Under general supervision, performs the full array of duties assigned to classes in the Wastewater Operator series including the operation and minor maintenance of the wastewater treatment plant systems, processes and related equipment; demonstrates a full understanding of all applicable policies, procedures and work methods associated with assigned duties; occasionally assists in the training of lower level Wastewater Operator positions and/or newer personnel; and performs related duties as required.


The Wastewater Operator II is the journey level class in this series.  Incumbents perform the full range of skilled treatment plant operations and maintenance tasks.  This classification is distinguished from the next lower level classification of Wastewater Operator I by the performance of the full range of duties working with minimal supervision of treatment plant operations and maintenance tasks.

The Senior Wastewater Operator and Wastewater Operations Supervisor provide general supervision. The Wastewater Operator II may exercise technical or functional direction over lower level staff.
Essential Functions
(include but are not limited to the following)

Performs the full array of duties assigned to classes in the Wastewater Operator series including operation treatment system equipment and processes and minor maintenance, facility and equipment upkeep in order to assure compliance with applicable discharge permits.

Demonstrates a full understanding of applicable policies, procedures and work methods associated with assigned duties.

Monitors plant and field processes including solids processing; monitors computer alarms, instruments, gauges and meters for process control.

Performs minor maintenance of plant equipment and general housekeeping of various facilities and plant infrastructure; maintains appropriate plant records and logs; writes reports and documentation as required.

Checks pumps, motors, hydraulic lines, structures, pressure tanks and mechanical equipment for proper condition and operations.

Instructs others and takes meter, gauge and control panel readings and observes variations in operating conditions; interprets readings; monitors and changes flows and processes within established parameters; reports readings and processing changes on operation logs and records.

Collects samples and performs routine biological and chemical tests/analyses, records sampling and test results, prepares samples for testing in central laboratory as needed; analyzes and evaluates in-house laboratory results, data and procedures and takes corrective action as appropriate.

Operates heavy equipment within the plant confines including sludge trucks and trailers; operates de-watering equipment.

Responds to questions and concerns from the general public; provides information as is appropriate and resolves complaints.

Any combination of education and experience that has provided the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for a Wastewater Operator II is considered qualifying.  A typical way of obtaining the required qualifications is to possess the following:

Education: A high school diploma, AND 

Experience: A minimum of two years of experience in the operation of a wastewater treatment facility, AND 

Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid class “C” California driver’s license, AND

Possession of a valid Grade II Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Certificate issued by the Ca State Water Resources Control Board, AND

Possession of valid certifications in: (1) first aide, (2) CPR and (3) the use of Self-Contained Breath Apparatus (SCBA)

Employment Information
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY: The City of Oxnard is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from all qualified applicants.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, medical condition, disability or sexual orientation.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: The City of Oxnard makes reasonable accommodation for the disabled.  If you believe you require special arrangements to participate in the testing process, you must inform the Human Resources Department in writing no later than the filing date.  Applicants who request such accommodation must document their request with an explanation of the type and extent of accommodation required.

LEGAL REQUIREMENT: On the first day of employment, new employees must provide proof of citizenship or documentation of legal right to work in the United States in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, as amended.

NOTE: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract.  Any provision contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.

City of Oxnard
300 West Third St

Oxnard, California, 93030.

(805) 385-7590

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