Eligibility to apply under Merit Promotion (Screen Out).
1. From the descriptions below, select the one response that best describes your eligibility to apply for this merit promotion vacancy. Read all responses before making your selection. MARK ONLY ONE RESPONSE. If you select more than one response, or leave the question blank you will be rated ineligible. If you do not meet these minimum requirements, you will be considered ineligible and will not receive consideration for this position.A. I am a current civilian Federal employee, or have reinstatement eligibility (please include a copy of your latest SF-50 that verifies your status).
SCREEN OUT ELEMENT. YOU MUST ANSWER QUESTION TWO. FAILURE TO RESPOND WILL RESULT IN AN INELIGIBLE RATING. YOU MUST DOCUMENT THESE SKILLS IN YOUR RESUME. YOU WILL BE RATED INELIGIBLE IF YOUR RESUME/APPLICATION DOES NOT SUPPORT THE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE CLAIMED.
Minimum Qualifications: Ability to perform the work of a Utility System Repairer Operator, WG-4742-09. Experience operating wastewater treatment facilities and water treatment facilities with little or no supervision (Screen Out).
2. From the descriptions below, select the one response that best describes how your background meets the basic experience requirements for a Utility System Repairer Operation, WG-4742-09 position. Experience that demonstrates the ability to independently perform the work of a primary operator for a water and wastewater treatment system and related collection and distribution system to assure effluent meets the requirements established by state and federal agencies; this included performing laboratory tests to assure regulatory compliance, evaluating a plant or system's efficiency and process control; determine operational adjustments needed to achieve desired effluent quality meets Environmental Protection Agency and Public Health Service standards based on laboratory testing including BOD, pH, dissolved oxygen, suspended solids, total solids, fecal coliform settled solids, chlorine residual, alkalinity, turbidity, and temperature; experience includes work as an operator for a wastewater treatment facility which includes a collection system, lift station and treatment plant; served as an operator for a potable water treatment plant and distribution system, monitored, maintained, and repaired all facets of sewer and water operation including repair work on plumbing fixtures, service lines, water mains, and valves under general supervision.
Read all of the responses before making your selection. MARK ONLY ONE RESPONSE. If you select more than one response or leave this question blank you will be rated ineligible. If you do not meet these minimum qualifications, you will be considered not qualified and will not receive consideration for this position.
SCREEN OUT ELEMENT. YOU MUST ANSWER QUESTION THREE. FAILURE TO REPSOND WILL RESULT IN AN INELIGIBLE RATING. YOU MUST DOCUMENT THESE SKILLS IN YOUR RESUME. YOU WILL BE RATED INELIGIBLE IF YOUR RESUME/APPLICATION DOES NOT SUPPORT THE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE CLAIMED.
Possess a minimum of a Grade 2 current State of Hawaii Wastewater Operator and a Grade 1 Water Treatment Operator license or current licenses from other states that share reciprocity agreements with the State of Hawaii (Screen Out).
3. The duties of this position require certification in Wastewater Operator and Water treatment plant operation. From the descriptions below, select the one response that best describes how your background meets the certification requirements.A. Yes, I possess at least a current Grade 2 State of Hawaii Wastewater Operator and Grade 1 Water Treatment Operator License or current licenses from another state.
Ability to operate and maintain a water treatment and waste water treatment system.
For the questions below, please select from A to E to indicate the skill level that you possess for each task listed. The questions were developed based on the knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies needed to perform the work of this position.
YOU MUST DOCUMENT THESE SKILLS IN YOUR RESUME: Be sure to describe the experience that supports your answers to the questions below, in your resume or application materials. It is important that your application package includes a resume or application form, and clearly shows how you possess the experience and skill levels you claim in this questionnaire. Each of your responses must be clearly supported by your education, training, and/or specific work experience you describe in your application packet submitted for this position (application form or resume, transcripts, list and description of training completed and/or other items you submit). If not, your score will be lowered or you will be found not qualified. The information you provide will be verified. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempts to conceal information may be grounds for rating you ineligible, not hiring you, or for firing you after you begin work.
4. Direct and oversee the work required in the daily operation and maintenance of all water and waste water systems
5. Assure proper disinfection, filtration, chemical additions and sampling frequencies for all water systems.
6. Maintain proper records and submits laboratory test samples to comply with state requirements.
7. Have knowledge of and have met all testing requirements to comply with Safe Drinking Water Act mandates.
8. Prepare monthly and annual reporting.
Ability to maintain, repair and perform routine preventative maintenance of equipment associated with the operation of wastewater and water treatment facilities.
9. Operate, maintain and repair the following kinds of water treatment equipment: Vacuum type chlorinators; slow sand filters, pressure regulators, flow meters, pumps of various types; altitude valves, air relief, pressure sustaining and reducing valves; floats and flow switches, tank level and alarm devices; turbidimeters and chorine residual analyzers/recorders; gravity-type collection systems.
10. Operate, maintain and repair the following kinds of wastewater treatment equipment: Compressors, air blowers, and related aeration equipment; magnetic and mechanical type flow meters and totalizers; pumps of various types and capacities; mixers, bubblers and a variety of chemical feed equipment; chlorine, pH and turbidity analyzers;
11. Troubleshoot, repair, adjust and install various types and sizes of electric motors, speed controllers, circuit breakers, relays, circuits and electrical equipment; standby electrical generators.
12. Have knowledge of and use of Supervisor Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) computer system and computerized controllers; radio telemetry receivers and transmitters; monitors, programs and calibrates set-points and operates all plant processes and alarm systems.
13. Modify and repair of sewer system cleanouts, cleaning and rodding of clogged tanks and annual activation and deactivation of water and wastewater products.
Ability to conduct laboratory tests and collect samples to insure compliance with State and Federal regulations for both wastewater and water treatment plant operations.
14. Collect samples, conduct tests on both wastewater and water treatment systems.
15. Operate, maintain, calibrate and repair the following kinds of laboratory and diagnostic testing equipment; analytical balance, pH meters, turbidimeters, colorimeters and other related equipment.
16. Conduct chemical analysis and laboratory examinations that may be required by the individual plant or State requirements,
17. Make plant adjustments based on accurate interpretation of laboratory test results.
18. Follow all laboratory procedures and regulations as currently prescribed and conducts and follows all water and wastewater routines as established and directed.
Ability to work safely in all environments and lead others on projects.
19. Maintain spare parts inventory for water or wastewater systems and equipment; inventory of laboratory supplies and all routine and critical supplies, materials and equipment.
20. Maintain a safe work environment in all work practices and have knowledge of hazardous conditions related to the operation, repair and maintenance of utility systems.
21. Have basic knowledge and able to administer a stringent cross connection prevention program.
22. Have knowledge of back flow prevention devices and their operation and performance.
23. Make decisions, provide training and work direction for less experienced staff.
Ability to interpret instructions and specifications.
24. Interpret blueprints, manufacturer's catalogues, training manuals and instruction manuals accurately
25. Explain instructions, specifications and details to others.
26. Have a working knowledge of plumbing trade practices.
27. Have a working knowledge of hydraulic systems design.
28. Can perform calculations and mathematics as they relate to the operation of utility systems.