The primary function of an employee in this class is to supervise, manage, direct and administer the operations of the sanitary sewer (sewer) collection system. The position supervises assigned personnel. The position is under the direct supervision of the Chief Operator, although considerable leeway is allowed for independent judgment and initiative. The principal duties of the position are performed in an outdoor environment.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations required for a sewer collections system consisting of 32 lift stations and over 170 miles of gravity and pressure pipelines.
Supervises the collections operations staff and monitors work for quality and completion. Leads employees in performing maintenance, repair, and operation of the reclaimed water collections system.
In the absence of the Chief Operator, supervises all staff in the Water Reclamation Division.
With the assistance of the Utilities Manager and Chief Water Reclamation Operator, assists in hiring employees and discipline of employees if necessary and performs performance evaluations of employees.
Leads employees to provide assistance in Operation and Maintenance at the Water Reclamation Facility, as needed.
Ensures industry standard safety practices are presented in safety training and carried out in practice.
Monitors the collections system for compliance with the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System discharge permit. Communicates procedures, methods, techniques, and recommends use of equipment to Reclaimed Water Operations personnel.
Responds to customer concerns and questions in a professional manner.
Performs labor assignments, maintains records, accounts for materials, tools, equipment, and supplies used. Prepares for daily work assignment securing all needed equipment, materials, tools needed. Charges work and supplies to proper job ticket.
Ensures vehicles and equipment are properly maintained.
Operates, repairs and maintains sewer system facilities and associated equipment, including but not limited to; manholes, lift stations, valves and pumps.
Develop standard procedures, preventative maintenance routines, and workflows to maintain and improve the reliability of the collections system.
Represents the Utilities Division in the planning process for new developments.
Develops proposals for new practices which could save the City time, money or other resources.
May perform modifications and new equipment installation to the collection system.
Answers emergency calls for reclaimed water related problems and alarms
Operates the SCADA system.
Ensures the collections system meets federal, state, county, city, and other applicable public health, environmental and safety standards.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Reclaimed water systems, collection systems, automated systems, computer and associated programs for the administration and control of reclaimed water systems.
Materials, methods, techniques used in the reclaimed water industry.
General knowledge of building maintenance.
Methods, equipment, materials, tools, and standard practices for the operation and maintenance of a collection system, reclaimed water treatment facility and stormwater systems.
Lead employees.Ability to develop effective working relationships.
Effectively communicate with outside business firms, agencies and the public, both orally and in writing.
Operate personal computers, tablets, cell phones and related software.
Ability to gather data from samples and reports, to prepare computer reports from the information.
Operate commercial vehicles, including vactor, jetter, and dump trucks. Obtain a CDL within six months of hire.
Be on-call for specified periods of time and capable of responding within 30 minutes of receiving the call.
Appropriately deal with stressful situations.
High school diploma or GED equivalent is required;
Four (4) years experience in reclaimed water treatment or a related field, including two years supervisory experience, is required;
Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work.
Necessary Special Requirements:
Possession of, or ability to obtain, Idaho Wastewater Collection Operator IV license within 24 months of hire;
Possession of Idaho Wastewater Treatment Operator III and Collections Operator III licenses preferred.
Additional Salary Information: Includes an excellent benefits package
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