Wastewater Treatment Superintendent

City of San Diego | San Diego, CA

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Posted Date 1/29/2024

Wastewater Treatment Superintendent positions plan, direct, coordinate and supervise the operation and maintenance of wastewater treatment plants, water reclamation plants, biosolids handling facilities, and pump stations; serve as the Chief Plant Operator or Designated Operator in Charge in the absence of the Wastewater Chief Plant Operator; develop policies and procedures; lead and oversee all aspects of the facility operations and maintenance activities; prepare operations and maintenance budgets; prepare technical and non-technical reports; provide information and make presentations to City Management, regulatory agencies, City Council and Metro Joint Power Authority, the news media, community groups, high schools, colleges and the general public; serving as the City representative of various boards and committees; train, supervise and evaluate the work performance of subordinates; take appropriate disciplinary actions when needed; and perform other duties as required.

Salary: $125K - $175K Annually

NOTES: Employees in job classifications represented by the Municipal Employees Association (MEA) are scheduled to receive the following general wage increases:

  •        4% effective 7/1/24 
  •        2% effective 1/1/25 
  •        5% effective 7/1/25

In addition to the scheduled general wage increases, the following special salary wage increase is also scheduled to take effect Wastewater Treatment Superintendent:

  •       5% effective 1/1/25 
  •       5% effective 7/1/26 

Eligible benefitted employees originally hired on or after July 10, 2021, will be automatically enrolled in the San Diego City Employees Retirement System (SDCERS).

Wastewater Treatment Superintendent employees with valid Grade V Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Certificate are eligible for 7.5% additional pay.

Wastewater Treatment Superintendent employees may be required to work standby for which a 5% additional salary may be paid.

The Public Utilities Department may implement a rotation policy for its Wastewater Treatment Superintendents.


You must meet the following requirements on the date you apply unless otherwise indicated.

EXPERIENCE: Two years of full-time experience supervising the operations of a wastewater treatment plant.

CERTIFICATION: Possession of a valid Grade V Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator’s Certificate of Competence issued by the State of California Water Resources Control Board.

LICENSE: A valid California Class C Driver’s License will be required at the time of hire.


  • Knowledge and/or experience working with Distributed Control Systems.
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