The Wastewater Superintendent is responsible for the management of the wastewater treatment facility and the wastewater collection system. This position may represent the City on various boards or commissions dealing with wastewater issues. Under direction of the Utility Director, the Wastewater Superintendent plans, organizes, supervises, and directs the activities of the Wastewater division; and performs other 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.