Wastewater Supervisor

City of Sierra Vista | Sierra Vista, AZ

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Posted Date 8/26/2019

$26.46 - $39.70 Hourly
$2,117.19 - $3,175.77 Biweekly
$4,587.25 - $6,880.83 Monthly
$55,047.00 - $82,570.00 Annually


Under general supervision performs a variety of technical and supervisory tasks relative to the operation of the City's sewer collection system, wastewater treatment facilities, and water distribution system. FLSA status: Exempt.

Essential functions included in the job description may include tasks, knowledge, skills, and other characteristics. The list of tasks is illustrative only and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class.


Plans, organizes, assigns, directs, and reviews the work of employees engaged in the operation and maintenance of the wastewater treatment plant, sewer collections, and water storage and distribution facilities

Oversees operation of facilities to meet all applicable regulatory requirements and in accordance with design criteria

Develops and implements techniques and methods of process control which increase plant efficiency

Investigates citizen complaints and provides timely responses

Meets with organizations regarding the operation of water and wastewater treatment facilities

Participates in employee recruitment and selection; coordinates training; conducts employee performance evaluations

Serves as liaison with agencies, commissions, and public relating to water and wastewater issues

Oversees contractors working on City water and wastewater projects

Performs research and prepares reports; writes and assists with the administration of grants and contracts assigned to water and wastewater operations

Coordinates the repair and maintenance of equipment and vehicles; ensures that tools and equipment are properly cleaned, maintained, fueled and stored

Evaluates procedures to assure operational efficiencies and compliance with federal, state, and local rules and regulations

Participates in the preparation and monitoring of section budget; plans procurement of materials, supplies, and equipment; assists in preparing equipment specifications, may initiate major purchases

Works with computer spreadsheets, data base programs, word processing, and specialized application programs and systems

Performs related duties as required


Knowledge of federal, state, and local rules and regulations relating to operations, security, safety, and emergency procedures relating to water distribution, wastewater collection and treatment

Knowledge of City of Sierra Vista Self Monitoring Report forms, Aquifer Protection Permit, Arizona Pollutant Discharge Elimination System

Knowledge of the mechanical, biological, and chemical processes involved in the operation of a wastewater treatment plant

Knowledge of the principles and practices of public and business administration, office administration, and report writing

Knowledge of and ability to apply principles of sound management and budgeting

Knowledge of the occupational hazards in wastewater treatment plants and safety measures to be implemented

Ability to perform, analyze, and interpret laboratory tests for the purpose of making operational adjustments

Knowledge of the methods, materials, tools and equipment used in the operation, maintenance, inspection, repair, and installation of wastewater treatment plant components

Ability to plan and direct the work of subordinate employees

Ability to utilize office computer systems to include personal computer, spreadsheets, word processing, and database software programs

Ability to utilize computerized systems used in the control and monitoring of wastewater treatment facilities and interpret data presented

Ability to analyze facts and exercise sound judgment in decision making

Ability to communicate effectively with people at all levels

Must be available for emergency response


Bachelor's degree in Business Administration/Management or related field and 4 years experience in municipal wastewater operations OR an Associate's degree and 8 years experience in municipal wastewater operations

Three years of supervisory experience

Must possess a Grade IV Arizona Department of Environmental Quality Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator, a Grade IV Wastewater Collections System Operator certification, and a Grade I Water Distribution System Operator certification

Possession of a valid Arizona Class B Commercial Driver's License within 6 months of employment

Pass DOT and City of Sierra Vista background and drug screening program

CPR Certificate desirable

Degree must be from an institution accredited by one of the six regional accreditation boards:

1. MSA Middle States Association

2. NASC  Northwest Association of Schools & Colleges

3. NCA  North Central Association of Colleges & Schools

4. NEASC  New England Association of Schools & College

5. SACS  Southern Association of Colleges & Schools

6. WASC  Western Association of Schools & Colleges




The City of Sierra Vista provides an equal employment opportunity (EEO) for all persons regardless of race, color, sex (to include lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, or transgendered (LGBT)), age, religion, national origin, disability, marital status, or genetic information. The City of Sierra Vista complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in all employment activities.

The City of Sierra Vista complies with the American's with Disabilities Act (ADA) and will provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities. Requests for reasonable accommodation during the recruitment or hiring process must be sent to the Human Resources Department.

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