City of Ventura
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Job Description

The City of Ventura Water Department, Wastewater Team has an exciting entry level opportunity to join their team. We are seeking candidates with a general knowledge of mechanical trades and related equipment and willing to obtain a Grade I Operators certifications from the State Water Resources Board within the first year of employment. 

What You’ll Do

Under immediate supervision of a certified Wastewater Plant Operator, operates and maintains wastewater treatment plant facilities and wastewater treatment processes on an assigned shift of a tertiary wastewater treatment plant; performs routine and complex maintenance work in the upkeep of treatment plant processes, equipment, and facilities.

Who You Are

If you the desire to join a dedicated team committed to providing the highest level of customer service to citizens of the City of Ventura, this position may be for you!  If through education, training and/or experience you can:

  • demonstrate proper use of basic mathematical calculations
  • remain flexible and try new ideas to achieve results 
  • work cooperatively and collaboratively as a member of a team
  • learn quickly and incorporate new learnings in daily tasks

….then you are an ideal candidate for this position.

Position Qualifications

Graduation from high school or its equivalent, and one year of related training and/or experience in a field comparable to industrial maintenance which would provide general knowledge of the mechanical trade and motorized equipment.

Possession of a valid California Class C driver's license upon employment.  Within six months of employment, incumbent is required to obtain, and thereafter maintain, the following license:

California Class A driver's license.  According to the Department of Transportation (DOT), drug testing is required.


Incumbents are required to obtain a State Water Resources Control Board Grade I Operator certification within 18 months from the date of employment. 

Successful completion of the Grade I Operator certification at time of application is desirable.

Salary and Benefits

The City offers a compensation package that includes both a generous salary and excellent benefits! 

SALARY: $26.30 - $31.97 Hourly DOQ

BENEFITS: Refer to the benefits tab on the job posting for specific information on City benefits.

How to Apply

To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please complete an online City Job Application and supplemental questionnaire now!  

The filing deadline is Tuesday, April 2, 2024, at 5:30 p.m.

Go to www.cityofventura.ca.gov/jobs and Apply!  EEO/ADA

salary plus 6 Medical options, CalPers Retirement, Dental, Vision, FSA, 457