Why Join our Department? The Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) is a 15.7 MDG sub-regional facility that serves a population of more than 140,000 with an annual operating budget in excess of $10 million and has a staff of 28 professional and technical personnel.
The City of San Mateo is building a cross-functional team tasked with upgrading the City’s 15.7 MGD conventional activated sludge plant with new liquids treatment process facilities, including headworks, primary treatment, five-stage biological nutrient removal/membrane bioreactor (BNR/MBR) process, biological and chemically enhanced treatment (BioCET) process, and other general plant upgrades, including odor control to serve the new facilities.What You’ll Do
Act as and perform the duties of the Designated Operator-in-Charge as needed in accordance with State regulations.
Supervise and participate in the operation of wastewater treatment facilities to control flow and processing of wastewater, bio-solids effluent and bio-gas; monitor and adjust gauges, meters and control panels; observe variations in operating conditions; interpreting meter and gauge readings and test results to determine processing, status and requirements for adjustments.
Monitor, adjust and troubleshoot as needed plant operational processes utilizing data-driven technology, such as the SCADA or PCS system.
Recommend and assist in the implementation of goals and objectives; establish schedules and methods for shift operations; implement policies and procedures.
Supervise and participate in the operation of valves and gates; start and stop pumps, compressors, fans, engines and electric motors to control and adjust flow and treatment processes; boilers and preheaters; perform routine maintenance work.
Supervise and participate in the collection of samples; coordinate the performance of routine
Who You Are
You have graduated from high school or equivalent.
You have two years of experience comparable to a Waste Water Treatment Plant Operator III.
You possess a Grade III Waste Water Treatment Plant Operator Certificate issued by the State of California with the ability to obtain Grade IV WWTP Operator Certificate within one year of appointment.
- Comprehensive benefits package including generous paid leave and health benefits
- CalPERS retirement (2% @ 55 for classic members; 2% @ 62 for new members. Classic employees contribute 7.5% to CalPERS and New members contribute 6.25% to CalPERS with participation in the Social Security Program
- Free Fitness classes through City of San Mateo Parks and Recreation, Employee Assistance Program and Credit Union Membership
- Bilingual Differential: $195 monthly (if applicable)
- City contribution of 1.5% of base salary to Deferred Compensation and will match up to 1% Employee contribution
- Employee housing loan up to $7,500 for home purchase or rental move-in assistance in the City of San Mateo
- Representation by the San Mateo Management Association
Submit an online application and supplemental questionnaire at www.calopps.org or to the Human Resources Department, City of San Mateo, 330 W. 20th Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94403, (650) 522-7260.
This recruitment is continuous. It may close at any time when the vacancies have been filled.
The Examination and Selection Process
All applications, résumés (required) and supplemental questionnaires received will be reviewed for minimum qualifications. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be placed on the employment list for this position and may be contacted by the department for an interview. Current and future vacancies may be filled from this list. The list will remain in effect for at least 6 months unless exhausted sooner. Final selection of candidates will be made by the Subject Matter Expert in the Public Works Department.
NOTE: The City of San Mateo reserves the right, at its discretion, to limit the number of qualified candidates invited to the examination process.
March 23, 2018
Note: The City of San Mateo reserves the right, at its discretion, to limit the number of qualified candidates invited to the selection process.
Prior to hire, candidates will be required to successfully complete a pre-employment process, including a driving record review, reference check, and a Department of Justice (DOJ) fingerprint check. A conviction history will not necessarily disqualify an applicant from appointment; however, failure to disclose a conviction will result in disqualification from the recruitment process.
Candidates with a disability who may require special assistance in any phase of the application or testing process should advise the Human Resources Division upon submittal of application. Documentation of the need for accommodation must accompany the request.
The policy of the City of San Mateo is to grant equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, sex, gender, age, religion, ancestry, physical or mental disability, sexual preference, marital status or national origin. It is the intent and desire of the City of San Mateo that equal employment opportunity will be provided in recruiting, hiring, training, promoting, wages, benefits, and all other privileges, terms and conditions of employment. The City of San Mateo is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).
HIRING REFERRAL BONUS: Candidates hired from this recruitment for a merit position will receive a signing bonus of $1,500.00 upon successful completion of probation. If an eligible merit City employee refers a candidate who is subsequently hired from this recruitment, he/she shall receive a $1,500.00 referral award in accordance with the City’s Targeted Recruitment Program Policy. The candidate must note the referring employee’s name on the City’s official employment application at the time he/ she submits it.