Assists in directing and coordinating all activities relating to the operation and maintenance of the wastewater treatment facilities in the County of Hawai`i; and performs other related duties as required.
(Appointment may be made at any rate within the salary range advertised above at which appropriate qualified applicants can be recruited. Starting salary will be based on the qualifications of the person selected.)
Examples of Duties:
Plans, directs, and coordinates the installation, operation, maintenance, overhaul, repair, and testing of wastewater treatment and disposal facilities and systems.
Consults with and advises contractors and engineers in the review, analyses, and interpretation of plans, designs, and specifications for alterations to existing facilities to determine the dependability, adequacy, and feasibility of structures and equipment from an operational standpoint.
Recommends additions, modifications, and over-all needs for effective operation and maintenance.
Develops and implements new methods and procedures.
Adapts or alters equipment and appurtenances to obtain economy and optimum utilization of wastewater plant facilities.
Defines objectives and gives technical direction in all phases of activities involving pump stations and treatment plants.
Formulates policies and standards for the operation and maintenance of plant facilities.
Conducts feasibility studies and prepares cost estimates for the equipment replacement and capital improvement programs.
Confers and negotiates with various governmental agencies and private firms for the construction, alteration, operation, and maintenance of plants and facilities.
Receives and reviews complaints from the public; conducts field investigations when necessary; prepares response or meets with individuals to resolve issues.
Prepares, reviews, evaluates, and supervises the preparation of administrative, operational, and technical reports and correspondence.
Assigns and reviews the work of subordinates; recommends personnel actions including hiring, promotion, disciplinary actions, and terminations; recommends personnel requirements and staffing for the division.
Oversees in-service training and safety programs; enforces and complies with all Federal, State, and County laws, regulations, and policies relating to occupational safety and health and the environment.
Assists in the preparation and justification of the operating and CIP budgets and monitors expenditures; reviews and recommends equipment requirements; supervises the preparation of specifications and cost estimates, and the procurement and storage of all equipment, parts, materials, and supplies.
Attends conferences and may represent the department at council meetings, public hearings, or community organization meetings; maintains effective public relations.
Keeps abreast of the latest developments in wastewater treatment and disposal methods and equipment.
Acts for the division chief in their absence.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Training and Experience:
A combination of education and experience substantially equivalent to:
graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in mechanical, civil , electrical, marine, sanitary, or chemical engineering or a related field (scan and attach official college transcript to your application), and
five (5) years of responsible supervisory experience in the operation and maintenance of wastewater treatment plants, and
two (2) years of which shall have involved directing and coordinating the activities of a large and complex wastewater treatment plant, and
possession of a Certificate of Registration as a professional civil, chemical, mechanical, or electrical engineer in the United States at time of filing (scan and attach your valid professional engineering license to your application), and
possession of a valid State of Hawai`i Driver License (Class 3) or any other valid comparable driver license at the time of filing, provided, this license requirement may be waived for qualified individuals with disabilities who are able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation. (You will be required to submit your valid driver's license at time of the job interview.)
Note: Possession of a Certificate of Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Hawai`i as a licensed civil, chemical, mechanical, or electrical engineer, prior to completion of probation.
Please apply at http://jobs.hawaiicounty.gov
About County of Hawai`i (Island of Hawai`i)
The County of Hawai`i provides a full range of municipal government services and employs approximately 2,600 employees in a variety of occupations. These include police and fire protection, emergency medical care, culture and recreation, sanitation, social services, water, planning and zoning, construction and maintenance of highways, streets, and infrastructure, real property assessment and tax collection, and general administrative services.