Job Title: Water and Sewer Plant Operator

Reports to:Crew Chief (Maintenance)
Typical Schedule:245 days/8 hours
Bargaining Unit:SRP USEP


Job Code:5116
Salary Schedule:SRP S08


To ensure the district’s water and wastewater distribution systems and treatment plants are operated and maintained in a safe manner as prescribed by Florida statutes and Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) regulations.


The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of those in this position.
  1. Operate plants and perform maintenance on District potable water and sewage treatment facilities and equipment as prescribed by the Florida DEP.
  2. Identify and report repair needs and safety discrepancies when observed.
  3. Take samples from District potable water and sewage treatment facilities as prescribed by the Florida DEP.
  4. Ensure that all sample results are delivered to the Florida DEP per established timelines.
  5. Take appropriate actions as determined by the Florida DEP.
  6. Submit administrative reports and provide written response as required by the Florida DEP.
  7. Administer and maintain all mandatory operating records for water and wastewater plants.
  8. Maintain knowledge about rules and regulations regarding water and wastewater treatment facilities and requirements.
  9. Respond to after-hours emergencies and make required inspections on weekends and holidays as assigned.
  10. Perform other duties as assigned.


Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Communicate effectively with all stakeholders in written and oral form, including electronic media, using positive interpersonal skills
  • Organize, prioritize, manage, and carry out duties efficiently and within established timeframes
  • Demonstrate ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with all stakeholders
  • Show a basic knowledge of using computer applications to meet work responsibilities
  • Exhibit skills in areas of electrical, piping, and pump repair
  • Demonstrate ability to read and comprehend water and wastewater system drawings
  • Demonstrate knowledge of current laws and regulations related to water, sewer, and ponds


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Experience with water and wastewater systems and completing regulatory reports


  • Valid Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)
  • Class C operator’s license for a water treatment plant or agreement to become certified within the designated timeframe
  • Class C operator’s license for a wastewater treatment plant or agreement to become certified within the designated timeframe


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in a field of science




Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently. If the use of arms and/or leg controls require exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker site most of the time, the job is rated as Light Work.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit, talk, and hear; stand and walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms. The employee occasionally lifts and/or moves up to 25 pounds. Specific vision ability required by this job includes close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.


Indoors and Outdoors: The worker is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside.


  • General office equipment, including personal computers, fax machines, copiers, telephones, etc.


Salary and benefits shall be paid consistent with the District’s approved compensation plan. Length of the work year and hours of employment shall be established by the District.

Performance of the job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the School Board’s policy on evaluation of personnel.

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Pasco County Schools will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to allow them to perform the essential functions of the job when such individuals request an accommodation.

Water and Sewer Plant Operator;   EST: n/a;   REV: September 7, 2010;   Board Approved: September 7, 2010