Treatment Plant Operator

Lakehaven Water & Sewer District   Federal Way, WA   Full-time     Construction / Physical Labor / Skilled Trades
Posted on September 23, 2021


POSITION TITLE: Wastewater Operations Treatment Plant Operator
REPRESENTED BY: International Union of Operating Engineers

RESPONSIBLE TO: Wastewater Operations Supervisor or designee

POSTING DATES: 9/23/21 - Open until filled, first review date 10/7/21

Accepting applications from internal and external applicants.

Lakehaven Water and Sewer District has immediate openings for a Treatment Plant Operator in our
Wastewater Operations Department. Applications will be accepted for any level in the position range
shown below.

       Position Range                                                        Pay Level                          Pay Range

Wastewater Ops Treatment Plant Operator I                           7                                 $25.67 - $38.66
Wastewater Ops Treatment Plant Operator II                          8                                 $26.95 - $40.58
Wastewater Ops Treatment Plant Operator II                          9                                 $28.33 - $42.61
Wastewater Ops Treatment Plant Operator Analyst III            10                                $29.72 - $44.73
Wastewater Ops Treatment Plant Operator Analyst III            11                                $31.19 - $46.99
Wastewater Ops Treatment Plant Senior Operator                  12                                $32.74 - $49.34

As a Lakehaven Wastewater Operations Treatment Plant Operator, you will be part of a team that has
been recognized by the National Association of Clean Water Agencies for its environmental stewardship
and has been a long-standing member of the American Water Works Association. Lakehaven has a
service area population of over 135,000 people living across a 35 square mile area in south King County,
makings us the second largest special-purpose water and sewer district in the state. Our water system
includes 450 miles of water mains, 25 active wells, and 12 storage tanks, which allows us to meet a
current annual average water demand of 10 million gallons per day (MGD) from the community.
Lakehaven also has 2 wastewater treatment plants, 27 sewer lift stations, and 350 miles of sewer mains
capable of collecting and treating up to 15.6 MGD. Our employees work hard to produce and treat high
quality drinking water and to ensure treated wastewater adheres to EPA standards which safeguards the
local ecological system of Puget Sound. If you want to work for an award-winning, innovative utility
with competitive pay rates, career advancement, and training opportunities, this is the right opportunity
for you.
Employees in the Wastewater Operations Treatment Plant perform and/or assist with minor and major
maintenance, repairs, and replacement of equipment and construction of supporting structures used in
the wastewater treatment plants operated by the District. Assigned duties include but are not limited
to: data collection, water quality monitoring/treatment and sampling, process control work, grounds/
building maintenance, piping/valve/pump repairs and other preventative and corrective maintenance
duties within the facilities. Position placement and pay is dependent upon experience and

The successful candidate should have some of the following:
 High School diploma or equivalent.
 Prior wastewater internship experience is desired.
 Wastewater Operator Certification Course – Must submit proof of enrollment prior to interview.
 Any certifications or licenses applicable to the utility; i.e. CPR/First Aid Training, Certified Flagging,
Confined Space Entry, etc. must be obtained within on (1) year of initial employment.
 A valid Washington State Competency certificate “Group I – OIT” as a Wastewater Treatment Plant
Operator must be obtained within one (1) year from initial employment.

 State of Washington Department of Retirement Systems PERS Plans
 Central Pension Fund Retirement Plan
 State of Washington Health Care Authority’s Medical, Dental, Vision benefit programs
 HRA VEBA Account
 Paid Time Off
 Holiday Pay

Does this sound like the job for you? Visit our website at for the position
descriptions and application. (Note: please identify which Wastewater Operations Treatment Plant
Operator position you are applying for on your application – Operator I, Operator II, Operator III, Senior
Lakehaven Water and Sewer District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 
If you need an accommodation in the recruitment process or an alternate format of this announcement,
please enquire directly with the Human Resources Manager.