CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS
Under the administrative direction of the Utilities Director, performs technical, administrative, and supervisory work in directing the activities of the City's wastewater treatment facilities. Work involves ensuring adequate wastewater treatment and the efficient operation of the various treatment facilities. Work includes providing technical supervision and guidance to subordinates. Work is performed with considerable latitude and independence in decision making within established policies. Work is reviewed through observation, conferences, reports, and results obtained. Performs other work as required.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
A. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Directs the operations of wastewater treatment plants.
Supervises and coordinates the activities of subordinates.
Develops methods, policies, and procedures to ensure efficient plant operations.
Establishes plant priorities and schedules projects; works with staff or consulting engineers on the design of new wastewater treatment plants or modification of existing plant facilities; reviews construction activities.
Analyzes and evaluates all daily operating and laboratory reports; prepares and submits various operational and other reports to supervisors and regulatory agencies.
Investigates the use of new materials and methods of operation to accomplish treatment more efficiently and economically; recommends improvements.
Coordinates activities with Federal, State, and local governments.
Responsible for the planning and formulation of Division operating and capital improvement budget. Controls expenditures of budgeted funds.
Conducts facility tours for visitors, consulting engineers and State and Federal Regulatory agencies.
A. TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
Possession of a 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 wastewater treatment facility, including three years in a supervisory capacity; possession of a Class "A" Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Certificate issued by the State of Florida, or an equivalent combination of training, education and experience. Must possess a valid State of Florida driver's license.
B. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Extensive knowledge of wastewater treatment process control procedures.
Considerable knowledge of modern laboratory techniques and procedures as related to wastewater treatment and analysis.
Considerable knowledge of maintenance techniques and procedures as related to equipment and processes of a wastewter treatment facility.
Considerable knowledge of regulatory compliance testing and laboratory analysis procedures.
A working knowledge of occupational hazards and appropriate safety procedures.
A working knowledge of supervisory principles and practices.
Considerable knowledge of Federal, State and local laws, rules and regulations as they pertain to the operation and management of wastewater facilities.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with management, co-workers, and the general public.
Knowledge of engineering principles and practices as applied to the wastewater treatment field.
Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing.
Ability and willingness to respond to emergency situations as identified by City staff.
Ability to establish short, medium and long term Division goals and objectives which are compatible with governmental rules and regulations.
Ability to work regularly scheduled hours.
C. PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS
Ability to work and operate vehicle, i.e. pickup, van, etc., at night and during inclement weather conditions.
Ability to hear, speak and understand conversations in English in a normal tone of voice, both in person and by telephone.
Ability to use senses including sight, smell, hearing and touch in the evaluation and troubleshooting of malfunctioning equipment. Binocular vision required for depth perception.
Ability to see and read prints, letters, numbers, words, characters and symbols which are both large and small.
Ability to correctly identify colors and hues, tints, and shades of colors by sight.
Ability to walk or stand for periods of up to one (1) hour.
Ability to sit for periods up to three (3) hours.
Ability to print and draw letters, numbers, words, characters, diagrams and symbols. Must be legible and understood by others.
Ability to move from a standing or sitting position to a bending, kneeling or squatting position and vice versa periodically.
Ability to learn complex tasks and remember how to complete tasks without assistance once trained.
Ability to verbally communicate in person and by telephone.
Ability to walk over uneven terrain, climb up and down stairs and/or ladders.
Able to work in hot, humid, wet, cold, dusty, dirty, noisy and/or odorous environments.
Able to work 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 - 10/1/97