Water Plant Operator I – Job Opportunity

July 28, 2022



 Pay Range 8……………………………………………………$9.69 hr. Minimum
– $20,155.20 Annual

Nature of Work

The work of this class requires routine, semi-skilled work in a water production facility. Work involve  assisting in the operation and maintenance of water production and treatment equipment. Employees work around toxic chemicals, under varying weather conditions, which includes working rotating twelve hour shifts. General supervision is received from Water Production Supervisor.

Qualification Requirements:

Graduation from high school or GED, plus experience in mechanical maintenance work; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.  If the applicant is not a certified operator, he or she must become certified with a Class I , II & III Water Treatment and  Water Production within (4) years of employment, which is the time allotted by the State of Louisiana Licensing Board.  Must have functional telephone in his residence for on call duty and possess a valid driver’s license as issued by the State of Louisiana.


Who May Apply

This position is open to all employees in the Civil Service System.  This position is also open to all registered voters living within a twelve-mile radius of the City of Opelousas who meet the minimum qualifications for the position.  All applicants meeting the minimum qualifications and are acceptable shall be notified the particulars for the examination.  Applicants must submit a copy of their certifications at the time of the application.

How to Apply

Applications must be received from the Civil Service Office at the Municipal Plaza, 105 North Main Street, Opelousas, LA.  All questions on said application must be answered and failure to do so may result in applicant receiving a lower score, or rejection of the application.   All applications must be signed and delivered to the Civil Service Director’s Office in the Municipal Plaza.  Will post until first three applicants received.

Military Preference

Three (3) points for promotional examination and Five (5) points for open entrance examination shall be added to all applicants with military service under honorable conditions provided that the points may be added only after a passing grade or score is attained.  Applicants claiming preference under the provisions of this rule must present discharge papers to the Civil Service Director for determination of eligibility.

POSTED:  JULY 28, 2022

Last modified: July 28, 2022

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