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The Carpinteria Sanitary District is seeking candidates to apply for an entry level Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator in Training (OIT) position.

We are seeking a motivated, resourceful individual who is eager to learn the job duties of the OIT position.  Under general supervision, the Operator-In-Training will perform a variety of tasks in the operation and maintenance of a wastewater treatment plant including monitoring wastewater treatment plant processes, performing routine laboratory tests, and other key tasks necessary to maintain and operate a state of the art wastewater treatment facility.  The selected candidate will participate in a comprehensive training program and will be required to obtain an Operator in Training Certificate from the State Water Resources Control Board.  Obtaining a Grade 2 Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Certification within 36 months from date of hire is a requirement of the position.

Regular working hours for this position are Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. with ability to work weekends, nights and holidays as needed.  Possession of a valid California driver’s license and a high school diploma or equivalent is required.

The District offers a competitive compensation package that includes a CalPERS retirement program, medical, dental and vision insurance for employee and dependents, life insurance, sick/vacation leave, and paid holidays.


Recruitment & Selection Process

APPLICATION FILING DEADLINE: Monday, April 30, 2018 @ 5:00 PM
 Hiring Salary: $49,272/Annual

Supplemental Information

Physical Demands

Must possess mobility to work in the plant; strength, stamina and mobility to perform medium to heavy physical work, to work in confined spaces, around machines and to climb and descend ladders, and operate varied hand and power tools and construction equipment; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone or radio. The job involves fieldwork requiring frequent walking in operational areas to identify problems or hazards. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate above-mentioned tools and equipment. Positions in this classification bend, stoop, kneel, reach and climb to perform work and inspect work sites. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects weighing a minimum of 40 pounds, or heavier weights with the use of proper equipment.


Environmental Elements

Employees work in the field and are exposed to loud noise levels, cold and hot temperatures, inclement weather conditions, road hazards, vibration, confining workspace, chemicals, mechanical and/or electrical hazards, and hazardous physical substances and fumes.


Disaster Service Workers

All Carpinteria Sanitary District employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the Carpinteria Sanitary District requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.


OTHER information

For the full range of duties, responsibilities, and essential job functions please review the Operator In Training Job Description.

Applicants must clearly demonstrate, through their application materials, that they meet the minimum requirements as outlined in the job announcement and class specification to receive further consideration. However, meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee an interview. All properly completed applications will be reviewed, and the most appropriately qualified individuals will be invited to continue in the selection process.

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of the District’s pre-employment process, which includes a background investigation and a physical examination. For some positions this may include a drug screen. False statements may be cause for disqualification, removal from the eligible list, or discharge from employment. All statements made on applications are subject to investigation and verification.

The provisions of this announcement do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice.