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Wastewater Treatment Foreman, Correction

Department of Correction

Open for Recruitment: September 11, 2017 - October 2, 2017
Announcement # 06552023753
Salary Range: $18.28 - $20.31 per hour -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Boise

The Mission of the Idaho Department of Correction (IDOC) is to protect the public, our staff, and those within our custody and supervision through safety, accountability, partnerships and providing opportunities for offender change.

Please note changes have been made to this exam to include the standards required for the Department’s compliance with the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) of 2003. You must complete both exams attached to this announcement to be considered for this position.

The Idaho Department of Correction (IDOC) has a vacancy for a Wastewater Treatment Foreman, Correction to monitor, operate, and maintain two wastewater treatment facilities, related piping, pumping, and irrigation systems at the South Boise Complex.

Hiring lists may be created from Open Competitive, IDOC Department Promotional and Statewide Agency Promotional applicants. If you have previously applied for this position for IDOC or any other agency and wish to be considered for the current vacancy, you must reapply under this announcement. Previous scores will not be used.

Note: Incumbent will be exposed to chemical products for lagoon treatment and pest and vegetation control. Outside work in all weather conditions and night/off-duty call-backs may be required. The work involves periodically lifting and carrying approximately 100 pounds, climbing ladders, working and carrying items on uneven terrain, and bending and stooping.

What are the benefits?


  • Operate and adjust lagoon aerators, water diversion stop-logs, residual analyzer, chlorination and related treatment equipment
  • Add chemicals to prescribed standards and draw samples of water for laboratory tests and analysis
  • Perform routine chemical analysis of wastewater and change process based on test results
  • Oversee cleaning and maintenance of structures, lagoons, and equipment for sanitation
  • Perform preventive maintenance on sewer lines, pumps, valves, sprinkler equipment, motors, regulators, tools, and related equipment
  • Operate internal combustion engines, sewer rodder, chemical sprayers, weed burners, suction pumps, and electrical powered hand tools, motorized line irrigation equipment
  • Inspect and repair lagoon aerators, raw sewage grinders, pumps and motors, diversion stop-logs, injectors, valves, regulators, chlorinators, and irrigation equipment
  • Use drills, grinders, backhoe, oxygen/acetylene equipment, cleaning solvents, and caustic products in repair and maintenance operations
  • Hire, train, evaluate performance, and maintain custody of assigned offenders
  • Supervise issuance and custody of tools and equipment as well as conduct searches for tools, weapons, and contraband
  • Prepare requisitions for purchase of tools, equipment and chemicals, submit estimates for maintenance and repair costs, and maintain records and inventories
  • Prepare and submit DEQ wastewater discharge monitoring, chlorination, and water testing reports
  • Operate and maintain farming equipment associated with grass and hay crops


  • Must possess or be able to obtain the following licensures within 18 months of hire: Wastewater Treatment License I, Wastewater Collection License I, and Land Application License
  • Good knowledge of the operation, maintenance, and repair of equipment utilized with wastewater treatment and storage lagoon systems.
  • Good knowledge of wastewater treatment chemicals and their safe use and storage.
  • Good knowledge of wastewater sample collection procedures.
  • Experience making cost estimates for equipment repair and replacement.
  • Valid driver's license


To be hired, candidates will have a history and background supportive of department mission goals and will be subject to:

  • Completing a Background Investigation Questionnaire and pre-employment drug testing
  • Having a federal and state criminal background check to include fingerprints
  • Having a history of law-abiding behavior
  • Felonies, misdemeanors, illegal drug usage, DUI's, adverse driving convictions and employment history may make you ineligible for employment

Non-hiring restrictions are in place for candidates who:

  • Have been convicted of Domestic Violence or similar types of violent behaviors
  • Have a dishonorable discharge from military service
  • Currently are using, dealing or are associated with illegal drugs
  • Have close friends or relatives under IDOC care & custody where the vacancy exists
  • Are currently under IDOC supervision or probation (must be released from IDOC supervision or probation for at least one year)


  1. Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) - In compliance with the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) of 2003, we are required to obtain certain information in the exam/interview process and consider specific information when making hiring and selection decisions for positions that have contact with inmates "in a prison, jail, lockup, community confinement facility, juvenile facility, or other institution..." The PREA Standards do not require we obtain this information for positions not within a correctional facility such as Probation & Parole and Central Office positions. Again, these changes are being implemented in order for the department to the meet the requirement of PREA standards. The PREA definitions of Sexual Abuse and Sexual Harassment are available on the IDOC website. For more information about PREA, visit
  2. Minimum Qualifications Exam - You will receive a score based on your education and experience in the answers to the exam. A minimum score of70 is required to pass. Notification of your test results will be available online when the exam review process has been completed. All answers to the questions on the exam must be supported in the work history, resume, and/or education portion of your application. To preview the exam, click on the following link;


Click on any Apply Online button to the left and follow the instructions provided to complete the Application Checklist and Exam for this position.

When updating your online application information, please select/add:

  • Department of Correction under "Agencies"
  • Full-time under "Job Type/Shift"
  • Boise under "Cities"

Without this information, your name cannot be referred to the hiring agency. You must complete all items in the Application Checklist under General Information and Optional Information. This includes: Personal Information, Education, Work History, Cities, Agencies, Job Type/Shift, Skills, and Customized Resume.


For more information on the Idaho Department of Correction visit or follow us at Click here for State of Idaho Benefits at a Glance.

Thank you for your interest in this exciting career opportunity!


Preview Exam

At the discretion of the appointing authority, compensatory time off may be provided in lieu of overtime cash compensation.

Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. In addition, preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of Human Resources.