The State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) seeks qualified individuals for the position of Water Systems Operator, Position # CV 102319. This position is located at Connecticut Valley Hospital, Water Treatment Plant, Middletown, CT 06457. This is a full-time, thirty-seven and one half (37.50) hours per week position. The schedule as follows: Monday thru Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Please ensure that your application is complete. You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application into the JobAps system. If selected for further consideration, State Employees may be required to provide their last two (2) Service Ratings and Non-State Employees may be required to provide two (2) Letters of Reference.
Questions regarding this position should be directed to Deb Robinson, DMHAS HR, (860) 262-5819 or Deborah.A.Robinson@ct.gov.
PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
At the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Connecticut Valley Hospital this class is accountable for performing a full range of highly skilled duties in operating and providing preventive maintenance and repair to a multi-treatment operation consisting of a Class III Water Treatment Plant and a Class 1 Water Transmission and Distribution System with a design flow rate of a least .70 million gallons per day.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Operates and monitors water treatment and distribution equipment; maintains equipment such as filter beds, metering pumps, chlorinators, raw water pumps, backwash pumps, ash lagoons, transmission mains and valves, strainers and filters used in water treatment and distribution; performs maintenance and repair work on all equipment including valves, motors, pipes, fire hydrants and other machinery; performs daily skilled chemical analyses of water; adjusts water flow rates and chemical feed rates to maintain adequate balance between influent and effluent and proper amounts of chemicals; maintains records and prepares reports on tests and general plant operations; performs maintenance of building and grounds that affect water distribution system; participates in facility Cross Connection Control program, backflow device testing and flushing of distribution system; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Knowledge of water treatment, water transmission, distribution and engineering principles; knowledge of repair and maintenance procedures on pumps, tanks, motors and other equipment used in water treatment, transmission and distribution; knowledge of procedures used in laboratory analyses of water; interpersonal skills, oral and written communication skills; ability to keep operational records and prepare reports; ability to utilize computer software; mechanical ability.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Three (3) years of experience in the operation and maintenance of a chemical physical water treatment plant (Class III or above).
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
One (1) year of the General Experience must have included performing chemical and biochemical analyses of water.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
College training in chemistry, sanitary or mechanical engineering may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling six (6) months of experience to a maximum of two (2) years for an Associate's Degree.
1. Incumbents in this class will be required by the appointing authority to possess and retain appropriate current licenses, permits and/or certifications including possession of a Class III Water Treatment Plant Operator license and a Class I Water Distribution System Operator license in accordance with the regulations of the Department of Public Health.
2. Incumbents in this class must obtain and maintain a Class I Water Distribution System Operator license in accordance with the regulations of the Department of Public Health within two (2) years of appointment.
3. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain specific education and/or experience to meet various certification requirements.
1. Incumbents in this class must have adequate physical strength, stamina, physical agility and visual and auditory acuity, and must maintain such physical fitness as to be able to perform the duties.
2. A physical examination may be required.
Incumbents in this class may be exposed to extreme weather conditions, loud and potentially dangerous machinery, working with chemicals and exposure to toxic fumes and may be required to lift moderate to heavy weights and work in uncomfortable positions.
AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.