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Chief Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator (Full Time)

Engineering Department

Description of Duties

  • Plans, assigns and supervises the plant's operation and maintenance;
  • Supervises the operation of the plant to assure the most efficient and economical use of equipment, supplies, and manpower;
  • Makes frequent inspections of the plant to ensure safe and efficient operation and adherence to required standards;
  • Supervises and performs necessary chemical analysis for control of plant operation;
  • Supervises the treatment and disposal of sludge;
  • Supervises the maintenance and repair of machinery;
  • Maintains operational, maintenance, personnel and work records, and prepares periodic reports;
  • Maintains inventory of supplies, chemicals and equipment and makes requisitions for same;
  • Assists in the preparation of the operating budget;
  • Assigns personnel to appropriate shifts.


May require a Civil Service Examination.

A) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered four (4) year college or university with a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Art degree and four (4) years of satisfactory experience in the operation of a Type 4A wastewater treatment plant, at least one (1) year of which was in a responsible supervisory position; or:      

B) Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and eight (8) years of satisfactory experience in the opertion of a wastewater treatment plant, at least four (4) years of which is experience in the operation of a Type 4A treatment plant, one (1) year which was in a responsible supervisory position; or

C) An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (A) and (B) and meeting the requirements as outlined by New York State's Department of Environmental Conservation for a Type 4A Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator's Certification.


Possession of a Grade 4A Wastewater Treatment Plant Certificate issued by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Possession of a valid New York State Motor Vehicle Operator's License.

NOTE: Verifiable part-time and/or volunteer experience will be pro-rated toward meeting full-time experience requirements.

Rate of Pay


Based on experience

Contact Information

Jessica Zigrossi


How to Apply

Non-Town residents may be eligible for Town employment in certain positions – please contact the Town of Amherst Human Resources Department to find out if you may be eligible.

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Forms should be mailed or delivered to:

Human Resources
5583 Main St
Williamsville, NY 14221
(716) 631-7025
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Mon-Fri)

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The Town of Amherst was established in 1818 and celebrated its 200th Anniversary in 2018. The town has a geographical area of 53.6 square miles and a population of greater than 122,000.

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