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Water Operator
Type: Full Time
Salary/Pay Rate: DOQ
Posted Date: 10/10/2017

The purpose of the class is to operate and maintain water/wastewater treatment plant according to the FDEP issued permits and report abnormal events.  The class is responsible for monitoring water/wastewater treatment processes, adjusting chemical or physical processes, maintaining logs and records, and general plant and systems maintenance.  The class works according to set procedures under direct or general supervision. 

Operator Apprentice – Requires a high school diploma or GED.  Must obtain a state FDEP “C” license in water operations within two years from hire.  Requires a valid State of Florida driver license and satisfactory driving record as a condition of initial and continued employment.  A Class B CDL with air brake endorsement preferred.  After receiving license, employee must live within a 20-mile radius of the intersection of Main Street and 14th Street in Leesburg due to on-call rotation requirement.

Each level below requires a high school, GED, and formal training, special courses, or self-educated equivalent to satisfying completion of one year of college educated or specialized advanced training in the water/wastewater treatment field.  Must live within a 20-mile radius of the intersection of Main Street and 14th Street in Leesburg due to on-call rotation requirement.  May mentor and assist in training of lesser experienced operations staff.  Maintain compliance using experience and best management practices.  Minimum requirements are as follows:

Operator A - Requires 10,400 hours of experience in water/wastewater treatment.  Must possess a valid FDEP “A” license in Water or Wastewater.  Must have and maintain a valid State of Florida driver’s license and satisfactory driving record as a condition of initial and continued employment. Minimum Class E.

Operator B - Requires 6,240 hours of experience in water/wastewater treatment.  Must possess a valid FDEP “B” license in Water or Wastewater.

Operator C - Requires 2,080 hours of experience in water/wastewater treatment.  Must possess a valid FDEP “C” license in Water or Wastewater Plant Operations.