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Cal Fire Jobs – Water and Sewage Plant Operator

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Job Description:

Under general direction in a conservation camp in the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, to perform a variety of skilled work in the operation, maintenance, and repair of a water/wastewater treatment plant, water, sewer, heating, boiler, air conditioning, ventilating, lighting, power, and other mechanical systems normally found in a State conservation camp facility; to work closely with Region, Headquarters facility planners, and various control agencies on facility maintenance problems and code requirements; to maintain order and supervise the conduct of inmates or wards; to instruct or lead inmates, wards, or resident workers in facilities maintenance while protecting and maintaining the safety of persons and property; and to do other related work.

Job Responsibilities:

  • prepares and submits to the Department of Health Services and/or State Water Resources Control Board all required water quality monitoring documentation;
  • adjusts and repairs mechanical equipment such as pumps, chlorinators, gas engines, and metering devices;
  • performs daily tests of water and sewage in various stages of treatment and personally makes the analyses;
    maintains manholes, water and sewer pipelines, storm drains, hydrants, and water valves, and continually
  • monitors cross connections per Title 17;
  • monitors and directs the pumping of septic tanks and grease traps;
  • Operates, inspects, maintains, and repairs all water and/or wastewater treatment systems per California Code of Regulations Title 22 and Title 23, including piping, pumps, ponds, spray fields, leach fields, and storage used in conjunction with water and sewer systems;
  • performs the maintenance of equipment and related facilities;
  • repairs and maintains all types of motors and engines used to power pumps, compressors, and fans; operates and directs the operation of related equipment at incinerators and other mechanical equipment;
  • interprets water quality tests and determines necessary changes in dosage and treatment processes;

Job Requirements:

  • (Applicants who are within six months of obtaining the required certification will be admitted to the examination but must secure and provide evidence of certification prior to appointment.) and Either I Completion of a recognized apprenticeship for Stationary Engineers. (Apprentices who are within six months of completing their apprenticeship program may be admitted to the examination but must provide evidence of completion prior to appointment.)Possession of a valid State of California Wastewater and Water Treatment Plant Operator Certification issued by the State Water Resources Control Board (Grade I or Grade II) and State Department of Health Services (Grade 1 or Grade 2).

Qualification & Experience:

  • Education: Completion of 670 hours of formalized technical instruction relating to Stationary Engineering in training offered by such established programs as: Job Corps; Skill Centers; ROP; Trades Schools; Military; and Joint Training Partnership Act. (An Associate of Arts or Certificate in Mechanical Electrical Technology, which must have included at least 12 semester units of instruction in heating, ventilation, and refrigeration systems involving the use of automatic controls, may be substituted for the 670 hours of technical instruction. Students who are within six months of completing their degree will be admitted to the examination, but they must provide evidence of completion prior to appointment.) (Two years of additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education.)
  • Experience: Four years of experience performing duties which may include the operation and maintenance of water and sewer systems; maintenance and repair of plumbing, boiler, heating, refrigeration, ventilation, laundry, and shop and power equipment of commercial, industrial, or institutional buildings, including the operation and maintenance of air conditioning systems involving the use of automatic controls; and repair of various mechanical equipment, in addition to performing minor building construction and maintenance. and

Job Details:

Company: California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE)

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Functions: Operator

Job Location: Chico, CA, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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