Knowledge of: Principles and practices of modern wastewater collection system, wastewater and recycled water treatment facilities and processes including advanced treatment systems. Principles and practices of leadership, motivation, team building and conflict resolution. Pertinent local, State and Federal rules, regulations and laws. Modern office procedures and computer equipment. Laboratory procedures including QA/QC and ELAP requirements. Principles and practices of organizational analysis and management. Budgeting procedures and techniques. Principles and practices of supervision, training and personnel management.
Skill/Ability to: Organize and direct the Wastewater/Recycled Water operations including wastewater collection systems, wastewater treatment, recycled water, and laboratory functions. Read and interpret construction drawings and specifications. Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals. Gain cooperation through discussion and persuasion. Interpret and apply local, State Federal, District and department laws, regulations, policies, procedures, and rules. Supervise, train and evaluate personnel. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. On a continuous basis, analyze budget and technical reports; interpret and evaluate staff reports; know laws, regulations and codes; observe performance and evaluate staff; problem solve department related issues; remember various personnel rules; and explain and interpret policy. On a continuous basis, sit at desk and in meetings for long periods of time; intermittently twist to reach equipment surrounding desk; perform simple grasping and fine manipulation; use telephone; write or use keyboard to communicate through written means; and lift or carry weight of 10 pounds or less.
Experience and Education: Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:
Experience: Five years of increasingly responsible experience in the operations and maintenance of a variety of types and sizes of wastewater treatment plants, wastewater collection systems, and recycled water distribution systems; including three years of supervisory responsibility; and/or,
Five years of increasingly responsible experience in the design/engineering and the management of complex projects related to a variety of types and sizes of wastewater treatment plants, wastewater collection systems, and recycled water distribution systems; including three years of supervisory responsibility.
Education: Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in business or public administration, engineering or a related field.
License and Certificate: Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California driver’s license at the time of appointment. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to physical disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Possession of a Wastewater Operators Grade V Certificate issued by the California State Water Resources Control Board, and/or possession of a current certificate of registration as a Professional Civil, Mechanical, or Chemical Engineer in California along with a Wastewater Operators Grade III with the ability to obtain a Wastewater Operators Grade V Certificate issued by the California State Water Resources Control Board within two years of appointment as a condition of continued employment.