Wastewater Plant Manager

City of Durango | Durango, CO

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Posted Date 11/18/2020

The City of Durango is looking for a strong leader to fill the Wastewater Plant Manager role at the newly constructed Santa Rita Water Reclamation Facility.

Salary: $80,616.00 - $88,677.00 (Yearly Salary)

The Manager leads a team of operations and maintenance staff in the collection and treatment of wastewater. The position is generally responsible for the operation and maintenance of the Facility and directs the day-to-day operations of the wastewater treatment staff at the facility with the plant supervisor. The manager has responsibility to both ensure compliance with all federal, state and local regulations by performance of all necessary regular and technical tasks to receive, sample, treat and discharge clean water back to the Animas River. 

We are looking for a manager good leadership capabilities; a clear communicator with willingness to lead by example. The manager needs the ability to teach less experienced staff the basics and instruct those with more experience how to tackle new challenges.

The Wastewater Plant Manager is part of the Utilities Department leadership team for the City, and works together with the Water Treatment, and Distributions and Collections to meet the stewardship goals of a growing City. 


Job requirements include: 

Extensive knowledge of the principles and practices of wastewater plant operations as related to collections systems, primary, secondary and tertiary treatment.

Standard principles of biology, chemistry and mathematics as related to wastewater treatment – specifically of a biological nutrient removal process

Water quality sampling and inspection techniques.

Methods, techniques and quality control of laboratory analysis and testing.

Materials, methods, practices and equipment used in the maintenance and operation of wastewater treatment facilities.

Maintenance and repair activities generally performed in a wastewater system maintenance and repair program.

Proper preventative maintenance procedures in an industrial facility

Occupational hazards and standard safety precautions necessary in the workplace.

Principles and procedures of record keeping and reporting.

Basic principles of municipal budget preparation and control.

Modern office procedures, methods and computer equipment.

Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation.

Pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes and regulations.

Job Category
Local Government
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