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About the Position:
Duty Location: Dworshak Project, Ahsahka, ID.

Dworshak Dam and Reservoir is a multi-purpose hydropower project, with missions that include operation and maintenance of the facility for flood control, hydroelectric power generation, recreation and natural resources management. Dworshak Project has approximately 50 employees.

Dworshak Dam and Reservoir, found in North Central Idaho along the North Fork of the Clearwater River, is located in scenic forested and mountainous country. Orofino, ID islocated seven miles from the dam and has a population of approximately 4,000 and is at an elevation of 1,025 feet. With an average temperature of 29 degrees in January and 73 degrees in July, Orofino is known for it mild weather andlong growing season. Additional information about Orofino and the area may befound at:

 Who May Apply: US Citizens


Works as qualified backup Operator, under direction of the Operator-in-Charge, of multiple watersystems at a multi-purpose hydropower project. May operate any or all of the following: water wells, reservoirs, high lift pumps, chlorinators, chemicalfeed pumps and vacuum pumps. Cleans and maintains equipment to include pumps, buildings, well houses, reservoirs, and operates water distribution systemvalves and hydrants to maintain good water quality for the Project and for thepublic. Collects a variety of water samples for analysis including bacteriological, pesticides, VOCs, asbestos, lead and copper, phosphates, nitrates and inorganic compounds. Services and adjusts chlorine feeders,analyzers for chlorine gas and sodium hypochlorite. Performs analysis of water samples such as pH, chlorine residual and total phosphorous. Prepares daily operating logs for wells, high lift pumps, and monthly operating logs for the water well systems. Performs water distribution system operation of valves and hydrants and maintenance of them. Repairs chemical feed pumps and equipmentrelated to water plant operation. Troubleshoots plant operation and makes necessary routine repairs while on shift. Disassembles and reassembles plant equipment, making repairs when required. Orders parts, chemicals and supplies to maintain continuous service. Investigates customer complaints regarding water problems. Works with other shop personnel to change well pumps and keep up records. Must possess and maintain the state-required operator certificationand ensure systems' compliance and certification with local, state, and federal regulations.

Serves as qualified backup Operator, under the direction of theOperator-in-Charge, of wastewater treatment plants with primary and secondary treatment with phosphorous removal. Operates and maintains sewage treatment plant equipment such as filters, chemical feed pumps, digestors, sampling equipment,macerator system, high-pressure progressive cavity sewage lift pumps, varioussumps, mains, and lagoons, manual and digital control systems, variable drive pumping units, sewage lift stations, storm water collection systems, oil/water separators, culvert silt boxes, and high-pressure hot water system for washrack. Operates sampling equipment to collect influent and effluent waste watersamples for testing. Documents laboratory sample results on daily laboratory logs, and describes why laboratory results are bad. Checks for and corrects equipment malfunctions, process problems, and documents procedural errors. Uses State approved methods for performing analysis, and Standard Methods for other tests not requiring State approval. Determines quality of treatment, and makes determinations of what process changes are required. Must be able to react to process problems, and react to the situations where plant effluent does not meet the requirements of the Discharge Monitoring Report. Manages sludge management plan to dry digested sludges in the drying beds, or freeze-dryingbeds. Works with various state, Federal and Project personnel to coordinate activities.

Records daily logs for wells, pump stations, water production, waste waterinfluent and effluent parameters, and quality assurance program for thelaboratory.

Routine maintenance work may include, but is not limited to, minor welding and fabrication, sewage pump-out and handling from recreation sites, heavy equipment operation and support, snow removal, floating debris removal, road maintenance.