Water Reclamation Facility Operator

Date Posted: October 8th, 2019 08:00 AM

Deadline: October 22nd, 2019 05:00 PM

Department: Public Works Department

Compensation: $20.71 – $22.23 per hour DOE (includes 2.50 skill based pay)

Hours: 40 per week

 City of Dickinson-Job Application

  Job Description – Water Reclamation Facility Operator

Water Reclamation Facility Operator Pre-Interview Questions

Application Instructions

To apply, please submit the required City application and Pre-Interview Questionnaire, which can be found by clicking on the links above, at Job Service, or at City Hall. Resumes are strongly encouraged. Veterans claiming preference must submit Form DD214 with the application. The deadline to apply is the close of business on Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019. Late applications will not be accepted.

An Equal Opportunity Employer.


For more information contact Ali at 701-456-7033, or email hr@dickinsongov.com.


This position is responsible for inspecting and performing medium to complex operations, maintenance, and repair activities in and on public works facilities and equipment in a Water Reclamation Facility.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Facilitate rounds through the WRF buildings and grounds area. Perform inspections at each building.
  • Collect process control samples from the Integrated Fixed-Film Activated Sludge structure.
  • Maintain water reclamation facility (WRF) assets through the use of Computer Maintenance Software
  • Collect compliance samples in accordance with North Dakota Discharge Elimination System (NDPDES) permit.
  • Perform preventative maintenance of WRF equipment and assets. Assist with major equipment maintenance and repair as assigned.
  • Perform on-call duties as assigned.
  • Perform other duties as required.
Minimum Requirements
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • North Dakota Class A Commercial Driver’s License vehicle/trailer in excess of 10,000 pounds with appropriate endorsements – must obtain within probationary period;
  • Wastewater Treatment Class I Certification – must obtain within 18 months of hire;
  • North Dakota Department of Health pH Certification – must obtain within 90 days of hire;
  • Pre-employment drug screen, background check, and reference checks are required
Desirable Training and Experience
  • High School Diploma or General Equivalency Degree (GED),
  • Two years’ experience in construction or utility work or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.


  • Vacation - 96 hours annual accrual for years 1-5
  • Sick Leave - 96 hours annual accrual
  • Personal Leave - Employees are permitted to use up to 16 hours of accrued Sick Leave per year for Personal Leave
  • Longevity Pay - Sliding scale based on tenure with the City (After 5 years of Service), paid annually
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Bereavement Leave
  • Holidays – 10 holidays plus one day for birthday
  • Employee Assistance Program


  • Health Insurance - NDPERS (SHP) – Employer pays 80% of premium
  • Flexible Benefits - Medical Spending Account – The City puts $250 into a Medical Spending Account for full-time employees
  • Defined Benefit Hybrid Main Retirement Plan - Employee contributes 7%; Employer contributes 8.26%
  • Defined Benefit Public Safety Retirement Plan – Sworn Law Enforcement Officers & Firefighters contribute 5.5%; Employer contributes 9.07%
  • Life Insurance – Employer pays 50% of basic premium. Supplemental life insurance option


  • Flexible Benefits - Medical Spending Account – pre-tax (2019 max - $2,650) - Daycare Expenses – pre-tax (2019 max - $5,000)
  • Vision Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Aflac Insurance
  • West River Community Center Membership – 50% Discount off Annual Membership
  • 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan – Pre-Tax or Roth option
    • NDPERS Portability Enhancement Provision

Civil Service Status upon successful completion of the probationary period.

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