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