Wastewater Operator Certification Program


Wastewater Advisory Committee

The Water Code authorizes the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) to appoint a group of subject matter experts to assist the State Water Board in carrying out its duties regarding wastewater treatment plant operator certification and training. The State Water Board has maintained an Advisory Committee since 1972. Assembly Bill 2890 added one committee member, a water recycling operator, to represent water recycling plants. Each of the eleven Advisory Committee members is nominated to represent a particular segment of the wastewater treatment field. Each member serves a four-year term. The Advisory Committee generally meets twice a year with additional meetings scheduled as necessary.

UPDATE! Next Advisory Committee Meeting Date: June 10, 2020 at 10:00 a. m.

SEEKING NOMINATIONS:
Are you interested in becoming or nominating a qualified individual to represent wastewater treatment plant operators? The following positions will be filling vacancies beginning on July 30th, 2020 and completing the term ending in June 30, 2024.  If interested, please see the following available positions, qualifications, and requested nomination information.

Term: July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2024


 Open Position

Representative

Qualifications

1

Organized labor union to represent wastewater treatment plant operators

Wastewater operator who is a member of an organized labor union that represents wastewater treatment plant operators.

1

Wastewater treatment plant operators

Representative of a statewide organization representing wastewater treatment operators and employed at a wastewater treatment plant as an operator.

1

Local sanitations agencies.

Representative of a statewide organization representing local sanitation agencies other than statewide organizations representing municipalities, including counties or private utility wastewater treatment plants.

1

Water recycling treatment plant operators.

A person employed as an operator at a water recycling treatment plant.

1

Wastewater educational institution

A person from an educational institution’s school or division of engineering.

1

Military experience.

A person who is active or former member of the United States military who has is currently working, supervising, or managing wastewater treatment within their military service.

If interested, please send an email with the following items to wwopcertprogram@waterboards.ca.gov by 4:00 P.M. on February 14, 2020.

  • Name of nominee
  • Address
  • Phone number
  • Name of Employer
  • Resume
  • Statement of Qualifications (SOQ’s)

If you have any questions, please contact the WWOCP at (916) 341-5648 or e-mail us at: wwopcertprogram@waterboards.ca.gov.

WWOCP Advisory Committee Consists of:

  • Two people from a statewide organization representing wastewater treatment plant operators and supervisors who are employed in a wastewater treatment plant as an operator or supervisor
  • Two people from statewide organizations representing municipalities, including counties or private utility wastewater treatment plants
  • Two people from statewide organizations representing local sanitation agencies, other than agencies which represent municipalities, including counties or private utility wastewater treatment plants
  • A professional engineer specializing in sanitary engineering
  • A person from a university or state university school or division of engineering, and
  • A member of an organized labor union which represents wastewater treatment plant operators, and
  • A water recycling operator to represent water recycling treatment plants.
  • A current or former member of the U.S. Military who gained experience working, supervising, or managing wastewater treatment within their military service
  • Advisory Committee Members