Research & Control Specialist

Recruitment #19-5122-001


This is a multi-incumbent position that exercises considerable independent judgment in performing technical work and related administrative work in research and control activities at the Water Supply and Treatment Plants, or the Wastewater Treatment Plant.  Much of the work is performed within the jurisdiction and in close cooperation with the plant engineer and other supervisors.  Prepares interpretive reports on assignments for management, as well as to meet the requirements of the Ohio and the U.S. EPA.

At the Water Supply and Treatment Plant, the incumbent's responsibilities include quality control, assessment of the effects of chemical, physical and biological properties on plant processes, performance evaluation of plant processes and equipment, bench and pilot scale demonstration of processes, the definition of Water Supply and Treatment problems, the design and implementation of related research studies, and the use of the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system.

At the Wastewater Treatment Plant, the incumbent's responsibilities include process control, sludge disposal management, employee training, assessing the effects of chemical and biological industrial wastes on plant processes, performance evaluation of plant processes, the definition of Wastewater Treatment problems and the design and implementation of research studies toward correction of such problems, and use of the SCADA system.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Natural Science, Engineering Science or related field; AND 3 years experience in water or wastewater treatment related facilities. Must possess an Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) Class III Water Supply Operator's certification; OR an OEPA Class III Wastewater Works Operator certification at time of appointment.

Degree must be from a college or university that is accredited by the U.S. Department of Education through the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Higher Learning Commission or equivalent region.

License Requirements

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

Special Requirements

The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.  Specific vision abilities require close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


 Applications must specifically address each of the minimum qualifications, directly showing how each is met.

Appointment to positions in this classification will require applicants to pass a police background investigation.

Final permanent appointment is contingent upon the applicant passing a job-related medical examination and providing documentary evidence of Employment Authorization and Identity required by the Immigration and Nationality Act.


An Equal Employment Opportunity Employer