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U.S. Marine Corps WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT OPERATOR in Camp Pendleton, California


You will serve as a Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator in the Marine Corps Base, Water Resources Division of MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON.


You will lubricate and change oil in pumps, compressors, blowers, and valves as required by routine maintenance or identified problems.

You will monitor and control the operation of wastewater treatment processes and related equipment to achieve optimal treatment efficiency.

You will perform prescribed tests (e.g., pH, alkalinity, chlorine residual, dissolved oxygen, volatile solids, settle ability, chemical oxygen demand) to determine amount of chemical necessary for the treatment of wastewater.

You will adjust measuring devices to maintain optimum chemical dosages to a potable water system.

You will interpret manufacturer specifications, shop manuals, or system histories to diagnose, repair, and maintain water treatment plant equipment.

You will perform preventative maintenance and makes necessary repairs to equipment and facilities according to prescribed procedures.

You will operate and use oxygen and gas monitoring, respiratory, lock-out, tag-out, and other provided safety gear and equipment.

You will operate a government vehicle to travel to and from work sites, check pumping stations, haul chemicals, tools and equipment, or to make repairs.


Conditions of Employment


Although a specific length of time and experience is not required for most trade and labor occupations, you must show through experience and training that you possess the quality level of knowledge and skill necessary to perform the duties of the position at the level for which you are applying. Qualification requirements emphasis is on quality of experience, not necessarily the length of time. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the job elements and screen out listed below. This job has a screen-out element which will be used to determine minimum eligibility for this job. Applicants who do not receive a minimum of two points on the screen-out element(s) will be found ineligible. The Screen-out Element for this position is: The ability to perform common tasks including conducting visual checks of all plant areas and equipment; collecting samples at prescribed stages in the treatment process and adding chemical reagents; and work under close supervision of a work leader or journey-level employee who observes tasks in progress and upon completion to make sure they are properly performed. Applicants must meet the requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Job Qualification Handbook for Trades and Labor Occupations. Additional qualification information can be found at: Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.


Additional Information

This position is covered by the Department of Defense Priority Placement Program. Additional vacancies may be filled by this announcement. A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments. If you are unable to apply online and request information about the Alternate Application process, please contact the Department of Navy's Employment Information Center. Federal annuitant information: The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants. Policy information may be found at: