Are you a dedicated professional that puts customers first, thrives in a demanding environment, and displays solid teamwork? Are you interested in being part of an energetic organization that strives to deliver timely, reliable and consistent service using the latest technology--and have fun while you're doing it?
Come work for a department that develops, trains, and promotes their employees. Join the team at Planning and Public Works, and help us build a livable Pierce County for people to Live, Work, and Play.
Our staff is committed to building better, safer communities and enhancing the quality of life in Pierce County. Use your knowledge and experience with Wastewater Operations to make a difference for our residents.
Our next successful team member can look forward to...
Responsible for Wastewater Treatment, Biosolids Fertilization Manufacturing, and reclaimed water facilities, to include being legally responsible under Washington Administrative Code for operation of the Wastewater Treatment Facility in compliance with State National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit and Industrial Pretreatment Program.
Evaluate wastewater process trends and discuss findings with subordinate supervisors; set process control parameters to ensure treatment of effluent meets N.P.D.E.S permit requirements based on a determined level of service.
Conduct short and medium range planning to deal with budget requirements and expenditures requiring technical knowledge and forecasting techniques based on regulatory developments, environmental issues, trends and current/future methods of treating wastewater.
Work with subordinate supervisors to develop monitoring tools and procedures to ensure the effective evaluation and use of power, chemicals, time and materials in the treatment process.
Manage the development and implementation of plans of staff work schedules to ensure appropriate shift coverage and the optimal usage of labor resources.
Work with other managers to evaluate the wastewater treatment plant safety training program, plant Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's), and equipment maintenance procedures to ensure compliance with applicable regulations and safety, and efficient plant operations.
Work with and direct the Operations, Laboratory, Supervisors and staff to coordinate operations, maintenance, and monitoring needs and services for efficient plant operations.
Direct the Laboratory Supervisor in the development and implementation of industrial pretreatment criteria necessary to promote effective treatment plant operations.
Our next successful team member should possess the following...
Wastewater treatment processes and plant operations.
Management principles and practices of public and business administration necessary to develop and control budget expenditures and work of human resources.
Current scientific and technical literature, trends and developments in the field of wastewater treatment.
Piping systems, pumping schemes, chemical handling systems, digester mixing.
Computer applications necessary to fulfill job functions.
Use of independent judgment and effective decision-making in the application of a wide variety of laws, policies and procedures and in effective problem-solving.
Assist in determining short range and immediate needs for plant expansion, construction and maintenance.
Direct the quick and proper corrective action to subordinates on maintenance, treatment control and construction matters.
Understand and follow written and verbal instructions.
Work effectively and productively with others.
Communicate effectively verbally and in writing to audiences of various social, cultural, ethnic, educational and economic backgrounds.
Our next successful team member will have...
Bachelor's degree in Environmental Sciences, Biology Management or a related discipline
And eight (8) years' experience in Wastewater Treatment plants,
Five (5) of which must be in a supervisory position of a Secondary Wastewater Treatment Plant. OR any equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
Planning and Public Works strives to support a livable Pierce County. Planning and Public works infrastructure, facilities and services protect the environment, improve public health and safety, contribute to economic vitality, and enhance the quality of life in our community. Pierce County Planning and Public Works is responsible for the maintenance, operation, preservation and improvement of ...1550 miles of county roads with 145 bridges, a regional sewer system with 100 pump stations and over 700 miles of pipe, a regional stormwater system with 67 miles of levees and over 500 ponds, solid waste facilities, ferries, and airports.