City of Snoqualmie

While City government is focused on protecting the unique character of Snoqualmie and its surrounding environment, economic development initiatives are vigorous. Snoqualmie is one of the fastest growing cities in Washington state with a current population of approximately 14,000 residents. To build economic sustainability, the Mayor, City Council and community are working together to encourage thoughtful and measured growth and development. Snoqualmie is dedicated to being a leader in small city livability and business growth. The City operates under a Mayor/ Council form of government, with the City Administrator serving as the Chief Operating Officer.

Operator II - Wastewater

$5,331 - $6,355 / month plus benefits

A union position under the direct supervision of the Wastewater Superintendent (Operator In Responsible Charge). The Public Works Director is the head of the Parks & Public Works Department and the Wastewater Division is within the Parks & Public Works Department. The incumbent performs a variety of work at a fully skilled level in the operation of the City of Snoqualmie Treatment Facilities, collections system, reuse production, and stormwater conveyance maintenance system. An Operator II is a fully skilled position in the wastewater operator series that includes OIT, I, II, Sr. (III), Lead and operator in responsible charge. is accountable for ensuring assigned plant functions and operations meet all applicable rules, regulations, and procedures while the systems are operated at the highest level of efficiency and effectiveness. Employees are expected to notice potential improvements in procedures and make corrective recommendations to senior staff. Incumbents implement the overall goals and mission of the division and take initiative to complete work in a safe, orderly and high-quality manner.


The incumbent, along with other employees in this division, is responsible for the operation and maintenance of all assigned areas to include wastewater treatment, laboratory, water reuse, collections, and stormwater conveyance maintenance facilities of the City. Operates and monitors computer system designed to control plant processes at all treatment facilities. Performs various operational positions from process monitoring and control, laboratory, sample collection, and NPDES permit administration. Monitor plant processes and participate with operations team in controlling operations to ensure plant effluent meets established federal, state, and local standards. Perform plant operations techniques and procedures, ensuring established policies for wastewater systems are followed. Perform work following safe operation practices. Incumbent, along with other employees in this division, is responsible for the overall condition of the buildings, equipment, and systems assigned to the Cities wastewater division. Maintain lawns and outdoor facilities through operation of mowers, pruning equipment, and other hand tools. Operator II is accountable for performing all assignments in a timely, effective and efficient manner. The above duties are not inclusive of all duties; may perform a variety of other duties as assigned. May be required to respond and assist in the event of an emergency, including assisting other Public Works Divisions.


Education, Training and Experience: High school diploma or G.E.D, two years of experience in operating and maintaining treatment plants. Demonstration of skill level may be required. Any combination of related education and experience may be considered that demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities. Licensing and Certification: Valid Washington State Driver’s License with free of serious or frequent violations. Valid Wastewater Operator II Certification Valid First aid and CPR certification or ability to obtain within six months. Successful completion of criminal background check Valid certificate of vaccination against COVID.


Knowledge of the principles, practices, materials and operating procedures pertinent to the operation and maintenance of a municipal water and wastewater treatment, including legal, technical and organizational aspects, as well as sources of current knowledge of the field. Knowledge of the process of activated sludge wastewater treatment, tertiary treatment for reclamation, and basic drinking water filtration technology including basic chemicals, bacteriological and biological processes. Knowledge of the health and safety hazards/precautions connected with sewage treatment plant operations. Must have knowledge of AWWA, DOE, DOH, EPA and other applicable standard specifications as it relates to all forms of Water Treatment, including sewer, potable and reclamation. Knowledge of water sampling methods. Knowledge and skill in the operation of telemetry equipment. Skill in the operation of various vehicles, equipment and tools relating to this division.


Medical, Dental, Vision premiums 100% paid by City 

Public Employees Retirement System

Paid Vacations and Holidays 

Deferred Compensation with up to $200/month match by City

Job Posted 1/28/2022

Hiring Manager

Kim Johnson


Phone: 425-888-8004

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