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About the Position Under general supervision, the Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) Chief Operator assigns, coordinates and oversees the work of Operations and Maintenance team, works routinely as an Operator, as needed with Maintenance and coordinates equipment outages and operational activities that effect plant performance. The Chief Operator works closely with the leadership team to ensure compliance with all Federal, State and Local laws; evaluates plant operations and performance; makes appropriate adjustments to ensure the process is within established parameters and in compliance with all Federal and State effluent limits and trains and provides work direction to assigned staff. Makes daily updates to the maintenance management system and may be assigned to backfill for Plant Manager as needed.
Education and Experience
Two (2) years of formal education at a college or technical school with major course emphasis in water/wastewater, environmental science, engineering, or related field is required; AND
A minimum of six (6) years of experience, two (2) of which must be in a lead capacity, is required.
Experience should include being in responsible charge of maintaining and operating wastewater systems, and performing lead oversight of projects, programs and/or staff.
Equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered.
Required Licenses or Certifications
Valid Driver’s license is required on hire date. State of Washington Driver’s License is required within 30 days of hire date.
WWTP Operator Group III License on hire date with the requirement to obtain a WWTP Operator Group IV License within 1 year from hire date.
Valid CPR, First Aid, AED, and Bloodborne Pathogen Cards within 90 days from hire date.
Forklift license within 6 months of hire date.
Must be able to successfully complete and pass a background check.
Mandatory drug test subject to conditional job offer
Internal Number: 2021-001
About City of Edmonds
Edmonds, a vibrant city located just 15 miles north of Seattle and 18 miles south of Everett, is easy to reach by Amtrak and Sound Transit commuter rail, Community Transit buses, Washington State Ferries, automobiles and bicycles. Edmonds was a well-established town by the turn of the century and the present urban form preserves many characteristics of its historic origins. The community's location along the west-facing slopes of Puget Sound provides many amenities, including extensive views of the water and Olympic Mountains, access to four beaches and waterfront parks, and convenient access to a compact, walkable downtown area.