Water/Wastewater Superintendent

City of Washougal | Washougal, WA

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Posted Date 11/27/2018

Plans and directs the activities and personnel of the Water/Wastewater Division. Responsible for the effective and efficient utilization of equipment, materials, and personnel to complete water and wastewater maintenance programs in a timely and cost effective manner. Ensures compliance with federal and state regulations. Prepares various official reports for federal and state agencies.

Essential Functions/Major Responsibilities:

  • Plan and assign work to supervisors of the water and wastewater departments
  • Recruitment, selection evaluation, training and development of division personnel. Administer performance management in accordance with personnel policies and/or collective bargaining agreement.
  • Schedule, assign, coordinate and inspect activities of water and wastewater maintenance personnel and contractors; assure that there is a regular check of water stations, well houses and reservoirs, water samples and test ph levels are tested, repair and/or replacement of water lines, pumps and screens are monitored and maintained and quarterly bio-solid testing.
  • Develop or assist in the development of training programs for assigned staff; administer training programs
  • Approve and maintain records for employee work sheets, absences, overtime, and vacation requests
  • Responsible for treatment plant compliance with national pollution requirements regarding contaminants including periodic reporting to Washington State Department of Ecology and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
  • Inspect work on projects to ensure compliance to standards; recognize and correct conditions that are in violation of safety and health standards
  • Communicate with department personnel and the public to resolve issues, complaints, concerns, or questions related to division work or activities
  • Confer with the Public Works Director to determine project priorities and to coordinate activities with other City departments
  • Attend or facilitate various meetings and trainings
  • Assure the completion of a variety of official reports for wastewater including; Infiltration and Inflow evaluation, Wasteload Assessment, Industrial User Survey, Outfall Evaluation, Biosolids Survey, Laboratory Accreditation, and Application Permit Renewal
  • Assure the completion of reporting for the water department including; Comprehensive Water System Plan updates, engineering standards updates, Consumer Confidence Report, Water Conservation Program, Cross Connection Control Program, Water Facilities Inventory, Vulnerability Assessment and Well head protection plan
  • Prepare and maintain various records and reports for the division, including: inspection forms, citizen contacts, purchase orders and invoices, weekly reports, maintenance records, maps, construction plans, documentation logs, phone log, etc.
  • Manage and maintain division budget, make budgetary recommendations to management
  • Requisition materials, supplies and equipment as necessary for Water and Wastewater functions; seek Public Works Director approval for large purchases
  • Other duties as needed
  • Secondary Functions:
  • Respond to and direct emergencies and after hour operations including:
  • Assist in planning, organizing, and participating in special activities and events
  • Operate a variety of heavy equipment, hand and power tools when necessary
  • Complete a variety of reports and recordkeeping

Education and/or Experience:

  • High school education or equivalent
  • Some vocational or on the job training in a relevant area
  • Five to eight years Water/Wastewater experience
  • Two to four years supervisory experience
  • Washington State Department of Ecology Group II Wastewater Plant Operator (with ability to obtain Group III)
  • Water Distribution Manager II Certification
  • Water Treatment I Certification
  • Washington Public Pesticide Operator License
  • Washington State Class A CDL
  • First Aid/CPR certified
  • Blood Born Pathogens training
  • Confined Space training


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Local Government
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