Position Closes: Thursday, August 10, 2017, 11:59 pm
The City of Chandler has an exceptional opportunity for a Wastewater Facilities Superintendent to work in a well-established and well-managed municipality within the Municipal Utilities Department. The Municipal Utilities Department is responsible for the operation and maintenance of City’s water, wastewater and reclaimed water infrastructure. The City of Chandler is one of Arizona’s first master-planned cities; it is located in the southeast part of the Phoenix metro area and has a current population of approximately 246,000, its population is estimated to be 285,000 at its planned build-out. This position is regular full-time position working Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Classification Summary: The primary function of an employee in this class is to supervise the day-to-day operations of a wastewater treatment facility including the employees, treatment plant, and equipment. Work involves overseeing the monitoring, operation, and adjusting of equipment in the wastewater facility. This position is responsible for managing staff, developing and monitoring division budget, and scheduling maintenance. An employee in this classification has knowledge of the most complex and highly technical activities of the work unit.
Essential Functions (list not exhaustive): • Supervises the operations of a City’s wastewater facility; • Oversees the scheduling and prioritizing of work assignments; monitors status of work in progress and inspects completed work; coordinates projects and work activities with other divisions, departments, contractors, and utility companies; confers with assigned staff, assists with complex/problem situations, and provides technical expertise; oversees, coordinates and conducts training activities; • Supervises and evaluates assigned staff, addresses employee concerns and problems, counsels, disciplines and completes performance appraisals; conducts interviews and makes hiring recommendations; • Reviews and inspects the work of assigned staff to assure the work quality, and timely completion of assigned duties and responsibilities; • Instructs staff in work techniques and the proper use and maintenance of all equipment; • Responds to and supervises emergency situations; • Inspects the facility regularly to monitor operations and identify potential operational and maintenance problems; • Operator of record with various regulatory agencies to ensure water quality compliance regarding the wastewater treatment plant; • Ensures work is in compliance with federal, state, and City water quality and safety standards; • Maintains operating records, work orders, and periodic maintenance schedules and prepares reports for the manager; • Assists in formulating and implementing operational and procedural objectives and training programs for the wastewater facility; • Oversees the monitoring of gauges, meters, control panels, pumps, motors, SCADA system, and computers to detect and correct system variations in operating conditions and to ensure treated water meets City, County, and State quality standards; • Responds to inquiries, complaints, and suggestions from the public and contractors regarding water reclamation; conducts plant tours; • Prepares and administers outside contracts for the required operations of the City’s wastewater systems; provides input into selection criteria for consultants and contractors conducting systems construction, maintenance and repair projects; reviews and develops requests for proposals (RFPs) and requests for bids; recommends selection of consultants; oversees and coordinates work performed by contracted service providers; • Performs various administrative tasks; establishes operating procedures and standards; provides budgetary input including assisting in the development of project budgets and monitors expenditures; assists in writing bid specifications; reviews and approves purchase requisitions or expenditures of assigned staff; reviews time sheets and maintains attendance records; • Participates in studies of work progress records, equipment efficiency and wastewater treatment facilities and recommends improvements; • Prepares and implements short-range programs and operational plans and provides input into long-range operational and maintenance plans; • Oversees the inventory system, fixed assets inventory, and expenditures to ensure adherence to budget; • Oversees the general cleaning/maintenance tasks necessary to keep vehicles, equipment, and tools in operable condition, which may include inspecting equipment, checking fluid levels, replacing fluids, greasing equipment, replacing parts, washing/cleaning equipment, or cleaning shop/work areas; monitors equipment operations to maintain efficiency and safety; • Oversees and monitors work of contractors; inspects work to ensure quality and compliance with terms of contracts; reviews contractor price quotes; • Monitors work environment and the use of safety equipment to ensure the safety of employees and other individuals.
Work Environment: The primary duties of this class are performed in a public building environment and treatment plant environment that may include work outside in adverse weather conditions and exposure to power equipment and hazardous chemicals and atmosphere.
This position is a regular full-time position and is subject to a six (6) month probationary period. A register of qualified candidates will be active for four (4) months should another position become available.
The City of Chandler will conduct a pre-employment drug/alcohol test as a condition of employment; all offers are contingent upon negative test results. The City will also conduct a Universal background check.
The City of Chandler will conduct a pre-employment MVRRS (Motor Vehicle Record Request System) check as a condition of employment; all offers are contingent upon acceptable results.
The City of Chandler is committed to Equal Opportunity and Reasonable Accommodation.
Please apply online at www.chandleraz.gov/jobs by Thursday, August 10, 2017, 11:59 pm
• Bachelor’s Degree in Water or Wastewater Treatment, Public Health, Engineering or related field; and • Five (5) years’ experience wastewater treatment system operations experience including two (2) years supervisory experience; and • Arizona Grade IV Wastewater Treatment Operator Certification; and • Valid Arizona Driver’s License with an acceptable driving record; or • Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work.
The City of Chandler is a well-established and well-managed municipality within the Municipal Utilities Department. The Municipal Utilities Department is responsible for the operation and maintenance of City’s water, wastewater and reclaimed water infrastructure. The City of Chandler is one of Arizona’s first master-planned cities; it is located in the southeast part of the Phoenix metro area and ...has a current population of approximately 246,000, its population is estimated to be 285,000 at its planned build-out.