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Iowa Department of Administrative Services Water and Disposal Plant Operator 2 in Johnston, Iowa

Water and Disposal Plant Operator 2



Water and Disposal Plant Operator 2


$41,288.00 - $53,268.80 Annually


Johnston - 50131 - Polk County, IA

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582 Iowa Department of Public Defense

Job Number



11/18/2019 11:59 PM Central

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The Iowa Department of Public Defense is looking to fill a Water and Disposal Plant Operator 2 to assist the state. Must be able to pass a federal background check to obtain and keep a military Computer Access Card for access to the military network system. This position will responsible for the lime softening water treatment plant, water distribution, and water storage operations to provide a water utility service to Camp Dodge. Conduct daily inspections and on all mechanical water treatment equipment, water distribution system, and all water storage facilities. Order parts and specify replacement equipment in accordance with the newest technology available. Inspect and document the status of the water plant standby generator according to the INGR Environmental Management Binder. Perform on-call after hour and weekend duty according to approved schedule.

The successful candidate will monitor and maintain equipment for the water supply wells and schedule the cleaning and service of these wells as necessary to ensure an uninterrupted supply of raw water to the treatment plant. Perform well water level testing and analyze water level tests. Ensure that all necessary treatment supplies and chemicals are on hand and available. Conduct observations and make all adjustments necessary to maintain the safe operation of the water treatment plant and ensure that the finished water meets standards set by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and any special requirements that are set by the National Guard Bureau (NGB). Respond to system alarms, special SCADA alert conditions, and other emergency conditions, on a twenty-four hour daily basis according to the water plant operator on-call schedule. Maintain any water pressure boosting equipment and any corresponding SCADA systems. This includes the operating and monitoring of the emergency power generating equipment. Maintain effective communication and a professional working relationship with the City of Johnston when city supplied water to the JFHQ armory is interrupted and redundant Camp Dodge water must be supplied to meet JFHQ building requirements.

Candidate will maintain and update emergency plans with the City of Johnston water managers for the cooperative sharing of water supplies as needed by either the city or the Camp. Conduct inspections of the water distribution system to ensure the uninterrupted flow of water throughout the system. Maintain records for historical reference and for long term modeling of the distribution system flows and pressures. Make recommendations for distribution system improvements, assist DNR personnel in requested documentation and records necessary for permit requirements. Maintain Grade III Water Treatment Plant certification and Grade II Water Distribution System certification as required by the DNR. Attend the required continuing education classes to maintain certification as established by the DNR. Attend any special classes, conferences, or other meetings, that are hosted by the DNR, or other agencies, in order to stay current and provide feedback with regards to the newest water treatment regulations. Perform all work in a professional manner and comply with required standards as established by regulatory agencies.

Perform analytical sampling and laboratory testing, maintain the aerated waste water lagoons, waste collection lift stations, wash point water and oil separator collection well, and the lime sludge lagoon. Maintains lagoon facilities, operate and maintain standby emergency 50 kilowatt power generator for the lagoon system. Maintain the associated SCADA systems, generate computer-aided graphing to determine the effectiveness of the systems and make any adjustments necessary to these systems. Conduct inspections at the Camp vehicle wash point to monitor the collection of solids and vehicle oil residue in the water and oil separator collection well. Monitor waste water lagoon sampling and analytical testing and monitoring to ensure legal discharge into the receiving stream of Beaver Creek as outlined in the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System permit as issued by the DNR. Perform other duties as assigned to support the mission of Camp Dodge and the Iowa Army National Guard and the State of Iowa. Serves as the lead in operating and maintaining sewerage disposal and/or water treatment plant equipment; assist supervisor by performing, in accordance with set procedures, policies, and standards, such duties as instructing employees about tasks, answering questions about procedures and policies, distributing and balancing the workload and checking work.

Work hours: 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM Sun - Thurs, hours may vary with work assignments/some standby duty required.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

The equivalent of eighteen months of full-time experience operating water and/or waste (sewerage) treatment plant equipment;


any equivalent combination of education and experience substituting post high school education with an emphasis in water treatment, waste/sewage treatment or water pollution control for one year of the required experience (on the basis that 30 semester hours equals one year of experience) to a maximum substitution of one year.

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7105 NW 70th AveJohnston, Iowa, 50131