City of Rohnert Park

Collection System Operator I, II or III

Onsite - Rohnert Park, CA
Full-Time
Application Deadline: 7/1/24

The Utilities Division of the Public Works Department is recruiting to fill a Collection System Operator I, II or III position (depending on qualifications). This position will be open until filled.

The City of Rohnert Park’s sewer system collects the City’s wastewater and transports it to the Sub Regional Water Reclamation System in Santa Rosa for treatment. The City’s sanitary sewer system facilities include 100 miles of gravity sewers, 7.5 miles of force mains, 16 inverted siphons, and three pump stations. 

 *The current pay rates for the Collection System Operator position are as follows:

 Collection System Operator I:  $5,080.17 – $6,174.94

 Collection System Operator II: $5,607.49 – $6,816.03

 Collection System Operator III: $6,189.68 – $7,523.56

 *A negotiated 1.5% salary increase will take effect in July 2024.

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:

Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:

EDUCATION:

Equivalent to completion of the twelfth (12th) grade.

EXPERIENCE:

Collection System Operator I:Six (6) months of experience performing manual labor in general construction or maintenance.

Collection System Operator II: Three (3) years of increasingly responsible experience in the construction, maintenance, and/or repair of sewer collection systems, facilities, and related appurtenances. The incumbent must possess the required licenses and certifications.

 Collection System Operator III: Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in the construction, maintenance, and/or repair of sewer collection systems, facilities, and related appurtenances at a level equivalent to the Collection System Operator II with the City of Rohnert Park.

 LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS:

 Collection System Operator I:

  •  Possession of a valid California Class “C” Driver’s License by time of appointment and a satisfactory driving record.
  • Possession of a valid California Class “A” or “B” commercial driver’s license with tank and air brake endorsements (or greater equivalent), within one year of appointment.
  • Possession of a California Water Environment Association Collection System Maintenance Grade I certification, within two years of appointment.
  • Possession of a California Water Environment Association Collection System Maintenance Grade II certification is desirable.

 Collection System Operator II:

  • Possession of a valid California Class “A” or “B” commercial driver’s license with tank and air brake endorsements (or greater equivalent), at the time of appointment.
  • Possession of a California Water Environment Association Collection System Maintenance Grade I certification, by date of appointment.
  • Possession of a California Water Environment Association Collection System Maintenance Grade II certification is desirable.
  • Possession of a Grade I Water Distribution Operator Certificate (D1) issued by the State of California Water Resources Control Board is desirable.

Collection System Operator III: 

  • Possession of a valid California Class “A” or “B” commercial driver’s license with tank and air brake endorsements (or greater equivalent).
  • Possession of a California Water Environment Association Collection System Maintenance Grade II certification, by date of appointment.
  • Possession of a California Water Environment Association Collection System Maintenance Grade III certification is desirable.
  • Possession of a Grade I Water Distribution Operator Certificate (D1) issued by the State of California Water Resources Control Board is desirable.

EXAMPLES OF TYPICAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Management reserves the right to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job.

  • Operates and maintains the City’s sewer collection system and all related facilities including pump stations.
  • Operates Hydro-Vac and CCTV equipment to inspect, clean, and repair sewer collection system piping.
  • Removes blockages in sewer collection systems and ensures proper containment and decontamination during and after backups and spills to prevent public health hazards and protect the environment.
  • Digs and shores trenches using proper methods.
  • Works in confined space environments such as vaults and pits; uses air monitoring equipment to detect unsuitable air quality.
  • Operates and/or drives a variety of light and heavy-duty equipment and vehicles typically used in sewer collection system maintenance and construction activities.
  • Conducts underground utility locates, installs, maintains, and repairs manholes and grates.
  • Replaces or resets manholes as needed to bring them to proper grade.
  • Provides timely and responsive corrective actions to citizen’s questions, concerns, and claims.
  • Follows safe work practices and observe safety rules and regulations.
  • Determines and sets up safe work zone traffic control and maintains a safe work environment.
  • Uses a computer to assist with the logging and/or tracking of daily work assignments; maintains other work-related records as needed.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.