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at Mobile County Personnel Board

Posted: 9/21/2019
Job Status: Full Time,Part Time,Contract/Temporary,Seasonal
Job Reference #: 2329431
Keywords: customer, service

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This is routine work in operating a wastewater or water treatment plant and allied appurtenances while on an assigned shift.
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EXAMINATION:  IMPORTANT NOTICE TO APPLICANTS. READ CAREFULLY. No written or oral examination will be required. Applicants will be scored on the basis of an evaluation of their education, training, experience and personal qualifications as outlined by the candidates' sworn statements in their application, upon corroborative evidence obtained by investigation and the applicants' responses to the job-specific Supplemental Questions. Applicants must provide all background information and supportive documents as requested on the application, supplemental questions and job posting.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Graduation from a standard senior high school, or the successful completion of the General Educational Development (GED) test, and a minimum of one year experience at the level of a Treatment Plant Operator Trainee; or a combination of education and experience equivalent to these requirements.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  Mobile, Prichard and Saraland - possession of a Grade III Certificate in Water or Wastewater Treatment, preferably both, except for assignment to the Stickney Filtration Plant (Moffat Road) and the Myers Filtration Plant (Hubert Pierce Road) which requires a Grade IV Water Certificate.  Bayou La Batre - possession of a Grade II Certificate in Water Treatment or Grade III Certificate in Wastewater Treatment.  Other smaller jurisdictions require possession of a Grade II Certification in Water or Wastewater Treatment or both. Must possess a valid driver's license from state of residence.

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS OF THE WORK:  Good knowledge of the principles, practices, materials and equipment used in water filtration or wastewater treatment plants; good knowledge of the principles and practices involved in the operation of large electric motors, pumps, chemical feeders and other electrical and mechanical equipment; good knowledge of laboratory procedures; some knowledge of mechanical and electrical maintenance and of equipment and tools used for such maintenance; ability to diagnose and remedy abnormalities in the routine operation of mechanical, electrical and hydraulic equipment; ability to operate machinery and equipment; ability to read meters and charts accurately; ability to maintain records and reports; ability to understand and follow detailed laboratory and plant operating procedures; ability to perform mathematical computations rapidly and accurately; ability to work under dangerous conditions; ability to operate automotive and other equipment; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, dischargers and the general public.


EXAMPLES OF THE WORK: (Any one position may not include all of the duties listed nor do the listed examples include all tasks which may be found in positions of this class.) Assists a Treatment Plant Operator II; operates pumping equipment, chemical feeding machines, clarifying devices, bar screens, degritters and filters; operates and adjusts valves, gates and other appurtenances in accordance with the operation schedule; makes minor repairs to pumps, motors, mechanical feed equipment, gates, valves and other equipment; calibrates chemical feeders and meters; performs duties of a Pretreatment Specialist I as required; collects samples for chemical tests; records meter readings, oil level, lake level, water pressure and chlorine pressure; regulates gates that control lake level; makes periodic inspections of all plant equipment; loads and unloads chemicals and drums; performs general housekeeping and maintenance; receives cross training as a Pretreatment Specialist I; trains other employees as assigned; prepares required reports; operates a backhoe; locates water and sewer mains; inspects manholes; purchases parts and equipment; mows grass at plants and related facilities; collects samples and inspects industrial facilities; responds to customer complaints; performs food service inspections; distributes Grease Control Program literature; audits and maintains database to track disposal of grease trap waste; assists in special studies related to potable water quality; maintains chemical inventory; processes sludge for de-watering and disposal; monitors lift station SCADA operation; performs laboratory tests; performs related duties as required.

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DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE WORK: An employee in this class is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of chemical and plant controls and for maintaining plant equipment. Work is performed in accordance with established procedures under the direct supervision of a Treatment Plant Operator II or other superior. Supervision is exercised over trainees, public service workers and laborers as assigned. A Treatment Plant Operator must lift items weighing over forty pounds and may work in excess of ten hours overtime per month.

Documents are not automatically attached to your JobOpps account (profile).  You must select and attach required documents to every application through the attachments tab on the application screen when you are applying.
All applications must be submitted online through the Mobile County Personnel Board JobOpps site.
Paper applications will not be accepted and will be returned.
An email address is required for all applications.  For information on obtaining an email address, visit the FAQs link on the Job Opportunities page at  The Mobile County Personnel Board does not endorse any particular provider.
Accuracy and truthfulness are of primary importance for Merit System employment and all applications are reviewed with this in mind.  Errors, omissions and inaccurate information on the application will be construed as an incomplete application and will result in rejection of the application.  Therefore, special attention should be given to each and every question and every attempt made to answer each correctly. 
Resumes will not be accepted in place of completing the education and experience sections of the application. 
Applications must be complete and all required or supplemental documents (college transcripts, driver's license, and/or certifications) must be attached at the time of submitting the application.  See the job posting and the supplemental questions for required documents for each job posting. 
If needed, computers and scanners are available in our office
at 1809 Government Street, Mobile, Alabama. 
Our office hours are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday - Friday, except for major holidays.
Only one application will be accepted per applicant per job posting. 
Subsequent applications submitted for the same job posting will be rejected.

College transcripts, where required or otherwise to be considered, must be attached as part of completing an application.?? Grade reports, computer downloads of grades, and diplomas are not transcripts and will not be considered.  Transcripts must be either an official or student copy issued by the educational institution.  See the College Transcript Information link on the Job Opportunities page at for additional information and requirements regarding educational transcripts.

OPEN TO:  All who meet the requirements as set forth in the job posting and who may lawfully be appointed to a position.  Applicants for sworn law enforcement positions must be U.S. citizens.
RESIDENCE REQUIREMENTS:  Unless otherwise stated in the job posting or supplemental questions, there are no residence requirements in order to apply.  Applicants must bear all expenses incurred in reporting for testing or appointment.  Upon appointment, the law gives the right to each Appointing Authority (Employer) to fix any further legal requirements regarding residence. 
FINAL DATE FOR FILING APPLICATION:  The completed application should be returned as soon as possible.  In the event of tied scores, Rule 8.1 dictates that ties will be broken by the order in which applications are filed.  Applications must be submitted by the final filing date and time specified on the job posting.
VETERANS PREFERENCE:  For complete information on Veterans Preference points on an open competitive application, view the Veterans Information link on the Job Opportunities page at
MEDICAL EXAMINATION:  Eligibles selected for appointment must meet the established medical and physical standards for the class of work.  The medical examination must be by one of the physicians designated by the Personnel Board.  Appointees must bear the cost of the examination. 
The Mobile County Personnel Department reserves the right to limit the number of applicants summoned for interview.  In such instances, a preliminary appraisal of qualifications, as indicated by the completed application, will be utilized as a guide in the selection of candidates to be summoned. 
Aid and assistance in the examination procedure is available for the visually or otherwise disabled.  Assistance may be requested by contacting the Mobile County Personnel Board at 251-470-7727. 
A "Practice Test Seminar" is held in the Personnel Department Office, 1809 Government Street, Mobile, Alabama, at 9:00 a.m. on the third Wednesday of every month.   The purpose of these seminars is to acquaint applicants or interested citizens with design format and procedures utilized by the department in its administration of written test selection devices.  Inasmuch as testing facilities are limited, the seminars will be on a first come, first served basis, as long as space remains available. 
NOTICE:  The continuing eligibility for appointment of those who secure a place on the eligible list is subject to future changes in specifications.