The Water Superintendent is responsible for the management of the City-owned water utility. The Superintendent plans, organizes, supervises and directs the activities of the Water Division; and to perform related work as required. This position may represent the City on various boards and commissions dealing with water issues.
Directs the pumping, storage and transmission of the City water supply; directs the maintenance of the water system and facilities; supervises and inspects the maintenance and repair of pumping equipment, water treatment and water storage system equipment; plans, lays out and assigns work to supervisors, and other employees; supervises the pulling and installation of deep well pumps and the installation and repair of booster pumps; supervises the maintenance and accuracy of the water network system; requisitions materials and equipment for various jobs; prepares budget estimates and supervises expenditures from approved budget; prepares and presents staff reports to the City Council, boards and commissions; prepares reports of departmental operations and costs of jobs and projects; supervises departmental inventory; represents the City with contractors concerning new construction; reviews water maps for accuracy; determines water meter sizes and water uses; prepares necessary applications for permits with various governmental agencies; ensures compliance with regulatory requirements; supervises the installation of fire lines; appoints division personnel; identifies and provides necessary training for division personnel; investigates complaints and effects their solution; and performs related work as required.
Education/Experience: Bachelors degree in a technical field related to water treatment, such as engineering or Natural Science AND five (5) years responsible experience in water utility operations, including at least three (3) years in a management or supervisory capacity. Qualifying experience may be substituted for up to two years of college coursework on a two for one basis.
License Required: Possession of a valid and appropriate California Driver's License. Possession of a valid and appropriate California Water Treatment Plant Operator certification or reciprocal certification. Possession of a Grade IV or V are highly desirable.
Knowledge of: Methods, techniques and problems of water treatment, pumping, storing and distribution; maintenance and repair of pumps, motor, reservoirs and pipe line systems; basic math; computer modeling; recordkeeping; principles of management, supervision and training; and appropriate safety precautions and procedures.
Ability to: Plan, coordinate, lay out and direct the work of others; communicate effectively orally and in writing; prepare estimates and budgets of work projects for division activities; maintain records; operate a vehicle observing legal and defensive driving practices; understand and carry out oral and written instructions; establish and maintain effective relationships with those contacted in the course of work; and respond effectively to emergency situations.