Water/Wastewater Field Supervisor-Assistant Operations Manager

City of Burnet | Burnet, TX

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Posted Date 1/05/2021

Water/Wastewater Field Supervisor-Assistant Operations Manager

Burnet, TX

The City of Burnet offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

Salary range is $ 30.07 - $36.08 an hour (DOQ)

Position is open until filled.


This is a responsible supervisory and management position which also requires technical expertise. Responsible for performing field and administrative work within the Distribution and Collection system and assisting the Water/Wastewater Operations Manager during their absence, or as directed. Evaluates priority and coordinates operational assignments with minimal disruption in utility service to customers. Responds to maintenance, construction and treatment activities during normal and crisis situations and maintains effective communication with internal and external employees, customers, contractors, and governmental agencies. Will operate and maintain pumps, tanks and chemical feed systems. Will inspect Water/Wastewater installations and take laboratory samples as needed.


Assist with coordinating the staffing and operational activities of the W/WW departments and computer operating systems.

Plan, prioritize, assign, supervise, review, and participate in the daily and on-call job duties of the W/WW departments.

Operate heavy equipment including but not limited to backhoe, dump truck, skid steer, loader, bulldozer etc.

Participate in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and procedures; recommend and implement resulting policies and procedures.

Identify opportunities for improving service delivery methods and procedures, identify resource needs, review with appropriate management staff, implement improvements.

Direct, coordinate and review the work plan for assigned operations, assign work activities and projects, monitor workflow; review and evaluate work products, methods and procedures; meet with staff to identify and resolve problems.

Perform the more technical and complex tasks related to the water treatment plant, water distribution system and related technology, including implementing changes to improve efficient and cost effectiveness.

Assist with selecting, training, motivating, and evaluating personnel; provide or coordinate staff training with employees to correct deficiencies.

Provide staff assistance to the Public Works management team; prepare and present staff reports, and

other correspondence as assigned.

Attend and participate in professional group meetings and continuing education requirements for position; stay abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of W/WW systems, computer systems and technology, and other assigned activities.

Plans, supervises, and assists in the installation, repair and maintenance of water and wastewater infrastructure.

Facilitates interdepartmental teamwork and communicates regularly with management.

Receives and responds to citizen complaints and issues during duty and off-duty hours.

May be required to be on-call as needed and assists on-call personnel when necessary.

Demonstrate high ethical standards, trustworthiness, and personal integrity. Regular attendance, dependability, and promptness are required for the scheduled workday or agreed upon hours 100% of the time, to ensure consistency and completeness of department’s processes.

Develop bid specifications for projects and the purchase of equipment.

Performs other duties as may be assigned.


Ability to:

Work in mechanically oriented situations repairing equipment and machinery as well as making judgments pertaining to repair needs.

Successfully complete required training and development initiatives required for position.

Supervise, direct, coordinate the work of assigned staff.

Provide technical advice on all operational matters.

Perform or supervise the performance of required laboratory tests and analyze results.

Operate a personal computer and utilize job related software programs and specialty equipment.

Plan and coordinate work assignments.

Read and interpret utility maps, including GIS and blueprints.

Compile, organize and maintain accurate and complete records and files.

Utilize SCADA at the W/WW Treatment Facilities


Knowledge of:

Principles and practices associated with the maintenance and operations of all Water/Wastewater operations.

Machinery pertaining to water and sewer system operations and equipment.

Principles and practices of water quality.

Principles and practices of project management and contract administration.

Principles and practices of leadership, motivation, team building and conflict resolution.

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

Budgeting procedures and techniques.

Principles and practices of supervision, training and personnel management.

Modern office equipment, methods, procedures and computer hardware and software.

Principles and practices of customer service.

Relationship Skills:

Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.

Ability to perform tasks effectively and efficiently.

Ability to plan and schedule work and implement directives.

Ability to present a professional appearance and conduct when representing the City.

Ability to work cooperatively and productively with supervisor, subordinates, individuals, co-workers, and groups of persons at all levels of activity, contributing to a strong spirit

of teamwork.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, other agencies and the public using tact, courtesy, and good judgment.


High school graduation or its equivalent and at least eight years of experience in actual utility system operation or its equivalent (preferably including supervisory/management experience) OR Possess any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities and meets position requirements.


At least a Class B Groundwater Operators License issued by TCEQ.

At least a Class B Wastewater Operators License issued by TCEQ.

At least a Class B Surface Water Operators License issued by TCEQ; or the ability to acquire within twelve (12) months.

Valid Texas motor vehicle operator’s license: Class “B” CDL is required without restriction E; or the ability to acquire within six (6) months.

Additional Requirements:

Must have regular attendance and reliability which are critical to City operations.

Must maintain required TX DL with an insurable record while employed.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to drive, stand, walk and talk or hear. The employee is regularly required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and smell.

The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works both indoors and outdoors including inclement or uncomfortable outside weather conditions. The employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts and is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and vibration. The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, electrical shock, and chemicals.

The noise level in the work environment is moderate.

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.



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