Water Treatment Plant Operator I

Recruitment #21-5032-001


Nature of Work

Assists in the operation of a municipal water treatment plant on an assigned shift. Responsible for the operation and care of chemical feed equipment used in the process of softening municipal water and assists in the maintenance of equipment and care of grounds. Logs various meter or gauge readings and assists supervisors in collecting and analyzing water samples.

Minimum Education

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

Minimum Experience

Must have experience working with water sampling protocols and water pump operations AND meet one of the following:

1. Six months of experience in the maintenance of mechanical equipment; OR

2. Successful completion of an Operator's Training Committee of Ohio (O.T.C.O.) course.

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

Within 6 months of appointment, must obtain certification of all related lab equipment. Within 24 months of appointment, must obtain an Ohio EPA Water Supply I license.

Promotional Qualifications

Must be a full-time permanent or part-time permanent employee in pay grade 115 (Wage) or below, pay grade 25 (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 for appointment prior to those on the Open Competitive list. 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
Police background investigation will be required. Final appointment is contingent upon the applicant passing a drug screen. 
Applicants offered employment with the City will be required to pass a nicotine screening. Newly hired employees must remain tobacco and nicotine free as a condition of continued employment. 
The Tobacco and Nicotine Free Hiring Policy does not apply to current City employees subsequent to HR Policy 2.09.

Examination Date

Date & 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.