Senior Wastewater Plant Operator – T11313-202210

  • Wastewater Treatment Operator
  • Water Treatment Operator
  • San Diego
  • October 6, 2023

Website City of San Diego


$83,096.00 – $99,403.20 Annually

Senior Wastewater Plant Operator positions lead/direct the work of a crew responsible for the operation and maintenance of wastewater treatment or pump station facilities to ensure that treatment standards are met; adjust chemical feed rates for effective wastewater treatment; interact with regulatory inspectors; inspect facility for compliance with safety and permit/regulatory requirements; develop and provide technical training on facility operations; maintain operating logs; conduct tours of facilities; and perform other duties as assigned.

NOTES:Employees in job classifications represented by AFSME Local 127 are scheduled to receive the following general wage increases:5% effective 1/1/24
4% effective 7/1/24
2% effective 1/1/25
5% effective 7/1/25
Eligible benefitted employees originally hired on or after July 10, 2021, will be automatically enrolled in the San Diego City Employees Retirement System (SDCERS).
Senior Wastewater Plant Operator employees may be required to work nights, weekends, holidays, and/or unusual shifts for which they may receive 5% additional pay.
Senior Wastewater Plant Operator employees may be required to be on standby and work overtime on a frequent basis.


You must meet the following requirements on the date you apply, unless otherwise indicated.

CERTIFICATE:  A valid Grade III or higher Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Certificate issued by the State of California Water Resources Control Board.

LICENSE:  A valid California Class C Driver License may be required at the time of hire.

HIGHLY DESIRABLE:Four years of increasingly responsible experience working in the operation and maintenance of a wastewater treatment facility.
Completed college-level course work in Water and/or Wastewater Technology.
Experience working with computer systems such as Distributed Control Systems (DCS) and/or Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA).
Computer skills to include word processing and spreadsheet programs.

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