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Water Pollution Control Operator Trainee

UConn's Facilities Operations & Building Services Department has an opening for a Water Pollution Control Operator Trainee position. This is a permanent, full-time position, Sunday - Thursday, 40 hours/week. The work hours are 7:00am to 3:00pm (30 minute paid lunch). The hourly salary is $21.34 (non-negotiable), is eligible for weekend differential pay and offers a full benefits package including medical and dental insurance. This position is categorized as Emergency Support Services/Essential Staff. Must be willing and able to work during emergency closures/delayed openings due to inclement weather or for significant events that effect campus operations. Employment of the successful candidates will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment physical examination, including drug testing, as well as a criminal background check.

In order to be considered for these job openings, you must meet the minimum qualifications as listed on the job opening and must specify your qualifications on your application.

Also, please upload a cover letter and the names, titles and phone numbers of three, current professional references.

Applicants are required to upload requested material(s) with their submission (NOTE: in order to upload documents you must ensure that your internet browser's 'pop-up' blocker is off. Failure to do so may prevent you from being able to upload documentation into JobAps.). Questions about these required documents should be directed to UConn HR's Services Unit phone number, 860-486-3034.

At the University of Connecticut, Storrs, this class is accountable for receiving on-the-job training in the operations and maintenance of the Class IV, Water Pollution Control Facility.

Receives on-the-job training to perform tasks as outlined in the specifications for the class of Water Pollution Control Operator 1; assists in the operation, monitoring and maintaining of wastewater treatment equipment for the processing and disposal of sewage and sludge, assists in operating, monitoring and maintaining of equipment for the reclamation of water for non-potable purposes; assists in the chemical and biochemical analysis of wastewater; reads and records meters and gauges interpreting information according to operating characteristics; prepares operational records and reports; adheres to safety and cleanliness standards; may perform general maintenance and grounds duties related to the upkeep of the plant; performs related duties as required.

Knowledge of basic wastewater treatment facility operations; knowledge of repair and maintenance on pumps, tanks and other equipment used in wastewater and water reclamation treatment; knowledge of sampling procedures used in laboratory analyses of wastewater and reclaimed water; oral and written communication skills; ability to perform required chemical tests; ability to keep operational records, ability to utilize computer software; mechanical ability.

Graduation from high school or certification of having passed the General Educational Development (GED) certification examination and any experience and training which will provide the knowledge, skills and abilities listed above.

Advanced computer skills relating to any experience with HMI's, and SCADA systems. Experience with the following programs is also preferred: MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook, Hach Wims or similar program, Job Cal or similar program, GEIFIXX or similar Program. Work or educational experience related to the environmental, chemical, or mechanical field. Good technical writing abilities and mathematical skills.


  1. Incumbents must complete the first year of service in this classification with satisfactory performance and 12 (twelve) months of actual work experience in the operation of the Class IV wastewater treatment facility at the University of Connecticut.
  2. Incumbents in this class must demonstrate satisfactory evidence of at least one (1) year of experience as a Water Pollution Control Operator Trainee at the University of Connecticut's Class IV wastewater treatment facility and submit such evidence to the Commissioner of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection for the review and issuance of a Wastewater Treatment Facility Class I Operator certificate.
  3. Incumbents in this class must obtain the State of Connecticut, Wastewater Treatment Facility Class I Operator Certificate no later than 24 months from the date of appointment to the Water Pollution Control Operator Trainee class.
  4. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain specific education and/or experience to meet various certification requirements.


  1. Incumbents in this class must have adequate physical strength, stamina, physical agility and visual and auditory acuity, and must maintain such physical fitness to be able to perform the duties.
  2. A physical examination may be required.

Incumbents in this class may be exposed to extreme weather conditions; to highly disagreeable effects of waste; to loud and potentially dangerous machinery; to working with chemicals; lifting of moderately heavy weights and working in uncomfortable positions.

To apply for this position, please visit and reference recruitment number #180216-9254FM-001. By doing so, you will be redirected out of the University of Connecticut's recruiting website to the State of Connecticut's JobAps recruiting website.

Note: To review any submitted applications, you will need to navigate to JobAps.

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on March 2, 2018.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at:

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University's teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn's ranking as one of the nation's top research universities. UConn's faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

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University of Connecticut 
Location: StorrsCT 06269
Document ID: AC073-3ESD  
Job Type:  Regular

Job Schedule: Full-time

Posted on: 2018-02-2202/22/2018
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