Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator II

City of Clatskanie, Oregon
75 S Nehalem St, Clatskanie, Oregon
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Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator II

City of Clatskanie, Oregon

Salary$58,212 - $74,292


Clatskanie, a picturesque town located in Oregon's Lower Columbia region, is a blend of natural beauty and rich history. Situated conveniently between the cities of Portland and Astoria, Clatskanie offers an escape into a serene, forested landscape while remaining connected to urban amenities. Clatskanie was named after a small, vanished tribe of Native Americans, the Tlatskanai tribe, whose name suggests "swift running water”, reflecting the Clatskanie River that enhances the town's charm. Historical landmarks in the city include Flippin Castle, an historic turreted mansion situated atop a hill that functions as a museum and special event center. For those looking to get outside, walking and water trails begin in the Clatskanie City Park. The park also offers playgrounds, playing fields and a covered skatepark. After launching a kayak in the park, kayakers can wind their way all the way to the Columbia River.


The City of Clatskanie operates under a Council-Manager form of government and has 10 FTEs and a 2023-24 budget of $8.7 million. The Public Works Department is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the city’s water, sewer, and street and storm drainage systems. The main duties of the department include the repair and replacement of street signs, pavement repair, repair and replacement of water mains, service lines, and water meters, cleaning and repair of catch basins and manholes, pothole repair, treatment of drinking water, and treatment of wastewater. The department operates on a 2023-24 budget of over $2 million with 6 FTEs, including the public works director, foreman, two utility workers, water treatment plant operator, and wastewater treatment plant operator.


Under the direction of the Public Works Director, the Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator II performs a variety of semi-skilled and skilled technical and maintenance work in the operation, maintenance and repair of wastewater treatment facilities and system. This position functions as the NPDES required facility supervisor when on call.


Education & experience: A high school diploma or equivalent. Five (5) years of relevant experience as described in the essential job functions. Possession of a Level II Wastewater Treatment Certificate in the State of Oregon or the ability to obtain a Level III Wastewater Treatment Certificate within 24-30 months of hire. A valid Oregon driver’s license. Thorough knowledge of the materials, methods, maintenance, and operation of an activated sludge wastewater treatment facility and wastewater collection and pumping systems and able to perform the essential job functions described. The ideal candidate will have possession of a Level III Wastewater Treatment Certificate, and possession of a Level II Wastewater Collection Certificate in the State of Oregon.


For a complete position profile, full job description and to apply online, visit Prothman at https://www.prothman.com/ and click on "Open Recruitments". For questions, call 206-368-0050. The City of Clatskanie is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: April 14, 2024 (open until filled).