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State of Massachusetts Sewage Treatment Plant Op III - CON in Concord, Massachusetts

This requisition will remain open until filled; however, first consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days. * * Minimum Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have at least (A) two years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, experience in the operation, maintenance and /or repair or mechanical, electrical and related equipment in a water or sewage treatment plant, stationary power plant or pumping station, or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below. Substitutions: I. A certificate of completion of a program in waste water treatment from a recognized school above the high school level may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required experience.* Education toward a certificate will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed. Special Requirements: Based on assignment, applicants may be required to possess a current and valid certificate or an appropriate grade issued by the Massachusetts Board of Certification of Operators of Wastewater Treatment Facilities. An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. This is skilled, supervisory work in the operation, maintenance and control of the Water Pollution Control Facility and the associated collection system. The incumbent is directly accountable to the appropriate DRM Supervisor. Responsible for overseeing the effective and efficient continuous operation of screening, grit removal, aeration, clarification, tertiary treatment, return and waste sludge pumping, filtration, UV disinfection, solids dewatering, and other wet-line and solids handling processes. Determines requirements for effective process control and calculates adjustments to ensure water quality consistent with US EPA and MA DEP standards. Oversees the performance of sophisticated laboratory analysis to ensure quality control and adherence to practices set forth in Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater, latest ed. Responsible for the work of inmate work details in cooperation with correctional staff, and for adherence to security rules of the prison at all times. Ensures that preventive maintenance schedules and operational practices including maintenance on equipment, buildings and grounds are performed as required. Maintains the daily operations log. Responsible for inventory and obtaining cost quotations. Recommends plans for improvements and modifications to the treatment plant. Assists in overseeing improvement/upgrade contracts to help ensure that the contract is carried out in such a way as to protect the best interests of the Facility and Commonwealth. Attends relevant courses, seminar's and meetings to keep updated in the latest practices, techniques and equipment relating to the fields of water and wastewater treatment and ensures that staff is properly trained. Must exercise direct supervision over and assign work to up to four operators. Oversees servicing of equipment such as tractors, trucks, etc., including repairs, lubricating, adjusting, cleaning, painting and other general upkeep to ensure their safe and efficient operation. Must be able to operate, and direct others to operate, landscaping and general maintenance equipment stated above in order that the grounds of the WPCF be properly maintained. Must be able to handle chemicals and chemical spills safely and dispose of residues properly. Must be skilled at compiling statistics for quarterly and annual reports. Responsible for training activities to keep updated on the latest techniques and for maintaining licenses. Assists in coordinating, setting up and authoring contracts for supporting activities to include solid waste removal, sludge removal, laboratory services, etc., Must coordinate the scheduling of such services for the timely and efficient completion thereof. Must assume safety and housekeeping responsibilities and work at outdoor tasks as required. Must be willing to work under exposure to adverse weather conditions, raw sewage, and the harmful effects of toxic fumes, gases, chemicals and excessive noise, and must do so safely utilizing proper PPE and practices. Must be willing to climb stairs and ladders, and lift heavy objects. Must ensure that the facility is properly staffed at all times. Must be willing to be on a standby (on-call) work status. Performs other duties as assigned. *Special Requirements: * Applicants must possess a current and valid grade 5-C licenses issued by the Massachusetts Board of Certification of Operators of Wastewater Treatment Facilities. *Comments: This is a Civil Service position. Please note that salaries for union positions are determined according to the provisions of the respective collective bargaining agreement. The DOC urges bi-lingual applicants to apply. Applicants must have no felony convictions, to include any actions defined in 5 U.S.C. 301; U.S.C. 509, 510; 42 U.S.C. 15601-15609. The Massachusetts Department of Correction shall not hire anyone who may have direct contact with offenders, who has engaged in sexual abuse in a prison or other institution as defined in 42 U.S.C. 1997; or has been convicted of engaging or attempting to engage in sexual activity in the community facilitated by force, overt or implied threats of force or coercion, or if the victim did not consent or was unable to consent or refuse, or has been civilly or administratively adjudicated to have engaged in the activity described in the above paragraph. The agency shall consider any incidents of sexual harassment in determining whether to hire anyone who may have contact with offenders or residents *Job: Equipment, Facilities & Services *Organization: Department of Correction *Title: *Sewage Treatment Plant Op III - CON Location: Massachusetts-Concord-965 Elm Street Requisition ID: 2100039E