Water Division Manager

Town of Jupiter Island Public Safety Department | Hobe Sound, FL

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Posted Date 6/25/2019

Salary: $66,535.00 - $105,347.00 (Yearly Salary)


    • Directs and coordinates all operations of the Water Division, including special projects.
    • Must be able to perform all duties and responsibilities associated with the Chief Water Plant Operator and Water Plant Operator positions.
    • Identifies ways to improve water operations and service; provides leadership in productivity and customer service initiatives.
    • Provides direction and guidance to maintain effective work flow.
    • Trains and mentors subordinate staff.
    • Reviews the work of subordinates; prepares performance appraisals.
    • Assists in the Counseling of employees as necessary to improve job performance.
    • Oversees employee schedules and leave forms; approves all pay records.
    • Coordinates the repair and maintenance of all division facilities and equipment.
    • Oversees work performed by outside contractors.
    • Coordinates the maintenance of all division buildings.
    • Develops goals, objectives and procedures as requested.
    • Identifies specifications and requirements for materials and equipment; initiates purchases following established procedures; reviews and approves invoices.
    • Assists Utility Director in the preparation of the budget.
    • Identifies ways to improve the maintenance and life of capital facilities.
    • Reviews reports and logs for regulatory agency reports and internal record keeping; manages the records.
    • Assures that a clean and safe physical environment in the plants and well fields is maintained.
    • Conducts division staff meetings.
    • Assists in Town/SMRU preparations for severe storms, hurricanes and other weather emergencies and is considered an essential first responder following a major weather/emergency event.
    • Assists in post-storm damage assessment, clean-up and repair.
    • Maintains appropriate inventory records.
    • Performs related duties as necessary.


  • Graduation from high school or equivalent is required.
  • Some college course work or advanced training is required in water operations, supervision, infrastructure management, or related subjects.
  • Florida Class B Water Plant Operator’s Certification is required; Class A preferred; must be able to obtain Class A within one year of hire.
  • A valid Florida driver’s license is required.


  • Eight years of progressively responsible experience in water treatment plant operation is required; at least three years of experience should be in a supervisory role.
  • Reverse Osmosis experience is preferred.
  • Other combinations of experience and education may be substituted.


  • Thorough knowledge of water utility operations and management.
  • Knowledge, skills and abilities associated with the Chief Water Plant Operator and Water Plant Operator positions.
  • Knowledge of scheduling and managing a variety of concurrent tasks.
  • Knowledge of leadership and supervisory styles and techniques.
  • Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions applicable to water production.
  • Knowledge of hazardous chemical handling and proper emergency response to exposure.
  • Ability to supervise effectively in order to achieve desired work results.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
  • Ability to read, understand and comply with federal, state and local regulations.
  • Ability to read, understand and follow operations and maintenance manuals.
  • Ability to understand and perform basic math.
  • Ability to use computer for writing reports, recording data, E-mail and Internet.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to manage staff under stressful situations.
  • Ability to operate specialized computer systems used in water production and distribution.
  • Ability to maintain records and prepare clear and concise reports regarding plant operation.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with utility staff, management and the general public.
  • Ability to analyze problems and identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and recommend solutions.
  • Ability to determine the best course of action in a variety of circumstances.


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Local Government
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