Wastewater Treatment Plant Lead Operator

  1. Job Description
  2. Qualifications
  3. Job Application

Nature of Work:

Under general supervision, supervises and performs the skilled daily process control and physical operation and maintenance activities relative to the City’s Wastewater Treatment and Collection System pumping facilities. The incumbent will be required to provide 24 hour emergency response as part of a scheduled on call and weekend shift rotation.


$62,639.20 -$74,809.28 annually. Excellent benefits include longevity pay after completion of 5 years, medical, dental and vision coverage for employee and dependents, life insurance, long-term disability insurance, vacation/sick leave accrual, PERS retirement and deferred compensation plans. Employee shares 12.5% of the medical premium. Position is represented by AFSCME Local 1619.

Essential Job Functions:

(Essential job functions are those functions that the individual holding the position must be ale to perform unaided or with the assistance of reasonable accommodation). The following duties are not inclusive of all duties and the incumbent performs other related duties as required.

  1. Supervises and trains employees involved in the operation and maintenance of the wastewater treatment plant. 
  2. Assists in the development of a preventative maintenance program for the equipment at the wastewater treatment plant and sewer pump stations.
  3. Schedules, supervises and performs work related to the preventative maintenance program. 
  4. Assists in the development of the annual operating budget.
  5. Responds to citizen complaints relative to the operation and maintenance of the wastewater treatment plant. 
  6. Conducts tours of the plant for the public. 
  7. Monitors wastewater treatment and solids handling process’s for proper performance. Supervises or performs the necessary process adjustments. 
  8. Schedules, supervises and assists in the installation, repair and maintenance of pumps, conveyors, blowers, chlorinators, filters, bar screens, and other equipment. 
  9. In the absence of the Superintendent, supervises the Laboratory Technician position and maintenance of the laboratory test equipment to ensure proper working order. 
  10. In the absence of other personnel, performs laboratory sampling and testing including chlorine residuals, pH, dissolved oxygen, biochemical oxygen demand, and other related tests. 
  11. Supervises and performs maintenance of grounds, buildings, and equipment at the Wastewater Treatment Plant. 
  12. Performs activities, reads instruments, and maintains records and reports relative to compliance with State and Federal discharge permits. 
  13. Operates and maintains mechanical and electrical equipment, calibrates meters, and sensors. Inspects and maintains collection and treatment system equipment. Adjusts process control sequences on SCADA programs. 


Non Essential Job Functions: None

To Apply:  Apply online at www.cityofpa.us. Please complete the online application and attach a letter of interest and resume. First review of applications is September 29, 2021. Position is open until filled.  

 Selection Process:   Applicants will be evaluated on the qualifications and related experience.  Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

Human Resources Office

321 E. 5th St. 

Port Angeles, WA 98362

(360)417-4508 - lingraha@cityofpa.us - www.cityofpa.us