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Water Treatment Plant Operator Assistant (Type A)

Minimum Qualifications

In order for County Personnel to determine a candidate's eligibility for a position the applicant must document in writing on the application how they meet the minimum qualifications related to the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

A) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered two-year college with an Associate's Degree in water/wastewater technology, environmental science, engineering technology, physical sciences, chemistry, biology, life sciences or a related field: OR

B) Graduation from High School and two years of experience working for a public works department in which the employee worked directly with water and/or sewer distribution,  applicable military experience that involved working in water treatment and/or distribution, or experience working in a laboratory or in a health or environmental sciences field; OR

C) Any combination of training and experience equal to or greater than that specified in A) or B) above.

Special Requirements For Acceptance of Applications:

This position is eligible for 2-A certification after one year (full-time equivalent) experience, training course and test.

A valid New York State driver's license acceptable to the Commission's insurance carrier is required at the time of appointment.

The physical ability to lift and routinely handle weights up to 50 Pounds is required.

Must work safely, and follow safety rules and procedures.

A performance test may be required after a medical examination but prior to appointment.

Promotion to Water Treatment Plant Operator:

This position is eligible for IIA certification after one year (full-time equivalent) experience at a water treatment plant, completion of the training course and successful completion of the exam.  The incumbent will be promoted to the Water Treatment Plant Operator title without further examination after completion of a one year traineeship and obtaining a New York State Health Department “IIA” certification for a Type IA water treatment plant.