Plant Manager-Wastewater/Water

City of Naples | Naples, FL

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Posted Date 7/31/2020

$73,347.00 - $94,468.00 Annually

The purpose of this classification is to supervise operations and activities of a water or a wastewater treatment plant to provide quality drinking water for public use or to produce quality effluent water in compliance with federal, state and local requirements.

Essential Functions

Responsible for oversight of sub-regional plants, including Orange Tree and Golden Gate. Responsibilities will include assisting with the construction of the plants that will come on-line in 2022 and 2023. The Plant Manager will also be responsible for ongoing enterprise asset management of operating facilities. As assets are added and/or identified, the Plant Manager will enter those assets into the Cityworks program. Responsibilities will include the operation of water and wastewater plants and operate those facilities upon completion. Coordinates capital improvements, construction projects, and contracted services; ensures continual plant operations throughout expansion/construction activities; communicates with contractors and engineering personnel regarding planning for current/future capital projects; reviews proposals from engineering firms, attends bid meetings and attends project review board meetings. Ensures compliance with all applicable laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures; ensures adherence to established safety procedures; monitors work environment and use of safety equipment to ensure safety of employees and other individuals; performs a Job Safety Analysis (JSA) for each task in the facility; initiates any actions necessary to correct deviations or violations. Consults with division management or other officials to review facility operations/activities, review/resolve problems, receive advice/direction, and provide recommendations; coordinates plant projects/activities/capital projects with other divisions, contractors, outside agencies, or others as needed. Assists in developing, implementing and monitoring budget for plant; submits budget justifications and manpower justifications; monitors expenditures to ensure compliance with approved budget. Develops, updates, and implements standard operating procedures and plant protocols including security procedures and disaster preparedness plans. Assists in developing and implementing long- and short-term plans, goals, and objectives; evaluates efficiency and effectiveness of plant operations, methods, procedures, and use of resources; implements improvements as needed. Conducts plant inspections and troubleshoots problems; oversees and monitors the treatment process and laboratory analysis; inspects work performed by contractors and outside service providers; schedules plant projects and plant shutdowns; performs periodic safety checks; monitors feed rates of chemicals and hazardous materials; oversees entry of operational and inventory data into computer. Makes necessary adjustments to plant operations to function within compliance standards for the North East Facilities, Orange Tree and Golden Gate WWTP’s. Performs administrative tasks; prepares, reviews, and authorizes reports, records, purchases, and operational data; reviews work schedules and monitors overtime; conveys relevant information to staff members; compiles payroll forms and submits for payment; writes and submits work orders for maintenance/repair needs; writes specifications, Request For Proposals (RFPs), and bids for purchasing packages. Maintains compliance with state licensing requirements; compiles permit data and submits permit applications per regulatory requirements; compiles data for production of monthly and quarterly regulatory reports; ensures timely submission of all required reports directly to appropriate regulatory agencies, explaining any violations that may have occurred. Monitors inventory levels of division equipment, chemicals, and supplies; ensures availability of adequate materials to conduct work activities; initiates orders/requisitions for new or replacement materials; obtains competitive price quotes; prepares bid specifications; prepares executive summaries of annual bids or purchases for Board approval; receives incoming orders of chemicals and supplies; conducts periodic inventory counts; prepares and maintains asset inventory records. Develops staff training programs and coordinates training activities; monitors certification/licensure of staff members to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.
Supervises, directs, and evaluates assigned staff, processing employee concerns and problems, directing work, counseling, disciplining, and completing employee performance appraisals; conducts interviews and makes hiring recommendations. Coordinates daily work activities; organizes, prioritizes, and assigns work; monitors status of work in progress and inspects completed work; confers with assigned staff, assists with complex/problem situations, and provides technical expertise. Supervises the operation of water/wastewater treatment plant equipment to maintain adequate water flow, proper water treatment, and proper plant functions; monitors plant treatment process and distribution system; shuts down and starts plant as necessary. Supervises and assists with collection of water samples for chemical analysis; oversees regular chemical tests to determine the chemical composition of water, to control quality, and to ensure compliance with federal and state regulations; conducts periodic quality control tests; logs test results on daily charts and log sheets. Supervises plant maintenance, building maintenance, grounds maintenance, or general/manual tasks. Operates and monitors plant/systems via computer; conducts visual plant inspections and monitors plant operations/processes to ensure proper operations and to detect equipment failures, potential leaks, or other problem situations; conducts field inspections or remote station inspections; troubleshoots outlying wells and pump stations; makes adjustments in plant operations as appropriate; performs preventive maintenance checks and procedures on plant equipment; reports faulty equipment or problem situations to appropriate personnel.
Responds to complaints and questions related to plant operations or related issues; provides information, researches problems, and initiates problem resolution. Monitors gauges, meters, and charts to ensure proper plant operations; maintains logs/records of plant operations, meter/gauge readings, test results, chemical applications, and other data. Prepares/receives/reviews or completes various forms, reports, correspondence, logs, charts, graphs, performance evaluations, budget documents, purchase orders, executive summaries, bid specifications, job postings, procedures, protocols, standards, payroll reports, accident reports, organizational charts, statistical data, permit applications, variance reports, regulatory reports, discharge monitoring reports, sludge analysis reports, operational reports, asset inventory reports, work orders, laboratory sheets, weather reports, flow reports, storage reports, shift turnover reports, equipment status logs, inventory records, chain of custody forms, inspection reports, or other documents. Performs public relations functions; provides education and information to the public regarding plant operations and related issues; coordinates plant tours. Maintains a comprehensive, current knowledge of applicable laws/regulations; maintains an awareness of new processes, methods, trends, and advances in the profession; reads professional literature; maintains professional affiliations; attends workshops and training sessions as appropriate. Responds 24/7/365 to any situation in the facility that requires their presence/direction; each of their respective facilities is a continuous operation; the Plant Managers are on-call and carry cell phones provided by the County to ensure their response. Will assist with operational duties at the regional plants as needed. Operates a personal computer or other equipment as necessary to complete essential functions, to include the use of word processing, spreadsheet, database, graphics, e mail, Internet, or other computer programs.

Minimum Qualifications

Vocational/technical degree and college coursework with emphasis on chemistry, environmental/engineering sciences, water/wastewater treatment plant operations, Bachelor degree preferred; supplemented by five (5) years of progressively responsible experience and/or training that includes water/wastewater treatment plant operations, budget development, and supervision; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Experience in managing and maintaining an Enterprise Asset Management system. Must possess and maintain a valid Class A Water Treatment Plant Operator License or a Class A Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator License issued by the State of Florida. Dual Water/Wastewater licensure preferred. Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver's License with any applicable endorsements and maintain eligibility requirements and endorsement(s) to drive a County vehicle as provided in CMA 5805. Fingerprinting required.


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