Water Treatment Plant Operator II

Recruitment #19-5033-001


Nature of Work

Works with a crew as a leader in the operation of a water treatment plant responsible for processing water to make it stable, potable and in compliance with regulatory standards.  Ensures that chemical feeding and mixing mechanisms are operating correctly, collects and analyzes water samples, reads and logs data from SCADA.  Performs minor repairs or maintenance on pumps and related equipment.

Minimum Education

Graduation from high school (or G.E.D.). 

Minimum Experience

Must have 12 months of actual hands-on experience in the specific operation and maintenance of Water Supply and Treatment or Wastewater Treatment equipment in one or more of the following area(s): daily plant operations, daily plant maintenance, plant laboratory work, sludge handling, military experience in potable water/wastewater treatment, troubleshooting plant operations, and/or industrial pre-treatment.

License Requirements

•Must possess an Ohio EPA Water Supply II license at time of appointment.

•Must obtain interim Ohio EPA laboratory operational certification within 3 months of appointment.

•Must pass the Ohio EPA laboratory operational certification survey within 12 months of appointment.

•Must possess a valid driver's license at time of appointment and maintain thereafter as a term and condition of continued employment.

Promotional Qualifications

Must be a full-time permanent or part-time permanent employee in pay grade 118 (Wage) or below, pay grade 29 (Clerical) or below, or equivalent, and been employed for 6 consecutive months by the City of Dayton in a classified Civil Service position.  Identical scores will be broken by (1) seniority and (2) random selection method.

Open Competitive Applicants

Final appointment is contingent upon the applicant passing a job-related medical examination and providing documentary evidence of Employment Authorization and Identity.  Identical scores will be broken by a random selection method.


Examination dates and times are subject to change.  Calculators will be provided for the Civil Service examination.  Applicants appearing on the Promotional eligible list shall be considered prior to those on the Open Competitive list.  Police background investigation will be required.  Final appointment is contingent upon the applicant passing a drug screen.  Applicants are responsible for providing all necessary employment dates, experience, training, or any other requirements as stated in the Exam Announcement, in order for their application to be considered for certification and admittance to the examination process.

In accordance with Civil Service Rule 8, Section 7B, this consecutive eligible list will become effective after the current eligible list effective November 7, 2017, is exhausted of names or expires.

Examination Date

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - Time to be Announced
Civil Service Board Office
371 West Second Street, Lower Level
Dayton, Ohio 45402

*Certified candidates will be sent a link to self-schedule their examination time at a later date.