Now accepting applications for Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Grade II or higher!

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A message from our General Manager, Craig Murray in the September 14, 2023 issue of the Coastal View News.

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Monthly Salary Ranges:

Wastewater Operator Grade 2: $6,376 – $7,751

Wastewater Operator Grade 3: $7,500 – $9,116

Wastewater Operator Grade 4: $8,050 – $9,785

The Carpinteria Sanitary District is seeking a motivated and resourceful individual to fill an open position within the District’s Wastewater Operations department.  We will consider State certified wastewater treatment plant operators with current Grade 2 or higher.  See below for detailed information on the individual positions (grade levels) available to candidates based on qualifications and experience.

Opportunities for advancement and professional development are available, as the District is in the final design phase for Carpinteria Advanced Purification Project (CAPP).  This project includes a 1.2 MGD advanced water treatment facility to be located at the existing plant site.  The selected candidate will be a key, ground floor participant in this exciting potable reuse project.

Generally, wastewater treatment plant operator responsibilities include monitoring wastewater treatment plant processes, maintaining and repairing equipment and systems, performing routine laboratory tests, and other key tasks necessary to operate a state of the art wastewater treatment facility.  Availability for periodic “on-call” duty is mandatory.

Possession of a valid California driver’s license and a high school diploma or GED is required.  All applicants must possess Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Certification from the State Water Resources Control Board at a level commensurate with the assigned position. The successful candidate must also pass a post-offer, pre-employment physical and background check.

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.

Qualified candidates should complete a District application and mail it to:

Carpinteria Sanitary District
5300 Sixth St.
Carpinteria, CA 93013

Or apply by:

Fax: 805-684-7213

All application materials will be evaluated and the most highly qualified candidates will be invited to continue in the selection process beginning All application materials will be evaluated and the most highly qualified candidates will be invited to continue in the selection process.  This position will remain open until filled.  Applications are available at the District office or by clicking here.  Resumes in lieu of a District application will not be considered.


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