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Chief Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator

The Town of Waterford

Waterford, New York
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The Town of Waterford is seeking a

Chief Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator



This is a supervisory and technical position involving responsibility for the safe and efficient operation of a Type A Wastewater Treatment Plant with facilities for the activated sludge process (including modifications).

Applicant must have through knowledge of the practices used and equipment required in the operation of a Type A Wastewater Treatment Plant with facilities for the activated sludge process (with modifications); good knowledge of the operations of a modern wastewater treatment plant, good knowledge of the principles and applications of physics, chemistry and bacteriology as applied to wastewater treatment and disposal; ability to supervise the operation of pumps, valves and related mechanical and electrical equipment; ability to plan and supervise the work of subordinates; mechanical aptitude; alertness and dependability; good physical condition.

Duties include but are not limited to: Supervise the operation of the plant; Make daily inspections of plant and plant machinery; Supervise the treatment and disposal of sludge; Maintain inventory of supplies, chemicals and equipment; Instruct and supervise operators and other employees; Maintain records and prepare periodic reports on the operation of the plant.


Salary Range: $60,000-$75,000


Special Requirements and Acceptance of Applications: Eligibility for a Grade 4-A certificate issued under the provisions of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Possession of or ability to obtain certificate at the time of appointment.


This position will be filled on a provisional basis pending the results of a Civil Service examination to be scheduled at a later date.


Please apply in person

Town of Waterford Supervisor's Office

Waterford Town Hall

65 Broad Street


Deadline is July 31, 2017

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