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Senior Plant Operator (DWO)

at City of Houston

Posted: 3/15/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2355164
Keywords: support

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

POSITION OVERVIEW

Applications Accepted From: All Persons Interested 

Job Classification: Senior Plant Operator 
Posting Number: PN 20932
Department: Houston Public Works 
Division: Houston Water 
Service Line: Drinking Water Operations 
Reporting Locations: 7000 Ardmore, Houston, Texas 
Workdays & Hours: Monday - Friday 7 am to 3pm
Subject to Change*
 
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Work consists of developing, reviewing and complying with standard procedures and task where analytic ability is required. Oversees the operation of multiple water treatment facilities. Monitors and maintains equipment and the conveyance system, and reports malfunctions to expedite repairs. Monitors mechanical and chemical process in more than one location. Inspects and tests working conditions on all equipment. Compares readings on equipment and processes with established operational ranges to evaluate system performance. Initiates system changes within established guidelines to affect process control. Frequently performs simple chemical analysis to ensure proper chemical balances. Collects, analyzes and monitors data relevant to maintaining efficient water treatment operations. Communicates and coordinates work with other operators and support personnel by radio, telephone and e-mail. Performs other duties as requested. 
 
WORKING CONDITIONS
The position requires lifting of heavy items of up to 60 pounds and/or walking on rough surfaces routinely and/or regular physical exertion such as climbing of ladders.

This is a Department of Houston Public Works Emergency Management position at the Tier 1   Level.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Requires a high school diploma or GED certificate.
 
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
Two years of plant operation experience are required. 
 
MINIMUM LICENSE REQUIREMENTS
Valid Driver License and compliance with the City of Houston's policy on driving (AP 2-2).
 
Requires a valid Class "C" Water Operator's certificate appropriate to position location, such as surface water, groundwater, or distribution.          

PREFERENCES

Preference will be given to the applicants who have experience entering data into computers, can read a key map, are familiar with Houston and are willing to take on supervisory duties in the absences of the supervisor.

**Preference shall be given to eligible veteran applicants provided such persons possess the qualifications necessary for competent discharge of the duties involved in the position applied for, such persons are among the most qualified candidates for the position, and all other factors in accordance with Executive Order 1-6.**

GENERAL INFORMATION

SELECTION/SKILLS TESTS REQUIRED: None
However, the Department may administer a skill assessment evaluation.

SAFETY IMPACT POSITION: Yes
If yes, this position is subject to random drug testing and if a promotional position, candidate must pass an assignment drug test.

SALARY INFORMATION
Factors used in determining the salary offered include the candidate's qualifications as well as the pay rates of other employees in this classification.

Pay Grade - 15

APPLICATION PROCEDURES
Only online applications will be accepted for this City of Houston job and must be received by the Human Resources Department during active posting period. Applications must be submitted online at: www.houstontx.gov.
 
To view your detailed application status, please log-in to your online profile by visiting: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/houston/default.cfm or call 832-393-6020.
 
If you need special services or accommodations, call 832-393-6020. (TTY 7-1-1)
 
If you need login assistance or technical support call 855-524-5627.
 
Due to the high volume of applications received, the Hiring Department will contact you directly, should you be selected to advance in our recruitment process.
 
All new and rehires must pass a pre-employment drug test and are subject to a physical examination and verification of information provided. 
 
EEO Equal Employment Opportunity
The City of Houston is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.