Operations Project Coordinator - Wastewater Treatment Operator/Senior Operator (East Offsite)

King County   Renton, WA   Full-time
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This is a great opportunity to gain capital project experience; networking with project management; gain knowledge and exposure to construction processes within the division; serve as lead representative on behalf of operations.

East Section treats wastewater from homes and businesses coming from cities located east and south of Lake Washington. Approximately 90 million gallons a day (mgd) of wastewater is treated at this facility during the dry months and up to about 300 mgd flows can be treated during the rain/storm season. Join this great team to protect waterways, work with the community, and be a steward to your environment.

Major projects will be the North Mercer upgrade; Medina header replacement project; Medina & Lakeland Hills generator replacement project, among others.

Who is eligible to apply: This is a Special Duty Appointment, open to King County Employees, possessing a Washington State Group I-IV Wastewater Treatment Operator Certification from the Washington State Department of Ecology. 

Job Duties

  • Capital project experience; networking with project management; gain knowledge and exposure to construction processes within the division; serve as lead representative on behalf of operations
  • Participate in the planning, development, and implementation of systems and/or processes to support the conveyance systems operations
  • Operate, monitor, troubleshoot and maintain systems and processes in wastewater and stormwater facilities
  • Perform annual inspections related to fire equipment, underground and above ground Diesel storage tanks, and all pressure vessels and tanks
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Working Conditions
  • Work Location:  South Treatment Plant - 1200 Monster Rd SW, Renton, WA 98057
  • Work Schedule:  The treatment plants are operated 24/7.  Applicants must be available to work any and all assigned shift schedules. This position is covered under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and is overtime eligible.   
  • Union Representation:  This position is represented by S.E.I.U., Wastewater Local 925. 

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

  • Washington State Group I-IV Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator certification from the Washington State Department of Ecology. 
  • Valid Washington State Driver's License. 
  • Knowledge and experience with King County East Section's wastewater treatment processes and collection systems, including pump stations, regulator stations, CSO facilities, and miscellaneous structures

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience working with King County project managers and project inspectors on capital projects.

Competencies Required 
  • Action Oriented - Identifies and seizes new opportunities; Displays a can-do attitude in good and bad times; Steps up to handle tough issues
  • Manages Ambiguity - Deals comfortably with the uncertainty of change; Is calm and productive, even when things are up in the air; Deals constructively with the problems that do not have clear solutions or outcomes
  • Collaborates - Works cooperatively with others across the organization to achieve shared objectives; Partners with others to get work done; Credits others for their contributions and accomplishments; Gains trust and support of others
  • Communicates Effectively - Is effective in a variety of communication settings: one-on-one, small and large groups, or among diverse styles and position levels; Attentively listens to others; Provides timely and helpful information to others across the organization
  • Manages Complexity - Asks the right questions to accurately analyze situations; Uncovers root causes to difficult problems; Evaluates pros and cons, risks and benefits of different solution options
  • Decision Quality - Makes sound decisions, even in the absence of complete information; Considers all relevant factors and uses appropriate decision-making criteria and principles
  • Being Resilient - Is confident under pressure; Handles and manages crises effectively; Maintains a positive attitude despite adversity; Bounces back from setbacks; Grows from hardships and negative experiences

Application and Selection Process: Application materials will be screened for clarity, completeness including online application, cover letter and resume, and responses to the list of qualifications, skills, and abilities. The most competitive candidates may be invited to participate in one or more panel interviews. Applications without the following required materials may not be considered for this position

  • King County Application
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Wastewater Certification
  • Responses to Supplemental Questions

For more information regarding this recruitment, please contact:
Rodney Dungo
HR Analyst

Supplemental Information

We are committed to the principles of equity and social justice. We value diverse perspectives and life experiences in our workforce and are committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive environment. WTD strives to provide equitable services to residents and businesses across King County

This opportunity is great for anyone looking for an organization that empowers continued learning, supports our values of work/life balance, and is dedicated to preserving the beauty and health of the Puget Sound region.

King County was named "Best-in-State Employer" in the Forbes magazine 2019, ranking 16 on the list of best employers in Washington State, visit Awards given to King County to see more! King County's Investing in YOU initiative to build a workplace where ALL employees can thrive, and become the nation's Best Run Government. Enjoy a balanced life with benefits that support you!

Forbes recently named King County as one of Washington State's best employers.

Together, with leadership and our employees, we're changing the way government delivers service and winning national recognition as a model of excellence. Are you ready to make a difference? Come join the team dedicated to serving one of the nation's best places to live, work and play.

Guided by our "True North", we are making King County a welcoming community where every person can thrive. We value diversity, inclusion and belonging in our workplace and workforce. To reach this goal we are committed to workforce equity. Equitable recruiting, support, and retention is how we will obtain the highest quality workforce in our region; a workforce that shares and will help advance our guiding principles--we are one team; we solve problems; we focus on the customer; we drive for results; we are racially just; we respect all people; we lead the way; and we are responsible stewards. We encourage people of all backgrounds and identities to apply, including Native American and people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ+, people living with disabilities, and veterans.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

King County Executive Branch employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are the successful candidate for the position you applied for, the County will send you a conditional offer letter.

As a condition of employment, prior to a final offer of employment, you will be required to:

  • submit proof of vaccination, or
  • have an approved request for medical or religious exemption and an approved accommodation. Philosophical, political, scientific, or sociological objections to vaccination will not be considered for an exemption or accommodation.

People are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the final dose of a vaccination approved by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The Executive Branch includes employees in the Executive branch, the Assessor's Office, Elections, the King County Sheriff's Office, and the Executive Office.

King County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer

No person is unlawfully excluded from employment opportunities based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class. Our EEO policy applies to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, selection for training, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation.

To Apply

If you are interested in pursuing this position, please follow the application instructions carefully. If you need this announcement in an alternate language or format, would like to request accommodation or assistance in the application or assessment process or if you have questions please contact the recruiter listed on this job announcement.

King County offers a highly-competitive compensation and benefits package designed to meet the diverse needs of our employees and support our employees' health and well-being.  Eligible positions receive the following benefits and have access to the following programs:

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage: King County pays 100% of the premiums for eligible employees and family members
  • Life and disability insurance: employees are provided basic coverage and given the opportunity to purchase additional insurance for both the employee and eligible dependents
  • Retirement: King County employees are eligible to participate in a pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems and a 457(b) deferred-compensation plan
  • Transportation program and ORCA transit pass
  • 10 paid holidays each year (plus 2 personal holidays)
  • Generous vacation and paid sick leave
  • Paid parental leave, family and medical leaves, and volunteer leave
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Wellness programs
  • Onsite gyms and activity centers
  • Employee giving program
  • Employee assistance programs
  • Flexible schedules and telecommuting options, depending on position
  • Training and career development programs
For additional information about employee benefits please visit our Benefits, Payroll, and Retirement Page.

This is a general description of the benefits offered to eligible King County employees, and every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy.  If any information on this document conflicts with the provisions of a collective bargaining agreement (CBA), the CBA prevails.  Also, in the event of any incorrect information in this document, applicable laws, policies, rules, CBAs, or official plan documents will prevail.
NOTE:  Benefits for Term Limited Temporary (TLT) or Short Term Temporary (STT) positions, including leave eligibility and/or participation in the pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems, will vary based upon the terms and details of the position. Short Term Temporary positions are not eligible for an ORCA transit pass.
For inquiries about the specifics of this position, please contact the recruiter identified on this job posting.

Are you a current Wastewater Local SEIU 925 member?
  • Yes
  • No
Which Washington State Wastewater Operator certification issued from the Washington State Department of Ecology do you currently possess?
  • Group I
  • Group 2
  • Group 3 or higher
Did you attach your certification?
  • Yes
  • No

Required Question

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Renton, WA