Water Distribution Supervisor Job Description

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CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS

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

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

A.    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Plans and directs daily work of Water Distribution Personnel.

Investigates customer and contractor inquiries.

Supervises Water Distribution Foremen and other key personnel in the repair, maintenance and upgrading of the water distribution system.

Gives technical direction in the installation, upgrading and testing of commercial water meters and backflow prevention device assemblies.

Coordinates water distribution field work with other City departments and agencies.

Organizes and updates department maintenance and safety records and programs.

Maintains departments personnel time sheets, equipment records, material records, and necessary cost reports.

Assists Water/Sewer Operations Superintendent in preparing and administering Water Distribution Department budget.

Interacts with contractors and developers on the installation and inspection of proposed water distribution systems or such systems that are under construction.

Responsible for inspection and subsequent reporting of all deficiencies found on new construction "as-built" plans.

REQUIREMENTS

A.    TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

Position requires a High School diploma or G.E.D. A minimum five (5) years experience is required in the construction maintenance, repair and operations of Utility Systems with at least three (3) of those years in a responsible progressive role.  Must possess a Level 2 Water Distribution System Operators License as issued by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection with the ability to gain a Level 1 License within 1 year from date of hire. Position requires a valid State of Florida Drivers license.

B.    KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS

Knowledge and ability to operate a computer and associated programs including Word, Excel, GIS Mapping System and Work Order programs.

Knowledge of and skill in methods, materials and techniques used in the construction, repair and maintenance of Water Distribution systems.

Knowledge of the City's water distribution system, including commercial meter assemblies and other utility water interconnects.

Knowledge and skill in modern management methods and practices.

Knowledge and ability to implement occupational safety hazard rules and safety procedures as they relate to water distribution systems.

Knowledge of commercial meters and backflow assemblies and ability to interpret test reports generated by system personnel.

Ability and skill to work from and to interpret plans, blueprints and maps.

Ability and skill to supervise and direct the activities of subordinates.

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

Ability to follow oral and written instructions.

Ability and skill to generate and communicate through written reports and memos.

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 the locations of water mains, services, valves and fire hydrants.

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

Ability to identify and comprehend colors as they relate to traffic and/or road signs, safety equipment, utility markings, 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.  

Ability to 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.

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 in a legible and understandable manner.

Ability to type on computer key board 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.

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

Ability and willingness to enter confined spaces such as meter vaults and excavated holes/ditches which may continue for extended periods.

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 directions and constructive criticism from departmental management.

Ability to walk distances up to one mile while inspecting new water distribution systems or during locates.






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: 10/01/16