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Wastewater Treatment Operator - Senior In Charge

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Wastewater Treatment Operator - Senior In Charge   

JOB TITLE:

Wastewater Treatment Operator - Senior In Charge

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Maple Valley Western Australia United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Summary

If you are looking for an exciting position that allows you to work for an organization that not only supports environmental stewardship from the top down but also leads the way, the Wastewater Treatment Operator (Senior-in-charge) position with the Operations Section of the King County Solid Waste Division (SWD) may be your perfect fit!

About this Role:
This position requires knowledge of active landfill operations, landfill water conveyance systems, environmental control systems and wastewater regulatory guidelines for landfill regulatory compliance.
The Wastewater Treatment Senior Operator In Charge position is responsible for directing and monitoring the daily work of a crew, treatment process and/or special projects at the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill and King County closed landfills and assisting the supervisor in performance feedback and evaluation of staff.
In this role, you will lead, train, and provide technical expertise to all wastewater positions to operate, monitor, and maintain the landfill wastewater conveyance systems.


About the Team:
The King County Solid Waste Division (KCSWD) is responsible for the public solid waste system that serves the people and communities of unincorporated King County and most cities within King County.
KCSWD is the lead King County Agency for delivering Zero Waste of Resources (ZWoR) goal for the region, which will reduce valuable materials sent to the landfill by up to 70%.
KCSWD operates the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill, ten transfer facilities, nine closed landfills, and many programs to design out waste and pollution, keep products and materials in use and regenerate natural systems.


The Operations section of the Solid Waste Division operates a solid waste transfer and disposal system for residents and businesses in King County (except for Milton, Seattle).
The section is responsible for the transfer facilities, transportation, maintaining the Division's heavy equipment, vehicles and facilities, landfill operations, landfill gas and wastewater.
Commercial garbage collection companies and self-haulers (business and residential) bring solid waste to the transfer facilities, where it is located into large transfer trailers and hauled to the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill for disposal.
At the landfill, a network of environmental controls ensures the byproducts of the decomposing waste are captured and managed.


Commitment to Equity Racial and Social Justice:
King County, named after Dr.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
, is a diverse and vibrant community that represents cultures from around the world.
Our True North is to create a welcoming community where everyone can thrive.
We prioritize equity, and racial and social justice, making it a foundational and daily expectation for all employees.
As an Environmental Program Managing Supervisor, you will actively apply these principles in all aspects of your work.
Learn more about our commitment at http://www.
kingcounty.
gov/equity.


Apply now for a rewarding career at the Solid Waste Division of the King County Department of Natural Resources & Parks.
Join our talented workforce in protecting and restoring the natural environment and promoting more resilient, sustainable, and equitable communities.
Enjoy training, comprehensive benefits, and growth opportunities.

Job Duties

What You Will De Doing:


  • Plan, schedule, coordinate, monitor and review the daily work of a crew.
  • Coordinate multiple workgroups and prepare reports for assigned systems or process.
  • Support supervisor in performance feedback and evaluation of personnel; make recommendations on performance improvement measures.
  • Assist supervisor with reviewing payroll time entries and records.
  • Identify and work with others (supervisor and/or other staff) in purchasing supplies and equipment; maintain inventory; comply with purchasing procedures; provide data for budget forecasting.
  • Provide technical expertise, coordinate, plan and implement of special projects associated with maintenance, preventative maintenance, and large special projects.
    Coordinate and provide technical expertise on large special projects.
  • Plan, schedule and prioritize work orders via Faster database with other divisions, departments and agencies.

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

Qualifications You Bring:


  • Knowledge typically acquired through three (3) years of experience working directly with landfill wastewater conveyance facilities and systems, which can include the following, but is not limited to:
    • Experience operating pumps, computerized motors, motors, meters, valves and related landfill wastewater conveyance equipment.
    • Experience performing repairs on landfill wastewater conveyance systems related equipment.
    • Advanced troubleshooting skills for complex wastewater systems and processes and complex odor control systems
    • Skill in operating and providing training on specialized equipment such as forklifts, Vactor Trucks, portable pumps, cranes, generators, and safety equipment.
    • Skill in the application of safety policies, procedures and practices for confined-space entry, fall protection, hazard communication, recognition and control, hazardous energy control, emergency response and evacuation, accident prevention, hearing conservation, back injury prevention, respiratory protection, fire safety, department facilities and operations, forklift training, overhead cranes, and plant-specific and department-wide safety information.
  • Advanced knowledge of how to manually start and stop equipment, systems and processes at all levels of control.
  • Advanced knowledge with operating, monitoring, maintaining and training on the equipment and systems in the preliminary treatment area, primary treatment area, secondary area and solids handling area, and in the collection and landfill wastewater conveyance systems.
  • Skill in training new employees in relevant technical areas.
  • Knowledge of basic electrical, mechanical and plumbing trades.
  • Demonstrated knowledge using Microsoft Office applications (i.
    e.
    Excel, Word, and Outlook) and database management systems.
  • Demonstrated data entry skills

It Would Be Great if You Also Bring:
  • A minimum of five (5) years of experience working directly with landfill wastewater conveyance facilities and systems
  • Working knowledge of Washington State and federal regulations concerning landfill wastewater controls (i.
    e.
    Wastewater Treatment Division, Department of Public Health, Department of Ecology, etc.
    )
  • Advanced knowledge of operating, monitoring, maintaining and training on landfill-wide water conveyance, chlorination, heating, odor control, electrical, water, air and hydraulic equipment and systems.
  • Working knowledge of County, Washington State and federal laws and regulations pertaining to Solid Waste.

Competencies You Bring:
  • Action-oriented - Enjoys working hard, is action-oriented and full of energy for the things he/she sees as challenging, not fearful of acting with a minimum of planning.
  • Racially Just Ability to apply anti-racist and Equity, Social and Racial Justice principles at work.
  • Ensures Accountability - Holds self and others accountable to meet commitments.
  • Drives Engagement - Creates a climate where people are motivated to do their best to help the organization achieve its objectives.
  • Collaborates - Builds partnerships and works collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.
  • Situational Adaptability - Adapts approach and demeanor in real time to match the shifting demands of different situations.
  • Communicates Effectively Adapts approach and demeanor in real time to match the shifting demands of different situations.

Supplemental Information

Working Conditions:


  • Work Location:
    The primary work location for this position is the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill, 16645 228th Ave SE, Maple Valley, WA.
    However, the Solid Waste Division currently operates eight (8) transfer stations located throughout King County and the candidate must be available to travel to any of the eight locations as assigned including Vashon Island.
    You can view a list of the stations at http://your.
    kingcounty.
    gov/solidwaste/facilities/transfer.
    asp
  • Work Schedule: The schedule may vary depending on business needs with shifts 4/10 and/or 5/8, which may include weekends.
    You must be willing to work any of these schedules.
    This position is FLSA Non-exempt and is eligible for overtime.
    Solid Waste Division facilities are open seven days a week.
  • Union Representation: This position is represented by the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE), Local 302 bargaining unit.
Application and Selection Process: We welcome applications from all qualified applicants.
We value diversity, diverse perspectives and life experience and encourage people of all backgrounds to apply.


Application materials will be screened for clarity, completeness and alignment with the experience, qualifications, knowledge, and skills essential for this role to determine which candidates may be invited to participate in one or more panel interviews.


A complete application is required.
To apply, submit a Complete Application.
Resume and Cover Letter are optional and will be reviewed if submitted.
Additional documents won't be considered during minimum qualification screening.


For more information regarding this recruitment, please contact Prakash Meloottu at prakash.
meloot@kingcounty.
gov

Discover More About DNRP: Visit our website, explore an interactive map of our recent accomplishments and check us out at Facebook, X (formerly Twitter), LinkedIn, TikTok, Instagram, YouTube, and Keeping King County Green News.


Sign up for Job Alerts to be notified of additional career opportunities with King County.
Select the Natural Resources category for DNRP opportunities and explore other categories of interest.


Forbes named King County as one of Washington State's best employers.

Together, with leadership and our employees, we're changing the way government delivers service and winning national recognition as a model of excellence.
Are you ready to make a difference? Come join the team dedicated to serving one of the nation's best places to live, work and play.


Guided by our \\\"True North\\\", we are making King County a welcoming community where every person can thrive.
We value diversity, inclusion and belonging in our workplace and workforce.
To reach this goal we are committed to workforce equity.
Equitable recruiting, support, and retention is how we will obtain the highest quality workforce in our region; a workforce that shares and will help advance our guiding principles - we are one team; we solve problems; we focus on the customer; we drive for results; we are racially just; we respect all people; we lead the way; and we are responsible stewards.
We encourage people of all backgrounds and identities to apply, including Native Americans and people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ+, people living with disabilities, and veterans.


King County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer
No person is unlawfully excluded from employment opportunities based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class.
Our EEO policy applies to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, selection for training, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation.


To Apply
If you are interested in pursuing this position, please follow the application instructions carefully.
If you need this announcement in an alternate language or format, would like to request accommodation or assistance in the application or assessment process or if you have questions please contact the recruiter listed on this job announcement.

Position Details

POSTED:

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

54.74 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1707248478-e9afc448eb3eff33d3982faf19d3ffe2

LOCATION:

Western Australia United States

CITY:

Maple Valley

Job Origin:

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Summary

If you are looking for an exciting position that allows you to work for an organization that not only supports environmental stewardship from the top down but also leads the way, the Wastewater Treatment Operator (Senior-in-charge) position with the Operations Section of the King County Solid Waste Division (SWD) may be your perfect fit!

About this Role:
This position requires knowledge of active landfill operations, landfill water conveyance systems, environmental control systems and wastewater regulatory guidelines for landfill regulatory compliance. The Wastewater Treatment Senior Operator In Charge position is responsible for directing and monitoring the daily work of a crew, treatment process and/or special projects at the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill and King County closed landfills and assisting the supervisor in performance feedback and evaluation of staff. In this role, you will lead, train, and provide technical expertise to all wastewater positions to operate, monitor, and maintain the landfill wastewater conveyance systems.

About the Team:
The King County Solid Waste Division (KCSWD) is responsible for the public solid waste system that serves the people and communities of unincorporated King County and most cities within King County. KCSWD is the lead King County Agency for delivering Zero Waste of Resources (ZWoR) goal for the region, which will reduce valuable materials sent to the landfill by up to 70%. KCSWD operates the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill, ten transfer facilities, nine closed landfills, and many programs to design out waste and pollution, keep products and materials in use and regenerate natural systems.

The Operations section of the Solid Waste Division operates a solid waste transfer and disposal system for residents and businesses in King County (except for Milton, Seattle). The section is responsible for the transfer facilities, transportation, maintaining the Division's heavy equipment, vehicles and facilities, landfill operations, landfill gas and wastewater. Commercial garbage collection companies and self-haulers (business and residential) bring solid waste to the transfer facilities, where it is located into large transfer trailers and hauled to the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill for disposal. At the landfill, a network of environmental controls ensures the byproducts of the decomposing waste are captured and managed.

Commitment to Equity Racial and Social Justice:
King County, named after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is a diverse and vibrant community that represents cultures from around the world. Our True North is to create a welcoming community where everyone can thrive. We prioritize equity, and racial and social justice, making it a foundational and daily expectation for all employees. As an Environmental Program Managing Supervisor, you will actively apply these principles in all aspects of your work. Learn more about our commitment at http://www.kingcounty.gov/equity.

Apply now for a rewarding career at the Solid Waste Division of the King County Department of Natural Resources & Parks. Join our talented workforce in protecting and restoring the natural environment and promoting more resilient, sustainable, and equitable communities. Enjoy training, comprehensive benefits, and growth opportunities.

Job Duties

What You Will De Doing:


  • Plan, schedule, coordinate, monitor and review the daily work of a crew.
  • Coordinate multiple workgroups and prepare reports for assigned systems or process.
  • Support supervisor in performance feedback and evaluation of personnel; make recommendations on performance improvement measures.
  • Assist supervisor with reviewing payroll time entries and records.
  • Identify and work with others (supervisor and/or other staff) in purchasing supplies and equipment; maintain inventory; comply with purchasing procedures; provide data for budget forecasting.
  • Provide technical expertise, coordinate, plan and implement of special projects associated with maintenance, preventative maintenance, and large special projects. Coordinate and provide technical expertise on large special projects.
  • Plan, schedule and prioritize work orders via Faster database with other divisions, departments and agencies.

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

Qualifications You Bring:


  • Knowledge typically acquired through three (3) years of experience working directly with landfill wastewater conveyance facilities and systems, which can include the following, but is not limited to:
    • Experience operating pumps, computerized motors, motors, meters, valves and related landfill wastewater conveyance equipment.
    • Experience performing repairs on landfill wastewater conveyance systems related equipment.
    • Advanced troubleshooting skills for complex wastewater systems and processes and complex odor control systems
    • Skill in operating and providing training on specialized equipment such as forklifts, Vactor Trucks, portable pumps, cranes, generators, and safety equipment.
    • Skill in the application of safety policies, procedures and practices for confined-space entry, fall protection, hazard communication, recognition and control, hazardous energy control, emergency response and evacuation, accident prevention, hearing conservation, back injury prevention, respiratory protection, fire safety, department facilities and operations, forklift training, overhead cranes, and plant-specific and department-wide safety information.
  • Advanced knowledge of how to manually start and stop equipment, systems and processes at all levels of control.
  • Advanced knowledge with operating, monitoring, maintaining and training on the equipment and systems in the preliminary treatment area, primary treatment area, secondary area and solids handling area, and in the collection and landfill wastewater conveyance systems.
  • Skill in training new employees in relevant technical areas.
  • Knowledge of basic electrical, mechanical and plumbing trades.
  • Demonstrated knowledge using Microsoft Office applications (i.e. Excel, Word, and Outlook) and database management systems.
  • Demonstrated data entry skills

It Would Be Great if You Also Bring:
  • A minimum of five (5) years of experience working directly with landfill wastewater conveyance facilities and systems
  • Working knowledge of Washington State and federal regulations concerning landfill wastewater controls (i.e. Wastewater Treatment Division, Department of Public Health, Department of Ecology, etc.)
  • Advanced knowledge of operating, monitoring, maintaining and training on landfill-wide water conveyance, chlorination, heating, odor control, electrical, water, air and hydraulic equipment and systems.
  • Working knowledge of County, Washington State and federal laws and regulations pertaining to Solid Waste.

Competencies You Bring:
  • Action-oriented - Enjoys working hard, is action-oriented and full of energy for the things he/she sees as challenging, not fearful of acting with a minimum of planning.
  • Racially Just Ability to apply anti-racist and Equity, Social and Racial Justice principles at work.
  • Ensures Accountability - Holds self and others accountable to meet commitments.
  • Drives Engagement - Creates a climate where people are motivated to do their best to help the organization achieve its objectives.
  • Collaborates - Builds partnerships and works collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.
  • Situational Adaptability - Adapts approach and demeanor in real time to match the shifting demands of different situations.
  • Communicates Effectively Adapts approach and demeanor in real time to match the shifting demands of different situations.

Supplemental Information

Working Conditions:


  • Work Location:
    The primary work location for this position is the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill, 16645 228th Ave SE, Maple Valley, WA. However, the Solid Waste Division currently operates eight (8) transfer stations located throughout King County and the candidate must be available to travel to any of the eight locations as assigned including Vashon Island. You can view a list of the stations at http://your.kingcounty.gov/solidwaste/facilities/transfer.asp
  • Work Schedule: The schedule may vary depending on business needs with shifts 4/10 and/or 5/8, which may include weekends. You must be willing to work any of these schedules. This position is FLSA Non-exempt and is eligible for overtime. Solid Waste Division facilities are open seven days a week.
  • Union Representation: This position is represented by the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE), Local 302 bargaining unit.
Application and Selection Process: We welcome applications from all qualified applicants. We value diversity, diverse perspectives and life experience and encourage people of all backgrounds to apply.

Application materials will be screened for clarity, completeness and alignment with the experience, qualifications, knowledge, and skills essential for this role to determine which candidates may be invited to participate in one or more panel interviews.

A complete application is required. To apply, submit a Complete Application. Resume and Cover Letter are optional and will be reviewed if submitted. Additional documents won't be considered during minimum qualification screening.

For more information regarding this recruitment, please contact Prakash Meloottu at prakash.meloot@kingcounty.gov

Discover More About DNRP: Visit our website, explore an interactive map of our recent accomplishments and check us out at Facebook, X (formerly Twitter), LinkedIn, TikTok, Instagram, YouTube, and Keeping King County Green News.

Sign up for Job Alerts to be notified of additional career opportunities with King County. Select the Natural Resources category for DNRP opportunities and explore other categories of interest.

Forbes named King County as one of Washington State's best employers.
Together, with leadership and our employees, we're changing the way government delivers service and winning national recognition as a model of excellence. Are you ready to make a difference? Come join the team dedicated to serving one of the nation's best places to live, work and play.

Guided by our \\\"True North\\\", we are making King County a welcoming community where every person can thrive. We value diversity, inclusion and belonging in our workplace and workforce. To reach this goal we are committed to workforce equity. Equitable recruiting, support, and retention is how we will obtain the highest quality workforce in our region; a workforce that shares and will help advance our guiding principles - we are one team; we solve problems; we focus on the customer; we drive for results; we are racially just; we respect all people; we lead the way; and we are responsible stewards. We encourage people of all backgrounds and identities to apply, including Native Americans and people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ+, people living with disabilities, and veterans.

King County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer
No person is unlawfully excluded from employment opportunities based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class. Our EEO policy applies to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, selection for training, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation.

To Apply
If you are interested in pursuing this position, please follow the application instructions carefully. If you need this announcement in an alternate language or format, would like to request accommodation or assistance in the application or assessment process or if you have questions please contact the recruiter listed on this job announcement.


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