Water Resources Plant Supervisor - Maintenance Assignment

City of Mesa | Mesa, AZ

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Posted Date 9/24/2019
$57,052.54 - $80,329.60 Annually

The current assignment is in Water Reclamation Maintenance; however, this recruitment will be used to create a list for future Maintenance Assignment vacancies at other Treatment/Reclamation Plants.  Employees may progress through the full salary range, subject to their successful performance and annual budget approval.  

A Water Resources Plant Supervisor is a working supervisor responsible for planning, prioritizing, assigning, supervising, and reviewing the work of staff involved in the role of maintaining and operating City of Mesa water plant facilities.  This position is tasked with the formulation and implementation of policies and work procedures that ensure continuity of operations, performance, and maintenance of associated equipment.  A Water Resources Plant Supervisor is expected to:  exercise independent judgment in handling routine and emergency conditions related to plant operations, maintenance, and personnel; ensure that the facilities meet all federal, state, and local regulations during day-to-day operations; participate in the selection, training, and daily performance evaluation of operational and maintenance staff; provide guidance and assistance to subordinates and managers through coaching, mediation, monitoring, tracking, coordinating, recommending, and conducting managerial oversight and guidance; evaluate maintenance and operations activities; recommend improvements and modifications to existing treatment methods and facilities; design modifications to existing facilities - expansions and new construction - to increase productivity and effectiveness; manage, contract, and provide oversight for capital improvement projects; track monthly chemical usage; prepare comprehensive reports to provide information as required by federal, state, and local regulatory agencies and the public; review comprehensive reports and provide detailed information and recommendations; compile data to assist the Plant Superintendents in preparing the annual operating budgets for the water plants; and review operating and maintenance expenditures of the facility and make corrections and recommendations.  The Water Resources Plant Supervisor is responsible for work scheduling; making job assignments; and reviewing the performance of staff.  An employee in this class may be required to oversee routine plant inspection, laboratory testing, and equipment maintenance, ensuring proper procedures are adhered to.  An employee in this class may be expected to oversee and ensure that the proper Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) and plant safety procedures are adhered to, including:  holding safety meetings, required documentation, water quality, safety equipment, and procedures as required by position.  An employee in this class may be expected to review and understand plant blueprints, represent the plants in meetings, perform site inspections during plant operations and construction, operate the plant in the absence of plant operators, and provide leadership in the absence of the Plant Superintendent.  Conduct facility tours as required.  This class is responsible for performing related duties as required.

An employee in this class is required to use appropriate safety equipment and follow safety procedures in performing assignments.  This class may be subject to emergency call-out and must be willing to work overtime and scheduled stand-by as required.  In addition, employees in this class may be subject to shift rotations as circumstances and emergencies may require.  This position may have the responsibility to maintain the facilities Risk Management Program (RMP) and serve as a point of contact on associated issues.  This class exercises initiative and independent judgment in performing assignments.  The work requires occasional heavy lifting and carrying (up to 100 pounds with the assistance of a cart, power winches, rigging equipment, etc.) and includes job hazards such as exposure to toxic chemicals and chlorine gas.  In addition, work is performed under adverse weather conditions.  Supervision is received from the Water Treatment Plant Superintendent or the Water Reclamation Plant Superintendent (depending on assignment) who evaluates work through daily discussions, meetings, reports, and performance evaluations of results achieved.  This class is FLSA nonexempt.

Maintenance Assignment:  This assignment is required to provide training relative to the OSHA and must annually update OSHA required documentation for the Water Plant Maintenance Specialist I/II/III.  Incumbents in this class may supervise Water Resources Maintenance Specialists I's, II's, and III's, and/or Water Treatment/Reclamation Plant Operator Interns, and are directly responsible for all daily and emergency facility maintenance issues.

Please refer to the link below for the full job description and additional information regarding assignments, preferred qualifications, and essential functions. 

Qualifications & Requirements


Employee Values:  All employees of the City of Mesa are expected to uphold and exhibit the City's shared employee values of Knowledge, Respect, and Integrity.

Minimum Qualifications Required.  Any combination of training, education, and experience equivalent to a minimum of four years of full-time work experience in a respective water treatment or wastewater reclamation plant.  Maintenance Assignment:  Minimum of three (3) years of experience as a plant mechanic.  Minimum of two (2) years of supervisory experience or lead worker overseeing mechanical disciplines.

Special Requirements:  Must possess a valid Class D Arizona Driver's License by hire date.  Must meet the qualifications to wear a tight fitting respirator by passing a medical evaluation in accordance with Code of Federal Regulation (CFR) 1910.134 by hire or promotion date and must maintain certification.  Must meet the physical standards and requirements for the wearing of a Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) respiratory protection equipment (Water Treatment Plant assignment only).  All classes shall be responsible for acquiring a minimum of 30 professional development hours (PDH's) every three years to maintain their Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) Certification.  Maintenance Assignment:  Must possess (depending on Water Treatment or Reclamation assignment) a Grade III (or higher) Water/Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator certification from the ADEQ or equivalent certification from another state through reciprocity with Arizona by application date.  Certification through reciprocity must be obtained within three months of hire or promotion.  

Substance Abuse Testing.  Due to the safety and/or security sensitive nature of this classification, individuals shall be subject to pre-employment or pre-placement alcohol, drug and/or controlled substance testing as outlined in City policy and procedures.

Preferred/Desirable Qualifications.  Maintenance Assignment:  (Depending on Water Treatment or Reclamation assignment) Grade IV Water/Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator certification from the ADEQ; completion of an apprenticeship program in mechanical disciplines or equivalent training and experience as supplemented with course work or degree from an accredited college or technical school; and experience with supervision of a water or wastewater treatment plant is preferred.


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