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WRRF OPERATOR (APPRENTICE, JOURNEY or SENIOR)
Posting Ends: Monday, October 18, 2021
Hourly Pay Range: $19.16 - $22.35
Hours: Full Time Employee
Location: City of Moscow, ID, 83843
Category: Other
Position Summary
The City of Moscow is looking for a highly motivated, positive person to join the Public Works Dept. as a Water Reclamation & Reuse Facility Operator. We look for people who are committed to their community & take pride in providing a crucial service for their neighbors. The nature of this work requires attention to detail, a good work ethic, the ability to work well with a team, and a desire to learn and grow in a dynamic and exciting profession. We will train and educate the right candidate.
Position Description
Distinguishing Characteristics
Under direction of the WRRF Supervisor,

-Apprentice Operator performs a variety of unskilled and semi-skilled duties in the operation, maintenance, and repair of the Water Reuse and Reclamation Facility.

-Journey Operator has gained additional experience, can work independently in most areas and performs a wide range of skilled operational and maintenance duties to ensure that plant processes are operated in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures established at the Water Reclamation and Reuse Facility. Is licensed by the State of Idaho as a Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Class II or higher.

-Senior Operator is more technically advanced and may serve in a lead capacity. Operates and maintains the WRRF to ensure that facility effluent, to the extent possible, is in compliance with local, state, and federal discharge limits.


Job Description
Activities include all aspects of maintenance and repair for the WRRF. This includes assisting with treating sanitary wastewater, operation/maintenance and repair of wastewater components, transporting Biosolids to local composting facility, and any other duty associated with the precise treatment of sanitary wastewater as assigned. Having a working knowledge of hand tools along with basic reading, writing, mathematical, and computer skills is highly desired.

The City of Moscow has one position to fill and is willing to hire the right person as either an Apprentice Operator, Journey Operator, or Senior Operator.

Apprentice candidates must possess or be able to obtain a Class B commercial driver’s license within one year of hire. Also for an Apprentice, having an Idaho Class I Wastewater Operator License is desirable and must obtain an Idaho Level I Wastewater Operator License within one year. Starting pay is $19.16 per hour.

A Journey Operator requires a Level II Wastewater Operator Certification. Must also possess or be able to obtain a Class B commercial driver’s license within one year of hire. Starting pay is $20.69+ per hour.

A Senior Operator will require an Idaho Level III or Level IV Wastewater Operator Certification. Must also possess or be able to obtain a valid Class B commercial driver’s license within six months of hire. Starting pay is $22.35+ per hour.

The City offers a benefits package that includes paid health, dental, vision and life insurance. Additional benefits include an annual Voluntary Employees’ Beneficiary Association Health Reimbursement Account or Health Spending Account contribution, Flexible Spending Account, supplemental life, and other supplemental voluntary medical options. The City provides paid sick and vacation leave; eleven paid holidays per year and inclusion in the Public Employees Retirement System of Idaho (PERSI). The City of Moscow is a qualifying employer under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. The City of Moscow is an equal opportunity employer and will accord a preference in employment to eligible veterans.

A completed City Application, resume and cover letter are required for consideration.



Additional Information
Located on the Palouse, in the heart of the inland northwest, Moscow, Idaho, has approximately 26,000 residents. We're home to the University of Idaho, neighbor to Pullman, WA and Washington State University, and are just 80 miles south of Spokane, WA, and Coeur d'Alene, ID. Moscow's location is within a day's drive to any recreation activity you could want with mountains, rivers, and lakes. In short, Moscow offers the best of all worlds, small-town charm, university partnerships that offer big-city amenities, and world-class outdoor adventure.

Moscow has a Council-Mayor form of government consisting of six at-large Council members and a Mayor. The City employs 165 FTEs and has an annual budget of $102 million. City of Moscow divisions are categorized into four groups including Administration & Public Safety (Finance, Information Systems, Legal, City Clerk, Police, Moscow Volunteer Fire Department); Community Planning and Design (Planning, Engineering, Building Safety, Grants, Economic Development/Urban Renewal Agency); Public Works & Service (Water, Water Reclamation and Reuse Facility, Stormwater, Sanitation, Streets, Fleet, Environmental Services); and Recreation Culture and Employee Services (Parks, Recreation, Arts, Community Events, Human Resources).

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