2021-11-23 2021-12-28

Water Treatment Plant Operator-In-Training

City of Fresno
  • Organization Type: Municipality / Public Works
  • Location: Fresno, California
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Job ID: 76449
  • Organization Website
  • Organization Type: Municipality / Public Works
  • Location: Fresno, California
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Job ID: 76449
  • Organization Website

SALARY: $3,685 - $4,477 Monthly


Water Treatment Plant Operator-In-Training is the training class for candidates qualified to learn the duties of a Water Treatment Plant Operator. Incumbents undergo training in the operation of surface water treatment facilities under the direct supervision of certified operators, while gaining experience to qualify for a T3 Water Treatment Operator Certificate. Incumbents may be assigned to work any shift and may be required to work holidays and weekends.

Vacancies exist in the Department of Public Utilities, Water Operations Division. Immediate and future vacancies will be filled from this eligible list for a period of three (3) months from the date the eligible list is created, with the option of extending that period for up to a maximum of two years at the City's discretion. If the examination process is suspended for this recruitment, the eligible list may be limited to three (3) months.

As required by Emergency Order 2021-02, section 7.8, newly hired City employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination before appointment or onboarding with the City. The City will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request of the agency a legally required exception from this requirement.


BENEFITS: UNIT 1 International Union of Operating Engineers, Stationary Engineers Local 39)

RETIREMENT: Fresno City Retirement System, one of the best funded public systems in the state. Reciprocity with other public California systems. The City does not participate in Social Security. Vested in Retirement benefits after 5 years of service.

HEALTH INSURANCE: The City contributes toward monthly premiums for PPO medical, dental and vision for employee and dependents.

FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNT: IRS 125 Plan for health and dependent care expenses.

DEFERRED COMPENSATION: Increase your retirement savings with The City's 457 plan.

VACATION LEAVE: Eight (8) hours per month, available after 6 months.

SICK LEAVE: Eight (8) hours per month, available after 90 days.

HOLIDAYS: Ten (10) City-observed annual holidays plus birthday and two (2) personal days.

SHORT TERM DISABILITY: Provided through California SDI program.

Additional information regarding the City of Fresno benefits is available at www.fresno.gov.

Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications on or before the posted filing deadline in order to qualify for the examination and do not assure placement on the eligible list.

High school diploma or GED; AND Possession of a valid Water Treatment Operator Certificate, Grade T1, from the State Water Resource Board at time of application. Possession of a Water Treatment Operator Certificate, Grade T2 is highly desirable.

Incumbents must maintain the ability to obtain a minimum of Water Treatment Operator Certificate, Grade T3, from the State Water Resources Control Board within the two (2) years of appointment. This class is in a flexibly staffed series, which allows incumbents to flex to the Water Treatment Plant Operator after obtaining the Water Treatment Operator Certificate, Grade T3. While in the class, incumbents will not achieve permanent status within the classified service, as defined in Fresno Municipal Code Section 3-202(p)(5).

Failure to maintain the ability to obtain and obtain the Water Treatment Operator Certificate, Grade T3, within two (2) years of appointment will be cause for termination from this class.

This position requires possession and continued maintenance of a valid California Driver's License. Candidates considered for hire must provide proof of a valid driver's license and current copy of their driving record.

The selected eligible candidates certified will be required to successfully pass a Department interview and a Department of Justice fingerprint prior to employment with the City of Fresno.

Due to the nature of the work environment, the incumbent is required to participate in a medical monitoring program to ensure respiratory fitness for using required respiratory equipment.

The examination process may consist of the following:

Written Examination: 100%: A job-related written examination will be administered which may test a candidate's knowledge of basic tools, ability to perform mathematical calculations, follow written instructions and read meters and gauges correctly. Candidates must achieve a passing score on the Written Examination to qualify for placement on the eligible list.

The written exam is tentatively scheduled for the week of: November 29, 2021.

Qualified veterans who pass the examination may obtain five (5) additional points.

Candidates applying for veteran's preference are required to submit a copy of their DD214 with their application during the specified filing period. Evidence must be presented to indicate that the candidate was discharged honorably from the military service. Veterans, including City employees, must resubmit proof of honorable service for every examination for which veteran's preference credit is requested.

We welcome applicants of any race, gender, religion, ancestry, or disability. For more information, please refer to our Career Opportunities web page on the City of Fresno web site.

APPLICANTS MUST COMPLETE AN ON-LINE APPLICATION. PLEASE VISIT www.fresno.gov/jobs. TO APPLY. For information on how to complete an on-line application, please view "Instruction Guide" on the City's website, Personnel Services Career Opportunities page, or call (559) 621-6950 for assistance. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed employment application.

ALL CORRESPONDENCE regarding this recruitment and exam process will be sent via e-mail. All applicants will acknowledge such understanding when they complete their on-line application. Verify we have your correct e-mail address before you submit your application. It is an applicant's responsibility to check their email frequently to ensure they receive all pertinent communication from the Personnel Services Department on a timely basis. Applicants will receive an automatically generated confirmation e-mail upon a successful application submittal. The e-mail is the only proof of submittal.

It is an applicant's responsibility to check their email account and to ensure it is set up to accept emails from the City of Fresno. Dependent upon your settings, notices from the City of Fresno may be directed to the "junk mail" or "spam" folders. It is the applicant's responsibility to check these folders.

Applications must be submitted by midnight on the filing deadline or they will not be accepted for any reason. FOR THIS RECRUITMENT, IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT PERMANENT FRESNO CITY EMPLOYEES APPLY THROUGH PEOPLESOFT SELF SERVICE.

When applying, mention you saw this opening listed at WaterDistrictJobs.com.