Wastewater Operations Manager

City of Henderson | Henderson, NV

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Posted Date 5/31/2021

Under limited supervision, responsible for planning, directing, coordinating, and managing the operation and maintenance of the City’s wastewater plants, reclaimed water pump stations, and lift stations in compliance with regulatory requirements for surface water discharge and reclaimed water; wastewater pretreatment program and performs related duties as assigned.

97,176.00 - 153,747.00


  • Manages staff responsible for operations and maintenance of facilities ensuring the operation of a variety of mechanical, biological, chemical and hydraulic processes associated with wastewater treatment and reclaimed water delivery are compliant with state and federal permits and regulations and are operating effectively and efficiently; and implementation of safety policies.
  • Manages, directs, and oversees the pretreatment program to ensure compliance with State and federal permits.
  • Reviews the wastewater system needs and initiates Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) to meet future needs; plans and develops operating strategies to implement needed changes or upgrades due to regulation changes, or to increase reliability and efficiency; identifies and mitigates water quality and quantity risks.
  • Develops, prepares, and manages a budget; evaluates costs and projects future needs; manages budget expenditures and tracks account balances.
  • Reviews design plans and provides operational input; acts as a liaison with contractor and construction management, stays abreast of activities and assesses the impact on wastewater operation activities.
  • Develops and implements policies and procedures to ensure all water quality activities are in compliance with applicable laws and regulations; coordinates special projects working with engineering staff and consultants including NDEP and other regulating agencies.


  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Biology, Chemistry, Engineering or a closely related field
  • Seven (7) years of progressive experience in wastewater treatment, three (3) years of which were at the supervisory or management level.
  • Note: An equivalent combination of related training and experience may be considered.
  • Possess and maintain a valid Nevada or “border state” driver’s license, as defined by NRS 483.
  • Possess and maintain a Grade IV Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator certificate as required by the State of Nevada, or the ability to obtain such certificate within twelve (12) months from date of appointment.
  • All required licenses and certifications must be obtained and maintained at the incumbent’s expense.


  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of wastewater systems operations, including maintenance and repair of disposal, pumping, and reclaimed water facilities; modern water treatment regulations, processes, and procedures in a complex water treatment system; automated process control systems (SCADA, i.e., supervisory control and data acquisition); pertinent local, State, and Federal laws, rules, and regulations relevant to water quality standards, treatment, and analysis; budgeting procedures and techniques; principles and practices of supervision, training, and personnel management; principals and practices of policy development and implementation; and effective communication and presentation methods and techniques.
  • Ability to develop and implement strategies, programs, policies, and procedures relating to area of responsibility; analyze budget and technical reports; interpret and evaluate staff reports; know laws, regulations, and codes; observe performance and evaluate staff; resolve unit problems and related issues; explain and interpret policy; prepare and administer a budget; supervise, train, and evaluate staff; effectively interface with external governmental, regulatory agencies, and the public; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; make effective formal presentations; write complex technical reports; and establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted during the course of work.


  • FLSA Status: Exempt
  • Wage Assignment: Band 3
  • Supervisory classification: Yes
  • EEO 4 Category: Officials and Administrators
  • Pursuant to the Henderson City Charter, this is an unclassified position not covered by the City of Henderson Civil Service Rules. This means that the incumbent’s employment is at-will, and may be terminated for any or no reason, with or without cause or notice, at any time by the incumbent or the City.
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