South Suburban Sanitary District: Wastewater Treatment Operator I

Application Deadline:  October 18, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.

(Applications received after this date & time will not be considered.)


The District is seeking a hard working candidate with good analytical skills and wastewater system knowledge. Under the supervision of the Wastewater Treatment Supervisor, the successful candidate will perform the daily operation and maintenance of the District wastewater treatment facility, including laboratory analysis, responding to District after-hours emergencies, and periodically assisting the wastewater collections department as needed. The position requires performing basic mathematics, using appropriate safety procedures, logging and documenting operations daily, reading meters and gauges, making process adjustments, operating pumps and other wastewater equipment, keeping equipment and buildings clean, and performing standby, holiday/weekend duty when rotation dictates.


Minimum qualifications:  A high school diploma or GED, valid driver’s license, Oregon class B commercial driver’s license with tank endorsement within 6 months of hire, Oregon Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Certification Grade I within 18 months of hire, Oregon Wastewater Collections System Operator Certification Grade I within 18 months of hire. This is a safety sensitive position; successful candidate must pass a reference check, criminal background screen, pre-employment drug screen and medical exam.


Salary/Wage Range:  $17.64 – $24.46 per hour.  $17.73 – $25.04 if currently certified between grades 1-3 in wastewater collection systems depending on grade level, and $18.75 - $26.51 if currently certified between grades 1-3 in Wastewater Treatment depending on grade level. Successful candidate will be eligible for employment benefits (such as paid time off, health insurance, retirement, and other benefits) as outlined in District policies and subject to the terms of applicable benefit plans.


Applicants have two options to apply for this position:  (We DO NOT accept resumes in lieu of an application.)


  1. Pick up an application packet (8am – 4 pm, M-F) from the Receptionist at the District Office at 2201 Laverne Avenue, Klamath Falls, OR  97603, or
  2. Download the application packet from the District web page at, or


Application may be submitted by:

Mailing or delivering the application materials to:


Director of Administrative Services

2201 Laverne Avenue

Klamath Falls, OR  97603


Fax application materials to:  Director of Administrative Services at 541.882.5013


E-mail application materials to:


If you require accommodation to participate in our application process, please contact Cindy Oden at 541-882-5744.


The District is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other classification protected by law. 


Veteran’s preference available