Water/Waste Water Operator III- Camino Real Regional Utility Authority

Company: Dona Ana County
Date Posted: April 25, 2024
Job Description:


This posting closes at 5:00PM on the close date.


Under the direction of the Utilities Operations Manager, responsible for routine operation, maintenance and repair of water/wastewater systems.


  • Operate, maintain and clean a variety of equipment, machinery and tools such as liquid sludge application equipment, clarifiers, mechanical bar screens, aeration equipment, chemical feed equipment, pumps and motors. 
  • Inspects, tests, and aids operations of the water/wastewater systems to determine compliance with Camino Real Regional Utility Authority (CRRUA), state and federal standards. 
  • Conducts measurement of water level drops in various configurations of manhole and the calculations to convert the measurements to water losses.  Ensures and monitors the flow and collection of water samples.
  • Prepares as built drawings and ensures addition of information onto the CRRUA utility base maps. Locates and maps existing water/wastewater facilities, as required.
  • Implements the water department back flow prevention/cross connection control program
  • Responsible for completing and maintaining accurate records in compliance with EPA and NMED state and federal requirements.
  • Daily checks on lift stations and responds to customer complaints.
  • Assist personnel in all phases of water/wastewater facility operations.


ADDITIONAL DUTIES. Perform related duties as assigned.  May perform Lead Operator duties in the absence of the Water Lead Operator and Wastewater Lead Operator. Will be required to be availabile for responding to emergency situations on a 24-hour basis.


Education. High School Diploma or general equivalency diploma required. 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 of full-time experience in water/wastewater utilities inspection, operations or maintenance. Experience must include water laboratory work.
Education/Experience Substitution. Associate’s degree from a two-year accredited water/wastewater technology program with at least one (1) year experience will be accepted.  
Licenses/Certifications. Must have a valid unrestricted Driver’s License and maintain a satisfactory driving record in accordance with CRRUA policy; Current NM Water Level III and NM Wastewater Level III certifications. May be required to obtain a Commercial Driver’s license (CDL) within the first year of hire.
Other (e.g., post-offer medical exam, polygraph, background check, driver’s license record, etc.). Must pass a background and driver’s license check.






Current water/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, punctuation and basic arithmetic. 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 WasteWater Utilities Manager; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with others.