordinating hydrogeologic investigations. The purpose of the investigations is to determine the extent and magnitude of contamination as well as the risk posed by the aquifer(s) impacted or threatened. 

This position must therefore have and maintain a detailed knowledge of the Closed Landfill Program (CLP) and necessary technical and scientific background in the field of hydrogeology to make important decisions that impact safe drinking water supplies, ground and surface water resources, zoning ordinances, and budgets. 

Minimum Qualifications 

The incumbent is required to possess working knowledge of chemistry, toxicology, and hydrology with skills and abilities necessary to provide technical review and recommendations for complex closed landfill remediation projects and provide leadership to less-experienced hydrologists. 

A Bachelor’s degree in one of the following areas, or closely related equivalent: Hydrology, Geology; Hydrogeology or related degree with (3) three years of professional experience as a Hydrologist or equivalent. Experience must include hydrologic project oversight. 

AND 

Demonstrated experience working with closed landfills or other remediation projects. 

Demonstrated ability to design, conduct and coordinate hydrological field investigations. 

Good communication, problem solving, and negotiation skills. 

Possess a valid Driver’s license (see additional requirements). 

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency will not sponsor applicants for work visas. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. 

Preferred Qualifications 

Knowledge of the Minnesota Landfill Cleanup Act, state and federal solid and hazardous waste rules, and the State’s Drilling and Sampling/Analytical Contracts. 

Technical knowledge of contaminant chemical characteristics, fate and transport, migration tendencies and public health risks of petroleum releases to the environment. 

Demonstrated success in evaluating options and choosing appropriate methods for remediating complex contaminated sites in a timely manner. 

Demonstrated ability to analyze complex and technical data, reports, and problems. 

Demonstrated ability to work effectively and efficiently in a fast-paced environment, meeting short deadlines while also ensuring high- quality results protective of human health. 

Demonstrated ability to lead other program staff and contractors sufficient to meet established timetables and quality standards and complete program objectives. 

Human Relations skills sufficient to build networks of colleagues throughout the public and private sectors and to effectively persuade interested parties, private sector, and other government officials by understanding complex and competing relationships and political agendas. 

Possess excellent communication skills and the ability to present complex information to the public. 

Possess excellent communication skills and the ability to present complex information to the public. 

Physical Requirements 

Requires occasionally lifting and/or carrying such articles as file folders, ledgers, and small equipment. Although a sedentary job is defined as one which involves sitting, a certain amount of walking and standing is often necessary in carrying out job duties. 

Additional Requirements 

A driver’s license is an essential function of this position. This requires possession of an unrestricted Class D Driver’s License. The job offer is contingent on confirmation of a valid driver’s license AND a satisfactory DLR check. 

Requires a Class D driver’s License: a single unit vehicle with a gross vehicle weight of less than 26,000 pounds. This is a basic driver’s license. Operators may also tow vehicles/trailers as long as the gross combination weight does not exceed 26,000 pounds. 

How to Apply 

Select “Apply for Job” at the top of this page. If you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 651-259- 3637 or email careers@state.mn.us. For additional information about the application process, go to http://www.mn.gov/careers

Contact 

If you have questions about this position, contact Stephanie Grant at stephanie.grant@state.mn.us. 

To receive consideration as a Connect 700 Program applicant, apply online, email the Job ID#, the Working Title and your valid Proof of Eligibility Certificate by the closing date to Stephanie Grant at stephanie.grant@state.mn.us. 

About Pollution Control Agency 

Our mission is to protect and improve the environment and human health. We work with many partners (citizens, communities, and businesses, all levels of government, environmental groups and educators) to prevent pollution, conserve resources, and to help ensure pollution does not have a disproportionate impact on any groups of people. 

Working together to improve the state we love. 

What do Minnesota’s State employees have in common? 

  • A sense of purpose in their work 
  • Connection with their coworkers and communities 
  • Opportunities for personal and professional growth 

Benefits 

As an employee, you’ll have access to one of the most affordable health insurance plans in Minnesota, along with other benefits to help you and your family be well. 

Your benefits may include: 

  •  

Paid vacation and sick leave 

  • 12 paid holidays each year 
  • Low-cost medical, dental, vision, and prescription drug plans 
  • Fertility care, including IVF 
  • Diabetes care 

Dental and orthodontic care for adults and children 

6 weeks paid leave for parents of newborn or newly adopted children 

  • Pension plan that provides income when you retire (after working at least three years) 
  • Employer paid life insurance to provide support for your family in the event of death 
  • Short-term and long-term disability insurance that can provide income if you are unable to work due to illness or injury 
  • Tax-free expense accounts for health, dental, and dependent care 
  • Resources that provide support and promote physical, emotional, social, and financial well-being 

Support to help you reach your career goals: 

  • Training, classes, and professional development 
  • Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (Some positions may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. For more information, visit the Federal Student Aid website at studentaid.gov) 

Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for work/life support: 

  • A voluntary confidential program that helps employees and their families with life challenges that may impact overall health, personal well-being, or job performance 
  • Common sources of stress can be addressed through the EAP: mental health, relationship challenges (personal and work), grief and loss, finances, and legal issues 
  • Daily Living/Convenience Services: Chore services, home repair, trip planning, child/elder care 

Programs, resources and benefits eligibility varies based on type of employment, agency, funding availability, union/collective bargaining agreement, location, and length of service with the State of Minnesota. 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYERS 

Minnesota state agencies are equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employers. State agencies are committed to creating a workforce that reflects the diversity of the state and strongly encourages persons of color and Indigenous communities, members of the LGBTQIA2S+ community, individuals with disabilities, women, and veterans to apply. The varied experiences and perspectives of employees strengthen the work we do together and our ability to best serve Minnesotans. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and disabilities related to pregnancy or childbirth), gender identity, gender expression, marital status, familial status, age, sexual orientation, status regarding public assistance, disability, veteran status or activity in a local Human Rights Commission or any other characteristic protected by law. 

APPLICANTS WITH DISABILITIES 

Minnesota state agencies make reasonable accommodations to their employees and applicants with disabilities. If you have a disability and need assistance in searching or applying for jobs with the State of Minnesota, call the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email careers@state.mn.us and let us know the support you need. 

Position Description

This position oversees the day-to-day staffing and staff assignments for the operation of the stormwater or sanitary collection and conveyance systems. It provides management, technical advice, and supervision on storm and sanitary system maintenance activities to ensure continued health and safety to all employees and public users of the sewer systems.

District Sewer Supervisor – Stormwater (one vacancy) 
The District Sewer Supervisor will provide leadership, management, guidance, and supervisory duties to the stormwater group to ensure compliance with environmental and safety regulations. This position will also assist in the establishment of GSI maintenance methodologies and activities whether performed by contracted or City staff.

District Sewer Supervisor – Sanitary (one vacancy)
The District Sewer Supervisor will provide leadership, management, guidance, and supervisory duties to the sanitary group to ensure compliance with environmental and safety regulations.  

The hard-working individuals we need for our team will be capable of managing their own time, working independently as well as in teams, have the desire and ability to work in all types of outdoor conditions, performing physical labor, as well as providing technical support. These positions will be expected to be on call some nights and weekends to respond to emergencies.

Work Location: This position currently works on-site only.

The City of Minneapolis does not sponsor applicants for work visas.
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Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversight of staff responsible for the maintenance and repairs of City storm or sanitary sewer infrastructure 
  • Coordinate, assign, supervise, and inspect the work of crews engaged in the maintenance and repair of storm or sanitary sewer infrastructure. 
  • Maintain a work environment to motivate employees and develop and maintain proper discipline.  Monitor employee performance and conduct employee performance evaluations. 
  • Assist with response in emergency response situations, i.e., sewer backups, natural disasters, etc. 
  • Coordinate activities and equipment needs with other supervisors and equipment dispatchers. 
  • Maintain all necessary records and prepare reports on supervised activities. 
  • Coordinate and communicate with other City divisions, governmental agencies, public utilities, and private contractors for problem resolution and efficient operations. 
  • Deal with conflict resolution with the public on privately owned sewer infrastructure and other agencies. 
  • Oversight of the City’s pump and lift stations for the sanitary and storm system is running efficiently.  
  • Regularly monitor the implementation of Division goals, objectives, policies, and procedures. 
  • Other duties as assigned.

Working Conditions: Office and field position. Requires entry into storm and sanitary systems, including maintenance holes, pipes, tunnels, and other structures made via ladder or crane and basket to depths of up to 100 feet and often in areas of high vehicular traffic. Exposure to loud noises, bending, twisting, and crawling in confined spaces, confined systems not intended for human entry or occupancy, and chemical and biological waste products.

Required Qualifications

Minimum Education:  
High school diploma or equivalent.

Minimum Experience:
Five years plus of progressively responsible experience in sewer maintenance activities or equivalent.  

Equivalency:
An equivalent combination of education and experience closely related to the duties of the position MAY be considered.

Licenses/Certifications:
MPCA SB Wastewater license or the ability to obtain one within one year.
Driver’s license required to operate City provided vehicles.

Desirable Qualifications — Language
Bilingual skills in Spanish, Somali, Amharic, Oromo, Hmong, Vietnamese and/or Lao.
 
Desirable Qualifications — Cultural competency
Ability to relate and work effectively with people from diverse cultural, economic and ethnic backgrounds.

A cover letter and resume are required. You must attach a cover letter and updated resume to your application.

Selection Process
The selection process will consist of one or more of the following steps: a rating of relevant education and experience (100%). It is important that your application show all the relevant education and experience you possess. This information will be used to determine which candidates will proceed in the selection process. A submitted application is also used to verify the answers to any supplemental questions.  Only those candidates who attain a passing score (80%) on each step in the selection process will be placed on the eligible list. The City of Minneapolis Human Resources Department reserves the right to limit the number in any phase of the selection process.
 
Background Check
The City has determined that a criminal background check and/or qualifications check may be necessary for certain positions with this job title. Applicants may be required to sign an informed consent form allowing the City to obtain their criminal history and/or verify their qualifications in connection with the position sought. Applicants who do not sign the informed consent form will not be further considered for the position.

Drug and Alcohol Testing
All job applicants must pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol test once a conditional offer of employment has been made.  Applicants will be required to sign a notification and consent form prior to undergoing drug and alcohol testing.  Applicants who do not consent to undergo drug and alcohol testing will not be required to do so and the City will withdraw the conditional job offer, resulting in the job applicant no longer being considered for the position.

Medical Exam
After a conditional job offer, candidates will be required to pass a medical examination which includes a physical screening.

Union Representation
This position is represented by a collective bargaining agreement between the City of Minneapolis and the Minneapolis City Supervisors Association (CSU). For more information on the terms and conditions of this agreement please visit: https://www2.minneapolismn.gov/government/departments/hr/labor-agreements/city-supervisors-association/

Eligible List Statement
The names of applicants who meet minimum qualification and who pass the screening process shall be placed on the eligible list for employment consideration.  This list will be certified to the hiring manager who may use the list to fill a vacancy of the same job title.  This eligible list will expire one month after it has been established.

Interview Selection
The hiring authority reserves the right to determine the maximum number of candidates to interview from the established eligible list.  If the hiring authority decides to interview other than by exam score order, they may select additional people to interview based on a candidate’s education or experience related to the field, work history, or skills uniquely related to the operational needs of the position.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Considerable knowledge of maintenance procedures and techniques. 
  • Strong oral and written communication and presentation skills. 
  • Strong knowledge of public works practices. 
  • Ability to work with multiple agencies for a common goal. 
  • Ability to analyze, evaluate, and solve real-time problems and issues and deal with high-pressure situations. 
  • Considerable knowledge of sewer cleaning and construction equipment and materials. 
  • Strong personnel skills with the ability to effectively listen and communicate with employees. 
  • Considerable knowledge of relevant City, State, and Federal Statutes, Ordinances, and Regulations. 
  • Strong knowledge of project management methodologies and the ability to manage multiple initiatives simultaneously. 
  • Successful record of positive labor relations with a multi-union labor environment.

As the largest and most vibrant city in the state, Minneapolis depends on purposeful, dedicated and innovative employees. Minneapolis has a large variety of careers for people of all experiences and backgrounds who come together for a singular purpose—serving the residents, businesses and visitors of Minneapolis.

The City of Minneapolis is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.

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ABOUT THE WASTEWATER DIVISION:

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DEPARTMENT PURPOSE:
We believe that what you don’t see often matters a lot to the health and well-being of a community. The Wastewater Treatment facility creates a better tomorrow by maintaining reliable facilities and infrastructure to serve the community and protect the environment.

As an organization, our Purpose is to create a better tomorrow.  We are guided in that work by our organization’s 3 Core Values: Better TogetherCommunity Stewardship, and Pride in Our Work.

In our department, the City’s values look and sound like . . . 

BETTER TOGETHER:

  • Looking out for and supporting one another
  • Working efficiently and in cooperation with coworkers and other departments
  • Utilizing individual strengths, skills, abilities, and backgrounds while learning from one another
  • Asking for and offering help when needed
  • Confronting issues openly and honestly with genuine interest and understanding
  • Creating and communicating a plan we can work together
  • Embracing feedback as an opportunity for growth

COMMUNITY STEWARDSHIP:

  • Providing a professional and proficient resource to the community
  • Being there when we’re needed
  • Putting in the extra effort to maintain clean facilities, take care of equipment, and protect the environment
  • Providing efficient and effective service to the community in line with the city’s goals and strategies

PRIDE IN OUR WORK:

  • Giving and earning respect – within the department, the City, and the community through our communication and actions
  • Caring about our work–we show up on time with a positive attitude at all hours of the day or night to serve the community
  • Implementing continuous process improvements and celebrating the efficiencies that result

Duties / Responsibilities

WHAT YOU’LL DO: 
The third level of the Equipment Maintenance Series is responsible for managing the preventiative maintenance and mechanical repair operations of the Wastewater Treatment Facility (WWTF); leading and directing the maintenance staff at the WWTF; planning and organizing maintenance tasks and projects; performing skilled maintenance work using applicable equipment and tools; and performing the duties of lower levels. Essential duties include: scheduling and assigning daily, weekly, and monthly tasks for maintenance team; determining the need for, recommending, implementing, and managing facility maintenance projects regarding preventative maintenance and repair of mechanical equipment; coordinating with applicable parties; maintaining the inventory of all spare equipment through the WWTF’s asset management software; and providing assistance to the Wastewater Manager on maintenance tasks and staff operations.

Specifically as the Wastewater Equipment Maintenance Foreman you will…

  • Supervise staff to include: prioritizing, leading, instructing, and assisting staff in wastewater treatment maintenance activities. 
  • Perform and oversee maintenance, installation, and repair of electrical systems and preventative maintenance on all equipment for the wastewater division in accordance with all local, state, and federal laws; improves and sustains the reliability of facility equipment and systems; maintains maintenance and repair records. 
  • Provide recommendations and coordinates equipment purchases and all supplies and materials needed for effective department operation.  
  •  Participate in short and long-term planning of capital improvement projects.    
  • Inspect vehicles and equipment to ensure maintenance requirements are met and in compliance with applicable standards and specifications; prepares work orders in order to resolve identified problem areas. Monitors and ensures compliance with applicable safety standards.
  • Lead operations, in collaboration with the Wastewater Foreman, during the absence of the Wastewater Manager. 
  •  Perform other duties of a similar nature or level.

Qualifications

ABOUT YOU:

A successful candidate will have some or all of the following … 
An Associate’s degree or two-year technical certificate; 5 years equipment maintenance or related experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

Licensing in:
•    Valid Class D Driver’s License.  
•    Minnesota Boiler Operator 2nd Class Grade C License or higher, or ability to obtain within 12 months.
•    Class C wastewater license preferred within 5 years of hire.  

Knowledge of:
•    Supervisory principles;
•    Plumbing;
•    Electrical, VFDs, PLCs;
•    SCADA;
•    HVAC;
•    Low pressure boilers;
•    Repairing/equipment costs;
•    Reading operating manuals, blueprints, and drawings;
•    Safety procedures;
•    Inventory management;
•    Recordkeeping principles;
•    Computers and related software applications;
•    Asset Management Software;  
•    Scheduling principles;
•    Principles, procedures and methods related to area of assignment;
•    Occupational hazards and related safety precautions;
•    Applicable tools, equipment, and materials;
•    Applicable Federal, State, and Local laws, codes, and regulations.

Skills in:
•    Monitoring and evaluating staff;
•    Prioritizing and assigning work;
•    Managing equipment maintenance activities;
•    Using applicable tools and equipment;
•    Preparing and maintaining a variety of maintenance records;
•    Monitoring inventory;
•    Inspecting vehicles and equipment for maintenance issues;
•    Purchasing materials, equipment, and supplies;
•    Inspecting and maintaining of pumps, actuators, HVAC, plumbing, valves, mechanical drives, electrical components, electrical panels, instrumentation; purchasing materials, equipment, and supplies;
•    Fabricating;
•    Plumbing;
•    Operating hand and power tools;
•    Welding and cutting operations;
•    Ability to troubleshoot electrical and mechanical equipment and make decisions in a precise and cost-effective manner;
•    Ability to guide, direct, and motivate employees;
•    Performing major and minor mechanical maintenance;
•    Using a computer and related software applications including but not limited to Microsoft Office Suite and computerized maintenance management systems;
•    Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with subordinates, coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to give and receive work direction.

 

Hours of Work/Physical and Mental Demands

  • This is a full-time position.  Monday through Friday, 7:00am to 3:30pm.  Hours may vary depending on department needs. 
  • To view the full job description including position specifications and physical demands click here.

TITLE WASTEWATER PLANT OPERATOR
DEPARTMENT PUBLIC WORKS – WASTEWATER
ACCOUNTABLE TO WASTEWATER MANAGER/SENIOR WASTEWATER OPERATOR
SUMMARY THIS IS TECHNICAL AND SPECIALIZED WORK IN THE OPERATIONS AND GENERAL
MAINTENANCE OF THE WASTEWATER TREATMENT, COLLECTION SYSTEM AND LIFT
STATION FACILITIES; AS WELL AS OPERATIONS AT THE WATER TREATMENT PLANT. THE
OPERATOR PERFORMS WORK ALONE, WITH PEERS, AND WITH CREWS OF VARIOUS
SIZES TO OVERSEE WASTEWATER TREATMENT OPERATIONS BY MONITORING,
INSPECTING AND MANAGING A VARIETY OF ACTIVITIES RELATED TO OPERATING,
REPAIRING AND MAINTAINING THE WASTEWATER TREATMENT FACILITY.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Performs wastewater plant operations, including:
a. Primarily responsible for operating the wastewater treatment plant through the use of general
knowledge and skills associated with activated sludge mechanical wastewater treatment processes.
b. Uses the SCADA computer for operational control and monitoring of the plant; which may include
interpreting treatment status, changing operating parameters, use trending for troubleshooting and
process adjustment to gain efficiency and optimization.
c. Collects and interprets operational data performing daily rounds at the wastewater plant and
completing the daily log sheets. Routine use of a computer to enter data, analyze trends, spot
inaccuracies or issues, track maintenance, and intra/interdepartmental communications.
d. Enter and chart essential plant meter readings and information ensuring that it accurately reflects plant
operations.
e. Visually inspects screens, biofilters, aerators, electronic controls, samplers, analyzers, compressors,
chemical feed systems and any other process equipment.
f. Responsible for daily inspection of all plant and lift station process, control and monitoring equipment.
g. Completes work orders hand tools, testing and monitoring devices, and small power tools and
documents all procedures performed on all equipment. Enters completed work orders into a
computerized maintenance management system.
h. Follows all sampling and testing protocol required by federal, state and local operational testing. Assists
with recording, filing and interpreting sample data. Performs lab work on weekends/holidays as
assigned, and respective duties in the absence of the Laboratory Specialist.
i. Perform operations required for biosolids management program, including efficiently operating and
monitoring the biosolids dewatering presses and digestion equipment, hauling and systematically
applying biosolids, and conducting field sampling as required to maintain acreage certification.
j. Hauls, loads, unloads, packs, and transfers materials by hand or with light or heavy equipment and
vehicles.
k. Operates pumps, generators, heaters, saws, and other portable power equipment.

l. Researches product supply, repair parts, and maintains personal knowledge of the latest innovative
equipment and troubleshooting techniques.
m.Operates communications equipment.
2. Performs wastewater plant maintenance, in coordination with the Wastewater Maintenance Operators,
including:
a. Assists with coordinating and scheduling repairs and performs preventative maintenance on plant
equipment components including electrical system components and controls, mechanical system
components, plumbing system components, small engines, pumps, panels, and gauges.
b. Helps plan and execute process tank and vessel outages, cleaning, inspection and maintenance.
c. Makes appropriate, approved equipment modifications and fabricates items as directed.
d. Reads operations, equipment and maintenance manuals to discern methods, tools and supplies required
to complete operational and maintenance tasks.
e. Completes work orders and documents tasks and procedures performed.
f. Enters work order completion into a computerized maintenance management system.
g. Performs routine and operator-level maintenance on fleet vehicles assigned to the wastewater plant.
h. Performs metalwork: drilling, cutting, grinding, and welding.
3. Performs customer service functions, responds to requests for service.
a. Reviews service issue reports and assists customers with resolving questions about wastewater service
quality problems.
b. Troubleshoots and identifies likely wastewater service issues that customers are experiencing.
c. Uses equipment and analysis to investigate and confirm problems with service lines.
4. Maintain plant instrumentation, including calibration of DO meter, pH meter, flow meters, automatic samplers,
and other automated devices.
5. Plan, schedule, coordinate, and manage the execution of annual/seasonal plant process inspection and
maintenance projects in cooperation with maintenance operators, Sr WW Operator and WW Manager.
6. Assist contractors and vendors as needed to address operational issues related to areas of responsibility.
May collaborate with other Wastewater or city staff, as needed.
7. Assists Public Works department with emergency management functions and emergency maintenance
responses as directed.
8. May assist water department personnel with monthly delinquent water shutoffs.
9. Performs snow removal on City streets, alleys, parking lots, and facilities as assigned.
10. Follows all related safety rules and regulations, including confined space entry and lockout/tagout, and
operates all equipment and vehicles in a safe manner. Attends required safety trainings.
11. Attend process and equipment trainings for continued education credits to maintain and advance
water/wastewater license certifications, and to increase knowledge and skill base of current and
revolutionary treatment methods.
12. Engage with others, including but not limited to Public Works Managers, Operators and Sr. Operators, utility
customers/general public, maintenance service contractors, personnel from other city, county, or state
departments or agencies, and City Administrative personnel, in order to ensure operational needs are met
for the treatment facility.
13. Participates in the rotating weekend/holiday schedule with the water and wastewater personnel. Responds
to after-hours call outs for all water and wastewater emergencies.
14. Performs light building maintenance and housekeeping/custodial duties at the wastewater plant.
15. Performs other duties and responsibilities as required and as directed.

EQUIPMENT
Primary equipment includes: All related wastewater treatment/collection equipment; portable pumps and
generators; laboratory equipment; testing and monitoring devices; hand and power tools; communications
equipment including two-way radios, cellular telephones, personal computers and related software. Operate
City-owned vehicles and equipment; including jetter/vac truck, commercial vehicles, front-end loaders,
agricultural tractors and implements. Operate facility maintenance and janitorial equipment; such as snow
blowers, mowers, utility vehicles, power industrial trucks, power hand tools, and cleaning equipment.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS
High School Diploma or GED, plus two years of industry-related experience OR completion of an accredited
technical program in Water and/or Wastewater operations and maintenance, plus one year of industry-related
work experience.
Class D Wastewater and Class D Water Operator Certificates. Type IV Waste Disposal Facility Operator
Certification, Special Engineer Boiler License, Class B CDL with tanker endorsement and without air brake or
manual transmission restriction, or ability to obtain within 18 months.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Attention to detail and accuracy in preparing reports. Ability to understand, accept and carry out oral and
written directions, make decisions and complete tasks as directed with little supervision. Acceptance of
responsibility for safe working conditions and safe condition of vehicles, equipment and tools. Ability to deal
courteously and effectively with the public, department personnel, contractors and personnel from other
agencies. Ability to work alone and with others. General knowledge of SCADA systems. Knowledge of Microsoft
Office products.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS
Additional experience in wastewater treatment plant operations. Two-year post-secondary degree/diploma in
Water and/or Wastewater operations and maintenance. Experience in maintaining and repairing mechanical
equipment such as AC/DC motors, solenoids, actuators, valves, drive systems, petroleum engines and pumps.
Class C Wastewater Operator Certificate.
Desired Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of HVAC systems, pipefitting, and welding. Knowledge of collection systems operation and
maintenance. Understanding of CMMS, inventory management or related software/hardware.

WORKING CONDITIONS
Indoor and outdoor work in all weather. Exposure to temperature extremes, wet/or humid conditions and
unpleasant odors. Physical health hazards possible from moving vehicles and equipment, chemicals and toxic
gases, electrical shock and exposure to sharps and infectious materials. Work from high places, confined spaces,
or while being suspended. Normal workday is Monday-Friday day shift with some variable hours as needed and
for emergency call-outs. Rotating weekend/holiday duty involves shifts at water and wastewater plants and
being on call. Will be required to respond physically or verbally, as necessary, to alarms or emergency
conditions within 30 minutes when available.
Grade 130 Position: $24.94 – $37.41/hour

CITY OF HUTCHINSON
ADDENDUM TO JOB DESCRIPTIONS 1995

TO COMPLY WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA)

FOR MAINTENANCE POSITIONS: Parks/Arena Maintenance Equipment Operator, Parks Maintenance
Specialist, Heavy Equipment Operator, Water and Wastewater Operator and Maintenance, Plant Equipment
Mechanic, Equipment Mechanic, Cemetery Maintenance, Engineering Specialist, Compost Equipment
Operator, Compost Lead, Senior Public Works Maintenance Specialist, Public Works Maintenance Specialist.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to
successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to reach with hands and arms. The
employee frequently is required to stand, walk and use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or
controls. The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, talk, hear
and smell.
The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100
pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral
vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while
performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals
with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts and in
outside weather conditions. The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places and is frequently
exposed to wet/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and vibration. The
employee is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock and biohazards that include pathogens and threats
of needle sticks from influent solid waste.
The noise level in the work environment is frequently loud.
The duties listed in job descriptions are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be
performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is
similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.
The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is
subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

Work from home and travel within your region of the state of Minnesota.

Salary is $52,500 plus $300/month technology allowance

Benefits include health, vision, dental insurance for employee and family, paid time off, disability,
federally recognized holidays, and retirement program. Travel and per diem reimbursed at established
agency rates.

The Project Manager/Technical Assistance Provider will work with project communities and utilities to
provide guidance, training, and technical assistance to improve or develop water, wastewater, solid
waste systems, and other related programs or services. Primary responsibilities include: project
management; providing technical guidance; planning and delivering training; performing outreach and
networking; program development; performing research and analysis; general administrative duties;
contract management/mediation; assisting with codes/ordinances/grants and grants management;
promoting system operational standards to meet regulatory compliance; identifying cost savings and
promoting system longevity/sustainment; and assisting communities with the drafting of by-laws,
policies, procedures, and rate setting. Work performed is generally in the capacities of technical,
financial, and managerial.

To view the entire job description and apply: https://www.map-inc.org/employment.html.

MAP is an Equal Opportunity Employer

POSITION: Sewer Maintenance Supervisor
PAY RANGE: $79,310.40 – $113,318.40/annually – Exempt, salary position

($38.13 – $54.48hr.)
Starting wage, within the range, is dependent upon qualifications

DEADLINE: Friday, May 10, 2024

The City of Austin is looking to fill our sewer maintenance supervisor position. We are seeking a proactive and experienced individual to ensure the continuous operation of our sewer and storm drainage systems. Under limited supervision, this position motivates a dedicated team of maintenance workers to foster a culture of excellence, ensuring that every member performs their duties with precision and dedication.

It will be important that the sewer maintenance supervisor is able to communicate effectively and foster positive relationships in achieving the City and departments plans and objectives. As part of the essential duties, the sewer maintenance supervisor develops and implements maintenance schedules, optimizes resources to tackle both routine upkeep and emergency repairs. See job description for full list of duties.

Minimum requirements include: Training at a technical or vocational school with a focus on sewer operations and maintenance or related field. Four (4) years of experience in construction repair of storm sewer equipment; a Commercial Driver’s License and a Class SB Collection System Certification, or ability to obtain.

To be considered for this position, applicants must complete a City of Austin application packet, which includes a supplemental questionnaire. Application materials are available for pick-up at City Hall, 500 4th Avenue NE, or available on-line at www.ci.austin.mn.us. Applications must
be received by Friday, May 10, 2024.

Organization: City of Brainerd
Position Title: Public Utilities Director
Address: 501 Laurel Street, Brainerd, MN 56401
First Review: June 2, 2024

Salary:
Hiring salary range: $127,171-$141,690 annually DOQ.
Position salary range to $151,382.
Performance-based salary opportunity to up $169,541.

The City of Brainerd is seeking a Public Utilities Director for this vibrant community nestled in the heart of Minnesota’s lake country. With 14,679 residents, Brainerd is the largest city in Crow Wing County and serves as the county seat and regional hub.

Incorporated in 1881, the City of Brainerd is governed by a Mayor and a seven-member City Council elected to four-year terms. The City has an operating budget of $13.1 million. In addition, the Public Utilities Department’s operating budget is $34.1 million. Brainerd Public Utilities (BPU) is a municipal utility providing electric, water, and wastewater services to the City of Brainerd, parts of the City of Baxter, and surrounding townships. BPU has a 2024 operating budget of $34.1 million, a team of 50 FTEs, and divisions that include Electric Distribution and Hydro Generation, Water, and Wastewater.

THE PUBLIC UTILITIES DIRECTOR
The Public Utilities Director provides leadership and direction relating to the Brainerd Public Utilities (BPU) Department municipal utilities systems including electric distribution and hydro generation, water treatment and distribution, and wastewater treatment facilities. Work is performed under the
supervision of the City Administrator with oversight and guidance from the City of Brainerd Public Utilities Commission. The Director exercises general and administrative supervision over all BPU employees either directly or through supervisory staff. This position requires a high degree of
communication skills to establish and maintain a positive and productive work environment.

WHY APPLY
This is a unique opportunity to lead the largest department for the City of Brainerd in the heart of Minnesota’s north-central tourist vacationland. The new Director will oversee an exceptional utility operation for a progressive and entrepreneurial community. Reporting to the City Administrator with policy guidance and oversight from the Public Utilities Commission, the Director will be on the leading edge of major infrastructure improvement projects and renewable energy initiatives. This municipal utility system has stable finances and is well-maintained and operated by experienced and knowledgeable staff. This position also provides many innovative and exciting initiatives on the horizon—all in a family-friendly community with an exceptional quality of life.

View the full position profile and job description at gmphr.com.

More Information: GMP Consultants is assisting the City of Brainerd with this search. Learn more at
gmphr.com. The City of Brainerd is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First Review is June 2, 2024.

Description

Department: Public Works

Immediate Supervisor: Wastewater Manager

Direction of Others: None

Class Summary:
The first level in the Wastewater Series is responsible for the operation and maintenance of all wastewater equipment. Responsibilities may include: coordinating wastewater system repairs as assigned; and inspecting all wastewater system equipment and materials.

Duties / Responsibilities

TYPICAL CLASS ESSENTIAL DUTIES: (These duties are a representative sample; position assignments may vary.)

1.  Monitors, maintains, and records statistical data of the performance of equipment in the treatment plant and pump lift stations.

2.  Operates, maintains, and repairs electrical equipment, plumbing systems, heating, air conditioning, and ventilation systems.

3.  Maintains chlorine and sulfur dioxide gas feed equipment and ferric chloride.

4.  Samples and maintains records of wastewater and solids processing utilizes information collected to make process adjustments.

5.  Operates vehicles, sludge presses, camera equipment and sewer cleaning equipment.

6.  Performs building and grounds maintenance.

7.  Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.

Qualifications

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE (positions in this class typically require):

High School diploma or equivalent (G.E.D); 1 year maintenance and equipment operation or related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience to successfully perform the duties such as those listed above.

LICENSING REQUIREMENTS (positions in this class typically require):

  • State of MN Wastewater Treatment Operator Class C License; or equivalent level of certification from another state and the ability to obtain MN license upon hire.
  • State of MN class B commercial driver’s license with tank vehicle and air brake endorsements; or obtain within 6 months of hire.
  • Other certifications may include: Fork Lift Certification, Boilers License, and Skid Steer Certification

KNOWLEDGE (position requirements at entry):

  • Wastewater treatment plant laboratory procedures and practices;
  • Equipment, materials, and methods used in a wastewater treatment plant;
  • Collections system maps and drawings;
  • Inflow and infiltration problems that may occur;
  • Electrical and plumbing systems;
  • Safety rules and confined space entry procedures.

SKILLS (position requirements at entry):

  • Performing process control calculations;
  • Maintaining portable pump and grounds engines;
  • Record keeping and data entry;
  • Using hand and power tools, detection devices, locating equipment, calipers, and a variety of other lab equipment;
  • Using sewage machinery
  • Using heavy equipment, (i.e. front end loaders, sludge spreader trucks, etc.)
  • Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.

Hours of Work/Physical and Mental Demands

HOURS OF WORK:
Full Time Position.  Hours are typically Monday through Friday, 7:00 am to 3:00 pm.  Hours may vary due to departmental needs. Occasional night/weekend on call hours. 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: 
Positions in this class typically require: reaching, walking, seeing, lifting, talking, hearing, balancing, stooping, climbing, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, pushing, pulling, repetitive motions, feeling, grasping, and fingering.

Very Heavy Work: Exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Incumbents may be subjected to moving mechanical parts, electrical currents, vibrations, fumes, odors, dusts, gases, poor ventilation, chemicals, blood and other body fluids, oils, extreme temperatures, inadequate lighting, work space restrictions, intense noises, threatening environmental danger, and travel.

Learn more and apply.

The City of Melrose is accepting applications for a Water/Wastewater Operator. The position performs operation and maintenance duties of the City’s Class A major wastewater treatment facilities. Performs testing within a certified laboratory and operates a SCADA system along with ensuring proper operations of the city water system. This position participates in on-call rotation.

Desired qualifications include a minimum of two years experience in water/wastewater field or equivalent combination of education and experience. Technical College training is desired. A current Class D MDH Water license, Class D MPCA Wastewater license and Type IV Sludge License or the ability to obtain within one year. Applicant should have a valid Minnesota Commercial Drivers License or the ability to obtain it within 6 months.

A copy of the job description and application packet can be obtained on the City’s website at www.cityofmelrose.com or by contacting the Melrose City
office at 320-256-4278. Interested applicant should submit a completed application packet, along with resume to City of Melrose, Attn: Doris Rieland, HR Generalist/Payroll Clerk, 225 1st St NE, Melrose MN 56352 or email to hr@cityofmelrose.com by noon, Monday, April 1, 2024.

The City of Rochester is Minnesota’s third largest City with a population of more than 120,000.
The Water Reclamation Plant (WRP) is a municipal wastewater treatment facility and is
nationally recognized for its energy management initiatives. The City is now welcoming
applications for Operator 3, an entry-level position within WRP. Responsibilities include
performing routine/preventative maintenance; minor equipment/machinery maintenance;
cleaning structures; maintaining grounds; operating equipment/vehicles; collecting samples;
reading and recording of meters; and completing plant operational functions as assigned.
We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that individual may be one
who comes with relevant transferrable skills from a variety of sources and experiences. The
City will consider any equivalent combination of knowledge, skills, education, and experience
to meet minimum qualifications. If you are interested in applying, we encourage you to think
broadly about your background and skill set for the role. A valid driver’s license is required.

Individuals considered may have:


Completed a diploma program in water environment technologies or related field from
an accredited technical college training program
OR
Completed a Building Utility Mechanic (BUM) diploma or degree program and had one
year of operational experience at a Class B or higher wastewater treatment facility
OR
a high school diploma or equivalent and three years of operational experience at a
Class B or higher wastewater treatment facility

A Minnesota Wastewater Treatment Facility Operator Class D certification is required within
one year of hire.
The 2024 wage range is Starting wage is $25.28 to $32.72 per hour. An excellent benefits
package is included. Applications review will begin on February 26, 2024.

For more specific information and to apply online, please visit
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/rochester/jobs/4381392/operator-3-wrp