Posted May 17
Las Gallinas Valley Sanitary District

Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator (One Position Grades II-III)

San Rafael, CA, United States Full Time



San Rafael, California

The monthly Base, Dual and Triple Certification salary ranges are:

Grade II ($5,788 to $7,036), Dual Certification ($6,077 to $7,387), Triple Certification ($6,381 to $6,700)

Grade III ($6,381 to $7,757) Dual Certification ($6,700 to $8,144), Triple Certification ($7,035 to $8,551)

Housing stipend: Dependent on commute distance to the treatment plant.

(Less than 7.5 miles $500) (Less than 15 miles $250)

The LAS GALLINAS VALLEY SANITARY DISTRICT is looking for a WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT OPERATOR for our plant located in San Rafael, California.

The candidates for the Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator position will possess a high school diploma, along with a minimum of one year of increasingly responsible experience in wastewater treatment plant operations and maintenance. He or she must maintain a valid California Driver’s License and either hold or obtain a minimum of a California State Water Resources Control Board (CASWRCB) Grade III Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Certificate within one year, or two test cycles from date of hire. The position also requires that the person reside within a forty five minute automobile driving radius of the District office, during non-commute hours, to be able to respond to the treatment plant.

Under the direction of the Chief Plant Operator and the Treatment Plant Operations and Maintenance Supervisor, the Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator position will perform operational/maintenance/repair duties related to the District’s wastewater treatment plant, pump stations, reclamation area disposal system and state-of-the-art membrane/ultraviolet recycled water facility. The District’s Operators perform a variety of operational, mechanical and electrical tasks to ensure the wastewater treatment plant and other District facilities are being operated and maintained at their peak performance. Dual (5%) and triple (5%) certification pay is available for individuals who meet additional certification requirements. Typical certifications held by Operators have been in the disciplines of CWEA Mechanical Technologist or CWEA Electrical/Instrumentation Technologist. A limited number of certifications for CWEA Laboratory Analyst may also be considered upon availability.

The Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator salary will be dependent on qualifications, background and successful experience. Work includes rotational weekend assignments, on-call duties and occasional after hours assignments typically associated with wet weather events. The District is seeking motivated individuals who possess a strong work ethic. Ideal candidates with strong mechanical and/or electrical abilities holding CASWRCB Grade III Certification are highly desired. Sharing a passion and awareness for protecting public health and improving our environment for people and wildlife will be considered carefully.

To apply for this outstanding career opportunity, Applicants need to fill out a Las Gallinas Valley Sanitary District Job Application. A resume may be included but is not an acceptable substitute for an application.

Instructions: The “Internet Job Application” is available at

All applicants must complete the job application. Resumes submitted without the application will be rejected. Please submit copies of Operator certification with your application. When you've completed the form, please print it and save it to your computer. You can then either attach it to an e-mail as a pdf document, or mail/fax it to us. If you wish to have a paper application mailed or faxed to you instead, please call 415-472-1734, extension 22. Pre-employment requirements include passing background check, physical and drug screen. Applications are due by 3:00 pm, Friday, June 23, 2017.

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