This is advanced professional, supervisory, and administrative work in the direction and operation of the municipal potable water treatment and wastewater treatment facilities, water meter maintenance and data collection, potable water distribution system, wastewater collection system, stormwater collection system, hydroelectric generation plant, and all related facilities.
Work involves responsibility for planning, organizing, and directing through subordinate supervisors, the safe and efficient operation and maintenance of the City's Utilities Division, which includes the potable water treatment and wastewater treatment facilities, potable water distribution system, water meter maintenance and data collection, wastewater collection system, stormwater collection system, and hydroelectric generation plant. Work is performed with considerable independence under the general direction of the Public Works Director and in accordance with City, state and federal policies, rules, and regulations applicable to specific areas of program activity. Supervision is exercised, through subordinate supervisors, over technical, skilled, and semi-skilled personnel. Work is reviewed through reports and conferences for overall program effectiveness and for compliance with standards of other governmental agencies.
Graduation from a four year college with courses in environmental science, engineering, and chemistry; considerable experience in water production and sanitary treatment systems including supervisory experience; or any equivalent combination of experience and training that provides the following knowledge, abilities, and skills:
Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices involved in the operations and maintenance of water production and distribution equipment and facilities.
Thorough knowledge of the required standards of water treatment as specified by City policy and federal and state regulation.
Thorough knowledge of the required standards of wastewater treatment as specified by City policy and federal and state regulations.
Ability to plan, organize, direct, and evaluate division personnel programs and activities.
Ability to stay abreast of modern water and wastewater techniques and standards through current literature and seminars.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City officials, employees, contractors, and officials of other governmental agencies. Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.