The City of St. Helens is seeking applications for the position of Pretreatment Coordinator for the Wastewater Treatment Plant. This position is responsible for conducting and implementing requirements of the City’s industrial pretreatment program in accordance with Federal, State and local regulations to control waste water discharges of industrial users of the City sewerage system. A complete list of duties and responsibilities and desired qualifications are listed on the job description.
Salary: The position is full-time and offers a base wage scale of $4,868 (Step 1) to $5,918 (Step 5) per month. The City also provides an excellent benefits package. This is a union covered position.
Applicants must complete the City application form available online at www.ci.st-helens.or.us/jobs. If you are a veteran and would like to receive veterans’ preference points, please complete that form which is also on the website and attach documentation. The successful candidate will be required to pass a background check and drug test.
Deadline to apply: Friday, October 25, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.
The City of St. Helens is an equal opportunity employer.
Education and Experience:
Graduation from high school education or GED equivalent, supplemented by three (3) years post-secondary college or technical training in biology, environmental science, chemistry, or a closely related field; and
Three (3) years of experience in wastewater treatment and collections; or
Any equivalent combination of education and experience;
Experience with pretreatment programs and industrial inspections.
Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Working knowledge of laboratory procedures and practices;
Ability to work safely; and
Ability to understand and carry out written and oral instructions.
Must possess or have the ability to obtain a valid state driver's license.
Certification as an Oregon Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator III, or ability to obtain a Treatment III certification within six (6) months or as determined by the Superintendent. (Preferred)
Certification as an Oregon Wastewater Collection Operator II, or ability to obtain a Collection II certification within six (6) months or as determined by the Superintendent. (Preferred)
Trained in confined space procedures and use and containment of hazardous chemicals used. Trained in the use of all safety equipment, oxygen detection meter, blower, respirator, etc.
Must be able to use basic spreadsheet and word processing computer programs to enter data and prepare correspondence. Possess skills or have the ability to learn to operate Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) equipment and software.
About City of St. Helens, Oregon
Situated on the beautiful Columbia River, the City offers views of Mt. Hood, Mt. St. Helens and Mt. Adams. A pleasant hour drive to the west takes you to the Oregon coast while a half-hour drive to the southeast takes you into the Portland metropolitan area. St. Helens is well situated for many outdoor activities to include boating, fishing, walking, running, biking, hiking, golf, disc golf, and much more. St. Helens is the county seat for Columbia County and the largest city in the county with a population just passing 13,000 residents.
The downtown portion of St. Helens, near the riverfront, features a Nationally Registered Historic District encompassing 10 blocks, which includes residences and civic buildings dating back over a century. The City recently acquired a former mill site property on the Columbia River and is actively working to enhance the livability and local economy through redevelopment efforts.