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Sewage Disposal Operator - Pokagon State Park

Date Posted:  Oct 13, 2021
Requisition ID:  258061

Angola, IN, US, 46703


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About Pokagon State Park:
Pokagon State Park is located near Angola, just off I-69. The park was originally called Lake James State Park when proposed to be the fifth Indiana State Park in 1925. The name was changed to Pokagon State Park to acknowledge the rich Native American heritage of the state and region. Leopold and Simon Pokagon were father and son and the last two most notable leaders of the Potawatomi. The park’s Potawatomi Inn takes its name from these Native Americans, who made their home in the area. The inn, with its up-north fishing-lodge theme, is one of the Midwest’s most popular resorts and conference centers.
Being one of the state’s original parks, Pokagon features the unique work of the Civilian Conservation Corps, whose members lived and worked at Pokagon from 1934 to 1942. The “boys of the CCC” built the beautiful stone and log structures that dot the park landscape and provide accent to the rolling wooded hills, wetlands and open meadows.
Natural lakes created by glaciers that melted 10,000 to 15,000 years ago, highlight Steuben County, which has more lakes than any other Indiana county. The park is framed by Lake James and Snow Lake, which offer abundant opportunities for boating, swimming, fishing and scenic sunsets.
Pokagon is also Indiana State Parks’ winter wonderland, with cross-country ski rental, sledding, ice fishing and a twin-track toboggan run... “What a thrill”… That's what you'll say once you've experienced the quarter-mile, refrigerated toboggan run at speeds of 35-40 mph. The toboggan run operates weekends from the Friday after Thanksgiving through February, with extended hours during the Christmas holidays. 



The starting salary for this position is $29,640 and may be commensurate with experience.

About the Job:

The Sewage Disposal Operator performs a variety of tasks in connection with the operation and maintenance of a sewage disposal plant in a state facility as defined by the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH).

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Operates and maintains pumps, pipes and valves to move the sewage through the various treatment processes;
  • Checks a variety of meters and gauges to make sure that plant equipment is working properly;
  • Performs a variety of laboratory tests and makes adjustments on treatment equipment;
  • Takes readings and records a variety of information;
  • Maintains daily log of all plant activities and prepares a monthly report of such information for the ISDH;
  • Cleans and maintains plant equipment and property;
  • Reports damages requiring major repairs;
  • Continually observes all equipment for mechanical operation;
  • Coordinates work of other skilled and unskilled workers in the operation, maintenance and minor repair of the sewage plant equipment.

The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time.

What You'll Need for Success:

  • Extensive knowledge of, and the ability to operate and maintain, all equipment used in a sewage disposal plant;
  • Extensive knowledge of the use of test equipment necessary in testing and reporting the efficiency and safety of the sewage disposal plant;
  • Ability to read a variety of meters and gauges and to make adjustments when necessary;
  • Ability to perform and interpret a variety of laboratory tests and to adjust equipment as indicated;
  • Ability to make minor repairs to electrical and plumbing fixtures;
  • May require ability to direct and coordinate the work of others in the operation of a sewage disposal plant;
  • Certification as a sewage disposal plant operator in a state facility as defined by the ISDH.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role does not provide direct supervision to direct reports.


Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages 
  • Wellness program (offers premiums discount for the medical plan) 
  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution) 
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match 
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options 
  • Group life insurance 
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits 
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off 
  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs 
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years 
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program 
  • New Parent Leave 
  • Free Parking 
  • Free LinkedIn Learning 


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of this role.


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Nearest Major Market: Angola