Filter Plant Operator - Grade 09

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This title exists within Various New York State Agencies and has approximately 24 positions statewide.

*The number of positions is approximate and represents the number of positions established (both filled and vacant); it is not an indication or reference to position type or duration, or intent to be filled.

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Salary Information for Filter Plant Operator
Title Grade Hiring Rate/yr Job Rate/yr
Filter Plant Operator 09 $41,399 $50,884
Senr Filter Plant Operator 12 $48,956 $59,757

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Job Duties

FILTER PLANT OPERATOR: operates and is responsible for pressure filter plants and water distribution systems; monitors and adjusts control panels, gauges, chlorinators, filters, and other equipment; takes samples of water, performs tests, and records test results; adds chemicals and adjusts water treatments to meet quality standards; cleans, repairs, calibrates, and maintains pumps, screens, valves, meters, other equipment and systems, and the physical plant; removes, cleans, and replaces filters and screens; adds to and rakes sand in filter beds; calibrates and repairs testing equipment; orders supplies, chemicals and maintenance parts and equipment; may instruct and supervise other workers in operating and maintaining plants and equipment; prepares and maintains records related to work activities, inventory, and monitoring and testing; prepares and submits reports about testing and maintenance; and may be assigned to operate other plants and perform semiskilled maintenance activities.

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Summary of Minimum Qualifications

Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. If substitutions for education and/or experience are allowed, this information would be available on the announcement.

This title is non-competitive.  No examination is necessary.  However, you must still meet the Minimum Qualifications of the position.

Candidates must have certification from the Department of Health in the grade required for operation of the plant to which assigned; appointees may be temporarily employed pending certification, but must be removed if they fail to achieve certification.

How to Apply

An examination is not used to fill this title. You must meet the minimum qualifications of the title in order to be considered for this position. You must apply directly to the agency or agencies that have this title.

Mobility Options

Career mobility is not just limited to the titles in the Career Ladder, above. Additional movement may be achieved through transfers opportunities or other examinations.

For additional information or clarification of transfer determinations, current State employees should contact the Career Mobility Office at (518) 485-6199 or (800) 553-1322.

You can also visit ELMS Online to view established open-competitive, promotion, and transition eligible lists.

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