CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS
Under the general direction of the Superintendent, performs skilled supervisory and technical work in all aspects of the operation and maintenance of water reclamation facilities. Assists in Division administrative duties and serves as Superintendent as directed by the Department Head.
Incumbent is expected to exercise sound judgment and initiative in resolving complex problems. Work is reviewed through records, conferences and observation of results obtained. Performs other work as required.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
A. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Evaluates, prioritizes, assigns and accomplishes tasks in a manner consistent with the Division’s goals and objectives.
Responsible for maintaining accurate records and logs of the facility operation and maintenance. Responsible for the preparation of City, State and Federal reports. Prepares correspondence with regulatory agencies as necessary.
Responsible for the operation and maintenance of equipment to maximize treatment process train efficiency while preserving end product quality.
Responsible for the compliance, monitoring and disposal of end products of the facilities, including reclaimed water, domestic biosolids and secondary effluent.
Assists in the development and implementation of the City’s Reclaimed Water Systems.
Coordinates inter-disciplinary tasks as necessary with other Departments and Divisions within the City.
Actively participates in the planning and formulation of Division operational, capital outlay and capital improvement budgets.
Coordinates the replacement of all rolling stock through the Fleet Management Division.
Assists in the procurement and evaluation of professional services to ensure efficient and effective facility performance.
Responsible for establishing uniform safety practices and procedures in the Division. Assures staff compliance.
A. TRAINING AND EDUCATION
Possession of high school diploma or G.E.D., preferably supplemented by college level coursework in mathematics, engineering or the sciences; six years experience in the operation and maintenance of a water reclamation facility, including three years in a supervisory capacity; possession of a Class "A" Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Certificate issued by the State of Florida. Must possess and maintain a valid State of Florida Driver's license. Applicants who possess a valid out of state driver’s license must obtain the Florida within 10 days of employment.
B. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Extensive knowledge of wastewater treatment process control practices and procedures, including the ability to direct extensive electro-mechanical and process trouble-shooting.
Knowledge of modern laboratory techniques and procedures as related to wastewater treatment and end product analysis.
Responsible for maintaining the Division’s process control and compliance tracking software.
Responsible for maintaining, compiling and submitting the Division’s Electronic Discharge Monitoring Reports.
Extensive knowledge of safety risks and concerns associated with the wastewater industry and ability to mitigate these risks through training, directions and issuing proper personal protective gear.
Knowledge of modern management principles and practices.
Extensive knowledge of the operation and maintenance of wastewater processing equipment, including preventative maintenance theory and practices.
Skill in the use of a personal computer and various application programs, including the ability to install and extract information and generation of reports.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, supervisors, other Divisions and the general public.
Ability to effectively communicate, both orally and in writing.
Ability and willingness to respond to emergency situations as identified by City staff.
Ability to evaluate, prioritize, assign and accomplish tasks in a manner consistent with Division goals and objectives.
C. PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS
Ability to operate motor vehicles (i.e., pick-up trucks, vans, etc).
Ability to hear, speak and understand conversation in English in a normal tone of voice.
Ability to use senses, including sight, smell, hearing and touch as aids in the evaluation and troubleshooting of malfunctioning processes and/or equipment.
Ability to see and read letters, numbers, words, characters or symbols which are both large and small.
Ability to correctly identify colors, tints, hues and shades of colors by sight.
Ability to walk, stand or sit for periods of up to one (1) hour.
Ability to print and draw letters, numbers, words, characters and symbols which are legible and understood by others.
Ability to move from a standing or sitting position to a bending, kneeling or squatting position or
Ability to learn complex tasks and remember how to complete tasks without assistance once trained.
Ability to traverse uneven terrain, up and down stairs and/or ladders.
Ability to work in undesirable conditions including dust, dirt, fumes, odors, noise, wetness, humidity, chemicals, welding flash, hot and cold.
Ability and willingness to enter and work in confined spaces as necessary when provided adequate safety devices.
Ability to work with and around various hazardous chemicals and materials
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 - 02/2012