Plant Operator Grade I/II/III/IV

City of Ventura

The City of Ventura is hiring!   We are accepting applications for the position of Plant Operator Grade I/II/III/IV.  The current vacancy is in the Water Division.  Positions are flexibly staffed and progression from one level to another is based upon the incumbent's acquisition of the appropriate Plant Operator certifications.
The Plant Operator Grade I/II/III/IV works under general supervision and is responsible for operating and maintaining water treatment plant facilities on an assigned shift. This position performs routine to complex maintenance work in the upkeep of plant equipment and facilities.
The ideal candidate for this position will have demonstrated an excellent work ethic, display integrity coupled with interpersonal and professional customer service skills.  The candidate will have the ability to communicate effectively and perform routine to complex maintenance work.  The candidate will be able to work independently and as part of a team.
Salary and Benefits

The City offers a total compensation package that includes both a generous salary plus excellent benefit! Salary:  $29.32 - $43.08 Hourly DOQ.


A combination of education, training and/or experience equivalent to graduation from high school or its equivalent and education and experience commensurate with each grade level of certification as required by the state, which includes some course work in area of assignment.

Possession of a valid California Class C driver license upon employment.
Water:  Possession of a Grade I, II, III, or IV Water Treatment Operator certificate issued by the California State Water Resources Control Board.  Grade II Operators will be required to obtain the Grade III certificate within a 24-month period.
To Apply
This recruitment is open until filled. The first review of application is scheduled for Friday, October 9, 2020. For initial consideration, please submit your application and supplemental questionnaire by the first review date. Go to and Apply!  EEO/ADA