Electrical/Instrumentation Supervisor

Vallejo Flood and Wastewater District | Vallejo, CA

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Posted Date 9/23/2019

The Vallejo Flood and Wastewater District invites applications for ELECTRICAL/INSTRUMENTATION SUPERVISOR.   The final filing date is October 11, 2019

The District is seeking an Electrical/Instrumentation Supervisor who has primary responsibility for planning, coordinating, directing, and reviewing the work of the electrical/instrumentation staff involved in the design, installation, testing, calibration, modification, maintenance, repair, and servicing of industrial electrical and electronic instruments, equipment, devices, controls, and machinery used in a wastewater treatment plant, wastewater and stormwater pump stations, computer networks, software programming, graphic development and radio, telephone and security equipment; participates in the most technically complex electrical and instrumentation activities at the treatment plant and remote facilities; and performs related duties as assigned.

The ideal candidate will possess the following attributes:

  • Demonstrates strong leadership skills and a collaborative supervisory style.
  • Creates a positive work environment.
  • Has outstanding communication, interpersonal, and planning skills.
  • Is enthusiastic and energetic about customer service.
  • Respects and supports diversity and differences in coworkers and the public.

Knowledge of: Principles and practices of employee supervision, including work planning, assignment review and evaluation, discipline, and the training of staff in work procedures; District personnel rules, policies and labor contract provisions; Principles, theory and practices of electricity, electronics, instrumentation, computers, communication systems, pneumatics, hydraulics and mechanics as they apply to maintenance and repair of equipment and machinery commonly found in a wastewater treatment facility, tools, materials, methods and practices of electrical, electronic and instrumentation trade; Organizing, implementing, and coordinating maintenance related programs and activities; Applicable federal, state, and local laws and District policies and procedures relevant to the area of assignment; District mandated safety rules, regulations, and protocols; Principles and techniques for working with groups and fostering effective team interaction to ensure teamwork is conducted smoothly; Administrative principles and practices, including goal setting, program development, implementation, and evaluation, project management, and contract development and administration; Evaluating and developing improvements in operations, procedures, policies, or methods related to assigned programs; Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, contractors, and District staff; The structure and content of the English language, including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar; Modern equipment and communication tools used for business functions and program, project, and task coordination, including computers and software programs relevant to work performed.

Ability to: Supervise, train, plan, organize, schedule, assign, review, and evaluate the work of staff; Assist in developing and implementing goals, objectives, practices, policies, procedures, and work standards; Effectively represent the department and the District in meetings with governmental agencies, contractors, vendors, and various businesses, professional, regulatory, and legislative organizations; Independently organize work, set priorities, meet critical deadlines, and follow up on assignments; Handle emergency situations; Recognize and correct unsafe working conditions; Order and request materials, supplies, and services as required; Recognize, define and solve a variety of mechanical, instrumentation and electrical/electronic problems; Apply principles of logic to define and solve complex problems; Perform ordinary arithmetic, algebraic, and geometric procedures in standard practical applications; Interpret a wide variety of manuals, drawings, and specifications, including layouts, blueprints and schematics, in book, manual and mathematical or diagrammatic form; Communicate clearly and concisely in English both orally and in writing; Accept criticism from supervisors, coworkers and subordinate employees.

Education/Experience: Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:

An Associate's Degree or technical certification related to the field, and seven (7) years journey-level experience in electrical/instrumentation work related to a treatment plant, pumping stations or in a related field. An engineering degree with a strong electrical background may substitute for the journey-level experience. AND Two (2) years of experience in a lead capacity or electrical project management. Business administration or supervision in the public sector is highly desirable.

License/Certificate: Possession of a current, or the ability to acquire, a California Water Environment Association Grade III or higher Electrical/Instrumentation Certificate within 12 months of hire.

Must possess a valid California Class C Driver’s License at the time of employment. The ability to drive District vehicles is a specific requirement for this position. For that reason it is the employee’s responsibility to maintain a driving record that is acceptable to the District’s insurance carrier or be subject to dismissal.

Selection Process

The Vallejo Flood and Wastewater District application and supplemental questionnaire must be submitted online by the filing deadline of October 11, 2019. Applications and supplemental questionnaire must be submitted using www.calopps.org or using the link at www.vallejowastewater.org.   The most qualified candidates will be invited to participate in the examination process.  The examination process (which includes a one-year probationary period upon hiring) may include, but are not limited to, a written examination, practical examination, application screening, oral board and/or selection interview. A selection interview has been tentatively scheduled for October 17, 2019. One or more of these steps may be used and in any order.  Candidates successful in the examination process will be placed on an eligibility list.  The list may be valid for up to two years.  Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement to the examination process.  Placement on the eligibility list is not a guarantee of a final hiring interview.  Successful candidates not currently employed in regular status by the District must pass a pre-employment physical to be considered for an appointment.

Salary10348.98 Month
Job Category
Local Government
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