Wastewater Collection Supervisor Job Description

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CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS

Under the general supervision of the Water & Sewer Operations Superintendent, performs supervisory work in planning, coordinating and directing the construction, repair, and maintenance of the wastewater collection system. Work involves some independence within established policies, procedures, and guidelines. Work assignments are received verbally and/or through work written memos. Work is reviewed through observation, progress, inspection or conference, and through results obtained. Performs other work as required.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

A.    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Directs training of new personnel, establishes work priorities, and assigns work schedules.

Directs and continually updates department’s safety program.

Supervises personnel through work orders and visits to work sites. Reviews work of personnel for proper performance.

Coordinates and works with other divisions and departments as necessary to ensure proper operation of the wastewater collection system.

Inventories and orders materials as needed for routine maintenance and specific jobs.

Maintains and operates an effective preventative maintenance program.

Keeps pertinent records and information on individual service areas and entire system in general.

Organizes and maintains an effective work order system.

Assists in development and monitors the expenditures of Operating and Capital Improvement budgets.

Plans and directs the construction, repair, and maintenance of the wastewater collection system including gravity mains, force mains, manholes and lift stations.

Investigates customer complaints.

Supervises the cleaning, televising and analyzing of wastewater collection system.

Coordinates the field work of the wastewater collection unit with other City departments and agencies.

REQUIREMENTS

A.    TRAINING AND EDUCATION

Position requires minimum ten (10) years experience in the repair, maintenance and construction of wastewater collection systems with at least four of those years in a progressively responsible supervisory position. Position also requires a High School diploma or G.E.D. and technical wastewater utilities training. A Class "A" Wastewater Collection Technician certificate is preferred. In addition a valid State Florida Drivers license is required.

B.    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Working knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions that relate to lift stations and wastewater collection systems.

Knowledge of required departmental functions.

Knowledge and skill to effectively implement the repair, maintenance and construction of wastewater collection gravity mains, force mains, lift stations, etc.

Ability to effectively communicate oral and written instructions and to effectively maintain and generate accurate records and reports.

Ability to courteously and effectively communicate with the public.

Ability and skill to effectively implement and schedule preventative maintenance programs, to collect and correlate information and maintain detailed records on equipment and materials.

Ability to coordinate different trades in the construction of sewage collection systems and to supervise the renovation of existing systems while maintaining continuous operation.

Ability to perform short and long-term planning.

Ability and skill to coordinate work schedules through daily computer reports.

Knowledge of computer generated daily report and skill to program station configuration on computer. Strong understanding of basic computer operation as they apply to the City's use of Data Flow Tac II system.

Knowledge and ability to assess the need of and to implement trenchless technology procedures as they relate to gravity wastewater collection systems.

Ability to interpret plans, blueprints, and maps.

Ability to supervise and direct the activities of subordinates.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the general public.

Ability to follow oral and written instructions.

C.    PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

Ability to read and comprehend work orders, equipment/tool manuals, safety manuals, computer screen, computer print outs, and other printed and/or written material as it relates to the job.

Ability to understand and comprehend area maps as they relate to lift stations, sewer mains, and wastewater treatment facilities. Also understand and comprehend pump and/or motor diagrams.

Ability to understand and comprehend basic math as it relates to volumes, flows, capacity, pumping rates, etc.

Ability to identify and comprehend colors as they relate to traffic and/or road signs, safety equipment, utility markings, electrical wiring, pump diagrams, and other utility related materials.

Ability to hear and understand instructions and directions given in the English language and spoken in a normal tone of voice with someone face-to-face and over two-way radio. Hear verbal warnings and basic instructions given by co-workers while working in noisy environments, confined spaces or in the immediate vicinity of heavy equipment, and/or lift station pumps/motors that are in operations.

Ability to verbally communicate with co-workers and others in the English language face-to-face and over two-way radio.

Ability to write up work orders, warehouse material requisitions, vehicle service forms, and technical memos that relate to job task and/or problems in a legible and understandable manner.

Ability to type instructions on computer keyboard and use touch-tone telephone dialing keys in an efficient manner.

Ability to, at times, work while bending, kneeling, stooping, standing, sitting, and/or stretching. May be required to move laterally in the any of the above mentioned positions or stand on ladder and/or scaffold.

Ability to walk over and around cluttered work areas and uneven surfaces. Climb up and down ladders and/or steps and stand on ladders and scaffolding. Work while standing on uneven and/or wet surfaces.

Ability to enter confined spaces such as a small above ground lift station structures, underground or "can" type lift stations, lift station wet wells, lift station valve vaults, sewer manholes and excavated holes/ditches. At times such work may continue for extended periods.

Ability and willingness to enter confined spaces that have toxic atmospheres while wearing life line connected safety harness and/or self contained breathing apparatus.

Ability to work in and around raw sewage while wearing protective gear.

Ability to work during night and/or early morning hours or for extended periods when required.

Ability to work for extended periods in all weather conditions.

Ability to maintain a professional attitude while working in close proximity with others in confined spaces and/or under situations of duress.

Ability to communicate in a professional manner with the general public, contractors, engineers, developers, and regulatory officials.
    
Ability to issue verbal and written directives and constructive criticism to subordinates.

Ability to receive constructive criticism from Division supervision.





THIS JOB DESCRIPTION IS NOT INTENDED TO BE AND SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED AS AN ALL INCLUSIVE LIST OF ALL THE RESPONSIBILITIES, SKILLS OR WORKING CONDITIONS ASSOCIATED WITH THE POSITION. WHILE IT IS INTENDED TO ACCURATELY REFLECT THE POSITION ACTIVITIES AND REQUIREMENTS, MANAGEMENT RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MODIFY, ADD OR REMOVE DUTIES AND ASSIGN OTHER DUTIES AS NECESSARY. THIS JOB DESCRIPTION DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A WRITTEN OR IMPLIED CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT.

Revision Date - 3/14/01