The Wastewater Superintendent plans and directs the operation and maintenance of wastewater treatment plant, pumping stations, laboratory, and sewer mains; ensures the wastewater treatment plant is operated in conformity with discharge requirements; directs the maintenance of treatment plant buildings, grounds and equipment and the installation of new equipment and facilities; directs inspection, measurements and testing of sewer mains and manholes, lift stations and construction for conformance with approved plans and specifications; directs cleaning and flushing of sewer mains; directs pretreatment program; conducts divisional in-service safety training classes related to work assignments and ensures that supervisors enforce safety practices; maintains records of sewage treatment activities and sewer mains maintenance; prepares and submits annual budget estimates and supervises expenditures from approved budget; prepares and presents staff reports for the City Council, boards and commissions; review applications and eligibility list of applicants for employment and selects personnel; maintains records and submits payroll data; prepares annual, semi annual, quarterly, monthly and special reports as required; operates City vehicles; and performs related work as required.
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: Bachelors degree in a technical field relating to wastewater treatment, such as engineering or natural science AND five (5) years experience in activated sludge wastewater utility operations, including at least three years (3) in a management or supervisory capacity. Qualifying experiences may be substituted for up to two years (2) of college coursework on a two-for-one basis.
LICENSE REQUIRED: Possession of a valid and appropriate California Driver's License. Possession of a California Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator certification. Possession of a Grade IV or V is highly desirable.
KNOWLEDGE OF: Modern methods and applied theory used in activated sludge waste treatment processes, interpretation of laboratory analysis procedures and their application methods and practices in training, directing and supervision of plant personnel; use of plant Operation and Maintenance Manual for instruction and training of all operating plant personnel; OSHA safety practices associated with all wastewater activities; principles of management, supervision and training; and record keeping.
ABILITY TO:plan, organize and direct wastewater treatment plant operations and sewer mains installation and maintenance activities; develop and direct work schedules; investigate ordinance violations and to enforce the laws effectively; communicate effectively orally and in writing; prepare budget estimates; train personnel in plant operations and maintenance; deal effectively with public and subordinate complaints; understand and carry out oral and written instructions; establish and maintain effective relationships with those contacted in the course of work; and respond effectively to emergency situations.