Wastewater Treatment Plant Lead Operator/ORC at Basalt Sanitation District in BASALT

Basalt, 81621 | 09/14/2020 | Ad id: 8-0000619222-01


District Background

• Basalt Sanitation District is a Title 32 Special District formed in 1968. Boundaries are coterminous with "East or "Old Town" Basalt, including Southside and the Roaring Fork Club. The Town of Basalt provides wastewater service within the District's service area. (El Jebel area and Willits are served by Mid-Valley Metropolitan District). The District currently serves 900 customers.
• The District has a wastewater treatment plant with a design flow of 0.8 MGD and approximately 5.8 miles of collection lines that serves both sides of the Roaring Fork and Frying Pan rivers. CDPHE Permit COG588000.
• The treatment plant utilizes an aerobic process with an oxidation ditch, clarifiers, digesters, UV station and centrifuges for dewatering sludge.
• The collection system has been designed to utilize gravity to transport all flows to the treatment plant. There is one lift station located at the treatment plant.

Job Summary

The Basalt Sanitation District is looking to
hire a full time WWTP lead operator who will act as the Operator Responsible in Charge (ORC). The ORC would also be responsible for inspecting and maintaining its collection system, ensuring its discharge permit requirements are met, and performing all MPDS/Colorado testing requirements. The ORC would report directly to the District Manager, but the position provides the right candidate with an opportunity to develop, propose and implement some protocols and systems and help with filling staffing needs. The goal is to ensure the facility's final effluent is of the best quality to protect the gold medal waters of the Roaring Fork River, while utilizing Plant and District resources wisely and efficiently.

Job Description

• WWTP Lead Operator will be responsible for all operations, maintenance, repairs and reporting at the wastewater treatment plant and the District collection lines.

• WWTP Lead Operator will be responsible for compliance with all of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) reporting and testing.

• WWTP Lead Operator will be responsible for compliance with the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System
(NPDES)/Colorado testing and requirements.

• WWTP Lead Operator will also participate in the development of the annual budget and the 5 to 20 year capital plan. In addition to its development, the WWTP Lead Operator will be responsible to adhere to the annual budget.

Duties and responsibilities include:

• Manage and perform the required duties of daily operation and all maintenance of the WWTP and the collection system. Maintenance will include both scheduled and emergencies.
• Analyze plant and laboratory reports
and makes adjustments of process controls to improve treatment and maintain regulatory compliance.
• Perform expeditious diagnosis and correction of process issues resulting from any factors, emergency or non-emergency, or conditions that could lead to process upsets.
• Formulate preventative maintenance schedule.
• Formulate process control strategies.
• Assist with staffing decisions at plant.
• Develop equipment needs at plant, including budget.
• Assist the District Manager with Plant Policies and Procedures.
• Develop emergency response plan.
• Develop security plan.
• Promote safe work practices.
• Maintain all administrative files for the plant operation, including maintenance schedules, purchasing records, grease trap inspections, emergency response reports, CDPHE reporting, sewer jetting/inspection, inflow and infiltration (I&I) and associated repair work, sewer taps, and anything else.
• Train and supervise all WWTP employees.
• Responsible for all requests, inquires, complaints and emergencies.
• Maintain District GIS database.
• Perform tap inspections as scheduled.
• Work with District P.E Engineer as needed, to inspect collection line projects and plant capital projects.
• Performs other duties as required.
• Prepare a monthly report for the Board of Directors and attend the Monthly Board Meeting when required.

Knowledge, Skills and Qualifications:

• A State of Colorado Class B Wastewater Operator's license required, Class A preferred.
• A State of Colorado Class 2 Wastewater Collection System Classification required.
• 5 years or more wastewater and collection system experience, with
a minimum of 3 years in a managerial/supervisory capacity.
• Proven abili
ty to develop and implement protocols and procedures
• Knowledge of Local, State and Federal regulations.
• CDL License or the ability to quickly obtain.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

Work involves manag
ing and performing work in all types of weather. Work involves exposure to loud noises, chemicals, toxic fumes, air and waterborne pathogens, and mechanical equipment. There is frequent need to stand, stoop, walk, sit, climb in high areas, lift heavy objects (up to 50 pounds) and perform other similar actions during the course of the workday. The Basalt Sanitation District promotes a drug/alcohol free work environment and requires mandatory drug/alcohol testing in the event of an accident while on District premises, driving District vehicles or working on District property or equipment.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary Range, $60,000 - $70,000

Benefits: Employee Health Insurance
Retirement Plan

TO APPLY: Email Response and Resume to: d.diers@basalt sanitation.org.
Questions can be directed to Denise Diers at d.diers@basalt sanitation.org
or (970) 618-8737