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Wastewater Systems Operator_Job Description_2016-11-14 Municipality of the District of Chester Position Description Position Title: Wastewater Systems Operator Salary Band: Individual Contributor Reports to: Wastewater Facilities Supervisor Status: Full Time Classification: Non-Administrative Location: Municipality of the District of Chester, Municipal Office, Subject to Change Updated: November 14, 2016 Hours: Monday to Friday, 7am to 3pm., Subject to Change _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ SCOPE This is skilled work where the employee is responsible for the safe and efficient operation and maintenance of the Municipality’s sewage collection and treatment facilities all the while ensuring environmental compliance, as well as assisting with the maintenance and repair work of municipal properties. OBLIGATIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES UNDER LEGISLATION 1.The Municipality of the District of Chester is committed to workplace safety and all employees are expected to actively participate in the Municipality’s Occupational Health and Safety Policy and Program and Occupational Health and Safety Legislation as well as Regulations of the Province of Nova Scotia. 2.The Municipality of the District of Chester complies with the Employment Legislation of Nova Scotia and all employees are also expected to act in accordance to the appropriate Legislation as well. QUALIFICATIONS A combination of education and experience, which provides the following knowledge, abilities and skills: Level 1 Wastewater Treatment and Collection Certifications or ability to obtain. 1. Certifications related to the Scope of this position would be an asset. 2. Knowledge in the construction of wastewater collection and treatment. 3. Experience in the operation of wastewater collection and treatment systems. 4. Job Description – Wastewater Systems Operator (continued) 2 Knowledge of the occupational hazards involved and precautions necessary for safe and efficient 5. operation and maintenance of collection and treatment systems. Ability to perform physical tasks under varying weather conditions. 6. Possession of a valid driver’s license. 7. Ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions. 8. Ability to perform semi-skilled maintenance and repair tasks without immediate supervision. 9. Ability to perform physical labour for extended periods. 10. Ability to complete both verbal and written reports (i.e. checklist style). 11. Willingness to take training for various courses as required. 12. SUMMARY OF FUNCTION Principle Duties and Responsibilities: Sewer Maintenance 1. Serve as back-up Direct Responsible Charge, as defined by Nova Scotia Water and Wastewater Regulations, for the Chester, Chester Acres, Chester Basin, New Ross, Western Shore, and Mill Cove Wastewater Systems and Mill Cove Fire Protection System. 2. Conduct inspections of Sewage Treatment Plants and complete necessary reports and maintenance as required ensuring satisfactory operation. 3. Conduct visual and physical inspections of the lift stations and associated transmission systems, and complete necessary reports and repairs, as required for satisfactory operation. 4. Carry out process and compliance monitoring (sampling and testing program) as directed (ph, chlorine residual, suspended solids, etc.) to ensure wastewater treatment’s operating within Federal and/or Provincial permitted limits, as well as follow up on any non-compliant results as necessary. 5. Purchasing supplies and recommend purchases to the Wastewater Systems Supervisor. 6. Deal with enquiries and complaints from the public. 7. Notify the Wastewater Systems Supervisor of any maintenance problems promptly. 8. Arrange for and complete new hook-ups to sewer systems as required. 9. Complete the necessary sewer systems repairs and conduct adjustments as required, seeking professional assistance when necessary. 10. Work overtime and Holidays to visually inspect all plants, collection systems, and lift stations, and if necessary, complete modifications or repairs, as required. 11. Work weekends as part of a scheduled rotation. 12. Supervise Public Works Maintenance Staff when they are assigned, in relation to the repair and maintenance of sewer systems. 2 Job Description – Wastewater Systems Operator (continued) 3 13. Responsible for the proper operation and maintenance of an assigned municipal vehicle. 14. Responsible for the proper operation of any assigned municipal tools and equipment. 15. Receive or check all packing slips and store all incoming shipments associated with sewer systems maintenance and notify the appropriate personnel of any errors. 16. Perform other sundry duties as assigned. Building and Property Maintenance 1. Notify the Director of Engineering and Public Works of any maintenance problems promptly. 2. All walkways associated with the sewer systems are to be properly swept and cleaned. During the winter they are to be kept free of snow and ice, including ramps, stairs, and exits. 3. The parking lots associated with the sewer systems are to be kept free of debris and kept generally clean, as required. 4. Carry out inspection of municipal building/office on weekend for any issues, i.e. loss of water, power, etc. 5. Responsible for the proper operation and maintenance of any assigned municipal tools and equipment. 6. Assist with maintenance work on other Municipal properties when necessary. 7. Regardless of the generality of the foregoing the person(s) selected for this position will be expected to carry out all duties and responsibilities as assigned. The premises are expected to be maintained in a satisfactory and proper manner. 8. Perform other sundry duties as assigned. DIRECT SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES Supervises those staff in all facets of the work to be completed who are assigned to work on sewer systems from time to time. CONTACTS 1. Wastewater Facility Supervisor 2. Director of Engineering and Public Works Director 3. Municipal Staff 4. General Public 5. Nova Scotia Department of Environment 3