You must list your Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Certificate number in the “Licenses or Certificates” section of your online or paper application.

TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

NUMBER 2011-079

ISSUED  JULY 27, 2011

REVISED NOVEMBER 6, 2013

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examinations

 

for

 

WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT OPERATORS

 

Exam

No.,

 

Job Titles

 

Job

Codes

Pay Schedule

and Range

 

 

1.

Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator

 

97310

ST04

 

2.

Wastewater Treatment Plant Chief Operator

 

97311

ST05

 

3.

Wastewater Treatment Plant Supervisor

 

97340

ST05

 

 

When completing your application, please make sure you apply for all job titles for which you want to be tested.  You will NOT be permitted to add job titles after you test.

 

APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

 

VETERANS:  Pennsylvania law (51 Pa.C.S. §7103) provides employment preference for qualified veterans for appointment to many state and local government jobs.  To learn more about employment preferences and opportunities for veterans, visit the Commission’s website, Job Seekers page, for Veterans; visit one of our offices; or call our veterans information line, (717) 787-6039.

 

NATURE OF WORK

 

Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators perform skilled work in the operation of a sewage treatment plant which includes operating and maintaining motors, pumps, chemical feeders, chlorinators, flow recorders and related equipment used in sewage treatment.  You will follow established procedures and guidelines which may include lead work and training of lower-level employees.  Chief Operators perform the duties listed above at more complex/larger treatment plants.  Supervisors supervise Operators at more complex or larger treatment plants.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS

 

You are subject to Pennsylvania residency requirements and must be able to perform the essential functions of the job.  Visit the Commission’s website, Job Seekers page, for PA Residency Information.

 

Conditions of Employment – All Job Titles

Certain positions require possession of a valid certification issued by the Pennsylvania State Board for Certification of Water and Wastewater System Operators as a wastewater treatment plant operator that is equal to the highest applicable class and type of wastewater treatment plant to be operated.

 

Certain positions require possession of a valid certification issued by the Pennsylvania State Board for Certification of Water and Wastewater System Operators as a water treatment plant operator for the class and type of water treatment plant to be operated.

 

Certain positions require possession of a valid pesticide application certification issued by the PA Department of Agriculture for category 24, Swimming Pools.

 

Necessary Special Requirements- All Job Titles

You must have a valid driver’s license.

 

Minimum Requirements

 

Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator - Completion of the training program for Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Trainee and successful completion of the certification process for wastewater treatment plant operator at any class and type; OR possession of a valid certification issued by the Pennsylvania State Board for Certification of Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators as a wastewater treatment plant operator at any class and type.

 

Wastewater Treatment Plant Chief Operator, Wastewater Treatment Plant Supervisor - One year of experience as a Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator; OR one year of experience in the operation and maintenance of a wastewater treatment plant.

 

Clarification of Requirements

Please make sure you meet all requirements.  If you are not sure you qualify, contact one of the Commission's offices listed at the end of this announcement for guidance.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

These jobs are located throughout the state in state parks operated by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and in state hospitals and state centers operated by the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare.

 

Lists created by these tests will be used to fill future vacancies as they occur due to retirements, promotions, transfers, resignations and so forth.

 

For the most recent information on job opportunities contact the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of Human Resources, Rachel Carson State Office Building – 7th Floor, Harrisburg, PA  17105-8768; Telephone:  (717) 787-8737, Internetwww.dcnr.state.pa.us/humanresources, Emaildcnrjobs@pa.gov; OR the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, Bureau of Human Resources, Health and Welfare Building – Room 106, P.O. Box 2675, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17105-2675, Telephone:  (717) 787-5068, Toll Free:  1-800-346-4254, Internet: www.dpw.state.pa.us, Emailra-pwemployment@state.pa.us

 

TESTING

 

Your application will be evaluated to determine whether you meet the Minimum Requirements and Necessary Special Requirements.  If you meet these requirements, you will receive a score.  You must provide your type and class of certification as a Wastewater Treatment Operator in the “Licenses or Certificates” section of your online or paper application.  Failure to do so may delay the processing of your application, or result in disqualification.

 

If you apply and are ruled ineligible, you may reapply upon receipt of your appropriate certification as a Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator and driver’s license.  A new application is required.

 

TEST RESULTS

 

Employment and promotion lists will be established.  You will be notified in writing of your test results.

 

HOW TO APPLY

 

Complete your application on the Commission’s website, Job Seekers page, by selecting Online Application, or submit your completed paper application to:

 

 

State Civil Service Commission

ATTN:  Applications

P.O. Box 569

Harrisburg, PA  17108-0569

 

 

Applications and further information can be obtained from:

 

1.

State Civil Service Commission:

 

 

 

Harrisburg:  2nd Level, Strawberry Sq. Complex, 320 Market St., P.O.

 

Box 569, Hbg., 17108-0569; Telephone (Voice) (717) 783-3058, Text

 

Telephone (Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing callers only) (717) 772-2685

 

 

 

Philadelphia:  110 North 8th St., Suite 503, Phila., 19107; Telephone

 

(Voice) (215) 560-2253, Text Telephone (Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing

 

callers only) (215) 560-4367

 

 

 

Pittsburgh:  411 Seventh Ave., Room 410, Pgh., 15219; Telephone

 

(Voice) (412) 565-7666, Text Telephone (Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing

 

callers only) (412) 565-2484

 

 

 

Internetwww.scsc.state.pa.us

 

 

2.

PA CareerLink offices

 

 

3.

The Human Resources offices listed under the "JOB OPPORTUNITIES" section of this announcement

 

For further information on testing, assistance for persons with disabilities, veterans' preference and other items, refer to the instructions provided with the "Application for Employment/Promotion."