Shift Supervisor Water Treatment

Town of Abingdon | Abingdon, MD

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Posted Date 7/08/2018
This is responsible supervisory work in the Harford County Water System. Employees in this class are responsible for the proper utilization of staff, equipment and treatment techniques? for the continuous monitoring of the operating efficiency of applicable facilities? for the development and application of improved methods and techniques, and for exercising supervision over a shift of senior plant operators, plant operators, trainees, and/or mechanics. Employees work under general supervision of the Plant Superintendent, and may be "on call" as directed.
(The following examples illustrate the work performed in the positions in the class. Positions may require some or all of these examples depending on the organization of work within the department. The list is not inclusive. A position may require duties not listed, if necessary, to accomplish the work of the department.)
  1. Organizes and assigns daily routine operational and maintenance tasks to subordinates and assures that these tasks are performed properly.
  2. Organizes and maintains a safety oriented program.
  3. Inspects the facilities daily to assure equipment is properly operated and maintained.
  4. Repairs or makes arrangements for others to repair any mechanical breakdowns in equipment at minimum downtime.
  5. Follows strict preventive maintenance procedures and recordkeeping as directed from superiors.
  6. Engages in actively training subordinates in basic water and wastewater processing skills including pre­certification test review sessions.
  7. Keeps inventory on chemical, fuel, and lubricant usage to assure efficiency and adequate supply.
  8. Participates in self­training programs to stay in touch with new techniques in the field.
  9. Analyzes plant and/or laboratory analyses and reports on adjustment of processing methods.
  10. Prepares reports on any aspect of the work involved to superiors and other shift supervisors.
  11. Maintains effective working relationships with employees, officials and the public.
  12. Keeps proper certification with the State of Maryland as specified by law.
  13. Other duties as assigned.
Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices methods and techniques of processing water and wastewater according to State and Federal standards. Familiarity with and past experience with Word, Excel, and Access based programs. Ability to instruct through demonstration of such practices, methods and techniques? to analyze plant and laboratory analysis and reports? to inspect facilities and make minor repairs to equipment? to supervise and train others? to maintain records and prepare reports? to maintain a courteous and cooperative working relationship with others? to climb, stoop, kneel, reach, lift, walk and stand for prolonged periods of time? to drive a County vehicle while carrying out some assignments. Worker is subject to atmospheric conditions such as odors, noise, and inside and outside environmental conditions. Must be able to wear a negative­pressure respirator and/or self­contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).

Two (2) year degree or certificate in water or wastewater operations chemistry, biology, or engineering? OR sixty (60) or more credits in a water or wastewater related field. Additional education/experience as described above may be substituted for the degree requirement on a year for year basis, but listed coursework must be completed..

ALSO REQUIRED is satisfactory completion of the following course or equivalent (the course may be included in the above credits if applicable): At least 40 hours of formal supervisory training in a seminar, short course or college semester format.

Five (5) years' drinking water plant operating experience at the processing works applied for or at an equivalent processing works: (Water – Class 4).

  1. Possession of a valid permanent Maryland Board of Certification license for the class of works of the position applied for.
  2. Possession of a valid Maryland Board of Certification Water Class 4 license or equal certifications from another state at the time of hire. Candidates with out of state certifications will be obligated to obtain required License through reciprocity within six months of employment.
  3. Possession of a valid Class C non­commercial driver's license with no more than three (3) points. Please be advised this position requires a valid driver's license. Your application will not be accepted if you fail to include the full driver's license number.
Must comply with Harford County Safety Manual.
  • Additional education/experience as described above may be substituted for the degree requirement on a year for year basis, but listed coursework must be completed.
  • Candidates must provide proof of required credits on their employment application and must provide copies of college or other transcripts. Candidates must also provide proof of completion of the required courses.
  • Selected candidate will be subject to random drug and/or alcohol testing.
    • This class of positions requires occasional use of negative­pressure respirator and/or SCBA. Level of use for employee will be determined during the employee's physical examination with the County's medical provider.
    • This class of positions requires incumbents to maintain a clean facial surface at all respirator points.


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