Wastewater Collections Operator II, III, or IV

Water: Wastewater Collections


$37,747.00 to $50,776.00 Per Year DOE

Range ID #38: $37,747.00 Per Year


Full City Benefits Package

Salary and Benefits:

Wastewater Collection Operator II Starting Salary: 38 ($37,747/year)

Individuals hired in this position have the opportunity to progress up to $56,621/year, which is the maximum salary for this position as of December 2022.

 Wastewater Collection Operator III Starting Salary: 44 ($43,775/year)

Individuals hired in this position have the opportunity to progress up to $65,663/year, which is the maximum salary for this position as of December 2022.

 Wastewater Collection Operator IV Starting Salary: 50 ($50,776/year)

Individuals hired in this position have the opportunity to progress up to $76,148/year, which is the maximum salary for this position as of December 2022.

 Benefits: Full City Benefits Package. The City of St. George covers 100% of the premiums for the High Deductible health plan for full-time employees and their qualified dependents. New hires also receive 2 weeks of vacation time during their first year of employment, one of which is available to the employee the first day of employment. To find out more about our benefits package, please visit our website at careers.sgcity.org.

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Job Description

Position Summary

Drives and operates a variety of mobile or stationary construction and maintenance equipment for the City of St. George.  This is skilled work in light equipment operation and requires minor routine maintenance of related equipment.


Essential Functions: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills, and other characteristics.  The list of tasks is illustrative only and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class.)

Wastewater Operator II

          Operates at least two of the following items of construction equipment:  loader, backhoe, dual transmission truck, dump truck, trailer, extend-a-jet, C.C.T.V. analysis truck, combination jet rod vacuum truck, portable pumps, welders, programmable flow meter, sampler, and miscellaneous power hand tools.

          May be assigned to operate various pieces of equipment, and to perform minor maintenance on equipment assigned.

          Operates equipment for projects such as excavating trenches and sewer lines, backfilling holes and trenches, hauling, and clearing plugged sewer lines and storm drains, etc.

          May assist in the loading and unloading of trucks, laying pipe in trenches, using air jack hammers to break out concrete and asphalt, or other types of general physical labor.

          May be required to program flow meters and samplers and to operate laptop computer for collecting data.

          Performs routine maintenance or emergency repairs as assigned.

          Performs other related duties as required.

Wastewater Operator III, IV

          Operates and maintains, with minimum guidance and instruction, a variety of wastewater related machinery and equipment in one of the following areas:  construction, system maintenance, or system monitoring.  Maintains skill level for all equipment in the area assigned.

          Performs routine, minor, and emergency maintenance and repair of all equipment.  Keeps equipment clean and presentable.  Reports any problems that require additional maintenance.

          Cross trains on equipment in areas other than assigned in order to assist in department as needed.

          Observes all aspects of collection systems and other wastewater City facilities.  Corrects problems as they are found or refers them to the appropriate supervisor as needed.

          Trains operators in the proper operation of the equipment according to the manufacturer’s guidelines, as well as all other tasks related to the work. 

          Trains operators in all safety procedures and requirements relating to the work being performed and the equipment being used, including confined space and other OSHA regulations.

          Acts as a crew leader in the department, including making reasonable decisions, using good judgment, and making efficient use of time and resources.  Displays initiative in problem solving and providing services.

          Provides courteous, professional, and helpful service to the public and other City departments.

          Performs other related duties as required.


Typical Physical/Mental Demands/Working Conditions

Periodically disagreeable working conditions such as working outdoors, sometimes in adverse weather. Exposure to water, mud, dirt, and grease.  May require frequent exposure to disagreeable conditions, including fumes, odors, chemicals, infectious waste, equipment noise and vibration, traffic, heat, cold, and dampness.  Moderately heavy physical activity.  Required to push, pull, or lift up to 50-100 pounds of force occasionally and/or 20-50 pounds of force frequently.  Difficult working positions.  May have to stand, walk, or sit in uncomfortable positions for extended periods.  Frequent exposure to health and occupational hazards under controlled safety conditions.  Intermittent exposure to stress as a result of human behavior.


          Employees in this classification may be required to work unconventional work hours or shifts during emergency situations, are required to be on call or stand-by, and must have a 15-minute response time.

          Employees in this classification are required to pass a Respiratory Physical Test.


Minimum Qualifications


Education: High school diploma or equivalent.

Experience:  Minimum of two (2) years full time experience in the proper operation and maintenance of various types of equipment and thorough understanding of laws governing operation of motor vehicles desired. 


          Possess a valid driver license. Must possess or obtain a valid Utah Commercial Driver License (CDL) learner permit with tanker endorsement within 30 days of hire, and must possess or obtain a valid Utah Class A Commercial Driver License (CDL) with tanker endorsement within seven (7) months of hire.


          Certification by the Utah Department of Transportation in construction signing and flagging within six (6) months of hire.

          Operator Certification:

Operator II - - Must acquire Certificate I and Certificate II within one (1) year; will remain on probation until acquired.  Failure to do so may result in loss of position. All accredited certifications must be kept current. 

Operator III – Career progression:  moves to Operator III when Operator III certification is acquired.

Operator IV – Career progression:  moves to Operator IV when Operator IV certification is acquired and has a minimum of two years’ experience working in a waste water collection system.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Ability to:

          Quickly learn and put to use new skills and knowledge brought about by becoming certified as a Wastewater Collection Operator.

          Utilize current principles and practices involved in wastewater collection.

          Learn operational characteristics of wastewater and storm drain collection systems.

          Learn tools and equipment used in the maintenance and repair of wastewater and storm drain systems.

          Detect or learn to detect needed repairs, and to make necessary simple adjustments to equipment.

          Operate or learn to operate a variety of heavy equipment, trucks, and other related equipment used in wastewater collection.

          Apply or learn to apply rules of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) construction standards, including trenching and confined space safety.

          Communicate well with others, both orally and in writing, using both technical and non-technical language.

          Understand and follow oral and/or written policies, procedures, and instructions.

          Ability to fit into and descend down through a 24” manhole

To Apply

Submit a completed City of St. George Employment Application online at careers.sgcity.org. Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis. This Position closes 03/30/2023 12:00 AM. Refer questions to Human Resources at 435-627-4670. Pre-employment drug screening and criminal background screen are required. The City of St. George is an inclusive Equal Employment Opportunity employer that considers applicants without regard to gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, national origin, age, disability or genetic information. We make reasonable efforts to provide reasonable accommodation to disabled candidates.