Wastewater Plant & Water Systems Lead Operator

      • Job Tracking ID: 512409-737504
      • Job Location: Florence, OR
      • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
      • Level of Education: High School/GED
      • Date Updated: July 17, 2020
      • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
      • Starting Date: ASAP
      • Close Date: Until Filled
      • Job Type: Full Time
      • Starting Salary: $24.34/hr, DOE
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    Job Description:


      Responsible for operating and maintaining the Tribal membrane activated sludge wastewater treatment plant, lift stations, and potable water system located in Florence, Oregon.



      • Provide assistance in the evaluation of other wastewater plant and water system personnel including but not limited to providing assurance of accuracy of time and attendance reporting and assisting in the training, coaching and monitoring of system personnel.
      • Keep Tribal Supervisor and Three Rivers Casino and Hotel Facilities Director informed regarding water and wastewater treatment systems operability and performance.
      • Propose modifications in operations, consultant and other purveyor relationships; maintain positive working relationships with IHS, EPA and other regulatory agencies.
      • Assure the thoroughness of all testing and reporting for both water and wastewater treatment systems which includes but is not limited to providing assurance for the monitoring of the condition and functionality of the water and wastewater treatment systems.
      • Provide for laboratory analysis of potable water and wastewater samples to ensure regulatory standards.
      • Record daily flows of untreated and treated wastewater & portable water consumption.
      • Maintain pump house operation which includes but is not limited to periodic checking of the chlorine analyzer, the brine tank and all circulation pumps, weekly starting and running of the fire pump and other routine maintenance to keep pump house operating smoothly.
      • Collect, test, and record weekly samples of untreated and treated wastewater.
      • Collect and submit monthly samples of treated wastewater to outside laboratory to verify compliance with regulatory standards.
      • Inspect and perform preventative maintenance for the wastewater and water systems.
      • Inspect, maintain, and test emergency back-up power generators.
      • Order supplies, parts, and equipment as needed for maintaining wastewater treatment plant and operations.
      • Cross-train relief personnel for safe operations and maintenance of the wastewater and water systems.
      • Attend Safety Committee meetings.
      • Maintain appearance standards as outlined in CTCLUSI policies.
      • Must be able to interact with Tribal members and the general public in a courteous, professional, and efficient manner.
      • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
      • Maintain a good attendance record.
      • Other duties as directed by management.



      • Must be able to walk over uneven surfaces, stand for extended periods of time, bend, stoop, and climb stairs.
      • Ability to move up to 75 pounds (manhole lids, pumps, etc.).



      • Supervise Waste Water Plant & Water Systems Operator



      • Ability to work safely in a variety of environments (outdoors in different weather and terrain conditions and indoors with allergenic and chemical irritants).




      • 40 hours per week.
      • Generally Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm with possible occasional evening and weekend work.


    Waste Water Plant

    Three Rivers Casino Resort, Florence

    5647 Highway 126

    Florence, OR 97439

    Experience and Skills:


    • Must be at least 18 years of age.
    • Valid Oregon driver’s license, adequate transportation, and eligibility to operate GSA vehicles required. This position may include providing transportation for Native and non-Native American clients in tribally owned or the employee’s private motor vehicle(s).
    • Possess thorough knowledge through of the wastewater plant system and operation.
    • Must possess State of Oregon Class III wastewater treatment plant operator certification and Class II water plant operator certification.
    • .Must possess a High School diploma (or GED).
    • Must have two years of experience in applicable field or Associates degree.
    • Bachelor’s degree in applicable field preferred.
    • Must be able to independently analyze, trouble shoot, and resolve problems.
    • Must possess good written and oral communication skills.
    • Must possess excellent computer skills; including the ability to write reports and maintain operating records.
    • Must possess reasonable ability to communicate in English.
    • This is a non-covered position and will be subject to pre-employment drug testing and criminal history background check.
    • This is a Safety Sensitive Position as defined in the Alcohol & Drug Policy.
    • Must have employment eligibility in the U.S.
    • Indian preference will be observed in the hiring process.