2017-10-12 2017-10-26

Wastewater Treatment Operations Supervisor

Company: City of Yuma
Organization Type: Municipality / Public Works
Location: Yuma, Arizona
Job Status: Full-time
Salary: See Below
Job ID: 45303
Website: http://www.yumaaz.gov

Salary: $47,182 to $66,056 Annually

Closing Date:

This position is open until filled with a first review date of October 26, 2017


Under general supervision, manages skilled employees involved in the daily operation, maintenance, and repair of Water and Wastewater (W/WW) treatment plants for the City of Yuma's Utilities Department; monitors the performance of the facility and makes technical adjustments to assure compliance with state and Federal environmental regulations and standards, and City policies, procedures and goals.

Essential Functions

Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class; employees may be assigned duties which are not listed below; reasonable accommodations will be made as required. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement and is subject to change at any time by the employer. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Manages, reviews and evaluates Water or Wastewater (W/WW) treatment plant operations; reviews operational data and process control functions, and institutes process changes to resolve technical issues and maintain regulatory compliance status; duties may vary according to job assignment.
  • Monitors W/WW operations to assure treatment plant performance is stable and in compliance with state and Federal environmental and safety regulations, and City policies, procedures and standards.
  • Monitors operations to assure that operating procedures are followed; identifies and diagnoses operational problems, discusses scope and attributes of problems with staff, and develops process control changes, alterations, and adjustments necessary to correct problems, and maintain system stability.
  • Plans and manages the activities of staff; plans, prioritizes and assigns tasks and projects; trains and coaches staff; monitors work, develops staff skills, and evaluates performance.
  • Plans staffing assignments to assure operational effectiveness; reviews the work of assigned staff to assure the work quality and timely completion of assigned duties and responsibilities.
  • Leads staff to increase the efficiency of the W/WW systems; reviews and manages maintenance procedures, repair projects, and work assignments; prioritizes and allocates resources.
  • Inspects W/WW plant operations; analyzes primary functionality and ancillary systems; assures quality of work performed, and effective use of resources; assures that work sites and program activities are in compliance with all laws, regulations, policies and safety standards.
  • Monitors Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) telemetry and process control systems; monitors reports, anticipates problems, and develops solutions.
  • Responds to critical incidents, and takes command when appropriate.
  • Manages administrative activities including procurement, inventory, records management, personnel issues, payroll reporting, and work activity reports.
  • Supports the relationship between the City of Yuma and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with citizens, visitors, and City staff; promotes the City goals and priorities, and complies with all City policies and procedures.
  • Maintains absolute confidentiality of work-related issues and City information; performs other duties as required or assigned.


Education, Training and Experience Guidelines

High School Diploma or GED equivalent; AND five years of W/WW operations experience, preferably with City of Yuma; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Associate's Degree in Environmental Science, Engineering, or related field is preferred.

Knowledge of:

  • City policies and procedures.
  • State and Federal regulations, safety standards, and inspection protocols, including United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA), Arizona
  • Department of Environmental Quality, American Water Works Association, Uniform Plumbing Code, Yuma City Code, and Occupational Safety and Health Administration laws, rules, and requirements governing the management of W/WW plant facilities and emergency response.
  • Methods, practices, standards and specifications for compliance to W/WW regulations.
  • Principles and practices of W/WW plant facilities and equipment maintenance and repair.
  • Principles of operation of W/WW plant facilities, and servicing requirements of plant machinery and equipment, including SCADA systems.
  • Techniques and practices for efficient and cost effective management of resources.
  • Environmentally responsible and resource-efficient public utilities maintenance techniques.

Skill in:

  • Managing W/WW treatment operations, and interpreting and applying technical standards and procedures, Federal and state rules and regulations, and City policies and procedures.
  • Analyzing process control and operating problems, evaluating alternatives, and recommending methods, procedures and techniques for resolution of issues.
  • Using initiative and independent judgment within established procedural guidelines.
  • Managing staff, delegating tasks and authority, and coaching to improve staff performance.
  • Making operating adjustments to W/WW equipment and components.
  • Interpreting technical instructions and analyzing complex variables.
  • Promoting and enforcing safe work practices.
  • Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with co-workers.
  • Assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects and demands.
  • Operating a personal computer utilizing standard and specialized software.
  • Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.

Licenses and Certificates

  • A valid Arizona State Driver's License is required. Water Treatment or Waste Water Treatment Plant Operator's Grade 4 certification from the Arizona
  • Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) is required. ADEQ certifications in both W/WW functions are preferred; additional technical training and certifications may be required.

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