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Waste Water or Water Operator Class 1, 2, or 3 

Location City of Griffin  

Maintains the efficient operations of a water treatment plant. Monitors water quality and samples, analyzes and records the results.

  • Monitors and adjusts the processing system to meet demands; inspects plant grounds, checks gauges, and takes readings; monitors flow levels, pumps, motors and valves.
  • Monitors overall plant operations via the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system.
  • Takes samples and tests chemical levels throughout the plant on an hourly basis; performs a series of daily laboratory analyses.
  • Maintains the effectiveness of water filters by inspecting and cleaning as needed.
  • Adjusts chemical feeders as needed.
  • Monitors flow throughout the plant to ensure proper operation.
  • Makes equipment repairs and responds to breakdowns.
  • Maintains log books and computer files containing laboratory analysis results, distribution system changes, filter backwash readings, process control changes, chemical inventory, and other pertinent information; documents all problems or complaints.
  • Attends job related training; remains current on revisions to pertinent policies, procedures, rules, regulations, requirements and standards.
  • Leads plant tours for the general public.
  • Maintains plant building and grounds.
  • Performs related duties.
Position Requirements


  • Knowledge of treatment plant operating principles, practices, and equipment.
  • Knowledge of general maintenance practices.
  • Knowledge of relevant state and federal guidelines.
  • Knowledge of safety practices and protocols.
  • Skill in prioritizing and organizing work.
  • Skill in the diagnosis and repair of plant equipment.
  • Skill in the collection and analysis of water samples.
  • Skill in the use of computers and job related software programs.
  • Skill in the use of hand tools.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.
  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties f the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years.
  • Certified as a class I, II or III Water Operator.


Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
EOE Statement The City of Griffin is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides equal employment to all people in aspects of employer-employee relations without discrimination with regard to race, color, religion, marital status, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or past or present membership in the Uniformed Services, applicants to the Uniformed Services, any protected concerted activity or any other legally protected status.

The City of Griffin is also proud to have the following Diversity and Inclusion Statement:
The City of Griffin is committed to a work environment that values and supports diversity and inclusion. Together, we strive to enrich our diversity and promote acceptance of the differences of others. We believe diversity strengthens our workforce and inclusion allows us to grow together. This growth will strengthen our work environment, our government, and our ability to serve our citizens.  
Hourly Rate of Pay Minimums of Class 1: $26.67 per hour Class 2: $20.94 per hour Class 3: $18.09 per hour  
About the Organization The City of Griffin recognizes that a quality, comprehensive pay and benefits package is a critical component in retaining skilled and seasoned employees, as well as recruiting new talent when needed. If you are seeking a fulfilling and rewarding place to work and are willing to work hard, we are the place for you!

"The City of Griffin shall be a model of excellence in local government: a safe, well planned community with equal opportunity for all." ~ Vision Statement

"In partnership with our community, the mission of the City of Griffin is to protect and enhance the quality of life by providing a high level of service in an efficient and responsive manner for all the citizens." ~ Mission Statement  

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