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Water Reclamation Operator I or II

Athens-Clarke County Unified Government

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Purpose & Job Related Requirements

REPORTS TO: Water Reclamation Operator Supervisor
CLASSIFICATION: Personnel System - Requires satisfactory completion of a twelve month probationary period.
PAYGRADE:  Operator I - 111 ($37,266); Operator II - 112 ($39,129) 

SAFETY SENSITIVE: Yes - Subject to random drug testing per the Athens-Clarke County Alcohol and Drug Ordinance.

Purpose of Job
The purpose of this job is to perform technical/manual work functions associated with operating a water pollution control plant and assisting in maintenance of plant facilities. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, monitoring the water treatment process; collecting and testing water samples; monitoring equipment performance; performing preventive maintenance; maintaining records; and performing additional tasks as assigned.

Job Related Requirements

Coverage 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, 3 shifts to include weekends, and holidays. Possible shifts: 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., or 11:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.

May be required to work on religious holidays.

Regular and predictable attendance is required.

Must work cooperatively with others.

When requirements include vehicle operation, responsible for the safety, readiness and operation of the vehicle and must abide by ACC's safe driving policy.

Emergency Position
This position is designated as an emergency position that requires your attendance at work under all types of emergency conditions. Some examples of emergencies include inclement weather, utility failure, fire or other forced evacuations or as determined by the Manager.

Minimum Training & Experience Required to Perform Essential Job Functions

Water Reclamation Operator I - $37,266

High school diploma or equivalent required.

Must possess or have the ability to obtain an appropriate state certified license for wastewater treatment within one year of date of hire. 

Valid driver's license.

One year of wastewater treatment experience preferred.


Water Reclamation Operator II - $39,129

High school diploma or equivalent required; with two years of experience in wastewater treatment facility maintenance or operations; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this position. 

Must possess a state certified Class II license for wastewater treatment.

Valid driver’s license.

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