Supervisor, Water Facilities - Water Treatment

City of Glendale | Glendale, AZ

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Posted Date 7/09/2021

Salary: $63,108.00 - $94,662.00 Annually

This position plans, organizes and supervises the activities of personnel responsible for the operation and process control of surface and groundwater treatment plants, well sites and water zone booster stations.  In addition, this position is also responsible for the overall management and regulatory compliance of assigned facilities.  The current recruitment may be for any of the Glendale Water Services Department’s three water treatment plants.  This position reports to the Water Treatment Superintendent of the Water Services Department.

Note, applications will be accepted until a sufficient amount is received.


Essential Functions


NOTE: Specific functions, required knowledge, skills & abilities and certifications may vary depending on assignment.

  1. Implements controls for appropriate unit staffing and effectiveness by participating in the recruitment and hiring of employees; making recommendations on employee discipline, evaluating and managing employee performance, discussing and identifying personnel issues, facilitating resolutions, and identifying other human resource issues; promoting positive morale in the work unit; ensuring staff is trained properly for maximum safety and performance; and providing leadership and guidance.
  2. Plans, organizes, and supervises the work of operators, senior operators, and lead operators in the control of the various water treatment facilities to ensure continuous regulatory compliance.
  3. Assists with the implementation, evaluation and interpretation of department and city policies, projects, and procedures.
  4. Prepares, monitors and reports on the budget in area(s) of responsibility.
  5. Inspects and monitors staff work to ensure quality, monitor material usage and compliance with applicable rules, regulations and standards.
  6. Prepares and monitors staff’s work and leave schedules to assure appropriate staffing levels needed to operate all facilities.
  7. Ensures assigned staff’s compliance with Asset Management objectives.
  8. Provides technical expertise in the design, planning, and bidding in large construction and/or maintenance projects.
  9. Trains staff in operating, monitoring and controlling of facilities and equipment.
  10. Communicates, coordinates, and reports appropriate information about daily operational activities to pertinent staff.
  11. Assists in planning for and ordering raw water for treatment plants to support the City's water production and usage demands.
  12. Assists in planning and preparing bid documents for chemical purchase contracts, service agreements and similar contracts.
  13. Receives, investigates, and responds to public complaints on water pressure, water system operations and odors.
  14. Prepares, monitors, and reports on divisional budget.
  15. Uses process controls to maintain quality control of City drinking water.
  16. Prepares reports and presentations on plant operations, chemical usage, water production, and other process data.
  17. Stays abreast of regulatory changes and new technologies.
  18. Assists in reviewing plans, choosing engineering firms, and coordinating construction activities for new projects.
  19. Prepares reports and conduct research and tests on new chemical and operational processes.
  20. Requires driving to and from meetings in various locations and plants.
  21. Performs other related duties as assigned.



Minimum Qualifications/Special Requirements/Success Factors


Two years of college course work in engineering, chemistry, water treatment or a related field, and four years of experience in the support or operation of water or wastewater operations, including one year of lead or supervisory experience.

Knowledge of:
Laws and regulations governing water/wastewater treatment facilities
Procedures necessary to operate water/wastewater reclamation facility
Equipment needed for production of potable water and of the clinical and physical processes involved in water purification
Computerized treatment process applications and data logging functions
State of Arizona Aquifer Protection Permit (APP) and reuse permit regulations

Ability to:
Plan, organize and supervise the work of others
Train employees in the fundamentals of water production
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other City supervisors and general public
Read, understand and interpret construction plans and specifications
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing

Any equivalent combination of training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. 
Special Requirements
Applicants will be required to undergo drug testing prior to employment and will be subject to further drug and alcohol testing throughout their period of employment in accordance with the City of Glendale Substance Abuse policy.
 For Water: ADEQ Grade 4 Water Treatment Plant Operator Certificate (or equivalent reciprocal certification from another jurisdiction) required at time of application.
 Valid Arizona driver's license.
 Work requires some weekend shifts and emergency call out.


Physical Requirements/Working Conditions


Work requires walking, bending, and standing
Some climbing and confined space entry to inspect operations

Working Conditions

Work is performed in a normal City office and field environment
Work is in adverse conditions, including extreme hot temperatures, cold temperatures, wind, rain, and high volume of noise
Occasional exposure to hazardous chemicals used in plant operations.
Must be able to wear personal protective equipment including, boots, hard hat, and hearing protection


Job Category
Local Government
Career Level

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