Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Trainee (Full-Time)
The Village of Cooperstown seeks qualified applicants for the position of Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Trainee. Minimum qualifications for this position are a high school diploma or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and the ability to meet the requirements for Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Certification as set by NYS Department of Environmental Conversation. Minimum salary for the position is $40,000 for those meeting minimum acceptable requirements (high school diploma or equivalency). Consideration for increased compensation would be given to those exceeding minimum qualifications listed in the job description on file in the Village Administrator’s Office. The Village of Cooperstown will be undertaking the construction of substantial upgrades to the Wastewater Treatment Plant and this position allows the successful candidate the opportunity to be involved from the outset of the project.
Please send resume, cover letter, and references to the Village Administrator, Village of Cooperstown, P.O. Box 346, Cooperstown, NY 13326. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Any questions regarding this position should be directed to the Village Administrator at 607-547-2411. Candidates must be Otsego County residents at time of appointment. EOE.
Village of Cooperstown Board of Trustees
Adopts Background Check Policy for Prospective Employees
On November 23, 2015, the Board of Trustees adopted a background check policy for prospective employees of the Village of Cooperstown over the age of 18 years old. The policy was adopted for the safety and well-being of residents, business owners and staff members of the Village of Cooperstown. A copy of the policy, permission form and evaluation criteria can be found on this website by clicking on “work” link above to the employment page.
Prospective employees may only be asked if they have criminal convictions. Under New York State Law, it is illegal to ask for information from applicants regarding arrests or criminal charges. It is important for the public to be aware of these distinctions as often google searches by private individuals will pull up information that cannot be considered when deciding on making an offer of employment.
Pursuant to Article 23-A of the New York State Correction Law there are only two exceptions which may constitute a denial of employment with a listing of criteria that must be followed if denial of employment is to be considered based on those exceptions. The Evaluation Criteria is attached to the background check policy and clearly outlines all the elements that must be considered by the employer under law. This policy will pertain to all full and part-time prospective employees other than full and part-time police officers as a policy is already in place for those positions which are not subject to Article 23-A of New York Correction Law.
As noted in the policy, background check information will only be released to the Village of Cooperstown Board of Trustees and it is considered confidential. At the November 23 meeting, The Village Trustees also approved obtaining background checks on prospective employees through New York State Office of Court Administration.
Teri L. Barown, RMC
Village of Cooperstown
22 Main Street, PO Box 346
Cooperstown, NY 13326