The City of Portland’s Bureau of Environmental Services is a nationally recognized leader in environmental practice. We manage 100 pump stations; over 2600 miles of collection system; numerous green street assets that reduce storm water flow into our system and employ over 500 innovative regional staff members. The Wastewater Operations Specialist performs a variety of specialized technical tasks in support of Operations staff within the Wastewater Group of the Bureau of Environmental Services. Work involves the gathering of data from shift reports collected from the treatment facilities, and processing that data into a variety of regulatory and operations reports. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, performance of process control functions, NPDES spreadsheet summaries, plant operations records, periodic reports and personnel schedules. Wastewater Operations Specialists work on the following within the Operations Division:
1. Participate in long and short-term projects
2. Conduct, and oversee process experiments
3. Carry out product testing
4. Solve complex operating issues
5. Support other crafts in performing and preparing for maintenance tasks
6. Researching new technologies
7. Conducting facility tours
Wastewater Operations Specialists support the Operations staff by assisting in process areas, planning and carrying out lockout/tag-out procedures, producing SOP’s and procedural documents for Operations staff and many other Operations related activities. All work is carried out under general supervision with a heavy emphasis on coordination with all plant staff.
This is a journey level position and it is desired that the applicant will be able to demonstrate 7-+ years of increasing responsibility in the field of Wastewater Treatment. It is also desired, but not required, that the applicant possess an Oregon Level III or above Treatment certification. The successful applicant must have the ability to quickly familiarize themselves on plant processes and act as a system expert within the Operations Division.
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