Orange Water and Sewer Authority (OWASA), a progressive water utility providing water, wastewater and reclaimed water services to the Towns of Chapel Hill, Carrboro and to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, seeks qualified candidates for the opportunity to lead and direct operations at the Water Treatment Plant located on Jones Ferry Road (Carrboro) which is a recipient of the partnership for Excellence in Water Treatment Award.
We are committed to delivering high quality drinking water to our customers. OWASA is a member of the Partnership for Safe Water, a water industry association which promotes excellence in drinking water treatment and distribution systems.
The ideal candidate is a self-motivated team player with the ability to lead others in solving problems and identifying efficiencies. Candidates should have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Interpersonal skills are a must as is the ability and willingness to lead and assist the team to fulfill the mission and goals of the organization while ensuring safe work practices are followed.
With a positive attitude, this supervisor is responsible for coaching and developing staff to ensure successful water treatment plant operations. This is accomplished by organizing and scheduling work; inspecting plant processes and making process control decisions to maintain regulatory compliance. Responsible for monitoring the computerized SCADA system, obtaining and testing water samples, providing plant tours, scheduling/receiving chemical deliveries, communicating with customers and serving as backup Operator in Responsible Charge. Other duties include participating in spill response team; providing input for developing budgets; utilizing computer programs for reports, letters, correspondence, spreadsheets, etc.
Candidates should have three to five years’ experience modeling leadership behaviors, coaching, mentoring and supervising in a Water Treatment Plant or similar environment with an Associate’s degree or equivalent. Position requires the ability to obtain a North Carolina Water Facility Operators Certification Grade A Surface, Water Pollutions Control System Operators Certification Grade 1 Physical/Chemical and a driver’s license issued by the State of North Carolina.
Successful candidate must meet and maintain requirements for a safety sensitive position (ability to wear a full-face respirator, pass HAZWOPER training, etc.) and must frequently exert 10-25 pounds and occasionally 20-50 pounds.
OWASA is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to continuous improvement, sustainability, creativity, diversity and inclusion.
Salary range: $58,417 - $89,961
Closing date: June 20, 2018
To complete an application visit www.owasa.org