Wastewater Operator III **Bargaining Unit Position**
the direction of the Utility Operations Manager, responsible for inspecting and
testing operating wastewater systems.
(A position may not include all of the duties listed, nor do the
listed examples include all of the duties which may be found in a position of
the class. An individual must be able to perform the essential functions listed
below and a reasonable accommodation may be made available to qualified
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job).
tests, and assists in the operation of the wastewater systems to determine
compliance with County, State and federal standards. Conducts measurement of
wastewater level drops in various configurations of manhole and the
calculations to convert the measurements to wastewater losses. Ensures and
monitors the flow and collection of wastewater samples. Responsible for
providing 24-hour emergency stand by duties, when assigned. Maintains records
of inspections on daily logs and test for legal purposes. Assists the utility
Operations Manager in all phases of wastewater facility operations.
Locates and maps existing wastewater facilities, as required. Responsible
for completing and maintaining accurate records in compliance with EPA and NMED
state and federal requirements. Inspects new wastewater hook-ups.
Responds to customer odor complaints throughout the County and reports findings
to immediate supervisor. Daily checks on lift stations and cleaning
depending on hours used. Assist in the operation of wastewater treatment
plants including process control, daily checks, and collection of
samples. Assist in the maintenance of collection lines including routine
sewer line cleaning, and emergency sewer backups. Communicates with
different agencies, contractors, engineers (state and
federal). Responsible for knowing and abiding by all
department and County policies and procedures.
job-related duties as assigned.
Education. High School diploma or general equivalency
diploma and successful completion of fifty (50) credit training credits. Associate’s
Degree from a two-year accredited water technology program in Water/Wastewater
technology or related field is preferred but not required.
Experience. Four (4) years full-time
experience working in wastewater systems. Experience can include a
combination of laboratory work, utilities inspections, utilities operations,
utilities maintenance, collection systems, and/or wastewater treatment
Education/Experience substitution. Associates degree from a two-year accredited water technology
program with at least one (1) year experience will be accepted.
Licenses/Certifications. Valid driver’s license and must
maintain a satisfactory driving record. Current New Mexico Wastewater Level III
certification required. A current New Mexico Water Level II certification
Other (e.g., post-offer medical exam, polygraph, background check,
driver’s license record, etc.). Background Check and Driver’s
SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED BY THE POSITION: Must have knowledge of:
Current wastewater systems and operating procedures; mathematical calculations
associated with operation and maintenance of wastewater facilities; pertinent
federal, state, and local laws, codes and regulations; Business English,
spelling, grammar, and punctuation, and basic arithmetic.
have the ability to: Analyze and evaluate information accurately and
express ideas clearly when providing oral and written reports and
recommendations; use initiative and judgment in working independently while
recognizing matters, which require the awareness of the Utilities Director;
Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; Establish and maintain
effective and cooperative working relationships with others.