Position Information NEW September 2021 :
Pay Rate Increase for all Operator positions and continued Signing Bonus for Wastewater Operator III position! To review the bonus information, please click here. NOTICE:
The City of Chico is committed to inclusion and a diverse workforce and has made candidate applications anonymous to reduce implicit bias in the hiring process. Candidate names, addresses, and other Personally Identifiable Information (PII) are auto-redacted on applications sent to the department. Due to this redaction, resumes, certificates, or any other attachment with PII will not be forwarded until after an interview schedule is determined. As such, candidates should ensure that the entered "Work Experience" and "Certifications" sections match the submitted resume.
This recruitment is to fill three vacancies. The positions will be staffed at the Operator II or III level, depending on candidate qualifications.
These positions are currently scheduled to work five days per week, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and may include coverage of weekends (typically every third week), depending on staff assignment. This shift is subject to change with notice from management. Employees may be required to work varying shifts on weekdays, weekends, holidays, and standby/on call hours for emergency call services.
The Operator level II and III positions require possession of an active Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Certificate at that particular Grade level, or higher, issued by the State of California. Applicants must attach a copy of their valid certificate.
In addition to the minimum qualifications, the Wastewater Treatment Plant is looking for an individual who:
- is highly motivated;
- has excellent interpersonal and communication skills (positive and respectful demeanor, able to work independently with a minimum of supervision, maintains courteous relationships with fellow employees and the general public);
- can respond to emergencies as requested;
- has experience working with computer based wastewater process control systems such as SCADA systems and computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS);
- and has good analytical, reasoning, and problem solving skills.
This recruitment is open on a continuous basis, until further notice. Job Description
Position duties vary based on staffing at Operator II or III level classification.
To view the job description for Operator II, please click here.
To view the job description for Operator III, please click here. Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSOPERATOR II
Experience : One year of experience performing duties similar to those assigned to the Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator I level.
Education : Completion of specialized training in the operation and maintenance of a wastewater treatment plant and equipment.
Necessary Special Requirement : Possession of a Grade II or higher, active Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Certificate issued by the State of California.
Additional Requirement : Possession of a valid California Driver License.OPERATOR III
Experience : Two years of experience performing duties similar to those assigned to the Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator II.
Education : Completion of specialized training in the operation and maintenance of a wastewater treatment plant and equipment plus additional college level course work in chemistry, biology or a related science.
Necessary Special Requirement : Possession of a Grade III or higher active Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Certificate issued by the State of California. Additional Information
The City of Chico is looking for individuals who are results-oriented, possess great attitudes, demonstrate creativity and innovation, work efficiently, show a record of success and have a PASSION for public service. Having the best employees provides the best service to the community.APPLICATIONS ARE ONLY ACCEPTED ONLINE, THROUGH THE NEOGOV SYSTEM.
If this is the first time you are applying using the online job application, you will need to create an account and select a Username and Password. After your account has been established, you can build your application which can be saved and used to apply for other City of Chico employment opportunities.Online applications are stored on a secure site. Only authorized employees and hiring authorities have access to the information submitted. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure applications are received by the City of Chico Human Resources Office.Degree, Licenses, Certifications and/or Equivalencies: Candidates must include copies of items listed as a minimum qualification; failure to provide required certificates by the close of the recruitment will result in candidate disqualification.
If this position requires a typing certificate: typing certificates must have been issued within one year and the net speed must match the minimum requirement listed in the job description. For standardization, net speed will be calculated by subtracting the number of errors from the gross WPM. Internet generated typing certifications are not
accepted. Equivalency for experience and/or education listed within a job description may be established pursuant to the City-wide Classification Plan and through coordination with Human Resources. Candidates seeking an equivalency must contact Human Resources, at (530) 879-7900, for instructions on submitting an equivalency request. Being minimally qualified for a position does not guarantee a candidate progression through the full recruitment process.Travel and Recruitment Related Expenses:
The City of Chico does not reimburse applicants for any travel or expenses in connection with applying for employment, unless authorized by the City Manager.Pre-Employment Processing:
Applicants may be required to pass fingerprinting and a medical examination as a condition of employment or promotion. Medical exams may include a fitness exam, psychological exam, and a drug and alcohol screening, depending on the position. E-verify is used to determine candidate eligibility to work in the United States.
The City of Chico is an Equal Opportunity Employer and supports workforce diversity. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The City of Chico will consider individuals with disabilities based on their qualifications to perform the essential functions of the position for which they are applying and will provide reasonable accommodation in the application and/or testing process. If you require accommodation in the application and/or testing process, please notify the Human Resources Office within seven (7) days of the need for accommodation, so appropriate alternative arrangements can be made.
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