Laboratory, Operations/Inspection & Maintenance, Operations/Inspection & Maintenance, Other
4 Year Degree
Provides administrative, supervisory, and technical assistance for all operations required to successfully operate and maintain the components and equipment of the wastewater treatment plant. Responsible for all technical operations of the treatment plant to continually meet required clean water act standards and established levels of service. Provides technical guidance in long-range planning of the wastewater treatment plant.
The salary range for this position is $79,200 - $126,800 yearly with an expected hiring range of $79,200 - $103,000 depending on qualifications and experience.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: COMMUNICATION: Facilitates effective flow of communication between treatment plant personnel, lab staff, and other department or City personnel. Responds to complaints and inquiries from the general public.
BUDGETS: Assists in yearly and long-term budget preparation. Prepares annual operations and maintenance budgets for the wastewater treatment facility. Prepares annual updates to 10-year, 5-year, and current year capital improvement plan budgets for the wastewater treatment plant. Closely monitors all operating expenses of the treatment plants relative to the budget.
PLANT OPERATIONS: Provides guidance to the Lead Operators and plant personnel in the areas of process control and equipment acquisition. Ensures technical services support of the treatment plant and peripheral equipment by working cooperatively with technical services in prioritizing, coordinating, designing, and implementing all repairs, replacements, upgrades, and preventative maintenance activities for all equipment at the treatment facility. Adjusts plant operations to facilitate various maintenance projects related to wastewater collection systems and wastewater lift stations.
HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT: Schedules work hours, vacation, and related plant coverage with Lead Operators and plant personnel. Performs various personnel matters including interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work, appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; team building; addressing complaints and resolving problems. Provides training opportunities and assistance to subordinate personnel.
REPORTING & REGULATORY COMPLIANCE: Ensures compliance with all city, local, state, and federal procedures, regulations and programs. Ensures all regulatory reporting is submitted to proper authorities in the required timeframe. Coordinates the creation, preparation, and transmittal of all internal and regulatory reports between the Water Utilities Manager and subordinate personnel.
SAFETY: Facilitates the development, implementation, and monitoring of safety programs for the wastewater treatment plant facilities.
CAPITAL PROJECTS: Works with department project managers, operations manager, technical services, and consultants in plant expansions, upgrades, and permitting to meet all regulations. Works closely with the Water Utilities Manager, Utility Accounting Manager, and Department Director in long-range related programs. Coordinates wastewater capital projects and assists with project development, budgeting, and accomplishment.
OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS: Works closely with other department or City groups with special projects. Works closely with Lead Operators and Technical Services Superintendent to improve treatment operations including risk analysis and mitigation.
SUPERVISORY DUTIES: This position is responsible for supervision of City employee(s). Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees: planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
Knowledge, skills and abilities: Extensive knowledge of equipment, unit processes, procedures, regulatory permit requirements, and theories involved in the operation of wastewater treatment plants. Must possess excellent communication skills and strong team-building skills with exceptional motivational skills.
Core competencies: Accountability, Collaboration, Courtesy and Kindness, Innovation, Integrity, Safety, Service
Job specific competencies: Strategic Thinking, Delegation, Performance Management, Regulatory Compliance, Coordination, Job Expertise, Communication
Working Environment and Required Background Checks:
Work is performed in a standard laboratory, industrial, and office environment that may involve climbing ladders, stairs, and steps, and traversing catwalk grating, pushing, pulling, bending, stooping, and kneeling on a frequent basis. Working in confined spaces. Work may also require working outside in all weather conditions and at all times of the day or night. Work may involve coming into regular and sometimes long-term contact with bacteria and odorous, infections, and obnoxious material. Strenuous physical work involving moving, positioning, pushing, or pulling of objects up to 100 pounds occasionally and/or up to 50 pounds frequently. Ability to respond to emergency situations at all times. Ability to inspect and determine status of equipment and unit processes using audio, visual, aromatic, and tactile indicators. Ability to respond to audio alarms and phone calls. Incumbent must be able to get to the intersection of Highway 34 and Highway 287 within 30 minutes.
Material and equipment directly used:
Breathing apparatus, respirator, gas monitoring equipment, safety tripod and harness or other required safety equipment for entering both high and low-hazard confined spaces, telephone, vehicle, 2-way radio, and personal computer.
This job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee.
Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
A criminal history background check will be obtained pre-employment.
Education and/or experience: Bachelor's degree in a water related field preferred. Five (5) years of wastewater treatment plant management or closely related experience or ten (10) years of wastewater treatment plant operation experience required. A Master's degree may substitute for two (2) years of experience. Minimum of three (3) years of previous management or supervisory experience required. Specialized training or education in treatment plant operation and management desired.
Licensure and/or certifications: A Colorado Class A treatment plant operator's license in wastewater treatment is preferred.
Internal Number: 18-00219
About City of Loveland - Loveland, CO
The City of Loveland is nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, approximately one hour north of Denver. More than 700 employees are proud to serve Loveland's 72,000 community members. In addition to a great place to work, the City of Loveland offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life, retirement, paid holidays, vacation & medical leave, tuition reimbursement, wellness and employee assistance programs.