City Of Jerome
Job Description
Department: Wastewater
Job Status: Full-Time
Shift: 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Days Worked: Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri.
Rate of Pay: $15.35 - $19.19
Position Type: Full Time

Join an Award winning team! The Northwest Membrane Operator Association (NWMOA) “Plant of the Year” accolade is awarded to a treatment facility that employs a membrane based treatment process, exhibits an exemplary safety record, demonstrates a history of minimum and preferably no permit violations as recorded by the local regulating body, is consistently neat and clean in appearance with minimal impact for surrounding neighbors, and the plant is used for educating the public on environmental health. Through teamwork, proper operation and maintenance the aforementioned criteria was achieved and the City of Jerome was granted the award.

The City pays 100% of employee's medical, dental, vision, and life insurance premiums. We offer a great Wellness Program that rewards you for exercising, nutrition and volunteering.


An Equal Opportunity Employer-Drug Free Workplace-Veteran preference


General Statement of Duties
The City of Jerome is a dynamic organization which positively affects our citizens every day. Every position within the City is expected to be a leader within our organization, as well as in our community. Performs a variety of semi-skilled and skilled tasks related to the everyday operations and some emergency operations within the Wastewater Department. Works on varied shifts including a rotating Emergency Response Operator (ERO) with Call Back status and must be able to respond within one hour to any service area.

Examples of Work (Illustrative Only) Essential Duties and Responsibilities
•Maintains and operates plant equipment and processes related to wastewater treatment systems.
•Samples and analyzes influents and effluents as prescribed by analytical procedures established by supervisors and regulating agencies. Records test results and other pertinent data to identify variations in flow and water quality, and makes appropriate changes. 
•Maintains accurate records of process and lab results to ensure sample protocol and regulatory requirements. 
•Ensures proper operation and control of assigned process area. Operates, monitors, and controls primary and secondary digesters, thickeners, classifiers, transfer pumps, gas boilers, bar screens, clarifiers, sludge pumps, blowers, aerators, control panels, sludge thickening and sludge de-watering equipment. 
•Uses equipment to evaluate plant mechanical operations to ensure automated systems are operating correctly, intervening as necessary. 
•Operates and adjusts controls on equipment, through use of systems to purify and clarify water, process or dispose of sewage, and generate power. 
•Inspects equipment and monitors operating conditions, meters, and gauges to determine load requirements, detects malfunctions, and takes corrective action to ensure effective operation.
•Performs preventative maintenance. Conducts routine inspections and troubleshoots equipment failures and identifies maintenance needs. 
•Initiates work orders and coordinates with maintenance staff on all repair and maintenance issues. Performs minor repairs of equipment as necessary to maintain operation. 
•Generates corrective maintenance work orders on equipment and machinery. 
•Adheres to and complies with all state, federal, and local regulations, policies, and procedures pertaining to safe work practices and all operation and maintenance duties.
•All other duties as assigned.
Professionalism & Communication
•Attends department meetings and communicates regularly with the Supervisors and co-workers.
•Maintains a professional and courteous demeanor at all times.
•Provides timely, respectful and thorough customer service.
•Communicates daily with cross-functional teams regarding issues, events, and updates.
•Maintains a proper professional image and generates positive public image.
•Expected to be a leader within the organization as well as in our community.
Acceptable Education and Experience
•High school diploma or GED equivalent and;
•Two (2) years’ experience in wastewater facility or experience with semi-skilled maintenance or construction tasks or;
•An equivalent combination of experience, knowledge, skill and ability to meet the demands and requirements of the position.

Special Qualifications
•Must possess a Wastewater I License at time of hire.
•Must have Collections I License at time of hire or ability to acquire in 12 months of hire.
•Must possess at least a valid Idaho Commercial driver’s license Class B or be able to obtain within 6 month.
•Must be 18 years of age.

Essential Physical Abilities
•The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds. In the course of lifting, the employee may frequently be required to bend or squat.
•The employee will be expected to preform work from an elevated position including climbing and working from ladders.
•The Employee will be expected to work in confined spaces and must be able to wear appropriate equipment including belts and harnesses. The employee also must possess sufficient physical and mental ability to withstand a confined environment.
•Employee may frequently be exposed to untreated wastewater (containing human waste). Employee must not have physical or mental barriers to performing these tasks; also employees will be requested to receive Hepatitis combination vaccinations for their protection.
•Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
•While performing the duties of this job, the employee must prove adequate dexterity to: manipulate, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to stand. The employee is occasionally required to walk; talk or hear; sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, and smell.
•While performing the duties of this job, the employee works in outside weather conditions. The employee works near moving mechanical parts and is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions. The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, risk of electrical shock, and vibration. The employee is frequently exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals.


Additional Information

Selected candidate will be subject to a background check, pre-employment drug screen, post-offer job physical and will have a one-year introductory period.