Assistant Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator (Bc-08)

City And County Of Honolulu Honolulu , HI 96812

Posted 3 months ago

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Participates in the operation, maintenance and repair of various wastewater treatment and tributary pumping plants for training and developmental purposes; performs progressively difficult tasks to prepare for eventual operator certification; and performs other related duties as required.

Additional Job Information: At time of application, you must be a citizen, national or permanent resident alien of the United States or a non-citizen eligible under federal law for unrestricted employment.

  • Subject to funding availability

  1. Only ONLINE applications will be accepted.

Applications must be submitted online by SEPTEMBER 4, 2019, 11:59 p.m., Hawaii Standard Time (HST) to be accepted.
2) Paper applications will NOT be accepted.
3) Written Test Date: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2019

Approximately 7 - 10 days prior to the written test, candidates scheduled to take the written test will be MAILED an admission letter.

The written test will be administered ONLY on Oahu and ONLY on Saturday, October 5, 2019.

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There are vacancies at various plant locations with the Department of Environmental Services, Wastewater Treatment and Disposal Division. Position requires use of safety and protective equipment due to possible exposure to moving or operating machinery, high voltages, depths and heights, toxic and explosive gases, high pressure fluid systems, disease bearing wastewater, and obnoxious, filthy and hazardous fumes.

Work schedule includes shift, weekend and holiday work as required. List may be used to fill future permanent and temporary vacancies in this department at various plant locations according to operational needs.

Minimum Qualification Requirements:

Graduation from high school or equivalent (GED), satisfactory to the State Board of Certification of Operating Personnel in Wastewater Plants.


Experience and/or training of sufficient scope and quality to show competence in assisting in the operation and/or maintenance of pumping plant, marine engine room, power plant or related industrial-type equipment.

Such experience must have demonstrated the knowledge of the practices and procedures used in the operation and maintenance of common plant equipment such as pumps, valves, motors, blowers, meters, gauges, etc.; hazards and safety practices involved in working around high voltage equipment and moving machinery; and the ability to operate, monitor, and maintain electrical pumping units and auxiliary equipment common to industrial-type plants; open and close valves as directed; read meters and gauges, record readings, and maintain operational records; make necessary arithmetical computations; read and comprehend written materials; learn technical and specialized processes pertinent to wastewater treatment plant work, including required laboratory analyses; use common hand tools; understand and follow oral and written instructions; work harmoniously with others; and handle weights and loads.

Examples of Qualifying Experience: Marine machining, marine engine room tending, boiler tending, tank farms (oil or gas) tending, pumping equipment installing, aircraft mechanic, automotive mechanic, sugar mills or any comparable stationary equipment repair.

Examples of Qualifying Training: Certificate of Participation/Proficiency in Process Technology; AS in Automotive or Diesel Mechanic Technology

Verification Requirement: You must submit evidence of your certificate of participation/proficiency or education within 7 days of filing this application.

A reproduced copy of your certificate, diploma and/or official transcript which shows the embossed seal must be submitted in order to be given credit. Copies will not be returned. Mail or drop off: Department of Human Resources, 650 South King Street, 10th Floor, Honolulu, HI 96813.

License Requirement:
1.Valid driver's license (Type 3/automobile), prior to appointment; and
2.Temporary Hawaii Mandatory Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Certificate, prior to completion of probation (such certification must be maintained on a current basis thereafter).

Examination Process: WRITTEN TEST: In addition to meeting the above minimum qualifications, you must pass a written test which may cover the following areas: knowledge of practices and procedures used in the operation, repair and maintenance of plant equipment such as pumps, motors, blowers, meters, gauges, etc.; mechanical comprehension; basic electricity; reading comprehension; mathematics; and the ability to read and comprehend written materials; understand and follow written instructions; and work harmoniously with others.


Written Test.........................................................................100%

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