The Superintendent is responsible for the overall 24/7 operation and maintenance of the City’s advanced activated sludge 7.5 MGD wastewater treatment plant. The Superintendent performs all necessary planning, organization, direction and coordination required for the effective, efficient and compliant operation of the plant.Under the general supervision of the Public Works Director, this position is responsible for directly and indirectly supervising employees at the City’s wastewater treatment plant including operations staff, laboratory and pretreatment staff.SALARY RANGE: $54,084 – $81,127Background check, pre-employment physical and drug screen required. EOE
CRITICAL FUNCTIONS:1. Supervises, coordinates and schedules the work of employees of the City’s wastewater treatment plant. Monitors the operation of the wastewater laboratory and pretreatment program.2. Completes performance evaluations, recommends and implements disciplinary action and makes recommendations regarding staff hiring decisions.3. Develops and executes solutions to difficult operational, technical and public relations issues.4. Coordinates with the Laboratory Supervisor in the development and maintenance of proper laboratory procedures, tests and quality control/quality assurance programs to ensure data is developed and reported for regulatory compliance, plant operations and special studies to insure data is provided for regulatory reporting as well as scheduling of any special analysis requirements.5. Maintains effective plant safety program and carries out safety procedures in effect.6. Writes comprehensive reports on plant operations, productivity improvements, and other topics necessary to provide information required by local, state or federal agencies and management. Coordinates necessary written and verbal reports as well as a variety of correspondence including the use of electronic data submission for compliance reporting.7. Evaluates and recommends materials, supplies, equipment, and contractual services as needed.8. Reads, interprets and analyzes a variety of data and information including technical material.9. Responsible for the development and implementation of policies and standard operating procedures related to the wastewater treatment plant.10. Ensures State and EPA permit compliance and coordinates with management on any legal responses to enforcement actions.11. Oversees budget development and utilization of approved budget of wastewater treatment plant.OTHER FUNCTIONS:1. Attends seminars, conference, workshops and other training for professional development.2. Utilizes necessary computer applications such as databases, spreadsheets, word processing and specific software applications related to wastewater treatment.3. Trains, motivates and sets standards for employees in all workgroups to maximize performance.4. Advises on future plant improvements deemed necessary to ensure efficient operations. Reviews reports, plans and specifications for modifications or expansion of plant for operability and technical soundness.5. Represents the City in dealing with the public and governmental agencies on issues related to the operation of the wastewater treatment plants. Coordinates and confers with other City staff, other governmental units, outside agencies, citizens, vendors on matters of joint concern.
1. Must be able to make inspections of all areas of a wastewater treatment plant which involves travel across rough, uneven or rocky surfaces, climbing ladders and stairs, bending, squatting, kneeling and reaching to both ground level and overhead; lifts, carries, pushes and pulls up to 25 pounds and be able to hold and grips objects.2. Be able to function in both indoor and outdoor working environment with exposure to extreme weather conditions; subject to chemical hazards associated with wastewater treatment plant.
1. Candidate must possess a NC Grade IV Wastewater Operator’s license and must maintain this certification throughout appointment. Candidates with an out-of-state wastewater license equivalent to the NC Grade IV are acceptable provided that the candidate acquires the NC license within one-year of hire.2. Must have at least an Associate’s Degree in civil engineering, environmental engineering, sanitary engineering, or related science3. Must have at least five years of experience in the operation of a wastewater treatment plant with at least three of those years in a responsible supervisory position at a Chief Operator or Superintendent level.4. Candidate must possess a Class C NC Driver’s license.5. Background check, pre-employment physical and drug screen required. EOE
1. Land Application Certificate (required within one year), Physical, Laboratory and Pre-treatment Certification.2. Bachelor’s degree or higher in environmental or science program.3. Strong track record of applied knowledge of materials, methods, practices and equipment used in the operation and maintenance practices of a modern computerized wastewater treatment system.4. Experience with administrative and modern computerized office management techniques including report writing, budgeting, personnel management and the understanding and application of all rules and regulations governing the treatment and discharge of wastewater under State and EPA regulations; principles and practices of civil or sanitary engineering.