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Group Title: Bulletin Florida Department of Education
Title: Guidelines for establishing and evaluating programs to prepare water and wastewater treatment plant operators
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Table of Contents
    Front Cover
        Front Cover 1
        Front Cover 2
    Title Page
        Title Page 1
        Title Page 2
    Acknowledgement
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        Page ii
    Steps in program development
        Page iii
        Page iv
    Table of Contents
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    Main
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    Appendix A. Administrative rules
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    Appendix B. Task analysis - water treatment plant operator, City of Fort Lauderdale
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    Appendix C. Task analysis - wastewater treatment plant operator, City of Fort Lauderdale
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GUIDELINES FOR ESTABLISHING

AND EVALUATING PROGRAMS

TO PREPARE WATER AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT

PLANT OPERATORS


















State of Florida
Department of Education
Floyd T. Christian, Commissioner

Division of Vocational, Technical and Adult Education
Carl W. Proehl, Director

Technical and Health Occupations Education
T. W. Strickland, Administrator








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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

The Florida Department of Education, Division of Vocational, Technical,
and Adult Education, Technical and Health Occupations Education Section,
recognizes the valuable contributions made in developing these guidelines
by the persons listed below:


Mr. William P. Allman
President (1971)
Florida Water & Pollution Control
Operators Association
Orlando, Florida

Mr. Roderick W. Campbell
Chairman, (1970)
Florida Section, American Water
Works Association
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Mr. David L. Crowson
Secretary and Treasurer (1970-71)
Florida Section, American Water
Works Association
Fort Lauderdale, Florida


Mr. Donald P. Schiesswohl
President (1970);
Florida Pollution Control
Association
Tallahassee Bank Building
Tallahassee, Florida

Mr. Thomas P. Smith, President (1970)
Florida Water & Pollution Control
Operators Association
Tallahassee, Florida

Mr. Larry P. Robinson
Northeast Regional Engineer
Bureau of Sanitary Engineering
Division of Health
Jacksonville, Florida


Mr. Richard P. Vogh, President (1969)
Florida Water & Pollution Control
Operators Association
Gainesville, Florida

Richard D. Ray, Assistant Administrator for Technical and Health Occupations
Education, served as coordinator of the project and prepared the final draft
for publication.







STEPS IN PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT


The following steps should be considered by an administrator of occupational
education when planning for a new occupational education program:

1. Determine possible need for the program by contacting representative
employers

2. Contact the appropriate professional societies and insure their
involvement

3. Establish an advisory committee

4. Survey business and industry to determine the employment need for
the worker to be prepared

5. Determine the objectives of the program through the preparation
of a job analysis and job description of the duties to be performed
by the worker to be prepared

6. Determine the potential student supply and anticipated enrollment
through surveys

7. Determine the curriculum content desired based upon skills and
competencies desired of the worker

8. Visit existing programs of the type identified and determine
the unique problem encountered in offering the program

9. Determine the laboratory equipment and supplies needed to support
the curriculum

10. Determine facilities needed to support the educational program

11. Prepare a list of personnel needed to support the program

12. Prepare a cost estimate of initiating and maintaining the program

13. Secure the support of the school administrators and faculty

14. Employ a competent instructor at least six months before the
program starting date to assist in the:

(a) development of instructional materials
Cb) preparation of equipment and supply requests
(c) development of a student recruitment process
(d) initiation of a public information program
(e) development of rapport with local industry and
potential employers of the worker

15. Translate plans into program operation






16. Initiate program evaluation procedure and make curriculum
changes as necessary

17. Develop a system of student placement and follow-up evaluation

18. Establish a method for utilizing the program evaluation findings
to modify and improve the total program

19. Establish a continuing plan for promoting the occupational education
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TABLE OF CONTENTS


Page


ACKNOWLEDGMENT . . . . . . . . . . .

STEPS IN PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT . . . . . . . .

INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . .

CONCERN FOR THE ENVIRONMENT . . . . . . . .

POPULATION .GROWTH IN FLORIDA . . . . . . . .

FIGURE 1 . . . . . . . . . . . .

FLORIDA ADMINISTRATIVE RULES REGULATING TREATMENT PLANT OPE

NEED FOR TREATMENT PLANT OPERATORS . . . . . .

FIGURE 2 . . . . . . . . . . . .

FIGURE 3 . . . . . . . . . . . .

JOB DESCRIPTION-WATER TREATMENT PLANT OPERATOR . . .

TASK ANALYSIS-WATER TREATMENT PLANT OPERATOR . . . .

JOB DESCRIPTION-WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT OPERATOR . .

TASK ANALYSIS-WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT OPERATOR . . .

EDUCATIONAL NEEDS OF THE TREATMENT PLANT OPERATOR . ..


RATORS


CURRICULUM . . . . .

FIGURE 4 . . . . . .

FIGURE 5 . . . . . .

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS . . . .

STUDENTS . . . . . .

INSTRUCTORS . .. . . . .

ADVISORY COMMITTEE . . .

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS . . .

AUDIO-VISUALS . . . . .

APPENDIX A (ADMINISTRATIVE RULES,


CHAPTER


APPENDIX B (TASK ANALYSIS-WATER TREATMENT
FORT LAUDERDALE) . . . .


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PLANT OPERATOR, CITY OF


APPDENIX C (TASK ANALYSIS-WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT OPERATOR, CITY OF
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GUIDELINES


FOR ESTABLISHING AND EVALUATING PROGRAMS TO

PREPARE WATER AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT

PLANT OPERATORS


Introduction

These standards are designed to be used as a guide in establishing new
programs and in evaluating existing programs to prepare water and waste-
water treatment plant operators. They are not meant to be rigid in lending
direction to program development, but are intended to give assistance
and guidance to those persons charged with the responsibility for preparing
plant operators.

Though the specific job duties of the water treatment plant operator and
the wastewater treatment plant operator are somewhat different, it is felt
that a preparatory program can effectively be offered that will be broad
enough to include the basic knowledge and skills needed by both types of
operators. The student completing this type of program would then be prepared
to select employment as a water treatment plant operator, wastewater treat-
ment plant operator, or perhaps serve as both in certain situations.

It is recognized that each educational program will be planned to accomplish
a particular purpose, and probably no two will nor should be identical. The
concept of designed program difference is in itself an important function of
a good program of instruction. The chosen approach to program content and
sequence is left to the user of these standards as he strives to meet local
and statewide needs.


Concern For The Environment

The earth is a spaceship with a limited life-support system. People in this
country take clean water for granted--this is not true in other countries.
Water must be purified and distributed for drinking purposes. Wastewater
must be collected, treated, and discharged into receiving bodies of water.

Our present rate of use of water is approaching and will possibly exceed
our sources of supply. Hence, we must begin to manage our water and waste-
water systems more effectively.

Rachel Carson has stated: "in biological history, no organism has survived
long if its environment becomes in some way unfit for it. No organism before
man has deliberately polluted its own environment."






It is an old saying that you do not miss the water until the well runs dry.
Hopefully, man has now become aware of the real possibility of the water
well running dry, or becoming unfit for use, and will take the steps necessary
to conserve and restore the environment.


Population Growth in Florida

The official population count in the State as of April 1, 1970 was 6,789,443.
This represents an increase of 1,837,883 or 37.1 percent from the 4,951,560
inhabitants of the State in 1960.

Figure 1 shows the population growth in Florida beginning with the official
census of 1830.

With increasing numbers of people comes a corresponding increase in the demand
for water and an increase in the quantity of wastewater that must be treated
and disposed. It is estimated that approximately 1,200,000,000 gallons of
wastewater are generated every day in Florida or an average of 200 gallons per
person. Some is treated--much is dumped raw into rivers and lakes or into
the Gulf Stream through ocean outfalls.

Many homes are using septic tanks to dispose of their wastewater. These tanks
should be eliminated because there is a possibility of polluting the under-
ground water supply.


Florida Administrative Rules Regulating Operators

On September 11, 1970 Administrative Rules, Chapter 10D-11, Water Purification
and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators, were filed with the Florida Secretary
of State. These rules established regulations governing the mandatory certifica-
tion of plant operators. Effective January 1, 1971 no owner or manager of a
water purification plant or wastewater treatment plant is permitted to employ
any person to serve as an operator without a valid certificate.

Since these Rules will have such an influence on operator training programs in
the State, they are presented in their entirity in Appendix "A".


Need for Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators in Florida

During July, 1970 the Florida Department of Education in cooperation with the
Florida Section American Water Works Association, Florida Pollution Control
Association, and the Florida Water and Pollution Control Operators Association
conducted a manpower survey. The purpose of the survey was to determine the
number of water and wastewater treatment plant operators currently employed
and the additional number of operators needed in the State.

The survey was mailed to the county health officers in all 67 counties of
the State. Of the 67 counties surveyed, 48 counties or 72% completed and
returned the survey form.












FIGURE 1

FLORIDA'S POPULATION GROWTH


Year

1970

1960

1950

1940

1930

1920

1910

1900

1890

1880

1870

1860

1850

1840

1830


Increase
Over Preceding
Census

37.1

78.7

46.1

29.2

51.6

28.7

42.4

35.0

45.2

43.4

33.7

60.6

60.5

56.9


Population

6.789,443

4,951,560

2,771,305

1,897,414

1,468,211

968,470

752,619

528,422

391,422

269,493

187,748

140,424

87,445

54,477

34,730








Figures 2 and 3 are summarized tabulations presenting the operator man-
power data as reported by the counties completing the survey.


Job Description Water Treatment Plant Operator

The following job description is presented to outline some of the more
frequent duties of this operator:

The employee assumes responsibility for competent operation of water
treatment facility, guided by verbal or written instructions.

The operator controls constant supply of raw water by operating wells,
or other sources of raw water, in such a manner as to insure adequate
supply by turning on and shutting down wells and high service pumps
as required by the demand on the system.

The operator also operates, adjusts, and otherwise controls chemical
feed equipment to maintain proper treatment and insure high quality
of potable water supply.

Maintains logs, reports, and recorder charts to indicate flows,
pressures, chemical and physical characteristics of process equip-
ment inflows and outflows, and to indicate which pumps and other
equipment are either operating or not operating.

May maintain records of weather conditions.

Performs certain chemical tests such as chlorine residuals, tur-
bidities, hardness, pH alkalinities in color and chlorides.

Operates filters, and backwashes them when necessary to maintain
proper head losses and turbidities.

Reports to supervisor any problems involving treatment, equipment
operation and maintenance.

Also confers with previous and succeeding shift operators to maintain
continuity of treatment, supply of raw water, and production of
finished water.

Since water treatment plants vary in process and equipment, the duties
and therefore the detailed job description of an operator will depend
upon the particular plant being operated.

The operator is required to correlate visual and mechanical aspects of
treatment to get the ultimate in efficiency and, of ultimate importance,
keep clear, concise, and accurate records.










FIGURE 2


WATER TREATMENT PLANT OPERATORS
MANPOWER SURVEY
July, 1970


Presently
Employed

C B A Non


Existing
Vacancies

C 3 A


Additional
Operators Needed
During next 12
Months

C B A


Alachua
Baker
Bay
Bradford
Brevard
Broward
Calhoun
Charlotte
Citrus
Clay
Collier
Columbia
Dade
De Soto
Dixie
Duval
Escambia
Flagler
Franklin
Gadsden
Gilchrist
Glades
Gulf
Hamilton
Hardee
Hendry
Hernando
Highlands
Hillsborough
Holmes
Indian River
Jackson
Jefferson
Lafavette
Lake
Lee
Leon


2 1 3 16
0 0 0 4


15 3 4 37
34 13 15 110
0 0 0 1
4 3 1 10
2 0 0 19

3 2 4 6
0 0 0 4
22 3 6 50
0 2 0 3
0 0 0 3


0 1 0 4
0 0 0 6
2 0 0 9
0 0 0 2
0 0 0 2
1 0 0 4
0 0 0 3

4 3 0 0
1 0 0 15
0 0 0 3
8 4 6 26
0 0 0 1
3 2 2 2

0 0 0 0
0 0 0 1
4 1 0 13

0 0 0 2


0 0
0 0


2 1
3 1
0 0
0 0
0 0

2 0
0 0
0 0
0 0
0 1


0 0
0 0
0 0
0 0
0 0
0 0
1 0

0 0
0 0
0 0
1 1
0 0
0 0

0 0
0 0
0 0


0 0 0


0 0 0


County


------ --~-- --










FIGURE 2
Continued

WATER TREATMENT PLANT OPERATORS
MANPOWER SURVEY
July, 1970


Presently
Employed

C B A Non


Existing
Vacancies

C B A


Additional
Operators Needed
During next 12
Months

C B A


Levy
Liberty
Madison
Manatee
Marion
Martin
Monroe
Nassau
Okaloosa
Okeechobee
Orange
Osceola
Palm Beach
Pasco
Pinellas
Polk
Putnam
St. Johns
St. Lucie
Santa Rosa
Sarasota
Seminole
Sumter
Suwannee
Taylor
Union
Volusia
Wakulla
Walton
Washington


0 0 0 7

0 0 0 2
0 1 2 11
3 1 1 4

2 0 0 4
0 1 0 4
0 0 0 5

16 4 2 39
2 0 0 1
16 11 6 18
1 1 0 16
8 3 4 22
8 2 2 30

2 0 0 7


5 0 2 102


0 0 0 3
0 0 0 5


0 0 0 3

0 0 0 3


Totals 168 62 60 642


0 0 0


0 0
1 1
0 0

0 0
0 0
0 0

6 0
1 0
20 11
2 0
7 0
2 1


1 0 0


5 0 0


0 0 0

0 0 0

78 24 9


0 0 0


0 0
0 0
0 0

0 0
0 0
0 0

0 0
0 0
4 3
0 0
0 0
0 0


0 0 0


5 0 0


0 0
0 0


.0 0 0

0 0 0

65 13 7


County











FIGURE 3


WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT OPERATORS
MANPOWER SURVEY
July, 1970


Existing
Vacancies


Additional
Operators Needed
During next 12
Months


C B A Non


C B A


C B A


Alachua
Baker
Bay
Bradford
Brevard
Broward
Calhoun
Charlotte
Citrus
Clay
Collier
Columbia
Dade
De Soto
Dixie
Duval
Escambia
Flagler
Franklin
Gadsden
Gilchrist
Glades
Gulf
Hamilton
Hardee
Hendry
Hernando
Highlands
Hillsborough
Holmes
Indian River
Jackson
Jefferson
Lafayette
Lake
Lee
Leon


6 0 4 10
0 0 0 4


23 7 10 70
56 15 13 91
0 0 0 1
4 1 0 6
4 0 0 19

3 2 0 49
0 0 0 3
29 6 8 50
4 1 0 6
0 0 0 2


0 0 0 5
0 0 0 1
2 0 0 4
0 0 0 00
0 0 0 00
0 0 0 1
0 0 0 3

3 0 0 0
1 0 0 15
1 0 0 1
21 10 1 29
0 0 0 1
3 0 2 8

1 0 0 00
0 0 0 00
3 2 0 3

5 2 1 9


3 0 0


3 0 0
0 0 0


14 3 1
19 3 0
0 0 0
1 0 0
0 0 0

0 1 0
0 0 0
37 26 13
0 0 0
0 0 1


2 0 0
0 0 0
2 0 0
0 0 0
0 0 0
0 0 0
1 1 0

0 0 0
5 0 0
0 0 0
8 2 1
0 0 0
0 0 0

0 0 0
0 0 0
0 0 0

0 0 0


County


Presently
Employed


____ ~







FIGURE 3
Continued

WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT OPERATORS
MANPOWER SURVEY
July, 1970


Presently
Employed

C B A Non


Existing
Vacancies

C B A


Additional
Operators Needed
During next 12
Months

C B A


Levy
Liberty
Madison
Manatee
Marion
Martin
Monroe
Nassau
Okaloosa
Okeechobee
Orange
Osceola
Palm Beach
Pasco
Pinellas
Polk
Putman
St. Johns
St. Lucie
Santa Rosa
Sarasota
Seminole
Sumter
Suwannee
Taylor
Union
Volusia
Wakulla
Walton
Washington


0 0 0 1

1 0 0 1
7 2 3 12
4 1 1 9


6 0 4
1 0 0
2 0 0
200


18 4 6 79
4 0 0 4
15 4 6 17
3 11 8
34 13 13 67
14 2 1 38

0 0 2 8


4 1 1 55


0 1 0 1
0 0 0 3


0 0 0 0

0 0 0 3


Totals 282 75 76 712


0 0 0


0 0
0 0
1 0

0 0
0 0
0 0

10 0
1 1
20 10
0 0
5 0
1 3


1 0 0


3 0 0


0 0 0
0 0 0


0 0 0

0 0 0

84 39 14


0 0 0


0 0
0 0
2 0

0 0
0 0
0 0

0 0
1 0
2 2
2 1
0 0
3 1


1 1 0


4 0 0


0 0
0 0


0 0 0

0 0 0

140 47 20


County


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Task Analysis Water Treatment Plant Operator


One very important step in the development of any occupational education
program is the determination of the duties of the worker to be prepared.
This is usually obtained through a detailed observation of the worker,
supplemented by discussions with the immediate supervisor in order to
assure that all activities are noted.

The exact tasks to be performed by a water treatment plant operator will
vary according to the particular plant and the process involved. How-
ever, Appendix B is included to present a sample task analysis and
accompanying detailing of the identified tasks as developed by the
City of Fort Lauderdale. These and/or other appropriate tasks as
identified by the local educational agency would lend considerable
direction to developing the proper curriculum content.


Job Description Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator

The following job description is presented to outline some of the more
frequent duties of this operator:

The employee assumes responsibility for competent operation of
wastewater treatment facilities, guided by verbal or written instructions.

The employee is required to possess sufficient education, mechanical
aptitude, and communicative ability to operate an installation
receiving wastewater and, through a series of treatment processes,
produce a finished product that is in no way offensive or detrimental
to the health and welfare of the populace. The finished product must
meet or exceed minimum standards set by appropriate regulator agencies.

The operator assumes treatment tasks by checking installation, daily
log, and discussing problems and procedures with employee being re-
lieved. He then assumes responsibility of operating mechanical
equipment; as pumps, motors compressors, boilers and electrical switch-
gear; makes necessary adjustments and follows proper procedures for
affecting more complicated repairs resulting from breakdown or
severe weather conditions.

Operating and sampling procedures are outlined by supervisory personnel
and schedules are prepared for the operator, but he is required to visually
and mechanically inspect treatment and use judgment in modifying said
procedures when unusual circumstances dictate.

Visual inspection includes observation of physical conditions of waste-
water for color, temperature, odor, solids consistency, and the charting
and recording of these observations.

Operator duties include the operation of pumps, compressors, agitators,
valves, gas operated boiler, chlorinating equipment, power generator,
and metering devices.







Task Analysis Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator


One very important step in the development of any occupational education
program is the determination of the duties of the worker to be prepared.
This is usually obtained through a detailed observation of the worker,
supplemented by discussions with the immediate supervisor in order to assure
that all activities are noted.

The exact tasks to be performed by a wastewater treatment plant operator will
vary according to the particular plant and the process involved. However,
Appendix C is included to present a sample task analysis and accompanying
detailing of the identified tasks as developed by the City of Fort Lauderdale.
These and/or other appropriate tasks as identified by the local education
agency would lend considerable direction to developing the proper curriculum
content.


Educational Needs of the Treatment Plant Operator

The Administrative Rules, Chapter 10D-11, provide regulations that permit a
person to be employed for a maximum of two years as an "operator trainee"
without having to take the certifying examination. This stipulation means
that the operator trainee could be employed without having any preparatory training,
but would need inservice education to prepare him to pass the certifying
examinations.

Although preparatory education is not mandatory for the operator trainee,
his success on the job would be greatly enhanced if he could obtain preparatory
training. For example, the high school student completing a preparatory course
before graduation would be much desired by the employers of operator trainees.
The high school program could be designed as a cooperative program where the
student would work in a treatment plant part of each day during his senior
year.

A preparatory program could also be developed for the adult who has either
completed or left high school and desires to become an operator.


Curriculum

Figure 4 presents a course outline that could be used for designing a preparatory
or inservice curriculum to prepare water treatment and/or wastewater treatment
plant operators. It should be required that the curriculum adopted would
provide instruction in the examination areas identified in the Administrative
Rules, Chapter 10D-11.

The curriculum shown in Figure 4 contains approximately 240 hours of instruction
and could be offered as a full or part time preparatory program,cooperative
education program, or inservice education program. This curriculum could be
utilized in developing inservice courses, a certificate program or as part of
a junior college program for which institutional credit could be granted.

A high school program could be developed that would prepare graduates to become
employed as operator trainees. The program should include both classroom
and laboratory learning experiences if possible.
Figure 5 presents a suggested program for the high school student.








FIGURE 4


SUGGESTED CURRICULUM CONTENT
WATER AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT
OPERATORS PROGRAM


Subject Areas Approximate Time

I. Basic Education and Communication Skills 30 Hours

A course of instruction designed to
improve the student's communication
skills in reading, writing, and speaking.
Diagnostic tests are used to identify
areas of weakness so that individual
assignments may be provided. Con-
siderable emphasis is placed upon
reading and writing assignments
relating to the program objectives.

II. Mathematics 30 Hours

A course designed to refresh the
student's knowledge of basic mathe-
matical techniques. The instruction
should be applicable to various types
of problems with many directly related
to problems encountered by plant
operators. This course should satisfy
the requirement of section 10D-11.03 (6)
of the Administrative Rules.

III. Chemistry 30 Hours

A course designed to provide in-
struction in basic chemistry with an
emphasis upon the chemistry of water
and wastewater treatment. The funda-
mental laws of chemistry are covered
along with the principle concepts of
water and wastewater treatment chemistry.
Instruction is provided in appropriate
subject areas as outlined in section
10D-11.05 (1) and (2) of the Administrative
Rules. Appropriate laboratory tests are
conducted by the student.

IV. Basic Mechanics and Electricity 30 Hours

A course designed to provide instruction and
laboratory experiences to enable the student
to understand the principles of forces, levers,
simple machines, conservation of energy,
electricity, magnetism, and motors.







FIGURE 4
Continued


Subject Areas Approximate Time

V. Principles of Water Treatment 30 Hours

A course designed to provide instruction
and laboratory experiences to enable the
student to understand the problems en-
countered in acquiring, treating, and
distributing potable water. Instruc-
tion is provided in appropriate subject
areas as outlined in sections 10D-11.05
(1) and (2) of the Administrative Rules.
Standard laboratory tests are conducted
as required for the effective analysis
of water.

VI. Principles of Wastewater Treatment 30 Hours

A course designed to provide instruction
and laboratory experiences to enable the
student to understand the problems
encountered in the collection and
treatment of wastewater. Instruction
is provided in the appropriate
subject areas as outlined in
Section 10D-11.05 (1) and (2) of the
Administrative Rules. Standard
laboratory tests are conducted as
required for the examination of
wastewater.

VII. Treatment Plant Operation 30 Hours

A course designed to familiarize the student
with the physical treatment plant and associated
equipment. Instruction and hands-on experiences
are provided in the actual operation of treatment
plants through visits to plants or through
cooperative education methods.

VIII. Administrative Aspects 30 Hours

A course designed to provide instruction in
the legal and administrative aspects of
environmental pollution control; national,
state, county, and municipal regulations;
effects of pollution on ecology; and the role
of public relations. Instruction will also
be provided in preparing necessary reports
and in carrying out general administrative
activities relating to employee relationships
and financing.








FIGURE 5


SUGGESTED HIGH SCHOOL CURRICULUM
WATER AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT
OPERATORS PROGRAM




Grade 10

English II 1 unit
*Algebra I 1 unit
Science 1 unit
**Social Studies 1 unit
Physical Education 1 unit
Introduction to Environmental Pollution 1 unit

*If Algebra I is taken in grade 9, an elective may be taken at this time.
**If a social studies course such as civics, world history, or world geography
is taken in grade 9, one elective may be taken at this time.

Grade II

English III 1 unit
American History and/or
Americanism vs. Communism 1 unit
*Physical Education 1 unit
Principles of Water Treatment 2 units
Elective 1 unit

*If it is not desired to take physical education, one elective may be
taken at this time.

Grade 12

English IV 1 unit
*Physical Education 1 unit
Principles of Wastewater Treatment 2 units
Elective 1 unit
Elective 1 unit

*If it is not desired to take physical education, one elective may be
taken at this time.


NOTE: The student will have enough elective time available in grade 12
to enable him to participate in a cooperative work arrangement in
a treatment plant for one-half of each day if he desires.

Also, the student planning to enter college in the field of
environmental science or engineering is encouraged to utilize
the electives to take the pre-college mathematics and science
subjects.








Course Descriptions

Introduction to Environmental Pollution, Grade 10
The course presents an overall view of the meaning of ecology, including
man's relation to his environment; the types, sources, and magnitude of
pollution existing in this country; the city, county, state, and federal
regulatory agencies involved in pollution control, including important laws
and regulations; the efforts being made to control pollution of the environ-
ment; and the career opportunities available in the field of environmental
pollution control.

Principles of Water Treatment, Grade 11
The course includes lecture and laboratory instruction in topics relating
to the state law and duties of the water treatment plant operator; communicable
diseases, bacteriology, and disinfection of water; elements of water chemistry;
records, calculations, and hydraulics; sources of water in Florida; treatment
and distribution of water; standard laboratory tests for water quality; chemical
admixtures; and water treatment plant operation.

Principles of Wastewater Treatment, Grade 12
The course includes lecture and laboratory instruction in topics relating to
the state law and duties of the wastewater treatment plant operator;
characteristics of wastewater; elements of wastewater chemistry; mathematics
of wastewater treatment; collection and pumping of wastewater; treatment
processes utilized in treating wastewater, including primary, secondary, and
advanced treatment; record keeping; standard laboratory tests; and waste-
water treatment plant operation.


Students

The student planning to become a water and wastewater treatment plant operator
should: be dependable, like to work out of doors, have manual dexterity,
desire to become a member of the team involved with environmental pollution
control, enjoy mechanical work and like to work with the hands, remain calm
in the face of sudden emergencies, be willing to do a variety of tasks, have
initiative, be interested in maintaining a clean and efficient plant, and enjoy
the challenge of a fast moving technology.


Instructors

The instructor should hold a valid teaching certificate issued by the Florida
Department of Education. Certification requirements will require either six
years of work experience in the occupation with at least two years at the
journeyman, technician, engineer, or trained employee level, or a bachelor's
degree with specialization in the occupational field and with at least two
years work experience at the journeyman, technician, engineer, or trained
employee level. It is recommended that when possible, the instructor should
be an advanced grade Certified Operator as defined by Administrative Rules,
Chapter 10D-11.







Advisory Committee

A very necessary part of any occupational education program is the industry
advisory committee. Since the main purpose is to prepare graduates for
productive employment, it is extremely important that educators know what
employers expect of the persons they employ. There must be a periodic
exchange of information between educators, plant operators, and industry to
keep a program realistic and able to meet changing needs. The local advisory
committee can best perform this function.

The advisory committee should be composed of local educators, and representatives
reflecting the interests of the water and wastewater treatment field who are
familiar with and interested in maintaining a strong occupational program. The
advisory committee must be representative of various interests and know industry
and industry's needs.

Some of the activities of the advisory committee may include:

1. Inform educators about the organizational structure and operation of
industry.

2. Acquaint educators with the trends and requirements of industry.

3. Identify needs for training in industry.

4. Advise as to the desired course content of the curriculum to meet
the needs of the student and industry.

5. Recommend proper facilities and equipment that will be necessary to
operate the program.

6. Assist educators with promoting the program and recruiting qualified
students.

7. Determine job opportunities that exist and assist in the placement of
graduates.

8. Help in evaluating the on-going program and suggest desirable changes
and improvements.

The advisory committee usually should contain from five to seven active and
capable members. They should meet at least two times each year and for special
meetings when the needs arise.

The committee should be officially appointed by the district school board or
the junior college board of trustees as appropriate.






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"A Study Guide for Sewage Treatment Florida Water and Pollution Secretary-Treasurer
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Plant Operators" Control Operators Association 731012th Avenue, North 3.00
St. Petersburg, Florida
"A Study Guide for Water Treatment Florida Water and Pollution Secretary-Treasurer
Plant Operators" Control Operators Association 7310-12th Avenue, North 3.00
St. Petersburg, Florida
"A Treasury of Techniques for National Education Association 1201-16th Street, N. W. 1.00
Teaching Adults" Washington, D. C. 20036

"Basic Chemistry for Water and Division of Continuing Education
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University of Florida
"Basic Mathematics for Water Division of Continuing Educatior
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"Fundamentals for Chemical
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"Made Simple Books" (Math, Reading
Chemistry, Physics and Biology)

"Mathematics for Sewage Plant
Operators"

"Municipal and Rural Sanitation"

"Needed Clean Waters"


"New York Operators Instructor
Workbook"

"Operations of Treatment Plants"


"Operator Training Course II"
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"Primer On Wastewater Treatment"

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"Texas Manual for Sewage
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"Wastewater Treatment"
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"Water Supply and Sewerage"

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AUDIO-VISUAL AIDS


"Air, Water & Industry", 16mm, 22 min. (an overview of environmental
Communicable Disease Center pollution problems)
Atlanta, Georgia

"Basic Biology of Bacteria" (5-174) Filmstrip, 56 frames, 7 min.
Communicable Disease Center
Atlanta, Georgia

"Chemistry of Water", 16mm, 14 min.
Atlas Chemical Industries
Public Relations Department
Wilmington, Delware 19899

"Flow in a Circular Culvert" (Fwr -6), 16mm, 16 min. (presents principles
Portland Cement Association of hydraulics of
33 W. Grand Avenue flow in open pipes)
Chicago, Illinois 60610

"From the Earth and Back Again", 16mm, 25 min. (explains how clay pipe
Can-Tex Industries is manufactured)
Cannelton, Indiana 77520


"Harenssing Liquids", 16mm, 12 min. (presents principles
Shell Oil Company fluids)
149 Northern Boulevard
Flushing, New York 11354

"Here's How with Clay Pipe", 16mm, 22 min. (explains how
Can-Tex Industries placed)
Cannelton, Indiana 77520


"Installation of Cast Iron Pipe", 16mm,
Cast Iron Pipe Research Association
3440 Prudential Plaza
Chicago, Illinois 60601

"Operator Training Course Two, Slides",
Water Pollution Control Federation
3900 Wisconsin Avenue
Washington, D. C. 20016


"Porous Underdrains", 16mm, 15 min.
The Carborundum Company
Niagara Falls, N. Y. 14302


of pumping




clay pipe is


18 min.




166 Color Slides


(explains principles of filter under-
drains used in water treatment plants)


"Pure Water & Public Health", 16mm, 28 min. (presents relationship of
Modern Talking Picture Service water to human diseases)
Washington, D. C. 20006








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"Riddle of Photosynthesis", 16mm, 12 1/2 min.
U. S. Atomic Energy Commission
Division of Public Information
Washington, D. C. 20545

"Sewers Guardian of Community Health", 16mm, 26min. (shows use of clay pipe)
Can-Tex Industries
Cannelton, Indiana 77520

"The Gamble", 16mm, 16 min. (shows results of chemical action on sewers)
Can-Tex Industries
Cannelton, Indiana 77520

"The Manufacture of Cast Iron Pressure Pipe", 16mm, 28 min.
Cast Iron Pipe Research Association
3440 Prudential Plaza
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APPENDIX A

ADMINISTRATIVE RULES
CHAPTER 10D-11













RULES
STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND REHABILITATIVE SERVICES
DIVISION OF HEALTH BUREAU OF SANITARY ENGINEERING

CHAPTER 10D-11
Water Purification and Wastewater (Sewage)
Treatment Plant Operators Certification

10D-11.01 Definitions 10D-11.07 Renewal of Certificate

10D-11.02 Policy and Intent--General 10D-11.08 Refusal, Revocation,
or Suspension of
10D-11.03 Minimum Qualifications for Certificate--Advisory
Certification Board of Review

10D-11.04 Certification of Certain 10D-11.09 Title and Abbreviations
Voluntarily Certified Operators
and Others 10D-11.10 Reciprocity

10D-11.05 Examinations 10D-11.11 Prohibited Acts

10D-11.06 Certification 10D-11.12 Construction--Interpretation

10D-11.01 Definitions--As used in the regulations:

(1) "Water purification plant" means any plant, works, or facilities
owned or maintained by any county, city, village, town, district or
by any state department, agency, or authority, or by any person, firm,
corporation, estate, trust, joint adventure or association which, through
aeration, ionic exchange, sedimentation, filtration, the addition or
removal of any substance, or through any combination thereof, changes
quality of water in order to enhance its potability.

(2) "Wastewater (sewage) treatment plant" means any plant, works or
facilities owned or maintained by any county, city, village, town,
district or by any state department, agency, or authority, or by any
person, firm, corporation, estate, trust, joint adventure or association,
which subjects domestic wastes to any chemical, physical, mechanical or
biological process in order to alter their characteristics so as to
render them less offensive or dangerous to the health, comfort or
property of any of the inhabitants of this State before the discharge of
such wastes into any of the waters of this State.

(3) "Superintendent of operators" or "operator" means any person in actual
charge of the operation, supervision, or maintenance of a water purification
plant, or wastewater (sewage) treatment plant as defined herein, and shall
include the operator in charge of a shift or period of operation during
any part of a day, but shall not include operator trainees who may work
as such for a maximum two:years.






(4) "Department" means the State of Florida Department of Health and
Rehabilitative Services, Division of Health.

(5) "Department of registration" means a document showing the name of
the registrant, the data of issue, serial number and signature of those
authorized herein to grant it, the certificate being manifest of satisfying
operator qualifications requirements.

General Authority 381.031(1) (g)5 and 381.261 F.S.; Law Implemented
381.031(1) (g)5 F.S.

10D-11.02 Policy and intent--general

(1) It is the policy of the Department, for protection of public health
and the environment, to take all reasonable action for effective and safe
operation of water supply and wastewater (sewage) facilities serving the
public, through requirement of properly qualified operations personnel
for such facilities.

(2) It is the intent of this chapter to further implement Departmental
policy through a prescribed procedure of qualification outline review of
the individual operator's proficiency as reflected in a documented record
of experience and academic attainment, and examination in operations field
subject matter. An appropriately issued certificate under the provisions
of this chapter shall be evidence that the operator possessing same has
satisfied the required qualifications.

General Authority 381.031(1) (g)5 and 381.261 F.S.; Law Implemented
381.031(1) (g)5 F.S.

10D-11.03 Minimum qualifications for certification--to be eligible for
certification by the Department, the applicant shall:

(1) Be at least eighteen (18) years old, a citizen of the United States and
a resident of this State;

(2) Be of good moral character as determined by the Department;

(3) For certification as a public water purification plant operator, have
been actively engaged in the production, treatment, or distribution of
water for a period of one (1) year prior to the date of his application;

(4) For certification as a public wastewater (sewage) treatment plant
operator, have been actively engaged in the collection, treatment or disposal
of community wastewater (sewage) for a period of one (1) year prior to the
date of his application;

(5) Unless entitled to certification under 10D-11.04, FAC, pass, to the
satisfaction of the Department, an examination as provided for in section
10D-11.05, FAC.
(6) Unless entitled to certification under 10D-11.04, FAC, furnish
evidence of having successfully accomplished a preparatory course in
mathematics for water and sewage plant operators offered through the
Division of Continuing Education, University of Florida, or an equivalent
thereto approved by the Department.

General Authority 381.031(1) (g)5 and 381.261 F.S.; Law Implemented
381.031(1) (g)5 F.S.







10D-11.04 Certification of certain voluntarily certified operators and others--
The Department shall certify as an operator of a water purification plant or an
operator of a wastewater (sewage) treatment plant and shall issue, consistent
with requirements of these regulations, a certificate for the years 1971 and 1972,
to the following:

(1) Any person meeting the minimum qualifications set forth in Section 10D-11.03
FAC, who applies for such certificate on or before December 31, 1971, and is
employed as an operator of a public water purification plant or a public wastewater
(sewage) treatment plant on the effective date of these regulations:

(2) Any person applying on or before December 31, 1971, who holds a certificate of
competency issued by the Department (formerly Florida State Board of Health) under
the voluntary certification plan of Florida Water and Pollution Control Operators
Association, which certificate to remain valid shall be renewed annually thereafter
under Section 10D-11.07, FAC;

(3) It is the purpose and intent to limit certificates issued under paragraph (1)
above to persons who will remain employed at the respective plants where working
as operator under the conditions stipulated in paragraph (1) above; and it is
specifically intended that such limited certificates are not valid for employment
of the holders thereof as operators at other plant or plants, and it is also
specifically intended that any modification or expansion of the water plant or
wastewater (sewage) plant involved, as the case may be, will result in nonlimited
certified operator or operators being required, except at the discretion of the
Department Pursuant to this limitation, the certificate information shall include
therein appropriate plant name or designation, and description of the facility.

General Authority 381.031(1) (g)5 and 381.261 F.S.; Law Implemented 381.031(1)
(J)5 F.S.

10D-11.05 Examinations--

(1) The Department shall;hold examinations for applicants for certification
as an operator of a public water purification plant who have qualified under
section 10D-11.03C5), FAC, at approximately six (6) month intervals in a major
city of Florida, in some convenient place to be selected by the Department.
Reexaminations shall not be given within one year except at the discretion of the
Department. Examinations hereunder will be given on the following subjects:

(a) Rudiments of water bacteriology in relation to waterborne diseases, the
meaning of bacteriological laboratory analyses and the interpretation of results
of such analyses in relation to drinking water standards of the Department.

(b) Fundamentals of chlorine application for safeguarding public water supplies
and systems, other uses of chlorine in water treatment, and safety aspects of
chlorination procedures.

(c) Elemental chemistry of basic water treatment processes common to Florida
conditions, the interpretation of chemical and physical analysis results in
relation to drinking water standards of the Department, and simple chemical dosage
calculations.






(d) Operation and maintenance of water pumping equipment, storage facilities,
and pipeline systems; care and general adjustment of water treatment equipment.

(e) Simple mathematical knowledge of water pumps and storage operation, volume
and flow calculations, and principles pertinent to pipeline cleanup and disinfection.

(f) Use of ordinary water testing apparatus, and general information on water
plant types operating in Florida.

(g) Record keeping and reports on water works operation and maintenance.

(h) Principles of safety in waterworks operation.

(i) Operators' responsibilities to the public health.

(2) The Department shall hold examinations for applicants for certification as an
operator of a wastewater (sewage) treatment plant who have qualified under section
10D-11.04, FAC, at approximately six C6) month intervals in a major city of Florida,
in some convenient place to be selected by the Department. Examinations hereunder
will be given on the following subjects:

(a) Basic chemistry of wastewater (sewage) treatment.

(b) General mathematics associated with wastewater (sewage) treatment and collection.

(c) Basic rudiments of bacteriology applicable to wastewater (sewage) treatment.

(d) Operation and maintenance of wastewater (sewage) pumping equipment, collection
systems and general wastewater (sewage) treatment equipment.

(e) Operators' responsibilities to public health as related to their plant and
community.

(f) Operating principles of various wastewater (sewage) treatment facilities in
common use.

(g) Record keeping for wastewater (sewage) facilities.

(h) Safety in wastewater (sewage) facilities.

(i) Fundamentals of chlorine application in wastewater (sewage) treatment.

General Authority 381.031(1) (g)5 and 381.261 F.S.; Law Implemented 381.031(1) (g)5 F.S.

10D-11.06 Certification--

(1) The Department shall register and furnish a minimum certificate, as a certified
operator of a water purification plant or a certified operator of a wastewater
(sewage) treatment plant, to each applicant who successfully passes the appropriate
examination herinabove set forth, and is otherwise qualified under these regulations,
and, further, the Department shall furnish a certificate to applicants who qualify
under section 10D-11.04, FAC, of these regulations








(2) At its discretion, the Department may issue certificates in classes
higher than the minimum certification, said classes to be known as Class A
and Class B.

(a) In order to be eligible for Class A certification, the operator must
have accumulated 12 years of recognized training and experience, of which
at least four years must be actual experience.

(b) In order to be eligible for Class B certification, the operator must
have accumulated eight years of recognized training and experience, of
which at least two years must be actual experience.

(c) Training and experience recognized by the Department for computing
eligibility shall include:

Number of Years
Training and Experience Recognized and Credited

1. Graduate of high school or 2
approved equivalent

2. Two years of college with 2
additional training in
bacteriology and chemistry

3. College graduate with sanitary 4
eningeering or equivalent degree

4. Successful completion of approved 1/3
regional short course

5. Successful completion of approved 1/2
annual short course

6. Successful completion of each 1/2
approved correspondence course

7. Water purification plant operators
applying under this section for
advanced certification as a wastewater
(sewage) treatment plant operator will
be given credit for fifty percent of
their actual operational experience
in the water purification plant field,
and conversely, wastewater (sewage)
treatment plant operators applying
under this section for advanced cert-
ification as a public water purifica-
tion plant operator will be given credit
for fifty percent of their actual
operational experience in the wastewater
(sewage) treatment plant field.





(d) Advanced certification under this section is not mandatory, but
holders of certificates in the pertinent higher classes are deemed to
have satisfied the requirements for minimum certification under these
regulations.

General Authority 381.031(1) (g)5 and 381.261 F.S.; Law Implemented
381.031(1) (g)5 F.S.

10D-11.07 Renewal of certificate

Certificates of operators of water purification plants and certificates
of operators of wastewater (sewage) treatment plants shall be renewed
annually on or before January 1 of each year upon the submission of
application on forms mailed by the Department to each holder of a
certificate hereunder in the state at his last known post office address
on or before October 31 of the preceding year. All certificates here-
under shall expire on December 31 of each year.

General Authority 381.031(1) (g)5 and 381.261 F.S.; Law Implemented
381.261(1) (g)5 F.S.

10D-11.08 Refusal, revocation, or suspension of certificate--Advisory
board of review.

(1) The Department may refuse to issue or renew, or may suspend or revoke
a certificate hereunder for any one or any combination of the following
reasons:

(a) Habitual use of intoxicating liquors, narcotics or stimulants to such
an extent as to incapacitate the performance of the certified operator
hereunder;

(b) Fraud in the practice as an operator of a water purification plant
or as an operator of a wastewater (sewage) treatment plant or deceit in
obtaining certification hereunder;

(c) Conviction in this State of a felony or conviction of any offense
which, if committed in the State, would constitute a felony under the
laws of the State.

(2) The accused person hereunder must be given an opportunity by the
Department for a public hearing, if requested by said accused person,
within thirty (30) days after notice by registered mail of the charges
against him hereunder.

(3) The Secretary of the Department or the Director of the Division of
Health or their designee shall appoint members annually to an advisory
board herewith established comprising five members, each of which shall
be an operator certified and in good standing under provisions of these
regulations, under the following conditions:

(a) Each member appointed shall serve a two-year term, except two of the
initial appointees shall serve for only one year each; thereafter,.all
members shall be appointed to two-year terms.
(b) The advisory board shall elect a chairman from among its members.
(c) The advisory board shall, upon request by the Secretary of the Depart-
ment or the Director of the Division of Health or their designee, review
a case or cases under consideration involving charges against operators
pursuant to provisions.







of this Chapter, and advise the said Secretary in the matter, including
recommendations for disposition. Upon request of the said Secretary,
the advisory board shall also review any other provisions of these regula-
tions and shall submit recommendations for action there on to the said
Secretary. The advisory board may also, on its own initiative by majority
action, submit a petition or request for review of other matters pertinent
to administration of these regulations, together with recommendations
thereon, to the said Secretary.

(d) Recommendations of candidates for appointment to the advisory board
may be submitted by the Florida Water and Pollution Control Operators
Association to the Secretary of the Department or the Director of the
Division of Health or their designee, keeping in mind a reasonable balance
between water and wastewater (sewage) personnel.

General Authority 381.031(1) (g)5 and 381.261 F.S.; Law Implemented
381.031(1) (g)5 F.S.

10D-11.09 Title and abbreviations

Any person who holds a certificate under these regulations may use the
title "certified operator" or the abbreviation "CO" to denote his certifica-
tion by the Department hereunder as an operator of a water purification
plant or as an operator of a wastewater (sewage) treatment plant.

General Authority 381.031(1) (g)5 and 381.261 F.S.; Law Implemented
381.031(1) (g)5 F.S.

10D-11.10 Reciprocity

Agreements for reciprocity with states having a public water and wastewater
(sewage) plant operators certification act or regulations and having
qualifications and requirements not less than those required by these
regulations may be entered into by the Department at its discretion and
under such conditions as the Department may deem appropriate.

General Authority 381.031(1) (g)5 and 381.261 F.S.; Law Implemented
381.031(1) (g)5 F.S.

10D-11.11 Prohibited acts

(1) After January 1, 1971 no owner or manager of a water purification
plant or wastewater (sewage) treatment plant, as defined in section 10D-11.01
hereof, shall employ any person to perform the duties of operations personnel,
as such personnel are defined in section 10D-11.01(3), FAC, in this State
without a valid certificate issued pursuant to the provisions of these
regulations.

(2) After January 1, 1971 no person shall perform the duties of operations
personnel, as such personnel are defined in section 10D-11.01C3) hereof
in this State without a valid certificate issued pursuant to the provisions
of these regulations.

General Authority 381.031(1) (g)5 and 381.261 F.S.; Law Implemented
381.031(1) (g)5 F.S.






10D-11.12 Construction--interpretation


Nothing contained in this chapter shall be construed as limiting any of the Depart-
ment's functions as provided in other chapters of its rules and regulations on
water supply and wastewater (sewage) facilities.

General Authority 381.031C1) (g)5 and 381.261 F.S.; Law Implemented 381.031(1)
(g)5 F.S.






























APPENDIX B

TASK ANALYSIS
WATER TREATMENT PLANT OPERATOR
CITY OF FORT LAUDERDALE










TASK ANALYSIS


Occupation: Water Treatment Plant Operator, City of Fort Lauderdale




Frequency of Learning
No. Task Performance Importance Difficulty3

Approximately
1 Changing of Wells every day 1 2
1 10
2 Starting & Stoppjng High Service Pumns times a day 1 2
24 50
3A Taking Chlorine Residual times a day 1 2
24 50
3B Taking hourly alkalinities times a day 1 2
24 times
4 Taking hourly lime slaker totalizer a day 1 3

readings

5 Cleaning silactor jars Once a day 1 1
24 100
6 Reading recorders times a day 1 3

7 Opening Davis valve allowing water Every day 1 .3

from 5 mil. gal. tank to enter clear

well
Once in
8 Running transfer numn awhile 1 2
Approximately
9 Backwashing filters every day 1 2

10 Priming pumns Every day 1 2

11 Cleaning lime house equipment Every shift 1 1

12 Keeping daily logs Every shift 1 2

13 Paper work Two shifts 1 2

14 Oiling, starting Gchecking diesel Every day 1 2

engines __


1Rarely, once a month, times

21-Very important, 2-Important, 3-Not

31-Difficult, 2-Moderately Difficult,


a month, once a day,

very important

3-Easy


times a day









TASK ANALYSIS


Occupation: Water Treatment Plant Operator, City of Fort Lauderdale



Frequency of Learning
No. Task Performancel Importance2 Difficulty3

15 Replacing charts on recorders Every day 1___ 3

16 Obtaining weather data Every shift 1 3
Once every
17 Washing settling & mixing basins 3 4 months 1 1
Once every
18 Washing aerators 3 4 months 1 1
3 times a
19 Checking proceeding oTeration day 2 2

20 Survey of plant supply 5 demand Continuous 1 1

21 Plant strategy Frequently 1 2

22 Calculate daily log Every day 1 2
3 times a
23 Filter data day 1 3

24 Water analysis Hourly 1 1
9 times a
25 Plant inspection day 1 2

26 Communication Frequently 1 3

27 Fire alert Rarely 1 2














Rarely, once a month, times a month, once a day,_ times a day

21-Very important, 2-Important, 3-Not very important

1-Difficult, 2-Moderately Difficult, 3-Easy








TASK DETAILING SHEET


Occupation: Water Treatment Plant Operator, City of Fort Lau,. ia

Task:



Type of Learning
No. Steps in Performing the Task Performancel Difficulty2

1 Changing of Wells

Note condition of clear well 3 1

Note wells in operation 3 1

Open or close limitorque valve 1 1

Open or close wells electrical switch 1 1

Check raw flow on meters 3 1

Check amps. on amp meter 3 1

Adjust lime machine settings 1 2

Adjust silactors 1 2

Adjust "U" notch chlorinators 1 1

Adjust filters to compensate for difference 1 2

in flow



2 Starting and stopping high service pumps

Note distribution pressure 2 1

Note Dixie Water Plant pressure 2 1

Prime pump 1 2

Open or close pump electrical switch 1 1

Visually check arm on check valve 3 1


1-Manipulation, 2-Discrimination, 3-Problem Solving
21-Easy, 2- Difficult, 3-Very Difficult
1-Easy, 2- Difficult, 3-Very Difficult








TASK DETAILING SHEET


Occupation: Water Treatment Plant Operator, City of Fort Lauderdale

Task:




Type of Learning
No. Steps in Performing the Task Performancel Difficulty2

2 (cont'd) Starting and stopping high service

pumps

Visually check pressure recorders 3 1

Visually check amps pump is drawing 3 1



3A Alkalinities taken hourly using pH meter for

end point determination...Chlorine Residual

taken every other hour using an Amperometric

Titrater

Obtain sample of water from clear well 1 1

Obtain sample of water from each 1 1

hydrotreater 1 quart or 946 cc

Obtain chlorine residual with amperometric 3 3

titrator



3B Taking hourly alkalinities

Obtain sample of water from clear well 1 1

Obtain sample of water from top of filters 1 1

Obtain water sample from N. side mixing basin 1 1


1
1-Manipulation, 2-Discrimination, 3-Problem Solving

21-Easy, 2- Difficult, 3-Very Difficult








TASK DETAILING SHEET


Occupation: Water Treatment Plant Operator, City of Fort Lauderdale

Task:




Type of Learning
No. Steps in Performing the Task Performance Difficulty2

3B (cont'd) Taking hourly alkalinities

Obtain water sample from S. side mixing basin 1 1

Place sample from clear well into field 3 2

domparitor vile, add orthotolidine, allow

to set for 5 minutes then read

Place sample from top of filter into field 3 3

comparitor vile, add orthotolidine, allow to

set 5 minutes then read

Add 100 mililiters of water from clear well 3 3

to evaporating dish, add 2 drops of

phenolphthalein titrate with .02 sulfuric

acid till clear, add 2 drops of methyl orange

titrate with .02 sulfuric acid until color

change for total alkalinity

Same as #7 from top of filters 3 3

Same as #7 from mixing basins 3 3

Make adjustment in chlorination if needed 1 1

Make adjustment in lime slaker if necessary 1 1


1-Manipulation, 2-Discrimination, 3-Problem Solving

21-Easy, 2- Difficult, 3-Very Difficult








TASK DETAILING SHEET


Occupation: Water Treatment Plant Operator, City of Fort Lauderdale

Task:



Type of Learning
No. Steps in Performing the Task Performancel Difficulty2

4 Taking lime slaker totalizer readings

Visually read figures from totalizer 3 1

incorporated in N. lime slaker

Visually read figures from totalizer 3 1

incorporated in S. lime slaker

Log in lime attendant's log 2 1

Give to operator on duty 1 1



5 Cleaning silactor jars

Shut down silicate pump 1 1

Shut off cl2 to silactor 1 1

Shut off water to silactor 1 1

Remove mixing jar 1 1

Scrape and clean exposed parts 1 2

Scrape and clean mixing jar 1 2

Coat jar with water proof grease 1 1

Reassemble 1 1

Put unit back in operation 1 1

Record in daily log 2 1


11-Manipulation, 2-Discrimination, 3-Problem Solving

21-Easy, 2- Difficult, 3-Very Difficult








TASK DETAILING SHEET


Occupation: Water Treatment Plant Operator

Task:


City of Fort Lauderdale


Type of Learning
No. Steps in Performing the Task Performancel Difficulty2

6 Reading recorders

Visually check pen recording on charts 2 1

Replenish ink if necessary 3 1

Correct or have corrected malfunctions 3 2

Record findings in daily log 2 1



7 Open Davis valve allowing water from 5 mil gal

tanks to enter clear well

Open limitorque valve at base of 5 mil 1 1

gal tank

Open Davis valve in line from 5 mil gal tank 1 1

Check clear well 2 1

Record in daily log 2 1



8 Running transfer pump

Check clear well level 2 1

Open limitorque valve at base of 5 mil gal tank 1 1

Open Davis valve in line from 5 mil gal tank 1 1

Start transfer rump 1 1
i ___ _____________________ ____________________________ _______________________


1-Manipulation, 2-Discrimination, 3-Problem Solving

21-Easy, 2- Difficult, 3-Very Difficult


I


I








TASK DETAILING SHEET


Occupation: Water Treatment Plant Operator, City of Fort Lauderdale

Task:



Type of Learning
No. Steps in Performing the Task Performancel Difficulty2

8 (cont'd) Running transfer pump

Constantly check clear well and 5 mil gal 2 1

tank levels

Stop and restart according to c.o. levels 3 1

Close valves upon filling 5 mil gal tank 1 1

Record in daily log 2 1



9 Backwashing filters

Check number of hours run and log 1 1

Check loss of head gauge and log 2 1

Close air valve to effluent 1 1

Close influent valve 1 1

Close effluent valve 1 1

Open drain valve 1 1

Open wash water valve 1 1

Allow wash water to run until filter is clean 1 1

approximately 5 minutes

Reverse procedure to discontinue washing and 1 1

put filter back in normal operation


I1-Manipulation, 2-Discrimination, 3-Problem Solving

21-Easy, 2- Difficult, 3-Very Difficult








TASK DETAILING SHEET


Occupation: Water Treatment Plant Operator, City of Fort Lauderdale

Task:



Type of Learning
No. Steps Performance1 Difficulty2

9 (cont'd) Backwashing filters

Calculate wash water used and log 3 1

Record washing in log book of filters 2 1

Record in daily log 2 1



10 Priming pumps

Open priming valve at pump 1 1

Close all other priming valves at pumps 1 1

Allow priming jet to prime pump. If jet does 3 2

not prime pump, use vacuum priming pump

Open valves at priming pump 1 1

Close priming pump electric switch 1 1

After priming, secure valve at pump or at 1 1

valve and pump



11 Cleaning lime house equipment

Cleaning of lime slakers 1 2

Cleaning of chlorine equipment 1 2

Cleaning lime troughs 1 2


1-Manipulation, 2-Discrimination, 3-Problem Solving

1-Easy, 2- Difficult, 3-Very Difficult



41







TASK DETAILING SHEET


Occupation: Water Treatment Plant Operator, City of Fort Lauderdale

Task:



Type of Learning
No. Stens in Performing the Task Performancel Difficulty2

11 (cont'd) Cleaning lime house equipment

Cleaning walls 1 2

Cleaning floors 1 2

General dusting 1 1

Recording duties in log 2 1



12 Keeping Daily Logs

Setting log up for 24 hour period 2 1

Record pressures in log 2 1

Record tank elevations in log 2 1

Record GPM leaving plant in log 2 1

Record alkalinities in log 2 1

Record wells operating in log 2 1

Record pumps operating in log 2 1

Record filter hour run in log 2 1

Record filters washed in log 2 1

Record chemicals used & on hand in log 2 1

Record turbidities in log 2 1

Record stones from lime slaker in log 2 1


11-Manipulation, 2-Discrimination, 3-Problem Solving

21-Easy, 2- Difficult, 3-Very Difficult








TASK DETAILING SHEET


Occupation: Water Treatment Plant Operator, City of Fort Lauderdale

Task:



STyne of Learning
No. Stens in Performing the Task Performancel Difficulty2

12 (cont'd) Keening Daily Logs

Record weather and temperatures in log 2 1

Record water in plant storage tanks in log 2 1



13 Paper work

Keeping of daily log 2 1

Renuisitions for employee's clothing 2 1

Requisitions for chemicals 2 1

Keeping weather data for government 2 1

Sending weather data to government 2 2

Keeping monthly permanent book logs 2 2

Keening yearly permanent book logs 2 2

Keeping operational employee's time 2 1

Keeping vacation information 2 1

Writing letters about tours conducted at plant 2 1



14 Oiling, starting and checking diesel engines

Open air valve at compressor 1 1

Check oil in crank case and add oil if 2 1

Necessary

I-Manipulation, 2-Discrimination, 3-Problem Solving
21-Easy, 2- Difficult, 3-Very Difficult
1-Easy, 2- Difficult, 3-Very Difficult







TASK DETAILING SHEET


Occupation.:

Task:


Water Treatment Plant Operator, City of Fort Lauderdale


Type of
No. Steps in Performing the Task Performance1

14 (cont'd) Oiling, starting and checking diesel

engines

Check water level 2

Turn on water for cooling 1

Active air starter 1

]Watch oil pressure 2

Activate power take off 1

SCheck running temp. and oil pressure at safe 2

intervals

Record in daily log 2

Reverse the procedure of the above needed to 1

stop



15 Replacing charts on recorders

Stamp on chart the recorder for which chart 1

is intended, day, month & year

Remove used 24 hr. charts. 1

Place new charts on recorders 1

Store in cabinet for one year 9/1 to 9/1 2


1-Manipulation, 2-Discrimination, 3-Problem Solving

21-Easy, 2- Difficult, 3-Very Difficult








TASK DETAILING SHEET


Occupation: Water Treatment Plant Operator, City of Fort Lauderdale

Task:



Type of Learning
No. Steps in Performing the Task Performancel Difficulty2

15 (cont'd) Replacing charts on recorders

Bundle, secure and store for future use if 2 1

necessary



16 Obtaining weather data

Check rainfall gauge, obtaining amount of 2 1

rainfall if any

Obtain from 24 hr. temperature thermometers 2 1

high, low and present temperature

Record in daily log 2 1

Record in official weather observers record 2 1

booklet

Record in daily compiled records 2 2

Make monthly compiled record and send to National 2 2

Weather Records Center



Ordering chemicals

Check chemicals daily 2 1

Make out requisitions for chemicals to be 3 1

Ordered
1-Manipulation, 2-Discrimination, 3-Problem Solving
2-asy 2-Difficult, -Very Difficult
1-Easy, 2- Difficult, 3-Very Difficult








TASK DETAILING SHEET


Occupation: Water Treatment Plant Operator, City of Fort Lauderdale

Task:



Type of Learning
No. Steps in Performing the Task Performancel Difficulty2

(cont'd) Ordering chemicals

Obtain purchase order number 3 1

Order chemicals directly by telephone in some 1 1

cases

Keep records of orders placed 2 1



19 Operational detail

Review preceding operation 3 2

Discuss with preceding operator any difficulties 3 2

or malfunction of any equipment in plant



20 Checking existing operational condition supply

and demand

Check telemeter equipment 2 1

Check raw flow recording meter 2 1

Check distribution recording meter 2 1

Check clear well recording meter in ft. 2 1

Check 4 & 5 mil gal tank elevation tank 2 1

meters in feet


l1-Manipulation, 2-Discrimination, 3-Problem Solving

21-Easy, 2- Difficult, 3-Very Difficult








TASK DETAILING SHEET


Occupation: Water Treatment Plant Operator, City of Fort Lauderdale

Task:




Type of Learning
No. Steps in Performing the Task Performance Difficulty2

20 (cont'd) Checking existing operational condi-

tion supply and demand

Check distribution recording meter 2 1

Check plant pressure meter 2 1

Check Dixie Plant pressure 2 1

Check auxiliary pump station tank elevation 2 1

meter and pressure meter

Check pressure meters at B, C & D-36 Sta. 2 1

Check Prospect Lake flow 2 1

Check elevated storage elevation 2 1

Check 42" feet of head raw water main recording 2 1

meter


1-Manipulation, 2-Discrimination, 3-Problem Solving

21-Easy, 2- Difficult, 3-Very Difficult








TASK DETAILING SHEET


Occupation: Water Treatment Plant Operator, City of Fort Lauderdale

Task:



Type of Learning
No. Steps in Performing the Task Performancel Difficulty2

21 Water Plant strategy planning plant operation

for shift

Increase raw, if necessary, or decrease by 1 1

stopping well pump by radio

Stop or start centrifugal high service pumps 1 2

Prime system must be activated before starting 1 2

centrifugal numps

Start or stop diesel driven centrifugal pumps 1 2

On starting diesel driven pump, the oil, water, 2 2

air pressure must be checked before starting

Open poinciana pump station storage tank by 1 1

Fenco telemeter system



22 Calculating daily operational log

Read and record on log high service flow 2 2

meter

Subtract from preceding reading and record 3 2

on log

Read raw water flow meter and record 3 2


1-Manipulation, 2-Discrimination, 3-Problem Solving

21-Easy, 2- Difficult, 3-Very Difficult








TASK DETAILING SIIEET


Occupation:

Task:


Water Treatment Plant Operator, City of Fort Lauderdale


Type of Learning
No. Steps in Performing the Task Performance1 Difficulty2

22 (cont'd) Calculating daily operational log

Subtract from preceding reading and record on 3 2
log

Read elevation in feet and convert to gallons 3 2

4 & 5 mil gal tank

Subtract from preceding reading and record 3 2

on log as + or = for calculated flow

Read filter wash water used and record 2 2

Read sludge blow meter convert to gallons

and record on log 3 2

Read clear well gauge in feet and convert to 3 2

gallons and record on log

Add minus figures and subtract from raw flow 3 2

Add nlus figures to raw flow. The results of 3 2

#10 Vid #11 will give estimate distribution floc

Record on reading from lime machine to get 2 2

pounds of lime used as plant

Weigh silica and record to give pounds of 2 2

silica used in plant, convert pounds silica

*.to gallons for inventory

1-Manipulation, 2-Discrimination,, 3-Problem Solving

1-Easy, 2- Difficult, 3-Very Difficult








TASK DETAILING SHEET


Occupation: Water Treatment Plant Operator, City of Fort Lauderdale

Task:



Type of Learning
No. Steps in Performing the Task Performancel Difficulty2

22 (cont'd) Calculating daily operational log

Totalize chlorine in pounds per hour to get total 3 2

pounds of cl2 used in pit.
Record pounds of cl2 used at plant and 3 2

subtract from inventory to totalize

All high service pumps and auxiliary pumps 3 2

hours run in log

Check to see that finished and raw water analysis 2 2

is recorded on log

Check to see that Prospect Lake and well 2 2

field are recorded

Check log for each shifts weather data 2 2



23 Filter data and wash procedure

Filter loss of head is obtained by reading 2 1

gauge on filter which is graduated in feet which

actually is the level of water in filter and

water pressure below filter of difference in

feet


1-Manipulation, 2-Discrimination, 3-Problem Solving

21-Easy, 2- Difficult, 3-Very Difficult


50








TASK DETAILING SHEET


Occupation: Water Treatment Plant Operator, City of Fort Lauderdale

Task:




Type of Learning
No. Steps in Performing the Task Performancel Difficulty2

23 (cont'd) Filter data and wash procedure

Filter rate of flow is also read on gauge 2 1

on filter graduated in MGD measured by

venture tube

Filter hours run is the length of time in 2 1

hours between wash

Filter wash procedure 1 2



25 Plant Inspection or Survey

This inspection is a very important part of 2 2

operation and takes a great deal of experience,

and knowledge mechanically and also electrical

Also, the knowledge of the hydraulic and

pneumatic system in plant are necessary. A

drawing of all underground pipes and valves is

also very helpful and should be available. Dis

charge flumes or pipes of all chemical feed

machine must also be familiar to operator.

This knowledge enables an operator to spot

Sany malfunction.

1-Manipulation, 2-Discrimination, 3-Problem Solving
2-asy, 2- Difficult, 3-Very Difficult
1-Easy, 2- Difficult, 3-Very Difficult






























APPENDIX C


TASK ANALYSIS
WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT OPERATOR
CITY OF FORT LAUDERDALE










TASK ANALYSIS


Occupation: Wastewater Treatment Plant


Operator, City of Fort Lauderdale


Frequency of Learning
No. Task Performancel Importance2 Difficulty3

1 Sampling for D.O. 9 times a day 1 2

2 Sampling for H2S 12 times day 1 2

3 Drawing raw sludge to digester 12 times day 2 1

4 Drawing digested sludge to beds once a month 2 2

5 Reading meters (flow) Hourly 1 3

6 Composite sampling for lab analysis Hourly 1 2

7 Record pertinent information on Hourly 2 3

daily log

8 Adjust recirculation to flow Rarely 2 1

9 Adjust chlorination and record 3 times a day 1 1

results

10 Operate emergency power generator Once weekly 2 2

11 Record digester gas production and 3 times a day 3 3

consumption (Heat regulation)

12 Check for malfunction of equipment Continuous 2 1

13 First Aid Rarely 2 2

14 Maintain security regulations Hourly 2 3

15 Clean and maintain work area and Continuous 1 2

equipment


Rarely, once a month, times

21-Very important, 2-Important, 3-Not

1-Difficult, 2-Moderately Difficult,


a month, once a day,

very important

3-Easy


times a day










TASK ANALYSIS


Occupation: wastewater Treatment Plant


Operator, City of Fort Lauderdale


Frequency Learning
No. Task Performance1 Importance2 Difficulty3

16 Sampling for coliform bacteria count once weekly 1 2

17 Record weather conditions Hourly 2 3

18 Personal hygiene


































Rarely, once a month, times a month, once a day, times a day

21-Very important, 2-Important, 3-Not very important

1-Difficult, 2-Moderately Difficult, 3-Easy








TASK DETAILING SHEET


Occupation: Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator, City of Fort Lauderdale

Task:




Type of Learning
No. :Steps in Performing the Task Performancel Difficulty2

1 & 2 Samnling for D.O.and H2S

Collect samDles at designated locations Recall 1

Add proper chemicals to samples in proper 1 1

amounts and in prescribed order

Mix as per standard methods 1 1

Titrate to original color 2 2

Color comparison 2 2

Record results 1 1

Clean & replace equipment 1 1



3 Drawing raw sludge to digerster

Draw raw sludge from primary clarifiers to 1 1

inspection wells operatee valves)

Inspect consistency of sludge 2 2

Pump sludge to digester 1 1

Check pumns for efficiency 3 2

Wash equipment-using minimum H20 1 1

Record pumnages on Log 1 1


1-Manipulation, 2-Discrimination, 3-Problem Solving
2 2- Difficult, 3-Very Difficult
1-Easy, 2- Difficult, 3-Very Difficult








TASK DETAILING SHEET


Occupation: Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator, City of Fort Lauderdale

Task:



Type of Learning
No: Steps in Performing the Task Performancel Difficulty2

4 Drawing digested sludge to beds

Interpret lab results to determine 2 2

proper time for function

Operate valves to start and regulate 1 2

rate of flow

Visual observation of consistency 2 2

Draw off proper amount 1 2

Flush lines at completion of drawoff 1 1

Collect sample for lab analysis 1 1

Record amount drawn to drying bed 2 1

Clean all equipment 1 1



5 Reading meters (flow)

Read flow meter hourly 1 1

Calculate hourly flow 2 1

Record result on Daily Log 1 1



6 Composite sampling for lab analysis

Composite sampling for lab analysis, using Recall 2


1-Manipulation, 2-Discrimination, 3-Problem Solving

2-Easy, 2- Difficult, 3-Very Difficult








TASK DETAILING SHEET


Occupation: Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator, City of Fort Lauderdale

Task:


Steps in Performing the Task Performancet

(cont'd) Composite sampling for lab analysis

proper equipment, gather appropriate sample

at designated locations

Add hourly sample to composite container 1

Refrigerate composite 2

Clean and replace equipment 3



Record pertinent information on daily log

Sewage temperature three times a day 1

Minimum and maximum and total hourly flows 1

Chlorine consumption and dosage rates three 1 & 2

times daily

Weather information, wind direction and- 2

velocity, temperature and rainfall

Remarks on over-all visual observations on 1

all phases of operation

Signature of operator on-duty and time 1

of arrival





I-Manipulation, 2-Discrimination, 3-Problem Solving

21-Easy, 2- Difficult, 3-Very Difficult







TASK DETAILING SHEET


Occupation: Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator, City of Fort Lauderdale

Task:



Type of Learning
No. Steps in Performing the Task Performancel Difficulty2

8 Adjust recirculation to flow

Calculate amount of recirculation to flow 1 2

Reset rate to prescribed ratio 2 2

Observe consistancv of ratio 2 2



9 Adjust chlorination and record results

Collect sample on both high and both low 1 1
tides daily
Add chemicals to samples as prescribed 1 2

Make color comparison 2 2

Adjust chlorine machine to raise or lower 1 & 2 2

rate of feed

Record changes on Daily Log 1 1

Clean equipment 1 1



10 Operate emergency power generator

Start power unit 1 2

Bring unit to operating temperature and seed 1 2

to carry load





1-Manipulation, 2-Discrimination, 3-Problem Solving

1-Easy, 2- Difficult, 3-Very Difficult








TASK DETAILING SHEET


Occupation: Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator, City of Fort Lauderdale

Task:




Type of Learning
No. Steps in Performing the Task Performancel Difficulty2

In (cont'd) Operate emergency power generator

Switch from commercial power to generator 1 1

Check unit for proper operation under load Trouble shooting 2

Switch back to commercial power 1 1

Slow down unit for cooling off period 1 1

Stop unit 1 1

Check oil, water & general appearance of unit 2 2

Clean area and equipment 1 1

Record running time and fuel consumption 2 1



11 Record digester gas production and consumption

(Heat regulation)

Check boiler bath water temperature 2 1

Check sludge temperature to and from boiler 2 1

Check waste burner for burning waste 2 1

Check consumption and waste meters for 2 1

total gas production

Record readings on log 1 1


l1-Manipulation, 2-Discrimination, 3-Problem Solving
2-Easy, 2- Difficult, 3-Very Difficult
1-Easy, 2- Difficult, 3-Very Difficult









TASK DETAILING SHEET


Occupation.: Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator, City of Fort Lauderdale

Task:


No. .Steps in Performing the Task


Type of
Performance


Learning
Difficulty2


12 Check for malfunction of equipment

Listen for change of sound in all equipment Trouble shootinI 2

with moving parts (continuously)

Check for excessive noise in equipment Trouble shooting 2

Check for excessive temperature in all Trouble shooting 2

mechanical equipment (continuously)

Continuously check gauges and meters on. Trouble shooting 2

mechanical equipment for efficiency

Keep work areas clean and free of foreign 1 1

matter (oil, water, etc.)

Promptly inform mechanics of malfunctions 2 2



13 First Aid

Survey extent of injury 2 2

Apply proper medication & dressings 2 1

Report immediately to superior 2 1

Inform superior of possible complications 2 1


1I-Manipulation, 2-Discrimination, 3-Problem Solving

21-Easy, 2- Difficult, 3-Very Difficult








TASK DETAILING SHEET


Occupation: Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator, City of Fort Lauderdale

Task:




Type of Learning
No. .Steps in Performing the Task Performancel Difficulty2

14 Maintain security regulations

Close and lock all entrances to installation 1 1

when operating alone

Call central office hourly when alone 2 1

Report all unusual occurrences 2 2

Log all calls 1 1



15 Clean and maintain work area and equipment

Sampling devices washed after each use and re- 2 1

placed to proper storage

Mechanical equipment kept free of oil, grease 2 2

and foreign matter

Keep all equipment and materials in proper .1 2

places



16 Sampling for coliform bacteria count

Use proper and properly prepared recepticles 1 1

to collect sample

Collect samples at determined locations only 2 1



1-Manipulation, 2-Discrimination, 3-Problem Solving

1-Easy, 2- Difficult, 3-Very Difficult









TASK DETAILING SHEET


Occupation: Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator, City of Fort Lauderdale

Task:



Type of Learning
No. Steps in Performing the Task Performancel Difficulty2

16 (cont'd) Sampling for coliform count

Fill containers to prescribed levels and 1 2

immediately reseal

Forward samples to lab for analysis 1 1

Record conditions under which samples were 2 2

collected



17 Record weather conditions

Log air temperature hourly 1 1

Log wind direction and speed 1 1

Log rainfall 1 1

Log and inform central office on unusual 2 2

or severe conditions



18 Personal hygiene

Wash hands with medicated soap after each 2 1

handling of samples

Wash hands after handling chemicals 1 1

All spillages, samples or chemicals, flush 2 1


1-Manipulation, 2-Discrimination, 3-Problem Solving

1-Easy, 2- Difficult, 3-Very Difficult








TASK DETAILING SHEET


Occupation: Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator, City of Fort Lauderdale

Task:



Type of Learning
No. Steps in Performing the Task Performancel Difficulty2
18 (cont'd) Personal hygiene

affected area with water, followed with

cleansing with medicated soal

Keen all tools and equipment clean 1 1

Follow first aid procedures explicitly 2 2































1-Manipulation, 2-Discrimination, 3-Problem Solving

1-Easy, 2- Difficult, 3-Very Difficult




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