The Alderwood Water & Wastewater District(AWWD) is accepting applications for a Lead Wastewater Treatment Facility Operator position in the Maintenance & Operations Department. The incumbent in this position is responsible for leading, assigning, overseeing, and performing the work of Treatment Facility Operators.
This position is being filled due to a retirement at the treatment facility. This is the second major treatment operator retirement at the District within a year and more are expected in the near future. The District is planning to focus heavily on succession planning at the treatment facility. The lead will report to and act as the Treatment Facility Manager in his absence. The successful candidate will show that they are capable of training and building up other facility operators and will also be committed to their own development and growth in the areas of supervision, management, and leadership.
Any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the job is required for this position. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be four years of experience in the operation of a wastewater treatment plant, a high school diploma or GED equivalent, and college level coursework related to wastewater treatment. Membrane bioreactor (MBR) experience is preferred but not required. The ability to obtain a Treatment Operator Group III Certification from the Washington State Department of Ecology within one year is required.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: The District offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, group term life insurance, short term and long term disability coverage, State of Washington PERS 401(a) retirement plan participation, a deferred compensation match program, a commute reduction incentive, and a wellness incentive.
The Alderwood Water & Wastewater District is a regional public health organization that provides clean water to a community in a 44-square mile area of south Snohomish County. The District incorporated in 1931 and is the largest public water/wastewater district in Washington State.
Currently, the District is undertaking many initiatives with the goal of creating lasting change. Along with up...dating its budget process, the District is developing a five year strategic plan, automating public records, modernizing its geographic information system (GIS), and is in the planning stages of creating and implementing an asset management program. The District workforce has grown by approximately 35% in the last ten years and the organization added eleven new FTEs in 2016. More growth in the areas of wastewater treatment engineering, system maintenance, and support services is expected in the future.