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Water Treatment Plant Operator Trainee (Type IA Plant)

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:

  1. Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college with an Associate's Degree in applied science or related field; OR
  1. Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma AND one year of experience in a public water utility, construction trades or related field.
  1. Any combination of training and experience equal to or greater than that specified in A) or B) above.



Special Requirements::

  • A valid New York State driver's license 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:

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.


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