SCREEN-OUT ELEMENT: The ability to perform the duties as a qualified operator of a Drinking Water Treatment Plant and a Wastewater Treatment Plant without more than normal supervision. The ability to operate and maintain wells, filters, valves, pumps, transport lines, reservoirs, and water distribution system to insure supply of potable water is maintained. The ability to operate and maintain a sewage treatment plant and collection system equipment such as mechanical feed pumps, sampling equipment, various sewage lift pumps and sumps.The ability to perform water quality sampling following proper chain of custody procedures.
Failure to meet the screen-out element will result in an ineligible rating. Application packages will be reviewed and screeed for experience and/or training which provided the knowledge of:
- Knowledge of equipment assembly, installation, repair
- Operation of Water Plant equipment and operation of Wastewater Treatment Plant
- Technical Practices, (theoretical, precise, artistic)
- Use of measuring instruments
- Ability to interpret instructions, specifications, etc. (other than blueprint reading)
- Dexterity and safety
PHYSICAL EFFORT: Incumbent operators perform considerable walking, standing on concrete floors, climbing stairways, and working outdoors under adverse conditions. Moderate to heavy physical effortis required to turn valves, operate equipment, and lift bags of chemicals. Operators are required to lift up to 60 pounds occasionally, and carry heavier items with assistance of other workers, or with lifting devices.
WORKING CONDITIONS: Operators will work outdoors undera dverse conditions for periods of time. They must drive outside under wintry conditions, and are required to clear snow to plant basins, wells, and the water plant. They are subject to cuts, bruises and abrasions from use of tools and equipment. Subject to chemical burns and exposure during laboratory work, and in specific locations at the wastewater Treatment Plant, and Water Plant. Operators are required to follow safety practices and use safety and personal protection equipment.
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Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
One year trial/probationary period may be required.
Direct Deposit of Pay is Required
A medical exam is required.
Personal Security Investigation is required.
License/Certification: Valid statedriver's license.
Position may require employee to wear protective clothing/gear.
SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR: The incumbent is required by Idaho state regulation to possess the following certifications: Idaho Drinking Water Treatment Operator Grade II, Idaho Drinking Water Distribution Operator GradeI, Idaho Wastewater Treatment Operator Grade II, Idaho Wastewater CollectionsSystem Operator Grade I -OR- possess certifications from another state which can be transferred to Idaho through reciprocal agreement. Operators are required to annually qualify and renew Idaho water treatment and waste watercertifications to include continuing education requirements.
You MUST submit a copy of your certifications in order to receive consideration for this position. Failure to provide the required certifications with your application package will result in an ineligible rating.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. Well-qualified is defined as meeting all of the minimum qualification standards and eligibility requirements as well as possessing skills that clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position. Under competitive delegated examining, an ICTAP eligible will be considered well-qualified if they attain an eligibility rating of 90 or higher, not including points for veterans' preference. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Information about ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp.
Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be reviewed to verify that you meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements. Your responses to the questionnaire will be used to evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences.
Basis for Rating: Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.