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at Gila River Indian Community

Posted: 9/11/2019
Job Reference #: 19394-1

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Job Title: Wastewater Plant Operator I

Closing Date: Open Until Filled
DEADLINE: Attach any required documents, i.e., Transcripts, Certificates, diploma and Motor Vehicle
Record, to your online application by midnight on the closing date. Late Applications or documents will not
be considered.
Job Number: 19-394
Job Type: Regular Full-Time

Department: Department of Public Works

City: Chandler, AZLocations: 3601 E. Queen Creek Road

Area of Interest: Public Works
Salary Type: Base Pay
Salary/ Hourly Rate: $18.
04 Hourly

Tribal Driving Permit Required: Yes

The Wastewater Plant Operator I is an entry-level position in wastewater plant operations. Work is routine and
involves the basic operation, maintenance and control at the Wastewater Treatment facility.

Operate and maintain activities of wastewater treatment facilities throughout the Gila River Indian
Community.Perform operation and maintenance of the wastewater facilities, ground maintenance, and building
maintenance.Attend training programs to conduct regular work in areas of safety certification Within assigned areas of
wastewater treatment.Suggest ideas in order to improve operational efficiency in wastewater systems and lagoon operations.
Ensure safe operation of all equipment systems and facilities.Follow all applicable safety standards and practices, including work-zone safety, Blue Stake, personal
protective equipment, confined space entry, lockout-tagout procedures, and hazard communications as
mandated by OSHA and other agencies.Attend meetings as required.Perform other related duties as assigned.REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:Working knowledge of the functions and servicing requirements of wastewater plant machinery and
equipment, and of the processes involved in the treatment and disposal of wastewater.Mechanical aptitude in the use of hand tools.Ability to follow standardized procedures for operation, maintenance, and repair of utility systems; sample
water and wastewater; maintain current data files; prepare reports.Ability to learn the use of instrumentation and control equipment including the Supervisory Control and Data
Acquisition (SCADA) system.
0 Ability to work with other employees in the performance of their duties.
0 Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions.
0 Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, Community Officials
and the general public.
0 Ability to perform all physical requirements of the position; agree to maintain a Drug-free workplace.

High School diploma or GED and a minimum of one (1) year experience in wastewater treatment plant operations
and wastewater collection systems, general construction, maintenance repair work and/or equipment maintenance
or closely related work experience. Six (6) months actual work experience at a Wastewater Treatment Plant


Must possess and maintain a valid Arizona Department of Environmental Quality or Inter Tribal Council of
Arizona Grade I certification in Wastewater Treatment upon hire.Must obtain and maintain a valid Arizona Department of Environmental Quality or Inter Tribal Council of
Arizona Grade I certification in Wastewater Collection within one (1) year of hire.Required to obtain a Tribal Driving permit. Valid state driver’s license with a current proof of driving record for
the past 39 months will be required to qualify for a tribal driving permit. Proof of driving record must be
submitted with application and must not be more than 60 days old from the date of submission of the
application.Non-Supervisory, Hourly Position
Reports to Director or designee


- Medical - EPO or PPO Self-Funded Plan utilizing Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Network

- Prescription Program

- Dental - Plan is provided through CIGNA with no deductible for preventive services or $50 (individual)/$150
(family) deductible for basic and major services

- Vision - plan benefits are provided through SightCare of Arizona and carry a $10 co-pay for exams, zero co-

- Life and AD&D - We offer voluntary or supplemental life insurance for Employee & Dependents through
METLIFE Group Insurance. GRIC pays the full cost for your Basic Life and AD&D.Other Voluntary Benefits -

- Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
° Short Term Disability

- Long Term Disability

- Employee Assistance Program

- 12 Paid Holidays

- Vacation Leave

- Sick LeavePreference in ?lling vacancies is given to qualified Indian candidates in accordance with the Indian Preference
Act (Title 25, US. Code, Section 472 and 473). The Gila River Indian Community is also committed to achieving
the full and equal opportunity without discrimination because of Race, Religion, Color, Sex, National Origin,
Politics, Marital Status, Physical Handicap, Age or Sexual Orientation. In other than the above, the Gila River
Indian Community is an Equal Opportunity Employer.If you are claiming Preference in one or more of the following categories please attach a copy of the
required documentation to the completed Employment Application.Preference for Community Members (with proof of enrollment)Preference for Native Americans (must meet membership requirement of a federally recognized Tribe.)
Preference point for Spouse of Community Member (with proof of spouse enrollment)Preference point for Veteran (must meet statutory requirements)


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