Oro Loma Sanitary District

Senior Operator-Grade 3

Onsite - San Lorenzo, CA
Application Deadline: 6/20/24


(Formal job title: Plant Operator II)


Immediate Opening

$50.10 to $67.14 per hour

Plus additional shift differential pay and benefits for you and your family!


Posting Date: April 10, 2024

Final Filing Date: June 20, 2024



Under direction from the Operations Manager, acts as shift leader in the operations of the wastewater treatment plant and related facilities, and exercises technical and functional oversight over assigned staff. The incumbent assumes responsibility for overall plant operations as needed.



Examples of duties include: operate treatment facilities to control flow and processing of the wastewater, sludge, and effluent; monitor gauges, meters, and control panels, including a SCADA system; inspect plant equipment and report any failures or operating difficulties; operate machinery, equipment, and computers as necessary to control and adjust flow and treatment processes; extract samples and perform routine tests and analyses; operate heavy equipment and dump trucks; monitor, evaluate, and make adjustments to sludge drying beds; other related duties as assigned. For a complete list of duties and responsibilities, please review the job description at https://apptrkr.com/5267290.


EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION: Any combination of education and experience, which would provide the required knowledge and abilities, is qualifying.

Three years of experience in the operations and maintenance of a wastewater treatment facility; and, equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade, supplemented by specialized training in biology, chemistry, or related field.



Possession of a valid driver’s license and a motor vehicle record that meets the District’s driving standard; and, possession, upon appointment, of a valid Grade III or higher certification as a Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator issued by a State Water Resources Control Board.



Submit a cover letter and resume to info@oroloma.org. Those candidates whose qualifications most closely match the needs of the District will be invited to continue in the selection process, which may consist of an evaluation of the applicant’s qualifications and interviews.



Resumes will be reviewed in the order they are received, so apply now! The final filing date is June 20, 2024.


NOTE: The information contained herein does not constitute an expressed or implied contract; any part of the selection process may be modified/canceled to meet the needs of the District.


Oro Loma Sanitary District


Oro Loma Sanitary District serves a population of approximately 126,000, encompassing 13 square miles, serving the communities of San Lorenzo, Ashland, Cherryland, Fairview, portions of Castro Valley, Hayward and San Leandro. The District’s wastewater treatment plant is located off the San Francisco Bay, just to the south of San Leandro and to the north of Hayward. Easy access to the Plant is off highway 880.


Oro Loma Mission Statement:

To provide the highest value in wastewater, solid waste, and recycling services to our customers and protect the San Francisco Bay and our communities




PERS (Public Employees’ Retirement System) – 2% at 60 for classic members; 2% at 62 for new members; highest three-year average final compensation.


Retiree Medical – Post-retirement medical for employee, based on age and years of service.


Deferred Compensation – The District contributes 0.32% of base salary to a 457(b) plan; in addition, the District matches 50% of voluntary contributions to a maximum of $750/yr.


Holidays – Nine regular and seven floating each year.


Vacation – Years 1-5: 11 days; Years 6-15: 15 days; Years 16-20: 20 days; Gradual increase to a maximum of 25 days after 25 years.


Sick leave – 12 days per year; unlimited accrual.


Benefits – District-paid health and dental insurance for employee and family, and vision insurance for employee; life insurance; healthcare and dependent care reimbursement per Section 125 of the IRS Code; $140.00/month cash back.


Employee Qualification Improvement Program – Educational assistance up to $1,500 per year.


Probation Period – The probationary period for Oro Loma employees is 12 months.


Employment Offers – Employment offers are made following the successful completion of a workstyle assessment and background check and are then contingent upon the successful completion of a pre- employment physical exam and drug screening. Employment offers are also made contingent upon verification of identity and legal right to work in the U.S.A. pursuant to federal law.


Oro Loma Services

There are 272 miles of sewer lines located in the District. Oro Loma collects sewage for 46,000 households and businesses, and treats approximately 12 million gallons of sewage per day, including sewage flow from Castro Valley Sanitary District.


The District treats wastewater to a secondary level through physical, biological, and chemical processes.


The District oversees trash, recycling, and organics collection services provided by a private company for 46,000 customers. The recycling and organics collection programs are intended to reduce landfill disposal, in accordance with state and county mandates. For more information, visit www.OroLoma.org.