Wastewater Treatment Chief Plant Operator

City of Brighton | Brighton, CO

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Posted Date 1/05/2021

SALARY: $63,877 to $87,506 Annually

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Plan, organize, supervise, and participate in the day-to-day operations of work and personnel assigned to the wastewater treatment plant. Review and monitor adherence to operational plans and procedures, manage regulatory compliance, assist in process control work and coordinate activities with other internal departments. Review and analyze daily logs, data sheets, and laboratory data; monitor wastewater operations and associated systems and equipment to ensure permit compliance. This position must work well independently and with teams, while providing excellent, respectful customer service and human relations skills, which support the City of Brighton's mission and values.

Knowledge of:

  • Regulations, regulatory agencies, permitting, compliance reporting.
  • Wastewater treatment principles, methods and practices, specifically Activated Sludge Treatment.
  • Process control testing and data analysis.
  • Principles of supervision and training.
  • Operation, maintenance and repair of major wastewater plant equipment, systems and facilities.
  • Operation and maintenance of a wide variety of tools and equipment utilized in the trade.
  • Project oversight and management in the treatment systems or facilities.
  • Telemetry systems and preventative maintenance practices and procedures as applied to wastewater treatment facilities.
  • Mathematical concepts.
  • Safety rules, regulations and safe work methods and precautions related to the work.

Ability to:

  • Apply independent judgment, personal discretion, and resourcefulness in interpreting and applying guidelines, rules, and regulations.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Supervise, organize staff, and review the work of operations and maintenance personnel.
  • Select, train, and evaluate staff.
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Prepare legally mandated reports, responses, and applications, as required.
  • Locate and diagnose operational problems and adopt effective courses of action.
  • Assist in supervising, training, and evaluating less experienced personnel.
  • Read and interpret basic maps and blueprints. 
  • Prepare reports and maintain accurate records.
  • Work with little or no supervision. 

Completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by specialized coursework in chemistry, biology, civil engineering or related field. Minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in the operations and maintenance of wastewater treatment facilities including two years of supervisory and regulatory compliance experience, or any equivalent combination of education and experience.

Must possess a Colorado Class "A" Wastewater Treatment Certification and valid driver's license. Possession of a level III Wastewater Collections Certificate is desirable.

SALARY: $63,877 to $87,506 Annually

Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Mid Level

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