|Date Opened||2/22/2021 12:00:00 PM|
|Salary||$31.76 - $40.54/hour (Individuals new to state service start at minimum of the pay plan)|
|Job Type||Open to the Public|
|Close Date||3/15/2021 11:59:00 PM|
The State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut, Facilities Operations Department has one job opening for a Water Pollution Control Operator 3. This position is responsible for performing a full range of complex tasks in the monitoring, operation and maintenance of the Class IV Water Pollution Control Facility to include water reclamation, and associated lift stations to the facility at the Storrs campus. A current Class III Wastewater Treatment Facility Operator Certification, or higher, in accordance with the regulations of the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is a minimum qualification of this position. The Wastewater Treatment Facility Class III Operator Certificate is required and must be maintained throughout employment at the University.
The Water Pollution Control Operator 3 position is a permanent, full-time, 1st Shift 40 hours/week position with a paid half an hour for lunch. The work schedule is Sunday - Thursday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This position may be eligible for weekend differential. The hourly salary is $31.76. This position offers a full benefits package including medical and dental insurance.
This position is categorized as Emergency Support Services/Essential Staff. Incumbent must be willing and able to work during emergency closures/delayed openings due to inclement weather or for significant events that effect campus operations.
Please note: UConn currently has job openings for Water Pollution Control Operator 1, Water Pollution Control Operator 2, Water Pollution Control Operator 3, Water Pollution Control Operator Mechanic, and Water Pollution Control Technician positions. Only applications submitted for THIS specific position will be considered. To be considered for a different position, or more than one position, you must apply to each position individually.
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This position is categorized as "Open to the Public" and current, qualified UConn NP-2 employees will be given preference in the hiring process. In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the minimum qualifications as listed on the job opening and must specify your qualifications on your application.
A current Class III Wastewater Treatment Facility Operator Certification, or higher, in accordance with the regulations of the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is required. Applicants are required to compete the Licenses and Professional Certifications section of the application, recording the information provided on their Class III Operator Certificate in the specific fields of Type, Issuing Agency, License Number, and Date Issued on their application. If this section of the application is not completed in its entirety, the applicant will not be considered qualified for the position. Applicants are encouraged to record any additional licenses or certificates held in this section of the application.
Applicants who do not hold an operator certification in Connecticut, but hold certification in another state such as Massachusetts or Rhode Island, will be required to apply for Reciprocity for Wastewater Treatment Facility Operator Certification and meet the requirements of CT Statute 22a-416-4. Please contact Craig Motasky at email@example.com for more information and instruction prior to applying for reciprocity. As a reminder, out-of-state applicants must also complete the Licenses and Professional Certifications section of the application and are encouraged to apply for multiple job levels as they see fit.
If applicable, applicants are strongly encouraged to indicate on their application (under the Job-Related Academic, Technical or Vocational Training section of the application) the name(s) of any Educational Institution(s) attended and to indicate the (in person and/or online) courses studied, Address, City, State where the Educational Institution(s) are located, the years attended and the number of Credits earned or Diploma earned.
If selected for an interview, you will be asked to provide the names, titles, and phone numbers of three professional references. In addition, if you are a current State of Connecticut employee at UConn or another State Agency, you will be asked to provide copies of your last two (2) performance appraisals and your CORE attendance records. Employment will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment physical examination, including drug testing, as well as criminal background check.
Applicants must possess and retain a current motor vehicle operator license throughout employment with the University.
Questions pertaining to this position and the Water Pollution Control Facility should be directed to Katie Milardo at katie.milardo@uconn,edu. Please direct questions about the application process and employment to UConn HR at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Plans workflow and determines priorities; schedules, assigns, oversees, and reviews work; establishes and maintains procedures; provides staff training and, assists in conducting performance evaluations; performs a full range of complex duties in the operation, monitoring and maintenance of wastewater treatment and water reclamation and lift station equipment for the processing and disposal of sewage, sludge and reclaimed water; operates and maintains such equipment as grit chambers, gravity belts, screens, grinders, scrapers, digesters, pumps, Imhoff tanks, sludge drying beds, trickling filters, chlorinators, Huber sludge presses; sludge dewatering coil filter machines and others; performs complex repairs to and/or replaces all equipment including valves, motors, pipes and machinery such as vacuum filters, chlorinators, digester safety equipment and trickling filters; evaluates and makes decisions regarding pre-treatment and process control changes based on laboratory test results and protocols; makes decisions to bring additional equipment on-line or shut down equipment; establishes the biomass control based on analysis and reports and makes adjustments to biology retention time based on condition of incoming flow and biomass; performs chemical and biochemical analyses of wastewater and reclaimed water on a daily basis; determines issues and implements resolutions for SCADA alarms based on available information; supervises the work and performance of contractors and interacts with vendors and others internally and external to the facility regarding facility operations; records meters and gauges interpreting information according to operating characteristics; prepares operational records and reports; assists with fats, oils and grease (FOG) inspection and removal program; adheres to safety and cleanliness standards; may make recommendations on policies or standards; performs related duties as required.
In addition, this position leads Water Pollution Control Operator Trainees, Water Pollution Control Operators and other staff as assigned. Although this position has an established schedule of 1st shift Sunday - Thursday, some training may be required on other days of the week, other shifts, and on overtime. Applicants must also be willing to respond to emergencies on overtime (nights, weekends, holidays) and may be required to work on holidays.
Four (4) years of experience in the operation and maintenance of a Class II, or higher, wastewater treatment facility.
Note: For University of Connecticut employees, this is at the level of Water Pollution Control Operator 2.
· Advanced computer skills.
· Experience with the following programs is preferred: MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook, Job Cal or similar program, GEIFIXX or similar program.
· Education and/or hands on training that is related to environmental, chemistry, and/or mechanical fields.
· Demonstrated supervisory experience.
· Demonstrated leadership ability.
· Strong technical writing skills.
· Strong mathematical skills.
· Advanced knowledge of the laws and regulations regarding wastewater treatment facilities i.e. NPDES permit, Grit permit, F.O.G., and OSHA.
· Ability to collect, document, and analyze data to be able to complete the following compliance reports: EPA Bio-Solids, DMR, MOR, NAR I, NAR II, ATMR, and Chronic Toxicity.
· Water Pollution Control Laboratory Courses and/or Certification.
· A current State of Connecticut P-1 or P-2 license
All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp
Information concerning the University’s policies regarding the Cleary Act Statement, Non-Discrimination Policy, Accommodations for Applicants with Disabilities and Recruiting Veterans can be found on UConn’s Job page at: https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs/
The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.
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