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:
Participate in long and short-term projects
Conduct, and oversee process experiments
Carry out product testing
Solve complex operating issues
Support other crafts in performing and preparing for maintenance tasks
Researching new technologies
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.
The following minimum qualifications are required for this position:
Knowledge pertaining to operation of a wastewater treatment facility, including treatment technology, process control, process performance parameters, laboratory sampling and analysis and control system logic.
Skill using computer software, including MS Office and wastewater treatment facility maintenance management programs.
Skills in oral and written communications, including report writing.
Ability to maintain databases and manage software with special attention to regulatory requirements.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and to work constructively as a team.
About City of Portland, Bureau of Environmental Services
Environmental Services protects public health, water quality and the environment. We provide sewage and stormwater collection and treatment services to accommodate Portland's current and future needs. We protect the quality of surface and ground waters and conduct activities that plan and promote healthy ecosystems in our watersheds.https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/