Wastewater Plant Supervisor

City of Oceanside | Oceanside, CA

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Posted Date 10/02/2019

Salary: $70,764 to $94,848 Annually

The Wastewater Plant Supervisor coordinates the organization, staffing and operational activities for the operations, maintenance and repair of a wastewater treatment plant; participates in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies and priorities; recommends and implements resulting policies and procedures; identifies opportunities for improving service delivery methods and procedures; identifies resource needs; reviews with appropriate management staff; implements improvements; directs, coordinates and reviews the work plan for assigned wastewater treatment services and activities; assigns work activities and projects; monitors work flow; serves as lead operator to complete daily maintenance tasks; maintains all process records and enters data into computer system; inspects, monitors and adjusts all wastewater treatment processes and procedures; reports all equipment break downs and takes appropriate corrective action; evaluates plant and laboratory data and makes process control changes; evaluates chemical usage and provides cost analyses; maintains and conducts training and safety programs; selects, trains, motivates and evaluates wastewater treatment personnel; provides or coordinates staff training; works with employees to correct deficiencies; submits budget recommenda­tions; attends and participates in professional group meetings; stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of wastewater plant operation; operation; and performs related duties and responsibilities as required. Must have thorough knowledge of the operation of the plant's SCADA system. Must be familiar with reporting requirements of various regulatory agencies. May perform duties of the Chief Plant Operator in his/her absence.

Experience and Training

Experience: Four years of responsible experience in the operation and maintenance of wastewater treatment facilities, including one year of lead or supervisory experience.

Training: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by specialized training in water science, environmental science or a related field.

License, Certificate


  • Possession of a valid Grade IV or higher Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator certificate issued by the California Water Resources Control Board.


  • Possession of an appropriate, valid California Driver's License.

Job Category
Local Government
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