Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Trainee

Withlacoochee Plant


Annual Minimum Salary:    $28,840.00
HOURLY RATE:                              $13.86
Announcement Type:              Internal/External
Department:                                   Utilities
Facility:                                              Withlacoochee
City/State:                                        Valdosta, Georgia
Pay Grade:                                         11
Closing Date:                                 OPEN UNTIL FILLED



The City of Valdosta Utilities Department is accepting applications for the position of full time Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Trainee. This position is in training to perform administrative and technical duties in the operation of a wastewater treatment plant, monitors plant for proper operation and to ensure compliance with all state and federal permit requirements,  ensures compliance with safe work policies and procedures, performs equipment checks, collects samples; performs laboratory analyses to ensure that treatment facilities are operating efficiently; carries out corrective actions, makes rounds of plants; reads gauges and meters; records readings, maintains chemical analysis records; prepares logs, records, and reports, and attends required training classes.


  • Knowledge of wastewater treatment plant principles, operations, and equipment, chemistry, mathematics, and biology, safe work principles and practices, computers and job-related software programs, department policies and procedures, and federal, state, and local laws and regulations
  • Skills in the operation and maintenance of mechanical and electronic equipment, operation of heavy equipment, operation of hand and power tools, planning, organization, and decision making, oral and written communication
  • At least one (1) year experience in a related field a plus
  • Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Georgia for the type of vehicle or equipment operated
  • Satisfactorily complete required correspondence coursework within the six-month probationary period and have a State Board of Examiners Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Class III license within one year of date of employment   
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Must satisfactorily complete a background check, drug test and pre-employment physical


Please complete a City of Valdosta Application form and email it to Berna Hepburn at covhr@valdostacity.com to be considered for the position you are interested in applying for. An application must be submitted for each position you are interested in applying for. A resume and cover letter may be attached as additional information only. You may apply in person at the City of Valdosta Human Resources Department, 216 East Central Avenue, Valdosta, GA 31601.

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The City of Valdosta offers competitive salary with excellent benefits package. The City is an Equal Opportunity Employer and an E-Verify employer.

Posted by Berna Hepburn October 30, 2017 Categories: $25k - $30k Full Time