Chief Plant Operator - Technical Supervisor II

Company: City of Paso Robles
Organization Type: Municipality / Public Works
Location: Paso Robles, California
Job Status: Full-time
Salary: See Below
Job ID: 43747

Under general supervision from the Wastewater Resources Manager and working collaboratively with the Wastewater Collections Supervisor, the successful candidate will direct the daily activities of a publicly-owned wastewater treatment plant, to ensure compliance with all applicable Federal and State regulations for surface water discharge and/or water recycling.

This position is responsible for directing and establishing control parameters; monitoring and adjustment of unit processes at the facility to improve efficiency and maintain a stable, high-quality effluent; directing and coordinating the performance of all related operations and maintenance functions; ensures that high quality wastewater treatment is provided in an efficient and cost effective manner, and provides customer service and problem resolution of wastewater treatment systems and functions. Ensures conformance with all applicable rules, regulations and City policies. Provides direct supervision to various levels of plant operation, field maintenance, and technical staff.

Typical Duties

  • Plans, oversees and evaluates the operation and maintenance of the City's wastewater treatment plant.

  • Provides factual information, guidance, or problem resolution regarding City and departmental activities and functions that may require the interpretation and explanation of policies, rules, procedures and ordinances to staff or external organizations, agencies and businesses related to area of assignment.

  • Researches and resolves difficult service problems which include internal and external issues, applying rules, laws, ordinances, regulations, policies and procedures and appropriate judgment to meet service needs.

  • Establishes work schedules and priorities of treatment plant operations staff (including laboratory technicians); monitors and evaluates performance of employees.

  • Conducts ongoing facility and treatment process assessments; monitors treatment

  • Assists with the development of performance standards, operating procedures, and reporting systems.

  • Ensures that the administrative and technical functions and daily operations of the department/division are effectively carried out.

  • Compiles budget estimate information for staffing, supply, and equipment requirements for a work unit; monitors budget and expenditures for compliance with department goals and policies.

  • Prepares a variety of special technical analysis.

  • Informs management of departmental issues including present and potential work problems and suggestions for new or improved way of addressing such problems.

  • Supervises the ongoing maintenance of operations chemical inventories and supplies; requisitions additional materials as required.

  • Conducts public tours of the wastewater treatment plant; responds to written and verbal requests from a variety of agencies and organizations, City staff, and the public. Conducts field inspections to evaluate compliance with City ordinances, State and federal laws, and other requirements, including suggestions for correcting non-compliance.

  • Monitors changes in laws, regulations and technology that may affect division operations; implements changes to policies and procedures after approval.

  • Recognizes training needs of treatment plant operations staff; provides training and training.

  • Remains knowledgeable of current trends, new developments, and best practices through conferences, training and publications.

  • Provides input regarding long term performance goals associated with wastewater activities.

Education and Experience:
Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:

Equivalent to 6 years of increasingly responsible experience operating and maintaining a wastewater treatment plant, including two years in a supervisory or lead capacity.

Equivalent to an Associate's Degree from an accredited college, university or trade school in a field related to the work assigned is desired. Supplemental education in supervisory or business coursework along with experience in dealing with the public, working in a public agency setting and in working in an organization that will have provided a knowledge of the departmental function to which assigned is desirable.

Licenses and Certifications:
Must possess a Wastewater Treatment Operator IV certification. Must possess a valid California Class C driver's license and have a satisfactory driving record.

Closing: 6/29/2017 5:00 PM Pacific

Salary: $70,236.00 - $89,244.00 Annually

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