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Collections Operator II Job Description

NEW RUSA Wastewater Collections Operator II 20230621.pdf



This is semi-skilled work in one or more areas in the wastewater collection system or other related RUSA facilities involving installations, maintenance, repair, and construction activities or coordination of a service related to one or more areas listed above. Work involves responsibility for the use of equipment, vehicles, and hand tools in the construction and maintenance of sanitary sewers and maintenance of the Natural Treatment System. Work involves a variety of operations and is performed under various weather conditions.


This position works under the direct supervision of the Collections Supervisor or Collections Operator III and under the general supervision of the Collection System Superintendent.  Supervision is not a consistent function assigned to this position, but crew leadership is sometimes a responsibility of this classification. May provide training and orientation to newly assigned personnel on department policies and practices.


  • Must pass the pre-employment background check.
  • Must have an Oregon Driver’s License and have a driving record that meets Roseburg Urban Sanitary Authority’s driving standards.
  • Must pass a post-offer physical.
  • Must pass a pre-employment drug screening.
  • High School diploma, or completion of a GED® Certificate.
  • Live within a 45-minute commute of the RUSA Office.
  • Have a working knowledge of the proper operation and maintenance of vehicles, tools and equipment, practices, methods, hazards, and safety precautions used in the maintenance and repair of a sanitary sewer system, as well as general equipment servicing methods.
  • Two years' experience involving the construction, installation, maintenance, and repair of public improvements such as wastewater systems or related utility services, including some supervisory responsibilities; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the class.


  • Possession of a Wastewater Collection Grade I certification from the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality at the time of the appointment and a Wastewater Collection Grade II within two years of appointment.
  •  Possession of a valid Oregon Class “B” commercial driver’s license (CDL) at the time of appointment and a Class “A” within one year of appointment.
  • Obtain and maintain a Work Zone Traffic Control and valid First Aid/CPR card within one year of appointment.
  • Must complete Competent Person and Asbestos Awareness class within one year of appointment.


  • Possession of a Wastewater Collection Grade II or higher certification from the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality.
  •  Possession of a Wastewater Treatment certification from the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality.
  • Possession of a valid Oregon Class “A” commercial driver’s license (CDL).
  • Possession of a Competent Person Certification


  •  As a crew member, install, maintain, inspect, and repair the sanitary sewer system, including clean sanitary sewer collection lines; remove debris; install, inspect, and repair manholes; install and remove flow monitoring equipment; mow vegetation; inspect and maintain pump stations and lift facilities; perform traffic control; etc.
  • Operate various equipment used in the construction and maintenance of a sanitary sewer system, e.g., combination trucks (flusher), CCTV equipment, dump truck, loader, backhoe, compactors, shoring jacks, compressors, mower, jackhammer, chain saw, mini-camera television inspection equipment and concrete saws, etc. 
  • Load/unload heavy materials and bulky objects from trucks and other related special equipment.
  •  Perform operator maintenance, such as conducting pre- and post-operation checks, maintaining proper fluid levels, cleaning, etc.  Adhere to established maintenance schedules on vehicles and equipment.
  • Perform various building/grounds maintenance tasks, including minor carpentry and plumbing duties.
  •  Will be required to perform after-hours emergency callouts. This duty is on a rotating basis with all eligible Collections Department personnel participating.
  • May require working on rotating shifts, weekends, and holidays.
  • Entry to, manholes, bunkers, and other confined spaces is required on an infrequent basis.
  • Driving is an essential function of this position.
  • Ability to effectively communicate and maintain cooperative working relationships with RUSA staff, other organizations, and the public.
  •  Follow all safety rules and procedures for work areas.


  • Provide assistance to other staff as workload and staffing levels dictate.
  • Assist at the Wastewater Treatment Facility as needed.
  •  Maintain proficiency by attending training and meetings, reading materials, and meeting with others in areas of responsibility.
  • Maintain work areas in a clean and orderly manner.
  •  Perform work safely and in accordance with OSHA regulations


  •  Ability to perform tasks where the employee is frequently required to stand, sit, bend, stoop, push/pull, twist, balance, communicate, reach, and manipulate objects, tools, or controls. 
  • Activity and types of duties performed require mobility, manual dexterity, and coordination.
  • Many duties are physically demanding and may occasionally require moving materials weighing up to 100 pounds. 
  • Movement of materials weighing up to 25 pounds may consume up to 15% of the work period.
  • The majority of duties take place outside of buildings on a year-round basis with exposure to all types of weather conditions, sewage, biohazards, traffic, dirt, oil, grease, fumes, noise, and chemicals.
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