WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT OPERATIONS 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 direction oversees the daily operation of the WWTP. Will plan, coordinate, supervise, and train the operations crew. On an as needed basis, participates in the operation of the wastewater treatment, disposal and reclamation facility.
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.
- Supervises, trains, schedules and evaluates operation staff in the wastewater treatment plant.
- Oversees daily operation of the HARRF.
- Inspects plant machinery, equipment, grounds and facilities to determine need for repair or corrective actions.
- Keeps time records, prepares and submits reports and schedules work staff.
- Estimates materials and supplies needed.
- Investigates and responds to complaints.
- Responds to emergencies.
- Directs and may participate in the safe and efficient operation of vehicles and equipment.
- Inspects and monitors performance of contractors when assigned.
- Participates in budget preparation.
- Obtains necessary permits to perform required work.
- Enforces safety regulations.
- May act as plant superintendent during superintendent’s absence.
- May fill in as plant operator on an as needed basis.
- Responsibility for after-hour emergencies.
Performs related duties as needed.
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.
- Methods, techniques, materials, tools and equipment used in wastewater facilities.
- Principles and practices of effective supervision and scheduling work assignments.
- Safe and proper use of various power tools, light trucks and power-driven equipment.
- Diagrams and blueprints.
- Operation of an activated sludge wastewater treatment facility and lift stations.
- Materials, tools, methods, and techniques used in general construction, maintenance, and repair of wastewater treatment plants and equipment.
- Basic mathematics.
- Compute software used in wastewater facilities.
- Principles of customer service.
- Safety principles and practices related to wastewater utility operations.
- Direct and assist subordinates in performing duties and completing projects.
- Supervise and prepare evaluations of crew members working in a variety of functions.
- Drive or operate assigned equipment and vehicles.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with City employees, contractors and public, and contribute to a successful team effort.
- Give clear written and verbal instructions.
- Operate a personal computer effectively.
- Prepare and maintain accurate records and reports.
- Read and interpret plans and specifications.
- Estimate time, materials, equipment, and costs needed to perform various work.
- Read and interpret a variety of charts and gauges.
- Demonstrated an awareness and appreciation of the cultural diversity of the community of Escondido.
- Subject to 24-hour emergency callback and may require working overtime, varying hours, weekends and holidays.
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: Graduation from high school or equivalent. College level training or experience in supervision is highly desirable.
Experience: Five years experience in the operation and maintenance of an activated sludge wastewater treatment facility. At least two years of the experience at the level equivalent to Senior Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator and Grade V Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Certificate is highly desirable.
License and Other Requirements – In compliance with Title 23, California Code of Regulations Division 4, Sections 3670-3718, must possess a Grade IV Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Certificate issued by the State Water Resources Control Board at time of application. Must possess a valid CA driver’s license at time of application.
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: May be required to work in inclement weather, including sun, cold and rain: wear protective apparel, including goggles, face protectors, respirator, noise insulator, apron and shoes; work on an overtime or callback basis; work in and around normal to heavy traffic conditions; work around hazardous material and substances and work in confined spaces. Some positions in certain assigned areas are exposed to extreme heat, humidity, and noise; explosive hazards of gasses; mechanical and electrical hazards of machinery; and fumes, odors and dust from excavation and construction.
Physical: FREQUENT walking, standing, sitting, downward flexion of neck, side-to-side turning of neck, lifting below and at waist level of tools weighing up to 25 lbs., including carrying of these tools 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 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. and with assistance 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.
Communication: VISION (may be correctable) to see writing, computer input, traffic hazards, field condition. HEARING for telephone, equipment evaluation, back-up alarms, two-way radios and headphones. VERBAL ability to converse in person and over telephones and two-way radios. WRITING for completion of logs, reports and performance evaluation. READING of logs, reports, and computer screens.
Date: April 2006
Revised by MH/Department