SENIOR WASTEWATER COLLECTION SUPERVISOR
Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees in the class. Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.
Under general direction, supervises, assigns, reviews, and participates in the work of staff responsible for the installation, maintenance, cleaning, and repair of the City’s wastewater collection system; administers the City’s pretreatment and industrial waste inspection programs; ensures work quality and adherence to established policies and procedures; and performs the more technical and complex tasks relative to assigned area of responsibility.
The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.
- Plans, prioritizes, assigns, supervises, reviews, and participates in the work of staff responsible for the installation, maintenance, cleaning, and repair of the City’s wastewater collection system as well as staff responsible for the City’s pretreatment and industrial waste inspection programs; assumes responsibility for all services and activities associated with the operation, maintenance, and repair of the wastewater and storm water conveyance systems.
- Establishes schedules and methods for providing assigned services; identifies resource needs; reviews needs with appropriate management staff; allocates resources accordingly.
- Participates in the development of goals and objectives as well as policies and procedures; makes recommendations for changes and improvements to existing standards, policies, and procedures; participates in the implementation of approved policies and procedures; monitors work activities to ensure compliance with established policies and procedures.
- Participates in the selection of assigned staff; provides or coordinates staff training; works with employees to correct deficiencies; implements discipline procedures.
- Administers assigned contracts; inspects the work of contractors, consultants, and engineers for a variety of construction and maintenance projects.
- Investigates liability claims and policy violations related to wastewater and storm water issues.
- Updates and administers assigned programs and systems including the asset management, collection systems GIS overage, and CityWorks tracking programs.
- Participates in the development and implementation of Capacity, Management, Operations, Maintenance (CMOM) program for the City.
- Administers ground water remediation projects.
- Develops and oversees the City’s storm water inspection program.
- Coordinates and administers contracts for environmental habitat restoration.
- Participates in the preparation and administration of the assigned program budget; submits budget recommendations; monitors expenditures.
- Maintains records concerning operations and programs; prepares reports on operations and activities.
- Performs the more technical and complex tasks of the work unit.
- Attends and participates in professional group meetings; maintains awareness of new trends and developments in the field of wastewater collection system maintenance and operation and associated regulations; incorporates new developments as appropriate into programs.
- Performs related duties as required.
The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.
- Operations, services, and activities related to wastewater collection system maintenance and repair program and pretreatment and industrial waste inspection programs.
- Pertinent federal, state, and local codes, laws, and regulations.
- Principles of supervision, training, and performance evaluation.
- Materials, methods, techniques, and terminology used in maintenance and repair activities related to the maintenance and repair of wastewater collection system infrastructure.
- Operational characteristics of maintenance and construction equipment and tools used in work activities.
- Proper and safe operation of equipment and machinery.
- Proper procedures used in the maintenance and repair of hand and power tools.
- Public works engineering design standards and specifications.
- Mathematical principles.
- Occupational hazards and standard safety practices including those associated with working in confined spaces.
- Practices and procedures of traffic control including principles and practices used in the design and implementation of traffic control plans.
- Basic principles and practices of municipal budget preparation and administration.
- Principles and procedures of record keeping.
- Principles of business letter writing and basic report preparation.
- Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers.
- Computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and statistical databases.
- Principles and practices of customer service.
- Supervise, organize, and review the work of assigned staff involved in assigned program areas.
- Coordinate and direct the maintenance and repair of the City’s wastewater collection system as well as pretreatment and industrial waste inspection program services and activities.
- Participate in the selection, training, and evaluation of assigned staff.
- Recommend and implement goals, objectives, policies and procedures for providing assigned services and activities.
- Understand the organization and operation of the City and of outside agencies as necessary to assume assigned responsibilities.
- Understand, interpret, and apply general and specific administrative and departmental policies and procedures as well as applicable federal, state, and local policies, laws, and regulations.
- Prepare and maintain records including time and material use records.
- Prepare clear and concise reports.
- Participate in the preparation and administration of assigned budgets.
- Plan and organize work to meet changing priorities and deadlines.
- Estimate time, materials, equipment, and costs needed to perform various work.
- Inspect public works projects to ensure adherence to engineering design standards.
- Effectively represent the City to outside individuals and agencies to accomplish the goals and objectives of the unit.
- Work cooperatively with other departments, City officials, and outside agencies.
- Respond tactfully, clearly, concisely, and appropriately to inquiries from the public, City staff, or other agencies on sensitive issues in area of responsibility.
- Ensure adherence to safe work practices and procedures.
- Ensure safety around work areas in high traffic.
- Respond to collection system maintenance/repair emergencies.
- Safely drive and skillfully operate equipment and machinery.
- Demonstrate an awareness and appreciation of the cultural diversity of the community.
- Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Education and Experience Guidelines - Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Education/Training: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by specialized course work related to the construction, maintenance, and repair of wastewater collection systems.
Experience: Six years of increasingly responsible experience related to the maintenance and repair of wastewater collection systems including one year of lead supervisory responsibility.
License or Certificate - Possession of a valid Grade 2 Wastewater Collections System Maintenance certificate. Possession of a valid driver’s license.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT
The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.
Environment: Standard office and field setting with travel from site to site. Some exposure to extreme noise of equipment; mechanical, electrical, and explosive hazards; fumes and odors of sewage lines, hydrogen sulfide, methane; dust of excavations; toxic substances such as paints, solvents. Work and/or walk for long periods of time on various types of surfaces including slippery or uneven surfaces and rough terrain. Work schedule is 9/80; subject to 24-hour emergency callbacks and standby and requires working varying hours, overtime, weekends and holidays. Work environment is both formal and informal, team-oriented, having both routine and variable tasks with variable pace and pressure. Work is performed indoors in shop area and outdoors at field locations within the entire wastewater collection system in a geographic area that includes the city to ocean outfall lines.
Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability to work in an office and field setting and operate assigned equipment. FREQUENT walking, standing, sitting, downward flexion of neck, side-to-side turning of neck, lifting below and at waist level of objects weighing up to 25 lbs. and transporting for distances up to 300 feet; OCCASIONAL bending and stooping, squatting, reaching above and at shoulder height, kneeling, balancing above ground, pushing/pulling, twisting at waist, upward flexion of neck; lifting of objects weighing 26-75 lbs. from below waist to above shoulder level either with or without assistance and transporting for distances up to 25 feet; lifting of objects weighing over 75 lbs. with assistance and transporting for distances less than 10 feet; manual dexterity to operate computer keyboard, grasp writing materials; strength to grasp hand and power tools; INFREQUENT crawling, climbing; lifting of objects weighing 26 lbs. to over 100 lbs. from below waist to chest level either with or without assistance and transporting for distances less than 10 feet.
Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction; vision sufficient to read computer screens and printed documents.
Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.
Other: Safety regulations prohibit incumbents from wearing contact lenses when wearing respirators in working with certain chemicals, or from wearing beards or other facial hair that prevents a proper respirator fit. Must successfully complete periodic physical examination required for use of respirators.
Date: October 2004
Johnson & Associates