Job Opportunities
Vacancy Announcement
(Open to Internal and External Applicants)


-Option to underfill at Plant Operator Trainee level-


Performs in the capacity of a skilled operator in the operation of pure oxygen and air activated sludge plants. 


Two years of college or vo-tech training in wastewater technology, chemical or biological sciences or a related area plus two years experience in the operation of an activated sludge wastewater treatment plant, or in a closely related area.   Directly related work experience may be substituted for the education requirement on a year-for-year basis.  Must possess a valid  MO Class “D” Wastewater Operator’s Certificate or equivalent; a Class “C” Wastewater Operator’s Certificate is desirable.  Must obtain and maintain a Class “B” CDL with appropriate endorsements within the following guidelines:  Pass written portion of exam within 90 days of employment and skills test portion within 120 days of employment.  Must be able to work a variety of shifts; subject to emergency call-in.

See Plant Operator II Job Description for Essential Duties and Qualifications.
(See Plant Operator Trainee Job Description for requirements as an underfill.)


$13.43 - $18.82 Hourly is complete Salary Range for Plant Operator II.
$10.06 - $14.71 Hourly is complete Salary Range for Plant Operator Trainee.                      
(Starting salary is typically at the beginning of the range depending on individual qualifications and budget authorization.)

Application Deadline

5:00 p.m., Friday, March 14, 2014.
(Applications/Resumes submitted by mail must be postmarked the day of the application deadline.)

CITY EMPLOYEES must submit a resume or employment application by the stated deadline.


NOTE:  To receive credit for college education, you must submit your college transcript with your application.  Based on the number and quality of applicants, applications may be reviewed for qualifications beyond the minimums stated herein.  Education and experience shall be evaluated with regard to recency and quality, as well as quantity, per Merit Rule 5.8.
The ELIGIBLE LIST established as a result of this job posting will be used for a minimum of six months or until the list is exhausted.  Individuals must apply now in order to be considered for future openings of this position.  Eligible applicants will have the option of having their name withheld from consideration for specific vacancies if they choose.

To ensure consideration, CITY EMPLOYEES wishing to transfer or take a voluntary demotion for the current vacancy should indicate their interest to the Human Resources Department by completing the appropriate form by the application deadline.

According to Merit Rule 10.1(c), no CITY EMPLOYEE “shall be deemed eligible for promotional examination whose last service rating was not satisfactory.”

Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin or disability.  Individuals with disabilities should request reasonable accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act prior to testing or appointment.  Proof of United States Citizenship/Authorization to Work in The United States as established by the Immigration Reform Act of 1986 is a condition of employment.  Pre-employment drug testing required.

To apply, complete an online application. To check the status of this position (accepting applications, scheduling testing, 2nd interviews, filled, etc.) please see Position Status.

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Busch Municipal Building
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Springfield, MO 65802
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