The Plant Superintendent is responsible for planning, organizing, coordinating and directing all of the activities and personnel involved in the operation of the treatment plant, collection system and Liquid Waste Acceptance Program. This will include maintaining the quality of effluent required by PVSC's New Jersey Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NJPDES) permit, coordinating and ensuring the organization’s compliance with its Title V Air Operating permit, Storm Water permit, Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) permit and Discharge Prevention, Containment and Countermeasure (DPCC) compliance plan, and reviewing and participating in all design and construction related improvements and/or changes to the collection system and/or plant infrastructure. In addition, the Plant Superintendent will establish the annual operating budget for the treatment plant, collection system, and Liquid Waste Acceptance Program.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge in the following areas is required: 1. The principles and processes involved in the treatment and disposal of wastewater; 2. Modern theories, principles and practices of environmental sanitation as they apply to wastewater conveyance, treatment and disposal; 3. Regulations dealing with all aspects of wastewater conveyance, treatment and disposal; including, but not limited to, surface water discharges, residuals disposal and air emissions. The Plant Superintendent must be able to plan, organize, develop and direct various activities dealing with wastewater conveyance, treatment and disposal, communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, and be able to prepare clear, sound, accurate and informative reports containing findings, conclusions and recommendations. In addition, the Plant Superintendent must have the ability to comprehend and analyze laws, rules and regulations relating to the conveyance, treatment and disposal of wastewater, have knowledge in the financing of capital projects, and be able to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with representatives of regulatory authorities and industrial, civic and other organizations interested in or involved with wastewater conveyance, treatment and disposal.
Education: A minimum of a Bachelor's degree is required, preferably in civil, environmental, sanitary or chemical engineering, environmental science, biology or chemistry. Master's degree in civil, environmental, sanitary or chemical engineering is preferred.
Experience: Minimum of fifteen (15) years of experience in the operation of a large, municipal activated sludge treatment plant, five (5) years of which shall have been in a responsible supervisory capacity.
License and Certifications: S4 Public Wastewater Treatment System License issued by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection is required. C4 Collection Systems License issued by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection is preferred.