2020-10-04 2020-11-07

Water Treatment Plant Superintendent

City of Benicia
  • Organization Type: Municipality / Public Works
  • Location: Benicia, California
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Job ID: 61972
  • Organization Website
  • Organization Type: Municipality / Public Works
  • Location: Benicia, California
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Job ID: 61972
  • Organization Website

The City of Benicia, Public Works Department is currently recruiting for an outstanding career opportunity for an experienced and accomplished Water Treatment Plant Superintendent. We are seeking a proactive problem-solver who can prioritize and respond to dynamic situations with little direction or oversight.

Acting as the Chief Water Operator of Record, the ideal candidate must have a T4 or T5 Water Treatment Plant Operator Certificate and should have a deep understanding of Title 22 of the California Code of Regulations. While protecting public health, the successful candidate will be a strong, highly credible, unifying leader with demonstrated abilities in facilitating and implementing a clear vision; demonstrate a collaborative and inclusive leadership style fostering teamwork and developing strong, meaningful relationships at all levels; and have the ability to inspire, motivate and empower staff to continue striving toward high performance and excellence. The ideal candidate can explain complex operational issues to the public in understandable terms and will easily work with other departments and divisions within the City. Ideal candidates will have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to develop, implement, and review budgets.

The Water Treatment Plant Superintendent’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Directs and participates in the operation and maintenance of the Water Treatment Plant and related facilities.

  • Supervises and conducts water sample collections, laboratory testing, recording, and reporting of required Water Treatment Plant reports to Federal, State, County, and local agencies; ensures compliance of all Water Treatment Plant operations and programs with governmental standards and regulations.

  • Monitors and insures the proper daily intake of all City water resources.

  • Purchases and monitors use of equipment, supplies, and materials needed for the operation of the Water Treatment facility.

  • Assists in the long-range planning, development, and operational organization of the Water Treatment Plant system.

  • Supervises safety training and enforces safety regulations.

  • Participates in chlorine cylinder changeout, as necessary.

  • Plans, organizes, supervises, trains, and evaluates Water Treatment Plant personnel engaged in the operation, inspection, and maintenance of plant facilities.

  • Develops and implements procedures for record keeping, data collection, operations logs, and submission of reports to appropriate governmental authorities.

  • Assists in the Water Treatment Plant's budget preparation and administration.

  • Analyzes and evaluates operations and maintenance procedures; and initiates and recommends improvements.

The base salary range for this position is $110,235 - $133,992 annually. In addition to the base salary, the City contributes into deferred compensation and pays a portion of the employee’s PERS member rate, bringing the total compensation to $115,939 - $146,640 annually. The City also offers a comprehensive and competitive benefit package, including:

Retirement: “Classic” members of CalPERS participate in a formula of 2% at 60 and pay 4% of the employee share of 7%. New members to CalPERS are subject to PEPRA, which includes a formula of 2% at 62, with employee paying one-half of the normal cost contribution. For both plans, average salary of three years is used for final compensation calculation, as well as credit for unused sick leave.

Retiree Health Savings Account: Annual sick leave cash out/deposit into Vantage Care Retiree Savings Account.

Any combination equivalent to experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way to acquire the knowledge and abilities would be:

Equivalent to completion of a 12th grade education.

Two years of college level education with courses in water, wastewater, or related field is highly desirable.

Four years of increasingly responsible experience in the operation and maintenance of a Water Treatment Plant, including at least two years performing in a supervisory capacity.

Possession of a minimum Grade IV Water Treatment Plant Operator Certificate with the State of California.

Must possess and maintain an appropriate valid California Driver License issued by the State Department of Motor Vehicles.

This recruitment will remain open until filled. The City of Benicia will accept applications until a qualified candidate is selected. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply electronically as soon as possible at:


For additional information, please contact: Charlene Harris at (916) 524-7902.

When applying, mention you saw this opening listed at WaterDistrictJobs.com.