Employment Opportunities

Tribal Utility Operator

This position has been filled.
Ofc. of Environmental Health
Reports To: 
OEH Director
Type of Position: 
Regular Full Time
Absentee Shawnee Tribe / 2025 S. Gordon Cooper Dr. / Shawnee, OK 74801
The primarily responsibility of the AST Utility Operator is to oversee the day-to-day operation activities   of  the  Tribal  water  and  wastewater   utilities   administered   under  the  Office  of Environmental  Health & Engineering. The AST Utility Operator's  role is to operate, monitor, and  perform  general  maintenance  and  repairs  to  the  various  water  and  wastewater  systems owned  and  operated  by  the Absentee  Shawnee  Tribe  of  Oklahoma.  The  incumbent  will  be responsible for daily monitoring and maintenance of the water systems chlorination systems, maintaining daily chlorination  and monthly operating logs. The incumbent  will be responsible for monthly, quarterly and annual  laboratory sampling required  by each water system as they pertain  to each  regulatory  agency.  Complies  with  all  safety  standards  and  practices  as  they pertain  to equipment, facility  operations  and  chemical  handling. Maintenance  of  wastewater systems will be required in maintaining wastewater lagoons, (trees/brush and grass) along with maintenance of aerobic wastewater systems to ensure chlorine is added/ maintained and sprinkler heads are clear of grass and weeds to ensure proper operation.
  • Conduct monthly, quarterly and annual laboratory sampling and inspections
  • Collects daily chlorine residua l readings for daily log.
  • Maintains the chlorination system pump and tank to insure proper chlorine residual.
  • Operates and monitors a variety of water supply and treatment equipment such as:
  • Pumping Systems
  • Chemical Feeders
  • Measuring and control systems
  • Read and interpret gauges and recording devices reflecting water system operations.
  • Collects samples and conduct chemical test of chlorination system.
  • Maintain the public water systems to ensure a clean and healthy community water supply
  • Maintains a monthly operating log book for each Tribal water system.
  • Ensure an adequate supply of water for human consumption and firefighting activities
  • Maintenance of wastewater systems
  • Maintenance of aerobic wastewater systems to ensure chlorine is added/ maintained
  • Report maintenance and repair needs to the Director
  • Perform other duties as assigned or required by the Director.
Bachelor's degree in an environmental science field preferred with a minimum of 1 years' experience in water/wastewater. Water/Wastewater class "D" licenses preferred. Must be able to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with supervisory personnel, coworkers and the general public. Must have working knowledge and be able to use word processing and spreadsheet and data base software. Must be able to work with minimal to no supervision. Must have excellent communication skills and be able to comununicate clearly in person, in writing, and by telephone and email. Must have organizational skills and be able to plan, prioritize
project tasks, meet project deadlines and manage work load to meet goals in a timely manner.
Will be required to undergo and successfully pass a background check. Must maintain a good moral character standing.  Must be able to work extended hours in emergency situations dealing with protecting the public's health and safety. Must have a valid driver's license.
•    A   Bachelor's   degree   in  an   environmental   sctence   field  +  one   year   of   experience    m  the water/wastewater field preferred.
•    Must be able to acquire a class "D" Water and Wastewater licenses through ODEQ within 6 months of hire.
•    Combination  of training, education and experience that demonstrates an ability to perform the duties of the position
•    Must  have the ability  to use computer  technology  and  various software  programs, especially  MS Windows, Word, Excel, Access, and Internet and e-mail programs.
•    Ability to interact effectively with staff members from government entities such as Tribal, EPA, BIA and others.
•    Must have effective oral and written communication skills.
•    Must be a self-starter, motivated and able to achieve task as required without daily supervision.
•    A working knowledge of applicable federal laws and other regulations as they are applied  to water and  waste  water  utility  operations.  Such  as ODEQ  Title  252  Chapter  631  Public  Water  Supply Operations.
•    The ability to perform light manual labor, including the ability to lift 50 pounds.
•    A valid Oklahoma Drivers License is required.
Posted Date: 
1 month 3 weeks ago